Combatting intimate partner violence 

I remember clearly when the discussion about Guyanese immigration was at its peak in Barbados. I remember the rhetoric about Guyanese women coming to take Barbadian men away from Barbadian women. The responses of the Barbadian men were instructive and worrisome to me. Many responded [saying] the Guyanese women were easier to get along with.  They […]

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The power of the spoken word

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me’. I remember hearing these words uttered throughout my primary school years as one child responded to [a hurtful comment] said to him or her by another child.  Perhaps this little rhyme itself was a defence mechanism against the painful truth that words really do […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery 

The 2017 Hurricane season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of Dominica, Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos and the U.S Virgin Islands. After a rough start, these islands are on the road to recovery. Today we conclude our look at how these popular destinations are rebuilding with a […]

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Getting set

When you run, walk, dance or circuit train with the Barbados Defence Force, (BDF) you’re helping to make children’s wishes come true. The fees that persons pay to participate in the BDF’s boot camp series will be donated to the Precious Touch Foundation Inc., which assists children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, or who are terminally ill, […]

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Charities benefit from $20 challenge

More than a dozen local charities have received thousands of dollars in donations from secondary school children who took part in last year’s Scotiabank/Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) $20 Challenge. Now in its seventh cycle, the annual $20 Challenge started toward the end of last year and lasted for several weeks. Scores of fourth and fifth […]

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Smith’s secret

Gwendolyn Smith is Barbados’ newest centenarian. The elderly woman was in high spirits as she was showered with love by friends and family for the auspicious occasion. Her granddaughter Michelle Smith, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on her behalf, said her grandmother was a very religious woman, “She would credit her longevity to the love […]

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TnT – Boy chops off mother’s hand

He said, “I did it because my mother took away my cellphone the night before and I found it was unfair.”

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#BTEditorial – Time has long passed to clean up our act

Barbados desperately needs change. This change has nothing to do with upcoming general elections but everything to do with the vexing problem of illegal dumping, a nasty practice some of us have refused to scrap. All the preaching, teaching, advertising and legislating has somehow managed to evade the indifferent among us that our beautiful island […]

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Too much wastage in the system, warns pharmaceutical distributor

A local pharmaceutical distributor is warning that prescription drug wastage by patients has become a disaster in the medical sector in Barbados. Following a meeting today with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in the pharmaceutical business, Chief Executive Officer of All Health Inc, Paul Gibson, expressed grave concern that some patients were failing […]

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UK to open three new offices in the Eastern Caribbean

Eager to move on from the recent ‘Windrush generation’ controversy, the United Kingdom today announced it was opening up nine new diplomatic posts across the Commonwealth, including four in the Caribbean. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the revelation saying that in an effort to “boost prosperity, tackle security issues and clear up the environment”, the […]

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