Impressive handwriting from pupils

28 June 2017

THE FUTURE MAY be digital, but handwriting still matters. That point has been made by Reverend Cassandra Bowen who, through the Isaiah 55 Centre For Spiritual and Development Training, hosted a handwriting competition that saw 75 entrants from 15 primary schools.... Read More


New car for band leader

27 June 2017

A CAR HAS been added to the list of prizes the Festival Designer of the Year will receive at the end of Crop Over 2017. This addition which will be given to the bandleader who produces outstanding depictions in Grand Kadooment and Junior Kadooment was announced on... Read More


MISSING: Chania Machaela Simpson

27 June 2017

POLICE ARE SEEKING the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. Chania Machaela Simpson, 14 years, of Rock Hall, St Philip, was last seen by her mother Tamesha Simpson around 9 p.m. Monday. Chania was leaving home to visit a family member in the same... Read More


Alma Parris School closing

27 June 2017

COME SEPTEMBER the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School will be closed. This move by the Ministry of Education was confirmed by president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd. He said by the end of this term, teaching and non-teaching staff... Read More


Poll caution urged

27 June 2017

BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) supporters have been told to take a cautious approach to the results of the latest NATION/CADRES poll which favours the party. “Forget about it, do not even think about it,” warned seasoned Member of Parliament Dale Marshall. His comment... Read More


Life sentence for repeat killer

27 June 2017

FOR THE SECOND TIME in his 72 years, Garnett Levere Brome was given a life sentence for taking a human life. Yesterday in the No.2 Supreme Court, Justice Michelle Weekes described the attack by Brome, which led to Caroline Forde’s death in 2013, as callous, vicious... Read More


Vital visuals

27 June 2017

THE CROP OVER Visual Arts Festival gives prominence to the visual arts and adds an important dimension to an event dominated by music. This was the message from Acting Governor of the Central Bank, Cleviston Haynes, as he addressed the opening of the 23rd edition... Read More


BWU Credit Union sees increase in members, deposits

27 June 2017

THE MONEY IS ROLLING INTO the Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union (BWUCCU) as Barbadians continue to pull their money out of commercial banks and pour it into credit unions instead. BWUCCU is the latest to benefit following the Central Bank’s decision... Read More


Beware of sharks

27 June 2017

FISHERFOLK WANT SEA-GOERS to be mindful of sharks when they plunge into the ocean. Kenneth Alleyne, who lives in Lynches, St Philip, said fishermen from the area had been spotting sharks quite often off the eastern coastline. On Sunday, Alleyne’s neighbour Adrian... Read More


Hinds, Arrendell, shine

27 June 2017

DARIO HINDS LOST the best dressed battle to the more flamboyant Aaron Barker but more importantly won the closest match of the night to move into the next round of the inaugural A1 Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Masters Open Road Tennis Tournament at the Rubis Sports Club... Read More


GG thanks staff with awards

27 June 2017

SHARING AND CARING were a dominant feature of his five-year tenure as Governor General of Barbados. Yesterday, Sir Elliott Belgrave continued in this fashion as he surprised staff of Government House, his official residence, with a special gathering and award ceremony.... Read More


Street lights to switch to LED

26 June 2017

GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED an agreement with the Barbados Light and Power Company to facilitate the retrofitting of 85 per cent of the island’s street lights with LED technology. Funding for the BDS$20 million project, which forms part of the Public Sector Smart Energy... Read More


Disney Fantasy makes inaugural call

26 June 2017

BARBADOS’ THRIVING CRUISE industry received a further boost on Thursday when the Disney Cruise Line's mega cruise ship Disney Fantasy made its inaugural call on the Bridgetown Port carrying approximately 3 500 passengers and 1 500 crew. Disney Fantasy is the sister... Read More


EASY MAGAZINE: Zari’s sweet life

26 June 2017

AT FIRST ZARI LUKE wanted to be a doctor but her dislike for physics diverted her attention and she drew inspiration from her mother Cheryl Carter-Duke, a certified general accountant, and picked up accounts. However, Zari, 19, also had a knack for making a strong... Read More


Elderly man sentenced to life in prison

26 June 2017

GARNETT LEVERE BROME will spend the rest of his life in jail for a brutal killing at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex almost four years ago. Justice Michelle Weeks handed down the maximum sentence this morning in the No.2 Supreme Court. Brome, 72, of Six Men’s... Read More


IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Couple upset by ten-year delay

26 June 2017

TEN YEARS! That is how long it took a Barbadian woman who resides in the United States to get a large boat removed from land which she bought. Brenda Alert and her husband Roy have been back and forth between the US and Barbados since 2007 trying to get the man... Read More



26 June 2017

I SEEK YOUR LEAVE TO RETIRE. With these words, Governor-General Sir Elliott Belgrave, whom many consider to be the one with the common touch, yesterday officially began his last week in the island’s top post. Sir Elliott demits office on Saturday after five years... Read More


Seaweed cuts catch

26 June 2017

THE LAST SARGASSUM SEAWEED INFLUX has been blamed for more than halving fish catches in 2015. However, said head of the body representing fisherfolk in Barbados, this year’s invasion comes at the end of the fishing season and fishermen are hoping it will be gone... Read More


Mum upset over child’s suspension

26 June 2017

THE SCHOOL’S ACTION was based on its zero tolerance to fighting, and a student’s suspension had nothing to do with bullying. This was the response from principal Anthony Alleyne of the Deighton Griffith School when asked by the DAILY NATION about a report from a... Read More


AG knocks technology dependency

26 June 2017

PARENTS ARE giving up their responsibility of raising their children to technology. So said Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, at Abundant Life Assembly yesterday during a service to mark the 130th anniversary of the Registration Department.... Read More


Call for easier way to combat sargassum

26 June 2017

VARIOUS GROUPS TRIED, but it was questionable whether they made a dent in the Sargassum seaweed clogging the island’s beaches. The groups were taking part in the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) first Sargassum Seaweed clean-up for the year at different beaches... Read More




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