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Government reviewing Kensington Oval lease arrangements

GOVERNMENT IS CAREFULLY reviewing the lease arrangements at Kensington Oval in preparation for a meeting with the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) on the future management of that sporting facility....


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 22:38

19-year-old remanded on firearm, ammunition charges

A19-YEAR-OLD St Michael male has been remanded to HMP Dodds after appearing in court today on firearm-related offences. Tristan Kemar Scott of Military Road, Bush Hall, was charged with unlawful possession...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 19:08

107 and still going ‘strong’

MELVILLE WILLIAMS may be 107 years old but he is far from ready to check out. Despite admitting he never thought to make it past 100, Williams said he was now ready to take on a wife. “If I could...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 18:00

Fogging Schedule February 27 to March 2

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S Vector Control Unit continues its fogging exercise around the island next week aimed at reducing the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. On Monday, a team will be in Christ...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 17:00

Karen’s desire to design and create

KAREN THORNE has a God-given talent and she is not afraid to use it. All you have to do is take one look around her Orange Hill, St James home and the evidence is crystal clear – exquisitely decorated...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 16:00

African Awareness Month winding down at primary schools 

AFRICAN AWARENESS MONTH will climax for most primary schools next week. While emphasis is expected to be placed on the wearing of African attire by students, as well as art and craft, music, story-telling...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 15:00

Needed more love, poetry and songs

NINETEEN entertainers painted the Drill Hall Range red and white at Love Poetry and Song last weekend. The soulful singing of calypsonians Biggie Irie, the nostalgia of MrBlood and the skill of steel...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 14:29

THE HOYOS FILE: Getting the truck out of the ditch

I WAS AT a cocktail party the other night when I got dragged into a conversation with a few business people. Somehow, I thought they were joking, but within a few minutes, their insistence on the benefits...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 14:00

Not all mosquito repellents work

PAY ATTENTION TO THE ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they’re not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers say. Products with...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 13:00

Growth of 1.7 ‘not enough’

BARBADOS AND ITS Caribbean neighbours will collectively grow by 1.7 per cent this year, but it will not be enough for them to flourish. The region was given that dose of reality on Friday by Caribbean...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 13:00

Corruption charges threaten relationship

LUANDA – Angola said on Friday that Portugal’s decision to charge its Vice President Manuel Vicente with corruption and money laundering was a “serious attack” that threatened relations between the two...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 12:00

BCCI’s statement on sale of  BNTCL

The following statement was issued by the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on the sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited. OVER THE PAST few weeks, one of the most talked-about...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:52

Land plan ‘critical’

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart says tough decisions have to be made about how land is utilised in Barbados. He said due to a shortage of land in Barbados, much of that which was set aside for agricultural...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:10

New acting head at bank

THE MAN WHO ACCUSED former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell of sidelining him for more than two years has been named Acting Governor following Worrell’s dismissal yesterday. Within 24 hours...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:09

Worrell exit way to ‘normal’

THE FIRING OF THE Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados paves the way for business to return to “normal”. So said the director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:08

Spirits down after death

THE USUAL BIRTHDAY celebrations for three members of the Grandison/Chapman family will be subdued. They are not even sure if they will be in the mood to celebrate. Cousins Alecia Chapman and Annemaria...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:07

Brighton project

CHANGE IS COMING at Brighton Road, St Michael. Over the last few months, pedestrians and commuters would have witnessed construction work going on at a large piece of land at the Brighton Road and...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:06

Agrofest grows on youth

WHEN IT COMES to Agrofest, it is a case of the little children leading the way. The morning of the first day is typically reserved for schoolchildren, and yesterday was no exception, although the children...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:05

Out of bounds

LOCAL BASKETBALL is without yet another indoor venue. Springer Memorial Secondary School’s basketball court seems to be out of bounds for the foreseeable future due to apparent safety concerns surrounding...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:05

Tribute to black leaders

THE LITTLE ONES at the Maria Holder Nursery School in Sharon, St Thomas, yesterday paid tribute to some of the outstanding black leaders in Barbados and the world. It was part of the activities to...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:05

Lively Agrofest

THE FIRST DAY of Agrofest 2017 was dedicated mostly to the youth of Barbados. Hundreds of enthusiastic schoolchildren descended on Queen’s Park, Constitution Road, St Michael, for the annual agricultural...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:05

Johnson stops Hinds in thriller

“BUSH HALL FINEST” Marson Johnson defied age, fatigue and pain to avert three game and match points to eliminate the flashy Dario Hinds when the Silver Hill Road Tennis Championship heated up at the Silver...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:03

Records fall in Gold rush

WELL BEFORE midday yesterday Brathwaite (Gold) were the clear winners at Ellerslie Secondary School’s Inter-House Championships at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Gold (845.50) were runaway winners,...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:03

Belfield fight back to draw

BELFIELD PRODUCED A scintillating second-half display to fight back from two goals down and claim a creditable point with a 3-3 draw against Rendezvous, when the Digicel Premier Football League continued...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:03

Husbands dethrone Gilkes

AFTER TWO years, defending champions Gilkes House (Blue) were dethroned and the new champions of Parkinson Memorial Secondary School are Husbands House (Red). At the start of the 4x100-metre relays,...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:03

Selectors banking on Brath

CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORS Courtney Browne has described Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite as an “investment” in West Indies cricket and argues his inclusion to face England in the three-match One-Day...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:03

SATURDAY'S CHILD: Pan the man in the van

HYPE AND MONEY go together like love and marriage which, as the old song says, go together like a horse and carriage, and we can go on indefinitely until we get to who begat what when. The Americans,...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:00

EDITORIAL: Let’s be forgiving and helpful

IT HAS COME AS NO SURPRISE – the gratitude expressed by Barbados Gays And Lesbians Against Discrimination (B-GLAD) president Donnya Piggott for Anglican Bishop of Barbados Dr John Holder’s most recently...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:00

I CONFESS: Married men the ideal partners

IT SEEMS THIS column has been taken over by the Christian-minded. I say so because it tends to only carry stories with people advising others to do what is considered the right and moral thing to do. It...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:00

MAVIS BECKLES: Evahthing gone topsy-turvy

I ALWAYS USED tuh say, when ya miss anybody from ’bout here fuh a li’l while, ya does find dem up in the States. But I gine tell ya, despite how hard it is and how complex Barbados seem tuh be getting...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:00

FLYING FISH & COU COU: When lawyers enter politics . . .

EVER WONDERED WHY so many lawyers are drawn to politics? Apart from often being self-employed and having the resources to devote to political activity, the usual answer is that many of them have a...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 05:00

Musical treat at St Mary's Church on Sunday

LOVERS OF CLASSICAL music will be in for a treat this Sunday at St Mary’s Church.  Under the theme Spring into the Classics,  the church will open its doors at 6 p.m. to both young and old for...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 01:30

SRLF online application re-opens March 6

BARBADIANS SEEKING FINANCING for post-secondary studies at local, regional and international institutions, as well as for online purposes, may access the Student Revolving Loan Fund’s (SRLF) online application...


nationnews.com | 25-Feb-2017 00:29

WhatsApp story about boy contracting HIV 'untrue'

THE MINISTRY of Health has dismissed as untrue a report being relayed via WhatsApp that a ten-year-old Barbadian boy was infected with HIV after eating pineapple purchased from a vendor who was himself...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 22:39

Statement from the Ministry of Finance on Central Bank changes

THE MINISTRY OF Finance and Economic Affairs today advised that Dr DeLisle Worrell has been relieved of his duties as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. This is consequent upon the determination...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 22:00

Police, Coast Guard carry out operation in Careenage

TRAFFIC IN BRIDGETOWN came to a crawl this morning as scores of locals and visitors watched what appeared to be a law enforcement operation aboard a vessel in the inner basin of the Careenage. With...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 21:00

St Kitts police welcome new crime-fighting technology

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr Timothy Harris, at his last press conference, said the government will soon introduce several new technologies to aid the Royal St Christopher...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 19:15

South African police break up anti-immigrant protests

PRETORIA – South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of protesters in Pretoria on Friday, after mobs looted stores this week believed to...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 18:00

Judge allows a second accuser to testify at Cosby sex assault trial

A JUDGE RULED on Friday that a second woman who said comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her would be allowed to testify at his upcoming trial in Pennsylvania on charges he sexually assaulted a former...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 17:00

Standards push now shows value

THE HARD WORK of developing quality infrastructure in the Caribbean is just starting to pay off. That’s the view of quality expert, Pat Paladino, as he addressed a meeting of National Accreditation...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 15:00

Central Bank Governor fired

CENTRAL BANK Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell has been fired.                          Word of this has come from his attorney Gregory Nicholls who confirmed this morning that his client Worrell had...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 14:00

BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Important link between HR and finance

WHILE FINANCE MAY be the world of working capital and reconciliations, and modern human resource management thrives on productivity metrics such as return on investment on training, absenteeism costs and...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 14:00

Record 12 races on Gold Cup Day

HISTORY will be created next week Saturday at the Garrison Savannah when the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) hosts a record 12-race card that includes the 36th edition of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup. ...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 13:00

Vendor crying victimisation

A BRIDGETOWN VENDOR is crying victimisation at the hands of some members of the Royal Barbados Police Force. The situation developed to a point where Yvette Jordan said she was forced to make a formal...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 12:00

Ronald Raheim Rudder on wanted list again

THE ROYAL Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a man wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. He is Ronald Raheim Rudder, 22 years, last known address...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 06:40

UPDATE: Bicyclist killed in accident named

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into the circumstances surrounding a road fatality which occurred last night along Culloden Road, St Michael. The accident resulted in the death of Anderson Orlando...


nationnews.com | 24-Feb-2017 06:12

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