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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 […]

Mixed reaction to local sea egg ban

Mixed reaction to local sea egg ban

There has been mixed reaction from the local fishing community to Government’s decision to extend the ban on sea eggs harvesting for a second consecutive year. Earlier this week, Chief Fisheries Officer Stephen Willoughby announced that based on the results of a recent survey, the local stock of sea eggs remains quite low; therefore he […]

‘It was rough’

‘It was rough’

As soldiers from the Barbados Defence Force prepare to resume their humanitarian mission to hurricane-ravaged Dominica, some have been reliving their experiences of rendering assistance to their Caribbean neighbours who suffered extensive damage from this year’s storms. The 2017 hurricane season has so far been uncharacteristically intense, with two category five hurricanes wreaking havoc across […]

In sickness and in health

In sickness and in health

Not once, but twice she managed to defeat breast cancer. And never once was she afraid. During her first bout of stage three cancer Juliet Pitcher was given a mere 30 per cent chance of living another 24 months. But 20 years later she is celebrating her 69th birthday in fine style. It was two decades ago Juliet […]

Kyle exhales

Kyle exhales

Being home has never felt better for Barbadian cricketer Kyle Mayers. Mayers returned home late Friday night after being trapped in hurricane-ravaged Dominica for four days. In an interview with Barbados TODAY shortly after he collected his daughter N’Kyah from school, Mayers said it felt great to be back and surrounded by loved ones. “It’s […]

Sheer hell!

Sheer hell!

The signs of despair and distress brought on by hunger and thirst are everywhere in the Dominican capital, Roseau, as the very basic instincts of a people still in a trance from the battering they took from Hurricane Maria a week ago, kick in. There is hardly any drinking water in the land of 365 […]

Doctors say some young children need psychological services too

Doctors say some young children need psychological services too

Psychology services have a vital role to play in the developmental progress of children after they leave the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Queen Elizabeth Hospital. “Psychology services are [an] important part of looking after children. The clinic which you are in now is part of the outpatient clinic, which is a speciality clinic for […]

Crisis state

Crisis state

A dire picture is being painted of the health situation in Dominica in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, with one senior medical doctor warning that the pace of relief needs to be stepped up immediately in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis on the storm-battered Eastern Caribbean island of approximately 73, […]

Catholic Bishop moved by regional hurricane response

Catholic Bishop moved by regional hurricane response

In the wake of Hurricane Maria which devastated the nature isle of Dominica on Monday night, Roman Catholic Bishop of Barbados Jason Gordon says he is pleased to see how the region has come together in the face of adversity. Addressing a meeting of the Dominica Association of Barbados at Our Lady Queen of the […]

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