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Beating CHIKV

Beating CHIKV

Eighteen-year-old surfing sensation Chelsea Tuach is used to being hit hard by the waves she dominates in almost every competition she enters locally and internationally. But she wasn’t prepared for the massive “wave” that came up behind her unexpectedly and knocked her off her feet earlier this month – Chikungunya. The surfing champ recalls waking [...]

Never too young

Never too young

He stepped up to the church podium, the congregation of over 100 –– made up of Government officials, educators, teachers and peers –– looked up, waiting to hear his message. What will this teenager have to say in his sermon? Such was the question written across most eager faces. For the next 12 minutes, Jeuel [...]

Priest on London mission

Priest on London mission

  This Anglican priest today became one of the newest members of Barbados’ diplomatic corps. Rev. Guy Hewitt, an educator and former chairman and director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), today took up the post of High Commissioner to London. Barbados TODAY’S Carol Williams spoke with the cleric on his appointment, the state of [...]

Fire chief says goodbye

Fire chief says goodbye

Chief Fire Officer Wilfred Marshall wore his uniform for the last time yesterday, as he bade an official farewell to the Barbados Fire Service where he served for the majority of his life. The occasion was the 59th anniversary service of the Barbados Fire Service held at Calvary Moravian Church in Roebuck Street, Bridgetown. Marshall [...]

No giving it all up

No giving it all up

Dr Elizabeth Mary-Rose Ferdinand’s 35 years of service to Barbados’ public health has contributed to phenomenal changes and improvements to the island’s overall medical management sector. Just two and a half weeks into her retirement, the 66-year-old old told Barbados TODAY, in an interview at her Skeete’s Road, Jackmans, St Michael home, that while she [...]

$1/2m kidney transplant on the cards

He has to live on a strict diet free of lactose and low in sodium, potassium, protein and phosphorus; and must go to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital twice a week and be hooked up to a dialysis machine. To say that 27-year-old Nayan Warrington, one of this country’s bright sparks in the gospel music ministry, [...]

‘Bittersweet’ move

‘Bittersweet’ move

After almost three and a half decades at Christ Church Foundation School, Yvette Mayers is leaving to take up the post of principal at The St Michael School next month. Though pleased with the promotion from deputy principal and looking forward to the challenge of working with students, teachers and other stakeholders, hers is “a [...]

Humble head

Humble head

Michael Boyce will step through the doors of Lester Vaughan Secondary School in September as its new principal. Having spent almost 20 years in the teaching profession, mostly at The Alexandra School in St Peter, he will undertake this new role in a humble manner. Though excited to be making the journey from deputy principal [...]

New Harrison College head makes history

New Harrison College head makes history

Juanita Wade will move from Queen’s College to Harrison College come September, and, in so doing, will be the first female head of the 281-year-old institution. Although Wade is well aware that her arrival at the Crumpton Street, St Michael school will be an historic moment, she is, nevertheless, not focusing her attention on that. [...]

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