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Suspected foodborne illness at St Philip District Hospital

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Suspected foodborne illness at St Philip District Hospital

- The Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and resulted in the admission of one patient, who experienced severe symptoms, to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. According to a senior Ministry official, all of the patients were seen by medical practitioners and samples sent to the Public Health Laboratory for testing

Categories: Health | 
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‘Don’t spend all in US malls’

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‘Don’t spend all in US malls’

- Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss speaking at the launch of a new company Carilend. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.) A GOVERNMENT MINISTER wants Barbadians to stop spending the country’s hard-earned and scarce foreign exchange in the shopping malls of the United States. Speaking on Thursday night at the launch of new financial services company Carilend, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss veered from his prepared text to offer the word of caution

Categories: Business | 
Tags: Money |  Expenditure |  Money Management | 
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Five killed, several missing in Haiti after flood rains

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Five killed, several missing in Haiti after flood rains

- PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five people were killed and at least 19 are missing following heavy rains that battered sections of the country earlier this week. Officials in the Department of Civil Protection on Thursday reported that a 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman died in Port-de Paix in the northwest of the county while attempting to cross raging waters. Elsewhere, a 49-year-old man, a woman and a child were all killed when they also attempted to cross raging waters

Categories: Science & Nature |  Society & Culture | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados |  Haiti | 

New independent testing authority looking for clients

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New independent testing authority looking for clients

- MONTREAL – The World Anti-Doping Agency’s new Independent Testing Authority (ITA) will soon be open for business but is not sure how many clients it will get, anti-doping officials said on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee will cover the start-up cost for the ITA but after that it will operate on money generated from testing for international sports federations and major event organisers on a pay-as-you-go basis

Categories: Sports |  Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Doping |  Customers |  Games |  Anti-doping | 
Places: Barbados | 

New monetary policy could hurt Bajans – Stephen

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New monetary policy could hurt Bajans – Stephen

- Barbadians could be the likely victims of Government’s recently announced amended monetary policy which will require commercial banks to increase risk by holding more Government bonds and other promissory papers, according to a leading economist. University of the West Indies lecturer Jeremy Stephen said the banks could drop interest rates even lower due to the added risk. Interest rates on savings currently range from 0

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100-year-old mum toast of Newbury Church

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100-year-old mum toast of Newbury Church

- It was a full house at the Newbury Church of the Nazarene yesterday as mothers crowded the St George Pentecostal Church to start off their Mother’s Day celebrations with some spiritual enlightenment. But even as Pastor Wayne Seale celebrated all of them, 99-year-old mother of three Ercilla Sealy, who joined the centenarian club today, was the special guest of honour. During a lively service, the congregation gave thanks for the life of the former seamstress, also known as ‘Mum Ma’, who has dedicated more than half her life to the church

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CDB puts climate change on the agenda

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CDB puts climate change on the agenda

- BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation and mitigation, and to examine the implementation of the Bank’s Climate Resilience Strategy 2012-2017. The event will be held during the of CDB’s Board of Governors, in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados |  Turks and Caicos Islands |  Carlisle |  Bridgetown | 

FRANCE – Macron names diverse list of candidates

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FRANCE – Macron names diverse list of candidates

- The party of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has selected a diverse list of 428 candidates for parliamentary elections next month. Only 24 of those chosen are outgoing MPs from the current parliament. Some 52 per cent come from civil society and exactly half are women, the secretary-general of La République En Marche (Republic on the Move) said. Richard Ferrand said the choices marked “the definitive return of citizens to the heart of our political life”

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Elections |  Candidates | 
Places: Barbados |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France | 

Central Bank tightens monetary policy

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Central Bank tightens monetary policy

- Come the middle of June commercial banks operating here will have to hold a higher percentage of Government bonds and other promissory certificates than they currently do. Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Cleviston Haynes today announced changes to the monetary policy as Government seeks “to address the situation of the size of the deficit and how it is financed”

Categories: Business | 
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FLYING FISH & COU COU: Courting the church vote

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FLYING FISH & COU COU: Courting the church vote

- CHRISTIANS AND CHURCH-GOERS will play a major role in deciding who wins the next general election. The strategists in one of the major political parties have already started courting congregations in some constituencies. According to what Cou Cou was told, the churches are being targeted because they provide ready-made inexpensive audiences, with different political perspectives, who have to sit and listen even if they don’t want to

Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Sir Richard shares secrets of success

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Sir Richard shares secrets of success

- Ever the showman, Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson (second right) responding to the audience after presenting the panel with special gifts. From left are Dr Juliet Skinner, Lisandra Rickards, Gervase Warner and Andre Bello, Virgin Atlantic’s regional commercial manager. (Picture by Reco Moore.) SIR RICHARD BRANSON has done it all in business, and now his attention is turning to inspiring young leaders and fighting big global causes

Categories: Life & Style | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

STEM Guyana team for inaugural Robot Olympics in the USA

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STEM Guyana team for inaugural Robot Olympics in the USA

- GEORGETOWN – First Lady Sandra Granger recently met with the group of young Guyanese who are currently fine-tuning their robotic project in preparation for the inaugural Robot Olympics in Washington DC, USA in July. Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes, Director of the Sports Christopher Jones and a number of private sector sponsors were also present at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall when the group presented their progress report and relayed some of the challenges that they have encountered to date

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games | 
Places: United States |  Barbados | 

Seventh Heaven: Hotel Group Acquires Another Barbados Resort | Caribbean360

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Seventh Heaven: Hotel Group Acquires Another Barbados Resort | Caribbean360

- The Elegant Hotels Group will officially add a seventh hotel to its properties in Barbados in another month. The group is wrapping up a deal to acquire the four-star 35-room Treasure Beach Hotel on the island’s west coast. Chief Executive Officer of Elegant Sunil Chatrani said the agreement was signed last Friday and was expected to be finalized in May. He also revealed major plans for the west coast property once the deal is done

Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Hotels |  Resorts |  Hospitality industry | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

‘Fresh look’ for Bank

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‘Fresh look’ for Bank

- Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler (left) chatting with acting governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes during yesterday’s service at St Michael’s Cathedral. (Picture by WILLCOMM.) GOVERNMENT IS MOVING to make changes to the governance and supervisory role of the Central Bank. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler yesterday announced the looming adjustments, which come just months after a public falling out between dismissed Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell and Sinckler, a matter which had to be resolved in the court

Categories: Business | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Chef Kirk steps up to the plate

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Chef Kirk steps up to the plate

- Kirk Ruck is a talented executive sous chef working at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. He has been in the culinary profession for the past 20 years. In his first time on the Barbados Culinary National Team last year he placed third in the individual beef category in Miami at the annual competition, and this year he is gunning for top spot

Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Food and Drinks |  Cooking |  Chefs | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Leigh’s love for weddings

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Leigh’s love for weddings

- Leigh Rivera loves nice things and she also loves to design and create. And just as much as the 28-year-old loves those things, she also loves bringing a couple’s dreams to life on their wedding day. For as long as she can remember, Leigh had always wanted to be a wedding planner. It’s not just because she loves weddings, but also because she loves the beauty involved in these romantic events and all that they entail

Categories: Life & Style | 
Tags: Weddings | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Fertility clinic delivering the goods

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Fertility clinic delivering the goods

- Dr Roberta Corona (centre) of the Barbados Fertility Centre interacting with American clients Scott and Tisha Phipps, who were unsuccessful in their initial attempts to conceive before they turned to the centre. Now they are the proud parents of two daughters, Eliana (three) and six-month-old Arabella. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.) THE BARBADOS FERTILITY CENTRE (BFC) has been hailed as a pioneer of medical tourism and a leader in the area of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in the region

Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Pregnancy |  Fertility |  Fertility clinics | 
Places: Caribbean |  Barbados | 

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  • STEM Guyana team for inaugural Robot Olympics in the USA
    STEM Guyana team for inaugural Robot Olympics in the USA

    , nationnews.com

    GEORGETOWN – First Lady Sandra Granger recently met with the group of young Guyanese who are currently fine-tuning their robotic project in preparation for the inaugural Robot Olympics in Washington DC, USA in July. Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes, Director of the Sports Christopher Jones and a number of private sector sponsors were also present at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall when the group presented their progress report and relayed some of the challenges that they have encountered to date

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Olympic Games | 
    Places: United States |  Barbados | 

Business

Health

Family & Parenting

  • Fertility clinic delivering the goods
    Fertility clinic delivering the goods

    , nationnews.com

    Dr Roberta Corona (centre) of the Barbados Fertility Centre interacting with American clients Scott and Tisha Phipps, who were unsuccessful in their initial attempts to conceive before they turned to the centre. Now they are the proud parents of two daughters, Eliana (three) and six-month-old Arabella. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.) THE BARBADOS FERTILITY CENTRE (BFC) has been hailed as a pioneer of medical tourism and a leader in the area of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in the region

    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Pregnancy |  Fertility |  Fertility clinics | 
    Places: Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Society & Culture

Religion & Spirituality

  • FLYING FISH & COU COU: Courting the church vote
    FLYING FISH & COU COU: Courting the church vote

    , nationnews.com

    CHRISTIANS AND CHURCH-GOERS will play a major role in deciding who wins the next general election. The strategists in one of the major political parties have already started courting congregations in some constituencies. According to what Cou Cou was told, the churches are being targeted because they provide ready-made inexpensive audiences, with different political perspectives, who have to sit and listen even if they don’t want to

    Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
    Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Entertainment & Arts

  • Street artist Banksy tackles Brexit
    Street artist Banksy tackles Brexit

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    An artwork attributed to street artist Banksy, depicting a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the flag of the European Union, on a wall in the ferry port of Dover, Britain. (Reuters) DOVER – British street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France

    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: The Arts |  Artists |  Street artists | 
    Places: Barbados |  Europe |  England | 

Education

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Life & Style

  • Sir Richard shares secrets of success
    Sir Richard shares secrets of success

    , nationnews.com

    Ever the showman, Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson (second right) responding to the audience after presenting the panel with special gifts. From left are Dr Juliet Skinner, Lisandra Rickards, Gervase Warner and Andre Bello, Virgin Atlantic’s regional commercial manager. (Picture by Reco Moore.) SIR RICHARD BRANSON has done it all in business, and now his attention is turning to inspiring young leaders and fighting big global causes

    Categories: Life & Style | 
    Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Media & Information

  • Parents want picture of baby removed from social media
    Parents want picture of baby removed from social media

    , nationnews.com

    THE BABY IN A picture being circulated on social media as the infant who died last Monday at the Ivy, St Michael, is actually alive and well. And the child’s parents are livid and have asked that people stop sharing the photograph and to take it down. The couple who spoke yesterday at their Black Rock, St Michael home said they were horrified when someone showed them the picture on social media with the words Rest in Peace written across it

    Categories: Family & Parenting |  Media & Information | 
    Tags: Parenting |  Children |  Babies |  Social media | 
    Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Real Estate

  • BLP calls out Kellman on housing policy
    BLP calls out Kellman on housing policy

    , barbadostoday.bb

    The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is demanding that Minister of Housing Denis Kellman outlines a clear policy on housing. Member of Parliament for St Michael Southeast Santia Bradshaw told Parliament this morning the National Housing Corporation (NHC) was in dire financial straits, and there appeared to be no logical method to the island’s housing programme. The BLP spokesperson said while the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration boasted about building new homes, a lot of the current housing stock was in a state of disrepair and Kellman had not outlined a single plan to renovate them

    Categories: Real Estate | 
    Tags: Housing |  Housing Policies | 
    Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados | 

Motoring

  • Justyn Frost to lead BMW sales
    Justyn Frost to lead BMW sales

    , barbadostoday.bb

    After being in the automotive Industry for over 22 years, Joseph “Johnny” Tudor has handed over the keys of his BMW sales office at McEnearney Quality Inc to Justyn Frost. Frost has been working with the BMW brand since 2014 and has a BMW certification as a sales consultant. Commenting on his retirement from BMW Sales, Tudor said; “Wherever I go in Barbados I am called ‘Mr BMW’ so I can only feel a huge sense of pride as I hand over to Justyn who I know loves the BMW brand as much as I do

    Categories: Motoring | 
    Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  BMW AG | 
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