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Early childhood education

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The principal of the Maria Holder Nursery School at Sharon, has commended successive governments for their push towards early childhood education. Shelley Boyce says this…

President David Granger diagnosed with cancer

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President David Granger Wednesday began the second phase of treatment at a hospital in Cuba after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease in…

Four charged with murder

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Four young men including three teenagers are appearing in court to answer murder charges in relation to a St. Michael man. 50-year-old Hayden Mayers of…

Tablet gift programme

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Young people in Barbados are being encouraged to exercise caution, when using electronic devices. The advice is coming from Minister of People Empowerment and Elder…

Barbados Guyana co-operation

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Barbados and Guyana have committed to working together in areas beneficial to both countries. The island's Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade Sandra Husbands…

Teens getting high on menstrual pad soup

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Indonesian teenagers are using menstrual pads to get high by boiling the sanitary product and then drinking the water, local officials have warned. Both new…

Prime Minister Mia Mottley on official visit to Suriname

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley is leading a delegation to an official three-day visit to Suriname, according to an official statement issued here. It said that…

Barbados moving towards OECD compliance

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The Barbados government says it is on track to revise its current suite of international business legislation by year-end to ensure compliance with the Organisation…

Caribbean countries could receive less funding for projects

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The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Fund (CDF) says regional countries could receive less funding for projects in the future because some countries have not been meeting…

UK and EU 'agree text' of draft Brexit

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UK and EU officials have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement in a significant breakthrough for the talks. A cabinet source told the…

University officials granted bail

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Two officials of the Washington University of Barbados, including its chief executive officer, Rao Venkata Gopi, were granted BDS$200,000 bail after they appeared in court…

Trinidadian remanded to mental hospital after being charged under anti-Terrorism Act

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A 22–year-old man, who became the first person to be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act following postings he made on social media., will re-appear in…

SPORTS

Taylor sparks South Africa collapse as Windies claim sensational victory

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West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor produced her best-ever bowling performance in a T20I to trigger a breathtaking South Africa batting…

Massy United Schools knockout basketball

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology is into the semifinals of the Massy United Schools knockout basketball competition. They…

Archery gold

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Barbados walked away with five medals including one gold, two silver and two bronze to finish third overall in the…

Shoulder injury puts Holder out of Bangladesh Tests

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West Indies have suffered a major setback ahead of the two-Test tour of Bangladesh starting next Wednesday in Chittagong, after…

Windies slip further after India series loss

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Reigning World champions West Indies have taken a hit in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings, following their 3-0 whitewash at…

Serena Williams named GQ Woman of the Year -- but cover sparks controversy

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Tennis great Serena Williams has been named GQ's Woman of the Year -- but the magazine's cover has caused a…

ICC to persevere with fixtures in rain-weary St Lucia

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St Lucia will continue to host matches in the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, organisers the International Cricket Council have confirmed.…

Windies go down in last-ball heartbreak in final T20I

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The West Indies produced their best performance of the Twenty20 International series against India but still went down by six…

Combermere and the Alleyne School in BCA Under-19 final

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Combermere and the Alleyne School are through to the final of the BCA Under-19 competition after winning their semifinal matches…

BIIG surfing

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Sports Minister John King says he wants the Soup Bowl location in Bathsheba to be one of the top destinations…

Diamonds vs Ballers

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The BWU Diamonds and BRC Ballers will meet in the finals of the Sir Roy Trotman zone of the Barbados…

Top order shuffle crucial, says Brathwaite

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Captain Carlos Brathwaite said experimenting at the top of the order was necessary, as West Indies searched for a solution…

BUSINESS

TDC want 150% tax rebate

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The Tourism Development Corporation is lobbying for a return of the 150 per cent tax rebate on funds contributed by partners. Chairman, Martin Ince says…

BIPA hoping government will address plight of CLICO policyholders

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The Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance, or BIPA, has welcomed Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley's recent announcement that pensioners 60 years and older, who hold…

Minister wants new APC agreement

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A government minister wants Barbados, and other members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states, to arrive at a new deal with the…

Entrepreneurs solution

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The solution for Barbados as it moves to transform its economy, rests with entrepreneurs. Executive director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries, Graham Clarke…

March deadline for SOEs

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Government will be taking a closer look at the process by which people are appointment to boards. Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn…

ICAB conference

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Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants can count on that group's assistance as the country continues to experience economic challenges. President of the ICAB,…

Barbados outlines projects to reduce island’s imports

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has announced plans to launch two new initiatives designed to reduce the island’s imports in key areas, increase…

Z notes

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The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) says the prefix “Z” on local banknotes is legitimate as it is sought to counter images and messages circulating…

SME challenges

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The new president of the Small Business Association is encouraging Barbadians to take advantage of government's ten million dollar Trust Loan programme. Wayne Willock is…

Don't lose confidence

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Even though the Caribbean has been the slowest region to recover from the economic crisis of the western hemisphere, it should not lose confidence. This…

Rum vault

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Another achievement for Colony Club as it launches the first ever rum vault on the island. The vault, the newest addition to the St…

Sandals suspends construction work on fourth hotel in St. Lucia

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The Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says it has suspended work on its fourth hotel in St. Lucia after having already invested in excess of…

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