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  • Bodybuilder injured by stray bullet

    Barbados News latest RSS headlines - Barbados News.net
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    A 21-year-old bodybuilder was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this evening after being shot in his left ankle on Brownes Beach.Jamar "Tiger" Alleyne of Farnum’s Land, Chapman ...
  • Shootings before Labour Day parade

    NationNews - Barbados
    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    NEW YORK (AP) – Hours before the West Indian Day Parade stepped off today, police reported multiple shootings – one of them deadly – near the route for the political see-and-be-seen event, which has been scarred by violence in recent years. Police said they were taking steps to ensure the parade remains safe this year, including keeping tabs on any gang activity. A 55-year-old man was shot to death at 3:30 a.m. in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, according to police. A suspect was in custody; charges were pending. It was one of several shootings reported in the vicinity…
  • Connect 2014 – the most important event for Barbados tourism industry

    Barbados Free Press
    BFP
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    “While all the figures are not yet a matter of public record, nearly every other Caribbean country is recording tourism growth of up to 18.6 per cent for the first six months of 2014. Barbados currently lies eighteenth in terms … Continue reading →
  • CHILD BEGGING: MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING, EQUALLY WRONG by Felicia Browne

    The Bajan Reporter
    DevilsAdvocate
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The rights of children are often under-evaluated. It has been known that children under the age of 18 years often forced to work to provide for their families.Many of these children died as the result of the harsh environments that their tender and under-nourished bodies endured. As a result, developing nations have designed specific guidelines to protect children from social implications that have had dire effects on their lives. The rights of children became an effective deterrence for against child-labor.{IMAGE VIA – fairtrade.ca} In the Caribbean, there has been a growing concern…
  • Beaches Heywoods Being Pushed Back

    West Coast Blog
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Have the ghosts of Paradise Beach Club already landed in Haywoods?  Are we now seeing emerging one of the reasons why Sandals' Butch Stewart recently out of the blue bought Almond Beach Village outright off the hands of the government of Barbados at bargain basement?  It is suspected that the other reason had to do with the nascent calls from the operators of the section of ABV that's open for the entire St. Peter property to be turned over them for a quick and cheap re-opening.  Now that Butch got his way, any deviation from announced plans the question…
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  • Bodybuilder injured by stray bullet

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    A 21-year-old bodybuilder was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this evening after being shot in his left ankle on Brownes Beach.Jamar "Tiger" Alleyne of Farnum’s Land, Chapman ...
  • UPDATE Family distraught following freak accident

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Andrew Mayers One family member was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and others broke down in tears as news spread of the sudden death of?46-year-old Andrew Mayers of Easy Hall, St Joseph.The ...
  • Mechanic killed in freak accident

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    A 46-year-old mechanic has been killed in a freak accident, which occurred just after 2 o’clock this afternoon.Andrew Mayers of Easy Hall, St Joseph was working on a vehicle when it apparently ...
  • Help for Mr Warrington

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Hundreds of people packed into the New Dimension Ministries church hall on Barbarees Hill, St. Michael Friday night in support of the One Love Benefit Concert for emerging gospel artiste Nayan ...
  • Community Independence Celebrations launched

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Contact us today! Nothing or no one is too big or too small for us at Barbados Today to highlight. You can also take your own good quality photographs of community ...
 
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    NationNews - Barbados

  • Shootings before Labour Day parade

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    NEW YORK (AP) – Hours before the West Indian Day Parade stepped off today, police reported multiple shootings – one of them deadly – near the route for the political see-and-be-seen event, which has been scarred by violence in recent years. Police said they were taking steps to ensure the parade remains safe this year, including keeping tabs on any gang activity. A 55-year-old man was shot to death at 3:30 a.m. in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, according to police. A suspect was in custody; charges were pending. It was one of several shootings reported in the vicinity…
  • Rouhani: Embrace the Internet

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s president urged the country’s clerics today to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Hassan Rouhani made the appeal during a meeting with clerics in Tehran, where he said that the Internet is important for aspiring students and experts trying to access new knowledge and science. “In today’s world, one who does not know the Internet and does not apply it is not called an expert even a student. ... We cannot close the gates of the…
  • African wrestlers from Ebola countries barred

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) – The governing body of wrestling says nine athletes cannot compete at the upcoming World Championships because of travel restrictions imposed since the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa. FILA, the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles, says the ruling by the Uzbekistan health ministry affects seven wrestlers from Nigeria and two from Sierra Leone. The decision follows similar travel bans imposed by China and Russia ahead of the recent Youth Olympic Games and judo worlds. FILA President Nenad Lalovic says “our sympathies go out to the…
  • Man accosts BWA workers

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    POLICE OFFICERS responded to an altercation last night involving a St Michael man and Barbados Water Authority (BWA) personnel. BWA driver Ronald Downes said he had parked the truck in Tichbourne around 8 p.m. when a man approached him a threatening manner. After a verbal exchange, Downes said the man returned with a piece of wood and proceeded to strike the vehicle repeatedly. The crowd, some with buckets in hand, watched as officers went to the man's home and took him away. One woman, who was not identified, said this was not the first time the man had attacked a parked vehicle. (CA)  
  • Drug accused to appear in court

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    A MAN, who police say ran away from the airport back in April, will appear in court today on drug charges. Kirk McNeil Griffith, 38, of no fixed place of abode, has been arrested and charged with possession, trafficking and importation of 2.8 kilogrammes (about six pounds) of cannabis. Police say he arrived by air from St Vincent on April 9 around 5:30 a.m., passed Immigration and proceeded to Customs to have his luggage checked. Griffith allegedly then fled from the Customs area and the airport.  Police say the search of his suitcase revealed the drug and subsequent investigations led…
 
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    The Bajan Reporter

  • CHILD BEGGING: MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING, EQUALLY WRONG by Felicia Browne

    DevilsAdvocate
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The rights of children are often under-evaluated. It has been known that children under the age of 18 years often forced to work to provide for their families.Many of these children died as the result of the harsh environments that their tender and under-nourished bodies endured. As a result, developing nations have designed specific guidelines to protect children from social implications that have had dire effects on their lives. The rights of children became an effective deterrence for against child-labor.{IMAGE VIA – fairtrade.ca} In the Caribbean, there has been a growing concern…
  • St Kitts and Nevis to host Caribbean ICT Week

    Bajan Reporter
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    When a high-level group of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) members meet in St Kitts and Nevis from September 22 to 26 September, the challenge of regulating over-the-top (OTT) Internet-based services will no doubt be a main point of focus.In one important forum, a discussion on OTT services will bring ministers from different Caribbean nations up-to-date on the issues surrounding this type of service. The need for stronger, more coordinated regional Internet governance practices was first highlighted in July after mobile phone users in Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago were…
  • The FLOW Summer Blockbuster, Starring: Anthony Peters

    Bajan Reporter
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    The star of the grand finale of the FLOW Summer Blockbuster was announced at Courts headquarters in Lower Green, Bridgetown and his name was Anthony Peters.Grand Prize Winner Anthony Peters (Left) and Peter Ellis, Commercial DirectorPeters, the winning customer, signed up with FLOW just two weeks ago and walked away with an Ultra Living room makeover worth some $10,000 for his blockbuster summer role after FLOW and Courts partnered for this six-week promotion.At winning his grand prize, Peters was ecstatic stating, “I have never won anything in my life. Flow and Courts are great for…
  • From Barsoom to Bon Temps, when books & TV series jump the shark – can fans save it?

    AirBourne
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    “Original meaning was the point when a television series shows it has run out of ideas and must resort to stunts to retain viewer interest. Derived from a scene in the last years of Happy Days when the Fonz waterskied over a shark. Includes actions such as “it was all a dream” episodes, live episodes, lead actors playing guest characters, and putting entire cast into a parody of some pop cultural event.” Definition 3 from Urban Dictionary about the phrase “JUMP THE SHARK“BEWARE – MOST OF YOU SHOULD HAVE READ OR WATCHED THE FOLLOWING BOOK OR…
  • FLOW BASKETBALL YOUTH TOURNAMENT FINALS: Shaquan Newton (MVP – Most Valuable Player 2014)

    Bajan Reporter
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    FLOW is extremely proud to be the title sponsors of these events and we look forward to be part of more events like these that encourage and support the youth of this country so that they can continue to excel and build on such critical skills.Including Columbus Communications, the following assisted in seeing it become real…MINISTRY OF SPORTS, YOUTH & CULTURENATIONAL SPORTS COUNCILFLOW BARBADOSBTATURTLE BEACH BY ELEGANT HOTELSPROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL ALUMNI; DALE ELLISCHEFETTE RESTAURANTSGODDARD TOURS CONCORDE EXPERIENCERYAN & RYAN ASSOCIATESBARBADOS MEDIA
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    West Coast Blog

  • Beaches Heywoods Being Pushed Back

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Have the ghosts of Paradise Beach Club already landed in Haywoods?  Are we now seeing emerging one of the reasons why Sandals' Butch Stewart recently out of the blue bought Almond Beach Village outright off the hands of the government of Barbados at bargain basement?  It is suspected that the other reason had to do with the nascent calls from the operators of the section of ABV that's open for the entire St. Peter property to be turned over them for a quick and cheap re-opening.  Now that Butch got his way, any deviation from announced plans the question…
  • No Sugar In Sugar Hill

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Click image to enlarge"His £3million Algarve farm and his £6million plantation-style villa in Barbados are his pride and joy. He spends more time there than he does at the apartment that was raided yesterday, which he bought in 2008.He shrugged recently that he spends 'a week here, a week there' in Britain and it has been revealed that he is not even a UK resident any longer as he spends so little time in the country. He is domiciled instead in Barbados, where he spends each winter."Read more:…
  • Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Make Waves On West Coast

    26 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    See more: Jessica Biel enjoys a break with Justin Timberlake | Mail Online: 'via Blog this'
  • Jetty Saved In Speightstown's Twin-City

    5 Jan 2014 | 11:50 am
    Jetty Saved In Speightstown's Twin-City - Charleston, SC. Is anyone paying attention in Barbados? Click here for more - http://j.mp/19WVWmX.From Wikipedia:"Speightstown has been twinned with:England - Reading, Berkshire, England (since 2003)United States - Charleston, South Carolina (since November 1997), the original parts of which were based on the plans of Barbados's capital city Bridgetown. Many dispossessed indigo, tobacco and cotton planters departed from Speightstown along with their slaves and helped found Charleston after there was a wholesale move to adopt sugar cane cultivation in…
  • Lessons For Barbados' West Coast

    31 Dec 2013 | 5:47 am
    Caribbean News Now!: Resort developer denies building on St Vincent flood plain: 'via Blog this'
 
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    Barbados TravelAdvisor

  • Foreign operator for Sam Lord’s

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    "As early as next month Barbadians should know which international hotel chain brand will operate the hotel to be constructed on the former Sam Lord’s Castle property in St Philip.And according to chief executive officer of the Barbados Investment Inc. (BTI) Stuart Layne, construction of the new hotel on the 58 acres of land should begin by June next year with a targeted completion date of late 2017 or early 2018.Speaking to members of the media following a walk through of the property today, Layne said when the project commences it should provide jobs for at least 500 Barbadians in the…
  • Horror story beyond your imagination

    18 Jun 2013 | 12:34 pm
    "LAMENTING THAT BARBADOS’ tourism now seemed “like a horror story that has been just beyond your imagination”,  Opposition Leader Mia Mottley said yesterday it was not beyond Barbados’ capacity to make the industry soar by attracting a million land-based tourists by 2020.Mottley told the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) annual general meeting yesterday that there could be no economic recovery in Barbados without a tourism turnaround; and if her Barbados Labour Party held the Government, it would bring in a million tourists in seven years instead of only…
  • Royal Caribbean Orders Third Quantum Class Ship

    31 May 2013 | 12:44 pm
     Notwithstanding a disastrous fire at sea earlier this week which left passengers and crew shaken, Royal Caribbean today ordered yet another megaship to take you cruising the oceans: "Make that three Quantum class ships that are on the way at Royal Caribbean.The line today announced it had signed a contract with Germany's Meyer Werft shipyard for a third vessel in the much-awaited new series that will begin debuting next year."We are encouraged by the very positive response we received from travel agents and consumers when we first announced some of the unprecedented offerings on Quantum…
  • Drop In Fly-And-Flop Hurting Land Of The Flying Fish

    31 May 2013 | 10:15 am
    Mullins Beach - May 2013"Britons travelling long haul are beginning to forsake traditional seven-night beach holidays in favour of packing different experiences into one trip. That is the conclusion drawn by Hayes and Jarvis in its latest Long Haul Trend Report, which reveals that the destinations making waves in 2013 are ones which lend themselves to a combination of city, beach and culture or heritage tours.""Sean Dowd, Hayes and Jarvis Head of Commercial, said “While off-the-peg beach packages are still popular – especially four and five-star All Inclusive ones, there is no doubting…
  • Weather could prove deadly for thousands more ...

    26 Mar 2013 | 9:27 am
    "UK's coldest spring since 1963 claims 5,000 lives: Pensioners worst affected - and experts say final toll could be 'horrendous'2,000 extra deaths registered in just the first two weeks of March And for February, 3,057 extra deaths registered in England and Wales Campaigners warn weather could prove deadly for thousands more..."Read more: Barbados TravelAdvisor • View topic - Weather could prove deadly for thousands more ...
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    Mullins Bay Blog

  • Have you checked out the Mullins webcam lately?

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Take a peek now.
  • 6 Beaches to Visit Before They’re Gone

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    6 Beaches to Visit Before They’re Gone: 'via Blog this'
  • Government Was Warned

    28 Jan 2014 | 5:21 am
    18 injured in minibus accident | Barbados Today: "18 injured in minibus accidentAdded by Dawne Parris on January 26, 2014.Saved under Local NewsPolice have confirmed that 18 people, including the driver, have been injured in the minibus accident which occurred in Gibbs, St Peter just after 4 pm today.Police PRO Inspector David Welch said the minibus overturned on to its right side when Wendell Piyotte lost control of the vehicle.Among the 18 people injured, five of them are in serious condition, including Piyotte, a resident of Upper Mount Standfast, St James.Inspector Welch said seven people…
  • West Coast Blog: Jetty Saved In Speightstown's Twin-City

    5 Jan 2014 | 11:52 am
    West Coast Blog: Jetty Saved In Speightstown's Twin-City: 'via Blog this'
  • Speightstown Jetty Petition

    11 Nov 2013 | 8:12 pm
    Repair the Speightstown Jetty post haste in order to: 1. Restore a popular recreational spot for the residents of Speightstown and beyond. 2. Boost tourism in the area - as the jetty was also popular with visitors. 3. Help to ignite the rebirth of Speightstown - one of the hardest hit communities in Barbados by the global economic recession (re: the closure of Almond Beach Village, etc.). Click here to sign petition: http://j.mp/StownJet
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    Barbados On The Blogs!

  • Barbados is have own Cricket Museum

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum, scheduled to open this November, will include priceless West Indies cricket memorabilia and interactive information kiosks.
  • Fisher Pond Great House receives Winner's Dinners Award of Excellence

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Barbados restaurant, Fisher Pond Great House was recently the recipient of a prestigious award at The Winners' Dinners Awards 2009/10!
  • Take Me To Barbados... for great savings!

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Enjoy FREE nights and special offers on hotels, resorts, activities, attractions and car rentals when you travel to Barbados with the Take Me To Barbados promotion.
  • Three Barbados Hotels Win Fodor's Choice Award

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Congratulations to Coral Reef Club, Peach and Quiet and Sandy Lane for winning the Fodor's Choice Award for 2009.
  • Barbados Heritage: Historic Bridgetown

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Barbados has a rich history and a tradition of maintaining and restoring our historic buildings. Nowhere is this more evident than in the capital city of Bridgetown. Established by the early settlers of the island, Bridgetown has always been a hub of activity much of it centered around the local Parliament and the Careenage where ships from Europe (especially Britain) would bring in supplies and take back with them Barbados molasses, sugar and rum!
 
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