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Psychiatric patients get special gift

Psychiatric patients get special gift

Patients at the island’s sole psychiatric hospital received a welcomed gift today from the Raising Promise Special Needs Foundation. The foundation donated 90 trousers and stepping stones to the patients at the Intellectual and Development Disabilities Unit annex this morning as part of its annual charity drive. The foundation, which was established by the Christian […]

Speak up and speak out! . . . Government Senator urges youth to get in on the national conversation

Speak up and speak out! . . . Government Senator urges youth to get in on the national conversation

Senator Andre Worrell has challenged this country’s youth to make a difference in their society. Addressing the tenth anniversary awards ceremony of the local charity United Youth Leaders of Barbados (UYLB) at the weekend, Worrell lamented that “far too often we see the negativity associated with the youth in Barbados, not recognizing that a far […]

Independence for whom?

Independence for whom?

As Barbados approaches its 51st anniversary of Independence, an academic and human rights activist is questioning whether a so-far small but increasingly significant group within the island’s community is truly independent and free. “It is in part my argument that the project of freedom remains inchoate (just begun and so not fully formed or developed) […]

Risky ‘tipping points’

Risky ‘tipping points’

As climate change drives up temperatures, earth comes ever closer to dangerous ‘tipping points’ that could accelerate global warming beyond our capacity to reign it in, scientists warned at UN talks in Bonn Monday. “Climate change is here. It is dangerous. And it is about to get much worse,” said Johan Rockstrom, executive director of […]

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 […]

Ellis’ big day

Ellis’ big day

Despite the physical challenges she has endured since childhood, Muriel Elise Ellis today reached a century. Barbados’ latest centenarian was “the lady of the moment” at the Good Citizens Care of the Elderly Home in Grazettes, St Michael, this morning as she marked her milestone in the presence of Acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves, […]

Getting tsunami ready

Getting tsunami ready

Holetown, St James is poised to become the first community in Barbados to achieve the UNESCO internationally approved Tsunami Ready Certificate of Recognition. Over the next five months, the St James community will engage in the process that involves a range of mitigation, preparedness and hazard response measures. Director of the Department of Emergency Management […]

Find your spiritual footprint!

Find your spiritual footprint!

An Anglican cleric is urging Barbadians to find their spiritual footprint. Reverend John Rogers, rector of the St George Parish Church, made the call as he reflected on the contribution of a parishioner who vigourously served the church and the community. The occasion was the annual memorial in celebration of the life of Doreen-Goddard Welch, […]

St Peter students receive new Kindles

St Peter students receive new Kindles

Class three students of the Roland Edwards and Boscobel Primary schools in St Peter are now better equipped to explore the world of information after receiving new tablets from the Aron & Christina Truss Foundation yesterday. To the delight of the students, the registered charity handed over 78 Amazon Kindle devices, which were donated by […]