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Youth Week kicks off

23 September 2018

The Ministry of Youth is committed to creating safe spaces for the island's young people. Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment Adrian Forde said this was the ministry’s main focus during this year’s National Youth Week and beyond. “We are focusing on creating... Read More


Plans progressing for trust loans, job programme

23 September 2018

Budding Barbadian entrepreneurs can look out for the promised trust loans by year-end. And hopefully, by the first quarter of next year, the First Jobs Initiative will be officially ready for roll out. Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Investment... Read More


Small business week launched

23 September 2018

The Small Business Association (SBA) kicked off its 2018 week of activities with its church service at the First Baptist Church this morning. Read More


Frederick Smith Secondary School remains closed tomorrow

23 September 2018

The Frederick Smith Secondary School, at Trents, St James, will remain closed tomorrow, Monday, September 24. Read More


PM Mottley participates in UN meetings

23 September 2018

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will address the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Monday, September 24. Read More


St Leonard’s boys’ school closed tomorrow

23 September 2018

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the St Leonard's Boys' School, at Richmond Gap, St Michael, will be closed tomorrow, Monday, September 24, as a result of environmental problems. Read More


Gov’t exploring Uber taxi service

23 September 2018

Government is exploring travel options for Barbadians utilising the Uber service with taxi operators. Read More


Fogging schedule September 24 to 28

23 September 2018

Christ Church continues to be the primary target of the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, as it seeks to control the mosquito population on the south coast of the island. Read More


Central Bank to host information sessions for creditors

23 September 2018

The Central Bank of Barbados, will be hosting a debt exchange forum exclusively for holders of treasury bills, treasury notes and debentures outstanding as of September 30, 2018. Read More


Pastor’s warning

22 September 2018

Two years after he was dismissed as senior pastor of the People’s Cathedral, Pastor Andre Symmonds is cautioning church leaders to beware of the temptations they will encounter in the course of their work. Read More


Sweet move

22 September 2018

The Ministry of Education is stepping up efforts to reduce child obesity in Barbados. Read More


Workers ‘being exploited’

22 September 2018

Barbadians who refuse to make National Insurance Scheme (NIS) payments under the guise of being self-employed run the risk of becoming destitute, say a construction magnate and a trade unionist. Read More


DLP statement on passing of Evelyn Greaves

22 September 2018

On behalf of the officers and members of the Democratic Labour Party I wish to express our deep shock and sadness on learning of the passing of Comrade Evelyn Greaves. Read More


Statement by PM Mottley on passing of Evelyn Greaves

22 September 2018

It is with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of Mr. Evelyn Greaves this morning. The circumstances of his passing are still unclear, but the suddenness will certainly be deeply upsetting to his wife and family. Read More


Evelyn Greaves passes suddenly

22 September 2018

Noted trade unionist and former Cabinet Minister Evelyn Greaves has died. The 78-year-old, a former High Commissioner to Canada, died suddenly today at his home. Read More


Samuel Jackman Prescod memorial lecture next week

22 September 2018

The 14th Samuel Jackman Prescod Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, September 27, in the auditorium of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, Wildey, St Michael, beginning at 7 p.m. Read More


Tropical Depression #11 forms

22 September 2018

The area of low pressure just east of the Lesser Antilles has become Tropical Depression #11. At 5 a.m. Tropical Depression #11 was located near 13.0N 53.5W or about 405 miles (650 km) east of Barbados. A statement issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services... Read More


Maurice Byer men’s group to meet on Monday

22 September 2018

When the Men’s Health Group at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic meets on Monday, September 24, the featured speaker will be the group’s vice president, Wayne Yearwood. Yearwood, a former senior executive at the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited, will speak on the... Read More


In care of ‘dons’

21 September 2018

A criminologist is warning that gun violence has reached epidemic proportions and it is being compounded by the increasing presence of “dons” in communities. Although senior research officer at the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit, Kim Ramsay, declined... Read More


Van ruckus

21 September 2018

It started with a fight on a minibus, and by the time the mass confusion had ended at Haggatt Hall, St Michael, police had hauled away a schoolboy and an ackee vendor. While a NATION team was interviewing roadside vendors on a triangular median near the J.T.C. Ramsay... Read More


Credit bureau fears

21 September 2018

A new credit bureau is expected to be operational here within the next two months, and Caribbean Credit Bureau Ltd (CCBL) boss Grady Clarke fears the writing is on the wall for his company. An upset Clarke told the NATION he notified his staff on Friday some of them... Read More


Barbados has introduced e-passports which feature biometric chips embedded in them. Do you think this will increase security and ease travel?

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