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Two in hospital after River Terminal fight

15 December 2017

Two men involved in a vicious altercation that was caught on video have being hospitalised. Witnesses confirmed that the altercation, which took place on Tuesday afternoon in the River Bus Terminal, was a result of an attempted robbery. In the end, two men were... Read More

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‘Expose vote buyers’

15 December 2017

Anyone who has evidence of vote buying in Barbados should speak up so guilty people can be brought to justice. And the newest Archbishop of Port of Spain, Jason Gordon, is prepared to lead by example. “If I ever saw someone paying for a vote, I would be happy... Read More

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Bizzy: Pay up

15 December 2017

Prominent businessman Ralph “Bizzy” Wiliams wants the money owed to his companies by both Government and the private sector. And, he has hinted strongly that he is not afraid to take the entities that owe his companies money to court, to get what is rightfully his.... Read More

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Brighter winter

15 December 2017

The 2017 winter tourist season officially begins today and tourism officials are predicting an even better performance next year. Reporting to the fourth quarterly meeting of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association on Wednesday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre,... Read More

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Mia tells PM to speak up

15 December 2017

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is calling on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to break his silence on a number of issues she considers to be of national importance. In a press statement released yesterday, Mottley called Stuart’s silence “reprehensible”. She said he... Read More

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Shoppers tight-fisted

15 December 2017

The dreaded NSRL tax has now become the Grinch of Christmas. It’s not shaping up to be a very merry Christmas for businesses in Bridgetown, with most of them reporting extremely slow sales for the Yuletide season. And they have put the blame squarely on the shoulders... Read More

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Camouflage hat puts labourer in court trouble

15 December 2017

After admitting he had camouflage clothing and also possessed cannabis, a labourer was given the opportunity to join the Drug Treatment Court. Jalani Akil Lewis, who was represented by Mohia Ma’at, was charged with the offence on Tuesday. Prosecutor Sergeant... Read More

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Drivers injured in three-car collision

14 December 2017

Police are conducting investigations into a three-vehicle accident with injuries which occurred around 9:25 a.m. today along the Adams Section of the ABC Highway. It resulted in three people being injured. One car was driven by 65-year-old Michael Prescod of Dayrells... Read More

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Enhanced Barbados-Japan relations a plus

14 December 2017

The establishment of a resident Japanese diplomatic presence in Barbados has led to enhanced diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Bridgetown. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steven Blackett, praised the strong friendship which spanned five... Read More

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Drug-accused remanded after failing to secure surety

14 December 2017

A St Michael woman was remanded to prison when she appeared in court yesterday charged with four drug offences. Thirty-eight-year-old Patricia Meldonia Weekes of Goodland Main Road is accused of possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking... Read More

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Line shift

14 December 2017

THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) has turned to a City pipeline which has not been used for ten years in order to stop sewage escaping on the vital South Coast tourist belt. With one eye on the tourist winter season, a major foreign exchange earner, and the festive... Read More

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More youths seek charity

14 December 2017

THERE’S A GRAVE CONCERN about the number of young people turning to the Salvation Army for assistance. Speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday following the charity’s annual Christmas hamper distribution, business manager Sherma Evelyn said although she was unable... Read More

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Let us know!

14 December 2017

CHAIRMAN OF THE Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Roseanne Myers, has called for transparency in the way Government-owned property is being divested. Her comments come on the heels of yesterday’s NATION Front Page Editorial which revealed that the Government-owned... Read More

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Glad to be home for the holidays

14 December 2017

GRANTLEY ADAMS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT was a hive of activity Tuesday afternoon as many Barbadians living abroad returned home for the holidays. There were hugs, kisses, loud shouts of excitement and tears as family members reunited with loved ones, some of whom they... Read More

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Two businesses hit by fire

14 December 2017

A FARMER suspects arson after sustaining losses of between $40 000 and $60 000 in a fire early Monday morning. It was the first of two fires in St Philip in three days at businesses near to each other. Around 4:45 a.m. on Monday, a storage facility at Paradise... Read More

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Redman's change of heart

14 December 2017

EMBATTLED PRESIDENT of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary Redman, appears to have done another about-turn. On the eve of school going on recess for the Christmas holidays, the DAILY NATION has learnt that Redman, who is currently on pre-retirement... Read More

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Missing teen located

13 December 2017

Shayria Maricia Maynard has been traced and is safe. Earlier today police asked for assistance in locating the 12-year-old of Frenches, St George. The Royal Barbados Police Force thanked the public and the media for their assistance in the matter. Read More

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Four injured in collision between route taxi and bus

13 December 2017

Police are investigating an accident which left four people nursing injuries. It occurred around 2:20 p.m. today along Belle Road, St Michael and involved a route taxi and a Transport Board bus. The route taxi was driven by 25-year-old Andre Atkins of Pilgrim... Read More

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Free workshops for refrigeration and AC technicians

13 December 2017

Refrigeration and air conditioning service technicians are invited to sign up for one of three free workshops entitled New and Alternative Refrigeration and Refrigerant Technologies, to be hosted by the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage between January and March... Read More

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Government continuing to monitor Lower Estate dump

13 December 2017

Following the issue of an abatement notice on December 1, which required the closure of the dump at Lower Estate, St George, the Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor and give advice in respect of the public health threat. ... Read More

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Porey Spring man on gun, ammunition charges

13 December 2017

Members of the Anti-Gun Unit have arrested and formally charged a St Thomas man with unlawful possession of a firearm and seven rounds of ammunition. He is 58-year-old Leon Dacosta Hoyte, also referred to as Leon Dacosta Sealy, of Porey Spring. He was arrested... Read More

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