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Call for vaccine inquiry

Call for vaccine inquiry


Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley wants Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to start an official inquiry into what he’s calling “Vaccinegate”. In a statement yesterday, Atherley said Wednesday’s comments from acting Prime Minister Santia Bradsh...

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Ministry asks Muslims to close mosques

Ministry asks Muslims to close mosques


The Ministry of Health yesterday asked the Muslim community to stop all services at mosques and informal gatherings at houses temporarily after it was determined that some members had contracted COVID-19. Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George sa...

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Tannis replaces Clarke as BPSA chairman

Tannis replaces Clarke as BPSA chairman


Business executive Trisha Tannis is the new chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA). She replaced Ed Clarke, who did not seek re-election to the position, and she is the first female to hold the position. As chairman, Tannis ...

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Bid to have Appeal Court judge recused

Bid to have Appeal Court judge recused


Attorneys for lawyer Philip Nicholls launched a bid yesterday to get one of the Appeal Court judges recused from the panel. In addition, Queen’s Counsel Sir Elliott Mottley, who is representing Nicholls in association with attorneys Laura Read and...

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Mia: Diaspora can help us fight virus

Mia: Diaspora can help us fight virus


Barbados is appealing to its diaspora to join the battle at home against the deadly COVID-19 virus, which has so far taken 63 lives. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley told medical, nursing and other health care professionals assembled by the Barbado...

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Angry patients assault QEH staff

Angry patients assault QEH staff


In just the last week, more than three medical practitioners at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) have been physically assaulted. One nurse was punched in the chest by an angry patient, a doctor was hit in the face, and a nursing practitioner ass...

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DLP wants more info about vaccine deal

DLP wants more info about vaccine deal


President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla De Peiza said government had to explain further its involvement in a deal with a regional company to procure vaccines for the country. De Peiza said the explanation by Acting Prime Minister San...

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161 new virus cases, 896 people in isolation

161 new virus cases, 896 people in isolation


A total of 161 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recorded by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The facility conducted 2 205 tests on Wednesday, September 22. The new cases comprise 67 males and 94 females. Forty-three of th...

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Bajans urged to plan for retirement

Bajans urged to plan for retirement


AS THE COUNTRY grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases, Barbadians are being urged not to put retirement savings on the back burner. Stephen Robinson, Sagicor Life (Barbados) Inc.’s vice president responsible for pensions, says too many people wer...

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Call to ‘ramp up’ vaccination drive

Call to ‘ramp up’ vaccination drive


Co-cordinator of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, Major David Clarke says the recently introduced mobile vaccination units are paying dividends with the results trending towards Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s target of 50 000 jabs in th...