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Small craft advisory in effect

Small craft advisory in effect


A small craft advisory is in effect for Barbados for above normal swell heights until 6 p.m. Saturday, October 23. A small-craft advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and/or sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) and/or...

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Jens Thraenhart appointed CEO at BTMI

Jens Thraenhart appointed CEO at BTMI


The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has a new Chief Executive Officer. He is Jens Thraenhart, a tourism veteran of 26 years, who “emerged as the top candidate from an initial pool of 178 candidates of qualified professionals from around the...

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Barbados rolling out booster for select groups

Barbados rolling out booster for select groups


People who received the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are now being offered a booster in Barbados. The boosters were officially rolled out yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their frontline workers, but co-coordinator of the Natio...

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Woman charged with cruelty to a child

Woman charged with cruelty to a child


A woman is scheduled to appear in court today charged with cruelty to a child. Shanice Reece is expected to appear at the District A Magistrates Court this afternoon in connection with a video which made the rounds on social media last week. Th...

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Atherley highlights the plight of working class women

Atherley highlights the plight of working class women


Leader of the Opposition, Bishop Joseph Atherley said he hoped the election of Dame Sandra Mason as the first President of Barbados will lead to a greater focus on the plight of less fortunate women. Atherley made this observation following the el...

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PM says election of first President is a ‘springboard to unity’

PM says election of first President is a ‘springboard to unity’


Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she hoped the election of Dame Sandra Mason as the first President of Barbados will lead to greater unity of purpose in the fight against several external threats that could impact on the way of life in the island...

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Bookings ‘high’

Bookings ‘high’


Government is pouring cold water on the notion that there have been mass cancellations heading into the winter tourism season. In fact, Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins said based on reports she has received, bookings have placed the major...

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381 new virus cases

381 new virus cases


The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 381 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 170 males and 211 females, on Tuesday, October 19.  The facility conducted 2 331 tests. The new positive cases comprise 79 people who are under ...

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Deaths related to COVID-19 at 124

Deaths related to COVID-19 at 124


Two men have lost their battle with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), pushing the death toll to 124. They are a 29-year-old Guyanese, who died on Tuesday, October 19, and a 64-year-old Barbadian, who passed away today, Wednesday, October 20. Both m...

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Booster shots for healthcare workers

Booster shots for healthcare workers


Healthcare workers at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be among the first to receive COVID-19 booster shots. A memo indicated that staff who received their second dose of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine about six months ago were now eligible for...