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NUPW too hasty, says BUT president

NUPW too hasty, says BUT president

A split has emerged within the labour movement over the latest demand by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) for an immediate and successful end to wage talks with Government. The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is suggesting that the NUPW was a bit hasty in giving the Freundel Stuart administration until next Tuesday […]

Full marks

Full marks

The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has given the Ronald Jones-led Ministry of Education full marks for ensuring that all schools were ready for the start of the new school term today. BUT President Pedro Shepherd told Barbados TODAY there was hardly anything to complain about at the resumption of classes this morning, following the […]

Two-car smash up on Golf Club Road

Two-car smash up on Golf Club Road

Police are on the scene of a serious accident at Golf Club Road, Christ Church. The accident involves two Nissan motorcars. However, the driver of the white Sentra had to be cut from the vehicle after colliding with the Bluebird before overturning. He has since been transported to hospital for medical attention. The other driver […]

UPDATE-Sudden death in The City

UPDATE-Sudden death in The City

Police are continuing their investigations into the sudden death of 68-year-old Ainsley Anthony Walton, of St Patricks, Christ Church, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Monday at Bridge Street, St Michael. Preliminary investigations revealed that Walton was walking along Bridge Street, when he suddenly collapsed, and later died at the scene.  

35 suspected cases of gastro on the south coast, report health officials

35 suspected cases of gastro on the south coast, report health officials

The Ministry of Health disclosed today that it is investigating 35 suspected cases of gastroenteritis on the island’s south coast. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Kenneth George said that the majority of cases occurred over Christmas and Old Year’s. The last report was a single case on January 3. “So far, investigations suggest […]

Christ Church man found dead

Christ Church man found dead

Police are investigating the unnatural death of a 25-year-old Christ Church man. Family members have identified the deceased as Terrence Brathwaite, of Gall Hill, Christ Church, who was apparently shot and killed. His body was discovered lying face down in the road in Silver Hill, Christ Church today after his mother reported him missing on Sunday. […]

Power cut blamed for water outages

Power cut blamed for water outages

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today said that due to last night’s island wide power outage several communities are now without water. For several hours yesterday, much of the country was without electricity following an explosion at the Barbados Light & Power Company’s substation in Seawell, Christ Church. As a result the BWA said today that […]

Former TT president dies

Former TT president dies

Former Trinidad and Tobago president George Maxwell Richards died last night around 7.43 at the WestShore Medical Private Hospital from a heart attack. A source close to the family said that Richards, who served as the country’s fourth president from 2003 to 2013, was not feeling well around noon following which his wife Jean and […]

St Philip man shot during armed robbery

St Philip man shot during armed robbery

A 22-year-old St Philip man is currently nursing a gunshot wound to the left leg following an armed robbery which occurred around 9:10 last night at St Martin, St Philip. Police say Chad Wright, of Manderly Gardens, was attacked and robbed by three men, including two who were armed with firearms. It was around 9:10 […]