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Fight on to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

ALMOST HALF OF all people living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are still untreated, and one in three do not know they are HIV-positive. These are two of the challenges faced by the region...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 22:30

Term I ends next week

PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL close for the Christmas holidays next week. The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 15, and for teachers Friday, December 16. Three weeks...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 21:20

Time magazine names US President-elect Trump Person of the Year

TIME MAGAZINE NAMED US President-elect Donald Trump its person of the year on Wednesday, citing the upheaval in American politics brought about by the New York businessman's election campaign and victory....


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 19:18

Tudor Street shooting accused remanded

THE TWO YOUNG men charged in connection with last Saturday’s Tudor Street, The City shooting have been remanded to prison. Jerome Antone Stuart, 20, of 8th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael, and Akeele...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 18:02

She’s Claire-ly not all about numbers

ONE LOOK AT Claire Odle and she is the epitome of professionalism. However, she is a firm believer of there being a time and place for everything under the sun, and when warranted can let her hair down...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 17:00

Contenders emerge to lead New Zealand

WELLINGTON – At least three senior ministers joined the race to replace New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday, a day after Key stunned the nation by resigning to spend more time with his family,...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 16:00

Carolling at Parliament on Thursday

PRESIDENT OF THE Senate Senator Kerryann Ifill and Speaker of the House of Assembly Michael Carrington, will host a free Christmas on Thursday evening. Carolling At Parliament at 50, will be held in...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 16:00

River turns green

A COMPANY HAS come forward and accepted blame for the spill in the Carli Bay River, Couva which turned the water fluorescent green on Monday and caused alarm for area residents. In a statement from...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 15:00

Hinkson: Bring the BAMC statements

WHERE ARE THE audited financial statements for the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC)? Edmund Hinkson wants to know. The Member of Parliament for St James North made the call in the...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 14:00

10-MINUTE MANAGER: Mario Boyce

Mario Boyce is assistant manager, aftersales administration at McEnearney Quality Inc.   Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? I started almost two years ago in the automotive industry...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 14:00

Two charged in connection with Tudor Street shooting

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and jointly charged two men in relation to the shooting incident which occurred at Tudor Street, The City last Saturday. The incident which occurred on a minibus left 19-year-old...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 13:00

THE HOYOS FILE: Life through the lens of economics

Unless you read the RBC Caribbean Economic Report, which is published every month in PDF format and emailed to the bank’s clients, journalists and other interested persons around the region, you may not...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 13:00

Relief after 4 years of pain

SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Ezekiel Ramsay is now at home recovering from a recent medical procedure, and he is one thankful and happy youngster. On Friday, November 25, reconstruction surgery was done on Ezekiel’s...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 12:00

Sinckler: No need for Govt to say sorry

DO NOT EXPECT an apology any time soon from Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. A defiant Sinckler made it clear yesterday that there was no need for him to say sorry for his administration’s efforts...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 11:00

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Strange things are happening

THERE IS NO AREA of my life that has made me cry more, laugh more, get angry more. There are strange things I have witnessed that I probably would never have encountered, had it not been for a career in...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 11:00

Long wait in Fairchild terminal

ANXIETY AMONG commuters using Transport Board buses was at fever pitch yesterday. When a MIDWEEK NATION team visited the Fairchild Street terminal in The City, frustrated passengers told stories of...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:06

Call for clear word on beach

SOME OWNERS and managers of holiday properties along the South Coast were still in a quandary yesterday about what they should tell their guests regarding the closure of the popular Worthing Beach. ...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:06

PAC snub

TWO MORE GOVERNMENT ministers are refusing to appear before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) probe of the financial operations of the state-owned National Housing Corporation (NHC). An...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:06

CPL $16m shot

APPARENTLY the Hero Caribbean Premier League has been a big hit for Barbados this season. Like a near US$16 million hit. The organisers of the region’s richest cricket tournament are saying Barbados...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:05

Purity halts baking to clean

BAKING OPERATIONS in a section of Purity Bakeries came to a full halt yesterday. General manager Anderson Hope told the MIDWEEK NATION that the area in operation on Tuesdays and Fridays when major...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:05

Sewage solutions coming

THE PROBLEMS being experienced by residents on the South Coast, which many people have linked to the South Coast Sewerage Project, are getting urgent behind-the-scenes attention from Government. This...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:05

More Combermere students back

FIFTH FORM STUDENTS of Combermere School are back in the classroom and some parents are relieved. Yesterday the media was barred from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP), where students resumed...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:04

Mottley: Classic case of neglect

OPPOSITION LEADER MIA MOTTLEY is convinced there is something amiss about a Government guarantee for the local sugar industry. Speaking yesterday in the House of Assembly during debate on a measure...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:04

Estwick: Agro sector not failing

Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick came out swinging in the House of Assembly yesterday, defending improvements in the agricultural sector since the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) took over the country...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:03

Talma: Great year

BRIAN TALMA has described 2016 as one of his best years ever. Though placing 41st at the end of the Pro American Wind Surfing Tour Aloha Classic, the Olympic windsurfer felt it was a great accomplishment...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:03

QEH unit named after Nicholson

GISELA NICHOLSON became emotional and could say little as Government and the administration of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) paid tribute to her late husband. During a ceremony yesterday morning,...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:03

Marking 50 in style

THE COLOURFUL and exciting fireworks display last Friday at midnight reflected a great night spent at the Fifty/50 event at Hilton Barbados Resort. The event was held to commemorate Barbados’ 50th...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:01

Burke ends successful surfing season

BARBADOS’ TOP-RANKED men’s surfer has wrapped up another successful season. Teenage prodigy Josh Burke made his presence felt on the international stage, placing eighth overall on the World Surf League...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

A THORNY ISSUE: WI cricket dogged by division

IT CONTINUES to boggle the mind why winds of division are blowing through West Indies cricket at a time when we should still be savouring an unprecedented treble and consolidating those gains. Instead...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

EDITORIAL: PAC seems doomed to failure

THE CURRENT RATHER MUTED discussion surrounding the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament ought to mushroom into a meaningful debate that results in sensible change that works to the benefit of...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

DEAR CHRISTINE: Parents don’t accept my girl

DEAR CHRISTINE, I met and fell in love with a young lady who is eight years older than I am. We love each other and her parents have accepted me. However, my parents are opposed to the relationship. ...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

FAMILY FUSION: December - month of opportunity

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.– Winston Churchill IT IS HERE AT LAST. Yes, December. For some individuals the last 11 months...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

Six riders show best in test

SIX RIDERS took centre stage last weekend when the Barbados Equestrian Association (BEA) Fédération Equestre Internationale World Jumping Challenge continued with the second leg at the Whitehall Equestrian...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Children – our future

CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE responsible for the Independence Parade. It’s always a pleasure to watch the precision with which this event is executed every year. If we took this discipline into other aspects...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

Justice and the law at odds

“IF YOU WANT justice, keep out of the law courts”. I have often seen the above quotation attributed to the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow and must confess that I do not know whether or not it...


nationnews.com | 07-Dec-2016 04:00

Quake rattles Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake with an magnitude of 6.2 rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday evening sending people into the streets and throwing items of the shelves of some stores and supermarkets. ...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 23:59

WIBISCO named Caribbean exporter of the year

THE WEST INDIA Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO), widely known for their baked goods such as biscuits and cookies, copped the Caribbean Exporter of the Year Award last night at the 2nd Caribbean Exporter...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 23:00

Eight Grammy nominations for Riri

BAJAN SUPERSTAR Rihanna landed eight Grammy nominations when the announcement was made today. Beyonce leads the pack of Grammy hopefuls at nine, but she and Rihanna are the only two females with so...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 22:45

Cuba, US to discuss detente in wake of Trump election

CUBA AND THE United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente, the Cuban government said on Tuesday, in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as US president and the death...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 22:00

Lashley: Thompson was a great talent

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has extended condolences to the family and friends of Barbadian vocalist, Clarence Thompson. In a statement released today, Lashley said that the entertainer will...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 21:00

Marion’s new IT mission

SHE EXCELLED IN economics and diplomacy, now Dr Marion Williams is out to leave her mark in the information technology (IT) field. And she hopes that Barbados will earn some foreign exchange in the process....


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 21:00

Ellerton children get Payless treat

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY for a group of special children this morning. They were not visited by Santa Claus, but the 31 children from the Ellerton Primary School Special Unit, St George had the run of...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 20:00

Barbados on track to phase out HCFCs

BARBADOS IS ON track to reduce its Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) usage by 35 per cent, in accordance with international guidelines. Project manager in the Ministry of Environment and Drainage Rickardo...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 19:00

Cancer Society gets cash injection from Walk for the Cure

THE FINANCIAL TARGETS of the Barbados Breast Screening Society have been met and corporate Barbados is thanking those who supported the 2016 Walk for the Cure. Last night at Sandals Barbados, Managing...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 18:33

Aidan Taylor – carrying the torch of hope

AIDAN TAYLOR HAS represented his country substantively, yet his bravery and contribution is unknown to many. So just who is Aidan? He is an “everyday” law enforcement officer who takes pride in protecting...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 17:00

Sterling Children’s Home getting Christmas spruce up

THIS YULETIDE SEASON the Sterling Children’s Home in St Philip is set for a pop of colour. During yesterday’s launch of “Winning for Kids”, the Christmas initiative at Standard Distributors Wildey,...


nationnews.com | 06-Dec-2016 16:04

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