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‘Bree deserves a monument’

A former minister in the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Cabinet of Sir Harold Bernard Bree St John is recommending the establishment of a monument in honour of the late lawyer, politician and statesman. Legal luminary and former BLP Minister of Agriculture Sir Richard Johnny Cheltenham, QC, is insisting that Sir Harold must not be remembered […]

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Barbados loses a knight

Barbados has lost one of its cherished knights. Former Queen’s Counsel Sir John Andrew Connell passed away last night after a brief illness. He was 81. Sir John was accorded the country’s highest honour back in 2016 for his outstanding contributions to law and the protection of the environment. He had earlier served as a […]

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No Easter hustle and bustle

Merchants in Bridgetown say it has been slow and steady business all week, with Barbadians not flocking to The City as they have traditionally done in preparation for the long Easter weekend. “We have been very quiet this week. In fact the first three months of this year were definitely down compared to last year,” […]

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No contest

The Crane Resort today announced it would likely shut down its beach operations on Saturday during a planned protest against the luxury hotel. General Manager Sean Alleyne said it would not be fair to allow staff and guests of the 130-year-old property to be caught up in the protest, being led by Anthony Gabby Carter, […]

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Maria’s safe

Christ Church West incumbent Dr Maria Agard will not be censured by her political party for a recent Facebook post in which she made reference to biting “nobody clit”. The United Progressive Party (UPP) said there was no reason to reprimand Dr Agard for the post, which some saw as highly inappropriate. In fact, UPP […]

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Businesses falling behind on OECD compliance

Local financial institutions are said to be lagging behind in terms of implementing common reporting standards (CRS) specified by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Barbados signed onto the CRS, which covers 96 jurisdictions, in October of 2015 and domestic institutions now have until the end of July this year to complete their […]

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Major faux pas

PORT Of SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday sought to distance itself from a position taken by its ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) Anthony Phillip Spencer during a hemispheric meeting last week against a financial waiver for hurricane ravaged Dominica. Instead of supporting the waiver on Dominica’s assessed quota […]

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Pressure mounting on DPP to drop case against Holder

Support is growing for a call on Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Donna Babb-Agard to drop charges against Felisha Osula Holder, the 33-year-old mother  accused of causing the death of her 11-year-old son by dangerous driving three years ago. The local charity, the African Heritage Foundation (AHF), has launched an online petition in an attempt […]

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GG arrives

Governor General Dame Sandra Mason (right) is in jolly old England this week, where she was warmly received in audience at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty The Queen on Wednesday. This follows her appointment back in January as the local representative of the British monarchy.

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Welfare cheques delayed

Members of the public are advised that welfare cheques for the period dated 2018-03-30 and 2018-04-13 will be delayed. The cheques will be available during the week of Tuesday, April 3. The Welfare Department regrets any inconvenience caused. (BGIS)

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Wrong call, PM!

Social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong is appealing to Barbadians to reject the “serpentine advice” of “any agent of deception” who encourages them to accept money from candidates during the campaign for the pending general election. Without mentioning Prime Minister Freundel Stuart by name, but in what was a clear reference to the Stuart’s recent […]

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Artistic swimmers in the pool on Sunday

Five Barbadian young ladies head to the 2018 CARIFTA Swimming Games in Jamaica to represent their country in the little-known sport of Artistic Swimming. Synchronized swimming was officially renamed in 2017 by the governing body FINA. Samaiyah Forde (14), Nia Morris (13), Hailey Mahy (13) and Gracie Foster (12) were part of the historic team […]

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Two wanted men turn themselves in

A 41-year-old St Lucy man is to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today charged with two serious offences. Ryan Pearson Griffith, of Josey Hill, is accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and rape. On Tuesday, police had issued a bulletin for Griffith’s arrest, as well as for that of Adrian Obrien Williams, […]

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NUPW greed

The rejection by the membership of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) of a proposal by Government in 2013 for a five per cent cut in public servants’ salaries led to the retrenchment of 3,000 civil servants and placed up to 6,000 jobs at risk, Walter Maloney, the former union president, has revealed. In […]

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South coast dye test results are back

The results are back from the dye tests for the new injection wells dug by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to help control the sewage problem on the south coast, and they confirm what the engineers had predicted. “The results of the dye have come back, the Ministries of [Water Resource Management; Health, and the […]

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I will be back, Stuart warns Mottley

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has made it clear that he intends to lead a relentless attack on the pretender to his post as soon as he rings the election bell. Stuart addressed a meeting of his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at Lawrence T Gay Memorial School at the weekend, and he left a bold message […]

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Locked up

Relatives of a 33-year-old Venezuelan man with Barbadian heritage say they are at their wits end over his detention in a Caracas jail. In fact, they claim Gregory Hinds, who was born in the Spanish-speaking country to a Barbadian father and a Venezuelan mother, and who his aunt said is a Barbadian citizen, is a […]

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