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Controversy continues over ownership of a section of land at Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, St Michael.

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Members of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) were given deeper insight into how the proposed Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS) would work, as educators began the process of mulling over whether they would participate in Government’s plan to create fiscal space.

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The Barbados Union Of Teachers (BUT) says it has been taken by surprise by a recent document circulating on social media regarding protocols for the reopening of schools to accommodate Class 4 and senior secondary school students.

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) has advised parents and guardians that permission has been granted for secondary schools to reopen from Monday, June 8.

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A fault at the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) St Thomas sub-station plunged hundreds of homes in the north into darkness around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday.

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COVID-19 or not, prepare for the hurricane season! That is the strong advice of Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he urged residents to prepare for what is being predicted as an above average season this year.

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New protocols will be in place at hurricane shelters across Barbados to protect persons seeking refuge against the COVID-19 virus should the need arise.

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Protocol for restaurants

01 June 2020

Government issued a COVID-19 framework for the recommencement of the restaurant and food services industry in Barbados on May 31. Last Thursday, during a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Attorney General Dale Marshall said restaurants would…

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Power outage

01 June 2020

Residents in some parts of the island were plunged into darkness on May 31 for the second time in less than a week.

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Hope for business pick-up

01 June 2020

SOME BUSINESSES IN Speightstown, St Peter, are looking forward to reopening on June 2, with the alphabet shopping system being scrapped, but not all are certain about their future.

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No denying the ‘BOSS’

31 May 2020

PUBLIC SERVANTS are getting more time to hear details and put in their two cents worth on the Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS), but even if they all reject the plan, Government says it will still achieve its objective of shaving $110 million per year off the…

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Hampers for Rock Hall residents

31 May 2020

A group of community-minded people got together today to distribute supplies to residents who have suffered setbacks as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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TAMIS site going offline

31 May 2020

Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) said in a notice that the TAMIS site will be offline for updates from 2 p.m. today, Sunday, May 31.

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No new virus cases today

31 May 2020

A statement from the Ministry of Health and Wellness today said none of the 44 people tested for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) yesterday was positive for the virus.

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UPDATE: BWA pumping stations online

31 May 2020

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) pumping stations “affected by electrical issues, as well as those at which pumping had to be stopped because of low levels, are fully back online and moving water into the distribution network” from May 31.

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CARPHA Observes World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2020

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – The use of tobacco products in any form harms nearly every organ of the body, irrespective of whether it is smoked, smokeless or electronic.

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Owner steps in and stops repairs

31 May 2020

House renovations which charity worker Jordan English was about to execute for a mother and her four children – who were discovered living in deplorable and unsanitary conditions – have been halted.

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Best: Be ready for active storm season

31 May 2020

It only takes a single storm system to spell disaster and with another prediction for a higher-than-normal hurricane season – which starts tomorrow – Acting Director of the Barbados Meteorological Service Sabu Best is warning Barbadians not to be complacent.

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Meetings to discuss BOSS on Tuesday and Wednesday

30 May 2020

Prime Minister Mia Mottley and representatives from the Ministry of Finance are set to meet with the public servants and their trade unions on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium to discuss the Barbados Optional Saving Scheme (BOSS).

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Bank staff test negative for COVID

30 May 2020

All staff members of the Broad Street Branch of Republic Bank Barbados Limited, along with staff who provided assistance at the branch during the last two weeks have tested negative for COVID-19.

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Two warned away from animals

30 May 2020

The two St Joseph men accused of burning an African Green monkey alive made their first appearance in the District “F” Magistrates’ Court on May 29.

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