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Help available for school start

The Salvation Army has increased its back-to-school donations so that more families could benefit. This year, 100 persons benefited from the programme, 20 more than last year. Divisional Business Manager Sherma Evelyn told members of the media at the Army’s Reed Street, City headquarters, where a service was held to hand out the vouchers and […]

Assistance offered for school counselling

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Supreme Counselling for Personal Development Shawn Clarke says his organisation is willing, ready and able to assist the Ministry of Education with counselling students who are battling personal issues that lead to deviant behaviour. In light of Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw’s announcement last week that Government will be […]

Colin Jordan

Job internship programme for youth coming

Government is committed to providing more opportunities for young people to become productive citizens who will carry the country forward. Speaking to members of the media during a fun day and educational tour with children drawn from his constituency, St. Peter, and that of his colleague from St. James North, Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund […]

Skills fest opens

Barbados was among 63 countries whose flags were raised during the official opening of the WorldSkills Village earlier this week at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Hundreds cheered as the flags were hoisted to signify the start of the pre-competition period and the readiness of the venue, which is home to over 1,300 competitors and their accompanying […]

Bridgetown Port becoming ‘greener’

Barbados Port Inc. is playing its part in the Government’s overall drive to be fully dependent on renewable energy resources by 2030. Speaking during debate in the Senate on the Barbados Light and Power Act 2019, Chairman of the Barbados Port Inc., Senator Lisa Cummins, outlined the measures the island’s seaport was taking as she […]

William ‘Billy’ Griffith

Visitor arrivals soar

Barbados is on course for another record year in stay-over visitor arrivals, and sights are already set on achieving a similar fortune for 2020. After enjoying a 5.2 per cent increase for the first seven months of this year, tourism officials are hoping that a number of activities in the last quarter of this year […]

Jeffrey Bostic

Second 24-hour clinic next month

With the pilot for the 24-hour polyclinic service proving a major success a month after launch, Government is pushing for a September start for the second phase at the David Thompson Health and Wellness Complex in St John. Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bositic told Barbados TODAY that if all goes well […]

Agriculture under scrutiny

A last ditch effort is being made to breathe some life into what remains of the dwindling sugar cane industry as Government comes up with a restructuring plan for the wider agriculture sector. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir said the time for talk was over and it was now time for action. […]

Minister of the Environment Trevor Prescod

‘Not SSA’

Sanitation Service Authority workers are not responsible for garbage pileups, Minister of the Environment and National Beautification has disclosed. Trevor Prescod’s assertion follows an almost unanimous rejection by workers of Government’s proposal to shift to a new working arrangement with them being rostered for any five-out-of-seven days. Instead, Prescod blamed a lack of financial, human, […]

Historic building project set to take off

Work to restore the old Empire Theatre to a state-of-the-art performance arts centre has begun. However, while officials are tight-lipped about the development, some historians have welcomed it, but are cautioning authorities to preserve as much of the old structure as possible. Work has already started on the building with the clearing of the shrubs […]

Wayne Walrond

‘Work to week’

Hopes that a secret ballot may have yielded some compromise in the stalemate between the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) workers and Government over a proposed change in workdays, have been dashed. The vote, which was held by the workers’ bargaining agent, the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW), to determine if there was any acquiescence […]

Water scarce

There is no water in Foster Hall, St John.  This has been the experience of the close-knit, rural community for the past 11 days. As a result, the residents fear their livelihood has been placed in jeopardy as a result of the extended outages. But unlike other communities, those living in Foster Hall, St John […]

Police seize cannabis plants

Police from the Suppressing Criminal Activity Threatening Society (SCATS) Unit netted a number of cannabis plants during an operation on Wednesday. During the operation 1, 432 cannabis plants ranging from seedlings to four feet in height were seized.   No one was arrested in connection with the discovery. |

Police search for gunman

Police are on the hunt for a gunman who shot a St Michael man around 4 p.m. on Wednesday at First Avenue, Greaves Land, Black Rock. Twenty-two-year-old Rashawn Savion Tudor of #2 Well, Gap, Lodge Hill, St Michael suffered gunshot injuries to his lower abdomen and right thigh. According to police, Tudor was parking his […]

Dairy continues to invest in plant and staff

Officials of this island’s largest beverage manufacturer is giving the local economy a vote of confidence as the company continues to invest despite some challenges. Jose Infante, Country Manager of the Pine Hill Dairy (PHD), a subsidiary of the Banks Holdings Group (BHL), said while the local economy continues to face a number of challenges […]

No more ED forms

The days of airline passengers having to fill out immigration/customs forms, also known as ED forms, on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport will soon be a thing of the past. From next month, there will be a full transition to the use of the 48 kiosks at the airport, Minister of Home Affairs […]

Caswell Franklyn

Ripped off by utilities, says senator

Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn is comparing the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) to the “mafia”. Making his contribution to the Electric Light and Power (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was passed in the Senate today, he thanked the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration for bringing the Act, which would govern the generation and transmission of electricity, […]

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