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Brown water woes for northern folk

27 May 2016

AS THE NORTH of the island is starved of water, things are looking brown. When some people in St Joseph accessed the community tanks this week what came out was far from satisfactory. “The water in this tank dirty. I have to leff here and go St Thomas to look... Read More

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The ‘terror’ of St John

27 May 2016

WITH NIGHT COMES terror for residents in the neighbouring St John communities of Coach Hill and Haynes Hill. An armed outpatient of the Psychiatric Hospital has been tormenting them to the point where some residents are afraid to leave their homes after dark. ... Read More

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Water scarce in the north

27 May 2016

IT IS A bittersweet tale for those in the North of the island as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reporting mixed results concerning ending the water shortages in St Peter, St Joseph and St Lucy. Acting general manager Dr John Mwansa said relief was on the way... Read More

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Residents upset by authorities’ decision

24 May 2016

RESIDENTS OF MASSIAH STREET in St John are openly upset over the decision by authorities to leave Harriette Codrington in the home where it has been alleged she was being abused by her caretaker. While chairman of the National Assistance Board, Senator Reverend David... Read More

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Police fired at fleeing men, claim Airy Hill folk

17 May 2016

IT IS ONLY natural for men to run when they see police, so why would the police shoot at them? This was the argument put forward by men who were liming at Airy Hill, St Joseph, yesterday morning, who accused police of opening fire on them as they scampered. The... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Bougainvillea’s man of steel

16 May 2016

PLENTY OF PEOPLE report to their jobs daily and work for what some deem as the longest eight hours. At the end of a 40-hour work week, they are usually the happiest people. As a matter of fact, to many of them, retirement rather than a mere two days off would be... Read More

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Music judge Springer passes on

10 May 2016

WELL-KNOWN MUSICIAN and calypso judge Kean Springer has died. The 79-year-old Guyanese-born Springer will be remembered as a literary and music critic, calypso commentator and judge of NIFCA competitions. Her son, Bevan, told the DAILY NATION she passed away in... Read More

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A fuller life now

07 May 2016

BIGGER BREASTS have boosted the confidence of Tilia King, and now she is ready to reign. After undergoing cosmetic surgery in February, a whole world of possibilities has opened up and she, like a bold ruler, could conquer anything. Or at least, that’s the way she... Read More

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STREET BEAT: Glebe’s centre of it all

06 May 2016

THE GLEBE, St George, and its environs can be deceptive if one does not know the area. Between there and Charles Rowe Bridge, there are so many places of interest, it may cause an outsider’s eyebrows to be raised. Street Beat visited The Glebe to take a look at... Read More

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Dreams crushed

06 May 2016

WINSTON WILLIAMS’ PROMISE to build his partner of 32 years her “dream house” will never be fulfilled. Instead of preparing to celebrate what would have been one of the most memorable moments of their lives, Williams is now struggling to come to terms with the shocking... Read More

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Family of eight facing eviction

29 April 2016

COME MONDAY, a St Michael family of eight will be out on the streets – unable to meet the required rent. The family’s lone breadwinner, Elvis Brewster, said he was less worried about himself and more worried about his girlfriend Esther Worrell, her four children... Read More

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Water woes a strain for Shop Hill

29 April 2016

BARBADOS’ water woes show no sign of abating as the latest word is from Shop Hill, St Thomas, where some residents have gone weeks without running water. Other residents tell stories of water going off at night, coming on in the morning and then going off again for... Read More

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Ex-Scotia banker says early days not all rosy

28 April 2016

PETER ROSS WAS the first teller hired by Scotiabank when the Canadian bank set up operations in Barbados in 1956. Looking back on his life, he regards his foundation in banking the template. Long retired, the 79-year-old has many stories to tell. He has in fact... Read More

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White Hill shock over road closure

28 April 2016

THE EARLY Christmas present given to residents of land-slippage prone White Hill, St Andrew, has now been taken away. And that is because workmen from the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) turned up yesterday and erected three signal poles with cement and a sign... Read More

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GG refusal not stopping residents

27 April 2016

RESIDENTS OF BELLEPLAINE, St Andrew are prepared to step up their action, notwithstanding the refusal to meet with them from the highest official in the land. The residents are speaking out against the intention to incorporate the Belleplaine police station into... Read More

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Centenarian thanks God for helping her

26 April 2016

SHE IS TEN YEARS OLDER than the Queen and she knows it. And the island’s latest centenarian Mildred Gentilia Turney credits her longevity to God. Surrounded by her family, including her 91-year-old sister Clovine, at her Hothersal Crescent, St Michael home on... Read More

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St Joseph still facing water woes

26 April 2016

WE DON’T WANT any talk. We want water. This could have been a quote from last year, but these were the feelings of St Joseph residents on Sunday as they vented their frustrations over the continued lack of waterin the rural parish. The development came days after... Read More

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Meredith’s miracle

13 April 2016

FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS Meredith Hinds could not talk. He couldn’t utter a word. His mouth was moving but the words just weren’t coming out. In his mind, he was talking loudly for all around to hear. Not so. Hinds simply could not speak. A cancerous tumour... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Best pizza ‘on the block’

11 April 2016

KENVILLE CADDLE is a Bajan but his pizzas are so tasty, they could quite possibly have been baked in any of the finest pizzerias in Italy. Though his signature is vegetarian, the meat pizzas are nothing short of fantastic too. Caddle has been serving up slices from... Read More

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Protect us from noisy advertisements

07 April 2016

MR ALEX WAITHE (Page 9, Tuesday’s DAILY NATION) and others before him have spoken through the Press about a type of disruptive, cacophonous atmosphere that permeates the environs of St Lawrence Gap, mostly on weekends. There is another type of noise not cacophonic... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Running man a proud coconut vendor

04 April 2016

KEITH CUMBERBATCH was one of Barbados’ best endurance runners. In terms of distance running, he started relatively late, at the age of 20, but his undeniable talent took him across the world, including to Canada and the famous Boston Marathon in the United States. And... Read More

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