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Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014 00:27 UTC

2014-1002-bb-dn-Aedes aegypti mosquitoThe aedes aegypti mosquito spreads chikungunya and dengue.BRIDGETOWN -- The number of confirmed cases of chikungunya in Barbados now stands at 40. And, according to the Ministry of Health, as of September 26, there were also an additional 130 cases under investigation.

Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014 00:10 UTC

2014-1002-bb-dn-policeQueen’s Counsel Ralph Thorne (right), who is representing 13 officers, greeting counsel for the Police Service Commission Tariq Khan (second right) yesterday, while commissioners Neville Lewis (left) and Keith Whittaker look on. (Picture by Heather-Lynn Evanson.)BRIDGETOWN -- There is an attitude of contempt for the courts by sections of the Public Service and even the private sector, Queen’s Counsel Ralph Thorne said yesterday.

Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014 23:43 UTC

2014-1002-bb-dn-barbados-community-collegeBarbados Community College.BRIDGETOWN -- A group of nursing students at the Barbados Community College (BCC) are protesting vigorously after being informed yesterday that courses they had started this semester would now be suspended.

Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014 23:22 UTC

2014-1002-bb-dn-Donville InnissDonville Inniss.BRIDGETOWN -- Additional jobs for Barbadians and more revenue for the business community.

Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014 23:13 UTC

2014-1002-bb-dn-Adriel BrathwaiteAttorney General Adriel Brathwaite.BRIDGETOWN -- Whether the island makes its prisoners pay for their stay at the lone penal institution has yet to be discussed by lawmakers.

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 19:26 UTC

2014-1001-bb-dn-Springer Memorial 50 plaqueMinister of Education Ronald Jones unveils the commemorative plaque at Springer Memorial School. (Pictures by Lennox Devonish)BRIDGETOWN -- The party was at Springer Memorial today as the school celebrated its 50th anniversary to the day.

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 19:11 UTC

2014-1001-bb-dn-students leavingGrazettesFor the fifth time this term, children attending Grazettes Primary were dismissed early because of a lingering stench. (Pictures by Maria Bradshaw.)BRIDGETOWN -- The environmental problem plaguing Grazettes Primary School was as a result of improper fogging which took place there three weeks ago, ahead of the start of the new school term.

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 18:58 UTC

2014-1001-bb-dn-justiceBRIDGETOWN -- Even if the High Court rules in favour of 14 police officers who are challenging their omission from a list of promotions two years ago, the Police Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to promote other officers will not change.

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 18:45 UTC

2014-1001-bb-dn-Beautify Bdos workersSome of the disgruntled former Beautify Barbados workers voicing their feelings about their situation yesterday. (Pictures by Nigel Browne.)BRIDGETOWN -- Former workers of the now defunct Beautify Barbados programme gathered outside the Ministry of Environment yesterday, demanding answers about money they said was owed to them.

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 18:08 UTC

2014-1001-bb-dn-mark cumminsChief Town Planner Mark Cummins.BRIDGETOWN -- Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins says his department is not to blame fo the delay in granting permission to B’s Recycling to relocate its business from Cane Garden to Vaucluse in St Thomas.

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