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Barbados: One year old tests positive for COVID-19

Barbados Today: Barbados’ youngest COVID-19 patient to date is a one-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with the viral illness on August 11. The boy arrived in the island on August 1 on a Jet Blue flight, accompanied by his mother. The...

Regional Airline Starts Service to Barbados

Barbados Today: The dreaded COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown tourism into a tailspin but it is not stopping local officials from finding ways to help boost visitor arrivals. On Tuesday, Barbados welcomed the inaugural Inter-Caribbean Airways flight from Grenada. It touched...

Barbados records 24 new Covid-19 Cases in 2 days

Barbados Today: For the second consecutive day, Barbados recorded 12 cases of COVID-19, Health Minister Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic announced on Sunday. At a news conference on Sunday, Bostic said yesterday’s reports from the Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory revealed...

Barbados Under Hurricane Watch

The most active part of the hurricane season is still weeks away, but experts' predictions for a busy season appear to be holding true, with the National Hurricane Center now monitoring two systems. Tropical Storm Gonzalo, which formed Wednesday, is...

Canadian Rapper Drake Causes Stir In Barbados

CBC News:- Drake has caused a kerfuffle in Barbados as photos of the Canadian rap superstar posing with fans — both with and without a mask —  are circulating on social media. The Toronto-based performer arrived on Sunday, the same day the Caribbean...

Barbados May Delay Arrival Of United States Visitors

Barbados may delay the arrival of visitors from the United States where COVID-19 cases continue to rise alarmingly, local reports say. Barbados Today quoted on Tuesday  Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds as indicating on Sunday that instead...

Barbados offering 12-month remote-work stay incentive to attract visitors

New York Post: If you’ve ever dreamed of living in an island paradise, that fantasy could now become a reality. As remote working becomes the new normal, Barbados is hoping to turn its beaches, adjacent to crystal-blue waters, into your new...

Barbados reopening under safe protocols

Barbados GIS: As Government continues to work towards reopening the country to commercial air traffic in the COVID-19 environment, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has reiterated that “safe protocols” are guiding the process, not a specific date. She made the...

BARJAM Issues Statement On Killing Of Photojournalist

The following is a statement from BARJAM on the killing of Nation photojournalist Christoff Griffith. Griffith, 25, was responding to a report of a body in Bishop's Court, St Michael when he was attacked and killed. Police reported the other body...

Media Photographer Attacked And Killed In Barbados

A Nation photographer who was responding to a report that a man was killed at Bishop’s Court Hill, St Michael, was attacked and killed today. The man, whose identity is being withheld at this time, arrived ahead of the police. The...

Barbados Minister Explains Reason For Chicken Wing Ban

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is maintaining that the decision taken by Government to institute a two-month ban on the importation of chicken wings during the COVID-19 pandemic was the right call. He gave a detailed...

Barbados: Scammers Target Adopt Our Families Programme

Barbados GIS: The public is advised that no one has been authorized to go door to door collecting money for Government’s Adopt Our Families Programme. Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Alies Jordan, issued this reminder today, following reports...

Barbados: No Job Cuts But ‘Forced Savings’

There will be no job cuts in the public service, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has promised. Local reports say she is offering instead the prospect of forced savings of part of earnings as the economy claws its way out of...

Barbados Tourism Predicted to Bounce Back By Year End

Barbados Today:-  Amid dire predictions of millions of dollars in losses for tourism-dependent small island economies globally, Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds on Thursday expressed confidence that by yearend Barbados’ tourism industry will be back on track and stronger...

Two Nabbed In Barbados Over Monkey Burning Video

Barbados Today:- (Apr 30) Police have arrested two St Joseph men and slapped them with animal cruelty charges over a viral video in which a monkey was burned alive while others cheered, triggering public outrage. The arrests follow police investigations...

Barbados Extends COVID-19 State Of Emergency Until End Of June

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados Parliament on Friday extended the COVID-19-triggered State of Public Health Emergency until June 30, but Attorney General Dale Marshall stressed that was not an indication the 24-hour curfew currently in effect would be...

Trinidadians stuck in Barbados delayed

Trinidad & Tobago Guardian: The 33 Trinidadian nationals stranded in Barbados since March 23 will have to cool their heels a bit longer, after being told this morning they would have to undergo further testing before they can leave. According...

Barbados Lime Thief Sentenced To Prison

Barbados Today:- Scaling the walls of another man’s residence twice in a bid to steal limes during the Covid-19 curfew has landed a 45-year-old man in jail for the next six months. Tony Ricardo Harris, of Lower Carters Gap, Enterprise, Christ...

Coronavirus Inadvertently Fighting Crime In Barbados

by Emmanuel Joseph Barbados has recorded a 13 per cent drop in overall crime so far this year. Deputy Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce attributes much of the decline to the existing national curfew designed to halt the spread of the...

Barbados: Some 14,000 people claim unemployment benefits since COVID-19 outbreak

Barbados Today: With some 14,000 people having already claimed unemployment benefits since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Barbados on March 17, the head of the island’s main business organisation is forecasting more layoffs in the coming four months. President of...

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