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Two more COVID variants identified at the border

Two more COVID variants identified at the border


Over the last three months, four people tested positive for two strains of COVID-19 variants, but they were contained by public health officials and only the Alpha (UK) strain is present in the Barbadian population, says Minister of Health and Wellne...

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CURFEW LIFTED

CURFEW LIFTED


There is no more curfew, and entertainment restrictions have been eased. This was the news announced yesterday by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as she updated the country on the major changes to the upcoming COVID-19 directives, to take effect o...

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Group wants to lift NUPW

Group wants to lift NUPW


A group contesting this year’s National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) general election plans to defend state employees who were disrespected or even left in the lurch. That point was made on Friday during the launch of the Vision for the Workers’...

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COVID public health measures working for Barbados

COVID public health measures working for Barbados


Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic painted a generally positive picture of Barbados’ COVID-19 management over the last three months. Describing it as “a good sign for the country”, he said the positivity rate was a mere 0.2 per cent an...

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Only 8 in COVID isolation

Only 8 in COVID isolation


The COVID-19 positivity rate continues to be stable, while vaccination numbers increase. On Friday, June 18, only one case of COVID-19, a male, was diagnosed from the 558 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. There we...

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UPDATES: COVID Management June 19, 2021

UPDATES: COVID Management June 19, 2021


Key points and live updates from the COVID-19 media conference featuring Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic. https://youtu.be/K770EN6VU2s Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic March 19-April 18, 2021 13 439 tes...

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Sir Gordon’s advice: No shortcuts to success

Sir Gordon’s advice: No shortcuts to success


Sir Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge has advised young cricketers to avoid taking shortcuts and work harder to strengthen their skills. The former opening batsman, who represented the West Indies in Test and One-Day cricket for 17 years, was speaking yes...

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$30 000 in fines for gun offender

$30 000 in fines for gun offender


Society as a whole must come up with a way to stem the rising tide of firearm offences. So said Acting Justice Wanda Blair as she dealt with a self-confessed gunman in the No. 5A Supreme Court yesterday. “It is of concern to the court that alth...

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Duguid: Repairs for all

Duguid: Repairs for all


Minister of Housing and Lands Dr William Duguid says he will not rest until every house affected by the passing of a freak weather system on Thursday has been repaired. Duguid, who is heading the new Storm Response Unit, told the Saturday Sun a te...

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Three senior officers promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police

Three senior officers promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police


Three senior police officers today officially received letters of appointments to be promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, effective July 1. William Yearwood, Ian Branch and Richard Boyce were presented with their letters of ap...