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St Michael woman shot in the abdomen; in critical condition

A 63-year-old woman is in critical condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) as a result of a gunshot injury to the abdomen. Police say they received information from a caller around 11:57 a.m. today, October 22, that the woman had been shot during an argument with a man while at Clarke’s Road, Delamere Land, […]

Two guns seized at illegal fete; no one arrested

Investigations are underway into the discovery of two firearms at an illegal fete at Greenfield, St Michael in the wee hours of yesterday morning. Police spokesman Inspector Rodney Inniss says officers from the Tactical Response Unit were on patrol when they came across the party, with about 150 people in attendance, around 12:10 a.m. on […]

Workshop providing knowledge on illegal wildlife trade

How to identify and ‘crackdown’ on the threats of the illegal wildlife trade is the focus of a national training workshop taking place this week. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, Anthony Wiltshire, stated that the major objective of the workshop entitled: Enforcement of the International Trade in Endangered Species […]

Continuous labour force sample survey continues

The Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) is presently conducting the final quarter of the Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey, which commenced this month, and concludes in December. During this month, field officers will visit a sample of householders in 15 districts throughout the island. Officers are required to present their official photo identification cards before conducting […]

Grads told: Caribbean filled with brilliant minds

The university’s newest graduates have been told never to doubt their strength and abilities and not to allow any unfortunate circumstances to dictate their future. Class valedictorian Andiesa Weste gave this advice to the morning graduating class of 2019 at the Cave hill campus of the University of the West Indies on Saturday as she […]

Policewomen dedicated to community outreach

Female officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force’s (RBPF) Northern Division continue their outreach programmes in a bid to keep on the pulse of the communities under their jurisdiction. Over the weekend 25 strong skirts from the RBFP and their Divisional Commander John Boyce attended a service at the Holy Innocents Anglican Church. That visit […]

Safe haven

Ninety homeless women, children and men will move into new high rise luxurious living quarters at month end. Last night, The Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness (BAEH), formerly known as the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS), officially opened the new Homeless Shelter and Rescue Mission in the multi-storey complex on Spry Street, The City, […]

Coastal management reform on the cards

Government is ramping up efforts to address this country’s coastal vulnerabilities in the face of increased threats from climate change, and to this end over 100 stakeholders are meeting this week to shape policy in this regard. The series of meetings which began today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, is geared at gathering information […]

Highlighting global Bajans

A National WeGatherin’2020 Competition has been designed to provide Government with contact information of the diaspora across the world. This afternoon, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, launched the Global Stories initiative and Barbados Family and Friends (BFF) Club, at BTMI’s One Place, Warrens, St Michael office. The purpose of […]

Billion dollar savings

With Government now reaching a deal with external creditors, the country is expected to save around $1 billion over the next four to five years. As a result, economists are predicting more wiggle room for the Mia Mottley administration to address critical social issues, and an improvement in the country’s credit ratings in coming months. […]

Sharmane Roland-Bowen

Church leaders urged to join cannabis debate

President of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) Sharmane Roland-Bowen is issuing a challenge to church leaders to speak out against Government’s plan to build out a medical cannabis industry here. Government is expected to bring legislation to, among other things, govern the growing and production of medical cannabis that will be regulated by the […]

Under control

Health officials are giving the assurance that health care associated infections and the risk of antimicrobial resistance in Barbados are under control. This reassurance was given today as local and regional health representatives gathered in Barbados for the fifth Infectious Disease Week at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) office in Barbados. Officials also reported […]

‘Devil’ in the details must be known

There have been varied views within the political arena following the news that “agreement in principle” has been reached between Government and the Barbados External Creditor Committee. This morning both the Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) and the more established Democratic Labour Party (DLP), expressed relief that the one-year-old stalemate, which threatened […]

Dr Don Marshall


Aspects of the newly struck “agreement in principle” between Government and the Barbados External Creditor Committee, are not sitting well with one local economist. Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, Dr Don Marshall, told Barbados TODAY […]

Finance Minister leads delegation to IMF, World Bank annual meetings

Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, led Barbados’ delegation to the just-concluded International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC from October 14 to 20. The delegation included the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (Alternate Governor of the IMF), Cleviston Haynes; the Director of Finance and Economic Affairs (Alternate […]

National Library Service adapting to changing world

The National Library Service is adjusting its mandate to meet the demands of a swiftly changing world, Minister of the Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King said. On Sunday, the National Library Service commenced celebrations for the organisation’s 172nd anniversary, where King showered library officials with praise for being a gateway to knowledge and culture […]

Toppin’s plea

Bring more foreign business into Barbados. That is the plea from Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin to stakeholders in the business sector at the start of International Business Week. During a church service at the Covenant Life Teaching Centre on Sunday morning, he encouraged officials from the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA), not […]