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‘CARICOM should fight for Windrush generation’

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is being asked to take the fight to the British government on behalf of thousands of Caribbean-born Britons who have become victims of Britain’s “hostile environment” policy. Three civic groups have written a joint letter to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque stating that regional governments had a duty to seek justice […]

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UK diplomat remains on the fence on same-sex unions here

While pressure continues to mount on Government to repeal the buggery laws here, Britain’s top diplomat here is hanging on the fence on this issue. High Commissioner Janet Douglas said while Britain supports equal rights for all, it was up to Barbados to decide whether or not it should go that route. “The UK itself […]

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Let go of dead leaders, UPP tells Bajans

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is advising Barbadian voters that the time has come to let go of “the fumes” of late prime ministers Tom Adams and Errol Barrow. UPP candidate for St George North Everton Heru Holligan last night said it made no sense that Bajans would keep voting for the Democratic Labour Party […]

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Gill joins the ‘take the money’ club

United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St Michael South Central David Gill has joined Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Arthur Holder in encouraging Barbadians to accept money from alleged vote buyers. Speaking last night at a UPP meeting in the constituency he held for the BLP from 1999 to 2003, […]

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Stay away

Workers at this island’s main judicial complex are to remain off the job, at least until next week. This morning the group of Government-paid employees met with key officials of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) on the steps of the Supreme Court complex on White Park Road, St Michael and were advised by […]

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Mum’s nightmare

It was a sorrowful and shocking start to the day today for Cheryl Archer of Bibby’s Lane, St Michael. The 57-year-old mother’s worst fears became a nightmarish reality this morning when she was called in by police to identify the partially decomposed body of her 18-year-old son Ricardo Archer at his 3rd Avenue, Bibby’s Lane, […]

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Our work is not yet done, warns Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has sought to warn Barbadians not to lose sight of the big questions that need to be asked and answered by them in order to safeguard this island’s future growth and development. Addressing an Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving yesterday at the African Methodist Episcopal Church here, Stuart highlighted the contributions made […]

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Set the date, PM

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is not the only one clamouring for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to announce the date for the general election, constitutionally due by the first week in June. It seems that some within Stuart’s own camp are growing increasingly anxious as well. In fact, during last night’s opening of the campaign office […]

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A family’s appeal

Turn yourself in! That was the emphatic message from the disconsolate relatives of Ronald Knight to the driver who struck the 45-year-old last month and left him for dead. Knight was walking along Bibby’s Lane, St Michael on March 11, and was a stone’s throw from his home when he was struck by a hit-and-run […]

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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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