Family happy Nakira alive

DEATH IS ALWAYS a shock but it’s another thing when it is known that someone had planned their own demise. That was the case of the Goddard family of Lower Crescent, Gall Hill, Christ Church, after... | 25-May-2016 06:06

In DPP’s hands

A BATTLE OF EPIC proportions is about to erupt at the site near the Flour Mill off the Spring Garden Highway. Construction boss and businessman Mark Maloney is standing his ground despite an enforcement... | 25-May-2016 06:06

Man’s body, drugs found

THE ISLAND’S MOST recent missing person could very well end up being the latest murder victim. The body of a man was discovered in a shallow grave in a cane field close to Baptist College in St Philip... | 25-May-2016 06:06

About 50 agencies ‘not vetted’

THE ACCOUNTS of about 50 state agencies are not included in the Government’s financial statement, Auditor General Leigh Trotman has stated. The majority of these agencies rely on the Treasury for the... | 25-May-2016 06:04

First Zika birth in Barbados

BARBADOS HAS HAD its first Zika birth. And so far, all signs are that the baby is not suffering any related birth defects. This news came from Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Karen Broome, who... | 25-May-2016 06:03

‘No more words’ for Sinckler

AFTER OFFERING MINISTER of Finance Chris Sinckler the same advice over the last four years, the president of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) is not changing his tune. BPSA president... | 25-May-2016 06:03

Time for merger

AFTER A DECADE of challenges culminating in the withdrawal of the Barbados Cricket League’s (BCL) first team from the 2016 Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) competitions, BCL president Glyne St Hill... | 25-May-2016 06:03

Elderly man stable after shooting

THE SINGLE BULLET hole in the door told the story of what befell an elderly man in the wee hours of yesterday morning. While many of his neighbours in the 2nd Avenue, Station Hill, St Michael district... | 25-May-2016 06:02

EDITORIAL: We welcome UWI funding initiative

THE ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES facingBarbados clearly indicate one thing: no government is likely to be able to spend as in the past. This includes funding tertiary education at the University of the West Indies... | 25-May-2016 06:02

White back with a bang

AFTER three years away from the squash courts, not many would have given Lilianna White much of a chance at the BCQS International Masters Squash tournament last weekend. She proved them wrong. ... | 25-May-2016 06:02

Ernesta toasts100th birthday

NESTA SMITH WAS the centre of attention as she basked in the moment of her 100th birthday recently. Like mother like daughter, Smith followed in the footsteps of her mother who lived until she was... | 25-May-2016 06:01

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Political gymnastics

I KNEW OF Minister Lowe’s various qualifications, but prior to the no-confidence debate, I didn’t know he was a professional boxer and comedian. To state that the country is doing well again could... | 25-May-2016 06:01

St Barnabas flog Blackbirds ‘B’

FORMER NETBALL queens Pine Hill St Barnabas may not win the Division 1 title this season, but they were certainly a powerful force against UWI Blackbirds ‘B’ at the Netball Stadium on Monday night. ... | 25-May-2016 06:01

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Heads up on penile donations

I know that after reading this some people might be tempted to rename this column “In The Pubic Interest”, but trust me, while what I write might appear flippant, I am as serious as a heart attack. ... | 25-May-2016 06:01

FAMILY FUSION: Frustrations of a fractured family

If you can control your behaviour when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding . . . and snatch an opportunity to shape... | 25-May-2016 06:01

OUR CARIBBEAN: Venezuela crisis – Caricom challenge

OUR CARICOM governments have managed to do well in maintaining their public silence in the face of the spreading crisis involving refugees from Syria and other Middle East states seeking asylum in Europe.... | 25-May-2016 06:00

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

“Authorities are pinning their hopes on the Carlisle Bay area to give Bridgetown a major economic lift. “A new hotel bearing the Hyatt brand is already earmarked for Lower Bay Street. In addition,... | 25-May-2016 06:00

Husbands triple a birthday delight

TORONTO – Seven-time Woodbine champion Patrick Husbands celebrated his 43rd birthday in style on Sunday when he reeled off an impressive triple on the ten-race card at the historic Canadian racing oval.... | 25-May-2016 06:00

Esperanza does it

ESPERANZA captured the top honours in the J24 class in the inaugural Old Brigand Rum Regatta recently. Sailing in perfect weather conditions, Ian Mayers and his team on board Esperanza, narrowly edged... | 25-May-2016 06:00

A THORNY ISSUE: Sir Curtly hard done by

IT’S RATHER UNUSUAL to lose your job after being part of a successful team. So I can understand how Sir Curtly Ambrose feels about being relieved of his duties as West Indies bowling consultant. It... | 25-May-2016 06:00

DEAR CHRISTINE: Wedding may be off if I tell my secret

DEAR CHRISTINE, I AM JUST a few months away from marrying the man whom I truly love, but one thing keeps me wondering if I’m doing the right thing. My “husband to be” wants me to have a child with... | 25-May-2016 06:00

Outpatient clinic at Horse Hill closed tomorrow

THE MINISTRY of Health has advised that the outpatient clinic at Horse Hill, St Joseph, will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, due to a lack of water in the area. Patients should seek medical... | 25-May-2016 02:30

Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

  THE TRIBUTE TO BARBADOS’ 50th anniversary of Independence has won a coveted Gold Medal at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show. The display, under the theme This Place Barbados, depicted the various... | 25-May-2016 02:11

Body found in St Philip

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING another unnatural death. Law enforcement officials are now in a cart road in St Philip, where the body of a man was reportedly found earlier this evening. They have cordoned... | 25-May-2016 01:23

Senator Boyce responsible for business facilitation

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has designated Senator Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, as the Minister to deal with business facilitation. He made this disclosure at the end of... | 25-May-2016 01:00

Nation newscast May 24, 2016

In tonight's news: Elderly man shot. Private sector association head points way to greater economic growth. The Wildey Gym’s temporary replacement is in use. | 25-May-2016 00:30

PM Stuart to attend Guyana’s Independence celebrations

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart left Barbados today to attend the 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The main events at which Stuart will be in attendance... | 24-May-2016 23:30

Update:Three injured in minibus accident

MINIBUS DRIVER Jason Persaud and two passengers were injured during an early morning crash along Walkers Road, St George today. Police said that the 29-year-old of Woodland, St George and two other... | 24-May-2016 22:33

St Kitts to train tourism industry personnel

BASSETERRE – St Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant says the country must “continually and consistently strive for excellence to improve upon the experiences provided to visitors.” He... | 24-May-2016 22:30

Flo found

  PLEASE NOTE that missing woman Theresa Robertson of Water Street, Christ Church has been found. She was reported missing by a relative early this morning. (BN) | 24-May-2016 19:30

Let’s talk hair with Liena

AS A BUSY MUM and businesswoman, 37-year-old Liena Babb knows the struggles other women face when juggling family and work commitments. She also knows how much women love to look good and have their... | 24-May-2016 18:00

Clinton turns down offer to debate Sanders

HILLARY CLINTON, the front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, turned down on Monday an invitation by Fox News to debate rival Bernie Sanders in California, despite having agreed... | 24-May-2016 16:00

More wills in wake of Prince’s death

NEW YORK – In the month since Prince died and his heirs began wrangling over his estimated $300-plus million estate, many Americans have moved “draft a will” – arguably one of life’s most unpleasant tasks... | 24-May-2016 15:00

‘More can be done in AIDS fight’

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE in Barbados with HIV/AIDS are surviving because of the treatment, but there are many AIDS sufferers courting death by not taking their prescribed medication. This is a concern... | 24-May-2016 14:00

MISSING: Theresa Robertson

THE FAMILY OF Theresa Robertson is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the missing 61-year-old. Flo, as she is fondly known, was last seen wearing a red flowered sleeveless top and a pair of... | 24-May-2016 13:57

Minibus overturns

  A NUMBER OF PEOPLE are reported to be injured after a minibus overturned this morning at Glebe Land, St George. Details are sketchy, but the injured were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital... | 24-May-2016 13:44

No sugar halts Coca Cola production in Venezuela

CARACAS – The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of the sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co. spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela is in the midst of... | 24-May-2016 13:00

Staying put

PENSIONER HARRIETTE CODRINGTON will not be moved. This was the decision made by chairman of the National Assistance Board (NAB), Senator Reverend David Durant, and a team of concerned officials, including... | 24-May-2016 06:05

Gag order in assault case

THOSE INVOLVED in a case of elderly abuse now before the court have been ordered to stop talking to the press. The gag order came yesterday in the District “C” Magistrates’ Court, where the parties... | 24-May-2016 06:05

BRA warned

THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA) has a million-dollar problem with “bounced” cheques. According to the latest Auditor General’s Report, the amount involved at the end of the  2014-2015 financial... | 24-May-2016 06:05

Woman, 34, dies while having lunch

MELISSA WENT entered Ruff “N” Tuff boutique yesterday afternoon to eat her lunch, just as she was accustomed. This time, however, it proved to be her last meal.  The 34-year-old former babysitter,... | 24-May-2016 06:04

Residents upset by authorities’ decision

RESIDENTS OF MASSIAH STREET in St John are openly upset over the decision by authorities to leave Harriette Codrington in the home where it has been alleged she was being abused by her caretaker. While... | 24-May-2016 06:03

No SJPP audit in 10 years

THE SAMUEL JACKMAN PRESCOD POLYTECHNIC (SJPP) has received a sound whipping from the Auditor General. Leigh Trotman has described as “most unsatisfactory” the outstanding period over which the accounts... | 24-May-2016 06:03

Drug accused pleads guilty

LA-TOYA KENISHA SMART made her way across the courtyard of Central Police Station yesterday in the grip of a police officer and dragging a large bag of clothing and other possessions. The accused drug... | 24-May-2016 06:02

‘Cheaper’ to fix White Hill

GIVEN THE NUMBER of residents located on the slipping slopes of White Hill, St Andrew, it may be cheaper to just fix the road. So said Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman, while speaking at... | 24-May-2016 06:02

Levi books ticket to Rio

THE SMALL matter of clocking 20.50 seconds in the 200 metres has secured a spot for Levi Cadogan on the Barbados Olympic team for Rio. Cadogan achieved the feat in hammering the field on the final... | 24-May-2016 06:01

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