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Smelly situation persists at Lower Estate landfill

There seems to be no light at the end of the virtual smelly tunnel for the people who live in the vicinity of the Lower Estate quarry in St George. It has been a year since residents of Airy Hill, Flat Rock, Parish Land and Salters have had to endure fumes and the smell of […]

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Redman still in charge at BSTU

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union Mary Redman has survived a challenge to her leadership by defeating the pretender to her position in an election this afternoon. At the tense meeting that lasted over five hours, Redman secured 84 votes, 15 more than challenger and former General Secretary Andrew Brathwaite, who was seeking to […]

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‘We are not Florida’

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate who is seeking to make Prime Minister Freundel Stuart a political casualty is urging Barbadians not to use sewage flows in Britain or the United States as justification for the crisis here. Kirk Humphrey, the main challenger to Stuart in St Michael South, said on Monday Barbados must set […]

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UWI to establish biosecurity centre

The Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is on the verge of embarking on a major initiative to combat biological threats. Speaking yesterday at the annual students’ awards ceremony at the campus, Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau said this project was part of plans to alter the campus’ traditional curriculum in […]

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CIBC leaving

The parent company of First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) is pulling out of Barbados and the rest of the region. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), which on October 14, 2002 joined with the London-based Barclays Bank PLC and combined their retail, corporate and offshore Caribbean banking business to launch CIBC FirstCaribbean, has now decided […]

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Spice party

Inspired by the reaction to retired prostitute Natalie Natlee Harewood’s run for political office, adult entertainment advocate Charles Spice Lewis is about to launch his own political party. Lewis, who has announced his resignation as Harewood’s campaign manager, is naming his new political movement the Political Prostitutes Party (PPP). “Yes, that is correct. I have […]

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Update: Unnatural death at Passage Gardens, St Michael

Investigations are continuing into the unnatural death of an elderly male at 1st Avenue, Alleyne’s Lane, Passage Gardens, St Michael. Police say they received a report around 6:30 p.m. that a man had collapsed on the road and later discovered his body. Eyewitnesses say the man had made several attempts to stop an altercation between […]

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No private beaches

There are no private beaches in Barbados. General Manager of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) Keith Neblett has sought to make this clear, while emphasizing that Barbadians still have total access to the beaches across the island. His comments come against the backdrop of an ongoing dispute between Crane Beach Hotel and beach vendors, which […]

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BLP wants GG to step in and name election date

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is calling on Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to step in and name an election date in order to avert a potential constitutional crisis. BLP Chairman George Payne is contending that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is prone to inaction, therefore it was unlikely that he would ring the bell anytime […]

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Going down

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley is painting a dire picture of the state of the island’s foreign exchange reserves, predicting they could plunge to as low as $100 million by the end of this year. It was only on Monday that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler urged Barbadians not to panic over the […]

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Police probe unnatural death at Passage Road, St Michael

Police are at the scene of an unnatural death at Alleyne’s Land, Passage Garden,  St. Michael. The deceased is an elderly man who was discovered lying in the road close to his home. (more details as they come to hand.)

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Worthing Post Office reopens

Members of the public are advised that the Worthing Post Office has reopened for business. The opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, and 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. from Tuesdays to Thursdays. Customers with parcels notices indicating collection at the Brittons Hill Post Office are advised that this condition remains […]

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Wanted man: Nialle Vaughn Johnson

Police are on the hunt for  a 27-year-old man wanted by the Drug Squad for questioning in connection with a serious criminal matter. Wanted is Nialle Vaughn Johnson. His last known addresses include Pine Plantation Road, St Michael and Bournes Land, Silver Sands, Christ Church. Johnson is 5’ 8” in height, slim and has a […]

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CARIFTA Games climaxes

NASSAU, Bahamas – Barbados finished an overall fourth on the medals table as Jamaica once again dominated at the 47th staging of the CARIFTA Games in the Bahamas. Barbados copped 13 medals inclusive of three gold, five silver and five bronze. But Jamaica proved irresistible on the track and field accumulating a mammoth 82 medals […]

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Winnie was the embodiment of the apartheid struggle – Sir Shridath

Former Commonwealth secretary general Sir Shridath Ramphal today hailed the late Winnie Mandela as “the embodiment of the struggle” against apartheid. The Guyana-born Sir Shridath, who served as secretary general of the Commonwealth from 1975 to 1990 and was in the forefront of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and for the release from […]

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Remembering Winnie

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid campaigner, will be honoured with a state funeral later this month, South Africa’s president has said. Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday evening after paying a condolence visit to Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Johannesburg’s Soweto township. The funeral will be on 14 April, with an official memorial service three days earlier. In a […]

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‘My sheep gone!’

“I want my sheep back!” This is the cry today of small farmer Cheryl Phillips who said she was robbed of five of her precious livestock by unknown larcenists sometime between yesterday evening and the wee hours of this morning. According to Phillips, the bandits entered through the back gate of her Bibby’s Lane, St […]

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