Small a giant with design

30 July 2016

CONGRATULATIONS MAY NOT be in order for bandleader Kevin Small – at least not from some of his peers. This year marked the second time that his band Fifth Element earned the Best Junior Band title at the recently held Junior Kadooment and fair; they first won the... Read More


Evan the bottle stop patriot

30 July 2016

EVAN CLARK is showing his love for Barbados in a creative way. The Union Park, St Philip resident has created a four-by-four foot display commemorating the island’s 50th anniversary of independence completely out of bottle stoppers. “I was collecting stoppers... Read More


Police out in numbers for Foreday

29 July 2016

ACTING POLICE COMISSIONER Tyrone Griffith is among a large number of policemen on the road for the Forday Morning Jam. Griffith was among a group of officers at Queen’s Park where 17 bands are waiting to move off to start the early morning jump up. Three truckloads... Read More


Employ licensed security guards, promoters told

29 July 2016

AS LAST LAP Crop Over events continue in earnest this weekend, those holding them are reminded that the security guards they employ should be licensed. This reminder has come from security officer in the Ministry of Defence and Security, Earl Deane, who said no security... Read More


Diaspora conference next week

29 July 2016

HUNDREDS OF BARBADIANS living here and abroad are expected to converge at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) next week to attend the Barbados Network Consultation (BNC) 2016, also known as the Diaspora Conference. The biennially-held conference will take place... Read More


Security guard granted bail

29 July 2016

A SECURITY GUARD was released on bail today after he appeared in court in connection with a violent beating making the rounds on social media. Francis Anthony Alcide, 45, was ordered to stay away from the complainant and to report to the District “E” Police Station... Read More


Disaster plans in place for media houses

29 July 2016

THE FLOW OF information will continue where possible in the event of a natural disaster as media houses have announced that they have contingency plans in place. And while some have admitted to not testing those plans to their fullest extent, media managers have... Read More


Quick fix, but MP not happy

29 July 2016

JUST 24 HOURS after the Midweek Nation highlighted motorists’ complaints about massive potholes left in Pine North-South Road after major excavation for utility services, the surface has been repaved. But while motorists can now drive without fear of damage to their... Read More


Independence hero

29 July 2016

BARBADOS’ ONLY LIVING National Hero Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers has been credited with playing a significant role in helping the island to gain its independence in 1966. That is according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who told thousands of spectators at Kensington... Read More


‘Safest jam yet’

29 July 2016

ACTING COMMISSIONER of Police Tyrone Griffith has given his word that security will be the tightest in the history of Foreday Morning Jam. With over 15 000 revellers and 57 bands expected to hit Bridgetown tomorrow morning for one of the biggest events of the Crop... Read More


BWA back pay starts

29 July 2016

BACK PAY money has started to flow in for Barbados Water Authority (BWA) employees from yesterday. One BWA worker informed the WEEKEND NATION that they started receiving the funds, but some were saying that the amounts “were not right”. When contacted, chairman... Read More


QC head: Yes to republic

29 July 2016

BARBADOS SHOULD HAVE moved to become a republic long ago. This is the view of educator Dr David Browne who responded with an emphatic “yes” when Minister of Industry Donville Inniss posed the question on Wednesday night. Browne, who is also the principal of Queen’s... Read More


Churches tapping into sun

29 July 2016

CHURCHES IN BARBADOS appear to be warming up to the benefits of solar energy. Investigations have revealed that at least four churches – The Church of Nazarene at Collymore Rock, The James Street Methodist Church, Shalem Evangelical Church and the New Berean Bible... Read More


Roadblock for Day Two jump

29 July 2016

STAY AWAY FROM the East Coast on Tuesday if you are not in the band. That was the message from the organisers of Day Two, a major Kadooment-like jump-up featuring about 1 000 revellers, who will hit the streets on the picturesque St Andrew coast to celebrate the... Read More


Extra day ‘a blessing’

29 July 2016

VENDORS PREPARING for the upcoming Crop Over festivities are singing the praises of the extra day for Bridgetown Market. This year, August 2 will be a bank holiday as both Grand Kadooment and Emancipation Day falls on August 1 and thus the vendors will be able to... Read More


Fete but don’t overdo it, doc advises

29 July 2016

LEADING CARDIOLOGIST Dr Richard Ishmael has issued some advice to revellers who will be participating in the last lap Crop Over festivities over the next couple of days. In responding to a question about how Barbadians should approach events like Foreday Morning... Read More


BWA: Help if you can

29 July 2016

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS specialist at the Barbados Water Authority Joy-Ann Haigh is urging Barbadians to lend a helping hand to the grieving family of Melissa Eastmond. Eastmond, 27, an employee of the Alcar Cleaning Enterprises and mother of three, passed away... Read More


Official funeral service for Sir Frederick August 5

28 July 2016

THE OFFICIAL SERVICE of thanksgiving for the life of former Attorney-General of Barbados and eminent jurist, Sir Frederick Gladstone Smith, takes place on Friday, August 5, at the James Street Methodist Church, Bridgetown. The service, which will be officiated... Read More


Christ Church woman accused of harbouring offender gets bail

28 July 2016

THIRTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Nyree Lewis was granted $10 000 bail when she appeared in the District "A" Magistrates' Court today charged with assisting an offender. The September Square, Harts Gap, Christ Church resident is accused of harbouring 21-year-old wanted man Romario... Read More


Emancipation Day walk to be held on Monday

28 July 2016

BARBADIANS ARE BEING encouraged to participate in this year’s Emancipation Day Walk, which will be held on Monday, August 1. Celebrations will take the form of a motorcade and walk, and walkers in their African-inspired wear are asked to assemble at the National... Read More


Police investigating car park incident

28 July 2016

POLICE SAY THEY are looking into an altercation involving two men in the car park of Jordans Supermarket in Fitts Village, St James. A video of the incident has been widely circulated on social media. Police say a 36-year-old St James man reported a case of serious... Read More




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