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The Parkinson community will be getting a new state of the art community centre in the very near future. Here, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett and representative for the Maria Holder Trust,

Advisory council launched

Barbados today created history with the inauguration of an Emergency Management Advisory Council, to provide strategic oversight of the national emergency management system.
Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds, inf

Building on success

The Maria Holder Trust will invest close to three million dollars to construct a new Parkinson Community Centre.
During a press briefing at the community centre in the Pine, St. Michael this morning, Accounting Officer in the Ministry of Social Care

Alexandra no war zone

The Alexandra School was no “war zone”, but some happenings at the institution, including frequently flared tempers at board meetings, and differences of management were a major source of concern. This was asserted today by Senior Education Officer V

Alexandra board also at fault

Principal Jeff Broomes made some errors, but should not shoulder all the blame for problems at the Alexandra School.
That’s the view of former Secretary and Treasurer to the school’s board of management, June Yearwood, who today spoke of major confl

Congratulations Jamal!

The management and staff of the Sandy Lane hotel held a congratulatory party for The Taste of the Caribbean Bar Tender of the Year, Jamal Bowen, today.
He won the title about two weeks ago in Miami and today Public Relation Manager at Sandy Lane, Ja

Dedicated service from Granny Velda

Velda Carrington-Reid, formerly Small, was warranted as a Brownie Guider in 1963. In 1980 Carrington-Reid became District Commissioner of District 7. Dedicated and always willing to assist, Granny Velda as she is today called by many in the Associati

Knocks & shocks

no punches pulled at lionel hall boxing tournament
by Wade Gibbons
An unfortunate, if minor 40-second skirmish, did not mar an otherwise entertaining Amateur Boxing Association of Barbados boxing package, dubbed the Lionel Hall Memorial Tournam

$63m. shortfall

bim records substantial drop in foreign exchange reserves
Barbados has recorded a $63 million decline in its foreign exchange reserves.
In making the announcement in his half-year economic review this afternoon, Governor of the Central Bank of B

Big bang

by Wade Gibbons
Adonijah and Dijah led the way as De ADC/Digicel Big Show turned in an impressive showing before the Pic-O-De-Crop and Party Monarch judges at the Plantation Thea

Hard times to continue

Barbadians are being warned to brace for continued economic difficulties for the rest of the year, with the spectre of the country’s “precious” foreign exchange rate coming under threat.
In his review of the local economy for the first half of the y

Artistes call for a real band

by Latoya Burnham
Geh we a live band!
This was the resounding chorus of several participants in the Sweet Soca semi-finals competition last Friday night at Lime’s sports club in Wildey, St. Michael.
Mikey, a strong contender on the night and inevi

Housing not cheap

government’s housing programme too expensive for low income earners
Founder of Barbados’ newest political party, Apostle Lynroy Scantlebury, says that Government’s housing programme needs tweaking.
He said as it is presently, that programme which

The final seven

sweet soca finalists chosen at last weekend’s pork lime
A slow start with a crowd that seemed to be waiting for something, was what greeted a number of performers at the Sweet Soca Semi-finals held last weekend at the Pork Lime at Lime’s Wildey co

Coming home

Miami has come to Barbados this year in the form of Unies International Bajan Gems Kadooment Band, which for the first time is playing mas in the designer’s native homeland.
For the last three years, said producer

Trini held with drugs

Another Trinidadian woman is facing the law courts in Barbados on cocaine charges.
Anastasia Crystal Medina, 27, was arrested and charged after arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport from her homeland.†Medina has to answer four drug-

Agent: Bolt fit for London

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be fit and ready to defend his titles at London 2012, says his agent Ricky Simms.
A shadow has been growing over Bolt’s fitness ahead of the Olympics after he lost both the 100m and 200m sprints at the Jamaica

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