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    December 19

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Sweets the spice to Edna’s life

15 December 2018

Ice cream and cake seem to be the secret to long life. At least that’s the case with Edna Cumberbatch who turned 110 yesterday. Cumberbatch was the centre of attention when staff, family friends and loved ones gathered at the Roywardeen Caring Home in Friendly... Read More


Police looking into shooting

15 December 2018

Police are conducting investigations into a report of a shooting which occurred at Silver Hill Drive, Christ Church around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12. On arrival, police conducted a search of the area and two live rounds that appeared to be .45 calibre... Read More


Barbados wins major recognition with Expedia award

15 December 2018

Copping another under its belt, Barbados has been awarded by Expedia Group Media Solutions, the advertising arm of Expedia Group, the 2018 Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year in the Latin America Caribbean. Presented at the annual Expedia Group Partner Conference,... Read More


Police investigating two fires

15 December 2018

Police are investigating two fires which resulted in one house being completely destroyed and another house being extensively damaged. The first fire occurred about 4:15 p.m. yesterday, destroyed one wooden house belonging to 36-year-old Karen Natasha Harding, of... Read More


Gabby hospitalised

15 December 2018

Calypsonian and cultural ambassador Anthony “Gabby” Carter has been hospitalised. He is currently undergoing tests at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he has been admitted as a patient since Thursday. Read More


One-Day hope dashed

15 December 2018

Shai Hope struck his second successive hundred and fourth of his career but West Indies’ four-year wait for a one-day series win continued yesterday when they went down by eight wickets to Bangladesh in the decisive third One-Day International (ODI). Read More


Drugs up in smoke

15 December 2018

The police destroyed more than 1 000 pounds of illegal narcotics worth almost $5 million yesterday at the Bridgetown Port. Senior officers were at the Port overseeing the burning. Assistant superintendent Peter Gibson said the contraband was taken from adjudicated... Read More


Call to fix HR issues

15 December 2018

Having sent home hundreds of civil servants to reduce its expenditure, Government is being urged to fix several human resource management issues in the Public Service. An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) “diagnostic” of Central Government found an “over-reliance”... Read More


Port jobs

15 December 2018

Though Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey was unable to say just how many will be getting wages again, he promised the number will be noteworthy. “In our conversation with [Caribbean Consultants Limited], we made it clear and they were... Read More


A hard-sell Christmas

15 December 2018

Businessman and former head of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry Eddy Abed is forecasting a hard Christmas for many retailers. And Abed has pointed to Government’s ongoing retrenchment exercise as the cause of this season slowdown. Read More


Shooting leaves man dead

14 December 2018

Police are on the scene of a death in Downes Land, St Lawrence Main Road. The body is still lying in the road. Police public relations officer, acting station sergeant Michael Blackman, said police responded to reports of gunshots around 6:10 p.m and upon investigating,... Read More


Rogers sworn in as Independent Senator

14 December 2018

Rector of St George Parish John Rogers is Barbados’ newest Independent Senator. During a short ceremony at Government House this morning, Reverend Rogers was sworn in by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason in the presence of his wife Cheryl, daughter Safya and mother... Read More


BRA issues notice for third-party providers

14 December 2018

The Barbados Revenue Authority is urging all third-party tax information providers to acquire the new Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) of their clients and employees in order to facilitate the uploading of the relevant third-party information on or before February... Read More


BWA contract talks in progress

13 December 2018

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has started renegotiating its contract with Innotech Aquaserve Ltd for the $44 million headquarters complex. The BWA management revealed it was tied to a contract which would see the authority paying more than $171 million over... Read More


Conman preying on seniors

13 December 2018

The elderly are being warned to be on their guard against a well-dressed swindler prowling a St Michael district. Flagstaff, St Michael residents are on alert for a middle-aged man targeting mostly elderly people and tricking them into giving him money. Read More


GAIA to offer workers shares

13 December 2018

Workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA) are being offered the opportunity to become shareholders in an arrangement which will also see the airport being run by a concessionaire. Read More


Glebe Polyclinic closing early tomorrow

13 December 2018

The public is advised that the Glebe Polyclinic, The Glebe, St George, will close at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, December 14, to allow staff to attend a function. The Ministry of Health and Wellness apologises for any inconvenience the early closure may cause. Read More


Ministry of Labour to close for cleaning on December 14

13 December 2018

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Third Floor, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael, will be closed for industrial cleaning this Friday, December 14. Members of the public are therefore urged to conduct their business accordingly. Read More


COSCAP pays tribute to Sir Don

13 December 2018

Sir Don’s contribution to the local music landscape spanned over 50 years and was immeasurable and incomparable. His song writing was a benchmark of the highest standard and ensured that Barbadian calypso achieved the highest standards particularly in terms of social... Read More


Twins sacrifice for their dreams

13 December 2018

Twins Mickele and Maykele Culzac continue to go the distance despite the hand they were dealt with from birth. The 22-year-old Vincentians were a part of a triplet. Unfortunately, both their sister and mother died during childbirth, leaving them to be raised by their... Read More


South Coast fix appears closer at hand

13 December 2018

A BREATH OF fresh air should soon be coming to Worthing, Christ Church. Likewise, the days of treated effluent flowing into the sea near the now closed Worthing Beach from the Graeme Hall Swamp should also soon be a thing of the past. Read More


The public service vehicle community is upset over new uniforms provided by the Transport Authority. Do you think the new uniforms are a good idea?