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Reported power outage leaves some without water

22 January 2018

Some residents of St Philip were plunged into darkness following a power outage early this morning. Barbados Water Authority’s rapid response and communication manager Joy-Ann Haigh said as a result, some parts of St Philip and Christ Church were left without water.... Read More

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Edith still lively at 105

22 January 2018

Edith Wilkinson’s family believe their 105-year-old could be the island’s next supercentenarian. Wilkinson, a double amputee with a lively personality, celebrated her 105th birthday last Thursday with family and friend sat her Coconut Grove, St Joseph home. The... Read More

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Dog attack victim stable

22 January 2018

The elderly woman mauled by two big mixed breed dogs last Friday, is resting comfortably at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Enid Small, 81, a Barbadian Canadian who was on one of her many visits to the island, was attacked and savaged by the two dogs as she was walking... Read More

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Dems ‘more than ever’

22 January 2018

Barbados needs the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) more than ever, says Christ Church East Central Member of Parliament Ronald Jones. He made the point while delivering remarks at a special service to celebrate the birthday of National Hero, and first prime minister... Read More

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Tax ‘burden’

22 January 2018

Fast food chain Burger King says its growth in Barbados has been restricted by burdensome taxes. Operations director Everick Eastmond said while it was a semi-processing business, it had been lumped with retailers and as a result, it was subject to heavy duties.... Read More

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Not in the bag

22 January 2018

More than a year after the plastic bag deterrent fee was proposed, one of its most vocal advocates is revealing that the Future Centre Trust might just be changing its strategy on the highly controversial fee. Director of advocacy Kammie Holder said the idea might... Read More

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‘Memories of my friend, Mr Barrow’

22 January 2018

A large framed photograph holds pride of place in Marjorie Lashley’s home. Displayed near the front door entrance, the picture captures the moment on Independence Night 1966 at the Garrison Savannah, when Barbados’ first Prime Minister Errol Barrow and the first... Read More

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Priest: Vote character

22 January 2018

Don’t vote for political candidates whose character may be suspect. This is the exhortation of Reverend Vasco Perry as Barbados enters the home stretch for a General Election this year. “I say reject them. Let’s get persons who put the interest of Barbadians and... Read More

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Eight apply own road fix

22 January 2018

Eight St Peter residents yesterday said enough was enough and took matters in their hands to patch a number of troubling potholes in their district. The men from the Corbin’s Road, Clarke’s Gap, Ashton Hall community came out to fill the holes after residents pooled... Read More

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Creator of crafted artwork marks 100th

22 January 2018

Barbados’ latest centenarian Loleta Virginia Worrell has been lauded for her community work and positive outlook on life by family, friends and church members during her birthday celebrations yesterday morning. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason was also on hand... Read More

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Spotlight on Aisha

21 January 2018

Many of us could only wish to hold a note that could rival the likes of Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey, or to have powerhouse vocals like Aretha Franklin or Celine Dion. In fact, for some the dream is to simply be able to hold a note. But for Aisha Butcher, it’s... Read More

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PM: Politics and church linked

21 January 2018

Politics and the church are on the same path. That assertion came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he delivered remarks at the New Testament Church Of God 100th Anniversary Awards Ceremony at Hilton Barbados Resort on Friday. Read More

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Dark Hole road collapses

21 January 2018

Residents of St Sylvan’s Village in St Joseph are facing an uphill battle as the road known as Dark Hole goes downhill. Late Friday night, a portion of the road collapsed into the nearby gully, and while no one was injured, residents told the Sunday Sun they were... Read More

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Crash claims party lover

21 January 2018

Alberto “Bert” Fabrisco Samuel was the life of the party and had a personality that was admired by many. Samuel, 36, lost his life yesterday morning after spending a night out with friends. He died at the scene along Belle Gully, St Michael, when the car in which... Read More

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Docs’ cure

21 January 2018

Medical professionals are renewing their calls for Government to remove duties and taxes from medical equipment and supplies. The blame is being placed on the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) which the medical professionals said has drastically pushed up... Read More

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Cruise push

21 January 2018

Government is preparing to take over full management of the privately-owned Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc. But the Barbados Port Inc. may have a legal fight on its hands with the group which has been operating the terminal for 24 years. The Sunday Sun was reliably... Read More

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C&W case ‘one for damages’

21 January 2018

Minority shareholders battling Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited (C&W) in court should be “confined” to monetary damages if they win their class action suit. The group of shareholders had sought and received a temporary injunction restraining the company from cancelling... Read More

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NUPW sticking to guns on raise

21 January 2018

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) will not be swayed from its quest to get public sector workers a salary increase. In a media release thanking members who supported two days of industrial action last week, the union vowed to stay the course despite caution... Read More

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Master plan for plant

21 January 2018

The South Coast Sewerage Project (SCSP) has been the subject of much national attention over the last year and, in particular, the last few months have witnessed a public health crisis unfold that has the potential to cause severe damage to the economy. As the former... Read More

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Sam Lord’s on the rise

21 January 2018

Within the next three months, structures should be visible on the site as construction continues on the multimillion dollar Sam Lord’s Castle Wyndham Grand Resort. Giving an update on the work, Stuart Layne, chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Investment... Read More

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Sparman’s way to ease impact

21 January 2018

Dr Alfred Sparman has a three-pronged approach to dealing with the increase prices of medical supplies and equipment. Keep the cost of patient care the same, round up patients and source cheaper supplies. And this, he said, had been working at the Belleville,... Read More

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