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Adisa ‘Aja’ Andwele

Bad influence

A local veteran entertainer is concerned about the penetration of popular overseas cultures promoting extreme violence, drug abuse and hatred and which is making its way into local music, films and other forms of art. Popular rhythm-poet Adisa Aja Andwele was responding to questions about the emergence of an entertainment culture similar to that of […]

A royal visit

Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will pay an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part of a Caribbean tour. During the visit, they will participate in several events, including a parade and wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in National Heroes Square and a reception at […]

Joyann Haigh

Displaced workers get online lifeline

A social media page is providing a port in a storm for retrenched workers looking for assistance with job opportunities or just seeking advice on how to set up businesses. The Bajan Empowerment Project (BEP) Facebook page was created to assist Temporarily Displaced Workers (TDW) with retraining, re-employment and advice according to one of BEP’s […]

Hugh Riley

Caribbean can do more – CTO

The less than vigorous marketing of Barbados and other Caribbean destinations in non-traditional markets is being blamed on limited resources. However, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley said that organization would be doing what it could to help regional destinations enjoy a bigger slice of the pie in emerging source markets. […]

City of love

The sales were not exactly plentiful this Valentine’s Day but that didn’t dampen the smiles and laughter of Bridgetown businessmen. The City was overflowing with love today as vendors, employees and visitors travelled through the island’s capital dressed in red. Around every corner, someone could be found with either a rose or a teddy bear […]

Lyndel Archibald

Rehab first

Law enforcement officials have been chided for taking a heavy-handed approach to young offenders, according to a regional expert in juvenile crime. Despite mounting pressure from some circles to place harsher penalties on mostly teenage boys and young men who continue to find themselves at the mercy of the law courts, the coordinator of the […]

Cotton harvesters needed

The Barbados Agricultural Management Corporation Limited (BAMC) is seeking persons to harvest Barbados’ Sea Island Cotton. Agronomist Nyah Nyhathu said: “For the month of February, fields located at Constant Farm, Dash Valley and Salters in St George and Three Houses, St Philip are ready to be harvested and people are urgently needed at the Three […]

BUT President Sean Spencer

BUT not letting up on security issue

There appears to be no immediate resolution to the security concerns of teachers of the Ellerton Primary School in St George, and the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is making it clear that it is running out of patience with the Ministry of Education’s lack of action. Following a meeting with the teachers at the […]

Barbados Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation

BADMC funds on chopping block

The Government’s agricultural development and marketing agency – makers of the Carmeta’s range of processed flours and meats – is to see its funding slashed by two-thirds, along with other state farm agencies. For the next fiscal year which begins in April, the Barbados Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) is to receive just $1.5 […]

David Comissiong

Haiti meeting delayed

Haitians seeking to come to Barbados as a result of the lifting of the visa restriction will have to wait a while longer to get clarification on the process. Barbados’ Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) David Comissiong told Barbados TODAY that he, along with Chief Immigration Officer Wayne Marshall, and a Foreign Service Officer […]

Julia Hope

‘Leave us alone’

Despite meeting all the demands set by the club of the world’s richest nations, including significantly slashing its domestic corporate tax rate, Barbados is yet to escape the taint of being considered a tax haven, head of the offshore business group has said. The president of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Julia Hope contends […]

innotech

Retraction & Apology

The Barbados Today Inc. issues this formal retraction and apology to Innotech Services Ltd. and the companies of the Innotech Group related to a series of articles it published between December 11, 2018 and December 20, 2018 in The Barbados Today newspaper on its online platform. These articles pertained to the BWA Headquarters Building and […]

Health budget shifts to drugs, polyclinics

Government is shifting some of its healthcare funding away from the lone general hospital towards a number of polyclinics, prescription drugs and the psychiatric hospital, the Estimates for the 2019-2020 fiscal year have revealed. And the Bridgetown-based ambulance service is to see its funding slashed in half. The Estimates, laid in Parliament on Tuesday, showed […]

Delcia Burke

Leave of absenteeism

There were over 8000 applications for sick leave from public servants, permanent and temporary, during 2017. And in total, the service recorded a whopping 61288 days in days lost to work because of illness. This worrying trend continues to be a major headache for Government and a drain on the country’s finances. According to the […]

David Leacock

Mental alert

Mental health authorities are reporting a 15 per cent increase in Barbadians being admitted to the Psychiatric Hospital as first-timers. Director of the hospital David Leacock is so concerned about the situation, that he is appealing to their professional partners to refer people who show signs of mental illness, much earlier for treatment. “If we […]

The farm at the center of residents’ concerns.

Pigs stymied

The villagers of Applewhaites, St George, may soon breathe fresh air again as an illicit pig farm has been ordered to close down by the Chief Town Planner. In a letter by the Chief Town Planner dated February 13, a copy of which was obtained by Barbados TODAY, notice was given to the owner of […]

Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds

Symmonds baulks at Central Bank figures on tourism performance

Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds has flatly contradicted the Central Bank Governor’s declaration of a weak performance by the tourism industry in the last quarter of 2018, when the winter season began. But the Minister also accepted that depending on what dates were used as the parameter for measuring the performance, there was a possibility […]

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