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Endurance joins fleet

21 July 2018

The Barbados Coast Guard has added a new patrol craft named Endurance to its fleet, with Prime Minister Mia Mottley conducting the naming ceremony on Friday. Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), Colonel Glyne Grannum, said the 958 Series patrol craft... Read More

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March not just for LGBTQs

21 July 2018

Saturday’s Pride Barbados parade is not just for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community. In fact director of Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-sexuals against Discrimination (BGLAAD), Donnya Piggott, has extended an invitation to other marginalised... Read More

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Waiting game at the Manor

21 July 2018

There have been mixed feelings over the move of the Supreme Court and the Registration Department (also called the Registry) to the Manor Lodge Complex, Green Hill, St Michael. The Registry is into its second week of operations; however, the courts officially reopened... Read More

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Drone ban may be lifted

21 July 2018

Drone users may finally have some good news. That’s because the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government is ready to turn its eye to lifting the drone ban that was first implemented in 2016. Following the launch of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA)... Read More

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No King, Breedy for CAC Games

21 July 2018

Tennis and boxing will be without its best medal hopes at this year’s Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia. This country’s N0.1 Darian King, 26, who represented Barbados at the Rio Olympics in 2016, and played in the opening round of last year’s... Read More

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Good showing in first half of semis

20 July 2018

The first half of the Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals has concluded with 18 calypsonians doing their first song for the judges. It was a competitive near two and a half hours, with stand-out performances by AC doing De Post Mortem, Billboard with Sex... Read More

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Govt, PSV operators hold first meeting

20 July 2018

Government and public service (PSV) operators have just concluded their first set of meetings to discuss a way forward for the sector. For a few hours this afternoon, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Minister of Transport Works and Maintenance Dr William Duguid and members... Read More

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Push to boost maritime reputation

20 July 2018

There’s a push by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy to ensure that Barbados’ reputation with relation to maritime issues is not damaged on the international market. Speaking to the media this morning Minister Kirk Humphrey revealed that following... Read More

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Hoyte and CBC part ways

20 July 2018

Doug Hoyte spent his last day with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation today. The general manager is another casualty of the change in government following the May 24 General Elections. Earlier today he did a walkabout at the island’s lone television station... Read More

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Mount Gay to host charity event

20 July 2018

Mount Gay Distilleries is continuing to fulfil its commitment of “giving forward” to the community with the hosting of a charity fund raising event in aid of the Substance Abuse Foundation. Scheduled for Saturday, August 11, at the company’s headquarters on Spring... Read More

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Catholics backing festival with My Body campaign

20 July 2018

As the Crop Over Festival intensifies, the Roman Catholic Church of Barbados is asking revellers not to go over overboard with their feteing. This comes in connection with the launch of the My Body; Temple of the Holy Spirit; I Celebrate campaign which was came off... Read More

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Airport marks 80 years of operation

20 July 2018

The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) kicked off celebrations for its 80th year of operations earlier this morning. With Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds and director of civil aviation Kingsley Nelson in attendance, GAIA chief... Read More

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Windrush compensation scheme launched after meeting with Home Secretary

20 July 2018

On Wednesday, the UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, met with CARICOM High Commissioners to provide an update on Windrush matters, including the compensation scheme that was launched in Parliament by him the following day through a ministerial statement. Read More

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Work progressing on hope agricultural training institute

20 July 2018

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the People’s Republic of China are pleased with the progress of the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at Hope Plantation, St Lucy. Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng... Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Holders of bonds deserve clarity

20 July 2018

For much of 2015, throughout 2016 and even last year, Barbadians at home and those living abroad were encouraged by the state via the Central Bank to invest in Government Savings Bonds. Saving Bonds had been on offer for 35 years and there was never any negative... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean takes top award

20 July 2018

Less than two months after releasing enhancements to its mobile app and online banking platforms, CIBC FirstCaribbean has been named the Most Innovative Bank in the region at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards presented by UK-based World Finance Magazine.... Read More

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Church speaks out against violence

20 July 2018

In light of the recent spate of violence affecting Barbados, John Goddard, Chairman, Anglican Commission on Advocacy and Social Justice has spoken out on behalf of the institution. Below is the statement in full. Read More

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Barbados, UK relationship remains strong

20 July 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr Jerome Walcott, has indicated that the relationship between Barbados and the United Kingdom (UK) remains strong. He made this assertion recently during a courtesy call with British High Commissioner to Barbados... Read More

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E. Humphrey Walcott building closed temporarily

19 July 2018

The E. Humphrey Walcott Building, corner Culloden Road and Collymore Rock, St. Michael, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 20 due to an environmental problem. Departments housed in the building, namely the Personnel Administration Division, the Ministry of the... Read More

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New chair of QEH board

19 July 2018

JULIETTE BYNOE-SUTHERLAND is the new chairman of the board of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Bynoe-Sutherland is a former director of the Barbados Family Planning Association. Read More

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Guyana’s rice exports increase for first six months of 2018

19 July 2018

GEORGETOWN – As the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) wraps up its 2018 first crop results from January to June, export volume has increased by 87 000 tonnes compared to the same period last year. “When we look at the figures compared to the first half of 2017,... Read More

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