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Job worry

The umbrella Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations (CTUSAB) today joined the chorus of calls for a speedy resolution to the south coast sewage mess. While raising concern about its impact on job security as well as national productivity, CTUSAB cautioned that there was need for an urgent fix. “It is the Congress’ view […]

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BRA to go after ‘chronic’ land tax defaulters

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has issued a stern warning to “chronic” land tax defaulters that their properties could be put up for sale from as early as July this year. Acting Revenue Commissioner Wayne Forde issued the caution today, while revealing that persons were going to great lengths to avoid meeting their financial obligations […]

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No business slowdown on account of election delay – Inniss

Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss is rubbishing claims that the delay by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in announcing general elections, had caused a standstill in the business community. “I don’t accept that businesses are in limbo because historically Barbados has been a very decent and civilized society where the differences between the parties are not […]

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Watch your mouth, Wickham!

A former diplomat and the unofficial Democratic Labour Party (DLP) campaign manager for 2018 general elections today sought to warn pollster and political scientist Peter Wickham to mind his words. A day after Wickham charged that there was a circus-like atmosphere in the country in which Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was the ring leader and […]

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Major drug seizure at Bridgetown Port

Authorities at the Bridgetown Port on Thursday intercepted a vehicle laden with 465.7 lbs of cannabis. The seizure was reportedly made around 12:15 p.m. As a result, two Barbadian males are currently assisting with investigations into this matter, police said Friday in a brief statement on the incident, which remains under active investigation by the […]

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Barbados’ Consul General to Miami dies suddenly

Barbadians at home and in the Diaspora are mourning the sudden death of this country’s Consul General to Miami Colin Seifert Mayers. Speaking to Barbados TODAY via telephone from her Miami office, a shocked Deputy Consul General Gaile Thompson said Mayers, who is in his 70s, passed away this morning after suffering an apparent heart […]

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Murder case against Lord Evil and three other St Lucy men dropped

The infamous Andre Lord Evil Jackman and three other St Lucy men have been freed of the murder of Charlie Dume. Dume died in April 2014 after he was shot while working at a bar at the corner of Nelson Street and Wellington Street. Jackman also known as Punchie, of Stroud Bay, Crab Hill; Zaviere […]

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Police continue probe into death of British visitor

Investigations are continuing into the unnatural death of a 70-year-old British visitor that occurred at Carlisle Bay Beach, Upper Bay Street, St Michael yesterday around 1:50 p.m. According to police, the female visitor was onboard the Cruiseship Aurora. While snorkelling, she got into difficulties and was assisted by medical technicians. She was then rushed to […]

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Drugs probe

The state-run Barbados Drug Service (BDS) has launched an investigation into complaints by patients that they were bring asked to pay for certain prescription drugs contrary to an arrangement by the BDS. Director Maryam Hinds told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that even though a new drug formulary came into effect on April 1, doctors still […]

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Pollster predicts UPP will crumble before election

Political Scientist Peter Wickham is predicting further defections from the United Progressive Party (UPP) before the upcoming general election, after one of its candidates jumped ship to join the Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Linda Field, who was due to contest the St Lucy seat, quit the party with a few parting shots at UPP leader […]

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NCC denies it has been rehiring workers

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is again rejecting claims it has been rehiring workers since retrenching some 300 in 2014 as part of Government’s public sector cost-cutting exercise. General Manager Keith Neblett told Barbados TODAY this afternoon reports suggesting that the state agency was bringing back workers were  “definitely not true”. “We are not rehiring […]

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BRSA joins calls to remove structure at entrance to Villages at Coverley

Mr Stuart, take down this wall! This is the strong message being sent to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in his capacity as the minister responsible for town planning, and the Town & Country Planning Division regarding the structure at the entrance to the Villages at Coverley along the Adams section of the ABC Highway. The […]

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Barbados to soon begin offshore oil exploration – Boyce

Exploration of Barbados’ potential offshore petroleum resources is to begin within the next year. Speaking in Trinidad last week at a regional symposium on strengthening energy collaboration within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator Darcy Boyce reported that Barbados had successfully negotiated exploration licences for two blocks within BHP Billiton and […]

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It’s a circus!

A circus atmosphere with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as the ringleader, has “led to the recent establishment of a political party for sex workers”, political scientist Peter Wickham has charged. Wickham today said the announcement this week by adult entertainment consultant Charles Spice Lewis that he was about to launch the Political Prostitutes Party (PPP) […]

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Local blockchain company signs MOU with regional tourism body

A Barbadian blockchain technology company is set to play a key role in helping the region’s tourism industry track visitor spend and improve competitiveness. The Hastings, Christ Church-based Bitt, which describes itself as the first to bring cryptocurrency exchange to the Caribbean, this morning signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Barbados headquartered Caribbean […]

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‘Shocked and embarrassed’

A “shocked and embarrassed” prime minister Dr Keith Rowley Thursday sought to reaffirm Trinidad and Tobago’s commitment to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and more specifically, Dominica, following the “mishap” that occurred when Port of Spain voted against a waiver for Roseau on its assessed quota contribution to the Organisation of American States (OAS) for the […]

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Act of kindness led to Quintyne’s death, daughter says

What began as a selfless act ended with 70-year-old Robert Quintyne losing his life last evening, his doleful daughter is charging. Antonia Alleyne is contending that had her dad not tried to resolve a conflict involving a 17-year-old female he would not have met his death on the road, a mere stone’s throw away from […]

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