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January 22, 2019

Government overhauls the procedures for processing building applications removing some of the authority of the chief town planner.

Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Marsha Caddle, says government is pushing to implement a more efficient, transparent and...
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January 22, 2019

The Barbados government implementing a ban on single use plastics by April but grants an extension to some businesses.

The Barbados Government is on track to ban single use plastics from April 1st. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the...
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January 22, 2019

Another female body found in St. Lucy, the second in two days.

Barbados has recorded six suspected murders in just the first three weeks of the year and three in just two...
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January 22, 2019

Man assisting police with murder investigation

A man is in custody assisting police with their investigations into Barbados' latest homicide. Officers responded a call at the...
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January 18, 2019

Hinkson relieved of some of his ministerial duties

  In what could be a more head on approach to tackling gun violence the police anti-gun and anti-gang units...
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January 18, 2019

New legislation coming to govern street vending

Legislation is being brought before Parliament to better regulate street selling and remove the penalty of imprisonment for illegal vending....
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January 18, 2019

President of the CCJ worried about increasing gun violence in the region

President of the Caribbean court of Justice (CCJ) Justice Adrian Saunders is concerned about the spate of crime in the...
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January 18, 2019

The police come under fire in the city

The police say that at about 9 30 last night, officers from the Anti-Gun units were on patrol in the...
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January 16, 2019

The N.U.P.W. waiting to hear about job cuts at the statutory corporations targeted in the next stage of government’s restructuring.

With stage three of the government's economic recovery and transformation plan due to start in April, this country's largest public...
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January 16, 2019

A large contingent of fire officers battled an explosion and fire at Mount Gay Distilleries in St. Lucy. ..

The emergency services responded to an explosion and fire at Mount Gay Distilleries in St. Lucy. Fire Service Divisional Commander...
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January 15, 2019

The Labour Minister says the layoff process in central government is complete but will continue at some state enterprises.

Labour Minister Colin Jordan has reported to Parliament that the layoff process in central government is complete but will continue...
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January 15, 2019

Rihanna said to be suing her father in US court for allegedly using her Fenty brand and his relationship to her to launch a business for himself.

According to multiple overseas media outlets, Barbados-born international pop star Rihanna is suing her father Ronald Fenty in US court...
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