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BSTU president Mary Redman (right) with members of her executive emerging from today’s meeting.

Mending fences

A change at the top in education may be just the lesson that needed to be learned for an apparent outbreak of peace between the main teachers’ union and the ministry, as the union is reporting that two years of contentious issues are on the verge of being resolved after just six hours of talks […]

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Principal of Alexandra School, Orson Alleyne

CXC results ‘bar’

As the deadline looms for matriculation to universities and sixth form colleges, students of Alexandra Secondary School in St Peter claim they have been barred from accessing the results of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) set by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). Students of Christ Church Foundation School have also been experiencing similar problems […]

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June Fowler

No need to panic, assures ResLife

Although holders of a high-yielding annuity from the defunct CLICO insurance company have seen their payments halted, no other policyholders will be affected by the Government’s debt restructuring, the new insurance company managing their portfolios said today. Policyholders of the Executive Flexible Premium Annuity (EFPA) who were expecting to receive the July 31 installment of […]

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Dr Shirley Jhagroo

Breast cancer on the rise

Breast cancer cases continue to rise, a development of growing concern for a leading advocate in the fight against the number one killer of Barbadian women. But with current early detection efforts, the number of breast cancer deaths was holding steady, said Coordinator of the Breast Screening Programme of the Breast Cancer Society Dr Shirley […]

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Owner of the popular restaurant, Fisherman’s Pub, Clement Anderson.

Town talks

Speightstown merchants, long suffering from declining sales and commercial activity in the northern town, have given mixed reactions to the news that another branch of Sandals Beaches Resort is set to be built at Heywoods, St Peter, within the next two years. Representatives of the Jamaica-based all-inclusive resort chain have held two town hall meetings […]

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Caswell Franklyn

Pay hike law’s ‘flaw’

The law passed this week triggering a salary increase for public servants is a “horrendous”, deeply flawed, “cut-and-paste” document in need of an urgent fix, Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has charged. He has even taken the dramatic turn of suggesting the Government take the rarely-employed step of firing the “inept” civil servants responsible for drafting […]

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Lisa Wardell

‘No poaching’

NEW YORK – The chief executive officer at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), Lisa Wardell, has defended the decision of the US-owned tertiary institution to leave Dominica and relocate to Barbados after 40 years. Wardell, who is also president of Adtalem Global Education, said the decision to relocate was taken “after considerable deliberations, including […]

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BFA technical director Ahmed Mohammed (second left) with the members of the senior national team.

Barbados ready for the Reggae Boyz

Barbados senior national men’s team are hungry for victory when the Jamaica Reggae Boyz visit the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf for the highly anticipated international friendly on Monday, August 20. The Bajan Tridents returned home a couple days ago after suffering a disappointing 1-0 loss to hosts Belize at the Ambergris Stadium […]

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Flood watch in effect for Barbados

Barbados is now under a flood watch until noon tomorrow. According to the Barbados Meteorological Services cloudy skies and scattered showers, which affected the island during the night and into the early morning, associated with an approaching tropical wave diminished as the morning progressed but more activity is on the way. It said that satellite […]

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Pedestrian dies in Christ Church accident

A Christ Church man is this island’s latest road fatality. Forty-two-year-old Ryan Oneale Litte of #81 Canevale, died last night after he was struck by a vehicle while walking along Spencers Road, opposite the entrance to The Concorde Experience. Twenty-three people have died in 21 road accidents so far this year. Police are continuing investigations. […]

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Barbados Defence Force chief of staff Glyne Grannum (right) hands over the keys to the renovated home to Eutice Forde while Major Lubin Maxwell (left) looks on.

Home makeover for double amputee

A double amputee in middle age, beset by a series of unfortunate events over the the last six years, was tonight expected to lay his head down in his home at Pipers Avenue, Lodge Hill, St Michael, overcome with joy and relief after the army staged a makeover. Once a chauffeur and heavy-duty truck driver, […]

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Locked out

A disabled former nurse who has been living with depression, anxiety and crippling pain from a 37-year-old spinal injury, was thrown into further trauma of homelessness and alleged discrimination this afternoon on returning to her Warrens Park North, St Michael apartment. When the wheelchair-bound, middle-aged Coral Wilkinson, accompanied by two family members, found the lock to […]

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Port workers ‘vexed with BWU’, stop work

Bridgetown port workers walked off the job for 45 minutes this morning, angry not with management but with their union. Workers who spoke to Barbados TODAY said they were upset after learning the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) had accepted the port’s offer to match the Government’s five-per cent pay increase for public workers, without first […]

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June Fowler

‘Clico’ hold

Long-awaited payments for some former CLICO policyholders have become a casualty of Government’s debt restructuring efforts. Just when policyholders of the collapsed insurance giant dared to hope that the ten-year struggle to get back their investment was over, holders of Executive Flexible Premium Annuity (EFPA) instruments have been told their annuity payments have been put […]

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Mottley meets on LIAT

The Prime Minister’s flight aboard LIAT to St Vincent is for her first meeting on the island-hopping airline with fellow majority shareholders on Friday. The Barbadian leader is being hosted by her Vincentian counterpart Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who is Chairman of the Major Shareholders. Both prime ministers are expected to deliver opening remarks. LIAT Chief […]

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Steve Blackett

Blackett’s ‘done with that’!

The television anchor-turned-parliamentarian Steve Blackett has retired from elective politics following his administration’s thrashing in the May 24 General Elections, he told Barbados TODAY. Voters cast all the parliamentarians of the Freundel Stuart-led Democratic Labour Party out of office, including the Minister of Social Care Constituency Empowerment and Community Development and MP for St Michael […]

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Chris Sinckler and Ryan Walters

Chris ‘out’, Ryan ‘in’

Out of a job as finance minister and said to be bowing out of elective politics, Chris Sinckler is about to be replaced as Democratic Labour Party (DLP) caretaker representative for the St Michael North West constituency by political newbie Ryan Walters, a fast food executive, Barbados TODAY has learned. Walters, the local general manager […]

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