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BWU clarifies vacation option

Employees temporarily left on the breadline by the ongoing national shutdown are again being advised that they cannot be forced to take vacation without 14 days notice. Word of this from the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) who on Tuesday…

Close the caskets for now

  Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anton Best is recommending funeral homes end open casket services, out of an abundance of caution, as the COVID-19 cases in Barbados rise to 33 today. Speaking on a radio call-in programme on…

GG: “This too will pass”

  In a speech meant to calm and assure nervous citizens, Governor General Dame Sandra Mason told Barbadians on Sunday night that as difficult as the current period was, “this too shall pass”. In a televised ten-minute presentation…

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