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BUT concerns: Union says return to face-to-face classes no time soon

BUT concerns: Union says return to face-to-face classes no time soon


The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) does not foresee the return of face-to-face classes anytime soon. Yesterday general secretary of the union Herbert Gittens told the DAILY NATION that the spike in COVID-19 positive cases and deaths was too worr...

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Manslayer gets eight years

Manslayer gets eight years


The then 16-year-old who responded to advances of a 39-year-old homosexual by striking him with a brick and hitting him with a stick was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter when he returned to the No. 2 Supreme Court yesterday. How...

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‘Wait inside’ for unit pickup

‘Wait inside’ for unit pickup


With COVID-19 cases on the increase, head of the COVID-19 Monitoring Unit Ronald Chapman is pleading with those waiting to be picked up by the Ministry of Health to stay indoors. He is also urging householders not to neglect social distancing, han...

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Isolation strain: Families turning up unannounced

Isolation strain: Families turning up unannounced


With an already high number of COVID-19-positive children at isolation facilities, health officials now have another problem on their hands. Children who have not tested positive for the virus have also been turning up at the centres with their re...

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188 new virus cases, 1 062 people in isolation

188 new virus cases, 1 062 people in isolation


The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has identified 188 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, comprising 91 males and 97 females. A total 1 746 tests were conducted on Sunday, September 26. Of these new cases, 53 are in the 18 and under age ca...

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Restaurants pressing on

Restaurants pressing on


As a result of changes in curfew times, things are becoming difficult for some restaurants, but owners say they are persevering. The curfew has fluctuated over recent weeks as the number of COVID-19 positive cases increased. It was 11 p.m. at one ...

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Helpers were due ‘only one pension’

Helpers were due ‘only one pension’


The former National Assistance Board (NAB) home help workers who protested about not being paid one of their two pensions, were only legally allowed to be paid one from the Government. However, although Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Aff...

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$41.7M bill: That’s the cost of overseas missions for 2021-2022

$41.7M bill: That’s the cost of overseas missions for 2021-2022


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is footing a BDS$41.7 million bill for its overseas missions for the financial year 2021-2022. That amount covers goods and services ($17.7 million) and the rest ($24 million) is for salaries, Nati...

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175 new virus cases, 1 037 people in isolation

175 new virus cases, 1 037 people in isolation


Eighty-six females and 89 males are the latest COVID-19 cases. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 2 085 tests on Saturday, September 25.  Of the 175 new cases, 43 people are under the age of 18, and 132 are 18 years and older. ...

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Deaths related to COVID-19 reach 68

Deaths related to COVID-19 reach 68


Two more people in Barbados have died from coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the number of deaths to 68. A 50-year-old female passed away last night on arrival at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. She had comorbidities and was unvaccinated. ...