US puts more pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghan war

WASHINGTON – The United States put more pressure on Pakistan on Tuesday to help it with the war in Afghanistan, suggesting it could downgrade Islamabad’s status as a major non-NATO ally if it does not... | 23-Aug-2017 13:00

Fixing faults

A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES have plagued the first couple of days of CARIFESTA XIII and organisers have promised to head back to the drawing board to iron them out. Although the CARIFESTA secretariat could... | 23-Aug-2017 06:06

‘Not Gall Hill’

DON’T BLAME THE people in Gall Hill for the gun violence in that Christ Church neighbourhood. This was the cry from a number of residents yesterday as that community was the scene of the island’s 24th... | 23-Aug-2017 06:06

Aunt: Death a mystery

HER NEPHEW’S DEATH is a mystery. Heather Taylor said she had no idea what could have caused an unknown gunman to kill her nephew Shawn Omar Taylor on Monday night. “I don’t know. I don’t know,”... | 23-Aug-2017 06:06

Dismay over SBA results

WHILE STUDENTS ACROSS the island revelled in their Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) results, some Combermere School students were left bewildered and in tears. That’s because the school-based assessments... | 23-Aug-2017 06:05

Frustration over show changes

ARE THEY ON OR OFF? This is the question from patrons who have bought tickets or are desirous of buying tickets for CARIFESTA XIII events. Organisers of the ten-day festival have had major issues with... | 23-Aug-2017 06:05

Laurando hits hat-trick

NATIONAL PLAYER Laurando Davis scored a hat trick to serve notice that A Badd Connection (ABC) should be a force in the men’s competition of the annual Barbados Hockey Festival at the Wildey AstroTurf,... | 23-Aug-2017 06:05

Daphne Joseph-Hackett Theatre reopens

AFTER BEING CLOSED for 12 years, the Daphne Joseph-Hackett Theatre, one of Barbados’ premier performing arts venues, reopened on Monday night as two plays were staged as part of CARIFESTA XIII. Work... | 23-Aug-2017 06:05

Festival hiccups

CANCELLATIONS OF EVENTS and reschedulings have somewhat dampened the excitement of CARIFESTA XIII. With the dance and music acts having to make adjustments, crowds have been kept waiting for hours... | 23-Aug-2017 06:05

King’s ace

THE KING OF SWING probably won’t be going for many winners today. Bajan ace Darian King is looking to play a lot of high percentage tennis against Daniel Nguyen, figuring that heavy top spin should... | 23-Aug-2017 06:05

Pollard eyes winning streak

BARBADOS TRIDENTS’ CAPTAIN, Kieron Pollard, hopes historic Kensington Oval can prove a fortress for his side, as they prepare for their crucial home leg of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League bowling... | 23-Aug-2017 06:03

Warrens still on winning run

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Pan American International Insurance Warrens women extended their unbeaten run from 2016 when the Goddard Enterprises Limited Senior Volleyball Knockouts continued on Monday night.... | 23-Aug-2017 06:03

Miller gets first BFA scholarship

JENEVA MILLER IS the first beneficiary of the Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) scholarship programme. BFA president Randy Harris told the MIDWEEK SPORT that as part of its budget this year, the... | 23-Aug-2017 06:03

Boycott sorry over ‘racist’ joke

FORMER ENGLAND BATSMAN Geoffrey Boycott has made an “unreserved apology” after suggesting that he’d have a better chance of getting a knighthood if he “blacked up” his face to look like a West Indian cricketer.... | 23-Aug-2017 06:03

Embrace moves to ditch plastics

BARBADIANS SHOULD EMBRACE the efforts to rid the country of plastic bags. Plastics are organic polymers, the cheap derivatives, usually synthetic, of the petrochemical and coal industries. In recent times... | 23-Aug-2017 06:00

Live entertainment to mark CPL opener at Kensington Oval

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY Barbadian soca stars Peter Ram and Lil Rick will add to the sizzling party atmosphere when Barbados Tridents clash with Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the opening home match of the 2017... | 23-Aug-2017 01:00

Chile’s president to visit Barbados

PRESIDENT OF THE Republic of Chile Michelle Bachelet  will pay an official visit to Barbados on Thursday, August 24. During her brief stay, President Bachelet will meet with Acting Governor- General,... | 23-Aug-2017 00:30

Think you know Barbados? Think again…

THERE'S SO MUCH more to discover on this tropical island paradise, and this year there’s a fantastic line up of festivals, parties, carnivals and celebrations of everything Bajan, from mouth-watering food... | 22-Aug-2017 23:29

Paediatric boost for QEH

CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS CONTINUE to give back to the Paediatrics Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). On Tuesday the Canadian Women’s Club of Barbados presented the department with its... | 22-Aug-2017 20:20

Certificate of Character office closed until further notice

THE PUBLIC HAS been informed that the Office of the Police Certificate of Character located at the Sugar Cane Mall, Upper Roebuck Street, St Michael will be closed until further notice. A release from... | 22-Aug-2017 19:32

Missing: Jessica Stanley

POLICE ARE SEEKING the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman.  She is 46-year-old Jessica Ruth Stanley, a Trinidadian staying at #97 Almond Avenue, Eden Lodge, St Michael. Stanley arrived... | 22-Aug-2017 19:21

Licker likes dessert

JASON LICKER’S CHOCOLATE culinary confections are cravings you cannot get enough of. But don’t despair, they are present in his debut cookbook, Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts by Jason Licker. ... | 22-Aug-2017 19:00

Britain posts first July budget surplus in 15 years, outlook darker

LONDON – Britain unexpectedly posted its first budget surplus for any July since 2002 according to official data on Tuesday, welcome news for finance minister Philip Hammond in what still looks likely... | 22-Aug-2017 17:00

BDF ready to respond to disasters

THIS ISLAND IS well served by the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in its national response to disasters. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, was full of praise for the island’s soldiers, who he said... | 22-Aug-2017 16:00

Spanish police track down, shoot dead Barcelona attacker

SUBIRATS, Spain – Spanish police on Monday shot dead an Islamist militant who killed 13 people with a van in Barcelona last week, ending a five-day manhunt for the perpetrator of Spain’s deadliest attack... | 22-Aug-2017 15:00

Canada warns against new migration efforts by Haitians

QUEBEC, Canada – Canada on Monday said it is aware of a new plan by Haitians seeking to enter the country from their homeland, using the United States as a brief stopover. The Canadian authorities... | 22-Aug-2017 14:00

Correction: MURDER NO. 24

Barbados has now surpassed the number of murders which took place in 2016 as a Christ Church man is the 23rd murder victim for the year. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death... | 22-Aug-2017 13:32

Quake hits Italian island, one dead, 25 injured

ROME – An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed,... | 22-Aug-2017 13:00

45 scholarship and exhibition winners

ON RECEIVING THIS year’s list of Barbados scholars and exhibition winners, Chief Education Officer Karen Best said she felt like she had just won the lotto. For 45 young Barbadians, the feeling had... | 22-Aug-2017 06:06

Eclipse draws excited viewers

BARBADIANS GOT GLIMPSES of the partial solar eclipse yesterday despite some cloud cover and showers.  Several hundred people gathered at the Harry Bayley Observatory in Clapham, St Michael, and waited... | 22-Aug-2017 06:06

Murder high

WITH FOUR MONTHS before the end of 2017, Barbados has already equalled the total murder tally for 2016. Sunday night’s shooting death of 40-year-old Orwin Moore brought the number for the year to 22,... | 22-Aug-2017 06:06

Use technology ‘to push your products’

CARIBBEAN BUSINESSES HAVE to embrace technology if they are to secure a place in the business environment for their products. This advice came from director of sales at European manufacturing firm... | 22-Aug-2017 06:05

Tre’s success formula

CLEARING HURDLES IS nothing new to Tre Hollingsworth. And yesterday, with the news that he had gained a Barbados Scholarship, the CARIFTA athlete cleared his biggest one yet. The recent graduate... | 22-Aug-2017 06:05

No fear

IT’S JUST BUSINESS as usual for the king of swing. This may be his favourite Grand Slam, but Darian King says he feels no added pressure to make his main draw breakthrough at this year’s US Open despite... | 22-Aug-2017 06:05

Dyslexia not a deterrent for Daveed

DESPITE HAVING BEING diagnosed as dyslexic, Daveed Gittens always had a dream of attending the University of Waterloo. That dream became a reality yesterday when it was announced that he had been awarded... | 22-Aug-2017 06:05

Lewis hoping for big break

THE OTHER HALF of Barbados’ dynamic duo has his eyes set on a Grand Slam breakthrough of his own. Darian King isn’t the only one looking to get into the main draw here, as Davis Cup teammate Haydn... | 22-Aug-2017 06:05

Inniss scolds C’bean politicians

CARIBBEAN POLITICIANS HAVE been condemned for failing to launch a cohesive response to the attack on the region’s international business and financial services sector. Minister of International Business... | 22-Aug-2017 06:05

Pine folk sick of stench

YOU SMELL IT before you see it.  It’s the sewage that has backed up in the yard of several residents of Princess Royal Avenue, The Pine, St Michael, causing a major stink. Shamar Carter, a mother... | 22-Aug-2017 06:05

Smith solid, but Tridents crash

GEORGETOWN – Opener Dwayne Smith struck his fourth Twenty20 hundred and the first of the new Caribbean Premier League season but Barbados Tridents extended their losing streak with a disappointing four-wicket... | 22-Aug-2017 06:03

ABC off and winning

TITLE FAVOURITES A Badd Connection (ABC) registered three wins and suffered one loss across various categories when the 32nd Barbados Hockey Festival continued yesterday after Sunday’s opening ceremony.... | 22-Aug-2017 06:03

Toners step it up

FORMER QUEENS Burger King Clapham Toners upstaged the current monarchs Pan American International Insurance Warrens when the all-girls show was put on in the Goddard Enterprises Limited senior volleyball... | 22-Aug-2017 06:03

Countering the professor

THE WEEKEND NATION of Friday, August 18, 2017, published an article that included comments made by Professor Michael Howard. Obviously the present group of union leaders are well qualified to respond... | 22-Aug-2017 06:00

Bermuda dance performance cancelled

IF YOU WANTED to see Bermuda’s dance presentation for at the Frank Collymore Hall tonight you might have to wait until a new date and time is rescheduled. The contingent walked away from the venue... | 22-Aug-2017 01:45

BCC applicants asked to submit qualifications

PERSONS WHO HAVE applied to the Barbados Community College (BCC) as prospective students and have not been interviewed, are asked to submit their original Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) qualifications... | 22-Aug-2017 00:40

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

SHERIDAN, Oregon/CHARLESTON, S.C. –  Millions of Americans looked skyward in awe through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century... | 22-Aug-2017 00:00

BCC applicants asked to submit qualifications

INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE applied to the Barbados Community College (BCC) as prospective students and have not been interviewed, are asked to submit their original Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) qualifications... | 21-Aug-2017 23:57

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