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#BTEditorial – Seeking out our Nirvana on Bay Street

“The Prime Minister or the Cabinet of this country has no power to fire any member of any statutory corporation or any public servant.”  Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, February 9, 2008. Whenever political naiveté and polarization are mixed in any country, politicians walk on water and camels fly. Much has been said about the ineptness […]

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Dr Crystal Haynes

Government Senator: ‘We didn’t rush to IMF’

Government Senator Dr Crystal Haynes has challenged critics who say the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) rushed into negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The party’s plans for rescuing Barbados from its economic woes, she contended, were in place long before the May 24 general elections. Speaking in Senate today during debate to legislate the […]

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Caswell Franklyn

‘Ernie and Bert quick-fix’, charges Franklyn

Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has slammed Government’s “Ernie and Bert” economic crisis programme as a “quick-fix”, designed to improve its chances of being re-elected. And in so doing, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration is inflicting more pain on Barbadians than necessary, he charged. “Your [Government’s] job is not to rush in here and do […]

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Wayne Walrond

Town and Country Planning ‘to move’

The Town and Country Development Planning Office is to be relocated temporarily as the leaky, mould-plagued Garrison office undergoes environmental cleaning and structural changes. The agency responsible for land usage had workers walking off the job two weeks ago, complaining of several environmental issues. Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers Wayne […]

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15 move forward

Fifteen finalists were announced on Sunday at the second semi-finals of the 42nd Richard Stoute Teen Talent competition. The battle was fierce as all 18 competitors vied to make it to the finals which come off on November 4 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The first standing ovation of the night was for Crayshanda […]

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Shop steward at the Barbados Statistical Service who is attached to the National Union of Public Workers Kimberley Agard speaking to workers this morning.

Stats officers move up from stench

Workers at the Barbados Statistical Service have been temporarily shifted one floor above to the sixth floor of the Baobab Towers following the recent return of a pungent stench that has left workers off the job for the last two weeks. Shop Steward National Union of Public Workers Kimberley Agard told Barbados TODAY that officers […]

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Ronald Toppin

No mark against ‘rich resident’ scheme

Minister of International Business and Industry Ronald Toppin today insisted that Barbados has not been blacklisted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over its residence-by-investment programme, in the face of its inclusion among the region’s so-called “golden passport” schemes. In a report released yesterday, the global forum of the world’s richest nations […]

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Chase placed where he can be found

A St Michael man charged with a seven-year-old criminal matter lost his freedom for 28 days at least after he failed to appear in court for over a year. Trivia Contreau Chase, of Valerie Road, Brittons Hill, is accused along with a woman of entering the home of Anthony James on July 31, 2011, and […]

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Tevin Gregory Dwayne Jack

Additional Three months for Jack

A 25-year-old man who had been on remand at HMP Dodds since January this year could be home in time for the New Year. Magistrate Douglas Frederick sentenced Tevin Gregory Dwayne Jack, of No.3 Whitehall, St Michael, to three more months in prison for his crimes. For the last nine months Jack had been maintaining […]

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Jamal Ramon Anderson Hackett

Danger to society

One of the teenagers allegedly involved in a fight that left a 16-year-old schoolboy nursing a stab wound appeared in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court today and was remanded to HMP Dodds. The incident that was caught on video and was making the rounds on social media occurred earlier this month. Seventeen-year-old Jamal […]

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Usain Bolt

Bolt rejects Malta league

Retired track and field star Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese club Valletta FC. The 32-year-old recently began the pursuit of achieving his long-stated dream of playing professional football, by taking up a contract with Australian A-League team Central Coast Mariners.  Bolt recently garnered plenty of attention for his two-goal showing […]

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Warriors’ Steph Curry (with ball) making a move on Thunder’s new recruit Dennis Schroder.

Warriors, Celtics off and running

Stephen Curry capped a game-high, 32-point performance with a key three-point play with 1:46 remaining last night, helping the hosts Golden State Warriors hold off the Russell Westbrook-less Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 in the second half of the NBA’s opening-night doubleheader. Kevin Durant dropped in 27 points for the Warriors, who overcame 7-for-26 shooting from […]

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A helping hand

The students at Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School donated two hampers to the HIV Food Bank as a part of its celebrations for World Food Day and as a way to give back to the community. Principal of the Collymore Rock learning institution Debbie Bovell said that as the theme for World Food Day 2018 […]

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Time for change

Chairperson of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, says there’s much support across the region for the decriminalization of marijuana. Speaking at a National Cannabis Rally in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, Belle Antoine, who is also the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the St Augustine campus of the […]

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Top port

The Port of Bridgetown copped the highly coveted Multipurpose Port of the Year Award 2018, emerging the big winner from among 12 competing ports across the Caribbean and Latin America. The announcement was made during the banquet and awards closing ceremony of the just concluded 2018 Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) 48th Annual General Meeting and […]

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#BTEditorial – Clennel Wickham: Avenging Angel

Eighty years ago this month, Barbados lost perhaps the greatest journalist of the early 20th Century, an “avenging angel” for social justice in colonial Barbados, as historian FA (later Sir Alexander) Hoyos described him. Clennel Wilsden Wickham was born in 1895, the same year the Advocate newspaper was born, the paper for which he would […]

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Stanislaw Dabrowny fell off his yacht on November 21st, 2017 and has not been seen since.

Looking up daddy

Almost a year after Polish visitor Stanislaw Dabrowny fell from his yacht, his daughter Agnieszka Blazowska is maintaining hope that the sea captain is still alive and well. Last November 2, Dabrowny and his wife Elzbieta began the first leg of their global circumnavigation as they left the Canary Islands for Barbados in early November […]

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