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  1. RBPF mourns passing of police officer

    Police are mourning the loss of one of their own. Special Constable Jefferson Johnson, of River Bay, St Lucy died this morning at the Queen Hospital where he was a patient. Fifty-six-year -old Johnson was a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force  (RBPF) for the past 24 years. At the time of his death, […]
  2. Two more students charged in Lester Vaughn school incident

    Police have arrested and charged two more students, a male and a female with the offence of occasioning actual bodily harm in connection with a violent fight that left a female student of the Lester Vaughn Secondary School nursing serious injuries. A video of the incident, which occurred last Wednesday, showed the victim being punched […]
  3. Licensing Authority system unavailable

    The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is advising the public that the Licensing Authority system will be unavailable from 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, to facilitate maintenance of the servers. The BRA said residents should arrange their business accordingly. Normal operations are expected to resume from Friday, May 26. The Authority regrets any inconvenience caused.
  4. ‘Tourist arrivals a new record pace’

    Barbados is on pace for a second straight record year in long-stay visitor arrivals, according to Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy. Sealy today announced that the island recorded an 8.2 per cent rise in arrivals as at the end of April, when compared to the same period last year, setting it on course to easily […]
  5. Cash block

    Slot machine operators here are having a cash problem – too much of it and nowhere to deposit it. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite today disclosed that commercial banks are refusing to accept large amounts of cash from these businesses because of the labelling of Barbados as a money laundering haven. Brathwaite said the intake at […]
  6. QEH cataract initiative to end this month

    A programme launched in January of this year by the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to eliminate the waiting list of patients for cataract surgery, will be completed at the end of this month, one month later than scheduled, according to a QEH official. Consultant and Head of the Department of Opthalmology Dr Trevor Drakes […]
  7. Complacency is keeping Barbados back, says UWI executive

    The struggles which Barbados currently experiences to diversify its economy and develop new income earners is the result of years of complacency, according to the top executive of the business unit of The University of the West Indies (UWI) that provides international and regional advisory services. Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Company (UWIC) Lisa […]
  8. Cause of outbreak at St Philip hospital still unknown

    Health authorities here are still trying to find out what caused 30 patients at the St Philip District Hospital to fall ill between May 15 and 16. The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) had said in a release late last week that the Ministry of Health was investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at […]
  9. Archbishop appeals for an end to violence

    Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder is appealing to Barbadians not to become a people who see violence as an easy and acceptable option to solve their problems. Speaking against the backdrop of a recent violent attack on a Lester Vaughn Secondary School student by a mob of schoolmates, and a rise in […]
  10. Schoolgirl arrested in connection with viral video

    Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old schoolgirl with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to an incident at Lester Vaughn School in which another girl was chased by a number of students and kicked about the body as she laid on the ground. The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, May 17, was filmed […]