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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, […]

PM to receive report on how Barbadians view the island 50 years after independence

PM to receive report on how Barbadians view the island 50 years after independence

Government is to receive a report on Tuesday outlining what citizens want to reclaim, retain or discard, in keeping with the questions posed by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last year during this island’s 50th anniversary of political independence from Britain. Barbados At 50: The Barbados National Values Assessment 2016 Report, was undertaken by the Sir […]

More than two dozen baby turtles rescued

More than two dozen baby turtles rescued

A caretaker at Batts Rock, St Michael rescued more than two dozen baby turtles on the beach last night. The caretaker said some of the turtles made their way into the sea but others were in danger of being trampled by scores of people who were at a wedding reception on the beach. The baby […]

PM called on to fire Dr Denis Lowe

PM called on to fire Dr Denis Lowe

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams has called on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to solve a long-standing problem at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) or appoint of a new Minister of the Environment. Abrahams says Dr Denis Lowe has failed the Ministry of the Environment and the SSA too often and for too long. “The time has […]

Ten embark on journey towards Miss Universe crown

Ten embark on journey towards Miss Universe crown

Miss Universe Barbados 2017 contestants gathered at Gun Hill Signal Station in St George Friday night for the Yello Dazzle Mix and Mingle Cocktail. The ten hopefuls displayed poise and class and left a lasting impression on the guests in attendance. Miss Universe Barbados 2016, Shannon Harris, was also in attendance and had some words of advice […]

Red Cross supports appeal for donation for hurricane victims

Red Cross supports appeal for donation for hurricane victims

The Barbados Red Cross Society has expressed support for the appeal by the International Federation of the Red Cross for donations to support the victims of powerful hurricanes Irma and Jose that have hit the Caribbean and Americas region. The International Federation of the Red Cross has launched an initial appeal for the equivalent of […]

British troops arrive for deployment to hurricane-affected countries

British troops arrive for deployment to hurricane-affected countries

British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, and Head of DFID Caribbean, Colleen Wainwright, Friday evening met the first British troops arriving in Barbados for deployment to affected countries, to support the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. These troops will supply immediate manpower, emergency supplies and equipment to provide rapid assistance to affected communities. […]

Gov’t to address delays with Employment Rights Tribunal

Gov’t to address delays with Employment Rights Tribunal

The Government says it is committed to resolving the administrative issues that are affecting the smooth functioning of the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) and to eliminating the backlog of cases which has been a source of frustration for some members of the public. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr Esther […]