Grieving mother succumbs to cancer

26 August 2016

MAXINE LASHLEY was battling cancer, but according to a close family member it was the recent death of her son Romario Lashley which ultimately took her life. Lashley passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday around 4 p.m., two weeks after burying her son,... Read More


Daughter ‘not mad’

26 August 2016

“MY DAUGHTER IS NOT MAD!” That is the cry from a frustrated Mitchelle Marksman, who does not understand why management at the Government Industrial School (GIS) is sending her teenage daughter to the Psychiatric Hospital for treatment. Read More


Comissiong’s letter to PM

26 August 2016

ATTORNEY AT LAW David Comissiong has taken his concerns about the proposed Hyatt hotel directly to the man ultimately responsible for signing off on the project. Comissiong hand-delivered a letter addressed to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, to Government Headquarters... Read More


Time to end free rides, says Moore

26 August 2016

IF GENERAL SECRETARY of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore gets her way, there will be no more “free rides” for non-unionised workers. That’s because the island’s largest trade union is pushing for legislation to be implemented which would see non-unionised... Read More


Musical magic at The Oval for Independence

26 August 2016

ON NOVEMBER 29, three of Barbados’ biggest and most popular bands will come together at Kesington Oval for the Digicel Barbados Is Music show in an epic independence showdown. And it will be almost guaranteed that fans of the big bands Square One, Coalishun and Krosfyah... Read More


Plan development critical for survival

25 August 2016

GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATELY-OWNED enterprises operating in the Holetown, St James area were today advised that their ability to survive the impact of a hazard depended heavily on their preparation for such an event. This was one of the key messages they received... Read More


George Ramsay passes

25 August 2016

WELL-KNOWN REALTOR George Ramsay has passed. He died this morning at his home at Welches, St Thomas. Ramsay, 66, who was chairman of the group of companies which included George A. Ramsay and Co. Limited, was a realtor for more than 40 years. Read More


Charity aiming to prepare youth for work

25 August 2016

AN INTERNATIONAL CHARITY is looking to prepare 40 Barbadian young people for employment. The Prince’s Trust International Get Into programme was launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth and Kestral at the Hilton Barbados today. ... Read More


Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building

25 August 2016

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a burglary which occurred in the West Wing of the Parliament Building. A number of artefacts were reportedly stolen. Police say the break-in was discovered sometime around 7:40 this morning. Read More


Mega 6 jackpot winner urged to come forward

25 August 2016

ONE LUCKY PERSON who purchased a Mega 6 ticket at Hoyte’s Shop, Gregg Farm, St Andrew has won the June 14 Mega 6 jackpot for draw #3705. The mystery winner who has yet to come forward stands to claim $700 000 in winnings. The Barbados Lottery is urging players to... Read More


Ambassadors focusing on rum shops

25 August 2016

THIS YEAR’s St Michael parish ambassadors have embarked on a project to highlight the contribution the rum shop has made to Barbados’ rich heritage. Parish ambassador Davianne Phillips said the main aim of their project – The Rum Shop . . . An Unsung Treasure – was... Read More


Helping students with move to secondary school

25 August 2016

SOME 40 CAMPERS attending Camp Transition have been given tips on making the passage to secondary school more easily. The camp opened at The St Michael School on Monday aimed at developing the social and interpersonal skills of the children, and for parents to understand... Read More


Water ease

25 August 2016

BETWEEN 700 000 to 800 000 gallons of water are expected to be added to the distribution system daily, thanks to two temporary desalination plants in the north of the island. One plant was commissioned at The Hope in St Lucy yesterday and it is expected to help alleviate... Read More


IMF praise

25 August 2016

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) has praised Barbados for the progress it has made so far but continues to warn about the island’s growing debt situation. In its latest Article IV consultation released yesterday, the IMF commended the Freundel Stuart administration’s... Read More


Reserves paying off loans

25 August 2016

THERE IS NO MYSTERY behind Barbados’ foreign reserves dipping in the last two years, says Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. The drop is due to Government’s decision not to borrow in foreign currency since 2014 to shore up the foreign reserves, as was done in the... Read More


Girls into block culture

25 August 2016

ADOLESCENT GIRLS SEEM to be ripping pages out of the books of the boys on the block. And their copycat behaviour has landed them under the spotlight of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). NCSA manager Betty Hunte said that marijuana use should no longer... Read More


Late CXC results stall BCC placing

25 August 2016

DESPITE THE LATE RELEASE of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate grades, students are still hopeful they will be accepted at the Barbados Community College (BCC). Registar Roger Worrell said since results from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) were a... Read More


Summer camp that’s different

25 August 2016

CAMP ENERGY, organised by the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), is not the average summer camp. The coordinators invited a select number of children associated with the Child Care Board to enjoy the camp’s summer activities. This year, 21 of the campers, out of a total... Read More


Workers using ‘sick leave as vacation’

25 August 2016

THERE IS A CONCERN local doctors are issuing too many sick certificates and that many employees are using sick leave as vacation breaks from work. The issues were raised recently during a courtesy call which Minister of Labour and Social Security, Dr Esther Byer... Read More


No bank plan for fee hike

25 August 2016

BANK CUSTOMERS can breathe easy for the time being following assurances from a leading bank that no immediate increases in banks fees are coming. Top executives of CIBC FirstCaribbean gave the pledge yesterday that no decision had been made in the wake of Government’s... Read More


PSV operators reminded of dress code

24 August 2016

THE TRANSPORT AUTHORITY has reminded minibus and route taxi operators that the specified uniforms must be worn every day whenever they are on duty. According to a statement from the Transport Authority, in 2015, the Authority, in accordance with the provisions of... Read More




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