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Call to reform education system

11 August 2019

The president of the Barbados Youth Development Council (BYDC) is calling for Barbados’ education system to be reformed. Roshanna Trim was speaking yesterday at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, where BYDC was hosting a youth pop-up shop ahead of tomorrow’s International... Read More

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Squatting out of control

10 August 2019

Where is the Government control at the ever expanding squatter village at Rock Hall, St Philip? Read More

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Divide at top

10 August 2019

There appears to be no clear protocol on alerting victims of crimes or their loved ones that the person linked to their crime has been freed by the courts. Read More

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Mum says son shot in back of head

10 August 2019

The mother of Oneal Chase, the latest victim of gun violence, said her son was not involved in an altercation with anyone when he got shot in the head on Thursday night. Read More

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VAT on transactions delayed again

10 August 2019

Government’s planned introduction of value added tax (VAT) on online transactions has been delayed again. The authorities were to have started collecting this revenue from May 1, but Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes yesterday revealed that following some “teething... Read More

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Kenyatta bids Barbados goodbye

10 August 2019

President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, left Barbados yesterday evening in fine style, just as he had arrived on Wednesday. In a short farewell ceremony, Kenyatta and his wife, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, boarded their jet at the Grantley Adams International... Read More

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Winners thrilled at CAPE results

09 August 2019

There were tears of joy, smiles, laughter, sighs of relief, disbelief and even a little pain as the 2019 Barbados Scholarship and Exhibition winners were announced yesterday when the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results were revealed. Read More

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Critical

09 August 2019

The 25-year-old man who posted a video last April Fool’s Day pretending that he had been stabbed, is now fighting for his life at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) after being shot on Thursday night. Read More

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Fiscal discipline paying off

09 August 2019

Barbados’ fiscal discipline is paying off in the early months of Government’s new financial year. Read More

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Scholarship and exhibition numbers up

09 August 2019

There are more scholarship and exhibition winners this year than in the past two years. Read More

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Three plead guilty to ATM fraud

09 August 2019

Two Colombians and a Romanian national two of whom were caught with fraudulent banking cards confessed to stealing money from various ATMs of Republic Bank when they appeared in the District "A" Magistrates Court earlier today. Read More

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Barbados sending team to WorldSkills in Russia

09 August 2019

Barbados will be sending a six-member team of some of its finest young, skilled professionals to compete at the 45th biennial World Skills Competition in Kazan, Russia, from August 22 to 27. Read More

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UPDATE: Silver Hill shooting victim in serious condition

09 August 2019

Police have identified the man shoot yesterday at Silver Hill, Christ Church, as 25-year-old Oneal Alistaire Chase of Block 2D Maxwell View, Silver Hill, Christ Church. Read More

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CTUSAB backs move against harassment

09 August 2019

The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) has endorsed the International Labour Organisation’s adoption of a convention aimed at eliminating harassment in the workplace. Read More

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Call for fresh songs in teen contest

09 August 2019

A veteran songwriter wants to see more original songs being performed at the annual Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest. Errol “Akola” Clarke agreed that while much original music does not come out of the competition, such a push would augur well not solely for the... Read More

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Process ‘not fair’ to victims

08 August 2019

A father who lost his only child in a gruesome triple murder is pleading with authorities to spare the families of the victims when the court released inmates. Read More

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Kenya ties on the table

08 August 2019

Barbados is looking to enter into a double taxation agreement and a bilateral investment treaty with Kenya. Read More

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Priest: End the social media talk

08 August 2019

A Roman Catholic priest is calling for an end to the social media war concerning the circumstances around the deaths of Corileus Barrow and his children. Read More

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Police investigating incident in Silver Hill

08 August 2019

Reports reaching NATIONNEWS indicate a man was shot in the head earlier tonight at Silver Hill, Christ Church. Police blocked the T junction with Montrose and Maxwell Hill by the Hard Courts with a lone Sport Utility Vehicle. Read More

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Wesley new head of CXC

08 August 2019

There is a new chief executive officer and registrar at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). He is Dr Wayne Wesley, who was appointed on August 1. Wesley formerly held the position of Director of Operations, Examination Services at CXC. Read More

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Sustainable Seafood 

08 August 2019

Oistins. Friday night. Enjoying some delicious local fish? Bridgetown Fisheries Complex. Saturday morning. Choosing some fresh local fish to cook for Sunday lunch? Chances are that over ¾ of the ‘local’ fish that you are buying and consuming is not even local. Read More

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