Category: Local News

Two new junior calypso kings crowned

Barbados has two new junior calypso kings. A short while ago, Quon was crowned monarch in the 13-18 category following a keenly contested competition in which he rendered ‘Why I sing’. He also walked away with the coveted $2,500 cheque, trophy and other prizes. Second place in the 13-18 category went to Yahandje singing ‘Dont Cry’, while Dynamo […]

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You are the future of calypso, King tells youths

Young calypsonians are being urged to stay in the game after they mature out of the Junior Monarch competition. Minister of Culture, Creative Economy and Sports, John King was giving a pep talk to the 16 finalists of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition this morning before they battle it out at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium […]

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Patrons describe experience on stranded Dream Chaser as traumatic

What was supposed to be a warm up to Soca On De Hill turned into pandemonium after 352 party goers were stranded at sea during the wee hours Saturday morning. For more than five hours, patrons of the Soca On Seas cruise hosted by 4D Entertainment were left in a state of panic after the […]

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Vaccine free for babies and med students

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised the public that the Hepatitis B vaccine is provided free of cost to infants and medical and nursing students. All other persons are required to purchase the vaccine from the private sector. This was made clear after a complaint from a member of the public went viral on […]

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Barbados-New Zealand cooperation coming on agriculture

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has identified agriculture and health care as areas in which she would like Barbados to “do some serious work” with New Zealand. Prime Minister Mottley expressed this desire on Thursday when High Commissioner of New Zealand, Jan Henderson, paid her a farewell visit, at Government Headquarters. The Prime Minister said New […]

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UPDATE: Patrons rescued from Dream Chaser party vessel

Hundreds of passengers who were stranded at sea for more than five hours aboard the Dream Chaser have been rescued. Two Coast Guard vessels and the Jolly Roger were called into action after the Dream Chaser started drifting after 1 a.m. All of the the passengers have been brought back to shore. There were no reports of injuries.

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Dream Chaser party vessel in distress, Coast Guard dispatched to rescue patrons

The Dream Chaser party vessel is said to be stuck at sea and life jackets have been issued to patrons The boat is also said to be leaning drastically to one side. The Coast Guard has been dispatched to rescue patrons. More details soon.

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Deadly cocktail

A medical professional here is warning a group of men seen in a video on social media drinking what they claimed to be a mixture of the disinfectant, Disiclin, and white rum, are playing with their lives, if the video is not a prank.    The minute-long video, which appeared on a popular Instagram page […]

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Government to lift ban on drones

Government has announced plans to lift a two-year-old ban on the importation of drones into the country, although a date has yet to be determined. “It has been drawn to my attention that two years ago the importation of drones was suspended and that it was suspended because of the fact that we had no […]

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Illegal tender

The island’s sole water company broke its own tendering rules when it awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the leasing and purchasing of several water tankers during the 2016/2017 financial year, Auditor General Leigh Trotman has discovered. Trotman said in his report released earlier this month, that through a public tender the Barbados Water Authority […]

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Doug Hoyte

Hoyte signs off as CBC’s GM

General Manager Doug Hoyte has been relieved of his duties at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). It’s the latest in a series of high-profile separations that have occurred since the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) took office following the May 24 general elections. First to go was General Manager of the National Housing Corporation Lanette […]

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Major upgrade

Five jet bridges, a rehabilitated runway, and an upgrade to several departure gates, are among Government’s major expansion plan for the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds outlined the plan today, though not providing a timeline for completion of the project. Delivering the feature address at the airport’s […]

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PSV owners optimistic after meeting with Mottley

Owners of private public service vehicles (PSV) say they are optimistic about getting some kind of relief from Government, following a meeting today with Prime Minister Mia Mottley which discussed concerns surrounding the introduction of a new fuel tax on July 1. The new levy, which is to raise $80 million annually, replaces the traditional […]

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Atherley: PM’s Cabinet size, a political safeguard

Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s decision to have a 28-member Cabinet, along with two ambassadors who can attend Cabinet meetings, could simply be a matter of self-preservation. This suggestion from Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley, who told Barbados TODAY in an interview this week that while he took the Prime Minister at her word that her large […]

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$24.9 million hole

The Government programme which provides loans to eligible Barbadians pursuing further studies is owed nearly $25 million by students who have not been meeting their commitments, according to the latest Auditor General’s Report. Auditor General Leigh Trotman said in his report, which examined the period April 2009 to March 2017, that the Students Revolving Loan […]

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All aboard

The local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community says this weekend’s ‘Pride March’ is not just about gay rights, but also seeks to highlight the plight facing women, the disabled, Rastafari and other marginalized groups. “We march with the understanding that other marginalized groups need voices as well. For too long women have […]

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Doug Hoyte

Doug Hoyte leaves CBC

Doug Hoyte is no longer General Manager at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In a memo to staff today, Chairman of the CBC Board Melba Smith said Hoyte and the board had agreed to a “mutual and amicable separation.” In the interim, Deputy General Manager Rodwell London will act as General Manager.Hoyte, who took up […]

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