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Wills Primary students celebrated

Wills Primary students celebrated

Thirty-three graduates of the Wills Primary School last Wednesday celebrated – and were celebrated for – their performance in the recent Barbados Secondary Schools’ Common Entrance Examination (BSSEE). Proud parents and guardians were present as their children’s achievements were lauded not only for their academic performance, but for their sporting accomplishments and community work as […]

Finalists named for Junior Monarch competition

Finalists named for Junior Monarch competition

After more than four hours of grueling competition in the semi-final round at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford last evening, the finalists were chosen for the 2017 Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition. With strong performances in both the 7-12 and 13-18 categories, the judges had a hard time choosing the seven to go forward to the July […]

Unions slam Inniss over “weight loss” comment

Unions slam Inniss over “weight loss” comment

The island’s major trade unions have slammed the recent remarks by Minister of International Business, Small Business Development, Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss, in which he dismissed their decision to march from Queen’s Park to Parliament on Tuesday in protest of the recent National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), as “a walk to burn calories”. The […]

Legal fraternity reacts to DPP’s sudden passing

Legal fraternity reacts to DPP’s sudden passing

The legal fraternity has reacted to the sudden death of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC. Leacock passed away last night in the United States following surgery. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite confirmed to Barbados TODAY this afternoon that the DPP, who was in his late 50s, had died. Reacting to the news, President […]

$60,000 boost for Pan Pun De Sand

$60,000 boost for Pan Pun De Sand

Massy Barbados has presented $60,000 to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) towards sponsorship of the 2017 edition of Pan Pun De Sand. Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Doherty said Massy Barbados came on board shortly after the inception of the event and has not looked back. He said the company has seen an increase […]

DPP passes away suddenly

DPP passes away suddenly

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC, has died. Family members and officials today confirmed to Barbados TODAY that Leacock passed away last night in the United States after undergoing surgery. Leacock was in his late 50s. He leaves to mourn his wife Betty June and two children.  

Barbadians now paying more for natural gas

Barbadians now paying more for natural gas

A promised hike in the price of natural gas is now in effect. In a notice appearing in the press today, the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) announced it had increased its prices of natural gas to both domestic and commercial customers effective July 6. For domestic households, the rate will move from $1.48 per cubic […]

St Thomas teen missing

St Thomas teen missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager. Nineteen-year-old Shanice Nurse of Spring Farm, St Thomas was last seen by her grandfather Patrick Nicholas sometime around 8 a.m. on Monday, June 12. At the time she was wearing a brown T-shirt, black and white long pants with a pair of slippers and […]

Unions’ march will only result in weight loss, says Inniss

Unions’ march will only result in weight loss, says Inniss

Minister of International Business, Small Business Development, Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss has dismissed a decision by four major trade unions to march from Queen’s Park to Parliament on Tuesday in protest of the recent National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), as “a walk to burn calories”. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of an Opposition […]