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Tourism arrivals, bookings up with US market key

Tourism arrivals, bookings up with US market key

Barbados’ tourism officials are reporting a promising tourism performance for the first eight months of this year. Chairman of the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) Martin Ince told the 30th annual general meeting and luncheon at the Accra Beach Resort, Rockley, Christ Church on Thursday that figures for January to August show long-stay visitor arrivals up […]

‘Our children must be taught History’, argues Farmer

‘Our children must be taught History’, argues Farmer

A call has gone out for History to be returned as one of the core subjects on this island’s schools curriculum. Deputy Director of the Museum and Historical Society Kevin Farmer made the call today while delivering the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s lunchtime lecture at the party’s George Street, St Michael headquarters. Speaking on the […]

CTO’s call

CTO’s call

A call has been made for telecommunications companies in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean to strengthen their cell towers to withstand category 5 hurricanes. This was one of the major recommendations arising out of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) State of the Tourism Industry Conference, which concluded today at the Grenada Radisson Hotel. […]

Westbury residents on board with Rihanna Drive

Westbury residents on board with Rihanna Drive

Residents of Westbury New Road, St Michael where Barbadian pop sensation Rihanna was born and raised say they are extremely happy with Government’s decision to rename that street in her honour. In a brief statement today, Government revealed that the renaming would form part of this year’s 51st anniversary of Independence celebrations. The United States-based […]

More CCTV

More CCTV

As part of stepped up efforts to combat crime, the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) is preparing to spend a quarter of a million dollars on the installation of new closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) at Carlisle Bay, The City and along sections of this island’s west coast. The revelation has come from Chairman of the […]

Tempers flare up

Tempers flare up

The offensive dump at Lower Estate, St George must be closed in six months time otherwise its owner Anderson Fat Child Cherry could be hauled before the court. This was the strong position taken by residents during last night’s heated town hall meeting at the Salters Church of God, St George at which they pleaded […]

Gollop remanded to Dodds

Gollop remanded to Dodds

A St Michael man was remanded to prison after appearing at the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court today on a string of drug and firearm related charges. Forty-five-year-old Edward Dacosta Gollop of School Lane, Halls Road, St Michael was formally charged for four counts of unlawful possession of four firearms; unlawful possession of 100 rounds of […]

Police identify recovered body

Police identify recovered body

  Police have identified the man whose body was recovered from the water in the area of the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex this morning. He is 53-year-old Tyrone McDonald Cherry of Hutson Alley, Reed Street, St Michael. His body was retrieved by a member of the Barbados Coast Guard around 7:55 a.m. Police are continuing investigations.

Prime Minister pays tribute to former GG

Prime Minister pays tribute to former GG

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has hailed former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands as “an asset to the public life” and as one who rendered “impressive service” to Barbados. The legal luminary, who served as this country’s head of state from 1996 to October 31, 2011, passed away at his Mount Stanford, St James residence late […]