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Antigua Tourism Minister arrested in London; appointment revoked

Prime Minister Gaston Browne  has advised the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams to revoke immediately the appointment from the Cabinet, of Tourism and Investment Minister, Asot Michael pending the...


nationnews.com | 24-Oct-2017 01:01

Period of mourning for Sir Clifford Husbands

There will be a period of mourning for late Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands from Wednesday, November 1, to Friday, November 3. During that period, all flags should be flown at half-mast, until...


nationnews.com | 24-Oct-2017 00:30

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

TOKYO – A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 23:00

Skerrit announces revision of curfew

ROSEAU – The curfew that was implemented following the passage of Hurricane Maria, will be revised to facilitate business that operated at nights before the powerful Category 5 storm hit the country on...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 21:30

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Sisters cry out in fear

It is one of the liveliest streets in Holetown, St James, but identical twins Sharon and Ashleigh Morrison, who have lived at 1st Street all their lives, are ready to pack up and leave. The sisters...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 21:00

Barbadian dance group appears on Wendy Williams Show

This morning millions of Americans got a dose of Bajan sweetness when popular Barbadian dance group Riddim Tribe made its US debut. Through a promotion initiated by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.(BTMIW), four...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 19:13

Living through art

In 2014, Sheri AnnMarie Nicholls won National Festival Independence of Creative Arts gold as a first time entry and also the coveted Prime Minister’s Scholarship for outstanding work. Since then, the...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 19:00

Venezuelan president to visit Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is scheduled to sign new agreements with the twin island republic when he visits in the coming weeks. Maduro, who was speaking with the International...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 16:00

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X ‘animoji’ feature

NEW YORK – A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a US court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the US technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X....


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 15:00

New Firearm Licensing Authority board appointed in Jamaica

National Security Advisor, Major General (Ret’d) Antony Anderson, has been appointed Chairman of the new five-member Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Board. The appointments were confirmed by National...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 14:00

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! tops downbeat weekend with $21.7 million

LOS ANGELES – Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate’s comedy sequel Boo 2! A Madea Halloween scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2 388 North American locations....


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 13:00

The Debt Snowball and recovering from financial loss

A loss is defined as the fact that something or someone was taken from you.  Have you ever experienced a financial loss in some form or fashion?  If you have, you are not alone. I have also had...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 09:00

Taxi men get gate surprise

New gate, new rules. That’s what the majority of the island’s over 3 000 taxi operators are encountering after the Bridgetown Port Inc. opened its new gate earlier this month. But an official at the...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:06

Dry-tap blues

Thousands of Barbadians across the island found themselves with dry taps yesterday. And even as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) worked steadily to rectify the issue, for some that water outage could...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:06

Window pain

A historic church which survived the fury of a massive hurricane of 1831, fell victim to a major act of vandalism yesterday. And now shocked officials at St Mary’s Anglican Church in The City are contemplating...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:06

Richer lives

For valedictorian Rhyesa Joseph, graduating from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill was like a crossroad between reward and responsibility. The St Lucian, who gained first class honours...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:05

St Mary’s windows smashed

It will be a new-look St Mary’s Church that will greet parishioners or funeral-goers from tomorrow. It will probably be a warmer church as well. As a result of an act of vandalism, retired senior...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:05

High words

The battle for the presidency has quickly become a war of words. Outgoing Barbados Olympic Association head Steve Stoute isn’t going away quietly, having engaged in a back-and-forth exchange with BOA...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:05

BWA ‘flushing’ in Worthing

Traversing along Worthing, Christ Church was a decidedly unpleasant experience yesterday evening. It was due to the recurring problem of spilling sewage. One woman who was holding her nose as she passed...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:05

PSV owners want $3 fares

Owners of public service vehicles (PSVs) are still hoping to see their fares increased to $3. But that number, according to president of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT), Roy Raphael,...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:05

Bishoo bags 5 to put WI in control

BULAWAYO – Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo’s fourth five-wicket haul in Tests handed West Indies a precious 60-run first innings lead, and the Caribbean side then batted themselves into control of the opening...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:05

Warrens wallop City

Mission accomplished! Pan American International Insurance Warrens predictably got their league crown by easily sweeping aside City United Celtics 89-66 in Saturday’s Game 2 of the First Division basketball...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:03

Barbados second in team shoot

Barbados came from behind to level the playing field with defending champions and hosts Guyana, but had to settle for second place overall at the recently concluded Milex/Crown Mining Cup Long Range Team...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:03

North and South sides victorious

The David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Classic is proving to be a happy hunting ground for former Barbados footballers and promising juniors. When the action continued on Friday night,...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:03

How to boost education

I have some ideas that can be used to increase the level of education of a country. Build new schools and create classrooms that contain no more than ten children. Teaching 20 to 30 children at once...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 06:00

Police investigating shooting

Police are continuing their investigations into the shooting incident which occurred around 11:35 p.m., on Friday, October 20, at Silver Hill, Christ Church. The incident has claimed the life of Andrew...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 01:04

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his...


nationnews.com | 23-Oct-2017 00:00

Belle Pumping Station shutdown

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that in order to increase the water supply at the Belle Pumping Station that station had been shut down from 3 to 6 p.m. today. For the...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 23:53

Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

TOKYO – A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights....


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 23:00

Fogging schedule October 23 to 27

The Ministry of Health will continue its efforts to rid the island of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases by fogging a number of districts across the island. On Monday, October 23, the following...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 22:00

Lloyd does trick for Christ Church West

Chai Lloyd sent a timely reminder of his goal-scoring skills to the Barbados football selectors with a hat-trick while leading Christ Church West to a 5-2 thrashing of St Philip North in the David Thompson...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 21:30

In a shambles

Two multimillion-dollar condominium tourism projects, which were supposed to breathe new life into the picturesque St Joseph landscape, have not materialised. Edgewater Villas, consisting of 43 luxury...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 21:00

SOCIAL SCENE: Pablo Rossi plays for Brazil

Guests celebrating Brazil’s 195th anniversary of independence were treated to a piano recital by celebrated Brazilian pianist Pablo Rossi recently. Brazil’s ambassador to Barbados, Luiz Gilberto de...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 20:00

Dynamic duo

Matthew Gittens and Jabari Alleyne are on a mission to promote change. Their project is the cultural landscape in Barbados and how the creatives are viewed. Both 26 years old, the best friends say...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 19:00

Grenada gets CDB funding for road project

Grenada is to receive a grant of £930 000 from the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to prepare a feasibility study and detailed designs for the upgrade of the western road corridor.  ...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 16:00

Bitcoin soars to record high above $6 000

NEW YORK – Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6 000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalisation to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 15:00

Parliament gives nod to amendment to legislation regarding marijuana use

BELMOPAN, BELIZE – The Belize Parliament has given the green light to the amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Act with bipartisan support. The Dean Barrow government had in August piloted the amendment...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 14:00

Madrid to impose direct rule in Catalonia to quash independence bid

MADRID/BARCELONA – The Spanish government will impose direct rule on Catalonia, it said on Saturday, in an unprecedented move that brought thousands of people who voted for independence onto to the streets...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 13:00

Going with tourism

Banks and other financial institutions in the Caribbean are once again financing tourism projects in the region, even if cautiously. While Barbados is among countries about which banks are more “bullish”,...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:06

‘It’s hard’ finding funds for projects

Hotelier Adrian Loveridge says investors looking to get involved in tourism projects in Barbados would have to raise money in non-conventional ways since banks are not lending. Despite a report from...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:06

Be warned!

International investors have been warned that Barbados is “in critical condition”. They were also told that the Government and the private sector are so “terrified” about the consequences of a foreign...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:06

Family, friends mourn jogger

A fun loving person with a love and a zest for running. That’s how Desmond Rowe, her coach of the past two years, described June Sonia Knight who lost her life in a tragic car accident yesterday. ...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:05

$12m tag

It is listed as an attractive three-storey hotel and beach bar facility, but Tropical Escape Hotel at Paynes Bay, St James, like many other tourism properties across the island, has been on the market...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:05

Hope high and dry on 90

BULAWAYO – The enterprising Shai Hope was left stranded agonisingly short of a third Test hundred as West Indies lost seven wickets in a dismal final session to be bowled out cheaply, giving minnows Zimbabwe...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:05

Seven-year-old afraid to go home

A woman who put her sister in court last year for mistreating her three children is at her wits end because a niece is now refusing to return home. For two weeks the seven year-old child has been staying...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:05

Success story

Find an issue. Create the solution. Collect the pay cheque. And repeat. That was the advice from millennial class valedictorian Zachary Phillips, who delivered the address on behalf of the 2017 graduating...


nationnews.com | 22-Oct-2017 06:05

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