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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 […]

A battered Barbuda prompts renewed call to combat climate change

A battered Barbuda prompts renewed call to combat climate change

Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the full mobilization of the international community to support the people of the affected areas, while stressing the need to accelerate climate action. “I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have […]

Happiest granny hits 100

Happiest granny hits 100

“One hundred years is not a hundred days! But by the grace of God I made it.” Those were just some of the words of content from the island’s newest and arguably happiest centenarian, Violet Ernesta Gaskin, as she celebrated her milestone today surrounded by family and friends at her Ricks Land, Thorpes, St James […]

Jones underscores value of education

Jones underscores value of education

School leaders have been urged by Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, to bring out the true potential of their students.  The Minister was addressing Monday’s church service at Abundant Life Assembly, to mark the start of Education Month 2017 under the theme: Firm Foundations = Quality Education.  While noting that the majority of our young […]

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 […]

Simpson Miller’s case for small business

Simpson Miller’s case for small business

Micro, small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of the Caribbean and regional governments ought to recognize this and grant favored status to these enterprises while throwing out the conventional rule books on trade. This is the suggestion of former Jamaica prime minister Portia Simpson-Miller when she delivered this week what must have been music […]

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 […]

Celebration of positive youth

Celebration of positive youth

The hard work of many young people and organizations did not go unnoticed Sunday as Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, publicly commended them at the official launch of National Youth Week 2017 which will be held under the theme Forging Sustainable Futures through Youth Participation. At a church service at Carrington Wesleyan […]