Let’s do this together

25 November 2015

OPPOSITION LEADER MIA MOTTLEY has called on the local business community to join her in her mission to chart a different course for Barbados. In a “sit-down” with members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Hilton Barbados yesterday, Mottley told... Read More


Excessive taxes not the answer

25 November 2015

YOU CANNOT BUILD a strong economy by increasing taxes and cutting social programmes, nor attract businesses by offering incentives. Multinational business executive Dr Nicholas Brathwaite issued that caution to hundreds of Government officials, diplomats, business... Read More


NATION Newscast November 24, 2015

24 November 2015

IN TONIGHT’S HEADLINES: Dr Maria Agard promises to speak on her expulsion. We hear tax incentives are not enough to lure investors. And fifty drivers are confirmed for 2016 Sol Rally. Read More


Take advantage of business opportunities outside Barbados

24 November 2015

OPPOSITION LEADER MIA MOTTLEY says Barbadians must take advantage of business and entrepreneurial opportunities available in CARICOM. At a “Sit Down” session today with members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce at Hilton Barbados, Mottley said Barbadians should... Read More


Big Boost

24 November 2015

PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART is counting on the $450 million redevelopment of historic Sam Lord’s Castle giving Barbados a big boost with increased foreign exchange and hundreds of new jobs, while piloting the island towards a year-round tourism destination. Speaking... Read More


Police looking for owners of bicycles, lawnmower

23 November 2015

POLICE ARE SEEKING to make contact with the owner or owners of two bicycles and a lawnmower which were recovered from two men last night at Husbands, St James. The red and black Rockhopper bicycle, burgundy and gold mountain bike and red and black lawnmower are in... Read More


More interest in family history

23 November 2015

MORE AND MORE Barbadians are showing an interest in their lineage, says an archivist. Speaking to NATION ONLINE this evening at the department’s Independence exhibition themed Reflecting on Barbados’ Health Care System, acting senior archivist Stacia Adams said especially... Read More


PM: Redeveloped Castle to bring several benefits

23 November 2015

SAM LORD’S CASTLE’s redevelopment into a Wyndham Grand Resort will generate 3 000 jobs and earn Barbados $140 million in foreign exchange. And Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, speaking at today’s ground breaking for the St Philip project, said it signalled a major... Read More


Sharon Primary students stage mini Independence parade

23 November 2015

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BARBADOS. Those were the words that echoed around the Cane Garden, St Thomas area today as the Sharon Primary School Independence Day celebrations kicked off with a mini parade. Led by the Harrison College Cadet Corps band, the Brownies, Cub... Read More


Agard expulsion takes Gollop by surprise

23 November 2015

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Hal Gollop, QC, did not expect the Barbados Labour Party’s National Council to expel Dr Maria Agard “behind her back.” “Amazing” was how Gollop described the situation which occurred on Sunday night after he, Dr Agard and co-counsel Lynette Eastmond,... Read More


Water outages in three parishes Wednesday

23 November 2015

THE BARBADOS WATER Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that as part of continuing work in its mains laying programme there will be a full shutdown of a main at Newcastle and St Margarets’, St John on Wednesday, November 25 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. This will... Read More


Roosevelt King's life celebrated

21 November 2015

THE LATE SECRETARY general of the Barbados Association of Non-Governmental Organisations Roosevelt King has been given a tribute fit for a king. In a memorial service to commemorate his life at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed this morning, “Tye”, as he was known, was... Read More


VIDEO: Freundel Stuart on terrorism preparedness

21 November 2015

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Barbados is on guard against any threat from terrorists who might see the island as an easy target.He gave this assurance to the media when asked about the threat of ISIS following their rampage in Paris, France. Read More


16 days of activism against gender violence to be observed

21 November 2015

THE BUREAU OF Gender Affairs will host a number of activities, beginning on Wednesday, November 25, to observe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. On Sunday, November 22, the Bureau will host a service at the Ellerton Wesleyan Holiness Church, Ellerton,... Read More


Partnership solidified with new GOB/IDB funding arrangement

21 November 2015

A MEMORABLE EVENT that lays a solid foundation of partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Barbados. That’s how Minister of Education, Science, Technology and... Read More


PM Stuart to attend two high-level meetings

21 November 2015

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart will participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta and the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 21) in Paris. ... Read More


Swan Street cleared

21 November 2015

AS PREDICTABLE AS Santa Claus at Christmas time, members of the Royal Barbados Police Force yesterday swooped down on vendors plying trade along Swan Street and High Street, The City, and requested permits and licences. The annual visit was not lost on some vendors... Read More


Natural gas being imported

21 November 2015

Government is importing quantities of natural gas to supplement the local supply in a bid to prevent a repeat of last year’s shortage, which continued into 2015. Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator Darcy Boyce said at least one shipment is coming from... Read More


Sir Lloyd: How will republic make us better?

21 November 2015

Until it can be proven that Barbados becoming a republic would be better than the current system of governance, a former Prime Minister said then and only then will he entertain the idea. Speaking yesterday to the media at the headquarters of the Democratic Labour... Read More


IDB approves US$25m loan

21 November 2015

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) yesterday said it had approved a US$25 million loan to Barbados to improve the quality of its road infrastructure and competitiveness. The IDB said the loan, for a 25-year term, with a five-year grace period, will finance... Read More


Sam Lord's Castle loan agreement signed

20 November 2015

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart today signed on the dotted line for a US$170 million loan from Export-Import Bank of China. The loan will go toward the redevelopment of Sam Lord’s Castle into a five star hotel under the Wyndham brand. Speaking from Government Headquarters,... Read More




Should members of the Police Force be made to cut their locks?

Yes, the Police Force has a dress code.
No, let the hair stay.
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