Film workshops ‘a success’
Nation News

Over 60 established and fledgling film producers took part in the recently concluded Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority’s (BCIDA) Joint Training Workshop Series. The workshops, which...

Interns told: Pay or not, take job
Nation News

Many companies are unable to offer paid internships for job attachments, but scores of youth are being encouraged to take up the opportunities. During the opening of the Barbados Youth Service’s (BYS)...

New BARP insurance from May 1
Nation News

Over 9 000 members of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) will be covered again under a new health insurance plan from May 1. “It is all go,” BARP’s president Ed Bushell said, as he...

Death shock
Nation News

Last Saturday night Cheryl Archer experienced a series of “strange” events that left her with an uneasy feeling. Two days later she received the news that no mother wants to hear – her last child Ricardo...

Succession plan essential
Nation News

Many years ago, a tutor conducting a management studies class asked the group what the duty of a manager was. Each student gave an answer with which the tutor agreed and wrote on the board. After...

Simpson, Sealy the champs
Nation News

Orson Simpson had to run through all the tricks in his bag to overcome Clifford Nolan and capture the men’s Over-60 crown in the finals of the Barbados National Masters Squash Championships at the Barbados...

Helping hand for coconut vendors 
Nation News

More stringent health and safety standards will be instituted for coconut vendors as the demand for coconut water increases. These include sterilising tools and the worktable, the use of hairnets and aprons,...

Elite duo for Apes Hill
Nation News

This year’s Massy United Apes Hill Ladies International Polo Tournament will feature two of the top female players in the world. This was revealed during a press conference to launch the event at Apes...

QEH: Emergency surgeries only
Nation News

  If you are scheduled to have surgery this week at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), it may be cancelled.  That’s because at an emergency meeting on Thursday, the surgeons decided it would be...

Gibbs give of their best for 50 years
Nation News

Fifty years is definitely not fifty days. One couple who knows this full well is Ricardo and Lelia Gibbs, who have been married for 50 years. The now retired couple celebrated their milestone anniversary...

Union tells Supreme Court workers to stay off job
Nation News

President of the National Union of Public Workers Akanni McDowall and general secretary Roslyn Smith have advised the workers of the Supreme Court complex to return home. This follows a meeting this...

Air France says 25 per cent of flights could be cancelled on Monday
Nation News

PARIS − Air France KLM’s French unit is predicting that 25 per cent of its flights will be cancelled on Monday, on the 10th day of a strike by staff over pay. In a statement on Sunday, the airline...

Another immigration hiccup
Nation News

The relocation of immigration officers from their condemned building on Wharf Road, The City, has hit a snag, missing the April 3 deadline. But their representative, the National Union of Public Workers...

Private haulers are back
Nation News

The private waste haulers will be back on the roads today while the Sanitation Services Authority (SSA) looks to bring in new trucks in six months to augment its aging and tired fleet. SSA general...

Silver Sands on a 3-1 high
Nation News

Abrahams United Silver Sands’ scintillating display on Saturday night gave them a confidence-boosting 3-1 win over Home Improvement Hardware Compton in the first of their out-of-zone encounters in the...

Erdiston Special School reopens tomorrow
Nation News

Parents and guardians are advised that the Erdiston Special School, Pine Hill, St. Michael, will reopen tomorrow, Monday, April 23. The school was closed last week to facilitate urgent work on its...

Bajan jockey wins Sovereign Award
Nation News

Apprentice jockey Rey Williams has secured another victory; this time the coveted Sovereign Award. Williams managed to secure 158 votes ahead of Ridge Balgobin of Trinidad and Tobago (67) and Brandon...

Fogging schedule for April 23 to 27
Nation News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its mosquito eradication efforts by carrying out its weekly fogging programme in a number of Christ Church districts next week. The team...

SOCIAL SCENE: Queen’s College Association hosts tea party
Nation News

It was all for charity, and the members of the Queen’s College Association and their friends had a great evening of camaraderie at the Barbados Yacht Club earlier this month. Highlight of the fund-raising...

Husbands hit with disqualification on opening day
Nation News

TORONTO – Barbadian Patrick Husbands missed out on the opening day of the new Woodbine season when one of this wins was overturned through disqualification. The veteran rider reached the wire first...

Need change now more than ever
Nation News

“Relatedly, these same sociological forces also explain the rise of so-called ‘third parties’, parties of businessmen, parties of parties, none of which are true parties, but opportunistic, farcical...

At 104, Helena McAllister still runs the family business
Kaieteur News

By Feona Morrison When Helena Maud McAllister was born, Guyana was still colonized by the British. A vibrant Helena, née Yard, was born on April 16, 1914 in British Guiana, to James Yard, a carpenter and native of...

Bajans eating their way to the grave
Nation News

Barbadians are eating themselves to death. Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Lystra Fletcher-Paul, said if this trend continued,...

Pay your dues, advises Gilkes
Nation News

Make sure you are up-to-date with your Copyright Society Of Composers Authors And Publishers Inc. dues. This was the advice FAS director Al Gilkes gave a number of fledgling event promoters Saturday...

Joblessness high among the blind
Nation News

High unemployment remains a major issue for some blind people in Barbados. Outgoing president of the National United Society of the Blind (NUSB), Rudyard Welch, highlighted this Saturday during the...

Govt must ‘make buildings safe’
Nation News

Government has a responsibility to ensure that buildings are properly maintained. So said Akanni McDowall, president of the National Union of Public Workers, which represents the majority of staff...

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