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How a religious festival turned into a massacre

CNN has been investigating reports of a massacre at Maryam Dengelat Church in Ethiopia's Tigray region where dozens of people were killed over three days of violence

27th, February 2021, g:i AM

AG stays clear of COVID-19 jail time debate

The Government’s chief legal advisor on Friday side-stepped debate over jail-time for COVID breachers. Attorney General Dale Marshall would not be drawn on comments over the judicial decisions and maintained that everyone who appeared before the court is “treated fairly unless the Court of Appeal determines otherwise”. On Thursday, the Court of Appeal significantly reduced […] The post AG stays clear of COVID-19 jail time debate appeared first on Barbados Today.

27th, February 2021, g:i AM

COVID surge ‘could be tapering off’, as official eyes positivity rate

The numbers might not reflect it at a glance but the COVID-19 surge may be tapering off, one of the Government’s top COVID-19 fighters said Friday, as he eyed a key indicator of the virus’ likely spread. Senior Medical Officer Dr Anton Best said he had reached his conclusion based on decreasing positivity rates within […] The post COVID surge ‘could be tapering off’, as official eyes positivity rate appeared first on Barbados Today.

27th, February 2021, g:i AM

'Dare mighty things': The man behind the secret message in the Mars rover's parachute

For the thousands of people who work on a spacecraft that journeys to Mars, the result of their efforts often remains unseen once it leaves Earth. That all changed this week when NASA's Perseverance rover returned the first-ever video of a descent through the Martian atmosphere and safe landing on the red planet.

27th, February 2021, g:i AM

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola

Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

27th, February 2021, g:i AM

BAMP weighs on next Monday’s partial reopening

The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) would have preferred to see a sustained decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases before the country was re-opened. That is according to president Dr Lynda Williams, who warned that Barbadians would have to be extremely cautious in the coming days and weeks to avoid the possibility […] The post BAMP weighs on next Monday’s partial reopening appeared first on Barbados Today.

27th, February 2021, g:i AM

Debt ease discussions on

As the local financial services sector prepares to consider a possible second moratorium on loans and mortgages for customers dislocated by income losses and jobs due to COVID-19 lockdowns, banks and credit unions are today reporting successes during the first grace period. The Barbados Bankers’ Association (BBA) and the Barbados Cooperative & Credit Union League […] The post Debt ease discussions on appeared first on Barbados Today.

27th, February 2021, g:i AM

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