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    January 21

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No free ride

02 June 2010

SOME people are abusing the services of the Emergency Ambulance Service putting pressure on "already scare resources". That is according to chief executive officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Dexter James. Read More


02 June 2010

Barbadians will receive earlier warning – at least by 12 hours – if a hurricane is approaching the island. That’s because the lead time for a hurricane watch and warning has been increased by 12 hours. A hurricane warning will now be issued 36 hours in advance instead... Read More


9 activists killed in Israeli raid

01 June 2010

ANKARA – Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Israel and called  for an emergency session of the UN Security Council as criticism and condemnations arose across Europe and the Arab world yesterday  over Israel’s deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian  aid to... Read More

Bird tells Spencer to apologise for talk about 3 PMs

01 June 2010

ST JOHN'S - Antigua and Barbuda's Opposition Leader Lester Bird has called on Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer to apologise for remarks he made in parliament questioning the competence of three Caribbean prime ministers. This stand by Bird came in a Press release yesterday... Read More


Fish vendors smiling again

01 June 2010

THE FISH ARE all gone - sold out. It was a different story at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex yesterday from the one carried in last Thursday's DAILY NATION. Boat owner and fish vendor, Donna Phillips, said all the fish which had been kept on ice had been sold - not... Read More

Passport help for Guyanese

01 June 2010

GUYANA'S Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Carol Primo is in Barbados to assist Guyanese nationals with renewing their passports and to conduct any other business related to their status. She will be available at the Amaryllis Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church, today... Read More


Making awesome noise

01 June 2010

THEY SAY WHEREVER two or three are gathered, God is in the midst. And that was certainly the case at Farley Hill last Sunday. The crowd was not grand reaching into the thousands, as is the norm for Gospelfest, but those who were there would agree that it was indeed... Read More

Airlines to pay more

01 June 2010

DALLAS - Giving up your airline seat may become a little less painful. Federal officials are expected to announce this week a plan to raise the maximum amount that airlines must pay passengers who get bumped off an oversold flight, currently at US$400 or US$800... Read More


Bigamist 'truly sorry'

01 June 2010

THERE WERE no protestations of love from self-confessed bigamist Calvin Glyne Rock yesterday. Instead, he said he was "a practising Christian" who wanted "to do right by God" but "had let this thing fester". Rock, 66, of Plumgrove, Lodge Road, Christ Church, was... Read More

German president resigns

01 June 2010

BERLIN - President Horst Koehler stunned Germans by resigning yesterday after being criticised for appearing to link military deployments abroad with the country's economic interests - creating a new headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel. The resignation, effective... Read More

Hurricane season starts

01 June 2010

THE 2010 Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean begins today, and ends on November 30, 2010. The experts are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season for 2010. Here are the 2010 Hurricane names: Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor,... Read More

Vehicle inspection option for garages

01 June 2010

LICENSED AND REGULATED vehicle garages can play a role in the annual inspection of private and public vehicles, says Minister of Transport and Works John Boyce. Boyce, who was speaking at the McEnearney Quality Inc. (MQI) rollout of two new models - the Kia Soul... Read More

'St Lucy project to push growth in north'

01 June 2010

THE FORTHCOMING INFRASTRUCTURAL transformation of St Lucy should bring about services that could take the ease off the demands now facing Warrens. Chief Town & Country planner Mark Cummins told the DAILY NATION yesterday that the massive housing development project... Read More

'No terrorist threat yet'

01 June 2010

JOHANNESBURG - The World Cup faces no terror threat at the moment, according to South Africa's police minister, who dismissed speculation less than two weeks before the tournament opens about plots by groups ranging from al-Qaeda to homegrown white militants. Police... Read More

Dad regrets taking gun from Weymouth

01 June 2010

GUNMAN CALSTON EMMANUEL SEALY begged and pleaded for a chance yesterday. He said he missed dressing up as a cartoon character for his seven children; he swore he was trying to turn the gun in and had made numerous calls to a lawman he knew but had failed to get him.... Read More

St George South 'moving up'

01 June 2010

ESTHER BYER-SUCKOO wants to take St George South to the next level by ensuring that every household has at least one income. Before a packed audience at the St George Secondary School on Sunday night, Byer-Suckoo, in delivering her constituency report, said that quality... Read More

Tropical storm kills 142

01 June 2010

GUATEMALA CITY - Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 142 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials said yesterday. Dozens of people are still missing and emergency crews are struggling to reach... Read More


Rihanna suing trainer

01 June 2010

Barbadian singing sensation Rihanna is flexing her legal muscles to try and recover US$26 244.63 (BDS$52 688) that she claims was swindled from her by a personal trainer. According to a report in British tabloid THE SUN, fitness guru Cindy Percival landed the first... Read More

45 die in bus crash

01 June 2010

YAOUNDE - An official says at least 45 people have died after a bus overturned in the West African nation of Cameroon during an overnight journey. District official Mamadou Balla says the driver was apparently dozing while the bus was travelling at top speed. The vehicle,... Read More


Bishop: Coke prefers the local court

01 June 2010

KINGSTON - Contrary to a widespread claim that alleged drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke wanted to make a deal with United States (US) authorities, Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair on Sunday disclosed that Coke was more interested in taking his chances with... Read More

BA strike continues

01 June 2010

LONDON - British Airways cabin crew walked out for the 14th day yesterday in an on-and-off strike over pay, benefits and working conditions, and a union leader said disruptions could continue into the summer. Striking cabin crew walked off their jobs on May 24 for... Read More


Is enough being done to eliminate backyard burning?