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January 25, 2017

Serious Accident Leaves Two Hospitalized

Two men have been hospitalized, with one said to be in critical condition, following the collision of two motorcars, late last evening along Woodbourne Road St. Philip.
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January 25, 2017

Opposition MPs Walk Out

Opposition Members of Parliament yesterday walked out of Parliament in protest of a move by government to restore the salaries of Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries and MPs back to the amount they received before 2013.
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January 24, 2017

Parliamentarians Debate E-Cigarettes

Government today introduced a bill in Parliament mandating that electronic smoking devices or e-cigarettes be subject to the same controls and health warnings on packaging as normal cigarettes.
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January 24, 2017

Hollingsworth Remembered

Neighbours and friends of yesterday's accident victim Robert Hollingsworth, were today reflecting on his tragic death in a motor cycle crash describing him as a helpful person and a good man.
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January 24, 2017

Bus Runs Off Road

Three Transport Board employees were taken to hospital by ambulance when a staff bus ran off the road and crashed into a utility pole in the early hours of this morning.
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January 23, 2017

St Joseph Residents Praise Improved Water Service

The Barbados Water Authority is being praised by St. Joseph residents and the Water Warriors group for what's said to be a much improved water service after repeated and sometimes prolonged outages throughout last year.
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January 23, 2017

IMF: Caribbean to Record Moderate Economic Growth in 2017

The International Monetary Fund says that the economic prospects for the Caribbean are improving -- with moderate growth of 3.9 per cent expected for the region this year.
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January 23, 2017

Private Cane Farmers Disappointed by Sir Frank’s Comments

Barbados' sugar farmers say are they are extremely disappointed with the highly critical remarks of economist Sir Frank Alleyne, who has blamed what he called the laziness of the large sugar plantation owners for the declining state of the sector.
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January 18, 2017

NUPW Expects Positive Decision on Akanni

The National Union of Public Workers expects to know of the Chief Personnel Officer’s decision on the Akanni McDowall matter...
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January 18, 2017

I’ll Resign!

The Finance Minister says that there will be no devaluation of the Barbados dollar under his watch. Chris Sinckler made...
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January 17, 2017

QEH to Reduce Waiting Lists

Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Dexter James says the Hospital is planning to improve the quality of service at the hospital in a number of ways this year, including by reducing waiting lists and waiting times in the Accident and Emergency Department.
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January 17, 2017

Republic Bank: Lower Interest Rates on Savings Benefits Customers

Managing Director and CEO of Republic Bank Barbados Limited, Ian De Souza, says the lowering of interest rates on savings by commercial banks has been beneficial to customers, as his bank has been able to reduce the rates on mortgages and other loan services.
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