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Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic.

Government has approached Cuba for 100 specialist nurses to aid in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and Wellness Minister Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic made the disclosure that the Cuban government has approved this island’s request for... more
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Managing Director of the BL&P, Roger Blackman.

THE Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (BL&P) will be making a contribution of $100,000 to the Welfare Department. Word of this has come from Managing Director of the utility company, Roger Blackman. In a release sent to the media on... more
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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall.

AS of tonight, for a period of about two weeks, all businesses in this country with a few exceptions, will be closed, as will churches and places of worship. According to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, this is in an... more
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Dr. Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of the Caribbean Examinations Council, explains the revised examination strategy at a press briefing held yesterday at the CXC Headquarters.

Recognising the impact of COVID-19 on the education system in general, more specifically on the schedule of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) regional examinations, the council has proposed a revised examinations strategy starting with all... more
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Shawn Clarke, CEO of Supreme Counselling for Personal Development (SCPD).

As Barbadians seek to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, they are being encouraged to take proactive steps to look after their mental and emotional well-being, since stress and anxiety can harm their health as well. Shawn Clarke, CEO of Supreme... more
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Amado Marcano, Branch Manager of Guardian Life of the Caribbean.

According to Amado Marcano, Branch Manager of Guardian Life of the Caribbean, the insurance company is prepared to bring aid and offer guidance to its clientele. Speaking to The Barbados Advocate, Marcano explained that while other insurance... more

News Stories

THE partial shutdown initiated to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in this country is also affecting the public service, including the courts of law.

AN additional two persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the island’s total to 26.

Given the situation being faced as it relates to COVID-19 here in Barbados and across the world, Parliament yesterday approved the Emergency Management (Amendment) Bill to make provision in that pi

Business News

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Cost-U-Less has announced that they will provide a temporary $2 per hour wage increase for hourly employees in the company’s 12 stores, including those in Barbados.

BOCA RATON, March 23, 2020 – In response to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cost-U-Less has announced that they will provide a temporary $2 per hour wage increase for hourly employees.


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Veteran football administrator, Adrian Donovan.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) should be suspended with immediate effect, says veteran football administrator Adrian Donovan.

The Barbados Pride are the 2020 West Indies Championship (Four-Day) and have been awarded the Headley/Weekes Trophy after the season was forced suspended.

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Paige Tryhane and Daisy receiving 1st prize from (left to right) BOA’s Kendia Brathwaite and Ytannia Wiggins as they celebrate Play Like a Girl/Women in Sport. (Photo by Alison Elliot)

Paige Tryhane drew first blood last weekend when members of the Barbados Equestrian Association opened their campaign in the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Jumping Challenge.


After being encouraged to engage in social distancing to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbadians are now being encouraged to stay indoors as the country enters Stage 3 of its COVID-19

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, both lives and livelihoods are at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The spread of the coronavirus across the world has resulted in a great deal of change to the way we interact with each other and how we do business.

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