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Reverend Dr Adrian Smith

No Bishop

Over 100 delegates from the Eastern West Indies Province of the Moravian Church will return home having failed to elect a new Bishop. And they will have to wait another three years at the next Provincial Synod in Tobago, before getting the opportunity again. Chairman of this year’s Synod, Reverend Dr Adrian Smith told Barbados […]

Louise Bobb

Surgeries delayed at QEH

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is battling with a shortage of nurses that is affecting the scheduling of some operations. This was revealed to Barbados TODAY by the hospital’s Acting chief executive officer (CEO) Louise Bobb. While Bobb acknowledged that the island’s major health institution was hoping to have those vacancies filled, she gave her […]

Donville Inniss

Pre-trial moves

The United States Department of Justice has sent correspondence to the legal representative of former Government Minister Donville Inniss which cast doubt on the strength of bribery charges brought against him by authorities there. In mandated disclosure correspondence sent by United States Attorney Richard Donoghue to Inniss’ lead attorney Anthony Ricco on June 24, Donoghue […]

A section of the large crowd at last night’s town hall meeting.

Beach bummer

Should Government grant permission for the construction of the Blue Horizon hotel as currently proposed, its developers would have to contend with Barbados’ strongest advocate of beach access. Dr Anthony Mighty Gabby Carter, who has championed unrestricted beach access for all Barbadians for decades and has even written “Jack”, the unofficial anthem for this cause, […]

Professor Hazel Oxenford

Sagassum mystery

A University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer wants to see greater investment from Government and the private sector to assist research on the economic potential of Sargassum seaweed. Professor Hazel Oxenford told Barbados TODAY, while tremendous research was done since 2011 on the odorous seaweed’s movements, its location and factors that cause it to […]

Marilyn Rice-Bowen

BARP ‘to go where its members are – everywhere’

The newly-elected president of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Marilyn Rice-Bowen has declared her intention to create spaces islandwide to ensure that members have easy access to BARP programmes and activities. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, Rice-Bowen said not all members have access to transport and noted that there was a need […]

The parents of Dario Lloyd (inset), Angela Lloyd and Ricardo Phillips.

Parents want answers after death

The parents of Dario Lloyd who was gunned down five years ago want answers regarding the circumstances surrounding the 20-year-old’s death. Mother Angela Lloyd and father Ricardo Phillips, told Barbados TODAY that they were praying and hoping to see the day when Lloyd’s killer was caught, and stand before the law courts to give the […]

Reverend Dr Adrian Smith

Crucial vote

The Eastern West Indies’ Province of the Moravian Church may have found itself in a similar position in electing a new Bishop as the Anglican Diocese of Barbados did last year. However, the Moravian Church will still be able to function efficiently, even if the position is left vacant. During the Church’s Provincial Synod, which […]

Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith (left) and ICBL’s Oliver Jordan during today’s presentation.

Police get fresh ‘eyes on crime’

Police have been forced to depend on technology to make up for citizens’ unwillingness to share information on crimes they have witnessed, Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has said, as the Police Force accepted a donation of new surveillance cameras. Declaring that policing was far more complex now than it was  25 years ago, Griffith […]

Veteran bandleader Gwyneth Squires

Jump-up ‘down’, say bandleaders

Grand Kadooment bandleaders report a major decrease in costume sales, suggesting the climactic jumpup to end the Crop Over Festival may see fewer costumed revellers on the Mighty Grynner Highway. With two weeks left to Crop Over carnival of costume bands, some bandleaders are holding on to a silver lining – a last-minute registration rush […]

Sharon Moravian Church

Moravians ‘to join crime fight, help at-risk youth’

The Moravian Church has declared it’s recommitting itself to the fight against crime and to increase its efforts to meet the needs of at-risk youth. As the church’s Synod continued at the Sharon Moravian Church on Thursday, the over 100 delegates from across the Eastern Caribbean, examined a resolution to support, encourage and develop young […]

Remedy coming

Amid complaints that members of the public have been unable to fill some prescriptions at pharmacies at polyclinics, the Ministry of Health says it has taken immediate steps to address the problem. Patients seeking medication for diabetes and hypertension took to radio talk shows today to report that they were being turned away when they […]

Wayne Dexter Reid

Charge dismissed

Just three days after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) urged police officers to be thorough in their investigations, a man accused of having almost 300 pounds of cannabis at his residence has walked free because of a lack of evidence. The case against Wayne Dexter Reid was dismissed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick  yesterday in […]

Members of the executive from left. third vice president Kimberley Agard; second vice president Charles Bostic; first vice president Kim Webster, president Akanni McDowall; general treasurer Pamela Humphrey and general manager Roy Greenidge.

Membership dwindling at NUPW

It appears that ongoing acrimony within the ranks of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is taking its toll on membership with a dramatic falloff in numbers by more than 30 per cent in the last two years, a source within the public sector trade union has revealed. “We are really seeing a steep […]

Andrew Pilgrim

‘So long’

Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim has won a monumental victory over the Barbados Court of Appeal that gives him the greenlight to take an outstanding matter directly to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for resolution. In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, the CCJ gave Pilgrim the authority to “leapfrog” the local Court of Appeal and […]

Just one jump by Bag

  It will be his first and last performance in the tent for 2019 and he intends to make it count. Red Plastic Bag will be giving patrons “no less than half hour” of performance tonight at De First Citizens/Digicel Big Show, at the Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road. In the tent’s last show […]

Senator Dr Jerome Walcott

‘Stale’ tourism offerings in need of facelift

If Barbados is to get a bigger slice of the multi-billion dollar international cruise industry, then this country’s tourism product needs to be urgently refreshed. This is according to findings of the final report of the National Cruise Development Commission, which identified several key areas which have contributed to the worrying trend of low spend […]

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