www.nationnews.com http://www.nationnews.com/ The Nation Newspaper en-us Local News Mothers' cry http://www.nationnews.com/story/362489795064089.bar . An emotional Geneva Kirton, (top right) mother of a prisoner now housed at Harrison Point, St Lucy, had the floor last night when she was vociferous about conditions at the new prison. Kirton had the support of other mothers, friends and relatives who assembled at the Pan African Commission, Hincks Street, The City. Indian nurses for QEH http://www.nationnews.com/story/309690297019807.bar by AYESHA LETT EIGHT NURSES from India are on the way to Barbados, to help alleviate the shortage at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). Chairman of the QEH Board Horace Cobham told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday the board was sourcing nurses mainly from the Philippines and India. Churches too noisy, says Moore http://www.nationnews.com/story/336090046041948.bar by WADE GIBBONS and DONNA SEALY THE DAYS OF CHURCHES making an unrestrained "joyful noise unto the Lord" may soon be numbered. That's because calls are being made for more prosecutions for noise pollution, irrespective of who creates the nuisance. And some churches have been accused of being among the chief offenders. Families lose all in blaze http://www.nationnews.com/story/309696290739726.bar . IT TOOK FIRE LESS than half-an-hour on Wednesday night to destroy ten years of hard work and a lifetime of memories built by Grace Daniel. The general worker at the St Patrick's Anglican Church, Christ Church, and her family of four, lost everything except the clothes on their backs when their home at No 1 Bright Hill, St Patrick's, Christ... New jet-ski making waves http://www.nationnews.com/story/336101935267637.bar by NEVILLE CLARKE MYSTERY SURROUNDS the circumstances under which a number of four-stroke jet-skis have entered Barbados and found their way onto the island's beaches. Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Terry Bascombe told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday that no licences had been issued by his department to operate four-stroke jet-skis in the... World Bank rates Barbados tops in regional education http://www.nationnews.com/story/362507579795548.bar by TONY BEST BARBADOS IS TOPS in Caribbean education. This island is not only sending a larger share of its secondary school graduates to tertiary level institutions than any other Caribbean nation, but its tertiary level profile looks more like a rich nation than a Third World developing land. Sports Joy for Brittons Hill http://www.nationnews.com/story/309696291891019.bar by EZRA STUART BRITTONS HILL are the new Barbados Football Association Division 1 champions, and, along with the unbeaten Tudor Bridge, will be promoted to the Premier League next year. The Brittons Hill boys secured the championship with a 2-0 victory over Weymouth Wales at the National Stadium on Thursday night to move to an unassailable 42... International Masters Football Fest is back http://www.nationnews.com/story/309696291979580.bar . THE INTERNATIONAL BARBADOS MASTERS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL is back after a one-year break which brought disappointment to many seniors in several nations. Starting today through Monday, more than 500 footballers from England (including a 63-member British Airways team), Boston and Washington in the United States, Toronto, and several regional teams... Squash seeds sail on http://www.nationnews.com/story/336101937747345.bar . SEVEN of the top eight men's seeds made it safely through their main draw first-round matches to reach the quarter-finals, as competition heated up in the Men's Open of the National Squash Championships Wednesday night. Top seed and defending men's champion Shawn Simpson had few problems in disposing of national junior player Alex Garcia 9-1,... Quebec hails Bajan coach http://www.nationnews.com/story/362507583515110.bar . BARBADOS is not only exporting its sporting talent to Canada in the area of horse racing, but netball as well. Cameron Greenidge, who has been a co-coach of AJ Spooners Hill, has been selected to prepare the Under-23 team from the province of Quebec for the 2005 Canadian National Netball Championships which will run from May 22 to 24 at the... Windies retain squad http://www.nationnews.com/story/309690297196929.bar . ST JOHN'S – West Indies selectors have named an unchanged squad for the last two One-Day Internationals of the Digicel Series against South Africa, scheduled for Trinidad tomorrow and Sunday. West Indies surrendered the series after their one-run loss to the Proteas at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday and will now seek to make... Pakistan keen http://www.nationnews.com/story/309696292068141.bar by COLIN JAMES ST JOHN'S – The touring Pakistan cricket team arrived here yesterday ahead of their two Tests and three-match One-Day International series against the West Indies. The tourists were minus key all-rounder Abdur Razzaq, who stayed back at home because of his aunt's illness. He is due to arrive tomorrow.