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Author: Colville Mounsey

Boyce concerned about the eating habits of school children

Minister of Health John Boyce wants to impress upon this country’s parents the need to give their children healthier snacks to take to school. Delivering the feature address at a health fair at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic, St Peter this morning, Boyce lamented that despite the high incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Barbados, too […]

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In the dark

Minister of Education Ronald Jones says he is totally in the dark about the environmental problems plaguing the St Catherine Primary School in St Philip, which have forced teachers to take their classes outdoors. Jones, whose ministry has been faced since the start of the year with major environmental issues at three Government-run schools, namely […]

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BFPA services ‘crippled’ by Saturday’s fire at Jemmotts Lane

It will cost the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) approximately $5 million to fully restore its operations after a fire of unknown origin wiped out a significant portion of its infrastructure at Jemmotts Lane, Bay Street, The City last Saturday. Chief Financial Officer Sonya Alleyne today said prior to the blaze at the old Ministry […]

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St Catherine Primary latest to face environmental issues

Parents of students attending St Catherine Primary School in St Philip want the Ministry of Education to explain why their children have been attending classes outdoors for the last month. One upset parent, Simon Clarke, told Barbados TODAY environmental issues  had left teachers with no choice but to abandon a section of building and resort […]

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Comissiong calls on GG to intervene in election date hold up

As the country drifts towards the end of the 90-day constitutional deadline for a general election, social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong is calling on Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to put an end to the “governmental stasis”. Comissiong said Dame Sandra was not obligated to wait on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to set a […]

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Clarity to drug formulary changes coming- CMO

Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George believes any misunderstanding over recently announced changes to the Barbados National Drug Formulary will likely be cleared up by the end of the week. Speaking to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) workshop at Accra Beach Hotel on Wednesday morning, Dr George said […]

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Change course!

A representative of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning that with the new and emerging health challenges facing the region, there is need for different skillsets among health care practitioners. Addressing the opening of a sub-regional workshop at the Accra Beach Hotel this morning, PAHO’s representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Godfrey […]

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Supreme Court to be relocated

The Barbados Supreme Court Complex is to be closed for the next several months, as authorities continue to grapple with the environmental concerns bedeviling the building. A decision was taken today at a meeting of court officials, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), to close the court for the […]

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New-look BUT

The days of seeing the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Ministry of Education slugging it out in the media over industrial relations matters are over, says newly-elected BUT President Sean Spencer. Speaking to Barbados TODAY this morning, Spencer said that “addressing relations with the ministry” topped his list of priorities. “It is one […]

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Be careful what you say, Dr Lowe

Businessman Alex McDonald is warning the ailing Christ Church East incumbent Dr Denis Lowe to be careful with his words, as they could come back to haunt him. While endorsing Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Wilfred Abrahams last night, McDonald referred to comments made by Lowe in the lead up to the automatic dissolution of […]

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Cumberbatch convicted of drug possession

A St Michael man was sentenced to 140 hours of community service after he was found guilty of possession of cannabis. The charge against Mario Kareem Cumberbatch of Yearwood Road, Black Rock, St Michael, dates back to July 13, 2016. Today, the court heard testimony from the final witness in the case who said that […]

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Cox to compensate mother of his child

A 35-year-old Christ Church man was today ordered to pay the mother of his daughter $300 in compensation after he was accused of assaulting her and occasioning her actual bodily harm on April 2, 2018. Magistrate Douglas Frederick handed down the order to Damian Curtis Cox, of Browne’s Gap, Sargeants Village, Christ Church, who must […]

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Give him a break!

He is accused of assaulting his own father on January 1 this year. However, ironically, it was an intervention by the said victim that stopped 51-year-old Winston Trevor Bynoe, of Block 4C, St Matthias, Christ Church, from going to prison today. In outlining the facts of the case, the prosecutor, Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim, told the […]

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Justice in motion

At least one section of the Barbados Supreme Court Complex is to be temporarily relocated after environmental concerns this week forced a two-day closure of the building, although a new site has yet to be identified. A decision was taken today at a meeting of court officials and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), […]

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Pilgrim is a safe choice to contest St John

The selection of George Pilgrim by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) as its choice to contest the St John seat is the “least controversial of the choices” by the party, one political scientist has said. The DLP hierarchy last night decided on Pilgrim over High Commissioner to Britain Guy Hewitt, former senator Andre Worrell and […]

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Welcome, George

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) General Secretary George Pilgrim may finally have found a path to Parliament. Having been soundly beaten in two general elections and one by-election in his home constituency of St Thomas, Pilgrim was last night chosen by the DLP’s general council to contest the safe seat of St John when Prime Minister […]

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Youth activist warns that City vote is not up for sale

A local youth activist today warned that the City of Bridgetown seat was not up for sale, while publicly disagreeing with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s recent suggestion that “if money starts sharing around, try and get some”. The Prime Minister had made the suggestion at Mile And A Quarter, St Peter last month while addressing […]

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