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Residents urged to look out for each other

Residents urged to look out for each other

Residents of Platinum Heights and Callenders Gardens, Christ Church, were reminded to be their neighbours’ keeper as the communities launched their Neighbourhood Watch Programme yesterday.  Senior Superintendent of Police Colvin Bishop urged residents not to become complacent even though the community might be incident free.  “There are a number of neighbourhood watches which are inactive […]

Government is costing us too much – Worrell

Government is costing us too much – Worrell

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr Delisle Worrell says Government is costing Barbadians too much, but he remains hopeful about the economy, despite the current administration’s “inefficiency and ineffectiveness” in addressing the issues affecting the country. “We have the talents, we have the energy and we have the competitiveness to take ourselves […]

Jepter apologizes

Jepter apologizes

Government Senator Jepter Ince has apologized “unreservedly” for describing the local business community as parasites who were only bellyaching about the recently announced budgetary measures because they were unwilling to carry their share of the economic burden. Delivering the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) lunchtime lecture at the party’s George Street headquarters last month, Ince, the […]

Sir Philip sworn in as acting Governor General

Sir Philip sworn in as acting Governor General

Former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Philip Greaves has been sworn in as acting Governor General following the retirement of Sir Elliott Belgrave. Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson administered the oath at Government House just after midnight, in the presence of Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force Colonel Glyne Grannum; acting Commissioner of Police, […]

Flood warning in effect

Flood warning in effect

The axis of a tropical wave, currently moving across the Lesser Antilles has been generating cloudy to overcast skies, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across Barbados during the last few hours. The Barbados Meteorological Services said some flash flooding is already occurring due to the saturated nature of the soils […]

Sagicor committed to ensuring healthy lifestyles

Sagicor committed to ensuring healthy lifestyles

One local insurance company is intensifying efforts to help turn around the high incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among school children. Sagicor Life, which has already started an Adopt-a-School Programme aimed at reducing childhood obesity – a key risk factor for NCDs – further showed its commitment to the cause by holding a health workshop […]

‘Be popular for the right reasons’

‘Be popular for the right reasons’

There’s nothing wrong with being popular, but it should be for the right things. That’s the advice former head girl of the Ignatius Byer Primary School Asha Yearwood has given to this year’s graduating class, as she warned them not to be in the limelight for the wrong reasons. “Do not be popular for bad […]

Increase in petroleum prices

Increase in petroleum prices

Barbadians began paying more for gasoline, diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas from midnight last night. The new retail price of gasoline is now Bds$3.18 per litre, up from $2.94. The price of diesel moved from $2.13 per litre to $2.37, while the price of kerosene is now $1.08 per litre, up from $1.05. These […]

Reynold Weekes students get grand send-off

Reynold Weekes students get grand send-off

Misty-eyed parents, beaming teachers and smiling guests watched as the 2017 graduating class of the Reynold Weekes Primary School received a grand send-off to begin the journey of the next stage of their lives. Tuesday was the big day of celebration at the Barbados Workers’ Union’s Labour College in St Philip which was beautifully transformed in […]