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Flow lends a helping hand to St Jude’s

Flow lends a helping hand to St Jude’s

Students and teachers of St Jude’s will be sitting comfortably for the New Year and beyond. That’s because telecommunications provider Flow recently donated a suite of classroom furniture, including specially designed tables, to the primary school, which is based in St George. “When we were contacted by St Jude’s we were moved by their situation […]

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 […]

Update: Stranded commuters as Transport Board workers remain off the job

Update: Stranded commuters as Transport Board workers remain off the job

Strike action this morning by hundreds of Transport Board workers has left management baffled and commuters “mad”. From as early as 3:30 this morning, approximately 400 drivers and close to 300 other unionized workers walked off the job. All Transport Board buses were off the road except the chartered services and services for the disabled. […]

Transport Board workers on strike

Transport Board workers on strike

A strike by workers at the Barbados Transport Board has left commuters stranded. In a brief statement on its Facebook page issued just after 6 a.m., management said, “unfortunately the workers of the Transport Board have decided to withdraw their services this morning.” The Board urged members of the public to “to make alternative travel arrangements” […]

Stop complaining and make bricks from straw, Jones tells BCC

Stop complaining and make bricks from straw, Jones tells BCC

The Barbados Community College (BCC) is being told to stop complaining about the lack of Government funding and become more innovative and “start making bricks from straw” in order to help fund its operations. This recommendation has come from Minister of Education Ronald Jones in response to a plea from acting Principal of the BCC […]

Secondary schools dominate Education Month concert

Secondary schools dominate Education Month concert

Students literally came from all over Barbados to the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown, St James, for the latest edition of the Ministry of Education’s series of concerts to mark Education Month. The show began with two soloists from St Winifred’s School, namely Erin Toppin who sang Human, and Ella Poulter, whose father JJ Poulter, […]

Clear signs that election fever is beginning to boil

Clear signs that election fever is beginning to boil

It is clear, from the heightened political activity of recent weeks, that Barbados is definitely moving into election mode. From a constitutional standpoint, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is not required to call the next general election until the second quarter of next year, three months at the latest following the expiration of the incumbent Democratic […]

Missing man found

Missing man found

Police report that 27-year-old Ryan Livingston Dwayne Leach, of Duncombe, St Thomas, and formerly of Pot House, St John has been traced and is safe. Leach was reported missing last Saturday.  

PAHO’s lifesaving partnership with Barbados

PAHO’s lifesaving partnership with Barbados

Barbados has eliminated several diseases from its landscape thanks to its 50-year relationship with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). And this week, health care professionals and policy makers reflected on the country’s 50th anniversary as a member of the Washington-based PAHO. In 1951, PAHO began its work in the Caribbean with technical support provided from […]

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