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ON POINT: Tourists can’t spend if shops closed

18 August 2018

When certain people speak to you, you have to listen. Their voice is never the loudest or the most heard in a room or discussion. So when my colleague Lana Yearwood, who works in the NATION’s Library, came into my office on Tuesday holding up the SUNDAY SUN with... Read More


EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Public must get involved in bill

17 August 2018

The one word on the lips of most Bajans today is corruption. Be it at the barber shop, on Saturday morning in the Cheapside Market, by the water cooler at workplaces and particularly in corporate suites, this is the word dominating discussion. Read More


ON THE BALL: Saeed needs to say so long to Cavs

16 August 2018

I try my best not to use this space to point players in any direction. They pay to play after all, as opposed to being paid to play. But I think I’ve held my tongue on this matter long enough now. Saeed Norville needs to leave Station Hill. Like right now! Read More


ON POINT: Fluidity of breaking news

11 August 2018

Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. That’s Murphy’s Law for you! Well, that was exactly the case for the last two consecutive Grand Kadooment days. On both days – last year and this year – our Editorial team came into the office with a plan focused on reporting... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: BAMP, Bar should start foundations

10 August 2018

There are few associations in Barbados with the clout of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) or the Barbados Bar Association. These are as powerful as they come as advocacy and lobby groups. They are the organisations looking after the professional... Read More


ON THE BALL: Life bans leave bodybuilding in a mess

09 August 2018

Boy is bodybuilding in a mess. We’re not just talking about all these anti-doping violations either. I mean it’s one thing to have your sport tarnished by a slew of positive drug tests but then it’s another thing altogether when it’s the governance that starts to... Read More


ON POINT: Waiting for the ‘white smoke’

04 August 2018

Another stalemate! Unbelievable! I am not a member of the Anglican Church, but I must confess what has been happening in this denomination is both intriguing and mind-boggling. Even after a fourth meeting this week to choose a new Bishop of the Anglican Church, there... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Jamaican disses Bajans

03 August 2018

Some things never cease to amaze. Take the case of fellow journalist Ishena Robinson of Jamaica, who wrote a piece in the July 25 edition of the Gleaner newspaper headlined Rihanna And Cultural Hypocrisy. Read More


ON THE BALL: ‘Spanner’ the clear-cut MVP

02 August 2018

In this week’s edition of On The Ball, NATION sports writer Justin Marville gives his picks for the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League Awards. Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Drought crisis plan needed

27 July 2018

At this time of the year all focus is on disaster preparedness, which for Barbadians means how best to deal with any Atlantic storm which may hit the island. But the script for disaster mitigation in Barbados needs to be expanded. Read More


ON POINT: Don’t let violence take over festival

21 July 2018

Like most Bajans I am concerned about the number of shootings in recent times. And why wouldn’t I be? Around this time of year there are major crowds gathering for a number of Crop Over events, limes and fetes. As a Crop Over person, I am likely to be in the thick... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Holders of bonds deserve clarity

20 July 2018

For much of 2015, throughout 2016 and even last year, Barbadians at home and those living abroad were encouraged by the state via the Central Bank to invest in Government Savings Bonds. Saving Bonds had been on offer for 35 years and there was never any negative... Read More


ON THE BALL: Lakers, Cavs renew rivalry

19 July 2018

Well if it isn’t another Lakers-Cavs matchup. As if five knockout title games and five previous playoff series weren’t enough. Apparently they aren’t, because we’re about to witness their sixth postseason showdown in the last 11 years in a continuation of the... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Different strokes for BCC?

13 July 2018

Minister Of Education Santia Bradshaw has to give a public explanation on an issue under her remit. It seems as if this new administration is favouring students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) over those at the Barbados Community College (BCC).... Read More


ON THE BALL: No equal pay

12 July 2018

It’s that time of year again. You know, the time where cricket people complain about the field at Kensington. Then we inevitably argue for equal pay in sports. As if on cue, No.1 draft pick A’ja Wilson just called out the big pay gap between the WNBA and the NBA... Read More


ON POINT: Take concerns on board, NCF

07 July 2018

I had no intention of returning to this topic this week, but I feel that I must. After sharing my strong views on some of the bands that ambush the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) Foreday Morning Jam which is part of the official Crop Over calendar, I received... Read More


EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Get idle lands on deck

06 July 2018

Next time you are driving on the ABC Highway coming from The Belle towards the Clyde Walcott Roundabout at Hothersal Turning, St Michael, take a look at the large section of “wild bush” on the left. If you drive a few metres past the roundabout, look in the area... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Tap Bajan brain power

29 June 2018

During her mini-budget presentation on June 11, Prime Minister Mia Mottley urged Barbadians to participate in the rescue, recovery and rebuilding of their homeland. As a result, the Government is looking for ideas from the public. A good suggestion to get people... Read More


ON POINT: Stop the Foreday Morning ambush

28 June 2018

Ambushed! Yes, I said it. That’s exactly what I feel has been happening to our Foreday Morning in recent years. This is not a fringe activity which forms part of the Crop Over Festival. It is a national event, which from its inception has been listed in the season’s... Read More


KRYSTLE CLEAR: Options slim but hope should prevail

02 March 2018

The recent declarations by the Central Bank concerning the state of our economy have understandably created concern. According to the report, our reserves now stand at $410 M or 6.6 weeks of cover, which is the lowest within the last 22 years. Many questions have... Read More


THE LONG VIEW: NUPW demands too costly

24 January 2018

Last week the National Union of Public Workers, with it seems a little support from the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union, undertook a 48-hour industrial action against the Government. The crux of the grievance is justified in that public sector workers have not... Read More


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