Groom-to be remanded after pleading guilty to charges

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A young Barbadian who does contract work in Canada and goes between that northern country and home, may have to put his planned wedding on hold. Despite his pleas for a second chance and an opportunity to proceed with his wedding arrangements, 24-year-old Winslow Ricardo Bonnett of no fixed place […]

#BTEditorial – Safe schools make better students

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Yet another school in Barbados has been forced to close its doors owing to unhealthy conditions. The latest is Vauxhall Primary. Yesterday, a decision was taken by the Ministry of Education to close the Christ Church school for the rest of the week to allow for repairs and thorough cleaning. […]

Residents come together to aid fire victims

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A group of concerned neighbours at 6th Avenue, Friendship Terrace, St Michael are banding together to assist a family of three, whose earthly belongings were consumed in an afternoon blaze. On Thursday afternoon, neighbours and persons in the nearby Warrens area were startled by a loud explosion, which was followed […]

Kidney transplants the way to go – specialist

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One kidney specialist is suggesting that the amount of money being spent on dialysis in Barbados could be put to use elsewhere in the health system. Nephrologist and Consultant with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Dr Nerissa Jurawan said chronic diseases were “exploding” in Barbados, while pointing out that every […]

Education Ministry warned about ignoring union

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The “stench of physical rot and infrastructural decay” at Vauxhall Primary is bad. But it’s not the worst case of environmental issues affecting learning institutions across the island, the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has warned. In the wake of a rat infestation problem, substandard bathroom facilities and other environmental […]

Ex-nurse’s 39-year-old injury drags on

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Former Government-paid nurse Coral Wilkinson says she has had enough of her attorney-at-law Sir Richard Cheltenham,QC, claiming he has been tardy in completing her injury settlement case with the State, almost 40 years after her fall on the job. Wilkinson, who fell and injured her back while on duty at […]

Labs get up to speed on COVID-19

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Virus experts from the Pan American Health Organization have been training laboratory technicians here and elsewhere in the Caribbean to identify and respond to potential imported cases of the new coronavirus now known officially as COVID-19. Training began in Suriname, followed by Barbados and Haiti, and will continue later this […]

Free City WiFi ‘sometime after March’

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The Smart Bridgetown project, which includes free public WiFi, has been delayed another three months, the Government’s information technology chief has told Barbados TODAY. The free WiFi, which is the first phase of the project, was originally scheduled to begin by the end of last year. But a delay in […]

Opposition wants more action on coronavirus prevention

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The Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) Thursday claimed that the Government’s measures were not far reaching enough to keep the disease at bay. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, PdP spokesman on health Paul Gibson contended that while Government is adhering to World Health Organization (WHO) standards, […]