Bank prints $114m

26 October 2016

THE CENTRAL BANK has defied its critics and printed a further $114 million to help ease “pressure” on Government’s cash flow needs. And while reporting that the Barbados economy grew by 1.3 per cent in the nine month period ended September 30, the bank has lowered its... Read More


‘No plans’ to privatise SSA

26 October 2016

THE SANITATION SERVICE AUTHORITY (SSA) will not be privatised, according to Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe. He said he had already made this “abundantly clear” to the workers of the SSA. Read More


Local debt ‘no concern’

26 October 2016

BARBADOS’ INVESTED DEBT is not a problem. And further, said senior operations officer for Government securites at the Central Bank of Barbados, Linel Franklin, Government paper “is safe”. Read More


Killer gives tearful apology

26 October 2016

MANSLAYER GARNETT LEVERE BROME made a tearful apology to the family of Caroline Forde, the woman he killed, saying a life was lost that he “loved, . . . but things happen”. Read More


Households’ double blow

26 October 2016

AFTER WEEKS of water shortages, members of a rural community say their problems are now compounded by “suspicious” discoloured water. Three households at Gays, St Peter, reported that residents, one as young as four years old, had to seek medical attention after using... Read More


Arthur talks economics

26 October 2016

NEVER ONE TO shy away from a political conversation, former prime minister Owen Arthur put his cards on the table regarding a number of economic subjects yesterday. Read More


Glendairy Prison to be decommissioned, party to follow

25 October 2016

HER MAJESTY’S PRISON Glendairy will come alive on Saturday, October 29, with an open day and guided tours of the historic building at Station Hill, St Michael, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the open day and participate in guided... Read More


Woman granted bail on stabbing charge

25 October 2016

A ST PETER woman was granted bail today after she pleaded guilty to stabbing a man in a bar on Saturday. Twenty-six-year-old Adonna Elane Boyce of Gays, St Peter appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court charged with serious bodily harm in relation to the... Read More


RBPF mourning loss of officer

25 October 2016

THE ROYAL BARBADOS Police Force is mourning the sudden death of one of its officers. Police public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said Acting Station Sergeant Elvis Grafton Foster complained of feeling unwell and was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth... Read More


Eden Lodge Nursery to reopen Wednesday

25 October 2016

THE EDEN LODGE Nursery will reopen tomorrow after industrial cleaning at the St Michael facility today. Deputy director of the Child Care Board Denise Nurse confirmed to NATION ONLINE that the facility was closed yesterday for cleaning because “some children had... Read More


International business key to economic recovery, says Arthur

25 October 2016

BARBADOS’ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS sector needs to be shored up in a hurry, if Government is to ensure a bounce-back of the economy, says former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur. Arthur, who led the country from 1994 to 2008, said earlier today it can’t be business as... Read More


Talk on post-Independence investment options

25 October 2016

CHANGES IN LOCAL investment options over the years were highlighted this morning as Global Event Planners staged an investment showcase at the Grande Salle. General manager of the Barbados Stock Exchange, Marlon Yarde pointed out that mutual funds and stocks/shares... Read More


Vehicle overturns in Warrens

25 October 2016

THE COMMUTE OF motorists using the D'Arcy Scott Roundabout in Warrens, St Michael was seriously affected this morning. A vehicle overturned causing a backup in traffic around 7:15. It could not be determined at the time if anyone sustained injuries. Read More


Mia: Try this woman as PM

25 October 2016

A VOTE FOR a female representative has not brought the kind of benefits the people of St John expected, says Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley, but a vote for a female prime minister will. Mottley told party faithfuls at Sunday night’s nomination meeting... Read More


No word on Liam’s cause of death

25 October 2016

AN AUTOPSY ON five-year-old Liam Bridgeman was completed since October 19; however the cause of death has not been revealed to the public. The Royal Barbados Police Force’s Public Relations Officer acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said they would not be able to give... Read More


Tribute to Sir Frederick tomorrow

25 October 2016

THE COURT and members of the Bar will pay tribute to former Attorney General and judge, the late Sir Frederick Smith, at a special sitting of the Supreme Court of Judicature tomorrow. Members of the public are also invited to attend the sitting, which will be held... Read More


Claims ‘untrue’

25 October 2016

MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones has defended the education system of Barbados after it came under attack from a representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) who accused it of falling from its traditional standards. Jones brought up the issue while... Read More


Over to CPO

25 October 2016

THE DEMOTION OF Akanni McDowall from the senior position of Acting Health Planning Officer 1 to his substantive post of Environmental Health Assistant 1 is in the hands of the Chief Personnel Officer (CPO). Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo said that McDowall,... Read More


FULL STORY: We will not tolerate abuse of our journalists

25 October 2016

THIS NEWSPAPER will not tolerate physical assaults on our staff, regardless of the quarter from which they emanate. And on the unfortunate occasions when they do occur, we will respond with every legitimate means at our disposal. Such attacks on journalists offend our... Read More


Hyatt Tour

25 October 2016

WITH THREATS OF LEGAL ACTION looming, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart seems to be coming closer to a final decision on the controversial Hyatt Hotel. Yesterday morning, Stuart, who has direct responsibility for the Town and Country Development Planning Office, toured... Read More


Four Bees in battle

25 October 2016

ALL EYES WILL BE on the St Michael North West constituency when the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) holds its final nomination meeting tomorrow evening. Four candidates are expected to be in the contest hoping to get constituents’ support to represent the party whenever... Read More




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