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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Power company working to restore service in St John

13 December 2017

The Barbados Light & Power Company says it has been working to restore power a number of St John communities since yesterday evening. A large tree fell in Wilson Hill just before 7 p.m. on December 12 causing several other trees to fall. Their fall damaged a... Read More


BYS home coming in phases

13 December 2017

After 12 years, the Barbados Youth Service (BYS) will soon have a permanent facility. Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, made this announcement over the weekend during the graduation ceremony of the September 2016 intake of trainees, at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.... Read More


FirstCaribbean confirms it is exploring NYSE listing

13 December 2017

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has confirmed that it is exploring the listing of some of its shares on the stock market in the United States. The confirmation came today, a day after Reuters exclusively reported that Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)... Read More


Missing: Shayria Maynard

13 December 2017

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. She is 12-year-old Shayria Maricia Maynard, a pupil of the Grantley Adams Memorial School who resides at Frenches, St George. She was last seen by her grandfather around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday... Read More


Deadline for filing returns at corporate registry January 31

13 December 2017

The Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) is reminding its partners, clients and the public that the deadline for domestic companies to file their Annual Returns for the year 2017 is Wednesday, January 31. These must be filed at the Corporate... Read More


Hilton concern

13 December 2017

This newspaper has been reliably informed that the authorities here have signed off on the sale of Hilton Barbados, this country’s internationally branded showpiece hotel, for US$80 million. Our information is that London and Regional Properties, owned by Richard... Read More


More gun crime

13 December 2017

A gun amnesty has not worked for Barbados, and the top brass of the Royal Barbados Police Force are appealing to the public to continue to supply them with information so they can get illegal firearms off the streets. This call follows a five per cent increase in... Read More


Joy in The City

13 December 2017

Independence Square was transformed into a Bajan Christmas atmosphere when the Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union held its seasonal concert last Friday night. The hundreds in attendance were put in a festive mood, not only because of the dozens of... Read More


‘Small chance’ of gastro outbreak

13 December 2017

There is only a “small” possibility of any outbreak of gastrointestinal disease as a result of the prolonged South Coast sewage spills. That is the assurance coming from the Ministry of Health, which said several preventative measures had been put in place to manage... Read More


Residents may march

13 December 2017

The stench coming from Anderson Cherry’s Project Recycle Limited quarry must be gone before Christmas, or else residents will be protesting at the Ministry of Health. This warning came from Member of Parliament for St George North, Gline Clarke, yesterday as he and... Read More


Ham thief sent up

13 December 2017

A ham thief yesterday begged the court for help with his addiction, but was instead sentenced to six months in jail. Mackelton DaCosta Wood, of no fixed place of abode, admitted stealing three hams, valued at $238.38, from Popular Discounts yesterday when he appeared... Read More


Preventative measures in place to mitigate health risks

12 December 2017

The Ministry of Health has assured the public that several preventative measures have been put in place to manage and mitigate any potential risk to public health which may result from the sewage overflows on the south coast. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kenneth... Read More


BWA begins sewage system testing

12 December 2017

The Waste Water Division (WWD) of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is starting preparatory work for the bypass in an effort to relieve the current overflows on the south coast of the island caused by a block in the sewage system and a breach in the network. Today... Read More


It’s all in the seasoning!

12 December 2017

It’s all in the seasoning! That’s what makes the pork chops from small roadside shop Freddy’s so popular. In fact, they’re Bim’s Best. The shop, located on the busy Tweedside Road just outside The City, was recently nominated in the Food Category of the Nation Publishing... Read More



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