Category: Local News

Buju concert replaces Reggae on the Hill 2019

The following is a statement by FAS Promotions and FAS7STAR On Saturday, April 27, Fas7star will host the eagerly anticipated Buju Banton ‘Long Walk to Freedom Tour’ in Barbados at Kensington Oval. This concert will replace the FAS Promotions’ annual Reggae on the Hill, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, April 28, at the Farley Hill […]

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Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Lynette Eastmond

More to the crime fight than laws – UPP leader

Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Lynette Eastmond is charging that Government needs to do more to find the causes of gun violence in Barbados. “We have to try and look and see what the underlying causes are for the rise in crime in Barbados. I think that is what we have to do. […]

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Dr Kristina Hinds-Harrison

NGOs need greater voice in decision-making

While Caribbean governments have done more to reach out to the private sector and civil society organizations in terms of seeking partnerships in various ventures over the past two decades, they still have not done enough to fully include all parties in their overall decision-making processes. Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University […]

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Dennis Depeiza

Unions: Let’s talk public transportation

The Congress Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) has called for an urgent national consultation on the island’s transportation system. CTUSAB’s General Secretary, Dennis De Peiza made this appeal today in a press release, saying the time was “right for a review” as there was a need to address issues impacting the delivery […]

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Retired travel and cruise industry expert Cecil Ince.

Tourism tips

One of the early pioneers in the local tourism industry is suggesting that governments in the region get out of the airline business if they are to see improvements in regional travel. At the same time, retired travel and cruise industry expert Cecil Ince told Barbados TODAY that this country’s bread and butter industry would […]

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The initial start of the blaze.

Rum scare

Officials from the Barbados Fire Service are still trying to determine the cause of a fire, which injured two men when it engulfed a 300,000-gallon alcohol tank at the distillery of one of Barbados’ largest producers of rum. Just after 2 o’clock this afternoon, ambulance workers, police officers, and over two dozen fire officers all […]

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Ryan Straughn

Towards a healthier Barbados – Straughn

Taxpayers are being afforded a fresh opportunity to ease the impact of health care on their pockets. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn announced plans to ramp up a health and wellness sensitization programme within the coming weeks that would tie the cost of health care to the lifestyles of residents. Straughn said […]

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Caswell Franklyn

Senator to write to IMF

The leader of a local trade union is taking a case for non-payment of gratuity and pension to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Head of the Unity Trade Union (UTU) Senator Caswell Franklyn said today he will be writing the IMF shortly to get clarity on a matter in which he said the non-payment of […]

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Twenty-one-year-old Leejay Walker is one of the latest victims of gun violence in the New Orleans area. Here, he shows Barbados TODAY injuries to both legs.

Living by the gun

Residents in the New Orleans community are paralyzed with fear as they face an ongoing spate of gunplay, which some say is being carried out by teenagers and men in their early 20’s. Some say the most recent incident – a shooting on Tuesday night which injured two men in a track near 7th Avenue, […]

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left) and Coverley developer Mark Maloney during a recent tour.

Millions in Coverley land deal

While Coverley developer Mark Maloney is set to earn millions from the relocation of Ross University School of Medicine students, Government was also a big winner.  Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday revealed that government has sold its lands at Coverley to Maloney for $13.5 million, three times the worth. Mottley said the decision to sell […]

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Water flowing from the Innotech tank at Bowling Alley, St Joseph.

At loggerheads

Three months into the impasse between the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and Innotech Equipment Inc. over community water tanks, there are now water safety concerns in some parts of St Joseph and St. John. Last Friday, Innotech raised the alarm with the state-owned water company after eight of its tanks were re-commissioned without being sanitized.  […]

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Fire at Mount Gay Distilleries

Fire officials at the scene of a blaze, now under control, at Mount Gay Distilleries in St Lucy. More information as it comes to hand.

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Canadian visitors admit to importing drugs

Two Canadian visitors who pleaded guilty to importing marijuana into Barbados have been remanded to HMP Dodds. Eighteen-year-old Janella Christy Milord Ashford and 20-year-old Marc Dawins Cimeus, both of Ottawa, also pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of the illicit substance. The duo was caught on January 13 when they […]

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Two injured in New Orleans shooting incident

Two men were injured in a shooting accident that occurred at New Orleans, St Michael on Tuesday January 15 around 8:05p.m. Both victims are from the aforementioned area. They are 21-year-old Leejay Walker, of 8th Avenue, who was injured in his feet and 52-year-old Henderson Hewitt of 7th Avenue, who received injuries to his thigh, […]

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Colin Jordan

Backlogged!

Steps are being put in place to ensure that the over 300 complaints remaining to be heard by the Employment Rights Tribunal are done in a timely manner. That is the word from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Colin Jordan, who today revealed they would be pursuing the option of holding multiple tribunals […]

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Sonia Browne

MPs want further changes to labour laws

At least two Members of Parliament have called for more changes to the current labour laws to address some outstanding issues as the first Parliamentary session for 2019 got on the way today. MP for St. Philip North, Dr Sonia Browne, said the first change she would recommend would be a change in the mandatory […]

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Dale Marshall

New bill ensures we never repeat the mistakes of the past

The Public Finance Management Bill is a key component in ensuring Barbados does not go through some of the economic hardship it experienced over the past decade where lots of money was spent by Government but not properly accounted for. Attorney General and Member of Parliament for St Joseph, Dale Marshall, explained that the passage […]

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