George W. Bush calls out racial injustices and celebrates protesters who ‘march for a better future’

 (SOURCE: Washington Post) – Former president George W. Bush addressed the nationwide protests in a statement Tuesday, commending the Americans demonstrating against racial injustice and criticizing those who try to silence them. “It is a strength wmore..

Rihanna closes all of her businesses globally for #BlackoutTuesday

(SOURCE: BET) – Rihanna has never been a stranger to the movement. She has made political statements through her music, her fashion choices, and even her speeches during awards shows.  Most recently, the business mogul spoke of the importance of unimore..

Police investigate shooting in St Philip

A 55-year-old St Philip man remains in stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital following a shooting incident at Duncans, St Philip around 7:30 last night. Police said Vincent Thorne of Lower Duncans, was shot to the left side of his head by a manmore..

COVID-19 UPDATE: No new cases for today

There were no new positive cases of COVID-19 among the 28 people tested on Whit Monday. Additionally, none of the nine people remaining in isolation has recovered so no one will leave today. The number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Barbados remaimore..

Blackout Tuesday posts are drowning out vital information shared under the BLM hashtag

(Source: The Verge) – Users sharing black screens in solidarity have inadvertently taken over the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. As part of a Blackout Tuesday protest originally organized by workers in the music industry, users on social media, particulmore..

Obama hopeful George Floyd’s death will spur reform

 (Source: USA Today) – Former President Barack Obama called on a “new generation of activists” to channel the outrage sparked by the death of George Floyd – an African-American man who died after a Minneapolis police officer restrained hmore..

Five dead in newest Ebola outbreak in Congo, UNICEF says

(CNN) – Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said. &#822more..

Secondary schools to reopen next Monday

  The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) has advised parents and guardians that permission has been granted for secondary schools to reopen from Monday, June 8. This is to allow students of CXC classes who have not cmore..

REGIONAL- Jamaica: Tourists have choice to test for COVID-19

(Source: Jamaica Gleaner) – There will be no pretesting or quarantining of visitors to Jamaica when the island reopens its borders for international travel on Monday, June 15. Jamaica closed its borders on March 24 to flatten the curve of the coronamore..

Bajans in UK to return home

Several Barbadians stuck in London during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic are reportedly scheduled to return to Bridgetown this week on a special flight. Barbados TODAY understands that at least one of a British government-led chartered flight bound fmore..