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    October 22

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BUT chides Govt

20 October 2019

THE BARBADOS UNION OF TEACHERS (BUT) is dissatisfied with what it says is Government’s lack of response to the viral outbreaks affecting teachers and students across the island. Following a service at the Ann Gill Memorial Methodist Church yesterday to mark the start... Read More


Taxi folk to get their due

20 October 2019

TAXI OPERATORS in Barbados have been told that too long they have accepted the crumbs of three or five per cent of the gains from the tourism industry and that they will be “plugged into the visitors’ economy”. That message of hope was delivered by the Minister... Read More


On board

20 October 2019

MANY COMMUTERS are hopping on board the plan to place GPS devices on public service vehicles (PSVs). In both the Constitution River and Cheapside terminals yesterday, passengers spoke about the rowdy behaviour on some PSVs and welcomed the news that some form of... Read More


Reduced pumping at Desalination Plant

20 October 2019

Ionics Freshwater Inc is advising Barbadians of reduced pumping at its Desalination Plant on the Mighty Grynner Highway because of technical issues. It may result in low water levels in some parts of St Michael, St James, St Peter and St Thomas. Read More


Murray beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery

20 October 2019

Andy Murray broke down in tears after winning his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka at the European Open. The Briton, 32, launched a stunning comeback from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 in Antwerp to take his... Read More


Fogging schedule October 21 to 25

20 October 2019

The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme will continue in four parishes next week. Read More


Cops say hot spots calm again

20 October 2019

There is a level of calm in Bridgetown’s known trouble spots, and the police hope to keep it that way. Read More


Drive to tap wind energy

19 October 2019

Barbados’ energy sector is set for major transformation with the introduction of wind energy generation facilitated by the Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL), in conjunction with the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC). Read More


Mother wants justice for son

19 October 2019

Parents of the 11-year-old boy killed by three former Princess Margaret Secondary School students want the full extent of the law to be visited on their son’s killers. Read More


Heads to report on stewardship

19 October 2019

Five chairmen from statutory corporations face the public to give reports on their stewardship, at the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) 81st annual conference to be held in Queen’s Park. Read More


UWI honours Facebook director 

19 October 2019

Hundreds crossed the stage at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, on Saturday morning. Read More


New location for BLP conference

19 October 2019

The Barbados Labour Party’s 81st annual conference will take place in Queens Park this year. Chairman of the conference planning committee Kirk Humphrey said the location was reflective of the refreshed party as it was open, close to parliament and was a venue where... Read More


Two on murder charge remanded

19 October 2019

Two St Michael men charged with the island’s 37th murder earlier this month were remanded to prison when they appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday. Read More


Car thefts at GAIA drop

19 October 2019

Car thefts at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) have been reduced, says that facility’s duty manager Wayne Lowe. Read More


Travel agents hear about Bajan life

19 October 2019

Just how much the annual Crop Over Festival benefits the Barbados economy will soon be known. Read More


Marriott going Elegant

19 October 2019

Major changes, including a rebranding, hotel sales, and management shake-up, are likely as part of a BDS$260.2 million deal that will see global hospitality giant Marriott International acquire Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group. Read More


Rap Brown gets bail

18 October 2019

Retired policeman Ashford Athelbert “Rap Brown” Jones was granted bail by the High Court after an urgent application by his lawyers. Read More


Sarfaraz Ahmed sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20 cricket

18 October 2019

Pakistan have sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as their Test and Twenty20 captain because of a "visible loss of form and confidence". Sarafarz is replaced as Test captain by batsman Azhar Ali while batsman Babar Azam will take over in T20s. Read More


Mole makes mark in Miami

18 October 2019

Bashment soca artiste Mole, whose song Breathe is still riding a wave of popularity following Crop Over, was in demand at Miami Carnival last weekend. Read More


Marriott buying Elegant

18 October 2019

Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group is being acquired by well-known global hotel group Marriott International in an “all cash offer” worth about $260.2 million. Read More


Government reaches deal on foreign debt

18 October 2019

There has been a breakthrough in debt restructuring negotiations between Government and the Barbados External Creditor Committee, which represents foreign bondholders. Read More


Should the current age of retirement (67 years) be increased?