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Educator wants more emphasis on technical and vocational training

Educator wants more emphasis on technical and vocational training

One of the island’s educators has said that Barbadians have bastardized technical and vocational education and lionised their academic counterparts. Dr Ian Marshall levelled this charge at policymakers on Thursday night while delivering the Samuel Jackman Prescod Memorial Lecture at the recently renamed Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, Wildey, St Michael. Distancing himself from that idea, […]

Plans underway for national day of prayer

Plans underway for national day of prayer

Plans are underway for a national day of prayer and weekend of thanksgiving under the theme Pray Barbados. The events, which are slated to run from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29, are being coordinated by an inter-denominational group of churches. In a joint statement, Senator Rev David Durant of  Pastors Prayer Fellowship and […]

St Michael woman becomes country’s latest road fatality

St Michael woman becomes country’s latest road fatality

Police are investigating a road fatality which occurred sometime around 5:40 this morning along the Arch Hall section of the Ronald Mapp Highway. A motor car being driven by 27-year-old Daniel Haynes of Jackmans, St Michael, was involved in an accident in the area of the Lawrence Johnson Roundabout. June Sonia Knight, of Grazettes New […]

Barbadians deviating from good values, says Gordon

Barbadians deviating from good values, says Gordon

As Bishop of the diocese of Bridgetown Reverend Jason Gordon gets ready to take up a new post, he is urging Barbadians to get back to traditional values, accusing the authorities of focusing more on profits and residents of creating an unsustainable lifestyle. Gordon, who served as consecrated Bishop of Bridgetown and Kingstown, St Vincent […]

Cybersecurity remains a major concern for companies

Cybersecurity remains a major concern for companies

Cybersecurity continues to be a major concern for companies, with approximately 44 per cent of them, in a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey, saying they did not have an overall information security strategy. The survey was carried out among 9,500 companies in 122 countries. The international professional services firm said 40 per cent of respondents cited […]

BLP accused of not showing heart on sexual harassment

BLP accused of not showing heart on sexual harassment

A Government minister is not convinced the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) really supports the new sexual harassment legislation and has questioned why its leader Mia Mottley did not spearhead debate for the party. The issue was raised today by Christ Church West Central Member of Parliament Stephen Lashley even though opposition spokesman Dwight Sutherland […]

Three shot in Silver Hill

Three shot in Silver Hill

One man is said to be in critical condition, while two females are nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident which occurred around 11:35 p.m. Friday at Silver Hill, Christ Church. The names of the victims have not yet been released. However, police say they were liming with other people when gunshots were suddenly heard coming from the […]

Court pays tribute to deceased members of staff

Court pays tribute to deceased members of staff

Glowing tributes were paid this morning at a special sitting of the Supreme Court to three “fallen comrades” of the judicial system. The late Director of Public Prosecutions, Charles Leacock, QC; Queen’s Counsel Theodore Walcott and attorney-at-law Eli Edwards, all of whom passed away this year, were fondly remembered by several attorneys, including Acting Attorney […]

Teary goodbye

Teary goodbye

The final farewell for 13-year-old Hananiah Aran Jahdiel Reeves was nothing short of emotional as a distraught crowd packed into the Ellerton Wesleyan Holiness Church to say their last goodbyes. Hananiah’s family, friends and schoolmates from Princess Margaret Secondary School huddled inside the church, consoling each other while commemorating the life of the lively and […]