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    June 02

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‘Blackout’ dominates social media

02 June 2020

Major broadcasters, celebrities and music streaming companies including Apple Music and Spotify turned off or made changes to their services on Tuesday to mark their solidarity with protests against the killing of George Floyd. Read More

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Facebook’s stance on Trump comment angers some staff

02 June 2020

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Tuesday that he stood by his decision not to challenge inflammatory posts by United States President Donald Trump, refusing to give ground a day after staff members staged a rare public protest. Read More

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Meetings to discuss BOSS start at the Gymnasium

02 June 2020

The meetings between Government, trade unions and the public sector regarding the Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS) began today. Read More

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No new cases from 28 tests

02 June 2020

There were no new positive cases of COVID-19 among the 28 people tested on Whit Monday. Read More

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Man injured in shooting at Duncans

02 June 2020

Police are carrying out investigations into a shooting incident in which a 55-year-old man was shot at Duncans, St Philip, around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Read More

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COVID causes huge drop in remittances

02 June 2020

Carlos Sosa, a Salvadoran waiter in New York, used to send up to $500 a month back home to his mother to help pay for her medical bills and food. Read More

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Tsitsipas says Grand Slam goal was “too big”

02 June 2020

MUMBAI – Stefanos Tsitsipas set himself the target of claiming a Grand Slam title in 2020 after winning last year’s season-ending ATP Finals but the young Greek feels that in hindsight the statement was “too big” and burdened him with extra pressure. Read More

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Obama supports peaceful protests

02 June 2020

WASHINGTON – Former United States President Barack Obama on Monday condemned the use of violence at nationwide protests over racial inequities and excessive police force, while praising the actions of peaceful protesters seeking change. Read More

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Antigua airport reopens

02 June 2020

ST JOHN’S – Antigua and Barbuda became the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to re-open its international airport on Monday amid stringent health protocols to prevent any re-occurrence of the coronavirus (COVID-29). Read More

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Hector helps Breakers win T10 title

01 June 2020

KINGSTOWN – Former Windward Islands batsman Donwell Hector saved his best innings for last, as he helped Salt Pond Breakers beat La Soufriere Hikers by 19 runs and lift the inaugural T10 Vincy Premier League title here Sunday. Read More

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Windies ‘bigger threat’ to England

01 June 2020

Assistant coach Roddy Estwick believes West Indies are better poised now than three years ago to carve out a positive series result on their proposed tour of England. Read More

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Trees fall in land battle

01 June 2020

Controversy continues over ownership of a section of land at Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, St Michael. Read More

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Teachers get deeper insight into BOSS

01 June 2020

Members of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) were given deeper insight into how the proposed Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS) would work, as educators began the process of mulling over whether they would participate in Government’s plan to create fiscal space.... Read More

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School protocol surprise for BUT

01 June 2020

The Barbados Union Of Teachers (BUT) says it has been taken by surprise by a recent document circulating on social media regarding protocols for the reopening of schools to accommodate Class 4 and senior secondary school students. Read More

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Secondary schools reopening on June 8 to facilitate SBAs, CVQs

01 June 2020

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) has advised parents and guardians that permission has been granted for secondary schools to reopen from Monday, June 8. Read More

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Doctors say Floyd’s death was a homicide

01 June 2020

MINNESOTA – Two doctors who carried out an independent autopsy of George Floyd, the black man whose death in Minneapolis police custody last week triggered nationwide protests, said on Monday that he died from asphyxiation and that his death was a homicide. Read More

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Power restored, water supply affected

01 June 2020

A fault at the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) St Thomas sub-station plunged hundreds of homes in the north into darkness around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday. Read More

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Hamilton comments on F1 silence

01 June 2020

LONDON – Six-time Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton criticised his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white United States police officer knelt on his neck. Read More

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Prepare for the hurricane season, Hinkson advises again

01 June 2020

COVID-19 or not, prepare for the hurricane season! That is the strong advice of Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he urged residents to prepare for what is being predicted as an above average season this year. Read More

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COVID protocols at hurricane shelters

01 June 2020

New protocols will be in place at hurricane shelters across Barbados to protect persons seeking refuge against the COVID-19 virus should the need arise. Read More

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Schools in Britain reopen, but fears linger

01 June 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - English schools reopen on Monday for the first time since they were shut ten weeks ago because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but many parents planned to keep children at home amid fears ministers were moving too fast. Read More

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