FAMILY FUSION: Jumping over the family ‘fence’ (2)
Nation News

“THE WILL to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius Driving around the beautiful islands...

Budget suggestion
Nation News

LISTENING TO the Budget presentation and then the reply as well as the debate which followed was a most interesting exercise for me. I believe the budget should not be so long and it is not necessary for...

DEAR CHRISTINE: Pregnancy causing tension in marriage
Nation News

Dear Christine, MY HUSBAND AND I are in our mid-20s and are expecting our first child. This is no casual thing for us. We planned it and we’ve both made great preparations. We made sure we both...

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH: Good, bad, puzzling
Nation News

THE BUDGET Speech was very fluently presented. But the speed at which it was delivered would suggest Minister Sinckler had a plane to catch or maybe wanted to get home to watch the Olympics. Of course...

EDITORIAL: Elderly care must be taken more seriously
Nation News

UNDER our social welfare system we have come to expect the Government to be the provider of most things. But the stark economic difficulties the state now faces mean this is no longer possible. We,...

Bajans brush aside Canada
Nation News

SHONICA WHARTON led Barbados to a predictable 67-15 win over Canada in the Under-21 AFNA World Cup qualifiers at the LB Scott Sports Auditorium last night. Once again the Canadians looked way out of...

Meagan is Caribbean’s best
Nation News

THE CARIBBEAN’S NEWEST squash champion will be going for the world. Barbadian Meagan Best was victorious at the recently concluded 24th Caribbean Senior Squash Championships at the Queen’s Park Squash...

Long road to travel
Nation News

DISAPPOINTMENT far outweighed achievement at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 31st Olympiad in Brazil is now history and the first question for sports planners here in Barbados is what are the lessons we...

Bodybuilding no longer a drawing card
Nation News

NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME, Bikini fitness and the men’s physique proved to be the cornerstone of the National Bodybuilding And Fitness Championships. The face of the sport has changed. Shakira Doughlin,...

King-size qualifier
Nation News

IT WON’T BE ONE and done for the King of swing. Darian King staged yet another of those thrilling comeback wins, probably his most memorable one yet, having battled back from a set down to beat former...

Beefy Belle, regal Ramona
Nation News

EXPERIENCE DID THE TRICK at the All Max National Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, over the weekend. Rugged 35-year-old Coast Guard member Stevenson Belle...

A child shall lead them
Nation News

ON SUNDAY NIGHT, the second preliminary of this year’s Richard Stoute Teen Talent contest belonged to Tahirah Gibbons. The nine-year-old wowed the crowd as she swept aside eight other contestants –...

Infant boy found dead
Nation News

A TWO MONTH-OLD baby appears to be the latest sudden death in Barbados. The Tichbourne, Ivy, St Michael neighbourhood was plunged into mourning just after 8 p.m. on Monday when the body of the recently...

More parents seeking help
Nation News

MORE PARENTS ARE approaching the Salvation Army and asking for assistance in preparing their children for the start of the new school year which begins in another three weeks. Major Sinous Theodore,...

Trouble tree
Nation News

RESIDENTS OF ST MATTHIAS Housing Estate, Christ Church are frustrated as a result of two overflowing wells in the area. Netta Williams, who lives obliquely opposite one of the wells, said she was annoyed...

City may lose out
Nation News

BUILDING A 15-storey hotel in Bridgetown could cause Barbados to lose its UNESCO World Heritage inscription. President of the Barbados National Trust Peter Stevens warned yesterday the World Heritage...

Starcom improving sound
Nation News

STARCOM NETWORK continues work on upgrading its station networks and is relocating their transmission operations, which may affect the sound on its fleet of stations (Life 97.5FM, Hott 95.3FM, The Beat...

Not on table
Nation News

DEVALUATION OF THE Barbados dollar is not an option. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler made this clear yesterday in response to concerns over the potential impact the Central Bank of Barbados’ financing...

Broken Trident stops at Carlton Supermarket
Nation News

THE BROKEN TRIDENT continues to make the rounds across Barbados and today’s stop was at Carlton Supermarket, Black Rock, St Michael. From just about 10 a.m. staff and shoppers joined the thousands...

NICU gets new equipment
Nation News

THE NEO-NATAL Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) was gifted a key piece of equipment this morning. Representatives from the Rotary Club and St Nicholas Abbey made a joint presentation...

Study shows extent of brain damage from Zika infections
Nation News

A report released on Tuesday shows in graphic detail the kind of damage Zika infections can do to the developing brain - damage that goes well beyond the devastating birth defect known as microcephaly,...

Fire at HWT clock tower 
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The landmark clock tower in Half-Way-Tree Square, St Andrew caught fire this morning. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:57:59 GMT Venezuelan gov't workers to lose jobs over recall petition ...

Search continues for St Thomas boys
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police this morning said they are still carrying out a search for two St Thomas boys who fell off a log and into the water at Lyssons Beach in the parish yesterday. Local News Tue, 23 Aug...

AT&T to provide cellphone roaming, other services in Cuba 
Jamaica Observer

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T has reached a deal for enhanced roaming and other cellphone services for wireless customers visiting Cuba. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:30 GMT Search continues for St Thomas boys...

Kingston mayor says HWT clock to be restored as quickly as possible
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says it regrets the damage done to the Half-Way-Tree clock tower in St Andrew following this morning’s fire at the landmark. Local News Tue, 23...

Florida probes non-travel Zika case on Gulf Coast
Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — Officials are investigating a new non-travel related case of Zika virus near the port city of Tampa, suggesting the local spread of Zika in Florida may have reached the state's Gulf...

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