Jeshua thanks Bajans for support

JESHUA FERDINAND, the young barbadian cricketer who was struck down with the paralysing Guillain–Barre syndrome, is due to fly home today to continue his recovery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In an interview with the DAILY NATION, the barbados High Commissioner to the UK, Guy Hewitt, who coordinated the mission’s effort to assist Jeshua,... Read More


Chadd Ifill: Not your little drummer boy

IF YOU SEE Chadd Ifill play the drums in the band 2 Mile Hill you will understand when he says he has too much energy. As he sits on his drum throne, the 26-year-old is dynamic in his style and seems to be lost in his own world. His sticks hit each piece of equipment in his set with so much force and pressure that it is no wonder they sometimes... Read More


Mottley: PM looking for excuses

OPPOSITION LEADER MIA MOTTLEY has responded to suggestions that the Barbados Labour Party is behind today’s protest march. She told NATION ONLINE Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was “looking for excuses”. “What he ought to be doing is leading the country instead of being adversarial and picking fights. Read More


Protest march underway

THE JOINT TRADE union-private sector march is currently underway in Bridgetown. Led by the Barbados Workers' Union, National Union of Public Workers, Barbados Union of the Teachers, Barbados Secondary Teachers' Union in conjunction with the Barbados Private Sector Association, protesters left Queen's Park to make their way through The City.... Read More


Enhanced shopping experience with Courts card

UNICOMER (BARBADOS) LTD. known to the public as Courts, has launched its Courts Store Card Summer Promotion. The Promotion is intended to create excitement among shoppers and give shoppers an enhanced shopping experience this Summer using the Courts Store Card. As an exclusive Courts Store Card holder you can now get easy credit at an... Read More


Call for probe into Amazon purchase of Whole Foods

WASHINGTON – The top Democrat on the United States House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has voiced concerns about Inc.’s $13.7 billion plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. and is pushing for a hearing to look into the deal’s impact on consumers. The deal announced in June marks the biggest acquisition for the world's... Read More


SBA: Clarify tax

WHILE THE MANUFACTURING industry is expected to pay the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), clarification is being sought on how it is to be calculated. President of the Small Business Association (SBA), Dean Straker, called on Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) to give a clear definition... Read More


Sandals Barbados live broadcasts reaching over 10 million US listeners

SPEAK UP BARBADOS, the USA is listening. Months before unveiling their new 200-room property, Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals Resorts is spreading the Barbados buzz with a series of live radio broadcasts. Between July 12-14 and July 17-19, 20 USA radio stations will be on location at Sandals Barbados in Christ Church to endorse the island.... Read More


Worrell places fourth at Junior Pan Ams

MULTI-EVENTER Aaron Worrell had to settle for fourth place in the men’s decathlon at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Peru on Saturday. Worrell finished on a total of 6 577 points in the gruelling ten events as the United States’ pair of George Patrick (7 514) and Kyle Garland (7 212) won the gold and silver medals, respectively.... Read More


Garner signs off

JOEL GARNER has bowled his last ball as president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA). And it was a beauty that was given a nod of approval from spectators. Presiding over the body’s annual general meeting for the final time last Thursday night at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Garner used his closing remarks to thank members for... Read More


Empire snatch dramatic win

A SURPRISE declaration by ESA Field Pickwick ended in disaster after ICBL Empire accepted the challenge and won by eight wickets on the final day of their Barbados Cricket Association’s second round Elite Division match yesterday. The hosts were tearing the Bank Hall men’s bowling apart, reaching284 for two in their second innings just... Read More


Winning start for Young Windies

HARARE – Bhaskar Yadram extended his fine of form with another half-century as West Indies Under-19s made a winning start to their three-match One-Day International series against Zimbabwe Under-19s with a 39-run victory yesterday. The 17-year-old right-hander top-scored with a fine Man Of The Match 68 as the Caribbean side mustered 211... Read More


Bajans must hold place on WI team

IT IS INDEED a real joy to know that so many Barbadians are in the West Indies cricket team once again. This is something all Barbadians should be very proud of since it shows that our standard of cricket is not the worst in the region. What our players must do now is to hold their places in the team and also make a determined effort... Read More


Put aside egos, let all ideas contend

DO WE, AS the normal ego-driven personalities have a self-centred sense of entitlement to the rightness of our views and solutions, especially for the economic woes of Barbados? In an answer, it seems as if that has been the position of this DLP government since it has been in office – ego-driven. They have neither followed the alerts of... Read More


Need for better traffic signage in Warrens

THE LONG-OVERDUE traffic signs in the Warrens area are being worked on, in fulfilment of a promise to review the direction. What bothers me at this stage, however, is that the markings on the road are always covered by traffic so most of the time they cannot be seen. They are generally too late (too close to the roundabouts), the one... Read More


Death penalty discussion necessary

The loss of a loved one as a result of an accident or a medical condition is heart-rending to say the least. But the anguish that accompanies the murder of a relative, I cannot begin to imagine what that would feel like. With a heavy heart I wish to express condolences to the families of those whose lives have been taken by individuals... Read More


A soca party on de Hill

THOUSANDS ARE PARTYING to the sweet sound of soca at Farley Hill National Park as the Flow Soca On De Hill heats up. Several artistes, including Biggie Irie, Hypasounds and Sanctuary have already performed to a great crowd response. Still to come are Patrice Roberts and The Ultimate Rejects. Read More


Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros’ expanding superhero franchise

SAN DIEGO – After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros’ expanding comic book film franchise. A teaser of Warner Bros’ upcoming superhero films shown to the 6 500 attendees... Read More


Two new junior monarchs crowned

LONG BEFORE the winner was announced, a group of vocal and very partisan supporters in the front row at Kensington Oval, began shouting ‘Teri’. They were completely convinced Teri Sparkle T Williams-Niles had won the 13 to 18 category of this year’s Scotiabank Junior Monarch. By the time MC Carl Alff Padmore made it official, that group... Read More


Final night for Big Show

FIRST CITIZENS/DIGICEL DE BIG SHOW will close the curtains on a successful season tonight. The tent will toast the five calypsonians who made it to the Courtesy/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals. They are AC, Chrystal, Classic, Edwin and iWeb. Read More





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