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    March 23

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Tuesday’s prayer day on school violence

20 March 2018

The Barbados Christian Council (BEC) has organised a National Day of Prayer in a bid to address the recent rise in violence in the country’s schools. It is at the request of the Ministry of Education and will take place next Tuesday, March 27. In a release, BEC... Read More


Bail, not jail, for husband

20 March 2018

She had to make a choice – a word in the affirmative would have seen her husband remanded to HMP Dodds. But after having her suggestion that Christopher Lloyd Yearwood be sent to rehab facility Verdun House turned down, Yearwood’s wife eventually consented to him... Read More


Social workers ‘more than about handouts’

20 March 2018

Social workers want more opportunities to explore their potential as professionals in the private sector. President of the Barbados Association of Professional Social Workers (BAPSW), Sharon-Rose Gittens, said there were about 500 social workers and about half of... Read More


‘Pepper’ back on remand

20 March 2018

The man was obsessed with him. That was the excuse given by Tremaine Dario “Pepper” Yarde when he made his second appearance on an assault charge in as many weeks in the District “A” Magistrates’ Courts yesterday. And once again, the 24-year-old was remanded to HMP... Read More


Traffic accident in the area of George Lamming Primary

20 March 2018

Police are on the scene of an accident at Bridge Road, St Michael. Initial reports reaching Nation Online indicate an adult and a child were struck by a car near George Lamming Primary School. The road is impassable and motorists should seek an alternative route.... Read More


Over 5 000 land tax bills returned

20 March 2018

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has recorded 5 125 in undelivered land tax bills and other mail from the Post Office, which were mailed since September last year. Manager, Communications and PR, with the BRA, Carolyn Williams-Gayle, said the returned bills were... Read More


Police still investigating hit-and-run

20 March 2018

Police are still actively conducting investigations into a hit-and-run accident, which occurred sometime after 6 p.m., on Sunday, March 11, along Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, resulting in serious injuries pedestrian – Ronald Knight, 45, of Exchange Hill, St Michael. ... Read More


New events for Oistins Fish Festival

20 March 2018

Organisers of the FLOW Oistins Fish Festival today announced a slew of new events for this year's event. Among the new events announced at this morning's launch in the Oistins Bay Garden by funding and partner relations coordinator Alex McDonald were historical walks... Read More


Branch library closing for renovations

20 March 2018

Members of the public are asked to note that the Six Cross Roads Branch Library, St Philip, will close for renovations from Monday, March 26, until further notice. Outstanding books may be returned during the closure to the headquarters of the National Library Service,... Read More


Run Tsunami Run 5k walk and run

20 March 2018

Those interested in learning what it would be like to run from a tsunami are being challenged to enter the Run Tsunami Run 5K Walk and Run on Sunday, March 25. The challenge will kick off at the Trents Playing Field, Holetown, St James, from 4 p.m., and will take... Read More


Branford Taitt Polyclinic to close early until further notice

20 March 2018

The Ministry of Health is advising the public that the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St Michael, has temporarily ceased extended opening hours to 6:30 p.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m. daily until further notice. This is necessary to address challenges being... Read More


Death shock

19 March 2018

Soon after the sun rose, lifelong St Lawrence resident, 56-year-old Laura Springer, was found dead in her home. And the unnatural death has left the Christ Church community in a state of shock. “It got the whole neighbourhood shake up. I know what I’m telling... Read More


Sugar lump

19 March 2018

Sugar workers feel mistreated and left out of the loop, while the private cane owners want the millions of dollars Government owes them. That was the scene yesterday as the country waits to hear when the delayed 2018 sugar harvest will actually begin. During a... Read More


Pupils back in class

19 March 2018

Some parents of Blackman And Gollop Primary School pupils are not pleased that with just a few days left before the end of term, classes have finally resumed. Upset by the school’s several closures and interruptions to teaching, parents of students at the Staple... Read More


April move to new Immigration offices

19 March 2018

Staff of the Immigration Department should be working in their new headquarters from April 3. General secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Roslyn Smith, said last week they got correspondence that the building at Barbados Tourism Investment Car... Read More


Natalie regrets gun pictures

19 March 2018

I was stupid! That was how Independent candidate for The City of Bridgetown, Natalie Harewood, has described viral photographs of her posing with firearms. In one of the six photos circulating, the former sex worker was seen holding a shotgun, while in another she... Read More


PM advises: Take money

19 March 2018

If money is being shared out this election season, take some, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has advised Barbadians. He said that daily hollow promises were being made out by his political opponents to ordinary citizens, in an attempt to undermine their confidence... Read More


MSMEs stand to benefit from direct assistance grant scheme

19 March 2018

Minister of Industry, Donville Inniss, is satisfied that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) stand to benefit from the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) new look Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS). The scheme, which comes under the... Read More


Treasury Department moving

19 March 2018

The public is advised that the Treasury Department will be relocated to the Ground Floor, National Housing Corporation Building, Country Road, St Michael, from Wednesday, March 21. The telephone numbers for the department will remain the same. Read More


St Lawrence community rocked by death

19 March 2018

The quiet community of St Lawrence, Christ Church was rocked this morning by the news of the death of one of its long-standing residents. Minutes before the sun rose to mark the start of the penultimate week before the Holy week, lifelong St Lawrence resident, 55-year-old... Read More


Unnatural death in St Lawrence

19 March 2018

Police are currently on the scene of an unnatural death in St Lawrence, Christ Church. Police public relations officer, Inspector Rodney Innis, said they received the report around 6 a.m., and that the deceased is a middle-aged woman from the community. Read More




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