PM Stuart gives support to September 3rd Foundation

02 September 2015

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart issued the following message in support of the September 3rd Foundation Inc. THE YEAR 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the Campus Trendz tragedy when six young ladies lost their lives in a fire through a lawless act of violence.... Read More


Woman to appear in court on drug charges

02 September 2015

A CHRIST CHURCH woman is expected to appear in court today charged with drug-related offences after 5.5 pounds of cannabis were allegedly found in a barrel at the Bridgetown Port. She is 39-year-old Syndie Brendalyn Reece of Manchester Close, Platinum Heights. ... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Four financing issues to consider

02 September 2015

THE CARIBBEAN ENERGY PROGRAMME programme is one which places a high value on the issue of financing and the mechanisms for supporting financing for energy projects. CARICOM states remain dependent on oil and oil products for a little more than 90 per cent of their energy... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Investors’ comfort level must increase

02 September 2015

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (CDB) is particularly focussed on bridging the existing gap of appropriate financing for the development of sustainable energy in the region. In our view, this is critical if we are to see increased investment in this area. To achieve this,... Read More


THE ISSUE: Funding among key obstacles

02 September 2015

RENEWABLE ENERGY and energy efficiency are widely seen as key to the Caribbean reducing its long-standing dependence on imported fossil fuels. It is estimated that the region spends about US$22 billion annually to import oil with Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago the... Read More


Nation Newscast September 1, 2015

01 September 2015

IN THE HEADLINES: Nelson Street murder defendant is remanded. New VAT rules come into effect. And thinking of buying a home? It might be a good time. Read More


Revised vat free basket of goods from September 1

31 August 2015

THE MINISTRY OF Finance and Economic Affairs has moved ahead with Government’s policy as announced in the June 2015 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals for a revised list of basic food items to reflect a more affordable, healthy and better targeted VAT free... Read More


14-year-old remanded to GIS on firearm charge

31 August 2015

THE 14-YEAR-OLD BOY who shot himself in his left leg has been remanded to the Government Industrial School by a Bridgetown Magistrate. The Haggatt Hall, St Michael youth appeared in the District "A" Traffic Court before Magistrate Graveney Bannister but was not required... Read More


Christ Church man charged with murder

31 August 2015

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and charged Cedric Oneal Maynard of Kingsland Crest, Christ Church with the offence of murder in relation to the death of Christopher Mcdonald Callender. Callender was stabbed on August 22 while at the Zanzi Bar, Nelson Street, St Michael. ... Read More


NATION newscast August 31, 2015

31 August 2015

In tonight's news: Two dead and four injured in vehicular accidents. Barbados Coast Guard arrives in Dominica with vital supplies and personnel. Hoskyn “Biscuits” Worrell is Mr Barbados for the third time. Read More


Teachers launch drive to assist Dominican colleagues

31 August 2015

TEACHERS IN BARBADOS are taking steps to assist their colleagues and students in storm ravaged Dominica. The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union has launched a collection drive, and president Mary Redman is encouraging its members and the general public to bring donations... Read More


Update: Three injured seriously at Bagatelle

31 August 2015

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a serious accident which occurred around noon today on Highway 2A, in the area of Bagatelle, St Thomas. It involved a motorcar driven by Mark Cox, 43, of Silver Hill, Christ Church and a truck driven by Andre Worrell, 33, of Black Rock, St... Read More


Two lose lives following Congo Road crash

31 August 2015

POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED that two people died in the accident involving a car and a pick-up truck at the junction of Congo Road and Tranquility Drive, St Philip this morning. They are 49-year-old Michelle Gibson and 37-year-old Candace Clarke, both of Cave Hill, St... Read More


Update: Congo Road accident claims one life

31 August 2015

ONE FEMALE PERISHED and two other people had to be cut from a car after it was involved in an accident with a pick-up truck at Congo Road, St Philip. The car was driven by 39-year-old Shanty Bowen of Airlie Tenantry, Cave Hill, St Michael. He and his other passenger... Read More


Three injured in Bagatelle crash

31 August 2015

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been seriously injured in an accident involving a Mack truck and a car at Bagatelle, St Thomas. Two adults and a female child were freed from the car by the Barbados Fire Service and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance. Read More


Accident at Congo Road

31 August 2015

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS RESPONDED to an accident at Congo Road, St Philip this morning. Reports indicate that at least two people were injured in a collision between a pick-up truck and a car. While some reports also state that one person died, this has not been confirmed... Read More


PM addresses guns, economy at conference

30 August 2015

THE ILLEGAL GUN trade, the state of the economy and damage to Dominica by Tropical Storm Erika were the main focus of this morning’s address by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart during the Annual Conference of the Democratic Labour Party. He said his administration... Read More


Teenage boy, police constable injured in shooting incidents

30 August 2015

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the shooting of a female police constable and a 14-year-old boy in separate incidents last night. Public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch said the boy was shot in his left calf while at his St Michael residence.... Read More


Man charged with firearm, drug, money laundering offences

30 August 2015

FORTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Edward Dacosta Gollop is expected to appear in court tomorrow charged with ten offences. Police executed a search warrant at his School Lane Road, St Michael residence on Thursday and allegedly discovered a firearm, ammunition, cocaine, cannabis... Read More


Police investigating death of 3-year-old

30 August 2015

POLICE HAVE COMMENCED an investigation into the unnatural death of a three-year-old girl who died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after 10 p.m. on Friday. Police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendant David Welch said the child was treated at the... Read More


Four injured in collision between two vehicles

30 August 2015

FOUR PEOPLE WERE taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night with various injuries after a truck and a car collided along Waterford Bottom, St Michael. Two ambulances and officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force responded to accident which left the road... Read More




With the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies having an almost 50 per cent drop in student enrolment in two years, should Government re-examine the structure of its tuition fee policy?

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