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GG presents Headleys with Commonwealth Points of Light Award

GG presents Headleys with Commonwealth Points of Light Award


Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason on Thursday presented the Commonwealth Points of Light Award to Barbadian couple, Trevor and Pamela Headley. They were recognised in February by British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II for exceptional ...

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Barbadian Cherie Jones on Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist

Barbadian Cherie Jones on Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist


A Barbadian is on the shortlist for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. Barbadian Cherie Jones has been nominated for her book “How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House". The winner of the prize, an annual, international celebration of wome...

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PM’s tribute to Rawle Brancker

PM’s tribute to Rawle Brancker


The following tribute was offered by Prime Minister Mia Mottley on the passing of businessman Rawle Brancker. He died at home on Tuesday at age 83. So often when we lose a loved one we cannot help but ask: “Why?” It’s a question for which we never...

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Rawle Brancker passes away at 83

Rawle Brancker passes away at 83


Businessman Rawle Cecil Brancker passed away at home on Tuesday morning. He was 83 years old. He was best known as the face of Brancker’s on Fontabelle, the store he founded in 1974 and served as chairman for several decades. Brancker was also ...

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What people living with HIV need to know about HIV and COVID-19

What people living with HIV need to know about HIV and COVID-19


These are difficult times for all of us. UNAIDS is urging people to act with kindness, not stigma and discrimination – people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) are part of the solution and must be supported. Governments must respect the human rig...

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‘Super’ saddler’s long ride comes to an end

‘Super’ saddler’s long ride comes to an end


Former master saddler, the late Melville Williams, has had a long and storied life. The supercentenarian passed away at his Lonesome Hill, St Peter home on Wednesday at the age of 111, one year shy of Millicent Yearwood, of Fitts Village, St James...

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PM Mottley pays tribute to centenarian Melville Williams

PM Mottley pays tribute to centenarian Melville Williams


Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley issued a statement on the passing of centenarian Melville Williams. The statement follows: “Today, I am saddened to learn of the passing of a true Barbadian stalwart, Melville Uriah Williams, at the ripe age of 1...

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Living with diabetic feet

Living with diabetic feet


There are a number of less commonly discussed issues that are not as severe, but can disrupt the everyday life of diabetics. Podiatrist Amor Forde, who in acknowledging that diabetes was a major health crisis in Barbados, said each year the statis...

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Supercentenarian Williams passes

Supercentenarian Williams passes


Barbados’ oldest centenarian passed away on Wednesday night. Former master saddler Melville Williams died at his home at Lonesome Hill, St Peter. He was 111 years old. Williams lost the roof of his home during the passage of Hurricane Elsa earl...

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Lew ‘Jiggs’ Kirton is alive

Lew ‘Jiggs’ Kirton is alive


Singer and songwriter Lew 'Jiggs' Kirton is alive. His wife Maureen Kirton confirmed that contrary to reports out of the United States, where they reside, Kirton had not passed. “My husband is alive and well and alert and I’m going to see him. ...