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A fitting honour

A fitting honour

She may be small in stature but retired permanent secretary Sonja Welch is certainly a colossus when it comes to her indepth knowledge of the public service and diplomacy. It is therefore no surprise that for her over four decades of distinguished service and her unswerving commitment to Barbados’ public service, she was awarded the […]

Brace yourself!

Brace yourself!

Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean can expect more powerful hurricanes, an increase in vector and water borne diseases, more flooding and hotter temperatures if urgent action is not taken to mitigate against climate change. The strong warning was issued by climatologist Cédric Van Meerbeeck during a presentation to the Sixth Annual Sustainability Conference […]

Health heroes honoured

Health heroes honoured

Leading members of the health sector gathered at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday night to celebrate the achievements of eight of the island’s ‘health heroes’ who contributed to the development of public health care. They were recognized for their work in the fields of immunization; HIV/AIDS; chronic non-communicable diseases […]

Government declares period of mourning for former GG

Government declares period of mourning for former GG

  There will be a period of mourning for late Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands from Wednesday, November 1, to Friday, November 3. During that period, all flags should be flown at half-mast, until after Sir Clifford’s burial, which will take place following his State Funeral on November 3 at the St Lucy Parish Church, […]

Alleyne gets a sixth form

Alleyne gets a sixth form

The 232-year-old Alleyne School is the newest secondary school to get a sixth form. Today, Minister of Education Ronald Jones led a team of officials for the installation of 20 students, including eight boys and 12 girls, into sixth form at the St Andrew-based learning institution. A beaming Jones hailed the development saying “this is […]

Mixed reaction to local sea egg ban

Mixed reaction to local sea egg ban

There has been mixed reaction from the local fishing community to Government’s decision to extend the ban on sea eggs harvesting for a second consecutive year. Earlier this week, Chief Fisheries Officer Stephen Willoughby announced that based on the results of a recent survey, the local stock of sea eggs remains quite low; therefore he […]

‘It was rough’

‘It was rough’

As soldiers from the Barbados Defence Force prepare to resume their humanitarian mission to hurricane-ravaged Dominica, some have been reliving their experiences of rendering assistance to their Caribbean neighbours who suffered extensive damage from this year’s storms. The 2017 hurricane season has so far been uncharacteristically intense, with two category five hurricanes wreaking havoc across […]

Breast cancer still major health concern

Breast cancer still major health concern

While thousands of Barbadians took to the streets in support of breast cancer awareness, an official is concerned some women are delaying their breast screening tests for economic reasons. This was noted by the Barbados Cancer Society’s Breast Screening Programme Medical Coordinator Dr. Shirley Jhagroo who told Barbados TODAY fewer women had sought mammogram screening this year.  […]

Kyle exhales

Kyle exhales

Being home has never felt better for Barbadian cricketer Kyle Mayers. Mayers returned home late Friday night after being trapped in hurricane-ravaged Dominica for four days. In an interview with Barbados TODAY shortly after he collected his daughter N’Kyah from school, Mayers said it felt great to be back and surrounded by loved ones. “It’s […]

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