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Winnie was the embodiment of the apartheid struggle – Sir Shridath

Former Commonwealth secretary general Sir Shridath Ramphal today hailed the late Winnie Mandela as “the embodiment of the struggle” against apartheid. The Guyana-born Sir Shridath, who served as secretary general of the Commonwealth from 1975 to 1990 and was in the forefront of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and for the release from […]

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Remembering Winnie

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid campaigner, will be honoured with a state funeral later this month, South Africa’s president has said. Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday evening after paying a condolence visit to Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Johannesburg’s Soweto township. The funeral will be on 14 April, with an official memorial service three days earlier. In a […]

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‘My sheep gone!’

“I want my sheep back!” This is the cry today of small farmer Cheryl Phillips who said she was robbed of five of her precious livestock by unknown larcenists sometime between yesterday evening and the wee hours of this morning. According to Phillips, the bandits entered through the back gate of her Bibby’s Lane, St […]

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EBC almost set for election

Electoral authorities say they are all but ready for the upcoming general election constitutionally due by early June. Chief Electoral Officer Angela Taylor told Barbados TODAY this morning that the final aspect of the preparatory process will take place on Saturday when the last batch of presiding officers and poll clerks undergo training. Taylor also […]

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Family rocked by Carson’s death

Shock and grief have gripped a close-knit Foster Hall, St John family which lost one of its beloved sons in tragic circumstances over the Easter weekend. Carson Atkins, 40, died in a traffic accident during the wee hours of Sunday morning, becoming the island’s seventh road fatality for the year. He was the front seat […]

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UPP candidate in custody

One of the candidates contesting the upcoming general election on the United Progresive Party (UPP) ticket is in custody after getting in hot water with the law. Customs broker and farmer Herman Lowe, the UPP’s hopeful in St Michael West Central, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Dodds for contempt of court in relation […]

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Expect delays in payment for upcoming sugar season – Sinckler

While Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is advising disgruntled sugar workers that they will receive all outstanding monies before the start of the 2018 sugar crop, the minister is also warning private farmers that they may have to wait a while for payment at the conclusion of this year’s harvest. Sinckler yesterday said the majority […]

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Fresh warning

Former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell is again warning Government of the need to urgently cut its spending. In his just-released April 2018 Economic Letter, Worrell suggested that this was the only way to stop the current drain on the island’s foreign reserves, which, according to another regional economist Marla Dukharan, fell to just […]

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Keep your eyes on Dem, Mia tells civil servants

Warning that Barbados was “in dangerous uncharted territory”, Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley is pleading with the island’s public servants to guard against excessive spending by the incumbent in the weeks leading up to the general election, due by early June. With Parliament having been dissolved automatically last month, and with Prime Minister […]

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No need to panic

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is urging Barbadians to pay little attention to the “armchair pundits” who speak of continued rapid decline in the country’s foreign exchange reserves. Sinckler contended that people who were not privy to the facts were unduly alarming the public and therefore Barbadians should only pay attention to the official reports […]

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Murder accused remanded to Dodds

Murder accused Adrian Obrian Williams was today remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds after appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick at the District “A” Magistrates’ Court. Williams, 42,  is charged with the March 23 killing of Jakeil Small of Henley, St John. Small was stabbed while at Regent Hill, the Pine, St Michael. He later died […]

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BRSA concerned about frequent accidents and fatalities

One of the country’s leading road safety advocates wants passengers to take greater responsibility for their safety. President of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA), Sharmane Roland-Bowen, made the appeal in the wake of a number of collisions occurring on the island’s roads. Over the Easter weekend two people – Carson Atkins, 41, of Foster […]

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Today’s weather

The Barbados Meteorological Services says today will be fair to partly cloudy with a few brief isolated showers.

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Second road fatality recorded on Easter Sunday

  Police are  investigating a fatal accident, which occurred about 4:45 p.m., along 1st Avenue, Rockley, Christ Church. Motorcyclist Anthony Junior Stuart, 28, of Bynoe Road, Worthing’s View, Christ Church was riding along 1st Avenue when he lost control and collided with a utility pole. He fell off the motorcycle and died on the spot. The […]

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Traffic changes for Oistins Fish Festival

The public is advised that as a result of the annual Oistins Fish Festival the following traffic management changes have been implemented until Monday,  April 2. The changes run from 3 p.m. until midnight each day. Traffic travelling in an easterly direction along Maxwell main road, Christ Church towards Oistins will not be permitted beyond […]

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Road fatality in St John

A 41-year-old man has been killed in a road accident along Four Road, St John. He has been identified as Carson Atkins of Foster Hall in the parish. Preliminary investigations are that about 2:53 this morning, Atkins was the front seat passenger in a car which was being driven by Christopher Skeete, 29. The car […]

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Easter Message from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown

“Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” The women who were set on going to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body with spices were preoccupied with this worry. “But when they looked, they could see that the stone – which was very big – had already been rolled […]

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