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S. Korea seeks UN action

04 June 2010

UNITED NATIONS - South Korea officially referred North Korea to the Security Council yesterday over the sinking of a navy ship that killed 46 sailors and urged the United Nations' (UN) most powerful body to take action. South Korea's UN Ambassador Park In-kook handed... Read More


Obama visits Gulf again

04 June 2010

KENNER, Louisiana (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in Louisiana Friday for updates on the Gulf oil spill and meetings with residents and local officials. Obama immediately huddled in a small airport building with Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the top federal official... Read More


Jamaica dedicates $88 billion to crush gangs

04 June 2010

IT COULD cost nearly one-fifth of the current national Budget to smash the reign of terror by gangs responsible for bloodletting across Jamaica, says Finance Minister Audley Shaw. The island's economic growth has been retarded by a parasitic crime bug which has manifested... Read More


Sir David's political run

04 June 2010

POLITICS had been on Sir David Simmons' radar since boyhood. His father, the late Kenneth Simmons, was a staunch member of the Barbados Labour Party. Sir David recalled: "In 1956 I was only 16, and he would drive us around to political meetings." The godparents chosen... Read More


CASE NOT CLOSED: Blood on the dance floor

04 June 2010

EACH WEEK the Case Not Closed Desk revisits some of the most intriguing cold cases that continue to baffle investigators. This week we examine the murder of Alvin Phillips. Anyone with information on this or any other case should contact the Crime Desk at 253-4871 or... Read More


North winds of change

04 June 2010

ST LUCY is taking on a whole new look - as far as its architecture goes. As a happy MP Denis Kellman put it, the parish is finally taking flight in needed development. And the four major projects there now on stream will soon have St Lucy boasting some of the most exotic... Read More

2 charged in shooting death

04 June 2010

HAMILTON, Bermuda - Police in Bermuda, which is currently facing spiralling gun and gang violence, have arrested and charged two men in connection with two of the nine murders that have occurred there over the past 12 months. Kevin Warner, 20, has been charged with... Read More


Golding hears of Tivoli troubles

04 June 2010

KINGSTON - One week after the uprising in the constituency of West Kingston that led to the deaths of more than 70 people in Tivoli Gardens, Member of Parliament Prime Minister Bruce Golding ventured into the troubled area for the first time on Wednesday. However,... Read More

Security tight for Jamaican officials

04 June 2010

KINGSTON - The security detail for more than 60 prominent Jamaicans has been significantly increased since the extradition request for alleged drug baron Christopher "Dudus" Coke gripped public attention, stretching the resources of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's... Read More

Cameron: Beware knee-jerk changes

04 June 2010

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against knee-jerk changes to gun laws in the wake of the "horrific events" in Cumbria. However, he said Britain's rules on firearms ownership were already among the world's toughest. The prime minister, who will visit... Read More

Repairs money up in smoke

04 June 2010

ONE WOMAN HAS LOST more than $10 000 after all the work she put into remodelling her uninsured home went up in flames Wednesday evening. Claudette Allen said when the news reached her in Brooklyn, New York, it hit her so hard she contemplated suicide. "I went to church,... Read More

Rowdy cop attackers before court

04 June 2010

ST GEORGE'S - Six men, including a so-called area "don" suspected of drug trafficking, were arrested in Grenada after threatening to give lawmen a "taste of Jamaica". On Wednesday in the Gouyave Magistrates' Court wanted man Marvin Lewis and five others appeared... Read More

Lawyer 'ready for action'

04 June 2010

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW WILFRED ABRAHAMS will be contesting the nomination for the Christ Church East constituency when Barbados Labour Party (BLP) members meet at the St Christopher Primary School on Sunday at 5 p.m. to choose a candidate for the next general election.... Read More

UWI coming to The City?

04 June 2010

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, Cave Hill Campus, is "looking seriously" at establishing a campus in The City. Principal Sir Hilary Beckles revealed this during the launch of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (BCCI) year of activities in celebration... Read More

Contest to boost links with people

04 June 2010

ANGLICAN BISHOP JOHN HOLDER says "the strong connection between the diocese and the community" will be enhanced with a short story competition in the Christmas edition of The Anglican newspaper. Holder, who is also Archbishop of the West Indies, was speaking at... Read More

Golden Girl Blanche dies

04 June 2010

NEW YORK - Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually-liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series Golden Girls, has died. She was 76. Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Thursday at New York-Presbyterian... Read More


Christ Church family evicted

04 June 2010

A CHRIST CHURCH FAMILY have been removed from the land they have been living on for more than 80 years. Margaret Taylor-Harris, 57, has been living in Kingsland all her life, and her parents for at least 30 years before that. She shared her home with her daughter ... Read More

Lawyer cries police brutality

04 June 2010

AN ATTORNEY YESTERDAY ALLEGED police brutality in the case of three Jamaicans and one Barbadian who were charged in connection with an around-the-island spate of robberies. Defence counsel Alan Carter, who pointed to marks on accused Gairy DeCoursey Zepherin's face,... Read More


Big plans to restore Cathedral

04 June 2010

A GLOBAL DRIVE is to be launched to aid in the restoration of St Michael's Cathedral. Chairman of the Diocesan Trustees, Hartley Richards, told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday: "The project will be launched as a global thing because we are going to do it not only in... Read More

Cops questioning man

04 June 2010

A 37-YEAR-OLD CHRIST CHURCH MAN was last night being questioned in connection with the murder of Sharece Griffith, whose body was found near Wotton Plantation House, Christ Church, on Monday night. The 31-year-old shop attendant of Kingsland Gardens in the same parish... Read More

Green light for US$400m project

04 June 2010

CONSTRUCTION of the multimillion-dollar Merricks Resort at Merricks, St Philip, should begin soon. The United Kingdom-based company, Harlequin Hotels & Resorts - developers of the US$400 million project - have confirmed that they recently obtained planning permission... Read More


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