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Adjustments for National Sports Council Summer camp

New initiatives and exciting programs have been implemented for the 33rd edition of the National Sports Council (NSC) Summer camp sponsored by major stakeholders Flow, Sagicor and Holiday Suppliers. During Friday’s press launch at the NSC headquarters in My Lords Hill, St Michael, NSC assistant director Mona Alleyne said each year there is always a […]

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Barbados declared overall champions of Pan Am Junior Squash

Barbados Junior Squash Team has been declared the Overall Champions at the XVI Pan Am Junior Squash Championships 2018 in Brazil after gaining two golds and one silver at the prestigious major junior event where they seized the most gold medals of the 13 participating countries. The Girls team of Meagan Best, Amanda Haywood and Jada Smith-Padmore sealed the […]

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Changes in store for Crop Over event, Bridgetown Market

One of Crop Over’s signature events will be undergoing changes this year. Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King revealed a rebirth of Bridgetown Market, which runs from August 5 to 8. The theme for the annual cultural arts and Craft Street fair, will follow “Come see the world at Bridgetown Market”. Minister King […]

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Jordan appeals to self-employed people to make NIS contributions

The Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations has made an urgent appeal for self- employed individuals to make their payments to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Colin Jordan made the special call as he delivered the keynote address at the fifth NIS GEM Awards ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre Saturday evening. Jordan, […]

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Police seeking public’s help finding court witnesses

The Court Prosecutor’s Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two people who are required to attend the District “B” Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. Jermaine Ricardo Harewood, previously of Bournes Land, Silver Sands, Christ Church; and Shirnel Alicia Clarke, previously of Bournes Land, Silver Sands, Christ Church are witnesses in […]

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Crop Over Xplosion launches in fine style

First Citizens Crop Over Xplosion was off to a great start this afternoon as Barbadians of all walks of life were treated to a host of exciting activities. Intermittent rain did not deter people as they arrived at King George V Memorial Park with numbers picking up just after 3 p.m. Barbadians could be seen […]

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ZIMBABWE – President Mnangagwa says he was ‘inches’ from Bulawayo explosion

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack at a rally in the city of Bulawayo. Mnangagwa said an object “exploded a few inches away from me – but it is not my time”. Video footage from White City Stadium shows an explosion happening close to Mnangagwa as he was leaving the stage […]

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Residents urged to take hurricane preparedness seriously

Barbadians are once again being urged to take hurricane preparedness seriously and to start their preparations for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season early. This warning has come from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), which says locals should take note of the increased activity in the region in 2017 and predictions of an above average […]

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Supreme Court complex to continue select services

The public is advised that selected services will continue to be provided at the Supreme Court complex on White Park Road, St Michael, until further notice. This is as a result of delays in the completion of remedial work at the temporary relocation sites at Manor Lodge, St Michael and Cane Garden, St Thomas. Services […]

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Prime Minister to meet developers next week

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has announced that she will be meeting with the developers of every major development in Barbados, including the Hyatt Project, over the next week. The purpose of the meetings, she disclosed, was to get a clear understanding of where the projects were; to identify any obstacles in their way; and to […]

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SG welcomes PM Mottley to CARICOM

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has been warmly welcomed to the CARICOM fraternity. The greetings came from Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, when he met with Mottley on Friday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, to update her as lead Head of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, and to discuss key […]

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Weekes: Make public buses disabled friendly

The disabled community is appealing to the authorities to do all that is possible to make it easier for them to get around on public transportation. President of Wheelchair Foundation of Barbados Inc Lionel Weekes said this morning it was time that the public transportation system was equipped to accommodate the physically disabled. “We would […]

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Savings dip

Commercial banks here are reporting a fall in savings from Barbadian households for the second year in a row. According to the latest 2017 Financial Stability Report, household deposits at banks continued to fall, contracting by 2.3 per cent last year, after sliding in 2016. It was not immediately clear if there was a corresponding […]

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Power switch

Government’s decision to impose a fuel tax on Barbadian vehicle owners could yield positive results for the environment, a senior Caribbean Community (CARICOM) official is suggesting. Devon Gardner, the head of the Georgetown, Guyana-based CARICOM secretariat energy unit, today expressed optimism that the new tax, which takes effect on July 1, would drive people towards […]

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Shepherd advises a switch to LED bulbs

As electricity costs continue to rise, a local renewable energy professional is encouraging householders and businesses to make the switch now from “energy guzzlers” to more energy efficient bulbs and appliances. Former Sales and Marketing Manager at Solar Energy Innovations Inc Jeff Shepherd said given rising international gas prices local electricity costs would continue to […]

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Grassroots network needed to take on IMF – Comissiong

As Barbados considers entering an arrangement with International Monetary Fund (IMF), one social activist is suggesting that the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party Government sets up a people’s partnership to shepherd the country through the negotiation process. Attorney-at-law David Comissiong argued that such a move was necessary to strengthen Barbados’ bargaining position with the IMF, […]

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Lawyers’ plea

Complaining that they were losing business due to the ongoing closure of the Supreme Court at White Park Road, The City, the leadership of the Barbados Bar Association will meet in emergency session with Attorney General Dale Marshall early next week. Marshall confirmed this afternoon during a tour of the new police complex at Cane […]

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