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QEH cataract initiative to end this month

QEH cataract initiative to end this month

A programme launched in January of this year by the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to eliminate the waiting list of patients for cataract surgery, will be completed at the end of this month, one month later than scheduled, according to a QEH official. Consultant and Head of the Department of Opthalmology Dr Trevor Drakes […]

Archbishop appeals for an end to violence

Archbishop appeals for an end to violence

Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder is appealing to Barbadians not to become a people who see violence as an easy and acceptable option to solve their problems. Speaking against the backdrop of a recent violent attack on a Lester Vaughn Secondary School student by a mob of schoolmates, and a rise in […]

Out of order!

Out of order!

Pan-Africanist and Opposition parliamentarian Trevor Prescod has chastised Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss for his criticism of the Nicolas Maduro administration in Venezuela and its supporters whom he referred to as a “gang”. Prescod told Barbados TODAY that Inniss, who is also Minister of Industry, International Business and Small Business Development was not only out […]

‘Watch your words’

‘Watch your words’

Parents must be mindful of the words they use in the presence of their children. Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett issued that advice to parents Friday as he addressed a National Children’s Service at the Abundant Life Assembly to mark the beginning of Child Month, under this year’s theme, Love Our Children: Today’s Generation, Tomorrow’s […]

Husbands concerned about mental state of children

Husbands concerned about mental state of children

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Senator Harry Husbands Friday expressed concern that Barbadian children, as young as primary school age, were showing early signs of mental illness. Delivering the lunchtime lecture at the Democratic Labour Party’s headquarters at George Street, St Michael, Husbands suggested that life in general was more complicated for today’s students […]

Moore slammed over comments on bus service

Moore slammed over comments on bus service

One of the island’s leading trade unionists has come under fire from the Transport Board for comments made during the May Day parade on Monday regarding the status of the Government-run bus system. In condemning Minister of Housing Denis Kellman’s description of people opposed to the controversial Hyatt Centric project as enemies of the state, […]

UPDATE: Police probe unnatural death

UPDATE: Police probe unnatural death

Lawmen are continuing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of 60-year-old Andrew Thompson. Thompson’s body was discovered around 7 a.m. today near an unfinished house at Balls’ Land, Christ Church. Thompson is a resident of Lowthers Hill, Christ Church and the nephew of Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM Robert Bobby Morris.

Scores pay final respects at funeral for Eli Edwards

Scores pay final respects at funeral for Eli Edwards

Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson headed a list of dignitaries who packed the Calvary Moravian Church on Roebuck Street, The City, today to bid adieu to one of their own, Eli Edwards, a former attorney-at-law in the Attorney General’s Chambers. Also turning up to pay their last respects were Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock […]

Fake promise

Fake promise

The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is demanding to know how the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) plans to pay for tertiary education for Barbadians attending the University of the West Indies (UWI). The BLP has been critical of the Freundel Stuart administration’s decision to impose tuition fees for UWI students from the time the […]

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