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Sagicor supporting lighting ceremony again in 2016

29 October 2016

THE COMMUNITY INDEPENDENCE Celebrations Secretariat has received a $25 000 boost for its annual Lighting Ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday, November 1, in National Heroes Square, The City, at 5:30 p.m. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Ruth Blackman,... Read More


DLP unveils Independence Walk

26 October 2016

A SPECIAL SHOWCASE titled the Independence Walk is one of the main events in the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) celebrations for the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence. The special space at the DLP’s George Street, St Michael headquarters was unveiled by... Read More


Broken Trident stops at Harrison College

24 October 2016

THE COMMEMORATIVE Broken Trident made its latest stop on Crumpton Street, The City today at Harrison College. Principal of the school Juanita Wade said some of the students had been eagerly looking forward to hosting a special ceremony on the arrival of the national... Read More


Nine schools in St Michael quiz competition

24 October 2016

NINE SCHOOLS are vying for top honours in this year’s St Michael Battle of the West Primary Schools’ Competition. Two-time champions Westbury Primary will be up against Deacons Primary, Eagle Hall Primary, St Stephen’s, Rock Christian and Trinity Academy. The... Read More


MY STORY: For the love of Bajan food and culture

20 October 2016

MUSHA CHOTHIA was born over 14 000 kilometres away in India. However, he has never spent a birthday there. For almost his entire life, he has resided in Barbados and has never even contemplated moving back to his homeland. And as Barbados gears up celebrations... Read More


National values assessment being undertaken

20 October 2016

A NATIONAL VALUES ASSESSMENT is being conducted to ascertain the views of Barbadians to questions posed by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as to what features of Barbadian life should be reclaimed, retained or discarded as quickly as possible. Stuart made the announcement... Read More


Put up your ‘blue, yellow and black’

18 October 2016

THE PRIME MINISTER wants to see the island decked out in ultramarine and gold as Barbadians moves into the last 43 days before the big celebration to mark 50 years of Independence. And Barbados’ biggest export in those 50 years, Rihanna, will be in to sing the National... Read More


MY STORY: Mixed couple – Colour? What colour?

18 October 2016

MOLISSA AND GAVIN Smith do not see colour. The mixed-race couple did not see it when they met more than a decade ago, they do not see it in their children and they still do not see it today. At a time when some Barbadians are crying foul over a Caucasian-looking... Read More


MY STORY: Family set to make Barbados home

15 October 2016

WHEN CALVIN MCDOWELL met his wife-to-be Sandra, a Barbadian residing in the United States, he thought that was it when it came to love at first sight was. Then he got his first taste of Barbados. And more than three decades later, the American is still madly in... Read More


MY STORY: In love with the rock

13 October 2016

IN OCTOBER OF 1984, with education first and foremost on her mind, Cyntra Smith packed her bags and left her homeland of Trinidad bound for Barbados. Her plan at the time was to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science at the University of... Read More


Springer Memorial stages successful chain link

12 October 2016

HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS from Springer Memorial were joined by schools in the community in staging a chain link to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence. Students from neighbouring Charles F. Broome Memorial, Parkinson Memorial, Erdiston Nursery, The Ann Hill... Read More


MY STORY: From Gros Islet to Bridgetown

08 October 2016

WHEN ASKED WHAT he loves most about Barbados, Patrick Annius replied, without pausing, “Everything.” For that reason alone it’s not hard to understand why he has called Barbados his home for over 40 years. “So long I here, I love Barbados as if it is my home.... Read More


MY STORY: Wilma loves easy pace

06 October 2016

WILMA MORRIS IS the perfect example of what you would refer to as a “TriniBajan”. Having been born in Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Morris has called Barbados home since moving here in 1969. Now as the 74-year-old reflects on her life, she has described... Read More


St Joseph folk urged to take pride

06 October 2016

THE HILLS of St Joseph will come alive when the St Joseph Parish Independence Committee stages its month of activities culminating with an ‘ole time’ excursion at month end. The celebrations kicked off last Saturday with a thanksgiving service at St Anne’s Anglican... Read More


MY STORY: Anicia’s sacrifice bears fruit

04 October 2016

WHEN ANICIA DESTANG reflects on the sacrifices she has made in her life for the betterment of her three children, tears well up in her eyes. And she has Barbados to thank for it all. Anicia was just a teenager when she made a decision to move here 39 years ago... Read More


MY STORY: Stan’s land of opportunity

01 October 2016

STAN SYLVESTER DIDN’T have a choice when his mother made a decision to leave their hometown of Castries, St Lucia for Barbados when he was just 14 years old. However, 32 years later, he readily admits that life in Barbados has more than surpassed his expectations.... Read More


MY STORY: Agnes’ full tray

29 September 2016

BACK IN 1976, Agnes Jones left the comfort of her home in Dominica and headed to Barbados with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over her head. Forty years later, she calls it one of the best decisions she has ever made. As a young woman living in Dominica, Jones... Read More


MY STORY: Mom of eight survives hard times

27 September 2016

IVY TAYLOR HAS had a hard life – on her own from an early age and raising eight children mostly by herself in a land in which she was not a native. However, the snow cone vendor remains joyful for her life and happy Barbados is her home. The WEEKEND NATION caught... Read More


MY STORY: Maine’s Amy now a Bajan girl

24 September 2016

FROM HER HOME in the United States, Amy Gittens eagerly looked forward to attending the Crop Over Festival in Barbados every year. For the past 11 years, however, that trip has become a whole lot shorter. Instead of having to catch a plane and travel thousands... Read More


MY STORY: So captured by the magic

22 September 2016

IT ISN’T OFTEN THAT a visit to a country has such a telling effect on a person that it prompts them to write a book on their experiences. As it turned out, Barbados had such an effect on Julian Armfield. Just over 20 years ago – 22 to be exact – Armfield, an Englishman... Read More


Pride-Up Barbados at the Nation

22 September 2016

AS PART OF celebrations for the 50th year of Independence, the Nation Publishing Co. Limited will tomorrow launch its Pride-Up Barbados promotion to encourage all citizens to show their national pride. The company will be hosting “Pride-up” Friday for customers at... Read More


Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?