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‘Social media messages on Hurricane Irma are false’

‘Social media messages on Hurricane Irma are false’

Weather officials here are pleading with Barbadians to be careful with the information they share about weather systems and their possible effects on the island. Two messages have been circulating on social media, one suggesting that Barbados and the rest of the region would be hit by Hurricane Irma, while the other is believed to […]

Digital disease

Digital disease

Chairman of the Caribbean Cytometry and Analytical Society (CCAS) Professor Clive Landis has suggested that the re-emergence of syphilis in Barbados and the rest of the world may partly be influenced by the digital era. He said although the sexually transmitted disease had been beaten “to within an inch of its life”, it has again […]

NOW condemns jilted lover’s attack on St Peter women

NOW condemns jilted lover’s attack on St Peter women

Less than 24 hours after police were called to the scene of a stabbing at Sion Hill, St James, officers were summoned to Road View, St Peter after a man believed to be a jilted lover, took matters into his own hands, chopping up his ex-girlfriend and her cousin. When Barbados TODAY visited the community […]

Not budging

Not budging

Talks between Government and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) for a pay rise for the island’s public servants have reached a stalemate, with the union now planning to engage its executive committee for a decision on its next move. The two sides met this morning for four hours of negotiations, at the end […]

Ungraded CXC subjects had nothing to do with SBAs

Ungraded CXC subjects had nothing to do with SBAs

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is denying that school-based assessment (SBA) projects that had not been corrected had anything to do with students being ungraded by the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in this year’s examinations. A local media report had recently presented Combermere students as being in tears because SBAs from the Caribbean Advanced […]

QEH zeros in on non-national defaulters

QEH zeros in on non-national defaulters

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is in somewhat of quandary regarding future treatment of non-nationals, reporting that 66 per cent have left their bill unpaid after receiving treatment at the health care institution. Director of Financial Services Andrea Belle today revealed of the S7.5 million in bills issued by the hospital for services rendered, non-nationals […]

IWEB stands against gun violence

IWEB stands against gun violence

Reigning Pic-O-De Crop monarch Ian iWeb Webster is worried about the possible impact of the current upsurge in gun crimes on future generations. Speaking this morning at Courtesy Garage in Wildey, St Michael where he was presented with his prize of a fully loaded Nissan X-Trail valued at 125,000, Webster suggested that the spiralling violence […]

‘Slow justice system partly to blame for rising crime’

‘Slow justice system partly to blame for rising crime’

Supreme Court judge Carlisle Greaves is suggesting that the court system is to be partially blamed for the increased levels of crime gripping the country. Addressing a Rotary Club of Barbados South dinner meeting at the Accra Beach Hotel on Wednesday evening, Greaves said the judicial system was simply not moving fast enough in prosecuting […]

Good call

Good call

The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) has welcomed the suspension of Government’s controversial plan to lift a ban on the use of mobile devices, including smartphones, in schools. BSTU President Mary Redman this evening repeated a long-held position that there was little to gain and a lot to lose by allowing students to freely use […]