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American author Anne Rice dies

American author Anne Rice dies


Anne Rice, author of the gothic novel Interview with the Vampire, has died at the age of 80. The American writer, who sold more than 150 million books, died surrounded by her family on Saturday night. She died due to complications resulting fro...

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Pilot flies home plane for first time

Pilot flies home plane for first time


It was a special homecoming for Captain Ryan Padmore on Sunday. Not only was the Barbadian-born pilot for United Airlines able to fly a plane home, it was the first United Airlines flight to Barbados from Newark. The occasion was marked by much...

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Tourism expert Richard Williams dies

Tourism expert Richard Williams dies


Barbados has lost an outstanding figure in the tourism industry, Richard Williams. Williams’ widow Clare made the announcement in a Facebook post: “It is with much sorrow that we have to inform you that Richard, beloved husband to Clare and devote...

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Sir Charles remembered as a ‘giant of a man’

Sir Charles remembered as a ‘giant of a man’


Barbadian business magnate Sir Charles Williams was described as “a giant of a man” in tributes paid by family, friends and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley during his funeral service on Monday. At the St James Parish Church where the former busine...

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Cultural delight at Golden Square Freedom Park

Cultural delight at Golden Square Freedom Park


A cultural potpourri heralded the opening of the historic Golden Square Freedom Park on Saturday, a fitting tribute to the ancestors and National Hero, Clement Payne on the eve of a new parliamentary era. From the blessing of event done by the Cou...

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Sir Charles’ family, friends pay respects

Sir Charles’ family, friends pay respects


Family members and close friends, prominent members of the business community, polo players and company employees were among the many Barbadians who turned up at the Elliot Williams Polo Field in Waterhall, St James, yesterday to pay respects to late...

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Summary of COVID-19 deaths November 12 to 18

Summary of COVID-19 deaths November 12 to 18


Fifteen (coronavirus) COVID-19 deaths occurred in Barbados during the period Friday, November 12, to Thursday, November 18. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said today that of these, eight were males (53 per cent), whose ages ranged from 36 to ...

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Atherley: Sir Charles a nation builder

Atherley: Sir Charles a nation builder


Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley today issued a statement on the passing of Sir Charles Williams. “Sir Charles Williams was probably best known as one of our leading construction magnates; but more than a builder of structures, he h...

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PM Mottley pays tribute to Sir Charles Williams

PM Mottley pays tribute to Sir Charles Williams


Following is a statement from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on the passing of businessman Sir Charles Williams. Sir Charles died today at the age of 88. “To say that Barbados has lost an entrepreneur extraordinaire with a hand in almost every fa...

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American Women’s Club celebrates anniversary of Washington’s visit

American Women’s Club celebrates anniversary of Washington’s visit


It is now 270 years since the first President of the United States George Washington visited Barbados as a teenager and spent two weeks at the house on Bush Hill, Garrison which has since become known as George Washington House. The American Women...