Modest profit rise for Signia

30 April 2017

SIGNIA FINANCIAL GROUP says despite challenges in the Barbados economy it still recorded increased profitability. In its just released year-end financial statements, the non-bank financial institution reported comprehensive after-tax profits of $3.67 million as at... Read More


Historians differ on TT Lewis

30 April 2017

THE EMINENT HISTORIAN who has been making a case for Atholl “TT” Lewis to be added to the pantheon of National Heroes is ecstatic that his name is finally being considered. But a fellow historian is totally against Lewis’ inclusion and feels those who are considering... Read More


Students get words of encouragement

30 April 2017

STUDENTS of primary schools in the St Michael North West Constituency writing the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) on Tuesday have been given words of encouragement from MP Chris Sinckler. Sinckler made his annual visit to the St Stephen’s,... Read More


Guatemala BHL’s newest export market

30 April 2017

BANKS HOLDINGS LIMITED (BHL) may have lost Cuba as a market for its newest brand of export beer. But, it has already found a new place to ship one of its parent company’s products. The local brewer was forced to suspend the exportation of Presidente beer to Cuba last... Read More


Winning couple say ‘I do’

30 April 2017

THE 2016 WINNERS of THE NATION’S Forever I Do competition, Ria Clarke and Andre Lewis, tied the knot at Whitehall Methodist Church, St Michael, yesterday. The ceremony began just after 3:30 p.m. and after the two said “I do” and recited their vows before Reverend Michael... Read More


Young man shot in the face

29 April 2017

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a shooting in The City. Scores of heavily armed members of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force bore down on the corner of Wellington Street and Nelson Street in The City after a youth was shot in the face... Read More


Atherley’s body comes ashore

29 April 2017

THE BODY OF Edwin Atherley washed up along the East Coast this afternoon, in the same area where he walked into the sea on Friday, before disappearing. Acting police public relations officer, acting Inspector Stephen Griffith informed the NATION moments ago that... Read More


BLP mourning loss of ‘family member’

29 April 2017

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) is mourning the loss of a “family member”. The country’s oldest political party sent out a statement of condolence today, remembering Edwin Atherley, who is suspected of drowning after walking into the water at Barclays Park, St. Andrew,... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Why the silence on Venezuala?

29 April 2017

SILENCE IS GOLDEN. This approach has come to be used by many people, including those in leadership positions, who believe that in some circumstances saying nothing is preferable to speaking. Of course, there are people who take this proverbial saying too seriously.... Read More


Woman charged in stabbing death remanded

29 April 2017

A JAMAICAN WOMAN charged in connection with the death of a compatriot has been remanded to HMP Dodds. Tedesha Annjuliet Hayles, 26, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of serious bodily harm in the death of 34-year-old Shockaya Natalya Boyd. Hayles... Read More


A man of excellence

29 April 2017

HE WAS SHOWERED with accolades and received a standing ovation, sustained applause and numerous gifts during a ceremony that signalled the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. The estimated 150 people attending the black tie affair Wednesday night at the... Read More


Body found in Balls Land

29 April 2017

THE BODY OF A MAN was discovered today at Balls Land, Christ Church. Preliminary information indicates a homeowner discovered the body next to his house. The man is 61-years-old, but his name has not been released. Read More


Venezuelans in Barbados stage peaceful protest

29 April 2017

VENEZUELANS living in Barbados joined hands with the rest of the world to show unity for their homeland. On Saturday morning at Accra Beach, scores of people with placards peacefully protested against the South American country’s current government and to bring... Read More


Fogging schedule for May 2 to 5

29 April 2017

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme next week, in an effort to reduce the mosquito population on the island. On Tuesday, May 2, a team will head to St Lucy to spray Greenidges, Retreat, Animal Flower Cave, Higginson... Read More


Dubai win a surprise for mum

29 April 2017

JENNIFER PETERS is the winner of Starcom Network’s The Dubai Experience promotion. The Prior Park Garden, St James woman and her son René will be jetting off to United Arab Emirates, courtesy of the promotion. She was presented with her prize on Thursday at Esso’s... Read More


Night of death

29 April 2017

A FRIENDSHIP came to a bloody end yesterday on a sidewalk along Jemmotts Lane/Bay Street, St Michael, in an early morning fight between two women. Thirty-four-year-old Shockaya Natalya Boyd, a Jamaican, staying in Jemmotts Lane, St Michael, died at the Queen Elizabeth... Read More


Brain drain ‘a good thing’

29 April 2017

BRAIN DRAIN is not something which is bothering Minister of Labour Esther Byer Suckoo. In fact, she said it was a good thing. Like Minister of Industry, Commerce, International Business and Small Business Development Donville Inniss, who said brain drain – the leaving... Read More


Ready to help out

29 April 2017

DISMISSED GOVERNOR of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell, is making a comeback. He’s planning to use his expertise privately to assist Barbados in getting out of its economic woes. Worrell is set to issue the first in an ongoing series of monthly letters... Read More


Picnicker missing at sea

29 April 2017

WHAT WAS SUPPOSED to be a day of relaxation and enjoyment for those who attended the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) annual Heroes Day excursion at Barclays Park in St Andrew yesterday turned out to be a day of grief for some. According to eyewitness reports, a retired... Read More


No time to be ‘complacent’

29 April 2017

DO NOT GET COMPLACENT! Opposition Leader Mia Mottley sounded that caution to the thousands of Barbados Labour Party (BLP) supporters who turned out for the party’s annual National Heroes Day picnic yesterday. Before the thousands who flocked to the Ermie Bourne Highway,... Read More


Unions ‘still relevant’

29 April 2017

MINISTER OF LABOUR Dr Esther Byer Suckoo has given her full support to workers’ unions while defending their relevance. “As long as we have workers we need to have unions to ensure that workers’ rights are protected,” she told attendees at the May Day celebrations... Read More




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