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Kamla would take pay cut


PORT-OF-SPAIN – United National Congress (UNC) leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced on Tuesday night that she would take a ten per cent cut in her salary if she became this country’s next prime minister.She said every me...

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More prize money for visual artistes


AFTER YEARS of agitating, visual artistes are finally getting increased prize money.It is the only area which has seen an increase this year. The top prize has gone to $7 500, up from $5 000; the smaller prizes have also be...

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Main a pain for two weeks

Main a pain for two weeks


Even with the rains coming more frequently and the wells filling up again, Barbadians continue to be concerned about leaking pipes and wastage in this  water-scarce land.An irate caller told the DAILY NATION on Tuesday that...

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3 000 children seek day care placement

3 000 children seek day care placement


OVER 3 000 CHILDREN  are awaiting placement  in day care centres  across Barbados.This assertion came from Minister of Youth, Family and Sports, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed a gathering of the Barbados Children’s Trust ...

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Incident goes to Committee of Privileges


The incident involving St Joseph Opposition MP Dale Marshall and Cabinet Minister Dr David Estwick  has been referred to the Committee  of Privileges.This was announced on Tuesday in the House of Assembly by Speaker Michael...

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UWI overhaul


The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus will be undergoing a "complete" restructuring in the next two years.Principal of the campus, Sir Hilary Beckles announced the plan today at a CEO forum hosted by UWI ...

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Shoes donated for vagrants

Shoes donated for vagrants


Sneakers worth more than $32 000 have been donated to the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS). The 300 pairs of Jordans footwear were donated to the charity by the organisers of a sneakers blow sale, which is loca...

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Operators in hot water


Water sports operators have  been warned that unless they comply with regulations governing  the sector, they will face sanctions  by the relevant authorities.Shipping Superintendent Walter Best has indicated that over the ...

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PM on the job

PM on the job


PRIME MINISTER DAVID THOMPSON was on the job and in the House of Assembly yesterday, attending to the country’s business. He was in his seat during the pre-luncheon session and led off debate on two bills after delivering a...

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Warrant signed for ‘Dudus’ arrest

Warrant signed for ‘Dudus’ arrest


KINGSTON – A warrant for the arrest of Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was signed yesterday morning by a high court judge, the Observer  has learnt. The warrant gives  the police Fugitive Apprehension Tea...