Hamblin, Emerson

Age 73, affectionately known as “Larry”, of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K. and formerly of Church Hill, Christ Church, Barbados.

Son of the late Violet Amanda Hamblin-Small.

Grandson of the late Constance “Tin” Cox.

Beloved Father of Nicola Clarke, Verona Hamblin of the U.K. and Iris Lindemann of Germany, Grandfather of Adesuwa and Kem Ekundayo and two others.

Brother of Gloria Small-Clarke and Keith Small - both of Canada and the late Peter Small.

Nephew of five.

Relative of the Hamblin, Cox, Lovell, Rice, Parris, Atkins and Burnett families.

Following Repatriation the funeral of Emerson Hamblin leaves Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home Top Rock, Christ Church on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for the Christ Church Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:30 p.m. for a Service of Thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to the Christ Church Cemetery for the interment.

The Organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.   

Floral tributes may be delivered to Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home no later than 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Monetary donations toward the Church Building Fund will be appreciated.

To express condolences visit www.clydebjonesfuneralhome.com                

Beckles, Isalene

Age 91, affectionately known as Isa”, of Kendal Hill, Christ Church.

Beloved Mother of Reginald Beckles of the U.K., Sandrene Beckles of the Ministry of Agriculture, Cryil Beckles of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology and Margaret Holder. Grandmother of twelve. Great-Grandmother of Aziza Notice of Jamaica.

Sister of the late Evans Beckles.

Aunt of Ruby Rowe and the late Keith Brathwaite.

Mother-in-law of Pamela Beckles and Leslie Holder.

Relative of the Beckles and Daniel families.

The funeral of Isalene Beckles leaves Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home, Top Rock, Christ Church on Friday, September 28th, 2018 for the Jerusalem Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Cathedral, Ealing Grove, Christ Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:00 p.m. for a Service of Thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to the Cassia Lawns of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.

Floral tributes may be delivered to Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

Visitation takes place at the Chapel of Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home, Top Rock, Christ Church from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

To express condolences visit www.clydebjonesfuneralhome.com

Devonish, Horateus

Age 72, affectionately known as “Yank” or “Horris”, of Isolation Road, Belleplaine, St. Andrew and formerly of Bawden’s, St. Andrew. Retired Employee of the Agricultural Unit of the Alleyne Secondary School.

Father of Trevor Roachford - Owner of EDD’s Freighting Services, Marguerita Headley - Assistant Accountant of the Barbados National Oil Company, Marva Roachford-Pilgrim -Owner of MJ Courier Services and the late Tony Roachford.

Son of the late Lavinia Fenty and Nathaniel “Charlie King” Devonish.

Brother of Colvin Devonish of the U.K., Uncle of Shakila and Rickey Devonish - both of the U.K. Father-in-law of Peter Headley - Salesman of Massy Distribution and Juliano Pilgrim - Security Officer of the Royal Westmoreland Limited.

Grandfather of Damien and Omesha Roachford and Arielle Headley.

Cousin of Clifton Neblett, Vibert Maynard, Thelma Austin and the late Vibert Lowe.

Relative of the Devonish, Fenty, Hackette, King, Lowe and Maycock families.

Friend of John Vaughan, Perometta Watkins and many others.

A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Horateus Devonish will take place on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Belleplaine, St. Andrew, where relatives and friends are asked to meet, followed by the interment in the churchyard.

The Organist and members of the choir are asked to attend.

Flowers may be delivered to St. George's Home for Funerals no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday.

Viewing of the body takes place at St. George's Home for Funerals, Carmichael House, Carmichael, St. George on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

and at the church from 3:00 p.m. until the start of the service.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to St. George’s Home for Funerals.

Online condolences may be posted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jordan, Roy Arthur

Age 98, of Ashton Hall, St. Peter and formerly of Indian Ground, St. Peter.

Husband of the late Clarissa Jordan.

Father of Lora Jeanette Babb - retired Community Health Sister of the Maurice Byer and Eunice Gibson Polyclinics, Doyle and Agnes Jordan - both of the U.S.A., Yvonne Jordan - former Teacher of the West Terrace Primary School, Denselle Davis of St. Marten, Cecilia Davis of Holland and the late Patricia Jordan.

Grandfather of Adrian and Alex Babb, Yolanda and Yvette Jordan, Dennis and Paul Davis and three others.

Brother of the late Eric Jordan.

Uncle of Wilfred, Malcolm and Pastor Franklyn Holder, Ronald, Noel, Angela, Anthony and Clifford Jordan.

Great Uncle of Andrew Scantlebury, Sheriece Marshall and fifteen others.

Cousin of Randolph Watson, Leslloyd Best, Doriel Francis and Eleanor Blenman-LeTang.

Father-in-law of Erwin Babb, Angela Jordan and Saint Rose Davis.

Relative of the Jordan, Watson, Skeete, Davis and Best families.

Friend of Melvin Williams, Selwyn Campbell, Peterson Sealy, Kelvin Ward, Alvin Foster, Mona and Esther Hope and many others..

The funeral of Roy Arthur Jordan leaves St. John Funeral Home, Half Moon Fort, St. Lucy on Thursday, October 04th, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. for the Mile and A Quarter Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hopeland, St. Peter, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the Service of Thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to the Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Hall, St. Peter for the interment.  

Wreaths may be delivered to St. John Funeral Home not later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 04, 2018.

                             

Tributes will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The body will repose for viewing in the Chapel of St. John Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 03rd, 2018.

Fond remembrances and condolences to the family may be directed to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alleyne, Kenneth Dacosta

Age 62, of Rock Hall St. Andrew.

Son of Vashti and Laureston Alleyne.

Husband of Gwendolyn Alleyne.

Father of Tyson Luke of the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited.

Brother of Dorcas Alleyne of the Center for the Blind and Death, Marcene, Sonia and Annette Alleyne - all of the U.S.A.

Uncle of Jaunita Welch, Devon and Alexis Alleyne - all of the U.S.A.

Cousin of Willis Mayers and Jenny Parris.

Brother-in-law of Muriel Goring and Dianna Ishmael.

Relative of the Payne, Mayers and Straker families.

Friend of Kenneth and Roosevelt Best, Josephus Luke and the Luke family, Grantley Drakes, Ken Cumberbatch and many others..

The funeral of Kenneth Dacosta Alleyne leaves St. John Funeral Home, Half Moon Fort, St. Lucy on Friday, October 05th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for the St. Andrew Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:00 p.m. for the Service of Thanksgiving, followed by the interment in the churchyard.

The Organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

Wreaths may be delivered to St. John Funeral Home not later than 12:45 p.m. on Friday, October 05th, 2018.

The body will repose for viewing in the Chapel of St. John Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 04th, 2018.

Fond remembrances and condolences to the family may be directed to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wiggins, George Edward

Age 86, of Marchfield, St. Philip. Retired Senior Instructor of the Government Industrial School and Loyal Member of the St. Philip Parish Church.

Husband of Pearl Wiggins.

Father of Elsa, Sharon and John - all of the U.S.A., Beverley, Dorial, Hammel, Nigel, Shirley and the late Michael and Dane.

Grandfather of Sanchia, Kyle, Ian and Ashley - all of the U.S.A., Chadd, Justin, Brianne, Anissa, Shamar, Shauna, Jamal, Omar, Tashawna and many others.

Great-Grandfather of seven.

Brother of Hilton and Phyllis - both of the U.K., Deannis of Canada, Eric and Hamilton.

Uncle of Anastacia and Cynthia - both of the U.K.

Father-in-law of Clairmont Best and Verlene Pollard.

Relative of the Wiggins, Parris, Senhouse and Lorde families.

Friend of Velda Pollard, the Murrell family, Diane Brathwaite, Alfonsa White, Dennis Coppin, Sissy Nurse, Kerysley Alleyne, Richie Mullin, Joe Moseley, Ms. Brewster, Nurse Brown and many others.

The funeral of George Edward Wiggins leaves the Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. for the St. Philip Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 4:00 p.m. for the service, followed by the interment.

The Organist and members of the choir are asked to attend.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 1:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Viewing of the body will take place at the Belmont Funeral Home from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Quarless Nee Squires, Mignonne Isalene

Age 87, of “Westworth” Dover, Christ Church, Cave and Oasis Retreat. Long serving Member of the St. Lawrence Anglican Church.

Daughter of the late Ewart and Leotta Squires.

Wife of the late Cameron Quarless.

Sister of Ernesta Squires.

Aunt of Michael and Amie.

Niece of the late Lloyd Everslely and Winifred Harewood.

Cousin of Patricia, Mauvaline and Rosemary Gay-Eversley, Evadine Ford, Barry and Christopher. Adopted Aunt of Marcia Stewart-Watson, Allan and Norman Williams, Wayne, Barry and Katheryn Stewart and Michael Kirton.

Godmother of Dr. Akeem Stewart.

Relative of the Boyce, Austin and Eversley families.

Friend of Agnes Maxwell, Waple Welch, Greta Young, Muriel Forde, the Bushell family, Staff of Oasis Retreat and Nursing Fraternity.

The funeral of Mignonne Isalene Quarless nee Squires leaves the Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. for the Chapel of Westbury Cemetery, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service, followed by the interment.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 8:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Viewing of the body will take place at the Belmont Funeral Home from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Stuart, Sylvia Kathleen

Age 87, of Blades Hill, St Philip and former Resident of the Tranquil Haven Senior Citizens’ Home and Day Care. Retired Domestic.

Wife of the late Charles Stuart.

Loving Mother of Doreen Eastmond - retired Employee of the Barbados Board of Tourism, Noel - retired Employee of the Sanitation Service Authority, Glenfield, Michael - Deputy Permanent Secretary, Defense and Security, Mona Mason and the late Eardley and David Wason.

Grandmother of Louann Mason-Charles, Damian Mason, Dr. Charlene Sealy of the U.S.A., Shaniqua Stoute - Teacher, Tasheka Foster, Jennifer Prince, Lisa Stoute, Christopher Eastmond and nineteen others.

Great-Grandmother of thirty-three. Great-Great Grandmother of one.

Sister of Harry and Nigel Clarke and the late Frederick Wason.

Aunt of Jo-Ann of Canada, Terry and Kevin Wason.

Mother-in-law of Dacosta Mason and Vincent Eastmond.

Sister-in-law of Elrita Gaskin, Ernestine Knight and Elma Sealy.

The funeral of Sylvia Kathleen Stuart leaves the Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. for the St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:00 p.m. for the service.  The cortege will then proceed to the St. Mark’s Anglican Churchyard for the interment.

The Organist and members of the choir are asked to attend.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 1:15 p.m. on Friday. 

Barbados Gains Increased US Airlift

Barbados is hoping to capitalize on increased airlift from the United States (US) this winter season.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, disclosed that American Airlines will be providing daily service to Barbados from Charlotte, North Carolina and twice daily from Miami.

He was speaking today at the 2018 Annual Convention for the Society of American Travel Writers at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael.

Explaining that these flights should allow Barbados to capture “the tremendous power” of those gateways, he said that the aim was to increase capacity year round.

“The process again is one of development. We are looking at maintaining those flights that we now have… I am confident that if we do the right things, we can maintain the level of interest in Barbados year round and keep those extended flights that we now have in winter on the table as we go into the future,” he said.

Minister Symmonds stressed it was critical that airlines did not see Barbados as a risk because of down or slow periods.

“What we have to do is make destination Barbados a hive of activity that there is a year-round demand that would satisfy the supply of seats coming into the island, so you don’t get into an issue of having to subsidize them [the airlines],” he stated.

He said that this gives Barbados the opportunity to focus on the quality of its attractions by “fleshing out” old ones and building on new ones.

However, according to the Minister, Barbados seems to be on the right path as the island recorded its highest number of visitor arrivals from the US in 30 years. He attributed this success to the US Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. team, led by Director Petra Roach.

“Thanks to the hard working crew in the US, there has been spectacular improvement in connectivity and airlift out of continental United States. We have seen arrivals from the US reach a 30-year high of 189,000 visitors last year, and with our current trajectories, there is every suggestion and reason to believe that we can increase that by about six per cent. That tells us we are doing some things right, that we are building out a product and a relationship that has value on both sides and we want to expand on that,” Minister Symmonds said.

UPP leader defends decision to submit resignation

The leader of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), Harold Lovell, citing the need to prevent “another brutal leadership battle” defended his decision to submit his resignation to the party on Sunday that was subsequently rejected by its membership.

“I have made it very clear that I have no desire stay on any longer, one minute longer, than my presence as leader is either required or desired,’ Lovell said, adding that he had indicated he had been given a mandate to lead the party into government in the last general election and failed.

“When a party wins all are responsible everybody shares in the glory, everybody shares in the victory. When a party loses the buck stops with the party leader. I accept that as a principle and I therefore said that I was offering my resignation to this party because I did not want to be in apposition where people are saying why doesn’t he go,” Lovell said in an interview broadcast on Observer Radio.

Lovell, who replaced former prime minister Baldwin Spencer as leader of the UPP after Spencer lost the 2014 general election, feared even worse in the general election this year, when the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) of Prime Minister Gaston Browne won 15 of the 17 seats.

Lovell resigned from his post on Sunday night, but the majority of the delegates attending the party’s annual General Council meeting rejected his decision.

Lovell told radio listeners that he was ‘surprised” at the reports which have made its way into the public domain regarding the conduct of the meeting and his decision to step down.

Media reports here claimed that Lovell had “slapped” his hands on the table and announced his resignation at the meeting and once he had done so, former party chairman, Leon Chaku Symister moved a motion for a vote to be taken to decide if the resignation would be accepted.

The media reports said that Lovell remained in the room during the vote where “more than 90 percent of the members voted for him to remain by a show of hands,” quoting an insider.

“I was surprised because we had a process yesterday. There was nothing unusual about the process. Everything went smoothly, we had over 140 persons present.

“I want this to be clear, I am not going to allow the party to go through another brutal leadership battle. When it comes to that I can move ahead and let the party deal with that. I think it is very very unfortunate that what happened yesterday that persons are now trying to cast aspersions ….

“If they felt that way at the time they could have stood up on a point of order,” Lovell added.

The media reports said that the party did not ratify November 17 and 18 as the dates for its convention.

CMC

  • Where do they go to?
    Where do they go to, the people who leave? Are they around us, in the cool evening breeze? Do they still hear us, and watch us each day? I'd like you to think of them with us that way. Where do they go to, when no longer here? I think that they stay with us, calming our fear Loving us always, holding our hands Walking beside us, on grass or on sand. Where do they go to, well it's my belief They watch us and help us to cope with our grief They comfort and stay with us, through each of our days Guiding us always through life's mortal maze.