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Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty’
Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty’

Rihanna says she is a fan of Barbados PM

(Barbados Nation) Barbadian ambassador, superstar and entrepreneur Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty’ took to Instagram today to express admiration for Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and to say thank you for her kind words.   Rihanna, whom Mottley thanked on Tuesday for the donation of 4 000 tablets to the Ministry of Education, said she is a “fan” of the Prime Minister.

Rihanna
(Internet Image)
Rihanna (Internet Image)

Mottley thanks Rihanna for donation of 4 000 tablets

(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley thanked Bajan superstar and entrepreneur Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty for the donation of 4 000 tablets to help bridge the digital divide of the haves and have nots in Barbados.

Six airlines seen as taking over from LIAT

(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Friday announced that the shareholder governments are forging ahead with the decision to liquidate the cash-strapped LIAT while welcoming six private airlines to take its place.

Barbados restaurants see ‘best day’ in a while

(Barbados Nation) FOR SOME South Coast restaurants, Father’s Day saw the biggest increase in business since Government eased some of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  Executive chef at Buzo Osteria Italiana in Hastings, Christ Church, Nakita Goddard, said that since fully reopening on June 7, their dining-in service had been slow, but there was a turnaround on June 21.

Reverend Dr David Durant (left) leading the congregation at Restoration Ministries as physical distancing protocols were put in place. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

Caution as Barbados churches reopen

(Barbados Nation) More churches reopened their doors to the public on June 14 under COVID-19 protocols, with some leaders calling for half-hour more than the 60-minute limit for services.    At Ellerton Wesleyan Holiness Church in St George, senior pastor Livingston Trotman said based on the square footage of the sanctuary, they could accommodate about 75 members, but only 40 turned up yesterday, up from 33 the previous week, while they continued to stream the services.

IMF approves $280 million for Barbados

(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced yesterday that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved about BDS$280 million in support, and the money should be in Barbados’ account by today.

Barbados: 24-hour curfew still on, says AG

(Barbados Nation) Barbados is still under a 24-hour national curfew. That was made clear by Attorney General Dale Marshall, who said the intention is to keep as many Barbadians at home while the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat, even as Government has partially reopened some businesses and individuals are allowed in public at various times during the day.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

Mottley calls for dialogue on debt

(Barbados Nation) There needs to be mature and relevant conversations relating to the debt obligations of middle income, small island developing states across the globe, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barbados curfew extended until May 31

(Barbados Nation) A statement issued through the Barbados Government Information Service yesterday announced that the curfew imposed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been extended until May 31, 2020.

Mia Mottley

Barbados PM announces economic stimulus

(Barbados Nation) With the Government of Barbados set to lose more than $450 million in revenue over the next year, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced a $2 billion plan designed to stimulate business and provide relief for the most vulnerable over the next two years.

Barbados says no commercial flights

(Barbados nation) Barbados is not accepting any commercial flights or passengers, says Terry Layne, acting chief executive officer of Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Inc.

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