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Police probing accident

23 May 2017

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING an apparent hit-and-run accident on Collymore Rock, St Michael, on Saturday. The incident involved a car driven by Mark Greenidge, of Warners Park, Christ Church, and two men who rode motorcycles. Police public relations officer, Acting... Read More

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Going up

23 May 2017

THE FAITHFUL F W WOOLWORTH escalator in Bridgetown that provided thrilling rides for almost a half-century is gone, and a new mobile stairway has taken its place. The original British-made escalator was commissioned through Marryat and Scott of England, and for 46... Read More

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Growing IMF debt concern

23 May 2017

BARBADOS’ GROWING DEBT PROBLEM has the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concerned. As Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler prepares to deliver his Budget next Tuesday against the backdrop of more than $9 billion in gross public sector debt, the IMF is urging the Freundel... Read More

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Sealy highlights tourism achievements

22 May 2017

BARBADOS IS ON stream for a hat trick of record tourist arrivals. Word of this from Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy who was speaking to the media during a break of the opening session of the 31st annual sales conference of the Caribbean Association of Insurance... Read More

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Fogging schedule May 23 to 26

22 May 2017

THE VECOTR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito this week. On Tuesday, May 23, the team will be in St Michael to spray Hinds Hill, Husbands Development, Airlie Tenantry, Pipers, Reservoir Road, Clermont... Read More

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BRA Oistins to reopen tomorrow 

22 May 2017

THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY wishes to advise the public that its Oistins location will reopen for business tomorrow, May 23, after closing early today due to an environmental challenge. The issue has been addressed and normal operations can resume. Read More

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Apply for National Development Scholarships 2017 

22 May 2017

A WIDE RANGE of options are available once again under the National Development Scholarships, and Barbadians are encouraged to apply now. Interested persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have already been accepted at an internationally-accredited university... Read More

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Shutdown of Molyneux pumping station tomorrow

22 May 2017

THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY wishes to advise residents and businesses in parts of St Thomas that tomorrow Tuesday, 23 May, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., there will be a shutdown of the Molyneux pumping station in St James. This is due to preventative... Read More

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IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Sand takes over boardwalk

22 May 2017

MOTHER NATURE has taken over the Richard Haynes Boardwalk in Hastings, Christ Church, changing it to a beachwalk. For the past four weeks users of the popular boardwalk have been forced to wade through almost ten inches of sand deposited from strong sea currents.... Read More

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Missing: Trenelle Byer

22 May 2017

POLICE ARE seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. She is 13-year-old Trenelle Ailani Byer of Gilkes Road, Hindsbury, St Michael. She was last seen at home around 7 p.m. on Saturday May 20 by her father Andrew Byer. She was wearing a dark... Read More

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Hard line

22 May 2017

OFFICIALS MUST BE WILLING to take a hard line against schoolchildren who act violently, even if it means holding the parents responsible as well. This is the opinion of president of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA), Shone Gibbs, who was... Read More

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PM: A job well done

22 May 2017

PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has lavished praise on past governors of the Central Bank of Barbados, including Dr DeLisle Worrell, who was fired in February, as well as the Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes. Stuart did so on Saturday night at the bank’s 45th anniversary... Read More

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Light life

22 May 2017

THE RED BEAM of Ragged Point lighthouse will once again play out over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. And the man behind the full restoration of the 1875 sentinel of the East would like it fully functional by September. Yesterday Dave Hinds, the finance director... Read More

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Sir Courtney’s grand honour

22 May 2017

THE GRANDE SALLE of the Central Bank of Barbados, situated at Church Village, The City, will be carrying a new name by year end. It will be that of Sir Courtney Blackman, the bank’s first governor, who held the post from its inception in 1972 until 1987. Acting... Read More

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GospelFest producer thanks fans for support

22 May 2017

GOSPELFEST 2017 officially kicked off yesterday with producer Adrian Agard thanking God and Barbadians for their suppport of the 25-year-old festival. Conceptualised as a tourist attraction in 1993, it has evolved into a musical event attracting top inspirational... Read More

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‘Time to stop’ school violence

22 May 2017

CUT THE TALK, it’s time for solutions. Those are the views of parents from The Lester Vaughan School as it relates to violence in schools. Speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday, days after a fourth form girl was beaten by a mob of other female students from the... Read More

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Sandals told to keep eye on big picture

22 May 2017

CHAIRMAN OF THE Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Roseanne Myers, has challenged the team at Sandals Barbados to look beyond their resort to the “bigger picture” of the island’s declining foreign exchange reserves. During her address at the annual Sandals... Read More

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Birthday bash 10 years after Arch Cot

22 May 2017

IT WILL SOON BE TEN YEARS since Doniya Codrington lost her mother, father and three siblings in the Arch Cot tragedy that shook the national psyche. At that time, she was but a three-month-old babe. On Saturday, she turned ten and her family, led by grandmother... Read More

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Minister: Continue to upgrade skills

21 May 2017

MINISTER OF LABOUR, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, is urging Barbadians to constantly find ways to upgrade and improve their skills. She recently made these comments while delivering the feature address at the Small... Read More

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Disabled glad for new laws

21 May 2017

THE LOOMING punishment for unkind drivers who park in spots reserved for the disabled is being hailed by the Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD). The umbrella body for about 17 organisations representing people who suffer with disabilities was reacting to news... Read More

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Cave Hill welcomes Confucius Institute

21 May 2017

PRINCIPAL AND PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudene Barriteau, has welcomed the Confucius Institute to its official home at Cave Hill. Pointing out that the institute was designed and built to the best of Caribbean... Read More

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