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Helicopter attacks Venezuela’s Supreme Court

CARACAS – A Venezuelan police helicopter attacked the Supreme Court on Tuesday, ratcheting up a political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro condemned as a “terrorist” attack. The 54-year-old...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 13:00

Blue Vex

FRUSTRATED TEACHERS are challenging what they are calling “a new reign of terror” that left them with reduced pay slips on Monday. It comes in the form of a court battle between the Barbados Secondary...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:05

Bell rings for Alma Parris

ALMA PARRIS MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL, which has catered to 11-Plus low-achievers since 1995, will hold its final classes next week when the term ends, it was reported yesterday. No official announcement...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:05

Sadness over Wally’s closing

SHOPPERS HAVE EXPRESSED their sadness that one of the landmark stores in Speightstown, St Peter, is closing its doors. For over 45 years, Wally’s Enterprises has developed a reputation for excellent...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:05

Two plead guilty to drug charges

TWO MEN THREW THEMSELVES on the mercy of the court yesterday and pleaded guilty to having $130 000 worth of drugs. Victor Anthony Watson, 34, of Upper Bank Hall, and Daniel Anderson Inniss, 33, of...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:04

Parkinson’s no-fight movement

THE BARBADOS YOUTH ACTION PROGRAMME (BYAP) has partnered with Parkinson Memorial School on a series of self-development sessions with students starting in September. Parkinson principal Ian Holder...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:04

Bands waiting for ease

KADOOMENT DAY BANDLEADERS are into a waiting game. With Saturday’s deadline for the imposition of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) increase approaching, they are hoping Government will...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:04

Who will be the next GG?

THE CHOICE of a Governor General of Barbados has never been much of a talking point. The job was often seen as one occupied by an elderly native who has given meritorious service to the country. ...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:03

Graydon Sealy pull off miracle

GRAYDON SEALY’S return to prominence was capped by a comeback for the ages. The knockout title is heading back to Paddock Road after Tyreke Harewood scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:02

Warning over attacks on media

in BRUSSELS THE International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is coming to defend Caribbean journalists, including those in Barbados, who are the target of attacks and intimidation or are subjected...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:01

‘Lil Man’ finds the going rough

ROAD TENNIS shots-master Antonio “Lil Man” Daniel was outgunned and tottering on the ropes before the Tai Chi-styled Winston “Charles McEnroe” Griffith abandoned an 8-4 lead in the decider to default the...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:01

Impressive handwriting from pupils

THE FUTURE MAY be digital, but handwriting still matters. That point has been made by Reverend Cassandra Bowen who, through the Isaiah 55 Centre For Spiritual and Development Training, hosted a handwriting...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:00

Pride of Villa edge Firebirds

GUARDIAN GROUP Pride Of Villa held off a determined Spooners Hill Firebirds and rallied to a nail-biting 52-51 triumph in their Division 1 netball match Monday night at the Netball Stadium. They led...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:00

Alleyne, O’Neal win

A GREAT FEELING but a pleasant surprise. That was the reaction of driver Leslie Alleyne after he and navigator Chris O’Neal were declared winners of the Barbados Rally Club’s 60th anniversary Sol June...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:00

This time we are in a 12-foot hole

“YOU LIVES AND YOU LEARNS,” some wise person once said. Well, I learnt from the SUNDAY SUN of June 25, on Page 7A, that Mr David Gill is vaticinator, meaning a prophet. According to the report, he...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 06:00

St Catherine to meet UWI in T20 final

CRANE RESORT ST CATHERINE cruised into the final of the BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 Competition with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Home Improvement & Hardware Supplies Maple tonight. Maple won...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 05:40

Herbert elated with win

THANK YOU! That was the sentiment from Barbadian Alana Herbert who recently won a competition to become the covergirl of the 2017 Toronto Carnival Guide. For about three weeks supporters of the...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2017 00:03

New car for band leader

A CAR HAS been added to the list of prizes the Festival Designer of the Year will receive at the end of Crop Over 2017. This addition which will be given to the bandleader who produces outstanding...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 23:31

Facebook and Fox Sports to livestream Champions League

FOX SPORTS SAID on Tuesday it had partnered with Facebook Inc. to livestream UEFA Champions League matches during the 2017-18 season. The sports network, owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., said...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 22:00

Scotland postpones second independence vote until after Brexit

 EDINBURGH – Scotland’s secessionist leader on Tuesday postponed plans for a second independence referendum until the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) are clear. Scottish First...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 21:27

Orlando wins gold at CAC Chess

BARBADIAN Orlando Husbands won the gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Under-20 Chess Championships today. The top local player was assured of the top prize after playing to a draw...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 20:42

MISSING: Chania Machaela Simpson

POLICE ARE SEEKING the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl.  Chania Machaela Simpson, 14 years, of Rock Hall, St Philip, was last seen by her mother Tamesha Simpson around 9 p.m. Monday....


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 19:32

Alma Parris School closing

COME SEPTEMBER the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School will be closed.  This move by the Ministry of Education was confirmed by president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd. ...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 19:18

EASY MAGAZINE: Shamique’s a top model

SHAMIQUE SIMMS had a big secret to keep from her family and friends. She had won the 2017 Caribbean Next Top Model (CNTM) edition, but per her contract couldn’t reveal it until the night of the announcement....


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 19:00

California to add ingredient in weed killer to cancer-causing list

GLYPHOSATE, a herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 16:00

Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (final part)

CORPORATIONS HAVE FOUND a plethora of ways to cover their assets; the vexing aspect of which for the anxious compliance officer pursuing the final revelation, is that these methods are often legal. ...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 15:00

Australia cricket preparing for a lockout

MORE THAN 200 of Australia’s top cricketers face unemployment within days, with a bitter pay dispute “extremely” unlikely to be resolved by a deadline on Friday, players’ union boss Greg Dyer has said....


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 14:00

Kaisos banned

CALYPSONIAN CHAD 'SIR RUEL' BOWEN is singing the blues after both the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Voice Of Barbados VOB) pulled the plug on two of his social commentaries. “I have...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 07:07

Poll caution urged

BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) supporters have been told to take a cautious approach to the results of the latest NATION/CADRES poll which favours the party. “Forget about it, do not even think about...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 07:05

UWI make light work of Wanderers to reach T20 final

TWO CONTRASTING half centuries, combined with a compelling all-round performance by Ryan Hinds, propelled Sagicor UWI into the Barbados Cricket Association’s T20 final. UWI recorded a six wicket victory...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:15

Life sentence for repeat killer

FOR THE SECOND TIME in his 72 years, Garnett Levere Brome was given a life sentence for taking a human life.  Yesterday in the No.2 Supreme Court, Justice Michelle Weekes described the attack by Brome,...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:10

Guns too easy to access, laments St Kitts-Nevis Police Commissioner

BASSETERRE – Police Commissioner Ian Queeley is concerned by the ease with which illegal guns are readily available in St Kitts-Nevis despite not being manufactured in the Caribbean. Speaking on increased...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:08

Vital visuals

THE CROP OVER Visual Arts Festival gives prominence to the visual arts and adds an important dimension to an event dominated by music. This was the message from Acting Governor of the Central Bank,...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:05

BWU Credit Union sees increase in members, deposits

THE MONEY IS ROLLING INTO the Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union (BWUCCU) as Barbadians continue to pull their money out of commercial banks and pour it into credit unions instead. BWUCCU...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:03

Guyana President rejects second GECOM list

The main opposition people’s Progressive Party (PPP) has again accused President David Granger of giving “lip service” to the efforts to find a chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). ...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:02

Two ready for Worlds

  AFTER THE DISAPPOINTMENT of missing last year’s Rio Olympics through injury, one of the darlings of Barbados track and field, Sada Williams, is back on track. Williams and United States-based...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:01

Vauxhall, West Terrace final

VAUXHALL AND WEST Terrace will meet in the final of the Pine Hill Dairy National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Netball Competition at the National Stadium, tomorrow. West Terrace edged Grantley...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:00

GG thanks staff with awards

  SHARING AND CARING were a dominant feature of his five-year tenure as Governor General of Barbados. Yesterday, Sir Elliott Belgrave continued in this fashion as he surprised staff of Government...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:00

Cavs doom Warriors’ playoff hopes

HILTON BARBADOS WARRIORS’ already slim playoff hopes are looking thinner still. Station Hill Cavaliers have all but knocked the Dayrells Road side out of postseason contention after routing Warriors...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:00

Beware of sharks

FISHERFOLK WANT SEA-GOERS to be mindful of sharks when they plunge into the ocean. Kenneth Alleyne, who lives in Lynches, St Philip, said fishermen from the area had been spotting sharks quite often...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:00

Time for a rebirth

BARBADOS IS ONCE again at the crossroads, as it stood during the 1930s. The trade union movement of that day challenged the authority of the island when they stood up for the political, social and...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:00

Hinds, Arrendell, shine

DARIO HINDS LOST the best dressed battle to the more flamboyant Aaron Barker but more importantly won the closest match of the night to move into the next round of the inaugural A1 Supermarkets Lance Bynoe...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 06:00

Former Brazilian Finance Minister sentenced to 12 years for corruption

BRASILIA – A Brazilian court yesterday sentenced former finance minister Antonio Palocci to 12 years in prison for corruption and money laundering in the country’s massive corruption probe known as Operation...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2017 00:57

Street lights to switch to LED

GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED an agreement with the Barbados Light and Power Company to facilitate the retrofitting of 85 per cent of the island’s street lights with LED technology. Funding for the BDS$20...


nationnews.com | 26-Jun-2017 23:30

Windies humbled in opener by dominant Aussies

TAUNTON, England – Out-of-sorts West Indies Women proved no match for World champions Australia Women and crashed to a heavy eight-wicket defeat, as they opened their ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup on a...


nationnews.com | 26-Jun-2017 22:30

Search continues for missing after Colombia tourist boat accident

RESCUE WORKERS SEARCHED on Monday for 13 people believed to be missing after a tourist boat sank the previous day in a reservoir in north-central Colombia, killing seven. The cause of the accident...


nationnews.com | 26-Jun-2017 22:11

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