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Tag Archives: Nation

  1. Did Sir Hilary change tune because he was “kicked upstairs”? Or how Bajan Media make Piranhas seem ethical…

    I have seen memes which lament how a comedian is the only real journalist in USA, this was referring to Jon Stewart… Now sadly readying to relinquish his late night mantle on Comedy Central. HBO has one of his alumni doing very well, John Oliver, he has taken what seems like a joke and dealt […]

    May 13, 2015Editorial, Education1 comment
  2. Barbadian Education Initiative gets boost of 100 Textbooks – 11 Plus Tuition from ICBL & NUPW

    THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers (NUPW) will be instituting new programmes in an effort to try to ensure all the nation’s children receive a proper education. They will be taking a three pronged approach, focusing on those sitting the Eleven Plus also known as the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (Common Entrance); a reading […]

    October 10, 2014Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. 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?

    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 […]

    August 27, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. No News Conference for Barbados’ Economic Performance for 2nd Quarter of 2014? Why on Earth not? Heavens to Betsy!

    You will recall there was a recent tussle betwixt the Nation Publishing and the Central Bank of Barbados, where it seemed headed for a form of selective censorship when the Nation appeared too eager in relaying some unflattering news on the CBB (Why no, really, unflattering news? I thought all media were PR flunkies gave […]

    July 12, 2014BusinessNo comments
  5. SOL RALLY BARBADOS’ V.I.P TENT: Paulette Jones doesn’t have to cook thanks to Chefette!

    CLICK FOR BIGGER!

    June 7, 2014Photo Gallery, RallyNo comments
  6. Did Global Pressure lead to the Central Bank of Barbados renege its draconian ban? Nation Editor & Dr DeLisle Worrell behave like long-lost friends at Opening Ceremony

    It is at times like this when the importance of a strong and allied media makes itself felt, you realise why reporters are necessary to keep Government stay true for its original tenets… Only a few days ago the Central Bank of Barbados sought to exclude the Nation Newspaper from covering future events due to […]

    May 23, 2014BusinessNo comments
  7. All Barbadian Media Houses Will Access Central Bank’s Releases: Unknown if all will be invited to future CBB events?

    The Central Bank of Barbados respects and embraces freedom of the press and the importance of the dissemination of timely and accurate information and as such has not banned the Nation Corporation. The front page of the Sunday Sun of 11th May 2014, carried the headline “Cut Off“. The Bank assures media practitioners in Barbados […]

    May 12, 2014Business1 comment
  8. CLEMENT PAYNE MOVEMENT’s OPEN LETTER to VIVIAN-ANNE GITTENS & NATION NEWSPAPER on the issue of VENEZUELA

    CAVEAT: Editor’s Note Please note while I publish this view, it does not connote any form of endorsement therein. While Mr Comissiong puts forward interesting Op-Ed posits, he does not address how elements of Caracas‘ Opposition and/or TV stations who wished to broadcast the Opposition’s views had to resort to Youtube when the Government channels […]

    April 13, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  9. Barbadian media (Bloggers & Reporters) urged to stick to standards when competing with Social Media portals

    Ethical choices remains the most important skill of a journalist. Senior Program Director of Special Projects at the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ), Luis Botello, impressed this with a cadre of key Barbadian bloggers, as well as TV, Radio, print media practitioners during a one-day seminar hosted by the Bridgetown US Embassy at the Courtyard […]

    April 6, 2014Education, PoliticalNo comments
  10. Bajan Reporter letter to Editor gains steam: “An activist walks out of a meeting…” By Dr Tonya Haynes

    A longstanding feminist activist in Barbados walked out of a panel discussion in protest of what she felt were misogynist comments from one of the speakers. Said speaker is the recipient of the Gold Crown of Merit and has been on a near 15-year tirade of misogyny masquerading as support for men’s interests. His usual […]

    March 23, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  11. The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) demands Barbados authorities drop criminal charges against newspaper employees

    The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) called on the authorities of Barbados to drop criminal charges against three employees of the newspaper The Nation, who had allegedly violated the country’s Protection of Children Act by publishing an indecent photograph of minors. On Oct. 26, 2013, The Nation published a story titled Sex Scene featuring a […]

    March 16, 2014CrimeNo comments
  12. When Bajan Reporter’s Mom sparked the ire of the Anglican Clergy: the Nation Newspaper’s REAL 40th Anniversary!

    PROLOGUE I deliberately stayed away from the Nation Publishing’s Sr Personnel facing the Beak (old UK slang for Court) but as their 40th Anniversary looms, I will finally make this point… In the article in question, the children’s faces were blurred and therefore the reaction seems extreme in my view – despite my carrying Police […]

    November 23, 2013Controversy, EditorialNo comments
  13. OFFICIAL R.B.P.F STATEMENT CONCERNING INVESTIGATIONS OF DAILY NATION SENIOR PERSONNEL & INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER OF KALIFA DOWNES

    The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ag) Crime Lionel M. Thompson‘s statement regarding the investigations into the Nation Newspaper dated October 26, 2013 regarding item ‘Sex Scene‘, and the Kalifa Downes murder investigation. Below is his prepared statement;- Let me commence by contextualising how the Royal Barbados Police Force (R.B.P.F) postulates. In this regard, it is […]

    November 14, 2013Crime, EditorialNo comments
  14. “Wait, you did hear?” return of Original Devil’s Advocate rant: Print Media, Unions and General Elections just passed

    My first topic is the Nation newspaper. You are the leading newspaper on this lil rock we call home. You have the most sales and subsequently make the most revenue from advertising. Therefore one would think that you do not have to become the bajan equivalent of the Inquirer to sell papers. Every damn time […]

    March 16, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  15. If 2010 was left alone, would 2013 have a Female PM for Barbados? Congrats to Mia Mottley, a more sober approach to Gov’t?

    The reactions on Bajan Social Media have been tumultuous and conflicting, while the majority praise the change in the Barbadian political arena… Mia Mottley restored to Opposition Leader of Barbados, with MP of St Peter, Owen Arthur, not present as the 13 remaining members agreed between them selves to turn the clock back to 2010 […]

    February 25, 2013Editorial, Political4 comments
  16. BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION HOSTS SOIREE WITH CHEVENING ALUMNI

    The residence of the British High Commissioner was the venue for a group of some 25 alumni of the UK’s prestigious Chevening scholarship scheme to get together over dinner, network between themselves and learn more about the Falkland Islands from Ian Hansen, one of the Members of the Islands’ Legislative Assembly. As the guests from […]

    December 13, 2012Education, TravelNo comments
  17. APPEAL TO BARBADOS FOR INFORMATION, RE – UNNATURAL DEATH OF JASON HUSBANDS

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is investigating the murder of Jason Husbands of Hope Road, St. Lucy. His body was found by a passerby around 4.00 pm on Tuesday 21 August 2012 on Lamberts Road, St. Lucy, lying next to his vehicle. Anyone who may have information about the unnatural death of Jason HUSBANDS is asked […]

    September 12, 2012Crime, Technology1 comment
  18. Firearms Office of the Royal Barbados Police Force reopened: No excuses for other Michael Ian Holder’s, Bjerkhamn Jr’s or Richard Arthur’s out there

    The Firearms Office of the Royal Barbados Police Force has reopened to normal business Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 3pm. Persons who are in arrears must settle these outstanding amounts before a new license can be issued. Firearm holders must present themselves and their firearms for the renewal of licenses. David […]

    February 17, 2012CrimeNo comments
  19. The Bad, The Good & The LEGENDary – Better treatment for Media expected from Premier Barbadian Entertainment conglomerate

    PRECEDENT(S) It is amazing over the years how the 4th Estate and now, Social Media like this Online Publication, is lauded when publicity is needed once the event is in progress then they are placed to one side like a threadbare and moth-eaten teddy once the latest poseable Action Figure arrives for Christmas, Birthday or […]

    May 13, 2011Featured, Travel6 comments