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BHTA welcomes relaxation of COVID-19 protocols

BHTA welcomes relaxation of COVID-19 protocols


The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) hailed government’s decision to end the mask wearing and travel protocols related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at midnight on Thursday in Barbados. BHTA chairman Renee Coppin had pleaded wit...

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Shepherd unclear about end of suspension

Shepherd unclear about end of suspension


Former President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd said his life was in limbo after he was sent on half pay leave for six months for contesting general elections this past January. Shepherd said since attending a Public Servi...

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Farmer swims across the English Channel

Farmer swims across the English Channel


Barbadian endurance swimmer Mark Farmer wrote his name in the history books when he successfully completed the gruelling swim of the English Channel on Wednesday in 12 hours and 19 minutes. In cold and choppy water, Farmer, 37, battled rough curre...

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PM appeals for changes to global financial system

PM appeals for changes to global financial system


United Nations – World leaders were challenged on Thursday to demand change to the global financial system, so that it will better serve the majority of today’s UN member states. Prime Minister Mia Mottley spoke extensively about the need to refor...

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Mask mandate and travel protocols end at midnight

Mask mandate and travel protocols end at midnight


Government will end the mask-wearing mandate and travel protocols related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at midnight on Thursday in Barbados. Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw said mask wearing in general was now going to be optional, but...

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COVID-19 update for Wednesday, September 21

COVID-19 update for Wednesday, September 21


Health authorities reported on Thursday that another 45 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Barbados. The authorities stated in their daily news release issued though the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), 2...

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FTC dismisses motion for suspension of rate hearings

FTC dismisses motion for suspension of rate hearings


After a near two-hour deliberation, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) panel presiding over the public hearings into the Barbados Light & Power Company’s (BL&PC) application for a rate increase dismissed a motion for an extension from the Offi...

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FTC panel adjourns to consider motion

FTC panel adjourns to consider motion


The Fair Trading Commision (FTC) panel presiding over the Barbados Light and Power Company’s rate hearing adjourned to consider a re-submission of the motion from the Office of the Public Counsel for a stay in the hearings. In the opening session ...

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Government and IMF start talks

Government and IMF start talks


Discussions between the government of Barbados and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ahead of a new agreement have started. Prime Minister Mia Mottley and IMF mission chief Bert van Selm met on Tuesday at Ilaro Court and discussed a range of i...

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School set to resume at Alleyne on Thursday

School set to resume at Alleyne on Thursday


Education authorities indicated that teaching will resume on Thursday at the Alleyne School in Belleplaine, St Andrew, after it was forced to close early the previous day, when strong winds associated with adverse weather blew off the newly installed...