NATION newscast October 5, 2015

05 October 2015

In tonight's news: A call for Government to restore tax allowances on pensions. Barbadian responders praised for their rescue efforts in Dominica. Cyclist Darren Matthews places second in Tobago. Read More


Juveniles appear in court

05 October 2015

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was granted bail today when he appeared in the District “C” Magistrates’ Court charged with criminal damage and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was arrested in connection with the September 23 stone-throwing incident in which a student... Read More


St Lucy service station robbed

05 October 2015

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a case of robbery which occurred about 7:09 this morning, at the Rubis Service Station, Benthams, St Lucy. A female gas attendant was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money by one masked assailant, who was armed with a firearm.... Read More


Public asked to beware of identity theft scam

05 October 2015

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT and the National Employment Bureau (NEB) are warning members of the public to beware of a fraudulent job advertisement currently being circulated on electronic and social media. This falsified advertisement is asking persons to apply for the... Read More


Estwick announces solution to water outages

05 October 2015

AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE system is being put in place to deal with water shortages affecting many communities across the authority. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resource Management, Dr David Estwick this afternoon announced that water tanks would be stationed... Read More


Westbury students focus on reading

05 October 2015

STUDENTS AT Westbury Primary School took the message of reading to the streets this morning. They kicked off their Library Week with a walk-through of the neighbouring communities, which saw about 400 students and their teachers hitting the road. Students carried... Read More


Regional company eyes Banks Holdings

04 October 2015

A BATTLE is brewing for the takeover of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL). Sources in the financial sector have confirmed that a regional company with interests in the beverage industry is considering making BHL shareholders an attractive counter offer to better the $4... Read More


Cyber bullying the ‘cause of girl fights’

04 October 2015

CYBER BULLYING SEEMS to be a major spark that ignites fights between teen girls. According to Saul Leacock, vice-president of the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors, messages circulated on social media sites such as Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram... Read More


PM Skerrit coming for concert and to say thanks to all

04 October 2015

DOMINICA’S PRIME MINISTER Roosevelt Skerrit will be in attendance at this evening’s One Caribbean Concert For The Children Of Dominica being held at Kensington Oval. This was confirmed yesterday by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, who said Skerritt wanted to come in... Read More


CARICOM and Costa Rica commit to deepening relationship

02 October 2015

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart identified Costa Rica as a like-minded country with which CARICOM should deepen relations in areas such as trade, education and cultural exchanges. The Prime Minister was speaking recently on behalf of CARICOM at a meeting with the... Read More


Update: Shooting victim identified

02 October 2015

POLICE ARE AT this time conducting investigations into the shooting death of 23-year-old Jamal Worrell at Bleak near Indian Ground, St Peter. Acting public relations officer Station Sergeant Ronald Cobbler spoke to NATION ONLINE at the scene. “The deceased is... Read More


Nation newscast October 2, 2015

02 October 2015

In tonight's news: Uncertainty surrounds the BWU’S participation in the Social Partnership. Schoolchildren to be monitored on buses. Women told to look out for the signs of an abusive partner. Read More


Man gunned down at Indian Ground

02 October 2015

POLICE ARE ON the scene of another murder. Exactly one week after businessman Stanley Michelini was gunned down at his Bucks, St Thomas business, a man in his twenties was shot and killed at Indian Ground, St Peter near a chicken farm in the district. Lawmen are... Read More


Minister clears air on teaching appointments

02 October 2015

MINISTER OF EDUCATION, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, has cleared the air on the issue raised this week by the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) regarding the appointment of over 400 teachers to the public service. Speaking to the media following... Read More


Missing: Destiny Johnson

02 October 2015

THE POLICE ARE seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Destiny Johnson of 1st Avenue, Nurse Land, Tweedside Road, St Michael. She is a pupil of the New Horizon School. Johnson is about 5’ 4” tall and of a chubby build and dark complexion. She... Read More


Thousands of cannabis plants seized in St John and St Philip

02 October 2015

MORE THAN 18 000 cannabis plants were seized on Wednesday when law enforcement officials conducted a drug eradication exercise in areas of St John and St Philip. Police say the 18 100 plants, which ranged from one inch to seven feet in height, were found in College... Read More


FCCA lauds Barbados’ cruise tourism

01 October 2015

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados has received high marks for its cruise tourism product and strategy from a VIP delegation of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). A group of executives from the FCCA’s Shore Excursions Committee recently conducted a platinum... Read More


NATION Newscast October 1, 2015

01 October 2015

IN TONIGHT’S HEADLINES: Teachers threaten action over lack of appointments. Sea egg catches are already on the streets. And Bajan Super Bowl winner on drug charges. Read More


96 now listed in NCC suit

01 October 2015

THE NUMBER OF former National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers who have brought a case for wrongful dismissal before the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) is back to 96. Yesterday, Queen’s Counsel Pat Cheltenham who is representing the claimants on behalf of... Read More


BUT and education ministry at odds over appointments

01 October 2015

THE BARBADOS UNION OF TEACHERS (BUT) and the Ministry of Education seem headed for another showdown. This time over the appointment of teachers who applied for permanent posts since 2013. About six weeks ago Minister of Education Ronald Jones told the country that... Read More


Barbados and Iceland sign Air Services Agreement

01 October 2015

BARBADOS AND ICELAND have signed an Air Services Agreement. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean, and Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Sveinsson co-initialled the agreement on Tuesday on behalf of their respective countries.... Read More




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