Mia: Try this woman as PM

A VOTE FOR a female representative has not brought the kind of benefits the people of St John expected, says Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley, but a vote for a female prime minister will. Mottley told party faithfuls at Sunday night’s nomination meeting at St John Primary School that while St John had experience with prime... Read More


No word on Liam’s cause of death

AN AUTOPSY ON five-year-old Liam Bridgeman was completed since October 19; however the cause of death has not been revealed to the public. The Royal Barbados Police Force’s Public Relations Officer acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said they would not be able to give a cause of death because of confidential information surrounding the autopsy.... Read More


Tribute to Sir Frederick tomorrow

THE COURT and members of the Bar will pay tribute to former Attorney General and judge, the late Sir Frederick Smith, at a special sitting of the Supreme Court of Judicature tomorrow. Members of the public are also invited to attend the sitting, which will be held in Court No. 1 at 10 a.m. As a result, the High Court and Magistrates’... Read More


Spirit of the Nation Show on November 19

CELEBRATING WHO WE ARE will be the theme of this year’s Spirit of the Nation Show, which will take place on November 19 at Kensington Oval, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat, the show will feature the best of parish talent, as well as this year’s Parish Ambassadors. Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Package deals the popular option

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has reported a resurgence of their members package holidays and according to them more than half (53 per cent) of British holidaymakers took a package holiday in the last year which represents an increase of six per cent on 2015 and a rise of more than ten per cent on 2011. The research carried... Read More


Bidding for Black Bess development?

The saga surrounding what was to have been a $600 million branded hotel, villa and golf course project in St Peter appears to be near resolution. About ten years ago, plans were announced for the resort at Black Bess on 240 acres. It was to be undertaken by local company Bacassa Developments (Barbados) Limited in partnership with Singapore-based... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The case for a Caribbean debt initiative

There are some things we know about the English-speaking Caribbean. One is that its topography is magnificent. Another is that the islands and coastal territories have successfully invested billions of dollars in the education and health of their people in the past half century, so much so that they have earned relatively high rankings... Read More


...For the Big Day – and birthdays

Since branching out on her own with Shiloh Events & Wedding Service, Lydia Collymore says she is busier than ever. To her, this is a good thing as she was laid off from the event and décor company she worked with after things got slow. She then started her company which offers event and wedding décor, as the name says, two years ago. ... Read More


Tough Windies final day

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – West Indies were left needing a miracle to save the second Test and avoid yet another series loss to Pakistan, after their batting again let them down on the penultimate day of the second Test yesterday. Set a mammoth 456 for victory, West Indies lost their top four to end on 171 for four, still requiring... Read More


Beach Culture shifting to June

BRIAN TALMA is trying to change the tide of slow visitor arrivals in the month of June. The veteran wave rider told NATION SPORT during an interview at the Action Beach Shop in Silver Sands on Saturday that he selected June to host the Beach Culture World Championship as a means of attracting visitors to the island. “I do not want to... Read More


Charles returns to Pride squad

WANDERERS’ forgotten man is back in the fold. No, not Kirk Edwards. Leg-spinner Nikolai Charles has been embraced again after a five-year break while young batsmen Anthony Alleyne and Aaron Jones finally broke into the Barbados Pride team when the 13-man squad was named yesterday. Read More


Wallace sees no insularity in Windies cricket

WEST INDIES cricket isn’t suffering from insularity. Not according to Hendy Wallace. The Barbados Pride chairman of selectors has once again defended his team’s decision to lean heavily on local players by saying Bajan cricketers are among the best in the region. Read More


EDITORIAL: Gearing up for political battle

LAST SATURDAY, the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) internal machinery was in full gear when the St James South branch met and selected Sandra Husbands to be its standard bearer in that constituency in the next general election. She will be going up against incumbent Donville Inniss for the second time. One day later, that machinery was shifted... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Hubby’s temper out of control

DEAR CHRISTINE, I have been married for 12 years and my husband and I have two children. They came somewhat late in our marriage, and they are quite young and confused with what’s happening at home. You see, I am just not interested in making love. My husband does not turn me on and to make matters worse, when I refuse, he stops talking... Read More


A necessary evil

MANY INDIVIDUALS have spoken or written on the merits or demerits of home-schooling in Barbados. Some have said a resounding no to it, while others have said a somewhat equally resounding but somewhat more mooted yes. Springer Memorial School’s sixth form student Leanne Toppin last week gave a quite convincing presentation as to her rationale... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: All privatisers now

THE STEALTHY HANDOVER by the Barbadian state of significant sections of the waste disposal business to private service providers, has surprised only the politically blind and naive. Much of the reaction to the news suggests shocked indignation at the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) for disavowing privatisation during the 2013 election... Read More


Spirit of the Nation Show on November 19

CELEBRATING WHO WE ARE will be the theme of this year’s Spirit of the Nation Show, which will take place on November 19 at Kensington Oval, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat, the show will feature the best of parish talent, as well as this year’s Parish Ambassadors. Read More


Nicola new Miss Teen Universal

NICOLA NICHOLAS' cheering section was the loudest and biggest on the night, but that isn't what swayed the judges to crown the 19-year-old Miss Teen Universal 2016 on Sunday night. Nicholas, a student of the University of the West Indies pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting, had poise and grace and handled pressure well... Read More


Seven up for Miss Teen Barbados

SEVEN YOUNG WOMEN are currently on stage at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, vying for the crown of Miss Teen Barbados. After being introduced to the crowd, the girls returned to the stage for their talent pieces and in swimwear. The seven are Danniell Francis, Melissa Browne, Mellissa Goodman, Nicola Nicholas, Tamara Byer, Nakisha... Read More


New and old Prince music to be released

FANS OF THE LATE SINGER PRINCE will get new music from the artist, as two new albums will feature previously unreleased and unheard tracks from the artist’s vault of recordings. Prince 4Ever, available to U.S. audiences on November 22, will feature Moonbeam Levels, originally recorded by Prince in 1982, Warner Bros Records and NPG Records... Read More




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