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Rojoe passes away

Rojoe passes away


Barbadian designer Roland “Rojoe” Bascombe passed away on Tuesday. His brother David Davis made the announcement on his Facebook page where hundreds of people shared messages of condolence and comfort. Bascombe was 54 years old. More to come...

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Get screened for diabetes

Get screened for diabetes


Type 2 diabetes is a silent epidemic in Barbados, and if the current trend is not reversed soon, one in every four adults could be diagnosed with diabetes by the year 2035. This is the view of Dr Laura Lovell, expressed in an article for Better He...

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Self-care in uncertain times

Self-care in uncertain times


Barbadians need to pay more attention to their mental health now more than ever. Health experts are currently discussing approaches to manage a nation beset by back-to-back external incidents which have seriously and negatively impacted on its peo...

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Ash in the lungs

Ash in the lungs


Officials have been cautioning us about inhaling the dust, but people with respiratory challenges will need to be even more careful as the volcanic ash continues to fall. Even as it cannot be predicted when the eruptions of La Soufrière will end, ...

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Amazon gets extra rebates for filming in New Zealand

Amazon gets extra rebates for filming in New Zealand


New Zealand said on Friday it has agreed to give Amazon (AMZN.O) extra rebates on its expenses for the filming of "The Lord of the Rings" TV series in the country, hoping to reap multi-year economic and tourism benefits. Amazon will get an extra f...

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Road closed for frogs

Road closed for frogs


A busy road in the Estonian capital Tallinn has been closed for April nights to keep thousands of frogs and toads travelling to their breeding grounds safe from cars. Volunteers usually help carry frogs and toads over roads in the spring and say t...

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Spain’s “Fresh Air” classes popular among children

Spain’s “Fresh Air” classes popular among children


LOS NIETOS, Spain – Does having school at the beach sound like a dream? After a year of remote learning and socially distanced classrooms, one school in the Spanish region of Murcia is doing just that, trying to combine clear air and a new way of tea...

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Weinstein indicted in California

Weinstein indicted in California


Harvey Weinstein was indicted in California on sexual assault charges, one of his lawyers said on Monday, as the former Hollywood movie producer appeared in a New York court proceeding over whether to extradite him. The 69-year-old Weinstein wore ...

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DMX dies in New York hospital

DMX dies in New York hospital


NEW YORK – American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, People magazine said, after suffering a heart attack during what media reports said was a drug overdose. He was 50 years old. The chart-t...

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St Vincent residents: 1979 was different

St Vincent residents: 1979 was different


Kingstown – Residents shared their experiences of the 1979 eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent earlier this week, prior to the evacuation order given by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves yesterday and the explosive eruption this mornin...