Social sciences still ‘under-resourced’

09 October 2015

THE FACULTY of Social Sciences is the “beast of burden” at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados but yet it is “under-resourced”. Veteran economist Sir Frank Alleyne, who along with late economist Wendell McClean, was the driving Read More


Open day and health fair tomorrow at Psychiatric Hospital

08 October 2015

TOMORROW, FRIDAY, October 9, is Open Day at the Psychiatric Hospital. The public is invited to visit the Black Rock, St. Michael, facility from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the day, there will also be a health fair in the main car park, where members of the public will... Read More


Weather should improve by tomorrow afternoon

08 October 2015

BLUE SKIES should once again be seen over the island by tomorrow afternoon. This comes after an upper level trough system and the tail end of a tropical wave combined to drench Barbados for much of this morning. Well into the afternoon skies remained overcast and... Read More


Woman on cocaine charges granted bail

08 October 2015

A 23-YEAR-OLD St Michael woman was granted $80 000 bail after she pleaded not guilty to four cocaine-related offences in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today. Donissa Shontelle Foster of #2A North Close, Wildey, St Michael was arrested yesterday after she arrived... Read More


NATION newscast October 8, 2015

08 October 2015

Revenue Authority workers said to be uneasy about employment terms. Bajans speak out about student violence. Barbados in line for top honours at Pan Am hockey. Read More


Junior Minister of Tourism to participate in regional competition

08 October 2015

THIS YEAR’S Junior Minister of Tourism, Chloe Walker, will leave the island later this month to take part in the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Regional Tourism Youth Congress 2015. The Youth Congress, which is a featured event of the CTO’s State of the Industry... Read More


Driver and passenger unhurt in highway accident

08 October 2015

TWO EMPLOYEES of Banks Holdings remained calm during a scary situation when the supply truck they were travelling in skid across the ABC Highway. The driver of the vehicle, who did not disclose his name, said the vehicle “picked up a slide” while travelling towards... Read More


Visitors invited to dine with a Bajan

08 October 2015

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados’ greatest tourism asset is its people and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) has developed an initiative that will give visitors the chance to make deeper connections with Barbadians. Dine with a Bajan, which will be launched early... Read More


Missing: Tashauna Griffith

08 October 2015

THE POLICE ARE seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Tashauna Nalika Malika Griffith, alias “Darkus”, “Not Nice”, or “Hershey” of Harrison Tenantry, St Lucy. She is dark in complexion, slimly built and has a long head, thick eyebrows, a broad face... Read More


Cultural entrepreneurs told to form associations

08 October 2015

BARBADOS’ CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURS will not thrive unless they form associations to ensure they have “strong representation”. That’s the view of Barbados Film & Video Association Inc. president Lynette Eastmond, who said having representative bodies was a strength... Read More


Water outage in St Joseph and St Andrew

08 October 2015

THERE WILL BE WATER outages in St Joseph and parts of St Andrew from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. As the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) continues its mains laying project, a by-pass will be installed in Bathsheba, St Joseph. Read More


‘Royal’ treat

08 October 2015

THE “unsung heroes” of the tourism industry are the ones who will help pull Barbados out of the economic challenges the island is facing. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy heaped this praise on the sector as about 50 of the “best ambassadors” were thrown into the... Read More


Farmers under seige

08 October 2015

PRAEDIAL LARCENY has become such an organised crime that it has put farming in Barbados under siege, says head of the Extension Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Barney Callender. “Government is trying to put legislation in place but it is a business now where... Read More


Digicel drops IPO

08 October 2015

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER Digicel yesterday abruptly abandoned plans to raise up to US$2.2 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) of 142 million shares that were to have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. And while Denis O’Brien, chairman of the... Read More


Rihanna breaks silence on Brown relationship

08 October 2015

LONDON – Barbadian superstar Rihanna has spoken out about how she decided to get back together with rapper Chris Brown after he assaulted her because she thought she could change him. “I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after,”... Read More


Walking for a cause

08 October 2015

IT WAS BUMPER to bumper human traffic along the Warrens section of the ABC Highway during the CIBC Walk For The Cure drive last Sunday evening. Organised by the Barbados Cancer Society, the event attracted a crowd of more than 10 000 people, in a sea Read More


‘A fresh’ vision for cultural industry

08 October 2015

BARBADOS’ STRUGGLING ECONOMY would get some new life in it if only “traditional sectors” would take cultural entrepreneurs more seriously. Managing director of e-Vision Concepts, Phil Phillips, himself a cultural entrepreneur, wants the business community to “come... Read More


Griffith: Real change takes time

08 October 2015

TREAT THE CAUSE, not the symptoms. That’s what veteran social worker George Griffith recommends for bringing about real social development for Barbados. He said targeted programmes focused on people’s problems and needs were the best way to achieve real change, as... Read More


Young women getting checks

08 October 2015

MORE YOUNG WOMEN are being detected with breast cancer but they are doing so at a much earlier stage where it can be successfully treated. Dr Shirley Jhagroo, medical coordinator of the breast screening programme of the Barbados Cancer Society, said yesterday that... Read More


NUPW looking into Pine environmental issue

08 October 2015

THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers is looking to investigate the ongoing environmental concerns at the Pine, St Michael office of the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). The issue was not raised at the meeting called with workers at the union yesterday evening,... Read More


NCF’s drive for Dominca ‘a success’

08 October 2015

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL Foundation’s (NCF) Drive-a-Thon, held last Saturday, was deemed a resounding success. NCF staff and volunteers, as well as a number of entertainers, took to the streets across the island in an effort to collect goods for storm-ravaged Dominica.... Read More




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