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Wind turbines being built in St John

Wind turbines being built in St John


Electricity in Barbados could be up and running the very next day after a storm with wind turbine energy. So said developers of Pavana Energy Limited, the first company to be granted a licence to erect wind turbines here. Pavana, in collaborati...

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Vendors back at Cheapside spot

Vendors back at Cheapside spot


Some vendors of BARVEN (Barbados Association of Vendors, Retailers and Entrepreneurs) remain adamant that they will not be moving from the temporary market in Cheapside, The City. Following the removal of vendors last week after a fence was erecte...

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Welcome Stamp expectations don’t match up

Welcome Stamp expectations don’t match up


Some property owners say they are finding it difficult to rent to Welcome Stampers based on certain requirements. Recently, chief executive officer of Remote Work Barbados Inc., Peter Thompson, said while there were 1 900 successful Welcome Stamp ...

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BHTA supports mandatory vaccination against COVID-19

BHTA supports mandatory vaccination against COVID-19


The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) says it will be lobbying Government to have tourism employees who are unvaccinated or those who will not disclose their status to be subjected to weekly PCR tests at their own expense. Member hotel...

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Nine new COVID cases, nearly 190 in isolation

Nine new COVID cases, nearly 190 in isolation


Nine people, two males and seven females, were identified as COVID-19 positive by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The facility conducted 1 295 tests on Friday, July 23 and there are currently 187 people in isolation. Barbados reco...

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Girl’s attacker owns up

Girl’s attacker owns up


Moments after admitting he had assaulted a 12-year-old girl, Noel Rommell Washington sought to convince the court the child had asked him to rape her. “I just grabble her by the shoulders. She was asking me to rape she. It was just a simple situat...

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Notice: Vaccination centres

Notice: Vaccination centres


All vaccination sites will be closed today. In addition, the Immunisation Unit said on Friday that the next available date for vaccinations is Sunday, July 25, at Building No. 2, Harbour Industrial Park, St Michael. This site will be the only v...

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Stiff fine for fake papers

Stiff fine for fake papers


Anyone attempting to come into Barbados with falsified COVID-19 vaccine certificates or PCR tests will pay a heavy price. Offenders could pay as much as $100 000 or face two years in prison. The strict measures were outlined yesterday by Prime ...

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Call for consensus or else . . .

Call for consensus or else . . .


“If we cannot get consensus  . . . the Government will govern.” With these words yesterday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley entered the hot-button debate on vaccination in the workplace on a day that some workers complained they were feeling press...

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‘Give us ample notice’

‘Give us ample notice’


Veteran producer and bandleader Chetwin Stewart says he is confident there will be a Crop Over next year, but is putting Government on notice that if the festival is to be done at the customary high standard, industry players need to be given ample t...