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FIRE SERVICE WEEK: Taking steps of precaution

In recognition of Fire Service Week 2016, NATION Online will be reproducing a series of articles on fire safety and fire prevention. MOST RESIDENTIAL fire deaths occur because of inhalation of toxic...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 11:00

Gunplay robbers

IN A DARING bid to escape with a stolen motorcycle, two robbers fired several shots, one of which pierced the window of a nearby salon in Parish Land, Christ Church, yesterday afternoon. Fortunately,...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:06

BWU joins fray

THE BACKLASH against those businesses which opened during the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew continues. Yesterday, the head of the Barbados Workers’ Union, General Secretary Toni Moore, added her...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:06

Ex-cons ‘need a little help’

ESTABLISH A REINTEGRATION programme for ex-convicts and those exiting the Government Industrial School. That was the recommendation of criminologist Yolande Forde, who submitted that the absence of...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:06

UWI funding options ‘a must’

A RETIRED DEPUTY PRINCIPAL of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus has called for a new funding model to assist distressed Barbadians wanting to pursue education at the UWI. While...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:05

Two jailed for handling stolen goods

TWO ST MICHAEL MEN found themselves before the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with handling stolen property. And the duo, whose “spirits met” when they encountered each other, are...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:04

Fat youth dilemma

A THIRD OF the island’s schoolchildren are fat or obese and a leading authority on chronic non-communicable diseases wants the Schools Meals Department to replan its menus to meet the changing needs of...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:04

No end to WI dry spell

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates – West Indies extended their miserable run when they slumped to a fourth straight defeat to Pakistan, losing the opening One-Day International by 111 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:04

MISSING: Desiree Latoya McCollin

POLICE ARE SEEKING the assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old missing girl Desiree Latoya McCollin of Flat Rock, St George. Desiree left the home of her guardian around 6 p.m. Thursday and...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:03

Archer builds his case

RISING fast bowling all-rounder Jofra Archer created a stir in England earlier this year while representing county side Sussex. Now, he is back home in Barbados weighing his options about his international...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:03

Artist: St Andrew history vanishing

CONCERNS HAVE BEEN raised that a significant part of St Andrew’s history is disappearing. Artist Don Small, who was commissioned by the St Andrew Parish Independence Committee to paint two murals of...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:03

Gill on top in karting action

RACING SLICKS, grooved rain tyres and rooster tails of water spray were among the characteristics as champion driver Nicholas Gill led a cadre of drivers into winners row as Round 8 of the Barbados Karting...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:02

Cortez Callender retires after 52 years

  DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF Music with the Royal Barbados Police Force Band Superintendent Cortez Callender ended 52 years with the band yesterday and colleagues gave him a rousing send-off. The strain...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:02

Sport science the way forward

SPORT SCIENCE is a growing field in Barbados, and to drive that point home, the University of the West Indies Academy of Sport, launched its inaugural Caribbean Sports Conference on Thursday. Head...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:01

I CONFESS: Women don’t know they’ve got it good

SOME WOMEN ARE fortunate and they don’t even know it. They have achieved what so many other women crave but are unable to get no matter how hard they try. I speak of having a solid bond with an individual...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:00

MAVIS BECKLES: Unpredictable Matthew

WELL I THANK God dat Tropical Storm Matthew come, do he stuff and gone long bout he business. I also thank God dat nuhbody ain’t lost duh lives, get hurt, nor we ain’t get as much damage as we had before...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:00

SATURDAY’S CHILD: Better chocolate than never

THE INTERNATIONAL COCOA and Chocolate Organisation has deemed today, October 1, 2016, World Cocoa and Chocolate Day. But they’re wrong.  Every day in my little microcosm of a world and the macrocosm out...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:00

FLYING FISH & COU COU: Chinese doctors to the rescue

IMAGINE GOING TO the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and being attended to by a Chinese doctor. Then, as you are wheeled onto the ward, some of the nurses there are Chinese too. They smile warmly with...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:00

EDITORIAL: Of servants and celebrities

HAMLET’s oration surrounding his contemplation of suicide over the possible spurning of his love by Ophelia, contains, from both subjects, some of the finest use of language for which Shakespeare is renowned....


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 04:00

Weekend Buzz September 30, 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: Meet the new Mr and Miss Barbados Caribbean. Hear the twist Lil Rick put on Hard Wine at Mahalia's Corner. Get a peek of Fadda Fox's Dirty Habits music video. Find...


nationnews.com | 01-Oct-2016 01:19

Matthew now a powerful category 4 hurricane

A HURRICANE WATCH has been issued for Jamaica after Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained strength this afternoon. At 5 p.m. the eye of the system was located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 71.6 West. ...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 23:23

King in Challenger semis

DARIAN KING is in the semi-finals of yet another ATP Challenger. Playing on court one, Barbados' top-ranked tennis pro downed American fifth seed Dennis Novikov 7-5, 6-2 in today's quarter-finals to...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 23:04

Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

MANILA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country....


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 22:00

Clinton leads Trump by five points in US presidential race

NEW YORK – Democrat Hillary Clinton has a five percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the United States presidential race, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 21:00

Jamaica disaster committees activated ahead of Hurricane Matthew

KINGSTON — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says disaster committees have been activated in preparation for the possible impact of Hurricane Matthew on the island....


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 19:00

Warrens Tower II evacuated

WORKERS IN WARRENS Tower II were forced to evacuate the building this morning because of a foul smell. Station officer with the Barbados Fire Service Henderson Patrick said a problem with a battery...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 18:36

Matthew strengthens to a major hurricane

HURRICANE MATTHEW IS now a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale as it moves west- southwestward over the Caribbean Sea. At 11 a.m. the Miami-based National Hurricane Center...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 16:12

EASY MAGAZINE: A better looking you

“That’s how the Lord made you - why don’t you leave it the way it is!?” “If the Lord wanted you with bigger breasts, that’s how he would have made you!” In Barbados of a past era such responses would...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 16:00

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Ex-convict slams police conduct

AN ELDERLY man is the latest ex-offender to claim that he is not getting any assistance from the police as a victim of crime himself. Seventy-two year-old Shurland Boyce, who has a long criminal record,...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 15:00

AS I SEE THINGS: The new normal

As the people of the Caribbean observe the realities facing our various countries and monitor developments taking place in the international arena, they must be wondering what is next for a set of small,...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 14:00

The art of managing a business

At 22, Cherise Ashby is managing two businesses, both stemming from a love for art. Cher Design and Cher Art are blossoming businesses that she intends to see grow to maturity as she toils to stamp...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 13:00

Matthew hits homes

WHILE THE SITUATION could have been much worse, Barbados has not come out unscathed from Tropical Storm Matthew. The weather system caused flooding as well as downed trees and utility poles and, in...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 12:00

Family picking up pieces after tree crashes in

AN A MATTER OF seconds Caprice Woodall had to figure out how to deal with the damage caused to two cars, her garage roof and fence after a mahogany tree fell on them. At about 2 p.m. on Wednesday the...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 11:30

FIRE SERVICE WEEK: Kitchen Safety Tips

In recognition of Fire Service Week 2016, NATION Online will be reproducing a series of articles on fire safety and fire prevention. MANY A HOME FIRE starts in the kitchen where the stove is invariably...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 11:00

More damage likely

HAVING LEFT A TRAIL of destruction and some loss of life in the Eastern Caribbean, Tropical Storm Matthew has become Hurricane Matthew, packing winds of 120 kilometres per hour, and is on a collision course...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:06

New law for business possible

DESCRIBING IT AS a “very naughty issue”, Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy said legislation may have to be drafted to prevent businesses from ignoring the directives of state agencies. During an...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:06

Boxing Call

THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS are a good start. But regional boxing needs even more tournaments. Barbados Boxing Association vice president Richard Atwell has pinned the Caribbean’s struggles...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:06

Facing Matthew without a roof

WITH STRONG winds and rain threatening, Felicia Skeete and her household had been uncomfortable about how their home would fare during the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:05

ODI team looking to halt WI slide

SHARJAH – On the heels of an embarrassing whitewash in the preceding Twenty20 series, West Indies’ three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan will take on new value when it bowls off...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:05

Rasta kids ‘getting education’

PERCEPTIONS that the two children involved in the recent home-schooling controversy cannot read or write are far from true, their parents say. They have made it clear they had been charged with and...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:05

DEM boss backs decisions made during Matthew

DECISIONS MADE BY meteorologists and disaster management officials might not always find favour with all Barbadians, but are based on expert advice and in the public’s interest. So says director of...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:04

Lemongrass says sorry

IT started off like business as usual for the Lemongrass restaurant on the morning of the passing of Tropical Storm Matthew. But by midday the Asian cuisine restaurant was the butt of criticism on...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:04

Officials warn amateur weather forecasters

OFFICIALS FROM the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) have issued warnings to all the armchair meteorologists in Barbados and across the region. They did this as social media users...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:03

Plans in place for river clean-up

PLANS for further dredging of the Constitution River are in the pipeline to ease flooding in the City, Acting Minister of Environment Jepter Ince said yesterday. He was speaking to the WEEKEND NATION...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:03

A chance for late CAC team

BARBADOS’ competitors have been given the assurance that they will be allowed to compete in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships despite their late arrival in...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:03

Shamarh eyeing big scores

SHAMARH BROOKS is looking to enhance his cricketing career on the forthcoming West Indies ‘A’ team tour of Sri Lanka. The Barbadian batsman has been chosen to captain the regional side for the four-day...


nationnews.com | 30-Sep-2016 04:03

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