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Leacock’s funeral set for July 21

Leacock’s funeral set for July 21

The funeral service for the late Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC, will be held on Friday, July 21 at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels. The 10 a.m. service willl be followed by a cremation. Leacock’s body will repose in the Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home on […]

Do your job, Mottley tells Kellman

Do your job, Mottley tells Kellman

Leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Mia Mottley has called on the Minister responsible for Housing Denis Kellman to spend more time doing his job and less time on call-in programmes. “If he was spending less time on the call-in programmes and in Moon Town he would know that somebody needs to be […]

Learn a foreign language – Husbands

Learn a foreign language – Husbands

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Senator Harry Husbands is advocating that students be equipped with Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) and a foreign language when they leave the educational system. Husbands was at the time addressing the 15 winners of the Lawson Weekes Educational Scholarship from the constituency of St Michael North West. He […]

Boyce appeals to China

Boyce appeals to China

Minister of Health John Boyce is appealing to Chinese authorities for urgent help in the training of Barbadian nurses in the area of critical care nursing. He made the appeal to Chinese Ambassador Wang Ke at the Chinese Embassy on Friday night, during a special farewell reception for the first delegation of the Chinese medical […]

Unions tell PM to start requested dialogue

Unions tell PM to start requested dialogue

Declaring that the open season on workers must stop, the island’s trade unions today called on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to start the process of the requested dialogue without delay. “We believe that fairness and equity are critical. We also believe that you cannot inspire sacrifice by asking persons to do one thing but at […]

A new kid on the telecoms block

A new kid on the telecoms block

A new contender has officially entered the local telecommunications market. Ozone Wireless, officially introduced its flagship store in Manor Lodge, St Michael, on Friday night with much fanfare. The new telecoms operator, which promises “low and affordable rates for consumers”, will be competing with the longstanding providers FLOW and Digicel. Senator Darcy Boyce, who has […]

Reid says unions are too quick to strike

Reid says unions are too quick to strike

Former President of the Police Association Hartley Reid has accused the new leadership of the trade union movement in Barbados of turning industrial relations “on its head” by making strike action the first option in industrial disputes. Reid made this observation on Friday while delivering the Astor B Watts lunchtime lecture at the headquarters of […]

Residents alerted to fake Facebook account impersonating PM

Residents alerted to fake Facebook account impersonating PM

Members of the public have been advised of recent attempts to send messages or engage persons via Facebook Messenger by an individual or individuals purporting to be Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. In a paid message appearing in the press today, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the individuals have sought to solicit money […]

The high toll of prostate cancer

The high toll of prostate cancer

Every year, Barbados loses an average of 100 men to prostate cancer, a disease that gives them a chance of survival if they get tested early and corrective action is taken after detection. However, the rate of check-ups for Bajan men continues to be low. The 100 men who die annually are out of 150 […]