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‘Let gay students hold hands’

‘Let gay students hold hands’

A local gay and lesbian rights advocate is calling on Barbadian educators to be tolerant of students who may be attracted to the same sex, arguing that these pupils should be allowed to express their attractions to each other as freely as their heterosexual counterparts. Founder of Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD) […]

Lean on us

Lean on us

Amid dire economic challenges, a top official of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) grouping today expressed disappointment that Barbados and other Caribbean countries were not taking full advantage of the development funding available to them. The Guyana-born Secretary General of the ACP Dr Patrick Gomes made his concerns known to a group of […]

Shot down

Shot down

Police are investigating a gruesome murder, which occurred just after 3 p.m. Wednesday at Goddard Road, St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael. Lawmen are yet to release the name of the victim. However, when Barbados TODAY arrived at the scene, family members and friends were able to clearly identify the dead man as Jerome Bovell, better […]

Gov’t delays implementation of foreign exchange levy

Gov’t delays implementation of foreign exchange levy

There has been a slight delay to Government’s implementation of the controversial two per cent levy on foreign exchange transactions. Last month, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced that the tax would take effect here from July 1 as part of a package of austerity measures. However, in a statement Wednesday, the Central Bank said […]

Police probe murder at St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael

Police probe murder at St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael

A man said to be in his 40s is this island’s latest murder victim. Police report that around 3:40 p.m., the man, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was fatally shot at Goddard Road, St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Investigations are continuing.   

Flood warning discontinued

Flood warning discontinued

Met officials say the flood warning, which was issued earlier today for Barbados, has been discontinued as of 6p.m. However, they are warning that pockets of light to moderate showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will persist during the first half of the night. “This and other related information may be obtained by dialing […]

Flood warning issued

Flood warning issued

A flood warning is currently in effect for Barbados. Officials at the Barbados Meteorological Services say this is as a result of a passing tropical wave that has been generating cloudy to overcast skies, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms. “Reports indicate that flash-flooding is occurring in some areas of the […]

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 […]