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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. ...

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Delta ‘fastest and fittest’ of COVID variants

Delta ‘fastest and fittest’ of COVID variants


The Delta variant of COVID-19 will definitely accelerate the pandemic. This is the view of Yale Medicine epidemiologist Dr F. Perry Wilson, who said the uniqueness of this strain of the virus is how quickly it is spreading. The first Delta case...

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Sir Richard Branson reaches the edge of space

Sir Richard Branson reaches the edge of space


London – Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has successfully reached the edge of space on board his Virgin Galactic rocket plane. The United Kingdom entrepreneur flew high above New Mexico in the United States in the vehicle that his company has been...

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Harrison’s Cave reopens

Harrison’s Cave reopens


Barbados’ premier attraction Harrison’s Cave drew scores of visitors when it reopened today after a 16-month closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A steady flow of people of all ages, some who had booked online and others who just tu...

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BETTER HEALTH: Active Ageing

BETTER HEALTH: Active Ageing


By the year 2025, Barbados is expected to have over 50 000 citizens 65 years or older. And while policymakers and health experts will comment on the impact of this on the social and health care systems, their prescription rarely includes popularis...

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Ronaldo tops Instagram ‘rich list’

Ronaldo tops Instagram ‘rich list’


Cristiano Ronaldo topped Instagram's rich list as the celebrity thought to be able to charge more than anyone else for a sponsored post. The Juventus forward can charge advertisers $1.6m (£1.2m) per post on his account, according to social media m...