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‘Bessie’ dies at age 83

‘Bessie’ dies at age 83

Journalism in Barbados has lost a stalwart of the profession. It was around 6:45 a.m. today that respected journalist Robert Bessie Best passed away at his Derriston Road, Spooner’s Hill, St Michael home at the age of 83. His wife Margaret told Barbados TODAY that for the past three years he had been battling with diabetes. […]

Barbados’ problems go beyond the economy – EU official

Barbados’ problems go beyond the economy – EU official

One of the world’s most powerful political and economic unions is warning that Barbados – along with the rest of the region – has a lot more than just the economy to worry about. The European Union (EU) has identified a poor justice system and rule of law that is left wanting, as well as […]

Sutherland demands to know full cost of St John polyclinic

Sutherland demands to know full cost of St John polyclinic

Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) spokesman Dwight Sutherland today demanded to know the final cost of the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex in Glebe Land, St John. Speaking during debate in Parliament on a $1.88 million supplementary to support final payment for construction work, Sutherland called on Minister of Health John Boyce to […]

$34M ‘monument’ for Thompson, says Marshall

$34M ‘monument’ for Thompson, says Marshall

An Opposition Member of Parliament has blasted the Freundel Stuart administration for spending $34 million on what he called a monument to late Prime Minister David Thompson. In a strongly-worded presentation to the House of Assembly today, St Joseph representative Dale Marshall was unapologetic, charging that there was inequity in the way Government was spending […]

Throw them out!

Throw them out!

An old boys’ club of consultants is controlling things at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), contends a Government minister. Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss made the charge today in the House of Assembly, as he criticized the island’s doctors, calling for their contracts to be ripped up. Inniss, a former Minister […]

November 3 state funeral for former GG

November 3 state funeral for former GG

Former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands, who passed away last Wednesday at the age of 91, will be accorded a state funeral. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced in Parliament today that since the October 11 passing of Sir Clifford, the island’s longest serving head of state, discussions had taken place between Cabinet Office and Sir […]

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 […]

Plug pulled on plans to host Dominican students at BCC

Plug pulled on plans to host Dominican students at BCC

Plans for the Barbados Community College (BCC) to accept close to 50 students from storm-ravaged Dominica have been abruptly scrapped. Minister of Education Ronald Jones told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that his ministry had been informed by the Dominican authorities that the arrangement for the students, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last month, […]

Smith family worried about delays in murder trial

Smith family worried about delays in murder trial

Two years after the decomposed body of Marcelle Smith of Farm Road St Philip was found in a ravine at Halton Plantation in the same parish, her family is today expressing fears that there may never be justice for their loved one. The decomposed body of the 75-year-old sister-in-law of Sir Frederick Smith, who has […]