QEH Announces the Departure of the Executive Chairman.

Executive Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland departs the post on June 3rd. A statement released this evening says that Mrs. Bynoe-Sutherland, who joined the hospital on December 18th, 2019, will be leaving to pursue another professional opportunity. The release states that Mrs.Bynoe-Sutherland led the institution’s national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with […]

New Draft B’dos Constitution By September

A draft of the proposed new Barbados constitution is to be completed by September and the general process for submissions ended today. This was disclosed by Chairman of the Constitution Reform Commission, retired Justice Christopher Blackman, during a news briefing at parliament. He says more than a hundred submissions have been received.   Deputy Chairman […]

SSA Small Trucks Off the Road

The Sanitation Service Authority says the delay in garbage collection in some areas is due to their small garbage trucks being off the road with mechanical issues. Public Relations Officer of the SSA, Carl Padmore, provided an update on VOB’s Down to Brasstacks call-in program.   Mr. Padmore listed the affected areas. Public Relations Officer […]

High Hopes for Crop Over as Season of Emancipation Launched

Government believes all signs are pointing towards a very successful Crop Over this year. That’s the assessment of the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Culture, Senator , Dr. Shantal Munro-Knight. She says that reports from the Grand Kadooment bands indicate some of them are already sold out. And the calypso tents […]

FTC Decision on Electricity Rate Review Still Pending

There’s still no clear timeline for a Fair Trading Commission decision on the Barbados Light and Power Company’s request for a rate hike as the FTC awaits further submissions from interveners and the Barbados Light and Power Company. More from our Tonisha Rock-Yaw.