Category: Local News

David Boyce

UNDP: Laws for civil bodies still outstanding

The need for a regulatory body for the island’s more than 1000 charities has been brought to the fore once again. National Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility and Small Grants Programme of the United National Development Programme, David Boyce, reiterated calls for the establishment of a local charity commission to police locally registered charities […]

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Wayne Marshall

More collaboration needed as region tackles ISIS

Barbados’ Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, has said it is obvious security cooperation between Caribbean states is necessary. Less obvious, is the form this cooperation should take. Sharing his ideas at the closing of the Regional Security System (RSS) Institute Executive Development Course 2018, Marshall said regional security cooperation, “must be the result of a […]

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Beverley Forte .

Applewhaites residents call for pig farm’s closure

A pig farm that appears to be operating without Town and Country permission is causing a big stink in Lower Applewhaites, St. George. Member of Parliament for St George North Gline Clarke said despite attempts to have owner, Gregory Forde remedy the situation, the foul odor is still evident in the area. “They have tried […]

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Graham Clarke

Hope with BERT

One service industry specialist is forecasting that the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme will result in the creation of new opportunities. At the same time, Executive Director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) Graham Clarke is warning authorities that any strategy used to create economic transformation should be a comprehensive one […]

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Ryan Straughn

Modernization the way to go

The reported closure of the revenue-collecting side of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Thursday is an indication that Government needs to “get its act together” with respect to moving to an online payment system across its operations. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn echoed this point on Friday as he took part […]

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Payments for liquor licences usually accepted by a cashier at the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court had to be paid in at the Treasury Building today as there was still no clerk to collect monies at the court for the second straight day. Barbados TODAY understands that the only business being conducted with the public by […]

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John Nurse

Prison boss ‘in contempt’ over court-ordered promotion – officer

A senior prison officer is making a bid for his boss, Superintendent of Prisons Lieutenant Colonel John Nurse, to be held in contempt of a court order to have him promoted and paid damages. Trevor Browne has already instructed his lawyers to apply for the contempt order in the High Court. The move by Browne, […]

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Michael Bruce St. John Maxwell

Chosen one

Nine months after John Holder retired as the Anglican Bishop of Barbados, the island’s largest religious denomination has been presented with a new leader. Rev Michael Bruce St. John Maxwell, 47, Rector of Holy Trinity and an Independent Senator was this evening named as the new head, chosen by the House of Bishops to lead […]

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Toni Moore

CBC review

The state-run Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is said to be rethinking its decision to send home all 116 of the employees it had selected under the Government’s restructuring programme. Emerging tonight from another round of negotiations with management of the CBC, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Senator Toni Moore told reporters the […]

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Jeffrey Broomes

Right move!

The decision to ban the purchase of food from vendors selling outside the gates of the Grantley Adams Memorial School during lunchtime has won the support of veteran educator and controversial former school principal, Jeffrey Broomes. Mr. Broomes advised both students and school administration that there were two options before them but neither should include […]

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Verla Depeiza

DLP support for student protest

Students protesting the quality and price of the canteen food at Grantley Adams Memorial School are getting the backing of Democratic Labour Party (DLP) leader Verla De Peiza. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, De Peiza said the students are reflecting some of the spirit of the island’s national heroes such as the Father of […]

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Police Officers speaking to students.

Vendors banned

First it was the school management, now it is the police who have warned vendors involved in the Grantley Adams Memorial School saga to stay off the school’s property during lunchtime. They are however free to sell to school children before and after school. Today, police officers warned the vendors that they are no longer […]

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Daquan St Hill

A mother’s pain

A 43-year-old mother of five is still grieving nine months after the disappearance of her son Daquan Willy  St. Hill. He was last seen by his father at Bums Variety on February 9th of this year. Sharon Callender’s pain stems from not knowing what happened to her son on that day. Worse, the Royal Barbados […]

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Michael Bruce St. John Maxwell

Reverend Michael Maxwell is new Anglican Bishop

The Anglican Diocese of Barbados has a new bishop, The House of Bishops this evening appointed the Reverend Michael Bruce St John Maxwell, rector of Holy Trinity Church, to be the next Bishop of Barbados. He succeeds the Most Reverend Dr John Holder who retired as Bishop and Archbishop of the West Indies on February […]

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Non-nationals to be deported after pleading guilty to assaulting an immigration officer

Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch this afternoon ordered that the four women – three Colombians and a Guyanese – be handed over to immigration for deportation. The order was made after Colombians 31-year-old Leidy Yurani Rodas Lemos, 19-year-old Johanna Martinez Palacios, 21-year-old Carolina Estupinan and 23-year-old Guyanese Handisa Amanda Adam’s pleaded guilty to assaulting immigration officer […]

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Statement – Ministry of Education on Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is aware of the issues surrounding the student protests at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. The acting Minister of Education, Senator Lucille Moe and other Officers from the Ministry of Education visited the school and are satisfied that the correct procedure was followed by the administration […]

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Eudine Barriteau

Faculty expansion on the cards

The University of the West Indies (UWI) will soon be introducing a new faculty that will focus on creative arts and cultural heritage in the Caribbean. In addition, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal Eudine Barriteau announced that the university would be embarking on more research in an effort to help find solutions to mitigate challenges in […]

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