‘We’re not turning anybody away’

‘We’re not turning anybody away’

THE Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will be working assiduously to streamline the land applications of squatters occupying GuySuCo lands unlawfully and other Eas

CDB calls region to greater action

CDB calls region to greater action

The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith, stressed at yesterday’s 50th Annual Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors that in the small

Beauty workers group wants standards

Beauty workers group wants standards

A newly formed association is hopeful that a set standard for persons in the beauty industry to follow can be established. The Barbados Beauty Professionals Association which is

Observer’s final farewell Saturday

Observer’s final farewell Saturday

The funeral service takes place at 1 p.m. at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, Christ Church. The family has requested that those in attendance not wear mourning colours as the service

Top four singers advance to world championships

Top four singers advance to world championships

Rebekah Carter, Damien Smith O’Neil Harvey and Cindy Springer will be flying the colours of the Barbados national flag in the year’s first on-line KWC Karaoke World Ch

Subway bread isn’t bread, Irish court says

Subway bread isn’t bread, Irish court says

Ireland’s Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread. The ruling came in a tax

 NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS

NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS

THE SCOPE of the investigation into allegations that corrupt police officers and soldiers facilitated the return of $22 million seized during a recent operation has triggered natio

Bernie Sanders resuming in-person campaigning to back Biden

Bernie Sanders resuming in-person campaigning to back Biden

WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — Bernie Sanders is returning to in-person campaigning for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, heading to the battl

Carnival Cruise halts most departures from US ports

Carnival Cruise halts most departures from US ports

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line on Thursday said it was cancelling the majority of its cruises departing from US ports up to the end of

14-y-o Shaniel Bethune missing

14-y-o Shaniel Bethune missing

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 14-year-old Shaniel Bethune, otherwise called 'Shan' or 'Shanny', of Strathmore Drive, Spanish

UK announces £200m fund for ports to deal with post-Brexit strain

UK announces £200m fund for ports to deal with post-Brexit strain

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's government on Friday announced £200 million in funding to build new port facilities in a bid to accelerate preparations ahe

UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence

UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence

The UN Secretary-General repeated his call for a global ceasefire on Friday, commemorating the International Day of Non Violence, which is taking place this year in the shadow 

The pandemic underscores need to deliver on promise of landmark women’s rights conference

The pandemic underscores need to deliver on promise of landmark women’s rights conference

Unless countries act now, the COVID-19 pandemic could erase recent “fragile progress” towards gender equality, the UN Secretary-General warned on Thursday, urging gover

Top humanitarian award winner ‘nothing short of heroic’: UN refugee chief

Top humanitarian award winner ‘nothing short of heroic’: UN refugee chief

An educator and rights defender who has spent more than 20 years rescuing exploited and trafficked children in Colombia, represents “the best of us”, the UN refugee chi

Annual report: Pandemic recovery must be measured in ‘human rather than economic terms’

Annual report: Pandemic recovery must be measured in ‘human rather than economic terms’

We must “commit” to building a more inclusive and sustainable world, the UN chief underscored in his annual report on the Work of the Organization, launched on Thursday

    WHO launches portal for global data on the health and well-being of older people

WHO launches portal for global data on the health and well-being of older people

On the International Day of Older Persons, WHO is launching the first data portal that brings together in one place data on global indicators for monitoring the health and well-bei

World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October

World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October

On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organizati

The best time to prevent the next pandemic is now: countries join voices for better emergency preparedness

The best time to prevent the next pandemic is now: countries join voices for better emergency preparedness

COVID-19 will not be the world’s last health emergency and there is an urgent need for sustainable health emergency preparedness to deal with the next one. Read more