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Police seeking to identify man

16 August 2018

Police are appealing to anyone who can assist in identifying the subject in the video below. The individual is wanted in connection with a serious matter currently under investigation. Read More

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Public servants ‘sold out’ by unions

16 August 2018

Opposition senator and trade unionist Caswell Franklyn has suggested public servants were “sold out” in trade union negotiations that won them a settlement of a five per cent pay increase. Franklyn, whose Unity Workers’ Union was not part of those negotiations with... Read More

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Barbadian film comes in for international acclaim

16 August 2018

The film Barrow: Freedom Fighter from Step By Step Productions has come in for international recognition. It honours Barbados’ National Hero Errol Walton Barrow and was written and directed by Marcia Weekes. Read More

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Common entrance past papers available for purchase

16 August 2018

Anyone who wishes to purchase Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) past papers may do so at the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Constitution Road, St Michael. Read More

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Work resumes at port

16 August 2018

Normal operations at the Bridgetown Port have resumed. Chief Executive Officer of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI), David Jean-Marie, explained operations were affected this morning by a brief work stoppage. Read More

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Submission of CXC results to BCC

16 August 2018

The Registrar of the Barbados Community College has informed applicants who have applied to the College and have not yet been interviewed, that they need to submit their CXC results soon. The submissions will be done on an alphabetical basis. Persons with surnames... Read More

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Port staff off the job

16 August 2018

Reports reaching NATIONNEWS are that workers at the Port are off the job this morning. They have gathered outside of the University Row, St Michael facility. Read More

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Bugs take over cells

15 August 2018

Bed bugs, or chinks as they are called locally, have overrun eight holding cells at Central Police Station. As a result, the prisoners who come from HMP Dodds each day are now forced to stay on the bus until the last one has appeared before the presiding magistrate... Read More

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Fighting fat

15 August 2018

Several health agencies are hoping to put a stop to fast-food companies sponsoring school sports and other family-oriented activities. They are also in support of further increasing the tax on sugar sweetened beverages to 20 per cent. Read More

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Akanni denies betrayal

15 August 2018

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has not sold out public servants, nor did it collude with the then opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to bring down the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in the May 24 General Election. That has been made clear by NUPW... Read More

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Telephone system at prison out of service this weekend

15 August 2018

Members of the public are asked to note that the telephones at the Barbados Prison Service (BPS) will be out of service on Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19. This is to facilitate the transition of the Service to the Government Wide Area Network system.... Read More

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Forms for sixth form available from ministry

15 August 2018

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training advises parents and guardians who are desirous of having their children/wards enter sixth form, that application forms are available from the Ministry. Read More

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PM Mottley and former US AG tour municipal complex  

15 August 2018

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Attorney General Dale Marshall today accompanied former Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric Holder Jr., on tour of the municipal complex in St Joseph, which bears his name. And at the end of the approximately... Read More

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Sandals Foundation, Jabez House announce round two of Go Getter Initiative

15 August 2018

The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has once again thrown support behind local non-profit organisation Jabez House, to fund another round of their Go Getter Initiative. The first phase of the programme was fully funded by... Read More

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The World of Wonder is back! 

15 August 2018

AnimeKon 2018 “World of Wonder” promises to be bigger, brighter, and better than ever. For nine years, Barbados has been host to one of the region’s biggest comic conventions and each year the team that puts on this outstanding show outdoes their previous efforts. Read More

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Post Office staff mourn Ashby’s passing

15 August 2018

The Barbados Postal Service mourns the loss of the Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby who passed away on Monday, August 13. Mrs. Ashby joined the Post Office Department in August, 1977 and rose to the rank of Postmaster General on July 1, 2016, becoming the first female... Read More

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High Dependency Unit and Ward B8 temporarily relocating

15 August 2018

The public is kindly asked to note that High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Ward B8, which is currently housed in the HDU, of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are being temporarily relocated. The HDU will move to the hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) located on... Read More

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Recalling Naipaul

15 August 2018

The following statement on the passing of Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad (V.S.) Naipaul is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. V.S. Naipaul, our phenomenal West Indian son, has resigned leaving behind a substantial... Read More

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National Cruise Development Commission selected

15 August 2018

The new National Cruise Development Commission is expected to be in full swing by the first week in September. This was revealed by Minister of Tourism and International Business, Kerrie Symmonds, during a recent press conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.... Read More

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PANAMA DAY MESSAGE: A time to remember the workers

15 August 2018

The following is the Panama Day message by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr Jerome Walcott. August 15 is the day that Barbados commemorates the inauguration of the Panama Canal. This day, called “Panama Day”, serves as a tribute to the many... Read More

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NIS payments coming

15 August 2018

In the coming months, Barbadians owed some $465 million by Government through contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will be paid. The assurance was given by Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, who did not indicate where the cash-strapped... Read More

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