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Officials welcome opening of new reference lab

Officials welcome opening of new reference lab

The local health care system received a major boost today, as the multi-million dollar Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory officially opened its doors. The 20, 000 square feet facility, which is located just opposite the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on Martindale’s Road, comes as Government continues to examine ways of reforming the public health care […]

Hard hit

Hard hit

The past nine days have been hectic for local insurance companies, with some reporting that they have been stretched to the limit, having received as many as 100 accident claims between December 27, 2017 to January 5, 2018. And while the majority of these accidents could be considered minor “fender benders”, President of the General […]

BWA to discuss urgent relief plan for sewage-affected south coast

BWA to discuss urgent relief plan for sewage-affected south coast

The board of the state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is due to give urgent consideration to a set of new proposals designed to bring immediate relief to long-suffering residents and business operators affected by sewage leaks along the south coast. BWA Rapid Response and Communications Manager Joyann Haigh told Barbados TODAY this morning she expects […]

Travel blues

Travel blues

The dangerously frosty temperatures and gusty winds which are expected to engulf parts of the Northeast and Midwest United States today and tomorrow, have forced the cancellation of Jetblue flight 1261, which was scheduled to arrive in Barbados just after 1 p.m. today. The 162-seater airbus was scheduled to depart the John F. Kennedy International […]

Pay date

Pay date

Pay up or else! This is the latest ultimatum that has been issued by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to the Freundel Stuart administration following two years of protracted negotiations over a wage increase for public servants. The NUPW, the island’s largest public sector trade union, has been demanding a 23 per cent […]

110 not out

110 not out

Barbados has a new super centenarian.  She is Louise Thorne, who turned 110 years on Monday, January 1. Thorne, who resides at 1st Avenue, Thorne Road, Greens, St George, celebrated her special milestone with family and friends. The super centenarian is the mother of eight children, two of whom have predeceased her. She has 22 […]

Lashley responds

Lashley responds

A sports ambassadorship programme is to go before the Cabinet of Barbados for approval, says Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. Lashley’s comments today came in the wake of complaints from former world 110m hurdles champion, Ryan Brathwaite, who earlier this week called out the government for its broken promises made nine years […]

Temporary road changes to facilitate GG installation on Monday

Temporary road changes to facilitate GG installation on Monday

  The travelling public is being asked to note that on Monday, January 8, 2018, a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the Guard of Honour Parade for the installation of Governor General designate Justice of Appeal Madame Sandra Mason in Heroes Square, The City. These changes are as follows: […]

St Philip man ordered to pay a $10,000 drug fine

St Philip man ordered to pay a $10,000 drug fine

A 28-year-old Moncrieffe, St Philip man has been ordered to pay a $10,000 fine after pleading guilty today to a number of drug offences. Earlier this week, Rashad Rommel Belgrave was arrested and charged with unlawful possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis. He was also accused of unlawful possession of apparatus […]