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Lashley spreading NCD awareness

Lashley spreading NCD awareness

With the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among school children at an alarming rate, a recent graduate of The Lodge School is taking action. Ashley Lashley is organizing a Schools Against Non- Communicable Diseases Charity Fun Walk in association with the American University of Barbados (AUB). She said the aim of the fun walk is […]

Time to reduce food imports

Time to reduce food imports

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Andrew Gittens is urging Barbadians to look inwardly to see how best they can deal with the country’s current economic climate. He made the plea this morning while delivering the feature address at the ministry’s awards ceremony for its Grow Well! Eat […]

Forte seeking to oust Prescod

Forte seeking to oust Prescod

United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St Michael East Paul Forte has called on residents of the area to use their vote in the next general election to send a message to representatives whom he said had done nothing for the constituency. In his maiden public speech in Licorish Village on Sunday night, Forte contended […]

Woman accused of assaulting man

Woman accused of assaulting man

A 30-year-old painter, who is accused of assault, has been released on $2,500 bail with one surety. Appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Tuesday, Charlene Chovane Holder of 2nd Avenue, Station Hill, St Michael denied assaulting Wayne Hutchinson on April 25. However, there was no objection to bail for Holder, who is […]

UPP wants marijuana talks

UPP wants marijuana talks

The fledgling United Progressive Party (UPP) is promising that, if it wins the next general election, it will set up a task force to review and reform the governance framework related to marijuana use in Barbados. However, political leader Lynette Eastmond has made it clear there would be no quick road to decriminalization under a […]

‘Cannabis tea’ costs Clarke $15,000

‘Cannabis tea’ costs Clarke $15,000

A man who claimed that he was using cannabis tea to treat his skin cancer has been released after spending a week on remand. Cleveland Ernesta Clarke of Dover Crescent, Cave Hill, St Michael was caught by police earlier this month with $32,000 worth of cannabis at his home. Lawmen, who were executing a search warrant, […]

Alma Parris School to shut down

Alma Parris School to shut down

Twenty-two years after it formally opened to provide an opportunity to perform “against the greatest odds” to students who did not do well in the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (BSSEE) – otherwise called the Common Entrance Exam – the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary will bid its last goodbyes to students when the school year […]

New qualification scheme

New qualification scheme

The Barbados Credit and Qualification Framework, which will recognize national and regional qualifications at an international level, will be in place by the end of this year. Chairman of the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) Cedric Murrell made the announcement during a media tour of the organization’s new Manor Lodge Complex, Lodge Hill, St Michael facility […]

Legal showdown

Legal showdown

The Ministry of Education and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) are heading for a legal showdown after teachers’ salaries were docked for participating in a protest march back in April. A preemptive strike last week by the BSTU failed to achieve the desired result, as it tried to bar the Ronald Jones-led ministry from […]