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ATV tours taking toll at Turners

11 February 2016

VEHICULAR TRAFFIC in Turners Hall Woods is damaging the country’s only remaining untouched forest. Minister of Environment and Drainage Denis Lowe is worried this could lead to irreparable damage to the area, and as a result legislation is coming to protect the... Read More

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Ash Wednesday with a GG visit

11 February 2016

INSTEAD of the traditional church service and the mark of the cross of ashes received on Ash Wednesday, children at Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School were yesterday graced with the presence of Sir Elliott Belgrave, Governor General of Barbados. Pastor David... Read More

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Lent a time to reflect, says Bishop

11 February 2016

CHRISTIANS in Barbados joined millions around the world yesterday in the observance of Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the beginning of the solemn season of Lent. Congregations received the traditional cross of ashes on their foreheads, a reminder of the crucifixion... Read More

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Tours ‘rich in history’

11 February 2016

TOURS OF THE CITY of Bridgetown, staged as an attraction for visitors, are turning into a major success. Reservations manager at Black Pearl Party Cruises Inc., Megan McGuire, said that there had been an increase in the Bridgetown excursions organized by her company.... Read More

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Barbados ‘no longer our model’

11 February 2016

TIME WAS when Barbados was considered across the Caribbean as an excellent model of economic and social development. Not so anymore. That’s according to Dr Timothy Harris, the new Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis; whose Team Unity government assumed office in... Read More

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PM: Own your garbage

11 February 2016

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has criticised householders for generating garbage and then dumping it on the public. The garbage, Stuart pointed out, did not belong to the Government and whatever garbage was generated by the Government was properly disposed of, while... Read More

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Barbados and UK sign air services agreement

10 February 2016

BARBADOS AND THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK) have signed an Air Services Agreement which is expected to strengthen existing air transport links between the two countries. Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean and British High Commissioner... Read More

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Shutdown at Applewhaites Pumping Station Friday

10 February 2016

THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) wishes to inform the public that its Applewhaite Pumping Station in St Thomas will be shut down on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in order to facilitate various upgrades. As a result, residents and businesses in parts of St Thomas... Read More

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NATION Newscast February 10, 2016

10 February 2016

IN TONIGHT’S HEADLINES: Man charged with having four pistols. Freundel Stuart tells of the time he intervened to force a driver to pick up trash. And the West Indies Under-19s seek to reach World Cup Final. Read More

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BCSI and CICMC ink agreement

10 February 2016

IMPROVED EXPORT CAPACITY and more targeted management and consulting services are two of several benefits service providers can expect from this morning’s signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries Inc. (BCSI) and the... Read More

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Firearm seized

10 February 2016

Michael Ricardo Lashley with possession of a firearm. According to a police release, a search warrant was executed at the Bush Hall Main Road, St Michael home of the 33-year-old on Tuesday and an air pistol was discovered. Lashley is expected to appear at the... Read More

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Girl found

10 February 2016

THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED that 13-year-old Adrianna Marshall, of Bush Hall, St Michael who was reported missing has been traced. The student of Darryl Jordan Secondary School had been missing since Monday. The Royal Barbados Police Force thanked the public and the... Read More

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Food of the enslaved Part 2

10 February 2016

ACCORDING TO JOSEPH HOLLOWAY, the major crops that were brought from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade included rice, okra, tania (yam), black-eyed peas, kidney and lima beans. It had been documented that in 1687 a physician, Sir Hans Sloane, who was living... Read More

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Wanted man Murray charged

10 February 2016

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and charged wanted man Tre Murray with several serious offences, including use of a firearm. The 23-year-old of Block 19E, Fernihurst, Black Rock, St Michael faces two counts of use of a firearm, on May 23 and September 21 last year. He is... Read More

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Police appeals

10 February 2016

POLICE ARE APPEALING for information from members of the public who witnessed an accident which occurred last Saturday on the ABC Highway near St Barnabas, St Michael. This accident involved a motor car driven by Carolyn Wickham and pedestrian Ione Gilkes who died... Read More

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Jailed for two years

10 February 2016

A JAMAICAN WOMAN will spend the next two years at HMP Dodds after pleading guilty to several drug charges. Jennifer Marcia Coley, 45, pleaded guilty to possession of 18 kilogrammes of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation. Coley... Read More

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Man charged for guns and cannabis

10 February 2016

A ST MICHAEL MAN is scheduled to appear in court today after being arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms and cannabis. Police say 26-year-old Rico Antonio Greenidge of Free Hill, Black Rock, went to the Bridgetown Port last Friday to clear a consignment... Read More

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UWI students mark Ash Wednesday

10 February 2016

STUDENTS IN THE faculty of Humanities and Education included an Ash Wednesday service in their ongoing week of activities today. The turnout in Lecture Theatre 3 was low, but they made joyful noises during the praise and worship segment to usher in the reflection... Read More

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VIDEO: Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in New York

10 February 2016

AN EXCERPT from the address given by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at the annual Cocktail Sip, hosted by Friends of Barbados (DLP) Association in New York Sunday, February 7, 2016. Read More

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Fund open for Taitt family

10 February 2016

THE NATION PUBLISHING COMPANY LIMITED has launched an online fund for the children of the Taitt family. The online fundraising campaign, which was opened from yesterday, is in response to the plea of the children’s father, Alvin Taitt. In September 2015, he rescued... Read More

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War on virus

10 February 2016

AN ALL-OUT ATTACK on the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the carrier of the explosively spreading Zika virus, begins next week with the prosecution of mosquito breeders, fogging even on weekends and more hands to operate the fumigating machines. All seven polyclinics will... Read More

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