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Pinelands Youth Soccer Academy receives donation

Pinelands Youth Soccer Academy is kicking off the new year with a boost in resources thanks to a donation of a brand new John Deere ride-on lawn tractor from local real estate company, Island Villas Ltd.  Making the presentation to the team on Saturday morning at the Parkinson Resource Centre, Managing Director of Island Villas, […]

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Bishop Joseph Atherley

Atherley names team to speak for Opposition on national issues

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley on Saturday named a team which he said would speak on behalf of the Opposition on national issues. “I am here this morning with a team of persons representing the interests of Barbadians . . . who are prepared to give themselves to service in the name of the Opposition,” […]

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The lowdown on medical marijuana

The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine. However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved […]

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Tourism boost

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority William Billie Griffith says the local sector is capable of handling the influx of tourists coming for the West Indies versus England tour which begins on January 23 at Kensington Oval. “The upcoming England Test series with the Test Match from January 23-27 and the one-day matches […]

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Celestial Storm has point to prove

The Roger Parravacino-trained Grade 1 winner Celestial Storm will be looking for her second grade 1 victory in the final dress rehearsal before the Sandy Lane Gold Cup, The Coolmore Home of Champions stakes on Monday, January 21. A winner of the 2018 Sandy Lane Spa Sprint Trophy the grey five-year-old mare will be stepping up to 1800 meters a distance she is […]

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Ingrid Iness

Tasker, Innes indicted in US

An indictment unveiled in the United States today has named former Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) chief executive officer Ingrid Innes and former ICBL senior vice-president Alex Tasker as defendants. Innes was identified as a Canadian citizen and a resident of Barbados in the nine-page indictment. Neither individual is in the custody of US […]

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Nicolas Maduro

NGO support for Maduro

The Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee (Barbados) has publicly thrown its support behind Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro, who has been re-elected for a second successive term. Despite the fact that 17 Latin American countries along with Canada and the USA have denounced Maduro’s Government as illegitimate, general secretary David Denny who travelled to Venezuela along […]

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Aaron Thomas was presented with the Minister’s Award by Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey.

Top student celebrated

At a time when some of the island’s youth are caught up in a life of crime and violence, one young man is being honoured for achieving academic excellence. Aaron Thomas, who came out on top of the Maritime Studies class at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, was presented with the Minister’s Award […]

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Minister Dwight Sutherland listening to the concerns raised by President of the Wayside Vendors Business Association Keith Franklyn and vendor Wesley Granum.

Wholesalers warned

Wholesalers of imported produce are being warned against exploiting vendors by overpricing their items for the sake of making a profit. Minister of Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland was responding to concerns raised by vendors at the Palmetto Market in Bridgetown who say the price of fruits and vegetables continues to increase. Most […]

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Roger Husbands

Rent-a-gun

Turf wars to control the drug trade are triggering the spate of gun violence in various parts of the island. This is the view of Chairman of the Drug Education and Counselling Services (DECS) Roger Husbands, in light of the recent spate of shootings, which has resulted in the death of three men for the […]

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#BTEditorial – PM Mia Mottley showing that inertia is not an option

If there is one thing that can be said about Prime Minister Mia Mottley thus far, it is that she is not afraid to make tough decisions. Following a violent start to 2019, which saw three deaths recorded in eight days, Mottley yesterday took a decision to relieve one of her ministers of some of […]

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Ministry of Health – No cases of H1N1 virus so far this year

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is assuring the public that there have been no cases of the Influenza A H1N1 virus recorded in Barbados so far this year. This comes on the heels of news out of Trinidad and Tobago of three deaths attributed to the virus, commonly known as swine flu. According to […]

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Thieving Stanford cops 12 months

A 52-year-old St Peter man will spend the next 12 months in jail, after pleading guilty to stealing perfume and sunglasses from Cave Shepherd. When Dale Archibald Stanford of Four Hill recently appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court before Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson, he pleaded guilty to the following charges: On January 14, 2019, […]

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Wood’s indiscretion

A St Joseph father today said he was sorry for his action on the day he choked his ex-girlfriend and mother of his 11-year-old son. Ryan O’neal Wood told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court presided over by Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson: “I am sorry for my action on that day.  My intention that day was […]

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Police come under fire

The Royal Barbados Police Force has reported that some of its officers were shot at while patrolling areas of St Michael on  Thursday January 17 around 9:30p.m. “Police from the Anti-gun and Anti-gangs Unit were on routine mobile patrol duty in the areas of Chapman Lane, New Orleans and Murphy’s Pasture. Whilst they were traveling […]

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Addressing all the region’s “R. Kellys”

I completed the Surviving R. Kelly documentary this week.  I ran the gamut of emotion when I was watching the various testimonies included in the documentary.  However, one of the emotions on the gamut was never surprise or disbelief. There are some modern day R. Kellies that live right here among us in Barbados. We play the roles of […]

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Oistins – More than a Friday night meal

For many years a “View from London” has wondered about and looked at the events surrounding the cultural leanings on a Friday night in Oistins, Christ Church. What is its magic, what is it that merges into a harmony that results from a mixing of a cosmopolitan group of people from all parts of the […]

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