Choke probe

A CITY WOMAN is convinced that someone put a ligature around her 18-month-old toddler’s neck and attempted to strangle him. Mariah Bobb-Blackman believes strongly that the disturbing incident occurred at the Salvation Army’s Wellington Street Day Nursery, which he attended. Bobb-Blackman, who lives in Spruce Street, discovered two marks... Read More


Request for medical weed

A LOCAL LAWYER says he has written the Ministry of Health seeking a licence to allow a pharmacist to “import, produce and supply” marijuana for medical purposes. Douglas Trotman, who has previously said he would request permission to grow marijuana for research purposes, confirmed to the SUNDAY SUN that he had written the letter on January... Read More


No strangling here, says Major

MAJOR JULIET EWART, who is in charge of the Salvation Army’s Wellington Street Corps, told the SUNDAY SUN yesterday that no one at their Wellington Street Nursery tried to strangle an infant on February 5. Ewart said that when the 18-month-old was picked up by his aunt that evening he was a “healthy and happy infant”. The child’s mother,... Read More


NHC in debt to tune of half-billion dollars

THE NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION (NHC) is over half a billion dollars in debt, a financial burden which has slowed the construction of some houses by the state agency. Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman said the situation had crippled the corporation, which had limited access to financial resources. Compounding these issues was... Read More


Report: Apple launching new products in March

APPLE INC IS ON TARGET to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for the... Read More


BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Cave Shepherd Card Services

ALISON BROWNE-ELLIS heads a team of 20 and is fully aware human resource relations can make or break an organisation. It is therefore no surprise that she fully supports Cave Shepherd Card Services’ participation in the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) programme. Ellis, who is director of the department, gave her endorsement when the 2016... Read More


Workers are key

BARBADIAN COMPANIES should be operating on the premise that employees are their backbone. And on this basis, they should be doing all they can to ensure they are providing the best work environment for their staff to thrive and the business to flourish. This was a central theme at the launch of this year’s edition of the biennial Barbados’... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Long stays – by the numbers

I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH to be invited to last week’s breakfast Press conference held by Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy and, trying to put partisan politics aside, in my humble opinion it was one of the best presented meetings of its kind that I have ever attended in Barbados. Apart from the many representatives of the media, several captains... Read More


Bid for CPL final

BARBADOS is among three countries bidding to host the final of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Seemingly invigorated by Indian business magnate Dr Vijay Mallya’s ownership of the Barbados Tridents’ franchise, CPL’s chief executive officer Damien O’Donohoe said the Barbados Government was vigorously pursuing the staging of the... Read More


TONY COZIER: Hope in Under-19s

THEIR teenaged team has brought a welcome, long overdue whiff of optimism to West Indies cricket. In advancing to today’s final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, they demonstrated a resilience that, for a multiplicity of reasons, has repeatedly been beyond their seniors. It will be severely tested in the showpiece climax by... Read More


No experience required

TWO ORDINARY MEN. One extraordinary challenge. Zero regrets. James Whittle and Tommy Caulfield will probably never row the Atlantic again, yet the treacherous 54-day, 3 000-mile journey is one they plan to remember as only joyous after the two marketing agents completed the once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Brits expressed the sentiment... Read More


‘Brath’ and Hope shine

BARBADOS PRIDE’S prolific opener and captain Kraigg Brathwaite gave another lesson yesterday in reaching landmarks and occupying the crease, while the elegant Shai Hope advertised his natural talent and class with an attractive knock of 98 not out. The 23-year-old Brathwaite fashioned his 15th first-class century in making 117 off 271 balls... Read More


ALBERT BRANDFORD: No political will on squatters

“Squatting is an activity embedded in the crevices of the development of English law and we have recognised the legal implications of this behaviour which starts out as a trespass on the land of another, but may ripen into a possessory title through long-time occupation of that other person’s land. It is therefore a two-edged sword fraught... Read More


TONI THORNE: Disgusting talk on Carnival murder

WEDNESDAY MORNING, I woke up in Trinidad to hear the news that a young woman, Asami Nagakiya, was found dead. Many thoughts suddenly ran through my head. “What if that was me?” “How will this affect Trinidad, especially Carnival?” My curiosity and concern for the victim transformed to anger when I heard the statements of the Mayor of Port... Read More


NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Lowe tries trashing critics

"And those persons who . . . believe that they can jump behind a Facebook page or behind Twitter . . . and cast these aspersions on the Government’s programme, come out from hiding, come out and show your face…” – Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe, speaking in Parliament last week, as reported in the NATION, February 10. 2016 ANYTIME... Read More


PETER WICKHAM: ‘Fat-shaming’ debate

RECENT COMMENTS by one member of the medical community regarding a proposed solution to the chronic problem of obesity have offended some among us. The issue, is obesity, has for some time been a proverbial elephant in the room, which is particularly fascinating because it contrasts a serious medical/financial problem, with delicate psychological,... Read More


Beauties from the East

The ladies of the China National Opera Dance & Drama Theatre not only stunned the sizeable audience at Frank Collymore Hall on Friday night with their beauty, but also with their precise yet delicate performances. The 2016 Fish & Dragon Festival Gala which opened to an audience of Barbadians and local and visiting Chinese, featured music... Read More


Weekend Buzz February 12, 2016

WHAT’S BUZZING THIS WEEKEND: Saxophonist Kelly Patrick performs at the Grapevine. Tribute to Bob Marley Concert. A look back at Love, Poetry and Song. Looking for somewhere to go? Check out What’s On. Read More


Streep adds to race war with comments

BERLIN – Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fuelled Hollywood’s diversity controversy on Thursday when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa. The three-time Oscar winner, who is in Berlin heading up her first international film jury, made the comment at a news conference when she was asked if she was... Read More


All ah we

BARBADIANS started their Crop Over celebrations early by taking part in Carnival in Trinidad yesterday and Monday. Living up to Barbados’ 2015 Party Monarch winner Peter Ram’s tune All Ah We, Bajans flew into Trinidad to take part in one of the biggest carnivals in the Caribbean. It was colours in Read More




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