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Missing Bajans

Missing Bajans

Government is desperate to locate Barbadians in neighbouring countries that were recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean reported today that while all Barbadian students in Cuba were accounted for, her ministry was still seeking to locate Barbadians in other storm-ravaged countries, namely Barbuda, Saint Martin and […]

Supreme Court announces crime fighting scheme

Supreme Court announces crime fighting scheme

Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson is hoping that by taking a shot at drug addiction he can help reduce the number of gun crimes here. Sir Marston this morning announced a series of measures aimed at overhauling the judicial system, speed up the administration of justice and reduce crime. One of his proposed plans is […]

Mia not the only one without a legal certificate, suggests Hinkson

Mia not the only one without a legal certificate, suggests Hinkson

An Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) representative is insisting that his leader, Mia Mottley, is suitably qualified to become the next Prime Minister of Barbados, even if she does not have a legal certificate to show. The ruling Democratic Labour (DLP) is attempting to hold Mottley to account over her qualifications to practise law in […]

Hotel sector spared Hurricane Irma’s worst

Hotel sector spared Hurricane Irma’s worst

The region’s hotel sector was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma during its passage through the Caribbean last week, with most hotel properties reporting business as usual. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reported that while a few hoteliers across the region reported “minor damage”, all staff and guests were safe and assessments would be […]

UPDATE-Fatality at Salters

UPDATE-Fatality at Salters

One person was killed and at least five others sustained neck, back and leg injuries following a three-vehicle smash up which occurred along Salters Road, St Michael just after 1p.m. today. The fatal collision involved a public service vehicle, B155, and two motor cars – a Kia Picanto and a red Audi A4. This afternoon […]

Road fatality at Salters

Road fatality at Salters

One man is dead following a three-vehicle smash up at Salters, St Michael, involving a public service vehicle and two motor cars. Two ambulances are on the scene and police have so far cordoned off a section of the road. Details as they come to hand.

NCF retaining control of Crop Over

NCF retaining control of Crop Over

Management of Crop Over will not be moved from the National Cultural Foundation, Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley reaffirmed last night against the backdrop of suggestions that the annual festival might have outgrown the NCF. Fellow Cabinet Minister, Richard Sealy, had last month reportedly suggested that this premiere Barbados festival had become too much for […]

Irregular welfare cheques in circulation

Irregular welfare cheques in circulation

The Chief Welfare Officer is advising the public, especially the business community, to be on the lookout for Welfare Grants in the sum of $280 The cheques, dated August 23 and September 7, 2017, have the corresponding National Registration Numbers 580205-0022 and 690511-0068, are not to be honoured as they present with some irregularities. Any person in possession […]

Fogging schedule for September 11-15

Fogging schedule for September 11-15

The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit’s efforts to control the spread of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases continues this week when a number of districts across Barbados will be fogged. On Monday, September 11, the following districts in St James will be fogged: Oxnards Heights, Husbands Heights, Husbands Development, Ricks Road, Orchid Drive, […]