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Brace yourself!

Brace yourself!

Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean can expect more powerful hurricanes, an increase in vector and water borne diseases, more flooding and hotter temperatures if urgent action is not taken to mitigate against climate change. The strong warning was issued by climatologist Cédric Van Meerbeeck during a presentation to the Sixth Annual Sustainability Conference […]

DLP awards outstanding youths

DLP awards outstanding youths

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has awarded seven young Barbadians who have been outstanding in various fields. They were presented with Trident Awards in a gesture aimed at encouraging the next generation of leaders towards greater achievements. The party used the forum of a political meeting at Alexandra School last Sunday to put the spotlight […]

Serving up ‘246’ . . . Williams takes title of ‘Best Bajan Cook’

Serving up ‘246’ . . . Williams takes title  of ‘Best  Bajan Cook’

Andrew Williams now has bragging rights and the title of ‘Best Bajan Cook’. The 23-year-old secured the title at the end of Saturday’s fourth annual competition held at the Dining Club in the Newton Industrial Estate. The competition, which started with 16 passionate home cooks, came down to the best four, with 2015 champion Kerry-Ann […]

Down memory lane with Sir Wes Hall

Down memory lane with Sir Wes Hall

He seemed indestructible once but now there’s a fragility about the West Indian whose 100mph pace and relentless swing propelled him into cricket’s pantheon more than half a century ago. Sir Wes Hall relies on a stick – and friends – for the balance he always displayed when soaring into his delivery stride, the gold […]

From abuse to inspiration

From abuse to inspiration

Deborah McCollin, the Butterfly Queen and artiste, Mariposa Reina, is a woman who wears many hats. By day she is a primary school teacher, but since July 2012 she has made a name for herself as a spoken word artiste, author, story teller and motivational speaker. However, it is her role as an advocate for victims […]

Health heroes honoured

Health heroes honoured

Leading members of the health sector gathered at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday night to celebrate the achievements of eight of the island’s ‘health heroes’ who contributed to the development of public health care. They were recognized for their work in the fields of immunization; HIV/AIDS; chronic non-communicable diseases […]

Government declares period of mourning for former GG

Government declares period of mourning for former GG

  There will be a period of mourning for late Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands from Wednesday, November 1, to Friday, November 3. During that period, all flags should be flown at half-mast, until after Sir Clifford’s burial, which will take place following his State Funeral on November 3 at the St Lucy Parish Church, […]

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 […]

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