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Wesley Hall Junior School Classes End Early Due to Teacher Absences, Health Concerns Sparked

June 18, 2024

Wesley Hall Junior School Classes End Early Due to Teacher Absences, Health Concerns Sparked

Classes at Wesley Hall Junior School in The City ended early due to multiple teacher absences, raising concerns about health hazards. Ministry of Education and Barbados Union of Teachers address the situation.

Jacqueline Caesar's Advocacy Against Gun Violence in Barbados: Overcoming Challenges for Safer Communities and Schools

June 18, 2024

Jacqueline Caesar's Advocacy Against Gun Violence in Barbados: Overcoming Challenges for Safer Communities and Schools

Jacqueline Caesar, a mother who lost her son to gun violence, leads The Tyrese Caesar Foundation Against Gun Violence in advocating for safer communities and schools in Barbados, facing challenges in securing corporate support.

Fire Destroys Historic Documents Building at Archives Department, Minister Expresses Sadness

June 18, 2024

Fire Destroys Historic Documents Building at Archives Department, Minister Expresses Sadness

Fire at Archives Department destroys historic documents in Block D building. Minister Munro-Knight confirms loss, ongoing assessment. Archives closed to public, staff to report as usual. Minister Abrahams and firefighters on scene.

Remembering Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood: A Tribute from Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

June 17, 2024

Remembering Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood: A Tribute from Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley's statement reflects on the passing of Herbert "Herbie" Yearwood, highlighting his significant contributions to Barbados as a Senator, community organizer, and party supporter.

In Memoriam: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood | Barbados Labour Party Tribute

June 17, 2024

In Memoriam: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood | Barbados Labour Party Tribute

Barbados mourns the passing of Herbert "Herbie" Yearwood, a dedicated figure in politics, business, and community service. His contributions to the Barbados Labour Party and country are remembered with gratitude.

Wanted Man Zaquan Ryan Oneal Walcott Now in Custody in Christ Church, Barbados

June 17, 2024

Wanted Man Zaquan Ryan Oneal Walcott Now in Custody in Christ Church, Barbados

Zaquan Ryan Oneal Walcott, previously a wanted man, is now in custody after turning himself in at the Hastings/Worthing Police Station with legal representation. The Barbados Police Service appreciates public support.

Wanted Man Zaquan Ryan Oneal Walcott in Custody, Assists Police in Investigations

June 17, 2024

Wanted Man Zaquan Ryan Oneal Walcott in Custody, Assists Police in Investigations

Zaquan Ryan Oneal Walcott, previously subject to a "Wanted Man" bulletin, is now in custody after presenting himself to the police with legal representation. He is assisting with ongoing investigations.

Father's Day Call for Increased Parental Involvement in Children's Lives by Men's Empowerment Network President

June 17, 2024

Father's Day Call for Increased Parental Involvement in Children's Lives by Men's Empowerment Network President

President of Men’s Empowerment Network Services urges fathers to play a more active role in their children’s lives to prevent voids caused by absent father figures. Calls for understanding and involvement.

Police Respond to Shooting on Sargeants Street in St. John, Victim in Serious Condition

June 17, 2024

Police Respond to Shooting on Sargeants Street in St. John, Victim in Serious Condition

Police responded to a shooting incident on Sargeants Street in St. John. A 29-year-old man was shot while riding his motorcycle by two armed suspects. Investigation ongoing.

St John Man, 29, in Serious Condition After Shooting Incident: Police Investigation Underway

June 17, 2024

St John Man, 29, in Serious Condition After Shooting Incident: Police Investigation Underway

A 29-year-old man in St John is in serious condition after being shot by two armed men while riding his motorcycle. The assailants fled the scene, and investigations are ongoing.

National Housing Corporation Clarifies Misleading Information on Valery Housing Project in Brittons Hill

June 17, 2024

National Housing Corporation Clarifies Misleading Information on Valery Housing Project in Brittons Hill

The National Housing Corporation addresses viral video concerns at Valery Housing Project, citing misleading information and tenant responsibility for kitchen issues. Tenant town hall meeting scheduled for clarification.

Singapore Oil Spill Containment Efforts Underway; Sentosa Beaches Affected

June 17, 2024

Singapore Oil Spill Containment Efforts Underway; Sentosa Beaches Affected

Oil spill off Singapore's southern shores as dredger boat collides with fuel supply ship, leaking low-sulphur oil into the sea. Clean-up efforts ongoing with beaches closed for containment.

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