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Barbados and Dominica to collaborate on pilot project to push private sector

Barbados island is engaging its services of the International Financial Corporation - IFC in partnership with the Commonwealth of Dominica, as the two countries endeavour to begin on a pilot project to push private sector investment in resilience.

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Barbados

The Caribbean nation- Barbados has recorded two new COVID-19 virus cases.

DLP asks government to fulfil their promise of providing affordable housing 

The Democratic Labour Party - DLP has stated that Barbados Labour Party - BLP administration has promised to build thousands of houses over the next two years. Yet Barbadians are left doubtful as there is little indication that housing is a priority of this administration.

Barbados government plans to change legal age of drinking to 18 from 16 years

The government of Barbados plans to relocate the legal age of drinking on the island from 16 to 18 years.

Second batch of COVID vaccines arrives in Barbados

The second batch of the Oxford- AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived on Barbados island on 11 May 2021.

Barbados PM expresses solidarity with India amid COVID-19 crisis

Barbados: The Prime Minister of Barbados - Mia Amor Mottley, wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi and expressed solidarity...

Bradshaw urges parents to uplift children, take COVID-19 protocols seriously

Barbados: Barbados Minister of Education - Santia Bradshaw is urging parents to use COVID-19 cases as an example to their children, to take the...

CAL Airlines to resume flights to Barbados, Grenada and Guyana islands

The Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has stated that it will resume commercial flights to and out of Barbados from Tuesday onwards.

DLP wishes the labours of Barbados with a heartfelt message

Barbados: DLP- Democratic Labour Party of Barbados wishes the labours of the nation on the occasion of Labour Day. DLP stated, "As Barbadian workers...

LIAT resumes flights to Caribbean islands including Grenada , Barbados and SVG

Caribbean region: LIAT- a Caribbean airline has decided to resume all the suspended flights in the southern part of its network. LIAT earlier, suspended...

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T&T to be under State of emergency amid COVID pandemic

During the media conference held on 15 May 2021, the Prime Minister of T&T - Dr Keith Rowley, announced a state of emergency with a curfew in place from 9 PM to 5 AM from today mid-night.

PM Briceno wishes teachers, a ‘Happy Teachers Day’

The Prime Minister of Belize - Johnny Briceno, wishes teachers on the eve of - Happy teachers day with a heartfelt message via social media.

FCB president – Higinio Velez dies of COVID-19

The President of the Cuban Baseball Federation,-FCB - Higinio Velez, dies after complications due to the COVID-19 mutant. He was also the manager when Cuba won Olympic gold in 2004.

Report: Jamaica sees hike in flight booking from US travellers

According to recently published data from - online travel agency cheap oair, Jamaica island is among the seven places that have seen a hike of more than 100 per cent in flight bookings from US travellers in the month of April 2021, compared to the month of January 2021.

Government can’t risk life of citizens by allowing travellers from Haiti: Darren

Darren Henfield - Minister of Foreign Affairs on 14 May 2021, stated, "The government cannot bear to risk the safety of Bahamians or the potential for The Bahamas economy to rebound by allowing travellers from Haiti.