BUT members on work-to-rule

TEACHERS WILL BE back at school tomorrow, but with a caveat. They will only be performing their official duties. This revelation came today from president of the Barbados Union of Teachers Pedro... | 04-May-2016 23:33

Doris celebrates 100th birthday

THE FAMILY OF Doris Elise Wilkinson had a lot to celebrate today. That’s because the matriarch of the family hit the 100 year milestone and she had all four of her remaining children and numerous grands... | 04-May-2016 23:09

Belleplaine Police Station relocated

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC are asked to note that Belleplaine Police Station has been relocated. Officers attached to the station will now operate out of District F Police Station, Eric Holder Complex,... | 04-May-2016 20:22

EU proposes scheme to share out asylum seekers

BRUSSELS – The European Commission proposed a system to distribute asylum seekers across the EU on Wednesday that aims to ease the load on states like Greece and Italy but drew immediate condemnation from... | 04-May-2016 19:17

WEDNESDAY WOMAN: She’s Bajan Forever, even in Miami

SHE IS BAJAN FOREVER and so is her mas band. Sonia Hinds has been taking the Miami Carnival by storm, showing off her Bajan heritage in Bajan Forever the band, now in its sixth year. As Barbados... | 04-May-2016 17:00

BUT members gather in Queen's Park

QUEEN'S PARK IS currently a sea of red as hundreds of teachers from around the island continue their Barbados Union of Teachers-led industrial action. Before the scheduled 9:30 a.m. kick off, the disgruntled... | 04-May-2016 16:45

ON THE RIGHT: Inadequate standards hurting potential

THE SOLUTION to the economic problems of Barbados lies in part in enhancing the industrial and export activity. This is only possible if the quality of Barbados’ goods and services is improved to meet... | 04-May-2016 16:00

ON THE LEFT: Standards make the world of difference

MANY ORGANISATIONS from the private and public sector use standards and participate in standards development. A few of them see standardisation as directly linked to their core business strategy. Some... | 04-May-2016 15:00

Reid charged with drug offences

WAYNE DEXTER REID  is expected to appear in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today charged with the possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of over half a million dollars in cannabis.... | 04-May-2016 14:57

THE ISSUE: Good standards make economic sense

THERE IS NO DOUBT that over the years Barbados has paid attention to standards. This is illustrated by the fact that in 1973 the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) was established as a joint... | 04-May-2016 14:00

Hinkson wants Jones to quit

OPPOSITION MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT for St James North, Edmund Hinkson has called on Minister of Education Ronald Jones to resign. At yesterday’s sitting of the House, Hinkson suggested Prime Minister... | 04-May-2016 14:00

Crop Over competition deadlines

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION has advised that the deadline for registration for the 2016 Pic-O-De-Crop Competition is 3:30 p.m. on May 26. Registration forms must be accompanied by a photograph... | 04-May-2016 13:26

Cruz suspends campaign, Trump rolls on

INDIANAPOLIS – Republican front-runner Donald Trump went from long-shot contender to become the party’s presumptive nominee on Tuesday with a commanding win in Indiana, and the party began to coalesce... | 04-May-2016 13:00

Mum wants action against teacher

THE MOTHER OF a Deighton Griffith student is asking for action to be taken against a teacher who she believes has a free lease to do as she pleases. Speaking to the MIDWEEK NATION last week, the mother... | 04-May-2016 06:09

Mother fighting for life

IT STARTED OUT as a family get-together and the first stop was at Crumbz Bakery at Eagle Hall, St Michael. But minutes later, the laughter and chatter on Sunday night was suddenly halted by tragedy.... | 04-May-2016 06:09

BUT Meeting

TODAY IS ONE week since the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) industrial action started against the Ministry of Education. And it is set to continue today next door to the Ministry of Education at Constitution... | 04-May-2016 06:09

Lepto threat ‘being ignored’

NOT ENOUGH ATTENTION is being paid to leptospirosis in Barbados or the Caribbean. That assertion has come from acting chief medical officer Dr Kenneth George, who has insisted that many cases of the... | 04-May-2016 06:08

Mottley lays motion in House

THE BARBADOS Labour Party’s (BLP) no-confidence motion has finally been laid in the House of Assembly. And it traced everything the Barbados Labour Party said had gone wrong since the ruling Democratic... | 04-May-2016 06:05

Coaching boost for NSC

A SHORTAGE of cricket coaches at the National Sports Council (NSC) looks likely to come to an imminent end. MIDWEEK SPORT investigations have revealed that the state-owned entity is about to recruit... | 04-May-2016 06:04

AG: Barbados can promote itself in education provision

ATTORNEY GENERAL Adriel Brathwaite wants Barbados to better market itself as a provider of educational services of an international standard. Brathwaite was speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday,... | 04-May-2016 06:04

Two new medical schools on card

TWO NEW medical schools will be setting up campus in Barbados by yearend. This has been revealed by Minister of Education Ronald Jones, who was leading off debate on the Caribbean Accreditation Authority... | 04-May-2016 06:04

Sauna Heats tame Lions

THE FARM LIONS held De Village Camp Shotgun Championship for a brief moment before the battle of the captains saw Sauna Heats capturing the title and $5 000 when the tournament climaxed on Monday night... | 04-May-2016 06:03

New man at Parkinson from today

AFTER 21 YEARS at Grantley Adams Memorial School, Ian Holder is about to write another chapter in his teaching career. This morning, the 55-year-old former deputy principal at the St Joseph school... | 04-May-2016 06:03

A time to ‘de-stress’

THOUSANDS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the 2016 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination. Kiamara Best-Cox was one of them. While she was too shy to... | 04-May-2016 06:02

Teachers on job for exam

TEACHERS TURNED OUT in their numbers yesterday for work across the island. They were at the examination centres to support their charges as over 3 500 students took the Barbados Secondary Schools’... | 04-May-2016 06:02

EDITORIAL: Jamaica’s overtures a benefit to all

THE NEWS REPORTS emanating from Kingston suggest Jamaica may be shifting to a more pragmatic position on relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). While we await clarity on Prime Minister Andrew... | 04-May-2016 06:01

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Water a national priority

IT’S BEEN SAID that in the 21st century, it won’t be shortage of fuel that will be the world’s biggest problem, but shortage of water and food. As should be clear by now, we’re facing extreme drought... | 04-May-2016 06:01

Farley moves into Zonal Chess Championships

BARBADIAN Terry Farley edged compatriot Martyn Del Castilho into fourth place at the Sub-Zonal Chess Championships to clinch a place in the Zonal Championships. And six Barbadians will be awarded the... | 04-May-2016 06:01

Suki wins again

IT’S OFFICIAL. Ronald “Suki” King is the winner of the Henderson Layne Memorial Draughts Tournament. But he was felled at the last furlong, suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to replacement player Trevor... | 04-May-2016 06:01

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: St Lucy folk too long in misery

IT IS WITH SOME RELUCTANCE that I return to the issue of the Arawak Cement Company in St Lucy, the concerns of people living around that facility and the role of the state in protecting the environment... | 04-May-2016 06:01

DEAR CHRISTINE: In love with a man three times my age

DEAR CHRISTINE: I AM A 13-YEAR-OLD female dating a 40-year-old man. We are not sexual, he said we wouldn’t do anything of the sort until I’m at least 18. I agree with him. I am truly in love with him.... | 04-May-2016 06:00

OUR CARIBBEAN: Surprising US alert on T&T

GOVERNMENTS AROUND the world often surprise us – some more than others – by the timing, if not the nature as well, of official statements involving other friendly nations. This has just occurred involving... | 04-May-2016 06:00

A THORNY ISSUE: Let NSC team do their jobs

IF THERE WAS INSTRUCTION INVOLVED in solving a recent primary school netball issue, I’m against it fully. If it is so, this would be the second year running that there has been an intervention and... | 04-May-2016 06:00

There’s more to being a hero

I NOTICED AGAIN the quarrel between the two factions as to who led the slave revolt in Barbados against their enslavement. Some say Bussa and other say Franklyn. And to be quite honest they behave like... | 04-May-2016 06:00

FAMILY FUSION: From broken to beautiful ‘vessels’

“Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. – SUSAN LIEBERMAN “AS A YOUNG WOMAN, still... | 04-May-2016 06:00

Drake joins Forbes list of top five richest hip-hop stars

NEW YORK – Rapper Aubrey  Drake Graham became the newest member of The Forbes Five club of hip-hop's wealthiest artists on Monday with a net worth of US$60 million, according to Forbes. The annual... | 04-May-2016 01:30

Celebrations as Common Entrance ends

WITH SMILES AND LOOKS OF RELIEF etched on their faces, students of Lawrence T Gay Memorial, Hindsbury Primary and St Matthews Primary Schools left the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination behind... | 04-May-2016 01:16

Atletico back in Champions League final

MUNICH – Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League final on away goals on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, in which both sides missed a penalty, with the exhilarating tie finishing 2-2 on... | 04-May-2016 01:01

Nation newscast May 3, 2016

In tonight's news: BLP no-confidence motion is laid in parliament. Two men remanded on million-dollar drug charges. Thousands sit the Common Entrance. | 04-May-2016 00:44

Finalists announced in monument design competition

FIVE FINALISTS have been selected in the short list of competitors for the design of the Barbados at Fifty Monument to be built to commemorate 50 years of independence. The winning design will eventually... | 04-May-2016 00:06

Broken Trident in St James in May

FOLLOWING ITS OFFICIAL handover on Sunday, May 1, the commemorative Broken Trident will continue its journey across St. James this month, with stops at several hotels, schools, churches and places of business.... | 03-May-2016 23:31

Five remanded to Dodds on drug charges

FIVE MEN CHARGED in relation to two separate offshore drug seizures were remanded to prison when they appeared in the District “A” Magistrates Court. Fifty-six-year-old Wayne Alfonso Holder of Brittons... | 03-May-2016 22:21

Joss Stone concert cancelled

FIRST IT WAS POSTPONED, now it has been cancelled. Organisers of the Barbados leg of the Joss Stone Total World Tour announced today the concert would no longer be held. Originally, the concert... | 03-May-2016 20:53

Another illegal dumper cleans up

FOR THE FOURTH time in as little as three weeks, another illegal dumper has been caught red handed; this time in Amity Lodge, Christ Church. Environmental health officer and head of the surveillance... | 03-May-2016 20:33

US to assist Jamaica in tracking down missionaries' killers

KINGSTON – Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams yesterday disclosed that Jamaica is receiving help from the United States to track down the killers of two American missionaries whose bodies were found... | 03-May-2016 20:00

Ayanna wants you to Socacize your life

LIFE IS A masquerade for Toronto-based fitness instructor Ayanna Lee-Rivears. And if her wish was granted, Barbadians would also live like revellers every day. In fact, the founder of a workout programme... | 03-May-2016 19:00

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