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China is funding Barbados’ efforts to reduce its $800 million annual food import bill with a $40 million donation to develop agriculture and agrobusinesses at the Hope Plantation in St Lucy and Duke’s Plantation in St Thomas. Minister of Education Ronald Jones and Charge d’ Affaires of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China […]

DLP still has the winning formula, says Ince

DLP still has the winning formula, says Ince

Government Senator Jepter Ince is confident that having provided the blueprint for the development of Barbados, the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will be returned to office whenever general elections are called. Ince made this bold prediction today while speaking at DLP’s lunchtime lecture at party headquarters, George Street, St Michael. “I have said it […]

More qualified counsellors needed, says former BFPA boss

More qualified counsellors needed, says former BFPA boss

Former Executive Director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) George Griffith has called out some counsellors who he said were too quick to seek intimate details in rape and assault cases. Griffith made the comment as he welcomed new sexual harassment legislation approved by the Senate last week. Griffith said the Employment Sexual Harassment […]

Bessy’s earthly chapter ends

Bessy’s earthly chapter ends

Members of the local media fraternity packed the St Leonard’s Anglican Church on Westbury Road, St Michael Thursday afternoon to bid adieu to one of Barbados most respected journalists, Robert Best, who died on October 17 at the age 83. In a eulogy that was sprinkled with bits of humour, his daughter, Roberta Niles, remembered […]

Election code gets limited support

Election code gets limited support

As another general election nears, at least two of Barbados’ newest political parties are ready to sign on to a code of conduct in keeping with outgoing Catholic Bishop Jason Gordon’s suggestion. Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Lynette Eastmond and founder of Solutions Barbados Grenville Phillips II told Barbados TODAY they had no […]

Sir Clifford to be buried next to his wife

Sir Clifford to be buried next to his wife

Following an hour-long funeral service at the St Lucy’s Parish Church next Friday, the mortal remains of late Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands will be buried in a grave next to his wife, Lady Ruby Husbands, in the cemetery of the rural church. This was one of the disclosures made today by the funeral coordinator, […]

NSRL should be used to support tertiary education, says Adams

NSRL should be used to support tertiary education, says Adams

Independent Senator Alwin Adams has suggested that if the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) is successful, it should be used to provide sustainable funding for tertiary education in Barbados. “I do not mean just at the University of the West Indies. I want to say that it is important because at the moment whatever else […]

Abrahams wants to know where the NSRL funds are going

Abrahams wants to know where the NSRL funds are going

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams has questioned the need by Government to hike the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) to ten per cent. Speaking in the Senate during debate on the Amendment of the National Social Responsibility Levy Bill 2017 he took issue with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s recent announcement in the House of Assembly […]

Educator wants more emphasis on technical and vocational training

Educator wants more emphasis on technical and vocational training

One of the island’s educators has said that Barbadians have bastardized technical and vocational education and lionised their academic counterparts. Dr Ian Marshall levelled this charge at policymakers on Thursday night while delivering the Samuel Jackman Prescod Memorial Lecture at the recently renamed Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, Wildey, St Michael. Distancing himself from that idea, […]

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