Chef Kirk steps up to the plate
Nation News

Kirk Ruck is a talented executive sous chef working at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. He has been in the culinary profession for the past 20 years. In his first time on the Barbados Culinary National Team...

$22 million property sale
Nation News

  THE REAL ESSTATE sector is trying to find a buyer for a proposed luxury villa and cottage in St James. Octopus’ Garden, a 1.25 acre beach front property in Weston, St James, is on the market for...

THE HOYOS FILE: The Mother Of All Budgets
Nation News

  BEFORE THE END of May – that is, in a few short weeks – the Freundel Stuart administration is going to unveil its new budgetary proposals for the fiscal year that started on April 1. It’s going...

GET REAL: Enemy of the State
Nation News

  IF YOU ARE considered an enemy of the State you are in good company. Go and stand on the platform next to Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali. An enemy of the State...

ALBERT BRANDFORD: Enemy of the people
Nation News

Anybody who stands in the way should be seen as an enemy not only of the State, but be seen as an enemy to the people who are also living in the London Bourne Towers . . . – St Lucy MP, Minister of Housing...

NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Not seeing the tree for the forest
Nation News

“Large-scale launderers know that the place to hide a tree is in the forest.” – Barbados Attorney-General’s Office. ANYTIME I WANT to hide a tree, that is where I go. But the above one-liner seems...

Hyatt – a foreign exchange drain?
Nation News

I HAVE BEEN following with great interest the debate regarding the construction of the Hyatt Hotel. While David Comissiong is arguing that the permission process may not have been legal and that the...

JEFF BROOMES: Be true to the notion of service
Nation News

  TODAY, IN OUR final instalment of the Urgency of Honesty series, I will address the importance of service. Like parenting, relationships and professional conduct, voluntary service is important to...

TONY BEST: Farewell to an icon
Nation News

  FIRST WERE THE pauses in conversations as the news hit home: death had cheated Bajan and Caribbean communities in North America, United Kingdom, Barbados and elsewhere out of a leading public figure....

Winning couple say ‘I do’
Nation News

THE 2016 WINNERS of THE NATION’S Forever I Do competition, Ria Clarke and Andre Lewis, tied the knot at Whitehall Methodist Church, St Michael, yesterday. The ceremony began just after 3:30 p.m. and...

Students get words of encouragement
Nation News

STUDENTS of primary schools in the St Michael North West Constituency writing the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) on Tuesday have been given words of encouragement from MP Chris...

David Ellis takes top post
Nation News

STARCOM NETWORK INC. has appointed David Ellis as Station Manager over the company’s four radio stations, and the radio veteran with more than four decades of experience is poised to ensure the organisation...

Venezuelans want Maduro out
Nation News

THE NICHOLAS MADURO administration has to go. This was the consensus of Venezuelans living in Barbados, who joined forces with over 80 cities and staged a peaceful protest at Accra Beach in Christ...

Andrews factory case being fast-tracked
Nation News

A HIGH COURT decision on the future of the proposed multi-purpose sugar facility at Andrews in St Joseph could come within the next three months. Before that, attorneys involved in the substantive...

Thompson’s last dance
Nation News

IT IS BELIEVED that 60-year-old Andrew Thompson had his final dance on Thursday night. At that time he was celebrating the birthday of a Balls Land Christ Church resident at the nearby Balls Bar. ...

Unions must ‘unite to end disrespect’
Nation News

UNLESS THE FRACTURED trade union movement is unified and the apparent rivalry between union leaders ended, they will continue to be disrespected. In his 2017 May Day message, general secretary of the...

Girls put on layaway plan
Nation News

SOME MEN ARE reported to be offering mothers a so-called layaway plan to secure their young daughters when they reach the age of consent. The plan is not dissimilar to the system that allows a customer...

Performances have to speak, warns skipper Holder
Antigua Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 29, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder on Saturday sent a timely reminder to his struggling squad that “performances have to speak” or they risk losing their place in the side.

Aguilleira confident against Barbados Women
Nation News

ARNOS VALE – Trinidad and Tobago Divas’ Captain Merissa Aguilleira is confident her team can overcome the impressive Barbados Women in the Regional Women’s Super50 Competition, due to come to a thrilling...

Misbah warns against Pakistan's old failings
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team not fall prey to over-confidence as they seek a historic series-clinching win in the second Test against the West Indies beginning on...

Leacock takes silver at Penn Relays
Nation News

RIVALDO LEACOCK has himself another medal. The top junior distance hurdler came good this morning at the highly-acclaimed Penn Relays, placing second in the 400 metres hurdles for high school boys...

RON IN COMMON: Why the silence on Venezuala?
Nation News

SILENCE IS GOLDEN. This approach has come to be used by many people, including those in leadership positions, who believe that in some circumstances saying nothing is preferable to speaking. Of...

Venezuelans in Barbados stage peaceful protest
Nation News

VENEZUELANS living in Barbados joined hands with the rest of the world to show unity for their homeland.  On Saturday morning at Accra Beach, scores of people with placards peacefully protested against...

Body found in Balls Land
Nation News

THE BODY OF A MAN was discovered today at Balls Land, Christ Church. Preliminary information indicates a homeowner discovered the body next to his house. The man is 61-years-old, but his name has...

A man of excellence
Nation News

HE WAS SHOWERED with accolades and received a standing ovation, sustained applause and numerous gifts during a ceremony that signalled the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. The estimated...

Five keys to smart fiscal policy
Nation News

WE LIVE IN A world of dramatic economic change. Rapid technological innovation has fundamentally reshaped the way we live and work. International trade and finance, migration, and worldwide communications...

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