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


Fire at Parish Land

OFFICIALS OF THE BARBADOS Fire Service are at the scene of a fire in Parish Land, Christ Church. The blaze, which started just before 12:20 a.m., destroyed a wooden house and threatened a neighbouring house. Two tenders responded to the fire. Read More


Anglicans make vow

THE LARGEST DENOMINATION of Christians on the island is girding its loins as it prepares to fight for the retention of the traditional family and marriage. Anglican Bishop of Barbados and the Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder said the fight was part of the Anglican Church’s strategic plan for the next three years. He was speaking... Read More


Just ‘say no’

A BAPTIST PREACHER is calling on all church leaders to band together and block any attempt to introduce same-sex marriages in Barbados. The rallying call by Reverend Vincent Wood, Pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, came yesterday in reaction to a plea by a same-sex couple to local authorities to allow gays to be married. Barbadian... 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


TOURISM MATTERS: Sprucing up for winter

SOME YEARS AGO, we pioneered a concept that was dubbed Tourism Enhancement Month. The simple idea was to persuade our paint manufacturers and suppliers, hardware, equipment rental and landscape companies to extend an extra discount to what was then our 100-plus small hotels during what is traditionally one of the quietest months – September.... Read More


IDB points out positives

THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB) sees some positive economic signs for Barbados. However, the financial institution – similar to others giving forecasts – says medium-term growth will reach only one per cent, which it said was based on expected starts for “tourism-related private sector projects”. In its latest Caribbean Quarterly... Read More


How the US rate increase affects the Caribbean

THE OUTLOOK for the world economy is mixed. While some major economies are experiencing solid growth, several economies, including major emerging markets, are facing challenges. The United States (US), the United Kingdom, India, and some European countries are projected to continue to perform well, while the outlook for countries such as China,... 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


Paradise thrash Belfield

DIRECTV PARADISE made light work of newcomers Phone Medic Repair Belfield when the Barbados Football Association’s Digicel Premier League continued on Saturday at the Wildey Astroturf. Paradise’s Armando “Sugar” Lashley scored four goals as Paradise whipped the Black Rock lads 5-1. Belfield had a major lapse in defence as they left goalkeeper... 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


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


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


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


Voice wins International Soca Monarch title

AARON “VOICE” ST LOUIS took the International Soca Monarch title on what proved to a controversial Fantastic Friday in Trinidad and Tobago. Singing Cheers to Life, Voice took the top prize, followed by Akeem “Preedy” Chance. Patrice Roberts and Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart tied for third place. Initial results did not indicate where Barbadians... Read More




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