Topical

Condividi

$50m injection to sustain NIS unemployment fund

$50m injection to sustain NIS unemployment fund


The House of Assembly has approved a $50 million injection of funding to ensure unemployed Barbadians continue to receive benefits from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). This is the first part of an overall $143 million recapitalization plan fo...

Condividi

Barbados receives IMF boost

Barbados receives IMF boost


Barbados has received about $261.6 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as that institution further helps member countries battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment Marsha Caddle said t...

Condividi

Barbados receives third batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

Barbados receives third batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines


Barbados has been praised for its handling of COVID-19 vaccinations so far. PAHO/WHO representative Dr Yitades Gebre said today Barbados was one of the more positive stories in the Caribbean. “Approximately 351 million people have completed the...

Condividi

QEH gets two new ambulances

QEH gets two new ambulances


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) ambulance service is expected to be more efficient now that they have two additional vehicles. Ambulance officer Wendy Cadogan made that point on Tuesday during a handing-over and blessing ceremony at the Emerg...

Condividi

26 new COVID cases on Monday

26 new COVID cases on Monday


The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 26 new COVID-19 cases, 14 males and 12 females, from 1 300 tests conducted on Monday, August 23. There are 166 people in isolation. Confirmed cases of the virus reached 4 694 (2 291 female...

Condividi

Push for 6-day athletic action

Push for 6-day athletic action


Some of Barbados’ most promising athletes could soon get a first taste of action competing for their schools in more than a year, once permission is granted for the Inter Secondary School Field Events Championship. The Charles Walcott Foundation i...

Condividi

Pfizer first to get FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer first to get FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine


Pfizer’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine has received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the first jab to be licensed in the nation. The vaccine had initially been given emergency use authorisation. Its two jabs, three weeks ...

Condividi

ABC too hard for Du Badd

ABC too hard for Du Badd


A Badd Connection (ABC) restored their dominance in local hockey with a stunning 3-1 penalty-shoot win over Du Badd in the men’s final of the Barbados Hockey Festival on Sunday at the Wildey astroturf. Du Badd looked on course to capturing the tit...

Condividi

Gun, ammo bring $15 000 in fines

Gun, ammo bring $15 000 in fines


Some young people seem to think there is “treasure” in having an illegal firearm. So said Justice Randall Worrell as he ordered Ramon Jamal Payne to pay a total of $15 000 in fines in six months when he reappeared in the No. 2 Supreme Court. Pa...

Condividi

Pfizer gets the pick

Pfizer gets the pick


Barbadians are lining up to take the Pfizer vaccine, saying it is the best option for travelling and for health. At Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church, yesterday, Brent Lynch said Pfizer was the best choice for him after some initia...