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BDF gets high praise from Marshall

The Barbados Defence Force has come in for high praise for its assistance to the police in their efforts to reduce gun crime on the island. Attorney General Dale Marshall said the mission, which began on January 14 this year, has so far deployed 853 joint gun interdiction patrols. “This reinforcing effort has had a […]

Barbados’ team off to Worldskills Kazan 2019

Barbados’ six-member team to the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition departed for Kazan, Russia on Friday, August 16. The six young people, Terrique Ward (Car Painting), Shae White (Cooking), Peabo Sampson (Fashion Technology), Kristina Patrick (Graphic Design Technology), Zaria Archer (Hairdressing) and Danny Mayers (Restaurant Service), will be joined by Official Delegate, Henderson Eastmond; Team Leader, Sarah […]

Ministry of Home Affairs: No one authorized to collect money

The Ministry of Home Affairs is cautioning members of the public that it has not commissioned anyone to collect information on the validity of identification cards on Government’s behalf. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Betty Alleyne-Headley, has advised that anyone who is approached by such persons purporting to be representatives of the Ministry to […]

Reopening of Randal Phillips Polyclinic further delayed

The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises the public that the Randal Phillips Polyclinic, Oistins, Christ Church, will not reopen on Monday, August 19, as previously planned, as more time is needed to complete the work on environmental issues affecting that facility. In addition, the Ministry is taking the opportunity to undertake a facelift of […]

Barbados Defence Force celebrates 40th anniversary

Persistent showers did not dampen the parade at St Ann’s Fort Saturday evening as the Barbados Defence Force celebrated its 40th anniversary. Six detachments, comprising officers of the Barbados Coast Guard, the Corps of Women, the Barbados Regiment Reserve, the BDF Sports Programme and the Barbados Cadet Corps, were on parade at the BDF’s headquarters at […]

Flash Flood Watch discontinued

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for the island effective 10:30 p.m. The BMS says the threat of flash-flooding associated with the passage of the tropical-wave has diminished. Thus, the Flash Flood Watch for Barbados has been discontinued.

PPDD predicts tough economic times ahead for Barbados

The People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PPDD) is predicting tough economic times ahead for Barbados. At a press conference on Saturday, Bruce Hennis, the party’s spokesman on the economy, said Barbados is in a very fragile position and many of the improvements which have been made came at a cost. “There were cutbacks in […]

Five illegal firearms, 55 rounds of ammunition seized in joint operation

Five illegal firearms and 55 rounds of ammunition were among items seized during a recent police operation. Officers from the Anti-gun and Gangs Unit, Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Suppressing Criminal Activity Threatening Society Unit (SCATS), Police Canine Unit as well as other uniformed police officers, conducted an operation last Thursday. The operation was carried out […]

St Michael South children get backpacks

Member of Parliament for St Michael South, Kirk Humphrey, this morning continued an annual practice of handing out to children of the constituency, who sat the 11-plus examinations, school backpacks full of supplies that they will need during their first term in secondary school. Humphrey and his team of volunteers have been passing on these […]

Flash Flood Watch issued for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the island effective 3 p.m. A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is likely within the Watch area. The BMS says a strong tropical wave in […]

Taxi operator shot in Oistins

Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred just before 9 p.m. on Friday in the area known as Granny’s Car Park, Oistins, Christ Church. Carol Anderson Leroy Coultress, the operator of a taxi with registration number ZM344, says he was sitting in his taxi awaiting some passengers he had dropped off at the Oistins […]

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Praise Academy pleased with historic CAPE results

Praise Academy, a registered charity, entered 14 students for CAPE exams in 2019. Seven completed the Performing Arts Dance option, six the Cinematic Arts option and one sat Entrepreneurial Studies. All 14 students passed; 10 were awarded Grade 2’s and two achieved Grade 3’s. Of the 14, the highest marks were achieved by two 14-year […]

Government investing in country’s youth

Government is continuing to invest heavily in this country’s youth. Prime Minister Mia Mottley alluded to this fact when she announced that Cabinet agreed to the launch of the Barbados YouthADVANCE Corps (BYAC), which would empower young Barbadians and expose them to all types of training and career development. Mottley made the comments as she […]

Barbados at CARIFESTA

Gateway to Culture No, it’s not the actual portal to The City but the convincing replica welcomes the people of Trinidad and Tobago and visitors, as the two-island republic hosts the 14th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts – CARIFESTA, which opened in Port of Spain this evening.  The baton of staging the region’s […]

New Port system starts September 1

Individuals and companies conducting business with the Customs Department and related agencies should start to see marked improvements in a matter of weeks. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn gave that assurance as he announced that the long awaited ASYCUDA World system would be pressed into action come September 1. He explained that […]

Ready for school

Most school plants will be ready to be reopened when the 2019-2020 school term begins next month. However, Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Santia Bradshaw said that some schools will remain closed due to challenges contractors working around the clock have encountered along the way. She said this year about 41 schools were […]

AG worries about stabbings

Knife crime, which has reached epidemic proportions in Britain, appears to have risen to an “unprecedented” level here with a rash of stabbings, Attorney General Dale Marshall has warned. Amid a record number of murders for the first eight months of the year, ten of the 34 slayings have involved the use of knives and […]

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