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New JPs take oath of office

New JPs take oath of office

Seventy Barbadians, including two Government ministers and two Senators, were officially sworn in by Acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves this morning as Justices of the Peace (JPs). During a ceremony at Government House, Minister of Social Care, Community Development and Constituency Empowerment Steve Blackett and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Small Business Development Donville […]

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 […]

Sir Clifford’s funeral on Friday

Sir Clifford’s funeral on Friday

Preparations are in train for the state funeral of Barbados’ longest serving Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands. The former head of state, who served from 1996 until October 31, 2011 passed away at age 91 on October 11. “It looks like all systems are go and everything should run smoothly on Friday morning,” Minister of Labour, Social […]

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 […]

UWI graduates told to give more

UWI graduates told to give more

Recent graduates of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus have been urged to commit to giving back to their communities. Some 1 515 people, mostly women, graduated in Cave Hill Campus’ class of 2017 as the institution celebrates its 50th year in existence. And in his first address to graduating students […]

Farrar’s Barbadian love story

Farrar’s Barbadian love story

He is orginally from Leeds, Yorkshire. But Englishman Roy Farrar is as Bajan as you can get, without being born in Barbados. The repeat visitor, who has been coming to the island for over 30 years now, had made well over 40 visits to his home away from home, where he generally waits out the […]

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, […]

I remember Robert Best

I remember Robert Best

I got my first job offer in Queen’s Park one December afternoon a few days after Christmas in 1958. With three other sons to feed and clothe, my mother and my aunt “over in away” in Harlem, could take me no further than fifth form with the weight of those quarterly $26-school fees and other […]

Another $4 million Maria Holder education gift

Another $4 million Maria Holder education gift

Barbados’ children continue to benefit from the wealth of a late Swiss woman who dedicated her life to helping young people and alleviating poverty on the island. Today, the doors of the $4 million educational facility funded by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust were officially opened to the public at Oldbury, St Philip. Construction for […]