Youth need to know more about reproductive health

27 August 2015

MINISTER OF FOREIGN Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is of the opinion that there should be an increase in the availability of comprehensive education and material on sexual and reproductive health for young persons. She made the declaration at... Read More


NATION newscast August 27, 2015

27 August 2015

In tonight's news: Restaurant filled with tourists robbed by knife-wielding men. Four deaths in Dominica blamed on tropical storm Erika. Another semi-finalist for Barbados at the track and field worlds but no finalist yet. Read More


LIAT updates flights cancellations

27 August 2015

ST JOHN’S– LIAT wishes to advise that due to flooding of the runway at the Douglas-Charles Airport, all fights into and out of Dominica have been cancelled until further notice. Read More


CARIFESTA exposing Bajan culture

27 August 2015

CARIFESTA XII has proven to be an ideal opportunity for Barbadian culture to be presented to the region. With only four days until the close of CARIFESTA XII in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has lauded the Barbadian... Read More


Tapas Restaurant owner assaulted during robbery

27 August 2015

OWNER OF TAPAS Restaurant Alfredo Giovine says he is considering stepping up security at his Hastings, Christ Church business after two masked men made off with the cash register last night. Giovine, who received a blow to the head during the incident, is also worried... Read More


LIAT cancels all flights to and from Dominica

27 August 2015

ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise that due to flooding of the runway at the George-Charles Airport, all fights into and out of Dominica have been cancelled until further notice. An updated travel advisory will be issued this evening. Several other airports in the... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Oil’s ‘game of thrones’ saving our economy

27 August 2015

THANKS TO climate change, and the return of El Nino, it’s been the hottest year on record since the late 1990s, the scientists say. But oil – a major contributor to this doomsday scenario – is still being produced in quantities that far outstrip demand. About two million... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Economic development options

27 August 2015

ADMITTEDLY, WHEN it comes to options facing Caribbean countries as they seek to grow and develop economically, we have definitely seen it all. In Grenada, for example, governments have moved from strategies of import substitution, industrialisation and export promotion... Read More


SSA truck gets stuck in the mud

27 August 2015

A SANITATION SERVICE Authority truck was stopped dead in its tracks when it ran into a deceptive stretch of mud while doing a collection at Work Hall, St Philip this morning. The mud which resulted from the yesterday's showers surprised the driver and crew and their... Read More


Woman sentenced to 18 months for importing cocaine

27 August 2015

A SURINAMESE WOMAN will spend 18 months in Dodds prison after she was unable to pay a $50 000 fine for importing cocaine. Twenty-eight-year-old Donna Urudice Oehlers pleaded guilty to possession of half a kilogramme of cocaine, possession with intent to supply, trafficking... Read More


Banker cites concerns

27 August 2015

KEY ASPECTS of banking continue to be a challenge for a number of international business companies operating in Barbados. Chair of the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) banking committee, Gregory McConnie, reported that not only have these entities... Read More


St Joseph man on ammunition charges

27 August 2015

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and charged Kevin Jamar Parris of Bissex Housing Area, St Joseph with the offence of unlawful possession of ammunition . Police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch said a search warrant was executed at Parris’ residence... Read More


Minute of silence to be observed on September 3

26 August 2015

BARBADIANS ARE BEING encouraged to observe a minute of silence at noon next Thursday, September 3 in memory of the six young women who died in the 2010 Campus Trendz fire and others who have lost their lives to violence. The appeal came from one of the coordinators... Read More


NATION newscast August 26, 2015

26 August 2015

In tonight's news: Bajans into the semifinals of 110 metres hurdles at the World Championships. An eighth man is charged in the Bush Hall murder of primary school teacher. The humble cassava has become a favoured crop for thieves. Read More


Men called to set good health example

26 August 2015

UNLESS TARGETED programmes are instituted, men in Barbados will continue to ignore their health. Social psychologist Anderson Langdon said there were no hard and fast solutions but it was up to male leaders to stand up and lead by example. “Leaders are made, whether... Read More


Discount date for land tax bills extended

26 August 2015

TAXPAYERS ARE ADVISED that the period for which land owners qualify for a ten per cent discount on their 2015-2016 land tax bills has been extended to Friday, September 4, 2015. In light of the late receipt of some bills, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs... Read More


Community club hosting silver dollar drive

26 August 2015

ADDITIONAL HELP will soon be on the way for the disadvantaged members of the society. The fledgling Waterford, St Michael-based Community Services for the Disadvantage Social Club is holding a Silver Dollar Drive Fun Day & Fair at Jubilee Gardens on Saturday between... Read More


Early morning accident leaves one injured

26 August 2015

A MAN WAS taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance after the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole along St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael after six o’clock this morning. Thirty-three-year-old Jedson Clarke of Licorish Village, My Lord's Hill had to... Read More


Eighth man charged with murder

26 August 2015

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and charged an eighth man with the offence of murder in relation to the shooting death of Dwight Holder which occurred on August 6, 2015. Twenty-four-year-old Rio Richian Jelani Malcolm Benn of Upper Duke’s Alley, St Michael is expected to appear... Read More


Remy to upscale rum

26 August 2015

BARBADOS' DISTINCTION of being the birthplace of rum is about to be “leveraged” like never before. Fresh from acquiring Mount Gay Rum Refinery and Mount Gay Plantation in St Lucy for a combined $28.7 million, French alcoholic beverage company Remy Cointreau has sanctioned... Read More


Long line, confusion at BRA's Oistins office

26 August 2015

IT WAS A long wait for scores of taxpayers who descended on the Barbados Revenue Authority’s offices at Oistins, Christ Church this morning to cash in on the rebate on their land tax bills. Some people were at the offices from as early as 5:45 a.m. but by 7 a.m.... Read More




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