A non-profit organisation in Barbados is one of three beneficiaries of a new climate-smart agriculture pilot project to address food insecurity in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) through funding from Sony Global Justice Fund and the support of agriculture technology company Fork Farms has granted 12 vertical indoor hydroponics systems to the Walkers […]
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Barbados will be among the first set of countries to be included in the new World Bank report – Business Ready – which will replace the flawed Doing Business report that was scrapped after last being published in 2019. Former Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, who is currently the Alternate Executive Director at the World […]
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University of the West Indies (UWI) senior lecturer Dr Henderson Carter says many black businesses in Barbados fail mainly because of the lack of succession planning. Urging black business owners to do more of this planning, the historian recalled that more than 50 years ago, black Barbadians were dominant in several sectors and were owners […]
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In an attempt to ensure the island’s sole airport complies fully with international regulatory requirements, management of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) will be conducting a full-scale exercise sometime next month. With the support of the Department of Emergency Management, the exercise will be conducted on an undisclosed date in October. Beyond the practical […]
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All the temporary public school teachers whose salaries were overdue have been paid. This confirmation came on Thursday from the president of the Barbados Union of Teachers Rudy Lovell. He told Barbados TODAY that based on reports he had received, they had all received their money. On Monday, the Ministry of Education promised that the […]
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By Sheria Brathwaite The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and Unity Workers’ Union (UWU) have launched investigations into allegations that the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) overlooked some officers for promotions and salary increases despite them being qualified. Workers told Barbados TODAY they feel aggrieved and that there is no upward mobility at the BRA. […]
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A 24-year-old woman tearfully testified today that her father began raping her at the age of seven, not long after she moved into his home. She was one of three witnesses who gave evidence on Thursday as the father’s incest trial got underway in Supreme Court No. 2 before Justice Randall Worrell and a nine-member […]
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All offices of the Barbados Postal Service (BPS), with the exception of the stamp counter at the General Post Office, will resume regular operations tomorrow, Friday, September 29. Post offices had previously experienced technical issues which impacted customers’ ability to access some services or caused significant delays with others. The Postmaster General has thanked the […]
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The opening of the Bridgetown Port has been delayed following what is being investigated as the accidental death of an employee early this morning. Police had said they received a report that a container had fallen on an employee, but while confirming the incident which occurred around 5:25 a.m., a statement issued by Barbados Port […]
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An increasing number of African nations are coming into their own and commanding their place on the world stage where their contribution to human and social development is being recognised. Geopolitical astuteness is required as African leaders sift through to determine who is a real ally and who is seeking to exploit, while at the […]
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