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Munro-Knight calls for end to Cuba embargo

Munro-Knight calls for end to Cuba embargo


There is no rationale for the continued embargo of Cuba, says Minister with responsibility for Culture, Dr Shantal Munro-Knight. She made the observation during her address at the Cubana Monument in Paynes Bay, St James, at the annual ceremony to ...

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Waterlogged fields could lead to shortages

Waterlogged fields could lead to shortages


Persistent rainfall over the past few months has now resulted in a shortage of some locally produced fruits and vegetables and consumers could see price increases. The warning came yesterday from chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultura...

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Re-sentenced killer seeking to appeal

Re-sentenced killer seeking to appeal


The attorney for re-sentenced killer Winston Alexander is contending that he did not have access to an attorney at the time he was filing his appeal. As a result, said attorney Stephen Lashley, the Court of Appeal should grant Alexander leave to f...

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Ministry of Education apologies

Ministry of Education apologies


The Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) has apologised for its role in allowing first form students at five secondary schools to fill out a survey which was said to contain inappropriate and invasive questions. In a...

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BUT: IDB’s apology “will not suffice”

BUT: IDB’s apology “will not suffice”


The Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) apology for its controversial survey administered to schoolchildren will not be enough to satisfy the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT). President of the BUT Rudy Lovell said that it's not for the IDB to ...

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Inniss loses appeal of bribe laundering conviction

Inniss loses appeal of bribe laundering conviction


Ex-Government Minister Donville Inniss has lost an appeal to overturn a U.S. conviction for laundering bribes connected to insurance contracts through a New York business. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday rejected argu...

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Nation article refused as evidence

Nation article refused as evidence


Intervenor Tricia Watson has failed in an effort to have a NATION newspaper article accepted as evidence in the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) electricity rate hearing. On day 11 of the proceedings of the Accra Beach Hotel on Wednesday, the attorne...

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Thief to pay $10 000 in compensation

Thief to pay $10 000 in compensation


In a case described as one where there was no honour among thieves, Chad Kemar Kadeem Bourne was ordered to compensate a homeowner when he was sentenced by the No. 4 Supreme Court. Bourne, 26, of Parish Land, Christ Church, had pleaded guilty, dur...

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No damage reported from tropical wave

No damage reported from tropical wave


The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) received only one report of damage caused by the passage of the tropical wave overnight. The DEM said at Holders Hill, St James an elderly couple reported that the roof to their house was leaking as a r...

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Hanging death at Black Rock

Hanging death at Black Rock


Police are carrying out investigations into the unnatural death of a female at Fairfield Main Road, Black Rock, St Michael on Tuesday. Lawmen responded to a home about 12:10 p.m., where they discovered the body of a woman hanging in a shed. A medi...