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BCC students donate $1500 to neonatal ward at QEH

Students of the Barbados Community College have donated $1500 to the neonatal ward of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Business Studies students partnered with the Students Guild to raise funds for the ‘Cupcakes for Cupcakes’ project, a series of bake sales and a car wash on April 7. Speaking at the official handing over of […]

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NUSB calls on corporate Barbados to hire the visually impaired

The National United Society of the Blind (NUSB) is pleading with corporate Barbados not to fear the unknown. Rudy Welch, outgoing President of the NUSB, told Barbados TODAY at the organization’s awards ceremony on Saturday, that despite attaining the necessary qualifications, finding employment continues to be an uphill battle. “Two years ago, 15 of us […]

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Fogging schedule for April 23 – 27

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its mosquito eradication efforts by carrying out its weekly fogging programme in a number of Christ Church districts this week. The team will visit Enterprise Drive, Sea Rocks Road, Wellington Drive, Enterprise Coast Road, Enterprise A, Enterprise B and surrounding areas on Monday, April […]

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Missing St Peter woman found

A 22-year-old St Peter woman who was reported missing on Saturday has been found. Arliandra Natisha Hinds-Edwards of Collins, made contact in person with the District ‘E’ Police Station on Saturday. The Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the media and the public for their support in this matter.

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Today’s weather

A weak surface to low level trough is affecting the the island. Today will be partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy at times with some brief off and on scattered showers. Winds are ENE – ESE at 15 to 40 km/h. Seas are moderate in open water with swells from 1.5m to 2.0m.

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St Peter woman, 22, missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 22-year-old Arliandra Natisha Hinds-Edward of Collins, St Peter. She was last seen by her uncle Tyrone Hinds about 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 20 in Speightstown. At that time, she was wearing a short blue jeans pants and a white shirt with black stripes. Hinds-Edward is 5’2 tall, slim […]

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Barbados seeking funds for climate change projects

Barbados says it is in the process of trying to gain access to some of the funds pledged for climate finance, during the Paris Climate Agreement in December 2015. The Commonwealth-funded National Climate Finance adviser to Barbados, Winston Bennett said that he is assisting various ministries, development agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to develop, prepare […]

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Food import bill simply too high – Fletcher-Paul

One regional agriculture specialist is advising Government to make it mandatory for tourism operators here to use a certain amount of local agriculture produce in their operations. This suggestion has come from sub-regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul, who said Barbados’ food import bill was simply too high. Addressing […]

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Durant calls for unified approach to tackle domestic violence

Senator David Durant says the church, school and community all have a significant role to play in curbing the worrying surge of domestic violence in Barbados. His comments came five days after the killing of 36-year-old Onika King who was fatally stabbed in her shop at No.41, Mandela Plaza, Swan Street, The City. Durant says […]

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Today’s weather

The Barbados Meteorological Office says a weak surface to low level trough will continue to affect the island. In today’s forecast, it will be  partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with some scattered showers. Wind: E – ENE at 20 to 40 km/h. Seas will be moderate to rough in open water with swells from […]

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Dame Sandra a symbol of hope, says court officials

Governor General Dame Sandra Mason continues to be celebrated following her elevation to the island’s highest office back in January. Today it was the turn of the Registration Department and other high-ranking officials of the judiciary to honour Dame Sandra during a luncheon at Cin Cin restaurant in St James. With the vibrant Caribbean Sea […]

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Unemployed woman denies cannabis charge

A 57-year-old unemployed woman has been granted $2,000 bail after appearing in a Bridgetown court on several drugs charges. Suzanette Fleurette Marville, of Block 5A, Maddison Terrace, Deacons Farm, St Michael, is accused of possession, possession with intent to supply and possession with intent to traffic a quantity of cannabis on April 18. Marville, who […]

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General worker on six drug offences

The criminal case against a 26-year-old general worker accused of committing six drug offences will continue in the No. 2 District Magistrates’ Court on September 20. Kadeem Zaviad Atkins, of Block 5D, Farm Road, Deacons, St Michael, was granted $5,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and possession […]

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Charged up

A 39-year-old mechanic/taxi driver, accused of committing 19 criminal offences, in three jurisdictions, is spending his first of many nights at HMP Dodds. Calston Emanuel Sealy, of Odessa McClean Road, My Lords Hill, St Michael, got an automatic 28-day stay at the St Philip penal institution after appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on Friday on […]

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Supreme Court building remains open for business – CJ

Three days after it was announced that the island’s Supreme Court would be closed indefinitely on account of environmental problems, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson today announced a partial re-opening of the court. While conceding that investigations had revealed the presence of mould, dust mites and other allergens that had also impacted the health of […]

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Elections could be called any day now – Durant

A former Government Senator says he fully expects Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to ring the election bell any day now. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a visit by a missionary group from the United States to the newly opened Hephzibah Nursery & Preschool this morning, Dr David Durant, who is also founder and […]

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No end to mounting DLP taxes, warns Gooding-Edghill

An Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate last night accused the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration of taxing Barbadians to the hilt, in light of the austerity package delivered by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler last May. “You have a Democratic Labour Party that is prepared to tax you to no end. “They’re taxing […]

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