Woman’s body in the road

POLICE WERE CALLED to the scene at Waterman’s Village, St James tonight where the body of a woman was lying in the road. At this time, there are no details on the circumstances leading to her death. Her identity is also unknown. Read More


BLP launches Covenant of Hope

IN THE PRESENCE of hundreds of residents from all walks of life, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) tonight launched its much talked about Covenant of Hope. The document was presented by party elders, members of the parliamentary group, representatives of its new generation of politicians, and youth leaders at Solidarity House. The stage... Read More


US cracks down on e-cigarettes and cigars, bans sales to minors

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – The US government on Thursday took wide-ranging steps to crack down for the first time on e-cigarettes and cigars, growing in popularity among teens, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of sparing a new generation from nicotine addiction. The Food and Drug Administration's action brought regulation of... Read More


PM Harris puts forward CARICOM’s position on correspondent banking

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris championed CARICOM’s case on correspondent banking during an important consultation in Washington, D.C., with State and Treasury officials at the United States Department of State on Tuesday. Prime Minister Harris led a delegation comprised of representatives from the... Read More


Success one face at a time

LOLA MILLINGTON is a make-up artist who is going places. Her intention is to have her brand and business – Lola Pop – known throughout the region and the world one face at a time. “I was always into making myself look pretty and it just started to blossom from there. I think that about 2006, when MAC had first opened, that was when the world... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Past the worst and seeing positives

YOU DON’T NEED an economic guru or a rocket scientist to figure out that Barbados has an ailing economy. The facts of life are there for everyone to see and they range from a large and unhealthy fiscal deficit, a mountain of debt, a high jobless rate of at least 11 per cent and a declining Wall Street credit rating to anaemic economic growth.... Read More


Price floor or fixed credit – which is better?

THE INTERESTS of sustainable energy in Barbados, consumers, installers and those of the monopoly power provider will come into focus next month with the conclusion of a not-so-public hearing on whether a price floor or a fixed credit mechanism will be used for renewable energy pricing. It is a mouthful grounded basically in economics and social... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Inadequate standards hurting potential

THE SOLUTION to the economic problems of Barbados lies in part in enhancing the industrial and export activity. This is only possible if the quality of Barbados’ goods and services is improved to meet international standards and remain cost competitive in the national and export markets. Read More


14 up vying for Derby places

AN IMPRESSIVE line-up of 14 nominees is vying for places in this year’s Massy United Insurance Barbados Derby, which has been confirmed to be run off on August 6 at the Garrison Savannah. The event, one of the biggest races on the Barbados Turf Club’s (BTC) calendar and the final leg of the Triple Crown, will see Steven Allan and Stolen,... Read More


Seibert: Penn Relays way to go

THE TRIP is well worth it. Physical education teacher Seibert Straughn believes more Bajan schools should compete at the Penn Relays after watching his Foundation athletes get exposed to both high-level competition and scholarship opportunities to American colleges. Straughn expressed the sentiment just days after the newly-crowned inter-school... Read More


Four for England

FOUR NATIONAL junior footballers are on their way to London for trials with two British football academies. Elijah Downey and Ackeel Applewaithe of Paradise Football Club, Notre Dame’s Antone Greaves and Nicoli Brathwaite of Lambeth Tigers were given the opportunity after a visit to London for the Easter holiday. The opportunity arose... Read More


Cheeseman’s trainer of the season

THERE seems to be no way of stopping defending champion trainer Victor Cheeseman, as he once again claimed first season honours in the Barbados Turf Club’s ten-day racing season. Now looking to make it a quadruple of training titles, Cheeseman got off to a slow start before winding up with $255 556 in earnings from 73 starters and a win... Read More


The Lowdown & Looka Lew

Please note The Lowdown and Looka Lew are no longer available online. However, you can still read the weekly columns of Richard Hoad and Eric Lewis in the printed edition of the Weekend Nation or you can subscribe to the Epaper. Read More


EDITORIAL: Extend an olive branch to teachers

WHEN IT COMES to things that matter to Barbadians, few rank higher than education. It is an approach that has contributed immensely to the development of our country for more than half a century and the export of knowledge across the region and beyond. It is also a major reason why traditionally teachers have been held in such high regard.... Read More


AWRIGHT DEN!: A familiar stranger

I THINK ONE OF THE hardest or most hurtful things a person can go through is for them to watch someone they love and care for become someone they can barely recognise. I watched how alcohol destroyed my father’s life and turned him into someone we could hardly recognise in comparison to who he was. He literally became a familiar stranger;... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Growing private sector the key

THERE IS A SILLY NOTION, especially among the supporters of the ruling party, that nothing can be done to rescue the economy. Yet the Government has been trying to do something for the last eight years, but to no avail. The repeated failure has to do with the initial policy reaction to the economic circumstances in 2008/09. Having responded... Read More


Hillside Reggae

IF EVER THERE was a time to be at the Farley Hill National Park, then it would have been Sunday during the 11th Digicel Reggae On The Hill. Just Richie Spice and the godfather of reggae music, Freddie McGregor, were enough to tantalise the palates of the throngs of reggae lovers in attendance. But add the inimitable Romain Virgo, one... Read More


Crop Over competition deadlines

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION has advised that the deadline for registration for the 2016 Pic-O-De-Crop Competition is 3:30 p.m. on May 26. Registration forms must be accompanied by a photograph of the calypsonian. In addition, individuals interested in participating in the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions must submit their... Read More


Drake joins Forbes list of top five richest hip-hop stars

NEW YORK – Rapper Aubrey Drake Graham became the newest member of The Forbes Five club of hip-hop's wealthiest artists on Monday with a net worth of US$60 million, according to Forbes. The annual list has regularly included rap artists Bryan Birdman Williams, Andre Dr. Dre Young, Shawn Jay Z Carter, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Sean Diddy... Read More


Joss Stone concert cancelled

FIRST IT WAS POSTPONED, now it has been cancelled. Organisers of the Barbados leg of the Joss Stone Total World Tour announced today the concert would no longer be held. Originally, the concert was scheduled for April 16 at Holder’s House, but was postponed until May 6 when Stone took time off to be with her sick Rottweiler Missy. Read More




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