Jamaica’s crime stats still among highest worldwide

KINGSTON – Although all the categories of serious and violent crimes have been on a decline locally, Jamaica still records some of the highest crime stats worldwide. Minister of National Security Peter Bunting made the revelation while speaking recently at the launch of the Next GENDERation toolkit — an initiative led by the World Bank... Read More


Devon Seale is 2016 Calypso Monarch

PORT OF SPAIN – Devon Seale delivered two masterful performances to be crowned the 2016 Calypso Monarch at Sunday's Dimanche Gras at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain. After filling the runner-up berth last year, Seale up the ante with “Respect God's Voice” and “Spirit of Carnival” to beat a strong field of contenders. On what... Read More


Nation newscast February 8, 2016

In tonight's news: The saga involving a 14-year-old Springer Memorial student takes a new twist. The tipping fee is up for review. West Indies Under-19s are through youth world cup semi-finals. Read More


Chief education officer says Springer student has been transferred

THE 14-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL at the centre of an ongoing dispute with the Springer Memorial Secondary School has been transferred from that school. This is according to chief education officer, Karen Best, who was responding to reports of an incident which occurred earlier today at the school’s Government Hill, St. Michael compound. Best... Read More


Region must err on the side of caution

IT’S BEEN A ROUGH START TO2016, as seen by the recent bouts of financial volatility, stemming from uncertainties related to the slowdown in China, lower commodity prices, and divergent monetary policy in advanced economies. The global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, with strains in some large emerging market economies weighing... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Surviving in a dynamic world

LAST JULY, former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur delivered a speech at The Gleaner Editors’ Forum, held at the company’s Kingston, Jamaica office, in which he alluded to the changing economic circumstances facing Caribbean countries and the kinds of adjustments we must make if we are to survive in a rather dynamic and rapidly evolving... Read More


CTO, CHTA join fight against Zika virus

WARY OF THE potentially devastating impact the Zika virus could have on the Caribbean’s rebounding tourism industry, regional officials have issued a call-to-action to the sector. The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) are urging all Caribbean countries and the national hotel... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Why Worrell should change course

IT WAS A THUNDERING MOVE by one of the Caribbean’s leading media institutions and it was aimed, for good reason, at Dr DeLisle Worrel, governor of Barbados’ Central Bank. In an unusual step for an independent newspaper, the Nation published a front page editorial in which it focused public attention on the way Worrell was carrying out a key... Read More


Young West Indies in Under-19 semi-finals

THE WEST INDIES UNDER-19S booked their spot in the semi-finals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup with solid all-round performances in a five-wicket victory over Pakistan Under-19s at Fatullah overnight. Set 228 for victory, the West Indies raced to 229 for five with 60 balls to spare. Wicketkeeper Tevin Imlach followed up good glove... Read More


Broncos win Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA – The Denver Broncos upset the top-seeded Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, giving quarterback Peyton Manning the chance to call a fairytale ending to his storied career. The 24-10 win over the Panthers marked the third Super Bowl triumph for Denver and second for 39-year-old Manning, who was playing in what... Read More


Two in breach

AN INVESTIGATION into coach Phil Simmons’ claims of outside interference over the selection of the West Indies team has found two top officials of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to be in breach of protocol. While a report submitted by human resource specialist Colin Barnett concluded that the selectors duly followed appropriate measures,... Read More


Kelly clan steals show

JOSHUA KELLY certainly got his just rewards. The new face of local cycling must be smiling pretty now, having hauled in the lion’s share of awards, including two Cyclist of the Year honours when the Barbados Cycling Union held its 2014/2015 prize-giving gala on Friday at the Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union. They came... Read More


EDITORIAL: Humane fix needed to solve squatting

DEVASTATION AND MISERY. Perhaps that is the easiest way to sum up the long-standing problem of squatters’ settlements and why they must be dealt with given the threat to the nation’s health and the hardships people living in these communities endure. Now that Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins has vowed to deal with those living in The Belle,... Read More


WILD COOT: Wary Banks

AN OLD LADY suitably chastened the Wild Coot in an email. She said, “Why don’t you stick to banking instead of venturing into esoteric subjects as in your last article namely ‘polyamory’? Oh and read St Mathews Gospel Ch 5 verse 28. Even so your knowledge of banking is hazy, especially when you deal with our poor Central Bank.” With my... Read More


HEALING HERBS: Home remedies for itchy skin

EVERYWHERE I turn I’m hearing people talking about Zika. “Oh how we hate this Zika thing and the Zika mosquitoes.” However what they most despise about Zika is the itching. This itching seems to be out of this world so here I am today focusing on itching. The Online Plus Dictionary defines itching as “a tingling or irritation of the... Read More


Lack of compromise hurting US democracy

ONE CAN ONLY hope that Barbadians are viewing what has transpired in the US over the last 25 years or so as a cautionary tale, one never to be emulated in their local politics. A democracy cannot function without good losers. Human beings are not naturally inclined to surrender power to their ideological and cultural adversaries; a society... Read More


Devon Seale is 2016 Calypso Monarch

PORT OF SPAIN – Devon Seale delivered two masterful performances to be crowned the 2016 Calypso Monarch at Sunday's Dimanche Gras at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain. After filling the runner-up berth last year, Seale up the ante with “Respect God's Voice” and “Spirit of Carnival” to beat a strong field of contenders. On what... Read More


Touched by 100% Bajan backing

WHEN Hypasounds hit the stage on Friday night for the International Soca Monarch (ISM) competition at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad, he did so with 100 per cent Bajan backing. The artiste, who performed at position No. 4, had the support and presence of Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, chief executive officer of the National... Read More


VIDEO: Kiddies Carnival 2016 Trinidad and Tobago

Children play ‘mas at Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More


Dice regains Dominica Calypso Monarch title

ROSEAU – Seven time Calypso Monarch Denison “King Dice” Joseph, walked away with the crown once again after dethroning Gregory “Karessah” Riviere to capture the 2016 title in Carnival celebrations here. Joseph previously held the crown from 2004 to 2006, in 2008, and then from 2012 to 2014. Ten artistes took part in the competition including... Read More




Should the student be allowed to return to Springer Memorial or is there too much water under the bridge?

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