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President Biden signs raft of virus orders, masks required for travel

SOURCE: AP — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management and he’s demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year. The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national […] The post President Biden signs raft of virus orders, masks required for travel appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

Minister and NCF CEO give their commitment to the Landship

Two Government officials have given the assurance that they will do all in their power to ensure the survival and expansion of Barbados Landship Association. Minister in the Ministry of Culture John King and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Carol Roberts-Reifer were speaking at the viewing of the body of the […] The post Minister and NCF CEO give their commitment to the Landship appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

Over to shareholders for LIAT severance – Antigua

It’s up to LIAT’s former shareholder governments to foot the bill of outstanding severance payments to severed employees, said Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday as it moves to get the regional administrations to compensate their nationals. In statements from Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting in St John’s, the Office of the Prime Minister said: The Cabinet agreed […] The post Over to shareholders for LIAT severance – Antigua appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

UK COVID-19 variant in T&T – Ministry of Health

SOURCE: Trinidad Guardian: Health authorities in Trinidad and Tobago have confirmed the country’s first case of the highly infectious UK variant of COVID-19 (Variant B117). The strain was found in a repatriated national who recently returned from the UK. “The presence of the variant was confirmed via a gene sequencing study at the Faculty of […] The post UK COVID-19 variant in T&T – Ministry of Health appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

United States joins COVID vaccine push for poor nations, stays in WHO

The United States’ top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COVID-19. Washington also outlined a raft of new measures in support of access to universal healthcare, such as abortion services. Addressing the WHO’s Executive Board meeting, Dr Anthony […] The post United States joins COVID vaccine push for poor nations, stays in WHO appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

Bostic on COVID-19 surge: ‘This too shall pass’

The Minister of Health on Wednesday urged Barbadians to remain confident in his ministry and its personnel in the fight to stem a surge in coronavirus infections. At a COVID-19 press conference, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic said Barbados is not the only country grappling with a surge, and with the efforts of officials over the […] The post Bostic on COVID-19 surge: ‘This too shall pass’ appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

#BTColumn – Re-envisioning America via the strength to love

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by this author are their own and do not represent the official position of the Barbados Today. by Guy Hewitt 1 John 4:16 God is love, and those who live in love live in God, and God lives in them As the United States concludes observing Martin Luther King […] The post #BTColumn – Re-envisioning America via the strength to love appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

#BTColumn – Adapting labour policy, legislation and representation

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by this author are their own and do not represent the official position of the Barbados Today. by Britanny Brathwaite The Barbadian regulatory and policy framework originated when our economy and society were far different. Decades later, digital technologies have emerged, and the face of work has changed fundamentally, […] The post #BTColumn – Adapting labour policy, legislation and representation appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

Vow to keep Landship alive as revered leader’s farewell begins

The body of the Barbados Landship Association’s Lord High Admiral Vernon Watson on Wednesday made its final journey to the fabled association’s headquarters, The Dock at Licorish Village, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael. In a sombre atmosphere, a Landship detachment and drummers accompanied the hearse that carried the casket of Lord High Admiral on a […] The post Vow to keep Landship alive as revered leader’s farewell begins appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

Air Antilles pulls out of EC run after two months

Two months after moving in to fill the void left by regional airline LIAT, Air Antilles has suspended its Eastern Caribbean operations with dreams of opening up a gateway to Europe now deferred. The French-based carrier said in a statement that it had taken the decision because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It […] The post Air Antilles pulls out of EC run after two months appeared first on Barbados Today.

21st, January 2021, g:i PM

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