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  1. Residents urged to get screened for cancer

    Residents here are being urged to get screened for cancer to boost survival rates for the disease and lessen national costs. Speaking at the 6th Annual Conference for Cancer Support Services yesterday, Acting Minister of Health, Donville Inniss said cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death in Barbados after cardiovascular diseases. “We need […]
  2. Children prep for Dive Fest

    Approximately 100 children have benefitted from a training workshop put on by Barbados Dive Fest on Saturday. Chairman of the Barbados Dive Operators Association Andre Miller said the aim was to teach children how to swim and not be afraid of the sea. “We have over one hundred Barbadian children learning how to swim and […]
  3. It’s either Mia or Owen, suggests poll

    Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is now more popular than the current Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. And if elections were held today, the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) would more than likely win by a landslide. This is based on the latest public opinion poll conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) on […]
  4. Police shut down another teen event

    For the second time in one week, members of the Royal Barbados Police Force have shut down a teen event. The Inter-School Deejay Competition, held at Carlisle House, The City, was in its final stages around 11:45 p.m. when it was brought to an abrupt end. No reason was given for the shutdown, however, organizers […]
  5. BFPA reports major achievements for 2016

    The Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) has hailed its provision of HIV treatment to clients as one of its major achievements for 2016. This was one of the highlights of the association’s report to the nation, presented by acting Executive Director Anderson Langdon at its awards ceremony at the Radisson Aquatica Resort last night. “We […]
  6. Thumbs up for Crop Over Opening Gala

    The 2017 First Citizens Crop Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes has been given a thumbs up by its producer. The event, which was normally held in the island’s capital, was moved to the east of the island and held at King George V Memorial Park in St Philip this year. Producer […]
  7. Crop Over 2017 launched

    The best of Bajan culture was on show for this afternoon’s Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes. The event at the King George V Memorial Park commenced with much fanfare, including singing, dancing and acting. Entertainer Antoine Williams took to the stage to deliver Speechifying, commemorating the longevity and excitement […]
  8. CMO wants more done to promote sexual health

    Chief Medical Officer, Dr Joy St John today told health care providers that a lot more needs to be done in promoting sexual and reproductive health in Barbados, even though much progress has been made in that area over the years. Addressing the opening of the first Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference hosted by the […]
  9. New MSME development policy inches closer

    Operators in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector are one step closer to having a number of their concerns addressed. It was in February this year that Government approved a newly developed National Policy Framework that, among other things, aims to provide a new definition of the sector and provide guidelines on a […]
  10. Living with HIV

    The campaign is on once again to get Caribbean nationals to know their HIV status. And with Regional Testing Day to be held next Friday, one individual who has been living with the virus for over two decades has been sharing his story. Addressing the recent media launch of Regional Testing Day, Ainsley Reid admitted […]