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Author: Kobie Broomes

In a jam

Barbadian law students pursuing their legal education certificates at Hugh Wooding Law School are dreading the thought of dropping out because of massive arrears owed to the Council of Legal Education by the Barbados Government. The Trinidad-based law school this morning advised the students by email from the office of Registrar that the Government of […]

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Bomb scare disrupts operations at the Bridgetown Port

Operations at the Bridgetown Port have been temporarily disrupted as a result of a bomb scare. Workers are on the outside of the facility as personnel from the Bomb Squad conduct their investigations. (more details as they come to hand)

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Rihanna endorses Mia?

Barbadian megastar Robyn Rihanna Fenty may in fact have a favourite in the May 24 election race. After her best friend Leandra Goodridge reposted a video of  Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley today, with the caption, “watching my next Prime Minister all day on Bajantube”, the singing sensation replied, “Yeeeeeeeeessssssssssssss she deserves it”. […]

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Give us a hearing – independent

Independent candidate for St Andrew Stephen Pollard has blasted the media, accusing it of “bias” against the non aligned candidates. Speaking to Barbados TODAY yesterday, he took particular issue with Starcom Network’s Down to Brass Tacks radio show, which he said had blatantly refused to give the independent candidates a say ahead of the May […]

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No gay push!

Less than a week after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) released its May 24 election manifesto in which it explicitly states that it has no policy on same-sex unions, the party’s St Thomas candidate, Cynthia Forde, is assuring that if elected, the BLP will not be pursuing any gay agenda. “Nobody in the Barbados Labour […]

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Stuart cannot be taken at his word, says Toppin

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St Michael North candidate Ronald Toppin has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, suggesting that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) leader cannot be taken at his word. Speaking at a BLP meeting in Redman’s Village, St Thomas on Tuesday night, Toppin specifically accused Stuart of reneging on a […]

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Elcock celebrates milestone

George Albert Elcock is Barbados’ newest centenarian. Elcock joined the elite club today and to mark his birthday, he received a special visit from Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason who presented him with a birthday card and a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne. Though he was unable to speak, Elcock was responsive to his son Keith Best […]

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Barbados to be hauled before CCJ over its import duties on cement – Mottley

Regional cement giant Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) and its Barbados-based subsidiary Arawak Cement Limited have filed legal action against the Government of Barbados, accusing it of contravening the rules governing the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy. The disclosure was made on Tuesday night by Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley as she […]

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Fresh attempts to end simmering dispute at fire service

The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) will attempt to douse the flames over a number of burning issues with the rank and file when the two sides meet this month, seven months after their last meeting ended in acrimony. Chairman of the Barbados Fire Service Association (BFSA) Corrie Bridgeman told Barbados TODAY a meeting has been […]

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Clarke warns that re-electing the Dems would be a serious mistake

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St George North candidate Gline Clarke last night issued a stern warning to eligible voters not to make the mistake of re-electing the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in the May 24 general election. While arguing that the DLP’s record in office over the past decade has been abysmal, the former […]

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Sea Breeze Beach House reopens after $17 million facelift

Sea Breeze Beach House has been officially reopened for business after closing for a BDS$17 million facelift. Speaking during the reopening ceremony on Thursday evening, General Manager Patricia Affonso-Dass expressed her delight to celebrate the reopening after a year of renovations. “The transformation has taken our property from very good to extraordinary,” Affonso-Dass said. In […]

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ICT can be a choice for girls

Young girls between the ages of 13-15 who are interested in technology were given the opportunity to interact with prominent female industry professionals today. The Education Ministry, CISCO Academy, the Data Processing Department and the Caribbean Science Foundation collaborated to host the Girls Power Tech seminar this morning at the Baobab Towers. Acting director of […]

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Anxious moments for parents and teachers

Armed with umbrellas, scores of anxious parents braved scattered showers today as they stood outside of the examination centre at Springer Memorial School after dropping their children off at the gate. Principal of Belmont Primary School Pamela Ifill was also on hand giving her final words of encouragement to her students just before they were […]

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Ugly turn

Post exam relief turned to pain and trauma this afternoon for over two dozen primary school students after an inflated slide capsized at the Hilton Barbados Resort, causing injury to them. The students, who had just completed the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination, commonly referred to as the 11-plus, were playing in the area of […]

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Five children injured as jumping tent collapses at the Hilton

  At least five children have been injured following an incident involving a jumping tent at the Hilton Barbados Resort this afternoon. The children, who were attending the Hilton’s 11+ It’s Over event were playing in the jumping tent when it overturned. Police are treating the incident as a mass casualty. Three ambulances and one […]

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Kellman forced to resubmit nomination papers

Despite having contested five previous general elections, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) incumbent in St Lucy Denis Kellman somehow failed to get it right today during the nomination process. Kellman had to return to the nomination centre at the Darryl Jordan Secondary School just after midday to resubmit his papers after an error was made […]

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