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CMO wants more done to promote sexual health

CMO wants more done to promote sexual health

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Joy St John today told health care providers that a lot more needs to be done in promoting sexual and reproductive health in Barbados, even though much progress has been made in that area over the years. Addressing the opening of the first Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference hosted by the […]

New MSME development policy inches closer

New MSME development policy inches closer

Operators in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector are one step closer to having a number of their concerns addressed. It was in February this year that Government approved a newly developed National Policy Framework that, among other things, aims to provide a new definition of the sector and provide guidelines on a […]

Living with HIV

Living with HIV

The campaign is on once again to get Caribbean nationals to know their HIV status. And with Regional Testing Day to be held next Friday, one individual who has been living with the virus for over two decades has been sharing his story. Addressing the recent media launch of Regional Testing Day, Ainsley Reid admitted […]

Government hopes to save millions in electricity costs

Government hopes to save millions in electricity costs

Government is hoping to shave $2 – 3 million off the country’s electricity bill annually with the implementation of its US$24.6 million Public Sector Smart Energy Programme (PSPP). On Friday the Ministry of Energy and the Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) paved the way for the programme to go ahead, which will include the […]

Unions renew strike threat as Budget talks end in stalemate

Unions renew strike threat as Budget talks end in stalemate

After over five hours of talks, no resolution has been reached between Government and this country’s trade unions on contentious matters arising out of last month’s Budget presentation by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. In fact, top officials of the union emerged tonight from a meeting at Government Headquarters, chaired by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart […]

DLP winning

DLP winning

Despite mounting pressure for him to resign and for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to ring the election bell, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler today expressed full confidence his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government will be returned to office. Delivering the weekly Astor B Watson lecture at the DLP headquarters in George Street on Friday, he […]

Govt reports 2016 unemployment dip

Govt reports 2016 unemployment dip

Government is reporting a slight drop in the country’s unemployment rate. In a release issued by the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), the Ministry of Economic Affairs reported Friday that the jobless rate for 2016 stood at 9.7 per cent, down by 1.6 percentage points from the 11.3 per cent recorded at the end of […]

Two accused of serious offences

Two accused of serious offences

Two people, one of them a teenager, are out on $15,000 bail each, after appearing in a Bridgetown court Friday. It is alleged that on May 28, 17-year-old Kaneil Akeil Walcott, being together with other persons, used unlawful violence and their conduct taken together was such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present […]

Community sports can stem tide of deviance – Willoughby

Community sports can stem tide of deviance – Willoughby

Director of the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit Cheryl Willoughby and some experienced local sports administrators believe that properly structured community sports programmes can help stem the tide of deviant behaviour among young people. During a panel discussion at the Barbados Olympic Association’s headquarters on the topic Sports as a Pathway out of Poverty, […]