St Philip home damaged by fire

01 December 2015

THE CRICK FAMILY of five is counting its losses after a mid-morning fire gutted two bedrooms located at the back of the house. The fire which occurred in Moncrieffe Land, St Philip, occurred when no one was at home. Upon noticing the smoke at the back of the house,... Read More


Suspected suicide

01 December 2015

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING an apparent suicide within The Belle Industrial Complex, St Michael. Initial reports state a male Caucasian, thought to be in his early 40s, was found hanging inside Muddy Boots Gardening Supplies. Read More


JetBlue expands Mint service between Barbados and New York

01 December 2015

NEW YORK – JetBlue has announced it is expanding its highly successful Mint service between New York and Barbados less than one month after launching the premium service to the Caribbean. Initially launched as seasonal service, the airline will now offer weekly flights... Read More


Death in The Belle?

01 December 2015

POLICE ARE on the scene at a business in The Belle, St Michael. Unconfirmed reports indicate a man was found hanging on the premises. Read More


Second Ruby shooting victim dies

01 December 2015

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the circumstances surrounding a second shooting death which occurred in Ruby, St Philip on Independence Day. Thirty-four-year-old Shane Nurse of Ruby Tenantry was involved in verbal dispute with an unknown assailant when he was shot multiple... Read More


Advocate's site hacked

01 December 2015

THE BARBADOS ADVOCATE’S website appears to have been hacked. From last night visitors to the site were greeted with a pop-up message from the “Muslim Electronic Army”. Then in a profanity-laced note, the hackers urged the newspaper to secure the site while singling... Read More



01 December 2015

PRESIDENT OF the Association of Public Primary School Principals (APPSP), Ivan Clarke, says he’s not sure that corporal punishment is working. And he is suggesting that other sanctions be employed to correct those who breach the rules. He told the DAILY NATION... Read More


Gun Hope

01 December 2015

THE HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH PROJECT (HARP) gun may boom again. Sources have revealed that the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) – the agency charged with developing the island’s tourism products – is examining the feasibility of restoring the almost 50-year-old... Read More


Job for women

01 December 2015

IT IS UP TO WOMEN to put an end to the humiliation of their gender in popular culture. This was the position of some panellists participating in a discussion titled Degradation Of Women: Changing Her Image Culturally at Solidarity House. Deejay Patrick Salt Bellamy,... Read More


No compassion, cries Griffith

01 December 2015

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) is continuing to face strong condemnation from within its ranks over the expulsion of Christ Church West Member of Parliament Dr Maria Agard. George Griffith, a former general secretary and BLP member for 45 years, charged that the... Read More


Agard issue divides BLP youth leaders

01 December 2015

THE MARIA AGARD SAGA appears to have left a sharp division among young members of the Barbados Labour Party. The disagreement played out on television Sunday night between current and former presidents of the party’s youth arm, the League of Young Socialists. Read More


Thousands brighten parade

01 December 2015

IF SOMEONE SAID there were no yellow or gold shirts left on store shelves, they could be forgiven for the error. For yesterday, thousands of Barbadians clad in the patriotic colour thronged the Garrison Savannah and then lined the route from there to Independence... Read More


Three cheers for the nation

01 December 2015

THOUSANDS of people in their gold, yellow or blue shirts yesterday braved the morning showers to herald the island’s 49th anniversary of Independence. The armed units of Barbados’ protective services in their crisp uniforms, as well as the unarmed detachments from... Read More


Chinese spread joy with culture

01 December 2015

THE LANGUAGE BARRIER between Barbadians and the Chinese was not enough to hinder the children from the Nightengale Complex from enjoying cultural displays put on by the Asian visitors. About 40 children from the cottages at the Black Rock, St Michael facility seemed... Read More


INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE: Barbados Workers’ Union

01 December 2015

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) congratulates the Government and the people of Barbados on the occasion of the country’s 49th anniversary of Independence. For those of us who were alive in the years leading up to November 30, 1966, the... Read More


Second shooting at Ruby

30 November 2015

HEAVY BASS PATTERNS coming from the music trucks of the St Philip Carnival gave way to wailing police and ambulance sirens as they responded to another shooting in the vicinity of Ruby, St Philip. Police confirmed the incident which occurred around 7 p.m. and said... Read More


VIDEO: Independence Day Parade 2015

30 November 2015

THE ARMED and unarmed detachments take part in the annual Independence Day Parade. This year, Barbados is celebrating 49 years as an independent nation. Read More


UPDATE: Man shot and killed at Ruby

30 November 2015

INDEPENDENCE DAY activities were marred by the shooting death of a St Philip man earlier today. Dwayne Burgess, of Marley Vale, died after he was wounded several times in a shooting incident at Ruby Main Road, in the same parish. Burgess, said to be in his 30s,... Read More


Nation newscast November 30, 2015

30 November 2015

In tonight's news: Rain puts no damper on Independence Day celebrations. Poultry producers to protest any further importation of chicken wings. Jason Holder says West Indies are ready to take on Australia. Read More


Man shot at Ruby

30 November 2015

A MAN WAS RUSHED to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with several wounds and is fighting for his life following a shooting incident at Ruby Main Road, St Philip. The incident occurred about 5 p.m. and police said it did not take place in the midst of the St Philip Carnival... Read More


Fogging schedule December 1 to 4

30 November 2015

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito this week, when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Tuesday: The unit will visit St Peter and St James, to fog areas including Station... Read More




Has independence lost its significance to Barbadians?

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