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McDowall withdraws from NUPW race

McDowall withdraws from NUPW race


Five days before the election of officers, president of the National Union of Public Workers, Akanni McDowall, is withdrawing from the race. Via an online media conference, McDowall alleged political interference in the election process, but said ...

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49 bar-hoppers positive

49 bar-hoppers positive


Just under 50 people have been identified as COVID-19-positive as part of the bar-hopping cluster, which continues to be a source of concern for health officials. Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic revealed this during a media briefing...

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No serious side effects from COVID vaccine in Barbados

No serious side effects from COVID vaccine in Barbados


Significantly less than one per cent of those who have taken the COVID-19 vaccination in Barbados have experienced adverse effects and even less still can be categorised serious effects. This is according to the most recent data released by the Ad...

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George: Deaths not linked to jabs

George: Deaths not linked to jabs


No causal link has been found between COVID-19 vaccines administered here and three deaths being investigated by the Adverse Effects Following Immunisation Committee (AEFIC). So said Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George, who told the Weekend Na...

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CJ: Check principals

CJ: Check principals


The Ministry of Education has been urged to review the long established metrics by which school principals are chosen, as the leadership of some schools is being blamed for the drop in the standard of education over the years. This admonition come...

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Farewell to supercentenarian

Farewell to supercentenarian


Supercentenarian Melville Williams was laid to rest yesterday. Barbados third oldest person, he lived to the age of 111, remaining active even after reaching 100. His funeral took place at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, St Peter where he was ...

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Acquitted man seeks damages over jail stay

Acquitted man seeks damages over jail stay


An acquitted former murder accused is asking for almost $900 000 in assorted damages after the Court of Appeal held his right to freedom was infringed at the conclusion of his trial. While the Crown has accepted that Pedro Deroy Ellis’ 18-day rema...

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Pleas for more police patrols

Pleas for more police patrols


Some residents and a business owner are calling for greater police presence in the Bayville, St Michael community. Their plea came after a shooting and robbery of Bayville Minimart on Monday night during which two people were injured. Spokesper...

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Mum still grieving for her ‘Nut Man’

Mum still grieving for her ‘Nut Man’


Coreen Selman-Harte is pleading with gunmen to think before they pull the trigger. She made the call yesterday at the corner of Pine Hill and Pine Plantation Road, St Michael, on what would have been the 39th birthday of her son, Randy “Iran” Selm...

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Abrahams: No twisting arms

Abrahams: No twisting arms


Government last night refuted suggestions that it was trying to force people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This was stressed by Acting Attorney General Wilfred Abrahams at Alexandra School in St Peter during the first in a series of town hal...