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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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Sick from dust

28 April 2016

“THEY COULD AS WELL call the undertaker for me when they start digging the marl.” That was the ominous warning from 86-year-old Pearl Jackman last August when Arawak Cement Company started clearing a large tract of land upwind of her home at Bromefield, St Lucy,... 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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Coast Guard says goodbye to MV Trident

28 April 2016

SAILORS this morning bid a final farewell to the flagship of the Barbados Coast Guard. The MV Trident was scuttled in 90 feet of water to become a new wreck/dive site and eventual reef after 28 years of service. It entered the service of the Barbados Coast Guard... Read More

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Nation newscast April 28, 2016

28 April 2016

In tonight's news: Barbados expects more growth in US travel market this year. But boss warns that the bashing of teachers may force them to forego the extra mile. Rangers give newcomers Newbury a netball masterclass. Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Hugh Springer

28 April 2016

SIR HUGH HELD MANY positions of importance throughout his life such as parliamentarian, politician, organiser and General Secretary of the Barbados Worker's Union. He was also Governor General of Barbados, the post he held four years before his death. He also... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Frank Walcott

28 April 2016

SIR FRANK DEDICATED plenty of time to trade unionism in Barbados. His main objective was to see workers in Barbados from all walks of life treated with respect in the workplace, and so he bargained for better working conditions and salaries for the workers in Barbados.... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Garfield Sobers

28 April 2016

FROM A YOUNG AGE, Sir Garry was a “baller”. He could play cricket, football, basketball and, later on, even golf. It is said of Sobers that “he has been the role model also for millions of youngsters beyond the shores of Barbados”. He is the single most popular... Read More

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Public secondary schools closed for Common Entrance

28 April 2016

THE BARBADOS SECONDARY Schools’ Entrance Examination will be held on Tuesday, May 3, at 22 secondary schools across the island from 9 a.m. As a result, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, has advised that there will be no school for students... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Grantley Adams

28 April 2016

TO RESCUE BARBADIANS from the strong grip of social and economic ill-treatment was the aim of Sir Grantley Adams, who would go on to become the first Premier of Barbados. Adams was the founder of the Barbados Labour Party and the lawyer who represented Clement Payne... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Errol Barrow

28 April 2016

Errol Walton Barrow (1920 – 1987) KNOWN AFFECTIONATELY as the Skipper, Errol Barrow was the first Prime Minister of Barbados and an experienced pilot who had flown in about 45 operational bombing missions. After founding the Democratic Labour Party, which was... Read More

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Flight attendant charged

28 April 2016

A LIAT flight attendant has been formally charged with importation of cocaine and cannabis. Members of the Drug Squad charged 33-year-old St Lucian national Deann Pat Portia Plummer with possession of five kilos of cocaine and 1.3 grams of cannabis, possession with... Read More

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Browne’s Beach car park closed temporarily

28 April 2016

THE NATIONAL CONSERVATION Commission (NCC) has advised that the Browne’s Beach Car Park will be closed from Friday, April 29, to Tuesday, May 3. The closure is to facilitate the setup of staging and other structures required for the hosting of May Day celebrations... Read More

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Update: 27-year-old motorcyclist is latest road fatality

28 April 2016

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a serious accident which occurred sometime before 5:55 this morning at the Roundabout at Welches, St Thomas. Motorcyclist Quincy Jones, 27, of Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, was riding his motorcycle along the Ronald Mapp Highway, when he apparently... Read More

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Minibuses involved in accident

28 April 2016

TWO MINIBUSES COLLIDED at Road View, St Peter this morning. Both were travelling towards Bridgetown. There were no injuries but the road is impassable. Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Clement Payne

28 April 2016

CLEMENT PAYNE became the face of revolution when he agitated for better working and living conditions. Payne preached the message of trade unionism and audiences received his message with enthusiasm. However, his popularity made him a target of the elite class and... Read More

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Mia calls for truce

28 April 2016

LEADER OF the Opposition Barbados Labour Party Mia Mottley wants the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Ministry of Education to call a truce on the current industrial tension, so as not to affect children registered to take the Common Entrance Examination next... Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Samuel Jackman Prescod

28 April 2016

OFTEN CALLED THE “greatest Barbadian of all time” and the “saviour of his country”, Samuel Jackman Prescod’s fought to improve the life of “Free Coloured Persons” and the Enslaved. Jackman Prescod created the Liberal Party which he used as a forum to eradicate social... Read More

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Road fatality at Welches

28 April 2016

ONE MAN IS DEAD after an early morning accident along the Welches, St Thomas stretch of Highway 2A. Reports indicate the accident occurred around 6 a.m. More details they come. Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Charles Duncan O’Neal

28 April 2016

A MAN OF VISION AND DETERMINATION, Charles Duncan O’Neal used his social and professional status to change the consciousness of a nation. After founding the Democratic League in October 1924, party member, C.A. “Chrissie” Brathwaite was elected as a representative... Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Sarah Ann Gill

28 April 2016

THE ONLY FEMALE NATIONAL HERO, The Right Excellent Sarah Ann Gill was the “Defender of Methodism” often to great personal risk. Methodism was brought to Barbados in 1788 by Dr Thomas Coke and part of the philosophy aimed to abolish slavery. Church members were seen... Read More

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