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THE HOYOS FILE: Weary of trying to reach economic prosperity

GOVERNOR OF THE Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell is a brilliant economist whose communication skills, including his down-to-earth, folksy style, always helped a non-economist like me to understand...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 13:00

Jamaican stakeholders tour Canada to learn about Sea Water Air Conditioning

BRIDGETOWN – Stakeholders from the private and public sectors in Jamaica now have a better understanding of how sea water air conditioning (SWAC) technology can help reduce electricity costs. At the...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 11:00

Flowers for the tourists too

ST PETER’S PARISH CHURCH is hoping that its annual Flower Show and Garden Festival will bloom and become a staple for tourists.  Canon Peter Haynes, rector at the Speightstown church, said they were...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:07

Arts award for RPB

VETERAN ENTERTAINER and prolific songwriter Stetson RPB Wiltshire has been held up as a beacon of the cultural industry. Known for his command of the stage, RPB was put under a different spotlight...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:06

A tale of two styles

THE NANIKI Barbados Music Festival event on the lawns of Ilaro Court East last Saturday night was an occasion of contrasting musical tones. The evening was shaped by the operatic stylings of American...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:05

Clico surety

GOVERNMENT IS STICKING to its $56 million promise to the policyholders of CLICO and British American Insurance Company (BAICO). Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler told the DAILY NATION that as soon...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:05

Bag blues

LOCAL PLASTIC BAG MANUFACTURERS are eyeing a move by environmentalists with concern as the start date for a deterrent fee on plastic bags draws near. They say the 20-cent charge will erode their already...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:05

Permits scam

TIME MIGHT BE running out for people who illegally obtain taxi permits to purchase duty-free vehicles. DAILY NATION investigations revealed that hundreds of people had been applying to the Ministry...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:05

Commuters for PSV inclusion

ANYTHING IS BETTER than the long wait for buses. That was the consensus of some frustrated commuters – who usually wait upwards of two and a half hours for a bus in both the Fairchild Street and Princess...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:04

Feed problems may affect pork supply

BARBADIANS could possibly find difficulty in getting pork in adequate quantities this year. That is, until the Barbados Association of Pig Farmers gets production back to the high numbers of years...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:03

Chekita needs $243 000 for surgery

THREE MONTHS AGO, 20-year-old Chekita Belgrave was like any other hard-working student preparing for college exams. Now she is facing six months of surgery, including reconstructive facial surgery...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:02

New BARP insurance plan

ALMOST A YEAR after being dropped by their medical insurance carrier, members of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) can finally plan for the future. That’s because a United States-based...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:01

WILD COOT: Who is to blame?

THE STARTLING REALITY is that things are now lopsided. The banks have made super profits, the supermarkets have made super profits and the Government has made super losses. “Sumtin wong!” Like John the...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

Accountability the key

FOR MANY YEARS NOW, there has been a lot of discussion about public sector efficiency. Some commentators have suggested that the infusion of a businesslike approach into public sector operations is likely...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

TALKBACK: Parents’ job to ensure children get to school

IT IS NOT THE JOB of teachers to patrol the bus terminals and ensure children make their way to school. Rather, parents have to impress upon children the need to get to school early or failing that,...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Starting an emergency fund

BOOSTING ONE’s emergency fund has been set as a priority for 2017. However, you can only boost something that is already existing or started.  Without empirical evidence, it is estimated that about...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

EDITORIAL: Arch Hall station delay is shameful

INDIVIDUALS WHO KEEP TRACK of the news would probably have heard one or more finance ministers suggest that as long as a country has people to tax, it cannot go broke. We understand what they seek to convey...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

Show jumpers face off

LOCAL show jumping horses were put to the test in a recent two-day competition between Canada and Barbados.  The 11 Canadian show jumpers were led by coach Suzi Niles, of team Iron Horse Equestrian...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

Sport facilities fix promised

GOVERNMENT may be cash-strapped but the state-run National Sports Council (NSC) still disbursed more than $2 million last year to assist athletes and national associations. Minister of Sport Stephen...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

Odd start to track season

LOCAL ATHLETES officially laced up their track shoes for the first time in 2017 when they competed in the New Year’s Odd Distance Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday.  Athletes from schools...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

Oba’s vision

OLYMPIC bronze medallist Obadele Thompson has a radical proposal that he wants Government to adopt. Delivering the feature address on the topic Sports: Positioning For Global Success at the National...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

DEAR CHRISTINE: Torn between two lovers

Dear Christine, I WOULD LIKE you to help me with this problem. I am 22 years old and have two boyfriends. I am living in a house with one. The next one I would say is too serious about me, knowing...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

HEALING HERBS: The benefits of daffodils

SOMETIMES I DO NOT know where to turn when I recognise that there are some people who do not learn from their mistakes. I often ask myself if they will ever discover that mistakes are learning tools.  ...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

ALTAR CALL: ‘Walk in footsteps of Christ’

THOSE WHO WOULD CHOOSE Christ must be willing to follow in His footsteps. This was part of a passionate sermon preached by Reverend Michael Charles to his congregants at Hawthorn Methodist Church last...


nationnews.com | 16-Jan-2017 05:00

Bottas expected to replace Rosberg

LONDON – Williams are close to agreeing a deal that would see their Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, deputy principal Claire Williams...


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

Trump warned to watch his words

WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday had a stern parting message for Republican Donald Trump days before he assumes the U.S. presidency, cautioning him against loosening sanctions on Russia...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 21:05

EASY MAGAZINE: Shannon ready to take on the universe

UNIVERSE, make way for Barbadian beauty queen Shannon Harris. After claiming the coveted Miss Universe Barbados 2016 tiara, the 22-year-old has fire in her eyes and spunk in her stride. But Harris...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 20:00

EASY MAGAZINE: Dancing feats

LIVY ALLEYNE LITERALLY waltzed his way into the heart of his wife and dance partner Betty Alleyne. “We love each other and that’s the main thing. Once we do dance we are [good],” she said. Not...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 19:00

S&P’s stance ‘no surprise’

NO SURPRISE AND no clear reason for Wall Street to change its mind about Barbados’ credit rating. That, in essence was the reaction of two top Barbadian economists, who at different times served on...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 18:00

Sir Geoffrey building for the future

BUSINESS HAS BEEN the centre of Geoffrey Cave’s life, to the extent that some people may venture to suggest it is in his genes. The septuagenarian’s outstanding contribution to business in general...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 17:00

Pensioner living in house with rats

AN ELDERLY client of the National Assistance Board (NAB) is living in a dilapidated rat-infested house with no electricity, running water or toilet facilities. Old cardboard sheets which fell from...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 16:00

Maduro takes part in military drill

CARACAS – His finger on a rifle trigger and wearing an olive green hat, President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday oversaw military exercises in crisis-wrought Venezuela, which he says is under threat of imperialist...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 15:00

Hayley Matthews is National Sports Personality of the Year

WEST INDIES’ women’s cricketer Hayley Matthews is the 2016 National Sports Council’s Sports Personality of the Year. The 18-year-old right-hander, who is currently in Australia playing in the Women’s...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 14:59

Football triple treat at Stadium today

BARBADOS’ best players will grace the field tonight to mark the return of top-flight football to the National Stadium after a two-year break with an interesting Digicel Premier League triple header. ...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 14:24

C&W Business: Future revolves around IoT

TELECOMMUNICATION CONTINUES TO be one of the major growth sectors for the Caribbean region. And according to Jenson Sylvester, vice-president of Cable & Wireless (C&W) Business, the business arm of...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 14:00

Svitzer donates defibrillator to the Port

BARBADOS PORT INC. (BPI) on Monday received a donation to its onsite medical facility of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Lifepak Defibrillator from international tug operator Svitzer. The...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 13:00

King targets next level

DARIAN KING is taking it up another notch. Apparently Challenger titles aren’t enough for 2017, as Barbados’ top-ranked tennis pro is looking to take a step up and contest more ATP 250 and 1000 events...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 12:30

FAZEER MOHAMMED: Sorry, Pakistan, it’s safety first

I SUPPOSE it’s appropriate, with the English FA Cup coming to town on Wednesday, to use a football analogy in referencing how sporting hyperbole is just so much nonsense in the real world and why the West...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 12:00

MP still waiting on court

ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament, Dr Maria Agard are still playing the waiting game. Agard, the first-time MP who was expelled from the BLP in November...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:07

Call to use stiffer asphalt

GOVERNMENT MUST review its road paving regulations and maintenance programme in order to climb out of the pothole rut.  That call is coming from the managing director of Asphalt Processors Inc., Errol...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:06

Interest rates to nosedive

INTEREST RATES ON SAVINGS in local commercial banks are set to hit an all-time low. SUNDAY SUN investigations reveal that within the next three months at least two of Barbados’ six banks will be slashing...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:05

Mia: Talk or call election

THE OPPOSITION BARBADOS Labour Party (BLP) yesterday threw down the gauntlet to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, urging him to either speak out about the problems facing the country, or call a general election...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:05

CCJ frowns on ‘unnecessary’ delays

THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ) has admonished Barbados’ criminal justice system once again. In a decision handed down late last year, the president of the CCJ, Sir Dennis Byron, chastised the...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:05

A night of one love for all

THE MUSIC of the Caribbean echoed around the grounds of Ilaro Court for the third night of the Naniki Music Festival. Homegrown talent shared the stage with regional acts from Jamaica and Antigua but it...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:05

Farmers: Feed making pigs sick

PIG FARMERS say locally manufactured feed is making their piglets sick and stunting growth. As a result, they have urged their association, the Barbados Association of Pig Farmers, and the farming...


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:04

SMJ seeking right sugar balance

AT LEAST ONE soft drink manufacturer in Barbados is willing to put its money and resources into research that could lead to a significant reduction in the amount of sugar in its beverages available here....


nationnews.com | 15-Jan-2017 05:03

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