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Booster shots in response to waning vaccine efficacy, Dr Ferdinand says

A health official said on Thursday the well-publicised declining effectiveness of vaccines for the...
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De Peiza: Change COVID response

Barbados is under siege from COVID-19 and Government is refusing to listen to medical...
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IMF ready to lend more money

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is prepared to give Barbados more assistance, including...
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Almost 400 new COVID cases on Wednesday

Almost 400 new COVID cases on Wednesday


The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 392 new COVID-19 cases, 209 males and 183 females, on Wednesday, October 20 from 2 830 tests. The new positives comprise 68 people who are under the age of 18, and 324 who are 18 years and ol...

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Barbados rolling out booster for select groups

Barbados rolling out booster for select groups


People who received the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are now being offered a booster in Barbados. The boosters were officially rolled out yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their frontline workers, but co-coordinator of the Natio...

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Fire chief’s caution to storeowners

Fire chief’s caution to storeowners


Chief fire officer Errol Maynard says while the Barbados Fire Service cannot charge anyone for non-compliance with fire standards, it can still close a business until it is up to scratch. “As it stands, I don’t think by law there is a fine as that...

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Abu Bakr dies in Trinidad hospital

Abu Bakr dies in Trinidad hospital

Former insurrectionist and leader of the 1990 attempted coup Imam Yasin Abu Bakr is dead. "To Allah we belong and to him is our eventual return. AL...

Suspect in Moise killing held in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A former Colombian military officer wanted in connect...

Gamma variant dominant in St Vincent

Kingstown – Health officials on Tuesday said that the Gamma variant of co...

PM urges Opposition Leader to withdraw motion to impeach President

Port of Spain – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley appealed to Opposition Lea...

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Plans to boost swimming

Plans to boost swimming

Government is working on building more world-class sporting facilities in Barbados. Minister of Sports Dwight Sutherland says there are plans to er...

Windies fall again

Dubai – West Indies suffered another dent to their confidence before the ...

Hosein in, injured Allen out of WI T20 World Cup squad

Akeal Hosein will replace fellow left-arm spinner Fabian Allen in the West ...

Barbados rugby team show class to place third

Barbados produced their best performance ever to finish third at the Rugby ...

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McConney for BLP St Philip West

McConney for BLP St Philip West

Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney, is the person tipped to replace John King in St Philip West. Speaking a...

John King not seeking second term

Member of Parliament for St Philip West, John King, today confirmed he woul...

Payne wants Bees to apologise to Bajans

Former minister of Housing and Lands George Payne says the failed attempt t...

Joint Committee reviews Vending Bill

The Joint Select Committee of Parliament met yesterday to review the Nation...

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Jens Thraenhart appointed CEO at BTMI

Jens Thraenhart appointed CEO at BTMI

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has a new Chief Executive Officer. He is Jens Thraenhart, a tourism veteran of 26 years, who “emerged ...

Barbados targets UAE business

Barbados has rolled out the welcome carpet to visitors from the United Arab...

Facebook settles worker discrimination claims in the US

Washington – Facebook has agreed to pay a record US$14.5m (£10.1m) to se...

US lawmakers: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ‘may have lied to Congress’

Washington – Executives at Amazon, including founder Jeff Bezos, may have...

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Threat facing British MPs ‘substantial’

Threat facing British MPs ‘substantial’

London - The terror threat level currently facing MPs has been raised from "moderate" to "substantial" following a review, the government has announce...

US govt outlines plan to vaccinate children 5 to 11 against COVID-19

Washington - The Biden administration on Wednesday outlined its plan to vac...

Surgeons in US test pig kidney transplant in human patient

New York - For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a hu...

UK sets out plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions

London – Another big push towards electric vehicles is being made in the ...

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Champion for people with disabilities passes on

Champion for people with disabilities passes on

People with disabilities are mourning the loss of longtime advocate Rose Ann Foster-Vaughan who passed away yesterday. Foster-Vaughan was born with...

How To Cook Like A Bajan Episode 8: Big Bajan Sunday Lunch Part 2

Watch Now: Season Finale - How To Cook Like A Bajan - Part 2 Big Bajan Sund...

Report: Over 41 million cases of dementia go undiagnosed

• 75 per cent of all dementia cases go undiagnosed across the globe, up t...

Sydney Burnett-Alleyne dies

Barbadian Sydney Burnett-Alleyne has died. It was reported that he passe...