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Cocaine did not come from Guyana, says CANU

Cocaine did not come from Guyana, says CANU


GEORGETOWN – The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has sought to distance Guyana from the discovery of approximately 1 100 pounds of cocaine discovered in Rotterdam last week in a shipping container with El Dorado Rum from the Caribbean country. ...

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AG: Not a must to take oath

AG: Not a must to take oath


Five Members of Parliament were noticeably absent when members of the House of Assembly and the Senate took the oath of allegiance to Barbados during the National Awards ceremony at Golden Square Freedom Park on Tuesday. However, Attorney General ...

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Gems ready to play after Covid-19 scare

Gems ready to play after Covid-19 scare


in Scotland GLASGOW – Final preparations for the first netball Test between World No. 13 Barbados and World No. 8 Scotland Thistles, starting at 2:30 p.m. (East Caribbean Time) today at the Emirates Arena, were disrupted after a COVID-19 scare ove...

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McDowall ‘won’t be reinstated’

McDowall ‘won’t be reinstated’


Former president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall’s attempt to be reinstated was dismissed yesterday after he was a no-show at a special general meeting. NUPW acting general secretary Richard Greene gave that update y...

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Esso staff upset over closure of Paynes Bay station

Esso staff upset over closure of Paynes Bay station


Employees at Esso Service Station, at Paynes Bay, St James say they were left in shock when management informed them on Independence Day that they were ceasing operations at the station. “They gave us no prior notice,” a staff member said, adding ...

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Body found at Gall Hill, St John

Body found at Gall Hill, St John


Police in the Southern Division are at the scene of a residence located at Gall Hill Terrace, St John, where the body of an elderly female was discovered lying in the yard. Neighbours reportedly picked up a smell and called police around 12:15 p.m...

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Health Ministry urges caution as it tracks Omicron variant

Health Ministry urges caution as it tracks Omicron variant


The Ministry of Health and Wellness says it has been tracking the new coronavirus variant Omicron, and urges Barbadians to take every precaution. In a statement released on Wednesday, the ministry said information was now emerging about this new s...

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113 new COVID cases from 777 tests

113 new COVID cases from 777 tests


The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 113 positive COVID-19 cases – 54 males and 59 females – on Tuesday, November 30 from 777 tests. The new cases comprised 22 people under the age of 18, and 91 who were 18 years and older. A...

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Three more COVID deaths

Three more COVID deaths


A 22-year-old unvaccinated man was among the most recent people to die from COVID-19, all at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. He died today, Wednesday, December 1. Two other deaths, both women, were recorded on Tuesday, November 30 – a ...

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Second prison officer killed in four days in Trinidad

Second prison officer killed in four days in Trinidad


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Police were investigating the murder of  Nigel Jones, the second prison officer to be gunned down here within four days as the murder toll climbed to 412 so far this year. Police said that Jones, who was last assigned to ...