Jamaican government promises tighter policing of public funds

KINGSTON – Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid yesterday sought to assure the public that the Government plans to act in the face of mounting reports of blatant breaches of Government regulations and guidelines on the use of public funds and resources. “The matter is under review… we are committed to making sure that the requisite regulations... Read More


Official funeral service for Sir Frederick August 5

THE OFFICIAL SERVICE of thanksgiving for the life of former Attorney-General of Barbados and eminent jurist, Sir Frederick Gladstone Smith, takes place on Friday, August 5, at the James Street Methodist Church, Bridgetown. The service, which will be officiated by Bishop of the South Caribbean District of the Methodist Church, Rev. Dr.... Read More


Christ Church woman accused of harbouring offender gets bail

THIRTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Nyree Lewis was granted $10 000 bail when she appeared in the District "A" Magistrates' Court today charged with assisting an offender. The September Square, Harts Gap, Christ Church resident is accused of harbouring 21-year-old wanted man Romario Lashley. Lashley was shot and killed by police on Tuesday when they... Read More


Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say. The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video on social media, and donating funds for research... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Harmonious regional growth is possible

Is a regional economic model the answer for Caribbean countries? We come from different places in terms of natural resources, in some cases language, religion, legal frameworks and political philosophies. Therefore, is it naive to believe we can get harmonious growth? In my view it is not. It is essential. Economic growth cannot be... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Competitiveness a recipe for growth

Is a regional economic model the answer for Caribbean countries? Caribbean Development Bank borrowing member countries (BMCs) have experienced low and volatile growth over the last decade, and this growth has lagged other country groups, including other small states. Indeed, the average growth rate of BMCs during the period was less... Read More


THE ISSUE: Economic integration a proven model

Is a regional economic model the answer for Caribbean countries? The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is not very topical these days. Protracted economic recession seems to have sapped whatever political will there was to fully implement this important aspect of the regional integration movement. Disillusionment surrounding... Read More


Aziza’s jewellery is One-of-a-kind

Crop Over is the one time of year the work of Barbadian artists is in the spotlight, says award winning craft person Aziza Onifa of Azipho’s Creations. Not only does she get to meet people but to see the arts and what Bajans do. On a sunny afternoon with the occasional tourist dropping in at her shop in Pelican Craft Village, she shared... Read More


Sada Williams pulled from Rio team

SADA WILLIAMS’ road to Rio has been cut short. Barbados’ promising young sprinter has been ruled out of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 right mid-substance strain of the right hamstring. Dr Llewellyn Harper, who diagnosed her injury, recommended Williams doesn’t travel as she is unlikely to recover... Read More


Teenage fast bowler in WI Test squad

HAVING BEEN BADLY beaten in four days in the opening Test, West Indies selectors have quite rightly decided to fast-track exciting 19-year-old fast bowler Alzarri Joseph into the Test squad for the second match slated to start on Saturday at Sabina Park. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced yesterday that the 19-year-old Antiguan... Read More


Reshuffle the team

FORMER WEST Indies fast bowling great Sir Curtly Ambrose believes the cards should be reshuffled for the remaining Tests. “We really have to go back to the drawing board and for me I believe we should make one or two changes for the second Test match. To win Test matches you have to bowl teams out twice, and that bowling line-up that played... Read More


Ready to celebrate a legend

THE SPECTACULAR CELEBRATION of Sir Garry Sobers’ 80th birthday is just hours away and hundreds of cricket fans have already gobbled up all of the tickets for both the Greenidge & Haynes and Three Ws stands. Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) director of cricket, Steven Leslie, told the DAILY NATION, that tickets are being bought fast... Read More


EDITORIAL: Need to revisit Crop Over

THE CURTAIN WILL come down on this year’s Crop Over Festival in six days and already it is being described as one of the best in recent times. As part of the last lap activities there will be the Foreday Morning jump-up, Bridgetown Market, Pic-O-De-Crop Finals, Grand Kadooment, and private parties that will create the hype necessary to... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: It’s not best practice

THE MINISTER OF FINANCE’S attempt to chastise economists and other commentators for expressing surprise at the unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2016 can only be described as unimpressive. Not too long ago, the governor of the Central Bank was not satisfied with the unemployment rate and proceeded to conduct his own telephone survey.... Read More


AWRIGHT DEN!: Benefits of travelling

MOST PEOPLE I know look forward to travelling whether it is for shopping, work, vacation or visiting family. I have only met one person who does not like traveling at all. I love to travel, and over the years I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and visit some amazing places. Whether it is a 40-minute flight to Grenada... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Wary of my past mistake

DEAR CHRISTINE, I AM TO BE married to a man from . . . whom I met on my holidays. Ours is a strange love for it was not until after I returned home that this man told me in a letter how much he admired and cared for me. He is some years my senior and a very sedate person. Since older men always appealed to me I was also attracted to him.... Read More


Kaiso queens

THE ISLAND’S BIGGEST kaiso battle comes off Saturday night at Kensington Oval when the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals will be staged before thousands. The eagerly-anticipated competition will see four women and six men squaring off for the coveted calypso monarch title starting 8 p.m. The ten contestants: TC, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles,... Read More


Classic holding back 50 song

REIGNING PIC-O-DE-CROP MONARCH Classic will be singing a song for Barbados’ golden jubilee. Slated to be released in November, he told the DAILY NATION that he opted not to do a patriotic song during the Crop Over Festival but will do so closer to the 50th anniversary of Independence. “Most of my songs are a challenge. I find that I... Read More


Marvay: No. 2 is great

THE HEATED DEBATE on social media and radio airwaves that first-timer Damian Marvay was hard done in the Sweet Soca competition yesterday morning isn’t being endorsed by the singer. “I feel great to place second. I have no qualms coming second to Edwin Yearwood. Zero. “I didn’t even hear the points. I was on a stage with cameras and... Read More


New movement aimed at positive expression

THOSE IN THE entertainment industry should look out for stiff competition. There is a new outlet for young people to express themselves. The Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only (EKCO) NATION movement was launched yesterday at Ball Park Events and Entertainment Centre. It is aimed at combating negative influences through radio, social media... Read More




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