Women ‘scared’ to fight harassment
Nation News

WOMEN EMPLOYEES are afraid to speak up against sexual harassment in the workplace, but they need not suffer in silence, a social activist has said. “People should not be afraid to come forward if they...

CDB begins training programme for Caribbean countries
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it has embarked on a training initiative to help regional governments more effectively manage policies, programmes and projects.

Simple but not simplistic
Nation News

BOTH ESTABLISHED PARTIES and almost all local and foreign-based economists are warning Barbadians to brace for severe austerity measures. Some prominent economists are even calling for a devaluation...

No need for shark panic
Nation News

THERE IS NO NEED for any unnecessary fear in the wake of the last capture and killing of a shark earlier this week. So says marine biologist Nikola Simpson, who explained that sharks were a common...

QC boys hold on to claim league crown
Nation News

THIS TIME QUEEN’S COLLEGE held on. QC still blew another big lead, just not another title, having barely outlasted Graydon Sealy 62-57 in yesterday’s thrilling league final of the Co-operators General...

$250 000 calypso prize ‘not possible’
Nation News

UNREALISTIC. That was how chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Cranston Browne, characterised nine-time Pic O De Crop king Anthony Gabby Carter’s suggestion that the prize...

Recusal still to be decided
Nation News

THE DECISION ON RECUSAL of a judge in a high-profile case is still yet to be decided. This is the latest in the case of Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock vs Frank Gibson, and Frank Gibson...

Air Traffic staff happy
Nation News

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS operating at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) are now happier after resolving a number of issues that created turbulence between them and management over the years. ...

Rush Is On
Nation News

TIME IS RUNNING OUT and Barbadians are rushing to buy high-priced consumer items that are expected to cost significantly more in a matter of days. With less than 48 hours to go before implementation...

Forex fee delayed
Nation News

THE TWO PER CENT FEE on foreign exchange transactions has been delayed. The imposition on over-the-counter foreign currency transactions will start on July 17 and not July 1, as indicated in the Budget....

Flood warning discontinued
Nation News

THE FLOOD WARNING for Barbados has been discontinued. The Barbados Meteorological Service issued a release this evening saying the warning was discontinued at 6 p.m. However, pockets of light to...

RPB, Queen T to go first on Phenomenal Friday
Nation News

THE LINE-UPS for the semi-finals of the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced. On Wednesday, some of the artistes and their representatives pulled their numbers at the Errol...

Flash-flooding expected as tropical wave passes
Nation News

A PASSING TROPICAL WAVE with axis along 60W has been generating cloudy to overcast skies, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across Barbados and the Windward Islands...

This time we are in a 12-foot hole
Nation News

“YOU LIVES AND YOU LEARNS,” some wise person once said. Well, I learnt from the SUNDAY SUN of June 25, on Page 7A, that Mr David Gill is vaticinator, meaning a prophet. According to the report, he...

Impressive handwriting from pupils
Nation News

THE FUTURE MAY be digital, but handwriting still matters. That point has been made by Reverend Cassandra Bowen who, through the Isaiah 55 Centre For Spiritual and Development Training, hosted a handwriting...

Alleyne, O’Neal win
Nation News

A GREAT FEELING but a pleasant surprise. That was the reaction of driver Leslie Alleyne after he and navigator Chris O’Neal were declared winners of the Barbados Rally Club’s 60th anniversary Sol June...

Warning over attacks on media
Nation News

In BRUSSELS THE International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is coming to defend Caribbean journalists, including those in Barbados, who are the target of attacks and intimidation or are subjected...

Graydon Sealy pull off miracle
Nation News

GRAYDON SEALY’S return to prominence was capped by a comeback for the ages. The knockout title is heading back to Paddock Road after Tyreke Harewood scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter...

Who will be the next GG?
Nation News

THE CHOICE of a Governor General of Barbados has never been much of a talking point. The job was often seen as one occupied by an elderly native who has given meritorious service to the country. ...

Parkinson’s no-fight movement
Nation News

THE BARBADOS YOUTH ACTION PROGRAMME (BYAP) has partnered with Parkinson Memorial School on a series of self-development sessions with students starting in September. Parkinson principal Ian Holder...

Bands waiting for ease
Nation News

KADOOMENT DAY BANDLEADERS are into a waiting game. With Saturday’s deadline for the imposition of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) increase approaching, they are hoping Government will...

Blue Vex
Nation News

FRUSTRATED TEACHERS are challenging what they are calling “a new reign of terror” that left them with reduced pay slips on Monday. It comes in the form of a court battle between the Barbados Secondary...

Bell rings for Alma Parris
Nation News

ALMA PARRIS MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL, which has catered to 11-Plus low-achievers since 1995, will hold its final classes next week when the term ends, it was reported yesterday. No official announcement...

Alma Parris School closing
Nation News

COME SEPTEMBER the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School will be closed.  This move by the Ministry of Education was confirmed by president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd. ...

Facebook and Fox Sports to livestream Champions League
Nation News

FOX SPORTS SAID on Tuesday it had partnered with Facebook Inc. to livestream UEFA Champions League matches during the 2017-18 season. The sports network, owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., said...

Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (final part)
Nation News

CORPORATIONS HAVE FOUND a plethora of ways to cover their assets; the vexing aspect of which for the anxious compliance officer pursuing the final revelation, is that these methods are often legal. ...

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