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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 […]

CDC lauds programme to control hypertension

CDC lauds programme to control hypertension

A United States health official is predicting an improvement in the health of Barbadians, as well as the economy, as Government looks to expand a programme to combat cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart attacks and strokes. Dr Lorna English of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the Standardized Hypertension Treatment Project (SHTP) […]

‘Gov’t focused on improving global business competitiveness’

‘Gov’t focused on improving global business competitiveness’

The continuous appeals from the private sector for Government to put measures in place to urgently improve the country’s global business competitiveness rating have not been lost on the Freundel Stuart administration, says Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. Lamenting the fact that the country has progressively scored lower in the rankings of the World Doing […]

AIDS retreat

AIDS retreat

Barbados and the Caribbean are on the “cusp of winning the whole HIV/AIDS fight” and most importantly, the battle of public perception, according to Chairman of the Caribbean Cytometry & Analytical Society (CCAS) Professor Clive Landis. “Information is everything and we must first of all utterly demolish the ideas that this is a death sentence […]

Missing St Michael teen found

Missing St Michael teen found

The police say 18-year-old Sontia Anshani Richards has been traced and is safe. Richards, of Reservoir Road, Lodge Hill, was reported missing on Wednesday, August 30. The Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter and looks forward to their continued cooperation in the future.

Police probe violent incident in St Peter

Police probe violent incident in St Peter

Police are investigating a violent incident, which involved two women at Road View, St Peter. According to reports, the women were chopped and have since been taken to hospital. (More details as they come to hand.)

Marley Vale mourns

Marley Vale mourns

The memories of the last tragedy to fact the Gittens and Burgess families of Marley Vale, St Philip erupted back to life as they were forced to deal yet again with the violent deaths of two of their own. Two years after losing their brother and cousin, Dwayne Burgess, to a shooting, the families last […]

DLP goes to its own polls

DLP goes to its own polls

Members of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will go to the polls on Saturday to elect the remaining hierarchy to run the affairs of the 62-year-old political institution founded by the late National Hero and the country’s first Prime Minister Errol Walton Barrow. General Secretary George Pilgrim, already returned unopposed, told the media launch […]

At risk

At risk

The Freundel Stuart administration is being warned not to ignore the vexing issue of de-risking even as it struggles to address the country’s worsening economic conditions. The warning has from overseas tax compliance experts, who cautioned that if the issues relating to de-risking were put on the back-burner, the country’s bread and butter tourism industry, […]