Category: Local News

St James woman missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 22-year-old Tichina Best, of Block 4C Haynesville, St James. She was last seen at her mother’s home, at the aforementioned address, around 7:20a.m. last Friday. Best is 5’8 tall, medium build, high brown in complexion and has a split in her upper front teeth. She frequents the […]

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Worthing Beach closing temporarily

Government has announced the temporary closure of the Worthing Beach in Christ Church. According to a statement issued by the Barbados Government Information Service this afternoon, the popular beach, from the entrance of St Lawrence Gap to the zone at the bottom of Rendezvous Hill, will be closed to the public from midnight tonight until […]

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Update – Tropical storm watch remains in effect

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados as Beryl weakens. At 11a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl was located about 620 miles east of Barbados moving towards the west-northwest at 14 miles per hour or 22 kilometres per hour. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 miles per hour or 100 kilometres per hour […]

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Tropical storm watch in effect

A tropical storm watch is now in effect for Barbados. This means that storm conditions, including wind speeds of between 39 and 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 kilometres per hour) are possible within the watch area within 36 hours. At 5 a.m. Hurricane Beryl was located near 11.1 degrees north and 49.8 degrees west, […]

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17 picked for Soca Royale final

The finalists for the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced ahead of the July 29 Soca Royale at Bushy Park, St Philip. Among them, popular entertainers  iWeb and Mikey who have made it through to both Crop Over finals. Facing defending monarch Lil Rick in the Party Monarch finals will be eight competitors. […]

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New bashment king crowned

There’s a new king of ‘bashment’ in town! Veteran entertainer Lil Rick, The Hypa Dawg, pulled out all the stops in the wee hours of Saturday morning to defeat two-time monarch Stiffy in this year’s revamped Yello International Bashment Soca Competition. The announcement was made just after 5 a.m following a keenly contested competition.   In […]

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Phenomenal Friday start marred by artistes’ protest

The much-anticipated Sweet Soca and Party Monarch semifinals show at the Kensington Oval has been marred by protest as artistes complain about backstage hospitality arrangements by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). So far no comment has been forthcoming from the NCF on the matter. However, several artistes bitterly complained to Barbados TODAY about the inadequate […]

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PM signs on

Prime Minister Mia Mottley today signed the Caribbean Community Protocol on Contingent Rights on behalf of the people of Barbados. This paves the way for dependents of persons with approved skilled certificates to not only move freely with their loved-ones, but access basic social services. The signing came as CARICOM leaders wrapped up their three-day […]

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‘Wild’ bees

Outspoken trade unionist and Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn today lashed out at Prime Minister Mia Mottley over her appointments of non-national Charles Jong as Director of Communications, and social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong to a senior diplomatic post, saying Mottley had “gone wild with power”. Since confirming to Barbados TODAY this week that he […]

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Tropical storm and hurricane safety tips

Hurricanes can be dangerous, listening to the hurricane warning messages and planning can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage. Here are a few steps to help you to be prepared this hurricane season: √ Know Your Emergency Shelters: Contact the National Disaster Office for the closest shelters. Have evacuation routes planned to […]

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Crop Over organizers keeping an eye on Beryl

With heavy rains expected over the weekend due to the passage to the north of Barbados of Hurricane Beryl, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is moving full steam ahead with its slate of major Crop Over activities over the weekend. NCF Corporate Communications Officer Simone Codrington told Barbados TODAY that while no disruptions were anticipated […]

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All eyes on Beryl

Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours were Friday advised to keep track of the progress of Hurricane Beryl, which was due to pass north of the island by Monday. Beryl, the second named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, formed over the central Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, and by 8 p.m. tonight was located at […]

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International business sector to undergo changes – Toppin

The international business and financial services sector is poised to undergo a series of critical changes, including legislative changes, according to Minister of International Business and Industry Ronald Toppin. “The sector will therefore, be re-engineered to boost not only our foreign reserves, but also the provision of jobs and the attraction of international investors,” Toppin […]

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Lorde not in favour of decriminalization of ganja for recreational use

The National Anti-Doping Commission of Barbados (NADC) is throwing its full weight behind a proposal by the Mia Mottley-led administration to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. However, Commission Chairman Dr Adrian Lorde made it clear that NADC was not in support decriminalization of the illegal drug for recreational purposes. In its 2018 manifesto, the Barbados […]

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South coast relief

A degree of normality is returning to the south coast, which has been beleaguered by a sewage problem for well over a year, according to Adrian Donovan, the spokesman for the residents. Donovan, a strong critic of the then Freundel Stuart administration and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) at the height of the crisis, told […]

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Tour of duty ends for New Zealand envoy

Barbados is looking forward to deepening its relationship with New Zealand. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Dr Jerome Walcott gave this assurance during a courtesy call on him by outgoing New Zealand High Commissioner to Barbados Jan Henderson. During the meeting held recently at Parliament, it was acknowledged that though the two […]

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Ties that bind

Government has pledged to maintain cooperation with Venezuela on matters of mutual concern. Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade Sandra Husbands made this declaration at an event held to mark the 207th anniversary of the Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela last night at the Horatio Cooke Complex, Dalkeith Road, St Michael. “Barbados […]

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