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Spain’s “Fresh Air” classes popular among children

Spain’s “Fresh Air” classes popular among children


LOS NIETOS, Spain – Does having school at the beach sound like a dream? After a year of remote learning and socially distanced classrooms, one school in the Spanish region of Murcia is doing just that, trying to combine clear air and a new way of tea...

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Weinstein indicted in California

Weinstein indicted in California


Harvey Weinstein was indicted in California on sexual assault charges, one of his lawyers said on Monday, as the former Hollywood movie producer appeared in a New York court proceeding over whether to extradite him. The 69-year-old Weinstein wore ...

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DMX dies in New York hospital

DMX dies in New York hospital


NEW YORK – American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, People magazine said, after suffering a heart attack during what media reports said was a drug overdose. He was 50 years old. The chart-t...

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St Vincent residents: 1979 was different

St Vincent residents: 1979 was different


Kingstown – Residents shared their experiences of the 1979 eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent earlier this week, prior to the evacuation order given by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves yesterday and the explosive eruption this mornin...

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The Weeknd promises to donate US$1m to Ethiopians

The Weeknd promises to donate US$1m to Ethiopians


Ottawa – R&B singer The Weeknd has promised to donate US$1m (£700 000) to Ethiopians caught up in the conflict in Tigray. The star, born Abel Tesfaye in Canada, is the son of Ethiopian immigrants. "My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia ...

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Ronaldo armband being auctioned for charity

Ronaldo armband being auctioned for charity


BELGRADE – The Portugal captain’s armband which Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw on the ground after his goal was incorrectly disallowed in a soccer World Cup qualifier against Serbia at the weekend, was picked up by Djordje Vukicevic, a duty firefigh...

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Doc’s journey to specialist

Doc’s journey to specialist


From humble beginnings growing up in the working-class area of Jackson, St Michael, Dr Corey Forde has become one of the most prominent figures and faces in Barbados’ COVID-19 battle. The island’s lone infectious disease specialist, who is Nationa...

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Former principal Daryll Jordan passes

Former principal Daryll Jordan passes


Educator Daryll Jordan passed away on Saturday morning. He was in his mid-80s. Jordan served as the first principal of the St Lucy Secondary School from the time it was officially opened by then Minister of Education Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, now S...

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Photojournalist Clyde Jones passes

Photojournalist Clyde Jones passes


Clyde Jones, a leading photojournalist whose camera took him to most landmarks in New York and key economic diplomatic and social events and institutions in the United States and Barbados died in hospital today after a prolonged illness. Jones was...

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Angry octopus whips swimmer

Angry octopus whips swimmer


SYDNEY – A swim on holiday at a Western Australia beach has resulted in a painful octopus “whipping” – and a video of the encounter that has gone viral. Geologist and author Lance Karlson was about to take a dip near the resort he and his family w...