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New party appeals for help for Speightstown

New party appeals for help for Speightstown

The leader of one of the islands newest political parties is appealing for urgent help for some residents in Speightstown, St Peter, following the damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey last week. Lynroy Scantlebury, who heads the New Barbados Kingdom Alliance (NBKA), told Barbados TODAY the situation was dire and needed immediate attention. “Something has […]

Atherley still ‘swimming in mud’ post-Harvey debris

Atherley still ‘swimming in mud’ post-Harvey debris

Seventy-three-year-old Aileen Atherley of Gills Terrace, St Peter is angry that a massive pile up of debris was left outside of her home in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. The storm had left Atherley’s house under four feet of water and a sea on mud as it passed over Barbados late Thursday night into […]

Two dominate

Two dominate

Two of the island’s secondary schools dominated this year’s scholarships and exhibitions, sweeping the 26 scholarships and taking all but three of the 19 exhibitions. Only the Barbados Community College with two exhibitions and Christ Church Foundation School with one, prevented Harrison College and Queen’s College (QC) from taking everything available when the results of […]

Police investigate murder

Police investigate murder

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Orwin Moore of Water Street, Christ Church. Moore was shot multiple times at Cane Vale in the same parish around 8:20 p.m. He was rushed to hospital but subsequently succumbed to his injuries. (more details as they come to hand)

Scores lined streets for CARIFESTA parade

Scores lined streets for CARIFESTA parade

Scores of Barbadians and visitors lined the streets of Bridgetown this afternoon for a glimpse of the cultural showcase put on by the countries participating in the Caribbean Festival of Arts – CARIFESTA XIII. The bright colours and exorbitant energy mixed with traditional dances and music as the delegations from the 27 countries paraded from […]

Mosquito fogging continues this week

Mosquito fogging continues this week

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito this week, starting in St Thomas on Monday, August 21. On that date, areas to be sprayed are Rock Hall, Rock Hall Freedom Village, Fryer Hill, Rock Hall Development, Content and environs. On Tuesday, August 22, […]

Prolific Barbadian poet celebrated

Prolific Barbadian poet celebrated

Prolific Barbadian poet and Caribbean literary icon, Kamau Brathwaite was celebrated for his ingenuity at the launch of his latest masterpiece Liviticus. Held yesterday at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, local and regional artists paid tribute to the living legend during the event which falls under the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA XIII. […]

Help coming for flood-prone St Peter communities

Help coming for flood-prone St Peter communities

Government is actively looking to address the drainage situation at Gills Terrace and the surrounding districts in St Peter. This assurance was given during a walk through on Saturday by Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite; Minister of Housing Denis Kellman; and Director of the Department of Emergency Management Kerri Hinds. Residents of the rural […]

Scores bid farewell to Dr Frank Marshall

Scores bid farewell to Dr Frank Marshall

There was standing room only this morning at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angles on St Michael’s Row, The City,  as family members, friends, leading members of the society and senior members of the Anglican Church and other denominations met to bid farewell to the late Dean Emeritus, the Right Reverend Dr […]