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Opportunities in harvesting blackbelly sheep

WE OFTEN SEE them frolicking around in green pastures and open spaces. Ranging in colour from light tan to dark mahogany red, with black facial stripes and legs, the Barbados Blackbelly sheep is a...


nationnews.com | 29-Jun-2016 00:00

EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly, market rout halts

LONDON/BRUSSELS – European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 21:29

Germany girds for potential spike in Islamic State attacks in Europe

The German government voiced concern on Tuesday that Islamic State could step up attacks in Europe as it loses territory in Iraq and Syria, and said its domestic intelligence agency is training to respond...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 20:24

Schools urged to keep down registration costs

KINGSTON – The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is advising school administrators to keep the cost of registration packages between JA$1 000 (BDS $15.95) and JA$5 000 (BDS$79.78). Making...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 18:31

Panama opens canal extension, only a dozen heads of state attend

PANAMA CITY – Panama opened the long-delayed expansion of its shipping canal on Sunday with just a dozen of the 70 heads of state invited to see the debut of the third set of locks attending the ceremony....


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 17:30

BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: It’s all in the question!

HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE is key to ensuring that your organisation is successful, and that the culture you are fostering continues long after you have left the organisation. Many organisations who have...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 15:00

Barbados near debt ‘darkness’

BARBADOS IS FACING the increasingly “dark” prospect that its high debt levels will stall hopes for economic growth. That warning came from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean economics...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 14:00

Name change for Tridents

A SLIGHT NAME change has been made to the local based franchise for the Hero Caribbean Premier League. Tridents Pride of Barbados is the new name for the franchise that was known as Barbados Tridents...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 13:00

BAM: Full security!

BRING OUT THE SECURITY FORCES in full! That call has come from bandleaders ahead of the two largest events on the Crop Over calendar, after anxiety has risen because of a recent threatening message...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:05

Yes, Minister

MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones is getting support for his call to rein in the excessive costs associated with primary school graduations. Head of the Barbados National Council for Parent-Teacher...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:05

On Stream

THE NOISE OF bulldozers on the Sam Lord’s Castle site yesterday signalled the start of work for construction of the US$22 million Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy (acting...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:05

EDITORIAL: Foreign investment is essential for us

UP UNTIL THE VERY late stages of the administration of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur that ended at the start of 2008, there was a raging debate that centred on the oversimplified slogan that suggested...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:04

Breath-testing at Crop Over fetes

AN INSURANCE COMPANY has answered the call for breathalyser testing at Crop Over fetes. In the last SUNDAY SUN, president of the Barbados Road Safety Association, Sharmaine Roland-Bowen, expressed...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:04

Sealy: UK still main visitor source

THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK) will remain Barbados’ largest source market for tourism, Brexit or no Brexit. This was Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy’s position yesterday to questions raised about the implications...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:03

Humphrey ‘will silence sleeping giant’

BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) leader Mia Mottley is predicting that management consultant Kirk Humphrey will silence Barbados’ “sleeping giant” once and for all. Speaking Sunday night after Humphrey...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:02

Storm victim pleads for ‘decent’ home

SEVENTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD McDonald Lovell is a broken man. And he has put the blame on Tropical Storm Tomas that passed over Barbados six years ago and wreaked havoc on his Brandons Gap, St Michael home....


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:02

Rio too soon

CARL LEWIS has other plans in mind for Mario Burke. World Juniors plans. Track and field’s greatest Olympian isn’t quite targeting a spot for Burke at the Summer Games as he wants his ward to focus...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:02

Woman finds beach items torched

LAVONNE ALLEYNE HAS a burning question. She wants to know who torched her beachside chairs in which she invested thousands of dollars. On Sunday morning when the businesswoman arrived at her work...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:01

Signage and flashing lights up

THERE HAS BEEN an adjustment to the temporary crossing in The City near the Chamberlain Bridge. Last week yellow plastic units were installed on Wharf Road to accommodate pedestrians while the Barbados...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:01

Vendors back in business

VENDORS ON THE Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge in Bridgetown appear to be plying their trade with less worry now. Some said the pressure from police, which saw their goods being removed or trays being...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:01

Tridents coach not worried

FIVE TOP players from the Tridents Pride of Barbados have missed most of the preparation for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League, but it is not much of a concern for head coach Robin Singh. ...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:01

Gittens books 200 spot

RAMON GITTENS can hardly put a foot wrong now. Literally. Barbados’ best sprinter now has his choice of events to do at Rio, having also qualified for the Olympics in the 200 metres following Sunday...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:01

ALL AH WE IS ONE: Brexit and us

THE DECISION BY the British public to vote “Leave” in the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union has provided Caribbean people with a unique opportunity to witness, in dramatic fashion,...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:01

Think before breaking away

YES, THE ENGLISH AND THE Welsh have voted for the whole of Britain to leave the European Union (EU) whilst Scotland and Northern Ireland said stay. Adding up all the votes, however, gave the Leave...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:00

St Giles back at the helm

DELAYED BUT not denied! After a four-year drought, St Giles Primary have regained the title in the National Sports Council’s Pine Hill Dairy Primary Schools’ Netball Competition. St Giles rose...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:00

DEAR CHRISTINE: Married man won’t let me go

DEAR CHRISTINE, I AM a regular of your column and I would appreciate you giving me some advice. I am 22 years old and have a good job. There is a man who is madly in love with me but he is married....


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:00

SOCIAL SCENE: Sushi on the social scene

SUGAR BAY HOTEL on Hastings Main Road has four restaurants, and manager Morgan Seale says food is part of the unique experience he offers to guests of the all-inclusive hotel. But he also wants Barbadians...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 06:00

Sealy: Tourism should not suffer from Brexit

TOURISM MINISTER, Richard Sealy, has sought to allay concerns that Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) might lead to “fall out” in terms of tourist arrivals from that territory. Speaking to...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 02:00

Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger's possessions fetch $100 000 at auction

Former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's personal possessions - including a pen holder designed to look like a rat and a three-carat, heart-shaped diamond ring - fetched more than $100 000 at an auction...


nationnews.com | 28-Jun-2016 01:00

Sayes Court traffic reduced to one lane

THE MINISTRY OF Transport and Works and Rayside Construction have announced that trenching work has started at Sayes Court, Christ Church. As a result, the road has been reduced to one lane. The contractor...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 23:30

Driver seriously injured in accident

THE DRIVER OF a lorry was injured yesterday after he reportedly lost control of the vehicle and plunged 19 feet over a bridge. Police say Radcliffe Bostic of Upper Station Hill, St Michael was driving...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 22:23

Activity starts on Sam Lord's Castle site

THE US$200 MILLION Wyndham Sam Lord's Castle project is on the way. The St Philip site was a hive of activity this morning as bulldozers from C.O. Williams Construction began demolition of existing...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 20:58

Mount Gay backing Pic-O-De-Crop

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL Foundation (NCF) has announced the return of Mount Gay Rum as a sponsor of the Pic-O-De-Crop Competition. The announcement was made by chief executive officer of the NCF, Cranston...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 19:44

MONDAY MAN: Man-made foods making us sick, says herbalist

HERBALIST ROBERT CRICHLOW claims that the health of Barbadians is under threat from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). And although he has no scientific evidence to back his case, Crichlow, who...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 19:00

Gibbs on the go

SHONE GIBBS always seems to be on the go. If it isn’t a meeting with a client, then there’s a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meeting at his children’s schools or another school, teaching part-time at...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 18:00

LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Make money work for you

THE FIRST STEP towards building wealth is to avoid spending all that you earn. In other words, you start building wealth by saving part of your earnings. Having examined wise spending and observing...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 16:30

Productivity: building the new competitive growth agenda (Part II)

DURING THE ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES of the 1990s, Government placed productivity at the forefront of its recovery path. Policies pursued were geared towards promoting and increasing the productivity growth...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 16:00

TOURISM MATTERS: Scandinavia holds tourism promise

IT IS NO SECRET that, even with strictly limited influence, I have been campaigning in the background to persuade Norwegian Air to operate flights out of Ireland or Scandinavia to Barbados, even possibly...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 15:00

WILD COOT: Dangerous happenings

FROM AS FAR BACK as my articles in July 2014, August 2015 and April 2016, the Wild Coot has been warning Barbadians of the impending tsunami that will cover Barbados with its wave. The same threat of which...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 14:00

Chile stun Argentina to lift Copa again

EAST RUTHERFORD - Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental soccer...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 13:12

Hollande, Merkel decide on Brexit strategy

PARIS – French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a half-hour phone conversation on Sunday how to handle the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union,...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 13:00

Messi retires from internationals

EAST  RUTHERFORD - Lionel Messi has said that he is to retire from international football after Argentina were beaten 4-2 by Chile in a penalty shootout in the Copa America final on Sunday, the fourth...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 07:55

Lost Ballr

WEST INDIES’ dream of winning the Ballr Cup Tri-Nations One-Day International cricket series turned into a nightmare at Kensington Oval last night. World champions Australia gave the West Indies a...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 06:08

Bayley family in need of home

BEFORE THE SUN SETS today, the 14-member Bayley family, who lost their home to fire on Friday, need to find somewhere to call home. The family, who found temporary accommodation at Arjan Apartments,...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 06:08

Late-night fire leaves eight homeless

A ST MICHAEL family has been thrown into a state of despair after their modest home was destroyed by fire Saturday night. Eight people, including a one-year-old, were left homeless after the fire at...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 06:07

Stray Cats far from purr-fect

THE STRAY CATS have a lot of work to do if they are to be anywhere near ready for judging night on July 10. It was not a good start for them when they made their first showing at the Crane Hotel last...


nationnews.com | 27-Jun-2016 06:06

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