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Crisis state

Crisis state

A dire picture is being painted of the health situation in Dominica in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, with one senior medical doctor warning that the pace of relief needs to be stepped up immediately in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis on the storm-battered Eastern Caribbean island of approximately 73, […]

Catholic Bishop moved by regional hurricane response

Catholic Bishop moved by regional hurricane response

In the wake of Hurricane Maria which devastated the nature isle of Dominica on Monday night, Roman Catholic Bishop of Barbados Jason Gordon says he is pleased to see how the region has come together in the face of adversity. Addressing a meeting of the Dominica Association of Barbados at Our Lady Queen of the […]

Cut off

Cut off

Two days after Hurricane Maria dealt a deadly and devastating blow to Dominica, members of the Dominica Association of Barbados said they were desperately hoping for any credible word on the fate of their loved ones back home. In fact, the entire Hurricane Maria experience has been somewhat of a blur, with the Dominican community […]

100 not out!

100 not out!

Barbados’ newest centenarian Gwendolyn Trotman was utterly delighted when acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves walked through the doors of her Oldbury Terrace, St Philip home today. The still active and energetic senior was born and bred in Cave Hill, St Michael, an area that Sir Philip represented in his political heyday, so she was […]

Wang Ke’s fond farewell

Wang Ke’s fond farewell

Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McLean has described outgoing Chinese Ambassador, Wang Ke, as a ‘personable’, ‘diligent’ and ‘focused’ individual who has completed her task on this island with ‘consummate grace’ and is leaving behind ‘a body of outstanding achievements’. The accolades do not get much better for a civil servant in the diplomatic service, […]

Double joy

Double joy

Johnathan Cumberbatch and Jebarri Cumberbatch have done what many parents dream of for their children as both are recipients of scholarships. Jebarri, a former student of Combermere School, was offered an athletic scholarship to Eastern Oregon University in 2015. His older brother Johnathan, a former student of Queen’s College and The University of the West […]

Worth the wait

Worth the wait

The hearts of Caribbean people were beating as one last night during the official opening ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII at the cricket mecca, Kensington Oval. The dance, music and cultural displays from 26 territories – from Guyana and Venezuela in the south to Bermuda in the north, along with a Diaspora contingent from Canada – […]

Sugar alive

Sugar alive

Sugar may have taken a backseat in Barbados’ economy because of its dwindling contribution to the gross domestic product and foreign exchange over the years, but don’t say that to dedicated workers of the industry, Francine Belgrave and Cedric Eastmond. The sugar industry is very much alive and holding its own in the hearts and souls […]

Scholarships given in honour of teen who lost cancer battle

Scholarships given in honour of teen who lost cancer battle

The parents of a law student who lost a short battle with cancer five years ago are keeping her memory alive by helping students at her former schools to pursue their education. Melanie Kristin Price was a student at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad when she died in 2012. Her parents Yvette Oxley […]

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