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‘Bessy’ dies at age 83

‘Bessy’ dies at age 83

Journalism in Barbados has lost a stalwart of the profession. It was around 6:45 a.m. today that respected journalist Robert Bessy Best passed away at his Derriston Road, Spooner’s Hill, St Michael home at the age of 83. His wife Margaret told Barbados TODAY that for the past three years he had been battling with […]

Alleyne gets a sixth form

Alleyne gets a sixth form

The 232-year-old Alleyne School is the newest secondary school to get a sixth form. Today, Minister of Education Ronald Jones led a team of officials for the installation of 20 students, including eight boys and 12 girls, into sixth form at the St Andrew-based learning institution. A beaming Jones hailed the development saying “this is […]

‘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 […]

Eastmond has lost it, suggests Inniss

Eastmond has lost it, suggests Inniss

St James South incumbent Donville Inniss has launched a broadside against the leader of the fledgling United Progressive Party (UPP). Slamming what he called “a cheap political joke” after she attempted to blame him for the recent 400 per cent increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), Inniss said Lynnette Eastmond had lost all […]

Ex-GG ‘was a gem’

Ex-GG ‘was a gem’

The local legal fraternity has been thrown into deep mourning following the death of retired Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands last night at age 91. The former head of state reportedly died at his Mount Stanfast, St James residence around 11:30 p.m. Sir Clifford, who was one of Barbados’ leading legal luminaries, became the island’s […]

‘We need to learn to respect each other’, says Sir Henry

‘We need to learn to respect each other’, says Sir Henry

Independent Senator Sir Henry Fraser has argued that no right thinking person would oppose the passage of the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, 2017. While throwing his support behind the measure, Sir Henry recalled that when he was a teenager it was widely alleged across Barbados that there was a certain storeowner in Bridgetown whose […]

Sir Roy backs sexual harassment Bill

Sir Roy backs sexual harassment Bill

Independent Senator Sir Roy Trotman has thrown his support behind the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, 2017 which seeks to prevent the “use of sexually suggestive words, comments, jokes, gestures or actions that annoy, alarm or abuse a person”. Under the legislation, which was piloted by Minister of Labour Senator Esther Byer-Suckoo in the Upper […]

Zero interest

Zero interest

Retired school principal Jeff Broomes will not be carrying the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) banner in the next general election. In fact, don’t expect him to represent the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) either, since Broomes is today making it clear that he has no interest whatsoever in running for any political party. “I […]

Lashley: My hands are clean

Lashley: My hands are clean

Former Minister of Housing Michael Lashley wants to make it clear that the Al Barrack fiasco, which ended up costing Government in excess of $100 million, did not occur under his watch. In fact, Lashley, who is the current Minister of Transport and Works, suggestedv during a ruling party meeting at Parkinson Memorial Secondary School […]

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