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Man accused of kidnapping granted bail

13 February 2019

A 20-year-old man accused of kidnapping a 60-year-old woman from her Fort George Heights, St Michael home last month, was granted bail this afternoon. Read More


UWI selected to lead climate-smart world

13 February 2019

The International Association of Universities (IAU) selected The University of the West Indies (UWI) as its global leader in the mobilisation of research and advocacy for the achievement of a climate-smart world. The IAU designated UWI in recognition of the University’s... Read More


UPDATE: Man dies after cutlass attack

13 February 2019

Police have identified the elderly man who was the victim of a fatal cutlass attack late last night as 74-year-old Douglas Barker of Walkspring St Thomas. Lawmen say that Barker was attacked at a residence i around 11:05 p.m Read More


Man dies after cutlass attack

13 February 2019

An elderly man who was the victim of a cutlass attack late last night has passed away. Police say the man, whose name has not been released, was attacked at a residence in Walkes Spring, St Thomas. Read More


Sargassum takeover

13 February 2019

SOME BEACH OPERATORS on the South Coast are in a financial bind as an invasion of Sargassum seaweed chokes their business.Large piles of thick algae have taken over Silver Sands beach in Christ Church and transformed the beautiful crystal waters into a brown wash. Read More


Hoteliers may be ‘holding back’

13 February 2019

BARBADOS MAY BE LOSING a substantial amount in foreign exchange because some hotels could be keeping much of their earnings from bookings paid for overseas, outside of the country.This suggestion from regional economist Marla Dukharan came in her assessment of why Barbados... Read More


IMF pleased with island’s progress

13 February 2019

GOVERNMENT’S EFFORT to fix the economy is on target, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).After a visit here last week at Government’s invitation, IMF mission leader Dr Bert van Selm yesterday said the country “continues to make good progress in implementing its... Read More


Estimates on Monday

12 February 2019

The Estimates Debate will start on Monday at 10 a.m. Before the House of Assembly adjourned earlier tonight, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn laid the 2019 to 2020 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure. Read More


Ministry of Health and Wellness tackling rat problem

12 February 2019

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has allocated BDS$155 000 and established a multi-sectoral team to implement a scaled-up vector control programme in response to the increased sightings of rats on the island. Read More


ID cards don’t have to be replaced after ten years

12 February 2019

Chief Electoral Officer, Angela Taylor, is reminding the public, particularly the business community, that there is no law requiring a person to replace a Barbados Identification (ID) Card after ten years. Read More


Main gate at Central Police Station closed tomorrow

12 February 2019

The public is asked to note that tomorrow the main gate at Central Police Station, in Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, St Michael, will be closed to all traffic for the entire day. Read More


Codrington students donate to YWCA

12 February 2019

Last week, two 14-year-old students of at The Codrington School handed over a brand new computer and printer to Margaret Daniels, coordinator of the YWCA Reading Club in Bridgetown. Read More


IMF pleased with progress in turning around Barbados economy

12 February 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Barbados continues to make “good progress” in its efforts to turn around an ailing economy supported by a multi-million dollar Extended Fund Facility (EEF). Read More


Wallet found on Dover Beach

12 February 2019

A wallet belonging to visitor Brad Kirkton was found on Dover Beach yesterday. If you have any information on how to contact the owner please call Irecka Louis at THE NATION at 430-5470. Read More


Rats on the rise

11 February 2019

There is an upsurge in the rodent population in Barbados and it is costing Government almost $200 000 annually in its baiting programme. The problem has become so widespread that seven of the nine polyclinics with health inspectors attached to them have been increasing... Read More


Govt boots ‘paying off’

11 February 2019

Asking the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) to join forces with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) was a necessary step to show criminals Barbados was taking crime prevention seriously. Read More


Market plans please fisherfolk

11 February 2019

Government’s plans to upscale fish markets across Barbados have received the approval of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (BARNUFO). Read More


MISSING: Peter Phillips

11 February 2019

The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing man. He is 46-year-old Peter Phillips, alias “Pete” of 7F Factory Avenue, Wildey, St Michael. Read More


MISSING: Kiara Sandiford

11 February 2019

The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating missing 15-year-old girl, Kiara Sandiford of Mount Hillaby, St Andrew.Lawmen say she left the residence of her mother Sophia Sandiford, sometime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. last Saturday... Read More


Landfill ‘off limits’

10 February 2019

THERE IS TO BE no recurrence of people trespassing on the premises of the Mangrove Landfill and removing items dumped there.This warning has come from chairman of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), Senator Rudy Grant Read More


Fake tenant evicted

10 February 2019

TEN MONTHS OF FREE LIVING came to an abrupt end for a St Peter “tenant” yesterday.Mark Daisley had been shacking up in an unfinished wall house at Lot 14 Leslie Gardens, Maynards, without the owner’s knowledge, far less permission, but it all ended yesterday under the... Read More


With more public servants set to go home next month, do you think that the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme (BERT) is working?