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‘Plan’ to fix flood-damaged farms – Weir

With farmers in St Lucy still reeling from crop losses estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars from last Saturday’s floods, Government is working on an as-yet-undisclosed plan to reduce the impact of both floods and droughts on farming, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir has told Barbados TODAY. Saying he could not go into […] The post ‘Plan’ to ...

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‘Two more months’ of loading restrictions at River terminal

The Transport Authority’s time limits on public service vehicles loading passengers at the Constitution River Terminal (CRT) are to remain for the next two months so the authority can test the restrictions, Barbados TODAY has learned. The bus regulator’s official position was revealed in a letter to PSV owners, a copy of which was obtained […] The post ‘Two more ...

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#BTEditorial – Treasure the gift of good health

As Barbados joined today’s observation of World Diabetes Day, there came powerful reminders that the quality of our health is heavily determined by our daily choices. The prevalence of diabetes here reveals damning evidence that we have been falling woefully short in making the right choices, even with a barrage of information at our fingertips […] The post #BTEditorial – ...

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Bajans rock the boat . . . Ubersoca on the high seas

What do you call it when thousands of soca lovers converge on a boat for five days of unadulterated fun? This unmatched experience is the annual Ubersoca Cruise which, for the second consecutive year, was hosted on board the luxurious Mariner of the Seas from Royal Caribbean’s fleet. The Bajan flags were flown high onboard. […] The post Bajans rock ...

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More than the classics . . . Keisha brings down the house at Frank Collymore Hall

Keisha Christian is no stranger to the stage. However, those who were in the Frank Collymore Hall for the sunset concert Sunday witnessed a different side of the songstress who is known mostly for singing soca like her dad Keith Destroyer Christian. But while Keisha was in the spotlight and did an excellent job during […] The post More than ...

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Form Caribbean partnerships to fight economic challenges, region urged

Private sector operators are being urged to do more to help boost the island’s productivity and overall competitiveness while helping to fight corruption. Executive Director of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Misha Loban-Clarke issued the call on Wednesday, while urging BCCI members to assist Government in achieving its objectives of making the […] The post Form Caribbean ...

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Poor people suffering

Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has accused Government of neglecting what he describes as the many “casualties” of the BERT programme. The trade unionist, who was speaking in the Upper House during the Debt Holder (Approval of Debt Restructuring Amendment) Bill, 2019, said people at the bottom were the ones feeling the effects of the programme. […] The post Poor people ...

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Debt deal ‘will save billions’

Barbados is expected to save over $2 billion a year over the next four years with its new debt restructuring programme for external creditors, the Senate was told today. Acting Leader of Government Business in the Senate Senator Kay McConney revealed this morning that the savings would amount to $2.4 billion (US$1.2 billion),  as she […] The post Debt deal ...

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