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Chilean chum

Chilean chum

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet have been discussing ways to collaborate on a number of issues, including international tax matters. Stuart today welcomed the South American leader who arrived here last night for a one-day official visit. “Chile’s generous technical assistance programme executed by the Chilean International Agency for Cooperation and […]

CXC messed up with SBAs, Redman says

CXC messed up with SBAs, Redman says

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is accusing the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) of committing a grave blunder by failing to grade school-based assessment (SBA) projects submitted by some Combermere School students. A local media report had presented the students as being in tears because SBAs from the Caribbean Advanced […]

Ten get Chinese scholarships

Ten get Chinese scholarships

Ten Barbadian students will soon fly to the People’s Republic of China to pursue studies in a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, Chinese philosophy and culture, international relations, architecture, computer science and technology, international economics and trade, law, sports economics and management; animation, and civil engineering. China’s Ambassador to Barbados Wang Ke yesterday presented the […]

‘Bajans having a hard time repaying their debts’

‘Bajans having a hard time repaying their debts’

In what appears to be a sign of the hard times, an increasing number of Barbadians are having difficulty repaying their loans on time, according to the island’s largest credit union. President of the board of directors of the Barbados Public Workers Co-operative Credit Union (BPWCCU) Limited Raphael Holder said while the financial cooperative was […]

Holy rubbish

Holy rubbish

A day after Anglican cleric Charles Morris slammed his own church for not getting involved in the fight against rising gun violence, a fellow priest has come out in defence of the religious institution. Morris yesterday accused the church of losing its voice amid an atmosphere of fear due to rising crime, telling Barbados TODAY […]

Gun violence casts a pall over Gall Hill

Gun violence casts a pall over Gall Hill

There is a general sense of dread among residents of Gall Hill, Christ Church, following a spate of gun crimes in their community and the neighbouring Cane Vale.  It comes on the heels of Sunday night’s killing of 40-year-old Orwin Les Moore of Water Street, Christ Church who died in a hail of bullets in […]

‘Cultural facility needs to be funded’

‘Cultural facility needs to be funded’

While pleading with local artistes to take advantage of the incentives provided under the Cultural Industries Development Act (CIDA), Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth Stephen Lashley is reporting that the Cultural Industries Development Fund (CIDF) is in need of topping up. Among other things, the Act provides for the funding for cultural projects and […]

Show of Force

Show of Force

Following two gun-related murders in the Gall Hill and Cane Vale, Christ Church communities this week, fear-gripped residents were this evening assured of increased police presence and greater accessibility. In seeking to instill a sense of calm among residents fearing reprisals following the gunning down of Orwin Les Moore and Shawn Taylor, Southern Divisional Commander […]

Don’t blame Bim

Don’t blame Bim

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has sought to absolve Barbados of any blame in relation to criticisms from delegates to the 13th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) about the organization of the regional festival. The first days were particularly problematic for delegates, many of whom complained about difficulty securing their passes and difficulty getting […]