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  1. GG visits centenarian Clyde Foster

    Governor General Sir Philip Greaves joined with family members of Clyde Mitchinson Foster today in celebrating his 100th birthday. Foster, the island’s newest centenarian, told Sir Philip that while he travelled to several countries throughout the years, his heart always belonged to Barbados. Foster residents at Waterhall Land, St Michael.
  2. UPDATE: Police probe death of 15-year-old boy

    The 15-year-old boy who died at the Chefette Restaurant, Marhill Street, St Michael yesterday has been identified as Thyrike Jeremiah Worrell of Mottley Land, Bank Hall, St Michael. Worrell, who was a student of the Frederick Smith Secondary School, entered the establishment around 3:50 p.m. to use the washroom. He complained of feeling unwell and […]
  3. Missing woman found

    Thirty-one-year-old Tenisha Maynard has been traced and is safe. Maynard, of Mount Friendship, St Michael, was reported missing on Friday, December 15. The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.  
  4. Health Ministry assures Barbados’ beach water is safe

    The Ministry of Health is reassuring members of the public that Barbados’ beach water is safe. In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry said that in response to queries about the safety of nearshore water for recreational purposes, it could advise, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Department, that the beaches were safe. “Based […]
  5. No more potholes!

    Retired Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Robert Bobby Morris wants citizens to spend less time fixating on the size and amount of potholes on the island, and to spend more time talking about safeguarding the overall road network. Recalling that Barbados came from a society of “cart tracks” and “marl roads” as major thoroughfares in its […]
  6. CARICOM strongly objects to EU blacklisting

    Barbados and three other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states, which were recently blacklisted by the European Union (EU) as non-cooperative tax havens, are getting strong support from the Georgetown-based CARICOM Secretariat. While receiving France’s new ambassador to the 15-member grouping on Wednesday, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque voiced strong objection to the move by the EU, […]
  7. Cane farms facing possible closure

    The island’s 14 independent cane sugar farms could become victims of Government’s tight financial situation. Chairman of the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL) Patrick Bethel said this afternoon the farms were facing possible closure due to Government’s failure to honour outstanding payments to the independent producers.    While Bethel could not place a dollar figure […]
  8. Salvation Army shortfall

    The Salvation Army said the economy is hurting its ability to help the needy enjoy a happy Christmas, with the money drying up rapidly. The quasi-military international charity said it has only raised $250,000, with many of the companies that has helped in the past not coming forward this year. “To be at 35 per […]
  9. Bad move!

    President of the umbrella Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) Cedric Murrell today questioned the move by Government to extend the retirement age beyond 65, suggesting that it was a “bad thing” for the country. As a result of pension reform started in 2003, the pensionable age has been increasing by […]
  10. House approves additional member for NIS board

    Parliament today granted approval for the National Insurance Board to have an additional board member. That seat will be held by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Social Security or his/her nominee. In tabling the National Insurance and Social Security Amendment Bill 2017, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler told the House that Minister of […]