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OECS Bar Association concerned about looting in Dominica

OECS Bar Association concerned about looting in Dominica

The OECS Bar Association is concerned about what is happening in Dominica, especially reports of looting, following the passage of Hurricane Maria last Monday. Widespread looting has been reported on the island following the catastrophic category 5 hurricane which left 15 people dead and more than 20 missing. “We have heard of all the reports […]

Plans still in place to integrate customs department into BRA

Plans still in place to integrate customs department into BRA

Government is moving ahead with plans to integrate the Customs and Excise Department into the Barbados Revenue Authority. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said a two-year pause had affected the efficiency of the ports of entry, adding that of major concern for the Customs and Excise Department is their lack of staff.  He revealed that […]

Barbados calls for pledging conference on recovery and reconstruction

Barbados calls for pledging conference on recovery and reconstruction

Lamenting the ignoring of clarion calls made over the years by Barbados and other leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in addressing climate change, Barbados has called on the United Nations and the World Bank to convene an International Pledging Conference on the Recovery and Reconstruction of Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and […]

BDF continues humanitarian mission to Dominica

BDF continues humanitarian mission to Dominica

The Barbados Defence Force was preparing to embark on a third mission to Dominica on Saturday, as part of its humanitarian assistance to the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The HMBS Leonard C Banfield, the first vessel to be deployed to Roseau after the storm, returned to Bridgetown at approximately 3 a.m. today, […]

Residents urged to remain hopeful as they await word of loved ones in Dominica

Residents urged to remain hopeful as they await word of loved ones in Dominica

Roman Catholic Bishop of Bridgetown Dr Jason Gordon has encouraged residents here with friends and family members in Dominica not to lose hope. “The shock of three major systems hitting us in such a short time is something that has left us reeling,” Bishop Gordon said Friday night at a special mass at the Bay […]

Barbadian doctors and nurses to assist Dominica

Barbadian doctors and nurses to assist Dominica

Arrangements are being made to have doctors and nurses from Barbados travel to Dominica to provide much-needed assistance. This is according to Dr Brian Charles, who is in Dominica to provide primary assessments for the health care services and the hospital there, and to work alongside the Barbadian military personnel. Dominica remains in a state […]

U.S. resident caught with marijuana granted $40,000 bail

U.S. resident caught with marijuana granted $40,000 bail

A Barbadian man with United States residency was granted $40,000 bail with one surety when he appeared before Magistrate Wayne Clarke in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ court today. Thirty-four-year-old Damien Tobias Bend was arrested by members of the Drug Squad at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Friday, September 22. He was charged with possession […]

Doctors say some young children need psychological services too

Doctors say some young children need psychological services too

Psychology services have a vital role to play in the developmental progress of children after they leave the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Queen Elizabeth Hospital. “Psychology services are [an] important part of looking after children. The clinic which you are in now is part of the outpatient clinic, which is a speciality clinic for […]

Skerrit to UN – I come to you straight from the front line of the war on climate change

Skerrit to UN – I come to you straight from the front line of the war on climate change

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, calling on countries around the world to lend “rescue and rebuilding equipment” to his decimated country which he said, “reflects a zone of war”. “With physical and emotional difficulty, I have left my bleeding nation to be with you here today because […]