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Discrimination persists against persons with mental illness

Discrimination persists against persons with mental illness

Despite the Government’s best efforts to sensitize and educate residents about mental illness in the workplace, discrimination and stigma persist. Speaking this morning at a service at the Mount of Praise Wesleyan Holiness Church to commemorate Mental Health Month, Minister of Health John Boyce said that persons frequently do not seek the treatment or support […]

No sea egg fishing season this year

No sea egg fishing season this year

The ban on sea eggs harvesting will remain in force, and there will be no sea egg fishing season this year. This is according to a statement issued by Chief Fisheries Officer, Stephen Willoughby. He said that the results of the annual sea egg survey for 2017 indicate that the sea egg stock around the […]

BCCI commissions UWI to study impact of NSRL on consumers

BCCI commissions UWI to study impact of NSRL on consumers

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has commissioned the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, to carry out a study on the impact Government’s increased National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) is having on consumers. BCCI President Eddy Abed who made the announcement Sunday on Down To Brass Tacks on Starcom Network Inc., […]

Unions say dismissal of clerk typist at St Leonard’s School was illegitimate

Unions say dismissal of clerk typist at St Leonard’s School was illegitimate

The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) have described the August 31 dismissal of a clerk typist at St Leonard’s School as unfair, unreasonable and illegitimate. In a joint statement, the unions said that their member was “unfairly dismissed” by the Board as her dismissal does not confirm […]

UPDATE: Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

UPDATE: Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

Police have released the name of the country’s latest road fatality. He is 61-year-old David Taylor. Police said Taylor, who had no fixed address, was knocked from his pedal cycle by a truck sometime around 11:20 last night along Oistins Road, Christ Church, at its junction with Pegwell Road. The truck was being driven by […]

Williams confident he’ll win The City for the DLP

Williams confident he’ll win The City for the DLP

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for The City, Henderson Williams is confident of his ability to claim the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) stronghold for his party in the next general election. “We are well assured that we are on course to take The City,” said a confident Williams, flanked his party members and supporters this […]

Bus shelter slogan gone viral

Bus shelter slogan gone viral

A bright yellow bus shelter installed Thursday evening on Maxwell Main Road bearing the slogan Stop RH Littering has been causing a stir on social media. Members of the public have been speculating on the meaning of the letters RH, with some assuming it is an acronym for a well-known local expletive. Co-ordinator for the […]

Winston Scott Polyclinic closed

Winston Scott Polyclinic closed

The Winston Scott Polyclinic remains closed today after being closed at 4:30 p.m. on Friday to facilitate the continuation of maintenance work to the pharmacy and other areas in the building. Health officials yesterday advised that as a result of the planned maintenance work, there were no Fast Track Service or General Practice Clinic after […]

Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

A 61-year-old man is this country’s latest road fatality. Police said the man, whose address and next of kin are still to be ascertained, was knocked from his pedal cycle sometime around 11:20 last night along Oistins Road, Christ Church, at its junction with Pegwell Road. He was knocked off the cycle by a truck […]