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Chile’s president to visit Barbados

22 August 2017

PRESIDENT OF THE Republic of Chile Michelle Bachelet will pay an official visit to Barbados on Thursday, August 24. During her brief stay, President Bachelet will meet with Acting Governor- General, Sir Philip Greaves, in a courtesy call at Government House. ... Read More

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Think you know Barbados? Think again…

22 August 2017

THERE'S SO MUCH more to discover on this tropical island paradise, and this year there’s a fantastic line up of festivals, parties, carnivals and celebrations of everything Bajan, from mouth-watering food to inspiring new events like the island’s first ever Beach &... Read More

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Paediatric boost for QEH

22 August 2017

CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS CONTINUE to give back to the Paediatrics Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). On Tuesday the Canadian Women’s Club of Barbados presented the department with its most recent donation of a portable intubation scope. The instrument... Read More

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Certificate of Character office closed until further notice

22 August 2017

THE PUBLIC HAS been informed that the Office of the Police Certificate of Character located at the Sugar Cane Mall, Upper Roebuck Street, St Michael will be closed until further notice. A release from the Royal Barbados Police Force said the “unfortunate closure”... Read More

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Missing: Jessica Stanley

22 August 2017

POLICE ARE SEEKING the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman. She is 46-year-old Jessica Ruth Stanley, a Trinidadian staying at #97 Almond Avenue, Eden Lodge, St Michael. Stanley arrived in Barbados on June 15 and is scheduled to leave on September... Read More

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BDF ready to respond to disasters

22 August 2017

THIS ISLAND IS well served by the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in its national response to disasters. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, was full of praise for the island’s soldiers, who he said continued to excel in the area of disaster preparedness, response... Read More

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Correction: MURDER NO. 24

22 August 2017

Barbados has now surpassed the number of murders which took place in 2016 as a Christ Church man is the 23rd murder victim for the year. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 37 year old Shawn Omar Taylor of Lodge Road, Christ Church... Read More

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Eclipse draws excited viewers

22 August 2017

BARBADIANS GOT GLIMPSES of the partial solar eclipse yesterday despite some cloud cover and showers. Several hundred people gathered at the Harry Bayley Observatory in Clapham, St Michael, and waited with bated breath after cloud cover blocked the view of the sun.... Read More

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Murder high

22 August 2017

WITH FOUR MONTHS before the end of 2017, Barbados has already equalled the total murder tally for 2016. Sunday night’s shooting death of 40-year-old Orwin Moore brought the number for the year to 22, with 18 coming by way of the gun. Police said Moore was shot... Read More

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45 scholarship and exhibition winners

22 August 2017

ON RECEIVING THIS year’s list of Barbados scholars and exhibition winners, Chief Education Officer Karen Best said she felt like she had just won the lotto. For 45 young Barbadians, the feeling had to be mutual. Twenty-six teenagers have been awarded scholarships... Read More

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Use technology ‘to push your products’

22 August 2017

CARIBBEAN BUSINESSES HAVE to embrace technology if they are to secure a place in the business environment for their products. This advice came from director of sales at European manufacturing firm AAC Textiles, Sebastiaan van de Loo, one of the many buyers taking... Read More

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Tre’s success formula

22 August 2017

CLEARING HURDLES IS nothing new to Tre Hollingsworth. And yesterday, with the news that he had gained a Barbados Scholarship, the CARIFTA athlete cleared his biggest one yet. The recent graduate of Queen’s College was just outside the medals at this year’s CARIFTA... Read More

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Pine folk sick of stench

22 August 2017

YOU SMELL IT before you see it. It’s the sewage that has backed up in the yard of several residents of Princess Royal Avenue, The Pine, St Michael, causing a major stink. Shamar Carter, a mother of five, and several other residents are upset that four wells that... Read More

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Inniss scolds C’bean politicians

22 August 2017

CARIBBEAN POLITICIANS HAVE been condemned for failing to launch a cohesive response to the attack on the region’s international business and financial services sector. Minister of International Business Donville Inniss delivered a no-holds-barred criticism of CARICOM... Read More

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Dyslexia not a deterrent for Daveed

22 August 2017

DESPITE HAVING BEING diagnosed as dyslexic, Daveed Gittens always had a dream of attending the University of Waterloo. That dream became a reality yesterday when it was announced that he had been awarded a Barbados Scholarship. In an interview with the DAILY NATION,... Read More

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Bermuda dance performance cancelled

21 August 2017

IF YOU WANTED to see Bermuda’s dance presentation for at the Frank Collymore Hall tonight you might have to wait until a new date and time is rescheduled. The contingent walked away from the venue at minutes to six citing lack of an audience. In Barbados for CARIFESTA... Read More

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BCC applicants asked to submit qualifications

21 August 2017

INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE applied to the Barbados Community College (BCC) as prospective students and have not been interviewed, are asked to submit their original Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) qualifications to the college at Eyrie, Howells Cross Roads, St Michael.... Read More

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26 Barbados Scholars this year

21 August 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey delayed the announcement but the wait was finally over this morning as 26 students were announced as winners of the prestigious Barbados Scholarship. Queen’s College has come out on top this year with 15 students winning Barbados Scholarships... Read More

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Partial scholarships for online course

21 August 2017

PUBLIC OFFICIALS, civil society representatives, students and other members of the public may now sign up for the online course Sustainable Public Procurement, which will be held from September 12 to November 3. The Organisation of American States is offering 25... Read More

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Deadly shooting in Cane Vale

21 August 2017

A 40 year old Christ Church man is dead, the latest victim of a rash of shootings which have taken place across the island. Reports name the man as Orwin Moore of Water Street, Christ Church. Read More

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Turtle tragedy

21 August 2017

HUNDREDS OF SEA turtle nests have possibly been lost along the West Coast as a result of the water run-off damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. The Barbados Sea Turtle Project’s director of public awareness and education, Carla Daniel, told the DAILY NATION that... Read More

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