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Too shaky!

A former University of the West Indies (UWI) professor is predicting further “fallout” among the newer political parties by the time the general election is called. Staying away from naming anyone, retired Professor of Social and Medical History Pedro Welch told Barbados TODAY a lot of the newer political parties were simply “parties of opportunity” […]

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FAO spokewoman wants strict food policy for tourism sector

A regional agricultural specialist is advising Government to make it mandatory for tourism operators here to use local produce in their operations. Addressing a lunchtime lecture put on by the Rural Development Commission (RDC) at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on Friday on the topic Grow What You Eat/Invest in Food Security, Sub-regional Director of […]

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Unhealthy habits ‘eating into’ productivity

One of the island’s largest trade unions says it is extremely concerned about the effect poor health practices are having on the local economy and it wants an intervention at the pre-school level. Assistant General Secretary at the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Orlando Gabby Scott said while he could not provide figures on how much companies are losing […]

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Barbados subsidiary embroiled in Canadian legal suit

A dark cloud now hangs over the operations of Glenhuron Bank Limited, a subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Ltd, which has been operating as a bank in Barbados. In a case dating back three years ago, Loblaw Companies Ltd is facing court proceedings in Canada over allegations by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that its Barbados-based […]

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No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

The United Kingdom’s (UK) top envoy in the Eastern Caribbean is assuring that the UK’s relationship with the region will not be adversely affected by its pending exit from the European Union (EU). In fact, British High Commissioner Janet Douglas said a trade deal was currently being worked on which is similar to that which […]

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Healthy living goes digital

New IT Platform Keeps Track of Your Health As concerns continue to rise over the increasing number of individuals falling victim to non-communicable diseases (NCD), one wellness company is seeking to tackle the issue through the use of technology. On Monday Pharma Wellness International Inc. officially launched its new Information Technology (IT) platform, which will give […]

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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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Argentina boosts Caribbean disaster management

The way has been cleared for Barbados and other Caribbean countries to receive more assistance in disaster risk management from the Argentina-based White Helmets Commission. The commission, which falls under the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, was established primarily to design and implement international humanitarian assistance. Today, President of the Commission Alejandro Daneri signed […]

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No election ploy!

Officials from the National Housing Corporation (NHC) have not been going into communities and dishing out any title deeds as suggested, says Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman. The incumbent St Lucy Member of Parliament has also dismissed suggestions that the move by the embattled Freundel Stuart administration to transfer ownership of Government units […]

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UK to open three new offices in the Eastern Caribbean

Eager to move on from the recent ‘Windrush generation’ controversy, the United Kingdom today announced it was opening up nine new diplomatic posts across the Commonwealth, including four in the Caribbean. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the revelation saying that in an effort to “boost prosperity, tackle security issues and clear up the environment”, the […]

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Lifeless body pulled from the rocks

Lawmen are yet to identify the badly decomposed body of a man which was pulled from the rocks behind the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, along the Princess Alice Highway, late this evening. However, they say they are treating the victim’s death as unnatural. In a statement tonight, Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force […]

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2018 Reggae festival ready to go

The stage is set for the hosting of the 15th annual Reggae on the Hill show at the Farley Hill Park in St Peter. During a site visit today with stakeholders, organizers of the event which forms part of the 14th annual Barbados Reggae Festival, said they have made a few tweaks this year to […]

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New shelter soon for homeless women

Work is expected to begin next month on a long-awaited shelter for homeless women and children. “In the month of [May] we will be breaking ground for a shelter for females and children, because currently we do have women and children on the streets,” Kemar Saffrey, the founder and president of the Barbados Vagrant and […]

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Permit book shortage puts spoke in wheel of hired car owners

A major spoke has been placed in the wheel of car rental companies here that has the potential to put the brakes on some operations. Hired car companies are complaining that the Barbados Licensing Authority has begun to limit the number of visitor permit books the companies are allowed to purchase. They said this had […]

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Better financing model needed, says Robinson

A leading economist is warning that a better financing model is needed if the local renewable energy sector is to thrive. However, addressing a risk management workshop on renewable energy, Dr Justin Robinson, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, expressed concern that […]

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