Teenagers robbed at gunpoint playing Pokemon GO

LONDON – Three teenagers playing the hit game Pokemon GO have been robbed at gunpoint in a north London park and forced to hand over their mobile phones, British police said on Saturday. Armed robberies... | 31-Jul-2016 00:00

Rosberg has pole at home

HOCKENHEIM – Nico Rosberg set a scorching pace under pressure on Saturday to seize pole position, ahead of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, in qualifying for his home German Formula One Grand Prix. ... | 30-Jul-2016 23:00

RON IN COMMON: All hail Sir Garry

THIS PAST WEEK Barbados publicly celebrated the birthday of its only living National Hero, Sir Garfield Sobers. More than 40 years after retiring from the game of cricket, he remains a real legend... | 30-Jul-2016 22:16

Domestic Court to be relocated

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC have been advised that the District “A” Domestic Court, presently operating from Roebuck Street, St Michael, will be relocating to the St Matthias Court Complex, St. Matthias, Christ... | 30-Jul-2016 20:27

Lil Rick gets Stag tune prize

  IT’S THE YEAR of the Hypa Dawg!   Less than a week after taking the Party Monarch title, the National Cultural Foundation today declared Lil’ Rick the STAG Jam Tune winner, with his song I’z... | 30-Jul-2016 19:19

Safe and fun Foreday Morning Jam

WUKING UP AND GETTING DOWN and dirty on the wet, paint and mud stained road, the revellers in the BL&P/Roberts Manufacturing Foreday Morning Jam made their way to Spring Garden, from Queens’s Park and BTI... | 30-Jul-2016 19:03

Seven hours of early morning revelry

COVERED IN PAINT, mud and powder, thousands of revellers filled the streets for over seven hours for the Roberts/BL&P Foreday Morning Jam. True to the vibe of Foreday Morning, the small, medium and... | 30-Jul-2016 18:55

Pope visits Auschwitz

OSWIECIM – Pope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Friday and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today. Seated... | 30-Jul-2016 17:00

Tropical Wave approaching region

ISLANDS IN THE Eastern Caribbean are bracing for the impact of a tropical wave later today. According to the National Hurricane Centre, at 8 a.m., the wave was located about 700 miles east of the Lesser... | 30-Jul-2016 16:12

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Who is responsible for protecting us?

IN AN ERA of unconscionable violence and terrorism in North America, Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere nothing seems out of bounds. And Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours have every reason to... | 30-Jul-2016 16:00

BNOCL not only about oil

Renewables are a hot commodity in the local energy sector, and the state agency charged with managing the oil and gas sector is ready to embrace these alternatives. Barbados National Oil Company Limited... | 30-Jul-2016 15:00

Florida has not called in CDC for Zika help

CHICAGO – The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government’s disease hunters to assist with the... | 30-Jul-2016 14:00

Greater police presence in St Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE – Intensified security operations are being executed in St Kitts and Nevis, and will continue over the coming days and weeks as law enforcement seeks to enhance public safety. The news was... | 30-Jul-2016 13:00

Profit in party

BRING ON THE LONG WEEKEND. President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Eddie Abed, is expecting the retail sector to come alive between today and next Tuesday, when Crop Over climaxes.... | 30-Jul-2016 06:05


WEST COAST beaches are in danger of becoming mere sea and rocks. That was the concern expressed by surf instructor Sam Inniss, who said the erection of man-made structures near the coastline continues... | 30-Jul-2016 06:04

Marvay still on a high

YOU MIGHT NOT REMEMBER his face but you know his name. The Hott 95.3 FM People’s Monarch for 2016 is Damian Marvay, who walked away with a cash prize of $15 000 and a crown won by fan voting (by text... | 30-Jul-2016 06:02

Evan the bottle stop patriot

EVAN CLARK is showing his love for Barbados in a creative way.  The Union Park, St Philip resident has created a four-by-four foot display commemorating the island’s 50th anniversary of independence... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

FLYING FISH AND COU COU: Camp nudging the champ

FATHER TIME appears to be chiming for a person who has become a most unlikely title holder. From what Cou Cou has been told, some of his supporters believe that in the interest of his camp he should... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Doing their own thing

THE STAGE WAS set for the sweet soca and party vibes at Soca Royale last Sunday. But for some Barbadians the annual Crop Over event offers more than a two-in-one show. In fact, some patrons stationed... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Small a giant with design

CONGRATULATIONS MAY NOT be in order for bandleader Kevin Small – at least not from some of his peers. This year marked the second time that his band Fifth Element earned the Best Junior Band title... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Emmeline celebrates 100 in fine style

IT’S NOT EVERY DAY that someone celebrates their 100th birthday. And it’s definitely not every day that a centenarian is able to dance and ride in a horse-drawn carriage. That was exactly the case... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

EDITORIAL: On the highway to regression

Our urban roads these days are not much better than those in rural Barbados. Wherever we journey now broken road surfaces confront us. Additionally, the major water mains replacement programme of the Barbados... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Birthday bash fit for a king

BRIAN LARA said he didn’t need an invitation. Most of the 12 000 fans from here and the region didn’t either for what proved to be a special T20 international birthday bash for the Right Excellent Sir... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Big deal for king

DARIAN KING has proven he can hang with the world’s best on the court. Now he’s about to do so off the court too. The company that represents Cristiano Ronaldo, Peyton Manning, Brad Pitt and Beyoncé... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Warriors win, Tridents face exit

LAUDERHILL – Dwayne Smith and Nic Maddinson both stroked half-centuries as Guyana Amazon Warriors confirmed their spot in the play-offs of the Caribbean Premier League with a six-wicket win over Tridents... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Pine close in on title

EXPERIENCE sure does count for something. Just ask the veteran Braddies Bar and Everyday Signs Pinelands, who are now just one win away from taking the league title following Thursday’s 84-69 Game... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

I CONFESS: Beguiled by cheating bombshell

EVERY TIME CROP OVER comes around I remember my ex-girlfriend. She was without doubt the sexiest, most beautiful, fun-loving and adventurous woman I was ever involved with. But she was also the worst... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

SATURDAY'S CHILD: Tombstone territory

THE “GRAVEYARD” SHIFT is a work period that runs through the early morning hours, typically covering the period between midnight and 8 a.m.  It is also the title of a Stephen King short story and the 1990... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

MAVIS BECKLES: Crop Over fever everywhere

NUHBODY AIN’T GOTTA tell you dat it is Crop Over time or, as duh call it, the Sweetest Summer Festival. everywhere ya turn ya could hear the loud music blaring, especially from the cars. I ain’t gine... | 30-Jul-2016 06:00

Police out in numbers for Foreday

ACTING POLICE COMISSIONER Tyrone Griffith is among a large number of policemen on the road for the Forday Morning Jam. Griffith was among a group of officers at Queen’s Park where 17 bands are waiting... | 30-Jul-2016 05:18

Weekend Buzz July 29, 2016

Catch the winning performances from the new Sweet Soca, Party Monarch and Junior Calypso Monarch winners. Take in some Junior Kadooment and revisit We Ting. Find out what's buzzing this weekend.... | 30-Jul-2016 03:24

Marvay is new People’s Monarch

IF YOU DON'T KNOW the face you must know the name. It is familiar on the airwaves and in fetes. The name is Marvay and by fan votes he is the Hott95.3fm People's Monarch 2016. Marvay's Know The Face... | 30-Jul-2016 02:40

Employ licensed security guards, promoters told

AS LAST LAP Crop Over events continue in earnest this weekend, those holding them are reminded that the security guards they employ should be licensed. This reminder has come from security officer... | 30-Jul-2016 01:30

Diaspora conference next week

HUNDREDS OF BARBADIANS living here and abroad are expected to converge at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) next week to attend the Barbados Network Consultation (BNC) 2016, also known as the Diaspora... | 30-Jul-2016 00:00

Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in US

ORLANDO – Florida authorities on Friday reported what is believed to be the first evidence of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people... | 29-Jul-2016 22:00

People's Monarch to be named this afternoon

WHO WILL BE the Starcom Network People's Monarch 2016 and walk away with the cash prize? Will it be TC, a former Sweet Soca and Party Monarch winner who has never won a People's Monarch? Or will... | 29-Jul-2016 19:37

Security guard granted bail

A SECURITY GUARD was released on bail today after he appeared in court in connection with a violent beating making the rounds on social media. Francis Anthony Alcide, 45, was ordered to stay away from... | 29-Jul-2016 19:01

Ireland jails three top bankers over 2008 banking meltdown

Three senior Irish bankers were jailed on Friday for up to three-and-a-half years for conspiring to defraud investors in the most prominent prosecution arising from the 2008 banking crisis that crippled... | 29-Jul-2016 18:00

Disaster plans in place for media houses

THE FLOW OF information will continue where possible in the event of a natural disaster as media houses have announced that they have contingency plans in place. And while some have admitted to not... | 29-Jul-2016 17:00

10-MINUTE MANAGER: Roberto Pereyra

Roberto Pereyra is chef at UMI Restaurant, Sugar Bay Resort Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? As a professional chef I always want to do my very best, but I’m also open to further training... | 29-Jul-2016 16:00

Quick fix, but MP not happy

JUST 24 HOURS after the Midweek Nation highlighted motorists’ complaints about massive potholes left in Pine North-South Road after major excavation for utility services, the surface has been repaved.... | 29-Jul-2016 15:00

THE HOYOS FILE: Changing lanes in a slow-moving race

Q in the Community patrons side-step in unison to the music of long-dead country singers, Kadooment revellers bend down a lot as they move forward to Spring Garden, and Government leaders moonwalk, looking... | 29-Jul-2016 14:00

‘Safest jam yet’

ACTING COMMISSIONER of Police Tyrone Griffith has given his word that security will be the tightest in the history of Foreday Morning Jam. With over 15 000 revellers and 57 bands expected to hit Bridgetown... | 29-Jul-2016 06:08

Independence hero

BARBADOS’ ONLY LIVING National Hero Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers has been credited with playing a significant role in helping the island to gain its independence in 1966. That is according to Prime... | 29-Jul-2016 06:08

BWA back pay starts

BACK PAY money has started to flow in for Barbados Water Authority (BWA) employees from yesterday. One BWA worker informed the WEEKEND NATION that they started receiving the funds, but some were saying... | 29-Jul-2016 06:07

Churches tapping into sun

CHURCHES IN BARBADOS appear to be warming up to the benefits of solar energy. Investigations have revealed that at least four churches – The Church of Nazarene at Collymore Rock, The James Street Methodist... | 29-Jul-2016 06:06

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