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Flooding still a problem on Highway 1

Flooding still a problem on Highway 1


The torrential rain that pounded Barbados yesterday caused flooding in many areas, including the newly refurbished Highway 1 in St James. Part of the rehabilitation project was to mitigate flooding which had long plagued Holetown and its environs....

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Mottley: Covid-19 must not divide us

Mottley: Covid-19 must not divide us


In her first public appearance since taking a two-week official holiday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday attempted to bring the country together on the controversial choice of getting vaccinated in an all-out effort for Barbados to reach he...

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Thompson-Herah second-fastest of all time in women’s 100m

Thompson-Herah second-fastest of all time in women’s 100m


Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the second fastest women’s 100m of all time at the Eugene Diamond League. The Jamaican, who retained her 100m-200m title double in Tokyo, clocked a new world lead of 10.54 seconds. Only American Florence G...

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Dame Sandra nominated to be first President of Barbados

Dame Sandra nominated to be first President of Barbados


Government has nominated Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to be the first President of Barbados. This was announced today by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley during a live national address. “I met with Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason two mont...

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Wilkie parents considering protest action

Wilkie parents considering protest action


The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School has not ruled out protest action and is willing to mobilise its members to signal their dissatisfaction at the Ministry of Education come September 20 if no alternative loc...

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UPDATES: PM address to the nation August 21, 2021

UPDATES: PM address to the nation August 21, 2021


Prime Minister Mia Mottley addressed the nation on August 21, 2021 update by Government officials on COVID management in Barbados. [embed]https://youtu.be/8ee634BCeEA[/embed] We cannot escape the reality that the evidence is showing us that t...

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12 more added to COVID-19 cases

12 more added to COVID-19 cases


Twelve new COVID-19 cases, five males and seven females, were identified by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The facility conducted 1 350 tests on Friday, August 20 and there are 138 people in isolation. Barbados recorded 4 640 cas...

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Govt gets long-awaited opinion on mandatory vaccine

Govt gets long-awaited opinion on mandatory vaccine


If Government decides to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in some scenarios, it is likely to survive a constitutional challenge, according to the legal opinion it procured. In the 103-page document which was prepared by Queen’s Counsel Leslie H...

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R. Kelly aide says he paid bribe for singer to marry Aaliyah

R. Kelly aide says he paid bribe for singer to marry Aaliyah


New York - A former tour manager for United States R&B singer R. Kelly has testified that he bribed a government worker in 1994 to obtain a fake ID for then 15-year-old Aaliyah - so the singers could marry. Demetrius Smith said he paid $500 (£...

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De Peiza, Hewitt upbeat as vote begins

De Peiza, Hewitt upbeat as vote begins


With the highly anticipated elections in the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) getting under way yesterday, both presidential contenders Verla De Peiza and Reverend Guy Hewitt are optimistic about their chances of leading the party for the next year. ...