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    September 19

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Kiosks at airport operational under pilot project

19 September 2018

The 16 kiosks at the Grantley Adams International Airport are operational, and travellers have been encouraged to use them. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, called on travellers to use the kiosks on arriving in Barbados, in an effort to fast track the process... Read More

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Carolinas deluged by floods as Florence moves on

19 September 2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. − Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence’s historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home. Read More

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Lashley raps delays

18 September 2018

Two years after four youngsters were charged in connection with the high-profile murder of a taxi driver outside Lucky Horseshoe in Warrens, St Michael, police have yet to produce a file for the court. In addition, one of the accused has been waiting more than three... Read More

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Banks keen on digital

18 September 2018

The banking sector says it is open to the use of digital payment systems. However, before adopting any systems like Bitt’s mMoney, it wants legislation put in place to regulate that movement. “We are exploring digital payment alternatives as commercial banks and... Read More

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Six injured in accident

18 September 2018

Six people were hurt in a serious accident at Sargeant's Village, Christ Church earlier tonight, when a route taxi and a car collided. Four of the injured were traveling in the public service vehicle while the other two were in the car. Read More

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‘Hardened criminals to blame’

18 September 2018

Some “hardened criminals” in Barbados are recruiting young people to commit serious crimes, charged Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde. The St Thomas Member of Parliament said the fact that Barbados’ laws dictated that people under 18... Read More

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Gittens going for gold

18 September 2018

Among the many lessons Kimberley Gittens learnt at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, she says mental preparation was most crucial to her securing the bronze medal. Read More

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Logie backs WI Women to rebound

18 September 2018

Assistant coach Gus Logie is backing West Indies Women to put Sunday’s opening loss to South Africa behind them and come out swinging in Wednesday’s crucial second One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series. The hosts produced a limp performance with the... Read More

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Police investigating death

18 September 2018

Lawmen are at the scene of an unnatural death of a man at 5th Avenue Rowans Park North, St George. Police are reporting that a man is dead while a woman has been rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Read More

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NCSA closing early

18 September 2018

The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, to allow staff to attend a funeral service. The office will reopen at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, September 21. Read More

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NHC to open late on Friday

18 September 2018

The public is advised that the National Housing Corporation (NHC), at The Garden, Country Road, St Michael, will open at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21, to allow staff members to attend the funeral service for a colleague. Read More

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Closure of St Matthias Magistrates’ Court

18 September 2018

Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, has advised that the St Matthias Magistrates’ Court Complex will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, and Thursday, September 20. Read More

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Mrs Maisel, Game of Thrones win on night of Emmy upsets

18 September 2018

LOS ANGELES − Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Monday on a night of upsets for the highest honours in television and a triumph for streaming services. Dystopian female show The Handmaid’s Tale and FX’s surreal... Read More

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Over one billion dollars in compensation for Petrotrin workers

18 September 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday said the compensation package for workers being laid off by the closure of the oil refinery of the state-owned company, Petrotrin could be more than one billion dollars. Read More

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Murder accused remanded

18 September 2018

The two men charged in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Zico Bowen were remanded to HMP Dodds earlier by Magistrate Wanda Blair. Dewayne Carlo Griffith, 40, and Shaquan Shawdon Ramario Mascoll, 20, both of Stroud Bay, Crab Hill, St Lucy, were not required... Read More

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Island to move to digital payment network

18 September 2018

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has just revealed plans for Barbados to delve into a national digital payment network. Mottley made the announcement of plans for a Barbados mMoney Pilot this morning at Bitt Central Bank Meets Blockchain: From The Ground Up event... Read More

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Tourism Week to give industry workers training opportunties

18 September 2018

Barbados will celebrate Tourism Week from Sunday, September 23, to Saturday, September 29. Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Marsha Alleyne, made the announcement during a brief launch held last Wednesday at the... Read More

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Branford Taitt Polyclinic closing early on Thursday

18 September 2018

The public is advised that the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock Main Road, St Michael, will close at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, to allow staff to attend the funeral service for a colleague. Read More

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Immigration push ‘a must’

17 September 2018

Barbados needs to speed up its immigration process for non-nationals who could hold the key to the country’s economic future, says Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson. And in view of the country’s stagnating population size and ever-declining birth rate, he said... Read More

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Arawak village soon

17 September 2018

Descendants of Barbados’ earliest known inhabitants are set to reintroduce an Arawak presence on the island. The symbolic breaking of soil for construction of “Arawak Village” at Codrington College, St John, on Monday, marked the first major step towards bringing... Read More

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‘Rap women too’

17 September 2018

If you whip the men, you have to whip the women. This is the position of social activist and founder of Men Against Naughty Dead Beat Mums Barbados, Kammie Holder, who is yet again calling for equity in dealing with parents who renege on their responsibility in supporting... Read More

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