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Elegant row now with labour dept


by MIKE KINGTALKS have broken down between the Barbados Workers Union and the Barbados Employers Confederation (BEC) over the sacking of about a dozen employees from the Elegant Hotels group.And at a hastily called press co...

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Soca concert returns


THE POPULAR Soca On De Hill is back after a one-year break.A combination of reasons, including the relocation of the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competitions to the St Peter venue, resulted in organisers 4D Entertainment I...

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Canteen closure causes chaos

Canteen closure causes chaos


Millinese Howell has closed her canteen at St Leonard’s Boys’ School, citing both lack  of respect for her,  and low sales.However her services were apparently missed by some boys who assembled at the school gate, saying th...

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On guard

On guard


by MIKE KING THE major school recess is next month and, with hundreds of children expected to flock to the beaches, lifeguards are appealing to parents  to be more vigilant.Fabian Larrier, a lifeguard  on the Rockley beach ...

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‘Bring the good,but leave the ugly’


by Carol Ann Tudor From Pickerings to Nesfield, Hannays and Harrises, the sentiment is the same.St Lucy residents welcome the new development plans for the Pickerings area, which Prime Minister David Thompson announced last...

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BDF weeds out three


by WADE GIBBONSThree soldiers were thrown out of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) for failing  drug tests.Acting Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Atheline Branch told the WEEKEND NATION the BDF’s mandatory drug test...

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Get big projects moving, says Worrell


Barbados needs to get its big infrastructural projects – like the long-in-coming West Coast Sewage system – up and running a lot quicker.That’s the view of Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr Delisle Worrell.Effort...

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Group put me on right path, says youth


A young man gave testimony last weekend on how the Drug Education Counselling Services (DECS) had changed his life.Ricardo Marshall, a former participant in the programme, told the audience yesterday at the Mount of Praise ...

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NCF out $15 000 without Stadium


EXCLUSION of the National Stadium from Grand Kadooment will see the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) losing about $15 000.At a time when the NCF was talking about tight budgets, chairman Ken Knight said the elimination of...

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More girls guilty of wandering


WANDERING REMAINS the top crime committed by girls, followed by violence.Civil court magistrate, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, said it was important to continue to speak to youth, as many of them were unaware wandering and gamblin...