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QEH Oncology Centre receives more equipment

QEH Oncology Centre receives more equipment

The Clara Brathwaite Oncology Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will now be better equipped to assist patients requiring radiotherapy for their breast cancer treatments. The centre recently received a donation of brassiere sets and skin markers at Imaging and Ultrasound Inc.’s offices in Belleville, St. Michael, which was purchased following a series of donations […]

Remembering those who died on torpedoed ship

Remembering those who died on torpedoed ship

The maritime charity Sailors’ Society recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the cargo ship SS Belgian Prince, in which 38 people, including a Barbadian man, died. In commemoration of the centenary, Sailors’ Society’s chief executive officer Stuart Rivers placed a wreath at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, where one of the lost crew is […]

Honorary consular corps still relevant

Honorary consular corps still relevant

The role of the Honorary Consular Corps and the Diplomatic Corps is still relevant, and they have an important contribution to make despite significant global challenges that have major implications for how Barbados engages at the bilateral and multilateral levels. This reminder came last Friday from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine […]

Emancipation Day still not understood

Emancipation Day still not understood

 The head of the Commission for Pan African Affairs (CPAA) is hopeful that in the coming years, more Barbadians will be enlightened to the significance of Emancipation Day to local culture. Deryck Murray was speaking at the end of the 2017 Emancipation Day Freedom Walk and inaugural Bongani Festival. Bongani is Zulu for grateful. The director noted […]

Centenarian hailed for a life of service

Centenarian hailed for a life of service

One glance at the chatty and lively Millicent Cave and it is hard to believe this former Chimborazo, St Joseph resident turned 100 today. Beginning her birthday celebrations early, she gathered with family and friends for a celebratory dinner at the Togetherness House in Jackmans, St Michael on Saturday. Although she was bound to a chair […]

Wharton is star quality

Wharton is star quality

Shonica Wharton is making her name known in domestic, regional and international netball. And fans of the sport are taking note. The younger of her mother’s two daughters, 21-year-old Wharton has no fears whatsoever approaching the netball rings. Indeed, while some might be daunted by the stress of sporting activity, Wharton approaches the game as […]

Gun violence and labour unrest

Gun violence and labour unrest

The island’s four major trade unions and the umbrella Barbados Private Sector Association led a protest march through Bridgetown on Monday that attracted a participation of an estimated 20,000 people, a day after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart finally broke his silence on the request by labour and business for talks on an adjustment to the […]

Bajans at the helm of Salvation Army

Bajans at the helm of Salvation Army

For the first time in its 119 years in Barbados, the local chapter of the Salvation Army will be headed by a Barbadian couple.  Major Darrell Wilkinson, who hails from Eastbourne, St Phillip, and Major Joan Wilkinson, originally from Upper Carlton, St James, took up their positions on July 13.  The couple will be installed […]

Protect them!

Protect them!

The Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Counselling Services, Shawn Clarke, has suggested that it is time for Government to build a special facility catering to young people in need of protection and rehabilitation. Addressing the 37 graduates of the Project Rescue programme, Clarke suggested that it was unreasonable for Government to place troubled children who […]

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