NATION newscast October 5, 2015

In tonight's news: A call for Government to restore tax allowances on pensions. Barbadian responders praised for their rescue efforts in Dominica. Cyclist Darren Matthews places second in Tobago. Read More


Juveniles appear in court

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was granted bail today when he appeared in the District “C” Magistrates’ Court charged with criminal damage and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was arrested in connection with the September 23 stone-throwing incident in which a student... Read More


St Lucy service station robbed

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a case of robbery which occurred about 7:09 this morning, at the Rubis Service Station, Benthams, St Lucy. A female gas attendant was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money by one masked assailant, who was armed with a firearm.... Read More


Public asked to beware of identity theft scam

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT and the National Employment Bureau (NEB) are warning members of the public to beware of a fraudulent job advertisement currently being circulated on electronic and social media. This falsified advertisement is asking persons to apply for the... Read More


Sagicor Life launches insurance product

LONG-STANDING INSURANCE and financial services provider Sagicor has moved to capture a larger share of the market with a new endowment plan that is tied to its 175 year anniversary. The plan, which will offered by Sagicor Life Inc. for the entire 175th year, will... Read More


Hard talk on pitfalls of small business

SCORES OF ENTREPRENEURS have been warned of the pitfalls that befall small businesses, and told of the successes that can be achieved if the correct approaches were used. The information was given during a heart-to-heart session with about 70 professionals last Wednesday... Read More


The money laundering organism

OKAY, THE BANK PLACED YOUR HOUSE on the market for the past six months and has been unable to sell it. You spent $1 million building your dream house, then you lost your $7 000 a month job and couldn’t pay the mortgage; you still owe $750 000. The bank can’t wait any... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Partnerships and private sector lethargy

REGULAR READERS WOULD KNOW that I am a strong advocate of fostering smart partnerships. Almost always they achieve a win-win situation for all involved and frequently make things happen that may not have if the individual entities did not fully cooperate to achieve... Read More


Matthews second in Tour of Tobago

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago – Barbadian Darren Matthews finished second as Adderlyn Cruz of Team Foundation peddled to the UCI 1.2 Tour of Tobago 120km cycling race title Sunday. Matthew, the 2012 champion from Team Cocos, had to settle for second in 3 hours 40.49 minutes.... Read More


Foust does double

TANNER FOUST became just the second driver in Red Bull Global Rallycross history to win a double-header when he won both SuperCar rounds at the Bushy Park race circuit. Foust had won the first leg on Saturday and proved that his win was not a fluke by winning again... Read More


Thomas, Best in a thriller

GARY “KOJAK” THOMAS and Jamal “Bob” Best, two lesser known players, lit up the night as the stars blazed brightly when the Silver Hill road tennis championships continued on Saturday night at the Silver Hill court. The two homeboys put on a thriller which ended as a... Read More


Whitehouse, Cripwell tri champs

ELISA WHITEHOUSE and Adam Cripwell are the national triathlon champions. Whitehouse was the runaway winner in the ladies section as she completed her assignment in swimming, cycling and running in 2.20.33 well ahead of second placed compatriot Jennifer Wosminity who... Read More


EDITORIAL: Postal Service must adapt in tech era

CAN THE POSTAL SERVICE in Barbados survive the next decade as it is today? This is not a question only for those intimately connected with this public sector service, but indeed the wider public. Looking on from the outside and without the detailed knowledge of either... Read More


HEALING HERBS: Rose much more than love symbol

ONCE UPON A TIME in an enchanted forest called Shaft Town in Barbados, there lived a queen who was very depressed because the king was daily travelling to another palace to conduct business with a queen called Patra. Now whenever the king returned to the palace, he... Read More


LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Investment warning signs

A KEY ASPECT of sustaining and building wealth is the investment element. Particularly in an inflationary environment, unless money saved can be invested to earn in excess of the inflation rate, one’s wealth is being eroded. Then, making bad investments decisions can... Read More


WILD COOT: When will it end?

THE OPINIONS OF Dr Justin Robinson do not always resonate with those of the Wild Coot. Of course, the coot is a bird of dubious pedigree and station. To tell the truth, Dr Robinson’s article in last Thursday’s DAILY NATION (Page 11) should be a wake-up call, if it is... Read More


‘One people’ united for a cause

“ALL AH WE” is one Caribbean! Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made that statement last night at Kensington Oval, as he thanked the Barbadian public for their support of his country which was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. Taking the words... Read More


Sam Smith tops charts with James Bond theme

LONDON – British singer Sam Smith went straight to number one in the UK pop charts on Friday with Writing’s On The Wall, the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, making it the first title track for a 007 movie to be a chart-topper. The song knocked... Read More


Marvay’s magic

There is a line in the infectious Survive The Weekend that goes, “They know meh name/Been doing this thing from young” which is a true statement in regards to Damian Marvay who has been knocking around the entertainment scene for years. The 33-year-old (soon to be... Read More


America’s Next Top Model with Bajan roots

From America to Germany to Mexico to Barbados –wherever Devin LJ Clark goes, the cameras follow. The self-proclaimed Bajan-American, who has Barbadian roots, can be viewed on the current cycle of America’s Next Top Model: Guys & Girls. When the SUNDAY SUN caught... Read More




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