Agrofest 2010 Garden Competition To Launch

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Young budding horticulturists and gardeners will soon have another opportunity to showcase their skills when the Barbados Agricultural Development & Marketing Corporation (BADMC) hosts its "Agrofest 2010 Garden Competition". The event will target primary school students and gardens can be in a traditional format or in pots, cans or tyres. Gardens must consist of vegetable plants and fruit; flower plants …

Dogs Available For Animal Lovers

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Dog lovers can now get puppies or fully grown dogs from the Animal Control Centre, located in Black Rock, St. Michael. The centre has a number of puppies and dogs for sale, and it is encouraging persons to "extend the life of the canine population in Barbados by taking one or more of the animals into their hearts and homes." …

Schools Ready For Next Week

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Schools across the island are ready to receive students for the upcoming Hilary semester, which will run from January 4, to March 25, next year. This assurance has come from the acting Chief Education Officer Laurie King,?? who noted that "teachers are scheduled to return to school on Monday, January 4, while the first day for children will be on …

Met Office Issues High Surf Warning Bulletin

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The Barbados Meteorological Office is again warning sea bathers and small craft operators to stay out of the sea as a result of high surf and dangerous rip currents along all coastlines across the island. According to the Acting Deputy Director of the department, Hampden Lovell, this warning would remain in effect for the remainder of the week due to …

Aquatic Day Tomorrow At Browne???s Beach

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Wheelchair and prosthesis users are being encouraged to participate in Aquatic Day activities on Browne’s Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael, tomorrow, Wednesday, December 30. ??The National Disabilities Unit, in association with the National Conservation Commission, the Barbados Coast Guard and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department, will be hosting the event, which will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. …

Meeting On Alcohol And Road Use Next Month

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In recognition of Drug Awareness Month, which will be celebrated in January 2010, the next meeting of the Randal Phillips Polyclinic Men’s Health Group will focus on the topic "Alcohol and Road Use – The Deadly Mix!!" The session is scheduled to be held next Tuesday, January 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Polyclinic. Medical Officer …

Time To Register Child Care Centres

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Persons operating private child care centres have been reminded that they must register their businesses or renew their licences by January 31, 2010. That is the word from an official of the Child Care Board, who said it was illegal for any such establishment to function without a Certificate of Registration from the Board. Failure to comply with the Board???s …