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Actor Ray Liotta dies

Actor Ray Liotta dies


Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic at the age of 67. The US star had been on location filming the movie Dangerous Waters, his publicist Jennifer Allen said. He was best known for playing mobster Henry Hi...

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Reifer and Greaves lift Pride

Reifer and Greaves lift Pride


Port Of Spain  – All-rounders Raymon Reifer and Justin Greaves hit half-centuries to put Barbados Pride in a strong position yesterday to push for a three-day victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their fourth-round West Indies Four-Day Champ...

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Inniss ‘never forgot his roots’

Inniss ‘never forgot his roots’


From humble beginnings in the working class district of St Barnabas, St Michael, the late Justice LeRoy Inniss rose to lofty positions in Barbados but never forgot nor forsook his roots. This aspect of the character of the retired High Court judge...

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Transplant expert giving back through QEH

Transplant expert giving back through QEH


World-renowned Barbadian transplant specialist Dr Velma Scantlebury-White is looking to give back to her homeland. Though officially retired, she has been in talks with officials at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) about utilising her invaluable...

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US appeals to China as overdose cases increase

US appeals to China as overdose cases increase


Washington - Beijing must "do more" to stop the export of chemicals to make fentanyl, the United States drug law enforcement agency has said. The plea from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) comes as US deaths from drug overdoses exceeded 100 000 f...

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Concern over falling immunisation rate in Grenada

Concern over falling immunisation rate in Grenada


St George’s – The Grenada government Tuesday expressed concern that the percentage of children receiving childhood vaccines has fallen significantly and is urging parents to help rectify the situation. “I have learned from the Ministry of Health t...

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Too Much Screen Time?

Too Much Screen Time?


With the wide range of technological devices across the globe, many adults and children spend long hours consuming online content. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic increased these hours through increased work from home requirements, online scho...

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‘Alarming’ decline in vaccination rates

‘Alarming’ decline in vaccination rates


The decline in vaccination rates has been described as alarming and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have been called on to strengthen and re-establish necessary programmes. According to data from the Pan American Health Organisation...

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US House passes Crown Act which would end hair discrimination

US House passes Crown Act which would end hair discrimination


Washington - A ban on race-based hair discrimination in the United States is a step closer after a vote in Congress. The House of Representatives passed the legislation which seeks to end discrimination against natural hair at work and school. ...

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OAS award for Dame Maizie Barker-Welch

OAS award for Dame Maizie Barker-Welch


Veteran Barbadian women’s advocate Dame Maizie Barker-Welch has been honoured by the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the InterAmerican Commission of Women (CIM) for her lasting contribution to the CIM. Dame Maizie now age 94, was the pri...