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NUPW embarks on ‘limited’ national shutdown

On Day 1 of a national shutdown ordered by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) reports are that operations at several Government…

EU diplomat admits to ‘selfish’ motives in supporting crime fight in the region

EU diplomat admits to ‘selfish’ motives in supporting crime fight in the region

The European Union’s (EU) top diplomat here has urged Barbados and the rest of the region to come up with a common approach…

Govt official stoutly defends Sandals concessions

Govt official stoutly defends Sandals concessions

As officials of the Butch Stewart-led Sandals Resorts International gear up to start construction of their Beaches property here, Minister of Industry, International…

Sinckler breaks his silence on Hilton sale

Sinckler breaks his silence on Hilton sale

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has broken his silence on the sale of Hilton Barbados Resort, saying Government was not selling the luxury…

NUPW strike a second blow to  Barbados tourism, says Symmonds

NUPW strike a second blow to Barbados tourism, says Symmonds

Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) spokesman on business Kerrie Symmonds today said that news of a planned national shutdown over stalled public sector…

Redman ready

Redman ready

An apparent split has emerged within the ranks of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), as the Barbados…

Disgusting!

Disgusting!

In what one poster on social media described as “ghetto behaviour”, a disturbing video is circulating online showing a male student, believed to…

Private sector not on board with strike

Private sector not on board with strike

The business community is not pleased that the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is embarking on industrial action at this time, and…

Futile protest

Futile protest

The island’s public servants are being warned that a strike will do nothing to get them the 23 per cent pay rise they…



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Late Barbadian author Austin ‘Tom’ Clarke, writing in his highly instructive Growing Up Stupid Under The Union Jack, speaks of the immense joy, pain, frustration and other emotions…

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Youth speak out

Youth speak out

Students from five primary schools across the island came together today to vie for top honours in the fourth annual St John Toastmasters Club Primary…

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Sorry exit

Sorry exit

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand – Defending Under-19 champions West Indies ended their ICC Youth World Cup title dreams in controversy while suffering a heavy 76-run defeat to South…

Sabotage!

Sabotage!

In addition to four national players suspended for playing unsanctioned out-of-season football tournaments such as the Gully Side and New Orleans competitions, the referees who officiated in those…

Emerald House complete the hattrick

Emerald House complete the hattrick

For the third consecutive year, Emerald ‘Green’ House have run away with the glory as champions of Trinity Academy Sports Day held today at the National Stadium. The…

Wrong shots

Wrong shots

Gun violence is impacting negatively on local football and president of the Barbados Football Association, Randolph Harris, has called for an end to the madness. Speaking during the…

Archer to the fore again

Archer to the fore again

HOBART, Tasmania – Barbadian seamer Jofra Archer’s brace helped resurgent Hobart Hurricanes to their fifth win of the Big Bash League, as they cooled Brisbane Heat by six…

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On the case

On the case

The Ministry of Health’s environmental health division is working closely with the Barbados Water Authority (BWA)…

The real problem on the South Coast

Lions lend a helping hand

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Bringing painting alive

Bringing painting alive

Much like her bubbly and animated personality, the artwork of Shanika Grimes brightens and cheers up…

Dreams of a Trini filmmaker

Excellent production of “Green Days”

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JAMAICA – Cruel twist of fate

JAMAICA – Cruel twist of fate

KINGSTON – In 2011 when Trudy Parker’s house was destroyed by a fire she thought that…

TRINIDAD – Survivors of deadly attack ‘traumatized’

GUYANA – Mentally ill escaped prisoner shot dead