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AG: Not a must to take oath

AG: Not a must to take oath


Five Members of Parliament were noticeably absent when members of the House of Assembly and the Senate took the oath of allegiance to Barbados during the National Awards ceremony at Golden Square Freedom Park on Tuesday. However, Attorney General ...

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McDowall ‘won’t be reinstated’

McDowall ‘won’t be reinstated’


Former president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall’s attempt to be reinstated was dismissed yesterday after he was a no-show at a special general meeting. NUPW acting general secretary Richard Greene gave that update y...

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Esso staff upset over closure of Paynes Bay station

Esso staff upset over closure of Paynes Bay station


Employees at Esso Service Station, at Paynes Bay, St James say they were left in shock when management informed them on Independence Day that they were ceasing operations at the station. “They gave us no prior notice,” a staff member said, adding ...

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Body found at Gall Hill, St John

Body found at Gall Hill, St John


Police in the Southern Division are at the scene of a residence located at Gall Hill Terrace, St John, where the body of an elderly female was discovered lying in the yard. Neighbours reportedly picked up a smell and called police around 12:15 p.m...

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Health Ministry urges caution as it tracks Omicron variant

Health Ministry urges caution as it tracks Omicron variant


The Ministry of Health and Wellness says it has been tracking the new coronavirus variant Omicron, and urges Barbadians to take every precaution. In a statement released on Wednesday, the ministry said information was now emerging about this new s...

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113 new COVID cases from 777 tests

113 new COVID cases from 777 tests


The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 113 positive COVID-19 cases – 54 males and 59 females – on Tuesday, November 30 from 777 tests. The new cases comprised 22 people under the age of 18, and 91 who were 18 years and older. A...

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Three more COVID deaths

Three more COVID deaths


A 22-year-old unvaccinated man was among the most recent people to die from COVID-19, all at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. He died today, Wednesday, December 1. Two other deaths, both women, were recorded on Tuesday, November 30 – a ...

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Death of postal worker felt deeply

Death of postal worker felt deeply


The loss of Tyrone O’Brien “Bashment” Bailey has left a deep void in the lives of his family, friends and co-workers. The 42-year-old postal worker was riding his motorcycle when it was involved in an accident with two cars around 6 p.m. on Monday...

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Gun and bullets cost man $25 000

Gun and bullets cost man $25 000


Firearm offences are serious crimes which need to be visited with severe penalties. So said Justice Pamela Beckles as she ordered self-confessed gunman Kiplyn Hallam Ifill to pay a total of $25 000 in fines. On Monday, Ifill, of Mapp Hill, St M...

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NUPW members to hear appeals

NUPW members to hear appeals


For the first time in living memory, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is convening special general meetings to hear appeals of two members who were expelled from the union. Former president Akanni McDowall and member Natalie Murray, who...