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  • Bajan chefs settle for second

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    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Barbados placed second in this year's Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge, finishing behind Team Bonaire.Interestingly, along with the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge title earned last ...
  • Tired of talk

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    beadottin@nationnews.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It now seems like only the loss of jobs and the closure of farms will prompt authorities to come down hard on thieves who are driving away with the hard-earned profits of farmers. That, essentially, is what farmer Stephen Williams believes as he continues to struggle with theft of his livestock, primarily pure breed Red Poll calves. This year, 20 newborn calves, each worth $1 000, were stolen from his farm operations at Kendal Plantation in St John.   Williams’ view comes in the wake of other reports from farmers about the theft of vegetables, Black Belly Sheep, poultry and other…
  • Sam Lord’s Castle – A request for information about George Cunningham Cook, died in 1928

    Barbados Free Press
    BFP
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    George Cunningham Cook. (1871-1928) Commander Royal Canadian Navy, Superintendent and representative of a the Canadian Government Merchant Marine (CGMM) in Barbados. by Jonathan Bryan Unfortunately, I never knew of Sam Lord’s Castle until this year, four years after it became … Continue reading →
  • BARBADIANS TO GET GREATER INSIGHTS INTO MANAGEMENT OF CURRENT FISCAL CRISIS: IS IT TO MAKE UP FOR NO MEDIA GATHERING FOR LAST QUARTER’S REVIEW?

    The Bajan Reporter
    AirBourne
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Barbadians hopefully will get a better understanding of how policy makers are messing up our finances addressing the country’s economic issues. The Central Bank of Barbados announced a new initiative in which the Bank and captains of industry will examine in a discussion forum the strategy for sustainable economic recovery.The first forum, titled The Barbados Economy: Consolidation and Growth Strategy, will hear from Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor, Central Bank of Barbados; Tracey Shuffler, President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Andrew Brathwaite, a chartered…
  • 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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  • Bajan chefs settle for second

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Barbados placed second in this year's Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge, finishing behind Team Bonaire.Interestingly, along with the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge title earned last ...
  • No definite payment time for Barrack

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    A court order regarding full payment for building contractor Al Barrack is still being negotiated with the state-run National Housing Corporation (NHC), while the contractor remains angry at getting ...
  • Dr Sebi on a mission to bring healing remedies to Bim

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    He's known as the doctor who has cured people of AIDS, diabetes, cancer, leukemia, multiple sclerosis and other ailments and now renowned herbalist and?naturalist Dr Sebi is on a mission to ...
  • Farmers told to erect No Trespassing signs

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Farmers in Barbados are being advised to erect? No Trespassing signs at the points of entry to their properties to give police more authority to arrest people who loiter on their farms.That advice ...
  • Connell Matthews join squad for Women’s Cup

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Connell, Matthews join squad for Women's Cup Connell, Matthews join squad for Women's Cup Six Barbadians including the uncapped Shamilia ...
 
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    NationNews - Barbados

  • Tired of talk

    beadottin@nationnews.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It now seems like only the loss of jobs and the closure of farms will prompt authorities to come down hard on thieves who are driving away with the hard-earned profits of farmers. That, essentially, is what farmer Stephen Williams believes as he continues to struggle with theft of his livestock, primarily pure breed Red Poll calves. This year, 20 newborn calves, each worth $1 000, were stolen from his farm operations at Kendal Plantation in St John.   Williams’ view comes in the wake of other reports from farmers about the theft of vegetables, Black Belly Sheep, poultry and other…
  • Garbage pickup

    beadottin@nationnews.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) is reporting some improvement in Barbados’ garbage situation, but says a summer house-cleaning campaign isn’t helping its cause. Public relations officer Carl “Alff” Padmore told reporters yesterday SSA teams had been working “round the clock” over the last weekend to collect garbage in “problem areas” and make more vehicles roadworthy. “We have addressed a lot of those problem areas,” he said, referring to places where garbage had been piling up. He spoke against the backdrop of news reports…
  • Buildings ‘still unsafe’

    beadottin@nationnews.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Four years after the deadly Campus Trendz Boutique fire on Tudor Street, Bridgetown, director of the September 3 Foundation, David Comissiong, says little has been done to fix substandard conditions in many commercial buildings across the island. During a Press conference at the Clement Payne Cultural Centre on Crumpton Street, The City, yesterday to outline activities to mark the anniversary of the fire that claimed the lives of Shanna Griffith, Nikkita Belgrave, Pearl Cornelius, Tiffany Harding, Kellishaw Olivierre and Kelly Ann Welch, Comissiong said: “It was our assumption that even…
  • BCC offers payment plan

    beadottin@nationnews.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The Barbados Community College (BCC) has introduced a payment plan for students for the first time. Campus registrar Sydney Arthur said they had to make the move in response to students who were querying whether they could pay their fees in instalments. “We’ve always tried to accommodate the student who is in difficulty, but this time around there are quite a number of persons who [need assistance]. And this applies especially to the part-time students who have to pay $750 tuition for the evening,” he said. Arthur added there had been no “significant” decrease or…
  • Clarke wants NCC board to step down

    beadottin@nationnews.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Dennis Clarke, is keeping his fingers crossed that next month the new Employment Rights Tribunal will hear the matter involving the firing of almost 200 workers from the National Conservation Commission (NCC). But he also feels that the NCC’s board of management should resign over its decision. “I think what has happened is that this whole scenario (laying off workers) has been so played out that the minister can feel happy about what is happening in his constituency and that is most unfortunate. We feel the…
 
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    The Bajan Reporter

  • BARBADIANS TO GET GREATER INSIGHTS INTO MANAGEMENT OF CURRENT FISCAL CRISIS: IS IT TO MAKE UP FOR NO MEDIA GATHERING FOR LAST QUARTER’S REVIEW?

    AirBourne
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Barbadians hopefully will get a better understanding of how policy makers are messing up our finances addressing the country’s economic issues. The Central Bank of Barbados announced a new initiative in which the Bank and captains of industry will examine in a discussion forum the strategy for sustainable economic recovery.The first forum, titled The Barbados Economy: Consolidation and Growth Strategy, will hear from Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor, Central Bank of Barbados; Tracey Shuffler, President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Andrew Brathwaite, a chartered…
  • NISE takes the ice – teams with Dial (Barbados) Inc. for Challenor Centre

    Bajan Reporter
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The successful completion of the Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest example of the strengthened community outreach focus from both the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) Inc. and Dial (Barbados) Inc.On Friday August 22, 2014, NISE CEO, Kim Tudor and Area Retail Manager of Dial (Barbados) Inc., Maria Higgins accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre. The completion of the challenge is a continuation of the increased focus on upliftment and giving back to the community from both organisations.(L-R) NISE CEO, Kim Tudor and Area…
  • It Pays to Go Green with FLOW: Less paper means more charities to benefit

    Bajan Reporter
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Columbus Telecommunication Barbados Ltd just announced their launch of its paperless billing service via its new electronic billing (E-Billing) feature, that will offer customers not only an alternative, convenient and secure way to view and pay their bills, but also the opportunity to go green and help persons less fortunate.(FILE IMAGE) According to Managing Director of Columbus Barbados, Niall Sheehy, “It means customers will be able to see their bill as soon as it is available, without having to wait for it in the post, and will be able to access it at any time. With the…
  • TEENAGER CHARGED WITH FIREARM & AMMO OFFENCES

    AirBourne
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Police have arrested and charged Kemo Avery Grant, 19 years, of Grazettes Main Road, St. Michael with the offences of:Illegal possession of one .32 revolver firearm;Unlawful possession of 3 rounds of ammunition.As a result of an operation carried out by the Police at the Party Stand, on Monday 25th August, Grant was searched by Police and the firearm and ammunition discovered concealed on his person.On Tuesday August 26th , 2014, Grant appeared at District A traffic Court before Magistrate G. Bannister and was remanded until September 26, 2014 and transferred to the District A Magistrates…
  • SEASON ONE OF HBO’S “THE LEFTOVERS” COMES TO AN END

    Bajan Reporter
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The HBO original drama series The Leftovers wraps up its first season with the episode titled “The Prodigal Son Returns,” premiering one week after the originally scheduled date, on Sunday, September 7th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States. The series has been renewed for a second season.Call (246) 620-FLOW/3569 or visit www.hbomax.tv for transmission times by countryIn the final episode, an unexpected ally helps Kevin (Justin Theroux) get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges Mapleton…
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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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  • Barbados is have own Cricket Museum

    27 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

    27 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!

    27 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

    27 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

    27 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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