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Move to reform Aborigine policy

17 June 2010

CANBERRA – Australia plans to reform a policy criticised as racist for restricting how Outback Aborigines spend their welfare cheques by applying it to recipients regardless of ethnicity, the prime minister said yesterday. The policy aims to reduce alcohol and drug... Read More

Murder rate down in Jamaica

17 June 2010

KINGSTON – Murders for the first two weeks of June are trending downwards when compared with the same period last year, but the police are not ready to credit the decline to their late-May push to dismantle gangs in Kingston. Police statistics obtained by The Gleaner... Read More

Central bank suspends insurer

17 June 2010

PORT OF SPAIN: Central Bank officials Tuesday suspended the operations of Motor and General Insurance Company after the Port of Spain-based firm was struggling to maintain the required quantity of money in its statutory fund. Inspector of Financial Institutions at the... Read More


Crime jump

17 June 2010

CRIME has escalated over the last 12 months and Commissioner of Police, Darwin Dottin, is also concerned over the growing menace of drug trafficking and abuse. Read More


Ri-Ri's home

17 June 2010

FRESH FROM a successful whirlwind tour of Europe, local superstar Rihanna came home for a little rest and relaxation yesterday.Roving NATION photographer Sandy Pitt was on the spot as Rihanna greeted her mother Monica Fenty with a hug at Grantley Adams International... Read More


Residents pleased with shuttle

17 June 2010

Residents of the Joe’s River St Joseph area are pleased with the shuttle service which began yesterday. Read More

Estwick: Keep bid system fair

17 June 2010

SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANTS have been warned to be vigilant and discourage any activities that could hinder fair competition. Read More

Better air industry with larger carriers

17 June 2010

Barbados could have a more vibrant air transport industry, if its controlling interest in LIAT is used to lure larger regional or extra regional carriers to these shores. Read More


Under stone attack

17 June 2010

GLENDENE HARRIS has complained to the police. She has complained to friends. She has complained to politicians. She has even taken her complaints to an attorney-at-law. Read More


House shifts and floor collapses

17 June 2010

Beverley Lopez and her family are now assessing their living arrangements after their house at Johnson Road, Boscobel, St Peter, slid off the props as the floor collapsed. Read More


Smokey and George receive benefit funds

17 June 2010

THE ENTERTAINMENT fraternity has delivered to colleagues George Jones and Smokey Burke. Read More


LIAT passengers stranded

16 June 2010

The LIAT pilots’ strike left passengers stranded, angry and frustrated yesterday. Many of them vented their anger at the LIAT counter at the Grantley Adams International Airport, demanding accommodation or some other means of getting home. Read More


France floods leave 19 dead

16 June 2010

DRAGUIGNAN, France – At least 19 people were killed in flash floods that hit the back hills of the French Riviera on Wednesday and turned streets into rivers of surging, muddy water, officials said. Read More

Private jets across Windies skies

16 June 2010

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) IS LAUNCHING a private jet service within the Caribbean and North America. Read More


Stray Cats' tail up

16 June 2010

BABYFACE, Ears and The Tryer. Of the 16 acts on stage for the Stray Cats calypso tent opening at Crane Palms, Crane, St Philip, Sunday night, the previously mentioned three are good enough to get the judges’ full attention come judging night later this month. Read More


16 June 2010

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION (NCF) is taking steps to stop any possible leaks this year.An alleged leak of a list of the 18 semi-finalists for last year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition marred festivities, and forced the NCF to investigate whether the judging process... Read More

Now a human trafficking row

16 June 2010

Analysis by RICKEY SINGHAS HAS HAPPENED quite often in recent years with respect to its annual reports on drug trafficking in the Caribbean, the United States of America now seems to have stirred up a hornet’s nest by its latest report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP)... Read More

Sports tourism from Brazil link

16 June 2010

by MIKE KINGMINISTER Of Tourism Richard Sealy says several cultural and sports tourism benefits could be realised from Barbados’ forthcoming airline link-up with Brazil.At a Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) Press conference held at Hilton Barbados yesterday, Sealy said... Read More

LIAT awaiting final decision

16 June 2010

Regional airline LIAT won’t engage in a war of words with the union representing its pilots but will wait until former High Court judge Leroy  Inniss hands down his final decision in the arbitration between  the two parties.The pilots, while constantly threatening industrial... Read More

Road to success not easy, says Stuart

16 June 2010

ACTING PRIME Minister Freundel Stuart yesterday applauded Government’s gesture in gifting land to pop star Rihanna, but cautioned  against giving the impression  the way to the top was easy.Speaking in the House of Assembly during debate on a resolution to vest 2 635... Read More

School meals worker attacked by monkey

16 June 2010

Coral Cummins had the fright of her life yesterday and swears she will never forget it!It was just seconds after emerging through a hole in a fence behind  St Mary’s School that she was attacked from the rear by an assailant.But it wasn’t a man wielding any  gun or... Read More


Should the Barbados Secondary Schools' Entrance Examination (11+) be abolished?