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Author Paule Marshall passes

17 August 2019

Paule Marshall, who channelled the often marginalised experiences of women, African Americans and West Indians into lyrical, passionate and politically charged fiction, notably in her debut novel Brown Girl, Brownstones, died August 12 at a care centre in Richmond.... Read More


A$AP Rocky won’t face jail term

17 August 2019

STOCKHOLM– United States rapper A$AP Rocky was convicted in Sweden on Wednesday of assault over a Stockholm street brawl, but spared time in jail after a high-profile trial that had led President Donald Trump to accuse Sweden of treating him unfairly. Read More


Police identify latest shooting victim

17 August 2019

Police are investigating the report of a shooting which occurred about 8:55 p.m. last night, in the area known as Granny’s Car Park, Oistins, Christ Church. Taxi driver, Carol Anderson Leroy Coultress, reported that while he was sitting in his taxi waiting for some... Read More


New laws for jet ski operators

17 August 2019

The rowdy behaviour displayed by some jet ski operators, which places sea bathers, snorkelers and divers in danger, will no longer be accepted. Speaking during a post-Cabinet press conference at Government Headquarters, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy,... Read More


WEATHER: Tropical wave brings rain

17 August 2019

A tropical wave is affecting the island. The Barbados Meteorological Services is forecasting fair to partly cloudy conditions this afternoon. It will also be hazy and breezy at times with isolated thunderstorms. Read More


Drought depleting Sydney water supply

17 August 2019

SYDNEY – Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government said on Friday. Read More


Lara, Sarwan to assist batsmen ahead of India Tests

17 August 2019

ST JOHN’S – Former captains Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan have been tasked with helping West Indies batsmen ahead of the opening Test against India starting here next Thursday. Both will be involved in a preparation camp which gets underway on Friday at the Vivian... Read More


Champs Barcelona lose opener

17 August 2019

BILBAO – Barcelona turned up for Friday’s La Liga opener at Athletic Bilbao parading a fresh-faced side containing expensive new recruits but they left cursing a strike from a rival player they know all too well. Read More


Easy Rider actor Peter Fonda passes at age 79

17 August 2019

LOS ANGELES – Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film Easy Rider that captured the spirit of the era’s counterculture movement, died on Friday at age 79, his family said in a statement. Read More


School repairs on schedule

16 August 2019

Three weeks before the beginning of the new school term, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw has given the assurance that most schools are on schedule for the September 9 reopening. Read More


No word yet

16 August 2019

It’s still too soon to say if Government and workers of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) will see eye-to-eye on garbage collection on weekends. Read More


$5.5m to start youth corps

16 August 2019

Government is set to pump a little over $5 million immediately into the formation of a Barbados Youth Advance Corps. Read More


Refs cry foul over fees

16 August 2019

Some football referees are crying foul against the Barbados Football Association (BFA) over monies owed to them since April. According to the match officials, they have not been paid for the past four months, having officiated games in the BFA Premier League, Champions... Read More


Holder: Time for players to step up

16 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Captain Jason Holder has urged his players to “take ownership” for getting West Indies over the line, after the Caribbean side slumped to a six-wicket defeat to India in the third one-day international here Wednesday. Read More


UPDATE: Man shot in Oistins

16 August 2019

A taxi driver was shot in the hand tonight in the car park at Oistins, Christ Church. Reports reaching Nation News indicate the man took a group to the southern town for the popular Friday night lime and was in the vehicle waiting on them to return. Read More


Man shot in Oistins

16 August 2019

A man was shot in the car park at Oistins, Christ Church, tonight. Police are on the scene. Read More


Ministry: No one authorised to collect information

16 August 2019

The Ministry of Home Affairs is cautioning members of the public that it has not commissioned anyone to collect information on the validity of identification cards on Government’s behalf. Read More


Fireworks to mark BDF celebrations

16 August 2019

Residents and businesses at The Garrison, Hastings and surrounding areas are advised that the Barbados Defence Force will launch a pyrotechnic display as part of celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary, on Saturday, August 17. Read More


Antigua and Barbuda worried over new immigration policy

16 August 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government is describing as “frightening” the new United States immigration plans to restrict legal immigration. Read More


Police operation nets firearms, ammunition

16 August 2019

A police operation in Lodge Road, Christ Church has resulted in two people being arrested. Yesterday, police officers from the Antigun and Gangs Unit, the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), the Suppressing Criminal Activity Threatening Society Unit (SCATS), the Police Canine... Read More


Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale

16 August 2019

COPENHAGEN – Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that United States President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island. Read More


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