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Rousseff battling impeachment

BRASILIA – Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil’s Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 11:00

Barbados beat T&T to top netball qualifiers

BARBADOS ENDED the AFNA Youth World Cup qualifiers as champions after edging nemesis Trinidad & Tobago 50-48 at the LB Scott Indoor Auditorium, Dutch St Maarten last night, in preparation for next year’s...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 11:00

Rihanna gets VMA lifetime achievement award

NEW YORK – Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music awards on Sunday, prowling the stage with a 10 minute medley from her powerful Lemonade album and taking home multiple statuettes, including the top prize...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:57

Leroy Harper passes

MEMBERS OF THE ATHLETICS fraternity are today mourning the loss of one of their own. Leroy Harper, who gave yeoman service for more than a decade in photo finish and meet management, passed away at...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:25

Animekon is alive and well

ORGANISERS of Animekon 2016 said they expected more than 4 000 visitors at the weekend event. Melissa Young, co-founder of Animekon Inc., the company responsible for the event which ended at the Lloyd...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:07

Taximen: Make provision for us

BLOCKING OFF SECTIONS of Bridgetown and other thoroughfares during events is depriving taximen an opportunity to make money. This is the view of independent taxi operator Kenneth Knight, who is calling...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:06

Parting shot

IF THE YOUTH in this country live by the gun, then they will die by it. This was the warning given yesterday by retiring rector of St Joseph’s Parish Church with St Aidan’s Anglican Church, Canon Errington...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:05

Name and shame

A LITTLE OVER A WEEK after the Freundel Stuart administration announced it would be propping up the highly indebted Student Revolving Loan Fund with a $5 million cash injection, the fund launched a name...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:05

Smoke screen

AN ADVOCATE against drug use does not think that decriminalisation of marijuana will bring any significant benefits to the society. As a matter of fact, Roger Husbands believes that if the economic...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:05

Death hits hard

ONE OF Colin Greaves’ last acts was to kneel at his mother’s grave, place flowers on it and whisper: “Mum, I can’t stop here now. I’m in a hurry and I’ll talk to you later.” But he will never fulfil...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:05

Pep talk for new UWI students

LECTURE ROOMS at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, were bursting at the seams as students  flocked the facility for orientation last week, ahead of the official start of the new school...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:04

Kids play

YOUNG, EAGER and some bashful faces greeted parents and family members as their charges proudly showcased their musical talents on Saturday evening. The children, some as young as four, were the star...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:03

Two falls lead to life of pain

JUST UNDER A YEAR AGO, Hyacinth De Couteau was an active cook who spent hours daily on her feet on the job and at home. Today, she cannot walk without assistance. She suffers excruciating pain no matter...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:02

Paul: Import ease would hurt

THE POULTRY INDUSTRY could be slaughtered by the lack of support from corporate Barbados. This view was expressed by chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul,...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:01

DEAR CHRISTINE: Husband leaving me for younger woman

Dear Christine, UNTIL RECENTLY I have had a fairly good marriage with my husband who is four years younger than I am. I am 46. We have three children who all adore him. He also loves them very...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

LFP, British Army triumph in Festival

LOOK FA Points (LFP)and the British Army took the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, at the conclusion of the Barbados Hockey Festival which ended at the Usain Bolt Complex Saturday night. The...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

EDITORIAL: Time to take charge, Ms Moore

THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION (BWU) has reached the significant milestone of 75 years and this is worthy of celebration. This landmark is an opportune time for the union to reinvent itself and set out its...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

WILD COOT: Appeal to Barbadians

WHAT WILL HAPPEN to the profits and foreign exchange made by hotels such as Hilton, Sandals and the proposed Four Seasons, Sam Lord’s Castle and the Hyatt? What will happen to the profits of the Trinidadian...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

Sterling pushes Man City to top

LONDON - Manchester City, Premier League football champions in 2012 and 2014, went to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium yesterday. They moved on goal...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

HEALING HERBS: Clammy cherry more than a glue

FREIDA NICHOLLS, who is a two-time Olympian, is the leader and woman whom I most admire. She holds that esteemed place behind my mother as an exceptional, charismatic and motivational leader. In retrospect,...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

National Flag or a rag?

ONE OF THE MOST easily recognisable and identifiable symbols of nationhood and by extension sovereignty, is the National Flag of Barbados. Further, the words of our National Pledge invite and enjoin...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

TALKBACK: Readers’ mixed views on sick certificates

ONE OF THE BIGGEST talking points among online readers last week was Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo’s suggestion that doctors are issuing too many sick certificates. During a courtesy...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

Gems thrash St Maarten for fifth win

THE Bajan Gems predictably romped to their fifth successive victory with a 75-16 demolition of hosts St Maarten when the AFNA Youth World Cup Qualifier continued on Saturday night at the LB Scott Indoor...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

Johnson wins Golf Open

COUNT No. 13 for James Johnson. Yesterday, the perennial Barbados champion turned back a stern challenge from fellow Barbados players Julian Jordan and Simon Proverbs to win the Sagicor Barbados Open...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Giving money away

GIVING MONEY or money’s worth to a charitable and humanitarian cause has been identified as a ritual of wealth – an important aspect of spending wisely. Some religions encourage tithing of ten per cent...


nationnews.com | 29-Aug-2016 04:00

Belgians chasing books

BRUSSELS – Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 20:00

Fogging Schedule August 29 to September 1

OFFICERS OF THE Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue fogging exercises in parishes throughout Barbados next week in an effort to control the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito....


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 19:00

No result in second T20 against India

AFTER A RAIN DELAY spanning more than an hour, the second T20 International between West Indies and India at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida was called off. A match...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 18:40

Rosberg wins in Belgium as Hamilton beats odds to podium

FRANCORCHAMPS – German Nico Rosberg steered clear of the chaos unfolding behind him and cruised to an unchallenged win in a disrupted Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. His Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton,...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 18:35

Minister: Prepare to take up new jobs in expanding economy

BASSETERRE – Scores of persons across St Kitts and Nevis went out to the recent Park Hyatt St Kitts Information Sessions to learn more about the hotel and the many job opportunities available.    Minister...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 18:00

BAJAN TO DE BONE: Norma – all she wanted to do was cook

THE NAME Norma Jackman has been mainly associated with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and with cooking. She is now 84 and the flame has gone out from under her big pots while the passion for the...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 17:00

Working to preserve our heritage

PETER STEVENS was born in Barbados to non-Barbadian parents. Stevens’ father was one of the 1961 founders of the Barbados National Trust, and now, this son is walking in his father’s shoes, working...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 16:00

SOCIAL SCENE: Big people party

THERE WAS a time when the children were taken home from the party at sundown to make way for “the big people”. But it was “de big people” who were out in broad daylight feting as the sun crept towards...


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

EASY MAGAZINE: Zhané Padmore: Balancing work and play

ZHANÉ PADMORE knows what sacrifice and balance mean. The former Miss Holetown has been intimately aware of both since age four when she was enrolled into swimming and ballet. Now the recent graduate...


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

Now robots join fight against cancer

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 13:30

Trump says he will deport people who overstay visas

DES MOINES – United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered fresh details of how he would tackle illegal immigration on Saturday, saying he would crack down on those who overstay...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 12:29

BEC: Shades of grey: duty of care

Every employment contract has an unwritten duty of care implied for the employer. This common law duty has been a source of confusion for many professionals. What does this duty mean for us? Is the...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 12:00

Guyana exploring technology link with China

GEORGETOWN – A team led by Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, is on the way to China for talks with the principals of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the entity that constructed the US$32M...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 11:29

Barbados and T&T to clash for top spot at qualifiers

BARBADOS’ UNDER-21 netballers will battle nemesis Trinidad & Tobago to determine the top qualifier to advance to the AFNA Youth World Cup in Botswana next year. Both the Bajan Gems and T&T maintained...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 11:00

Hamilton to battle from the back

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS – Lewis Hamilton is preparing for a tough Sunday slog in sweltering conditions as he bids to claw his way through the field at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 10:00

Boy traced

  A 14-YEAR-OLD St Michael boy who was reported missing has been traced. According to a release from the Royal Barbados Police Force, Nathan Hewitt of 1st Ave, Weekes Land Goodland St Michael has...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 04:39

No price gouging, warns Ince

THERE IS NOTHING in the economy which should cause a spiral in food prices, said Senator Jepter Ince. As such, he is warning the private sector he does not expect any price gouging in light of the...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 04:07

GAIA under fire from visitors

VISITORS are writing negative comments about their experience at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) on a website called barbados.airport-authority.com, but local airport officials are distancing...


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

Investors call it a day

THE DEVELOPERS who came together to build the multimillion-dollar Four Seasons Resort and Private residences ten years ago have dissolved the company. According to documents obtained by the SUNDAY...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 04:05

Esso land the ‘sticking point’

THE FAILURE to acquire a strip of land at the Esso site at Walmer Lodge, St Michael, may have contributed to a previous failed attempt to revive the Four Seasons Resort project, business sources have said....


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 04:05

Hyatt go-ahead up to PM

THE PLANNED CONSTRUCTION of the 15-storey Hyatt hotel which has spiralled into public controversy now rests squarely on the shoulders of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. According to SUNDAY SUN investigations,...


nationnews.com | 28-Aug-2016 04:05

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