More options under National Development Scholarships 2016

31 May 2016

THERE ARE ALMOST triple the number of options under this year’s National Development Scholarships as compared to last year, and Barbadians are being encouraged to apply now. Interested persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have already been accepted at an internationally-accredited... Read More


Nation newscast May 31, 2016

31 May 2016

In tonight's news: Owen Arthur sees information technology as Barbados’ economic driver. The most expensive property on the west coast is up for sale. Ticket sales said to be going well as Guyana prepares for its first international cricket in three years.... Read More


BUT lawyers on standby

31 May 2016

THE BARBADOS UNION of Teachers (BUT) could be headed to court to fight salary deductions of members who attended union meetings on April 29 and May 4 this year. President Pedro Shepherd said the legal team was on standby to pursue the case, if a meeting with permanent... Read More


Blow to ex-wife

31 May 2016

THE FORMER WIFE of Derek Lovell, the man who is suspected to have killed his spouse, Kimberly, before committing suicide, said his actions have shocked her. Dale Lovell, 39, was married to Derek for 16 years and said, that for a moment, it crossed her mind that... Read More


Symmonds: Report shows financial lawlessness

31 May 2016

A MEMBER of the Public Accounts Committee has expressed alarm at the latest findings of the Auditor General’s report. Opposition Member of Parliament Kerrie Symmonds is particularly upset with the claim that more than $765.7 million in advances were outstanding to... Read More


Owner of collapsed house knocks UDC

31 May 2016

A DEM TURNED BEE believes he is being victimised by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) because he assisted in breaking its stronghold in the St Michael West constituency many years ago. Rashid Foster, of Morris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, whose house collapsed... Read More


Jones: I’m not backing down

31 May 2016

EMBATTLED Minister of Education Ronald Jones has made it clear to all that he will not be moved. And he voiced annoyance over what he called an insurgence led by “a dangerous group in white” who were fuelling calls for his resignation. “You don’t have to like... Read More


Parents plan action despite GG’s scheduled visit

31 May 2016

GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Elliott Belgrave could find himself driving into a parents’ protest at St Matthew’s Primary School tomorrow. Some upset parents have warned that the head of state could face either a half-empty Hothersal Turning, St Michael school or placard-bearing... Read More


Duty-free town call

31 May 2016

A BOLD NEW INITIATIVE has been put forward to stimulate business in both Bridgetown and Speightstown. The Ministry of Finance is being asked to allow businesses in both towns to offer goods at duty-free prices, and also at a reduced VAT rate. The one caveat, however,... Read More


Nation newscast May 30, 2016

30 May 2016

In tonight's news: BAS CEO says onion and poultry production are up but imports continue. A warning that government will have to pay for abandoning the Cahill plant. Julian “Michael Jackson” White wins another road tennis Blast. Read More


Public urged to wear green on Friday

30 May 2016

MEMBERS OF THE public are being encouraged to wear green this Friday, June 3, in celebration of World Environment Day, which falls on Sunday, June 5. This will also form part of the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage’s activities to mark Environment Month 2016,... Read More


Reverend Byer laid to rest

30 May 2016

REVEREND DR EDWIN Rudolph Byer was laid to rest today in a ceremony and burial at the St George Parish Church. Byer, who lost his battle against Alzheimer’s disease, was 75 years old at the time of his death. His daughter Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo eulogised... Read More


Motion against McDowall

30 May 2016

PRESIDENT OF THE National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni McDowall, is being accused of behaving in a way that could fracture the organisation, causing strike action at the secretariat and, among other things, acting outside his powers. These are among the... Read More


Death shock

30 May 2016

EVEN THOUGH DEREK LOVELL displayed some recent behaviour described as “strange”, Fabian Sargeant did not believe that it would end with his sister Kimberly Lovell’s death at her husband’s hands. As family members tried to come to grips with the double tragedy yesterday,... Read More


Layne: Auditor General being ignored

30 May 2016

THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT clearly shows a flagrant disregard for the public’s purse. That was the opinion of retired permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance, William Layne, as he commented on the recently-released Auditor General’s 2016 Report. The report... Read More


Awesome Gospel

30 May 2016

Thousands soaked up the sweet gospel beats at theFlow One Awesome Day at Farley Hill National Park yesterday, the climax of GospelFest 2016. Patrons streamed into the St Peter park, many with their chairs and picnic baskets, to hear the line-up of local and international... Read More


BLP’s weir flying south

30 May 2016

IT WAS ST PHILIP NORTH in the last general election for Indar Weir, but now the businessman is heading south. He confirmed to the DAILY NATION yesterday that he was switching from the St Philip North constituency and will be contesting Sunday’s nomination to be the... Read More


Plan not yet final

30 May 2016

PARLIAMENT HAS ALREADY GIVEN its approval, but the near $100 million rescue plan for British American Insurance Company (Barbados) Limited (BAICO) is not a done deal. The DAILY NATION has confirmed that on June 30, Justice Jacqueline Cornelius will accept submissions... Read More


Family at a loss

29 May 2016

FAMILY and friends of health care workers Derek and Kimberly Lovell are still trying to understand what would have caused the Geriatric Hospital orderly to kill his 27-year-old wife, a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Read More


Government continuing fight against NCDs

29 May 2016

MINISTER OF HEALTH John Boyce wants the future of health care in Barbados to be completed through a full-country approach. Read More


VIDEO: Looking for historic flag hole

29 May 2016

FOR THOSE who were absent or unborn, efforts are being undertaken to recapture the moment of the birth of Barbados as a nation November 30, 1966 by the Garrison Consortium. This is being done through the use of ground penetrating scanning equipment to find any remains... Read More




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