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113 SSA staff members appointed

16 December 2017

The appointments of 113 workers at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) have been approved. These appointments were approved by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, who has overall responsibility for that agency, following recommendations made... Read More

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Court of Appeal orders retrial for Soca star Machel Montano

16 December 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Prominent entertainers Machel Montano and Kernel Roberts were granted TT$50 000 bail each after the Court of Appeal Friday ordered a retrial in their case dating back to 2007. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal by Soca star Montano and Roberts,... Read More

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Garbage collection issues being addressed

16 December 2017

As Christmas preparations move into high gear, residents across Barbados are being assured that issues related to waste disposal are being addressed. This assurance has come from Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, who in a recent interview with... Read More

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Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

16 December 2017

UNITED NATIONS − US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. Tillerson’s remarks were a retreat from... Read More

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Ministry: Beach water safe

16 December 2017

The Ministry of Health is reassuring members of the public that Barbados’ beach water is safe. In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry said that in response to queries about the safety of near shore water for recreational purposes, it could advise, in conjunction... Read More

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Subway: Review duties

16 December 2017

Another food franchise is calling on Government to review its import duties. Speaking to the SATURDAY SUN via telephone from her Trinidad office, Sonia Watkins, operations director of Subway Barbados, said that the high import duties, particularly on their protein... Read More

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Unhappy with appointment

16 December 2017

While Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler sees nothing sinister in appointing the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to the National Insurance Board, Opposition Member of Parliament Kerrie Symmonds sees it as an attempt to increase the... Read More

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Still on hold

16 December 2017

Six years after an incident involving the Barbados Light & Power and Flow Barbados, two sisters are accusing the companies of only caring about their bottom line. Debra Collymore and Sandra Parris were both employed at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on President Kennedy... Read More

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UWI new queens

16 December 2017

The University of the West Indies Blackbirds are the new queens of local football. The Blackbirds confirmed their regal status when the Barbados Football Association’s Football’s Women’s League closed on Thursday night at Friendship. Ironically, the Blackbirds... Read More

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Icons in wax

16 December 2017

Three musical icons with more than 100 combined years as ambassadors of Barbados’ calypso and soca music are set to be honoured in a big way. Come next year, seven-time Road March king MacDonald The Mighty Grynner Blenman, ten-time Pic-O-De-Crop Monarch and Cultural... Read More

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Accused ‘was looking for food’

16 December 2017

Wrong move! Those were the words Magistrate Douglas Frederick used to describe the actions of Darell Ramon Foster. The 24-year-old unemployed man, of 1st Avenue, Fairfield Road, Black Rock, St Michael, admitted entering the dwelling house of Fiona Husbands as a trespasser... Read More

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Warrican’s spin hurts Red Force

16 December 2017

TAROUBA – A brilliant spell of left-arm spin bowling from Jomel Warrican topped a defiant half-century from Denesh Ramdin to give Barbados Pride the upper hand over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday. Warrican grabbed 6 for 52... Read More

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After you, Sir

16 December 2017

Sir Courtney Blackman was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados in 1972, becoming the world’s youngest Central Bank Governor at age 39. He endured much criticism for his role in the building of the elaborate Central Bank complex (now the Tom Adams Financial... Read More

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RSS seizes close to $20m

16 December 2017

The Regional Security System (RSS) has been making a big dent in the pockets of criminals. Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force Colonel Glyne Grannum yesterday revealed that through the RSS’s Asset Recovery Unit (ARU), close to $20 million had been seized... Read More

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Moseley still in running

16 December 2017

Russell Moseley’s Davis Cup days may not be over after all. It looks like the long-time local no.1 is still in consideration for national duty after being including in a high-class eight-man field for this weekend’s start to the Barbados Invitational Top 8 Tennis... Read More

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Equestrians on a high

16 December 2017

The Barbados Equestrian Association (BEA) closed a successful year with prize-giving at Coconut Court Hotel last Tuesday. The equestrians celebrated those who had reaped rewards at this year’s National Super Leagues regionally and internationally. New Barbados... Read More

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Trotman wins Linton Tonk

16 December 2017

Hometown player Sydney “Sinbad” Trotman is the second winner of the annual George Linton Memorial 13-Card Tonk Competition. Trotman emerged champion by winning the decisive six in the final at the Goalkeeper’s Bar, Licorish Village, St Michael, against Anderson “Bandy”... Read More

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Pacer secures win with a six

16 December 2017

A massive six by Barbados Under-19 fast bowler Raniel Smith off the last ball from part-time bowler Jafari Toppin gave Christ Church Dolphins a thrilling three-wicket victory over St Philip Sharks in the University of the West Indies/Barbados Cricket Association Inter... Read More

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SSA carrying out mass collections next week

15 December 2017

The public has been notified that the Sanitation Service Authority will be executing mass collections in some parishes next week. The schedule is as follows: St Josephon Monday December 18 between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. St John, St Philip and Christ Church on Monday,... Read More

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Teen collapses and dies in Chefette

15 December 2017

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 15-year-old St Michael boy. It occurred after 3 p.m. today at Chefette Marhill Street in The City. Police public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said the teen entered the restaurant... Read More

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Injuries force changes to Windies ODI and T20 squads

15 December 2017

ST JOHN’S – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies announced changes to the Windies squads for the three-match One-Day International series and the three-match T20 International series on the tour of New Zealand. These changes are due to injuries and unavailability.... Read More

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