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From left Terry ‘Mexican’ Arthur, Kareen Clarke, cousin Of Trinity and Kareen Clarke Sherry-Ann Pile and Trinity Clarke outside the Arrivals Hall at the Grantley Adams International Airport .

Songbirds praised

Tears of joy, screams of excitement and cheers from stalwarts in the entertainment industry greeted fellow entertainer Kareen Clarke and her daughter Trinity Clarke as they arrived victorious from a world performing arts contest. Hugs were shared by her cousin Sherry-Ann, in-law Heather Williams, Terry Mexican Arthur, Admiral Nelson, Shirley Stewart, Edwin Yearwood, Starlitz Cheer, […]

Policyholders in the lobby of ResLife’s Worthing Corporate Centre headquarters last month.

‘Smooth sailing’

After a few hiccups in the beginning with frustration over an early rush, all appears to be settled and moving smoothly as Resolution Life Assurance Company Ltd (ResLife) enters its seventh week of payouts in cash and bonds settlement to former CLICO policyholders. ResLife’s Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Geralyn Edward revealed that to date, […]

Eustace Waterman says he blocked this road because it is a part of his property.

Roadblock

Two elderly Gemswick St Philip siblings are crying out for help after their 82-year-old neighbour Eustace Waterman blocked what they are claiming to be the only access to their home. An upset 68-year-old Audrey Darlington said she was surprised when she looked through her window this morning to see boulders being placed on the tenantry […]

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey

No change in containers for now

Government will not immediately ban the biodegradable alternatives to single-use plastics that have tested positive for higher than acceptable levels of fluorine, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey has revealed. Instead the Mia Mottley administration will continue to seriously monitor the development, while asking importers to help with the process of […]

Roy Raphael

‘Off route’

Less than five privately-owned public service vehicles (PSVs) are presently signed onto the Transport Augmentation Programme (TAP) but Government is not ready to give up on the scheme just yet. With reports reaching Barbados TODAY about the lack lustre support for the initiative, acting assistant director for planning at the Transport Authority Carolyn Yarde has […]

US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over Caribbean

(Source: The Associated Press) – U.S. authorities on Sunday said that a Venezuelan fighter jet “aggressively shadowed” an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations. The U.S. Southern Command said that Venezuela’s action demonstrates reckless behaviour by President Nicolas Maduro, whose government accused the U.S. […]

Three crowned at Scotiabank Junior Monarch

Two kings and a queen were crowned Saturday night at the Soctiabank Junior Monarch held at the Wildey Gymnasium. For the first time ever, 19 contestants in three different categories participated in three separate ding dong battles for one of the top spots. At minutes to 1 a.m. Sunday, Quon was crowned king in the 15 […]

Magistrates’ Courts to close for training

Members of the public are advised that the following Magistrates’ Courts and offices will be closed at noon on Tuesday, July 23, to allow staff to undergo training. They are: District “B”/Oistins Magistrates’ Court; District “B”/Boarded Hall Magistrates’ Court; District “C” Magistrates’ Court; District “D”/Cane Garden Magistrates’ Court; Holetown Magistrates’ Court; and District “F”/Horse Hill […]

Give back to civil society organizations

Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson is calling on corporate Barbados to give back to civil society organizations such as the Substance Abuse Foundation (SAF). Hinkson made his remarks Saturday at the graduation ceremony for 24 people from the Verdun and Marina House. The SAF, which has joined the ranks of the Samuel Jackman Prescod […]

Clarissa Geraldine Brathwaite celebrates 100

Clarissa Geraldine Brathwaite joined the elite club of centenarians today surrounded by family, including those who flew in from the US and the UK for the special occasion. Brathwaite, dressed in a cream suit and matching hat, was joined by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Reverend Angela Phillips of St Patrick’s Anglican Church at […]

First-Citizens De Big Show cops lion’s share of finalists in Pic-O-De-Crop

A small crowd gathered in Solidarity House to await the results, hoping to see their favorite calypsonians heading to Kensington Oval aiming to dethrone Mr Blood on August 2, 2019. Tent Managers from Cave Shepherd All Stars, Eleanor Rice-Watkins House of Soca Calypso Tent, Sharon Carew and First Citizens De Big Show, Merle Niles sat eagerly to hear […]

Champion In You poster winners receive prizes

The winners of the Child Care Board’s Champion In You poster competition received their prizes on Friday at the Board’s Cheapside, St Michael headquarters. During the presentation, Board Member Kevon Henry said the competition, which coincided with Child Month 2019, observed in May, allowed children to express themselves through art. The age categories were seven to 11, […]

Guyana’s President travels to Cuba for medical treatment

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President David Granger left Guyana on Saturday for Cuba where he has been undergoing treatment for cancer. Granger, who celebrated his 77th birthday earlier this week, is being accompanied by his wife, Sandra Granger. According to an official statement, Granger travelled to Cuba for a scheduled evaluation by doctors of the […]

Time for national policy on paternity leave

As a young husband, Taurean Roach dreams of starting a family with his wife Kimberlee Thompson-Roach soon. But he is worried that he may not be able to spend enough time with his new baby after birth, because some workplaces allow fathers very little time off for paternity leave. He shared the concern with representatives […]

Drug shortage being addressed

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured the public that the problems experienced by some patients seeking to fill prescriptions at polyclinic pharmacies have been drawn to its attention and are being addressed as a matter of urgency. Some people complained on the radio call-in programme that they had been turned away from government […]

Pic-o’-De-Crop kaiso finalists named

By LaShawna Griffith The finalists for the Pic-o’-De-Crop calypso contest were announced in the wee hours of Saturday morning at the Shining Stars Calypso Show. Around 12:30 a.m., Communications Officer at the National Cultural Foundation Simone Codrington and Pic-o’-De-Crop producer Aja announced the 17 calypsonians who will meet defending monarch Mr Blood. From Cave Shepherd […]

Germaine Felix has already started packing her belongings in boxes.

Nowhere to go

A mother of three who is on the verge of being thrown into the streets is making an urgent appeal for assistance. Late Thursday night, a tearful 41-year-old Germaine Felix told Barbados TODAY that coupled with struggling to feed and clothe her three children, aged 17, nine and eight, she has been asked to leave […]

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