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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 […]

Chefette must pay

Chefette must pay

In what attorney-at-law Edmund Hinkson described as a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal today upheld a 2015 decision by the Employments Rights Tribunal, which had found that Chefette Restaurants Limited had unfairly dismissed its assistant manager Orlando Harris back on January 27, 2014. However, the local fast food chain gained a moral victory when […]

Missing Trinidadian woman found

Missing Trinidadian woman found

Forty-six-year-old Jessica Ruth Stanley of #97 Almond Avenue, Eden Lodge, St Michael,  who was reported missing on Tuesday, has been traced and is safe. The Administration of 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.