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COVID case at Courts Distribution Centre

COVID case at Courts Distribution Centre


Management at Courts and Servitech say the work stoppage earlier today was not a form of industrial action, but rather a COVID-19 positive case. Trisha Tannis, managing director of parent company Unicomer, said they were following health and safet...

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Servitech, Courts Distribution staff off the job

Servitech, Courts Distribution staff off the job


Workers from Servitech and Courts Distribution Centre are off the job. Details are scarce, but the men and women were seen sitting on the pavement inside the gate, standing outside near the road and sitting on cardboard on the grassy area across t...

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Kooyman closed after third COVID case

Kooyman closed after third COVID case


Two employees of Kooyman Barbados tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 and the store is closed for contact tracing. In a brief statement posted on social media, management said the two were quarantined at home since last Friday awaiting th...

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Leon to take over as CDB president

Leon to take over as CDB president


Dr Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon was elected by the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to serve as the next president of the multi-lateral institution. His appointment will become effective on May 1, 2021 and he will succeed Dr Willi...

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Samsung heir jailed for bribery

Samsung heir jailed for bribery


Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country's former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for brib...

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Walmart joins companies suspending political donations

Walmart joins companies suspending political donations


NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – Walmart Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, joined other major companies in indefinitely suspending donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against President-elect Joe Biden’s election certification. The Arkansas-based company ...

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BHTA wants to know more about accommodation costs

BHTA wants to know more about accommodation costs


The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) is calling on Government to clarify the process involved in covering the hotel costs for those waiting longer than 72 hours on COVID-19 test results. On Saturday, Minister of Tourism and Internatio...

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No return to ABC shopping ‘at this time’

No return to ABC shopping ‘at this time’


Barbados will not be returning to the alphabet system for shopping and banking. That was one of the decisions coming out of Saturday’s meeting of the Cabinet COVID-19 sub-committee. Prime Minister Mia Mottley mooted the idea during Friday’s COVID-...

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BHTA supports enforcement of COVID protocols

BHTA supports enforcement of COVID protocols


The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) stands behind Government’s efforts to keep the country safe in the enforcement of the COVID-19 management protocols. In a statement by chairman Geoffrey Roach on Thursday, he said membership suppor...

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Two expelled from Hilton Barbados

Two expelled from Hilton Barbados


Police and the Covid-19 Monitoring Unit were called in to expel two people who were not following the protocols at Hilton Barbados. A source at the luxury hotel said the recently signed in guests refused to stay in their rooms and were in breach o...