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Artists make big impact

Artists make big impact

No CARIFESTA is complete without the “vivid and vibrant artwork” of Haiti. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, Dr Douglas Slater, made this observation monday while speaking at CARICOM Regional Visual Arts Exhibition at the Barbados Community College (BCC). He told his audience that Haiti is well known globally to produce artists […]

Scores bid farewell to Dr Frank Marshall

Scores bid farewell to Dr Frank Marshall

There was standing room only this morning at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angles on St Michael’s Row, The City,  as family members, friends, leading members of the society and senior members of the Anglican Church and other denominations met to bid farewell to the late Dean Emeritus, the Right Reverend Dr […]

Pelican Village tenants want to take over the craft market

Pelican Village tenants want to take over the craft market

Pelican Village on Harbour Road, St Michael could receive a new lease on life as early as the end of this month, if the tenants win the tender bid to manage the outlets there. In anticipation of taking control of their destiny, they are in the process of forming a cooperative, and have established links […]

CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

The Ministry of Education is to spend approximately $1.7 million to upgrade primary and nursery schools ahead of the start of the new school year in September. Director of the Educational Technical Management Unit of the Ministry of Education Richard Harrison said in a release the repairs, funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, began on […]

The bull had to be held by its horns, says Stuart

The bull had to be held by its horns, says Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told Barbadians today that the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) was not introduced “by stealth”, but resulted from extensive discussions among experts in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the Central Bank. Stuart gave Barbadians this assurance today while wrapping up an eight-hour meeting of the Social Partnership at […]

Boyce wants Barbadians to watch what they eat

Boyce wants Barbadians to watch what they eat

Minister of Health John Boyce has warned that a major outbreak of food-borne diseases could deal a devastating blow to the Barbados economy. Citing a 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report that found an estimated 600 million people fall ill and 420,000 die each year from eating contaminated food, Boyce made it clear that as […]

New parties want action to curb gun crimes

New parties want action to curb gun crimes

The business-friendly political party Solutions Barbados wants to know why lawmen cannot identify the people behind the illegal guns and drugs that end up on the streets of Barbados, while “the boys on the block” know where to source them. “It seems that the police may require additional resources because even visitors to the island […]

Anglican Church saddened by death of retired Dean

Anglican Church saddened by death of retired Dean

With the death of retired Dean Frank Marshall, the Anglican Diocese of Barbados has lost an outstanding priest and the country a model citizen, says Anglican Bishop of Barbados and Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder. Marshall passed away at his home early Monday morning at age 71. This follows his retirement on […]

BRA depriving workers of proper pensions, charges Sir Roy

BRA depriving workers of proper pensions, charges Sir Roy

Government is being accused of violating its own rules and customs as it relates to the retirement of public servants who were transferred to the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). Independent Senator Sir Roy Trotman Wednesday complained in the Senate that many of these workers were being deprived of their full pensions because of the formula […]

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