Category: Local News

Economist supports DLP’s ‘IMF if necessary plan’

Economist Michael Howard has given the thumbs up to the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) manifesto, which he says attempts to address the critical issues facing the economy, such as the high fiscal deficit and dwindling foreign reserves. Commenting on the 56-page document launched in Oistins, Christ Church on Thursday night, along with a single-page economic […]

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EBC loses again

The Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has been at the receiving end of yet another legal loss, with the Supreme Court ruling today in favour of 13 more non-nationals seeking to vote here. Following a six-hour emergency hearing convened this morning before Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson in Court No. 6 of the Supreme Court, […]

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Don’t waste your time with any ‘third parties’ – Mia

As far as the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is concerned, there are only two political parties vying for office on May 24. And party leader Mia Mottley last night instructed her supporters in Lascelles, St Michael not to be swayed by the intoxicating whispers from the “cousins” of the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP). It […]

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Turney wants credit union members to vote for Dems

A longstanding member of the credit union movement is encouraging the more than 190,000 credit union members to vote for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in next week’s general election, after the party promised to introduce a suite of relief measures aimed at the credit movement. In its manifesto released last night, the DLP pledged […]

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Ugly turn

There has been another ugly stabbing incident involving secondary school students. This afternoon emergency responders, including ambulance and police, were summoned to Daryll Jordan Secondary School in St Lucy after an altercation between students turned bloody around midday during the school’s lunch break, leaving five males injured. Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss […]

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Burglars caught

Police have made a breakthrough in a series of burglaries in the south of the island, arresting three of the burglars, including a woman, and solving a number of cases in the process. While Acting Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of the Southern Division Bruce Rowe made no mention of an organized ring when […]

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BFP plans to abolish VAT for land taxpayers

Barbadians who pay land tax will not be required to pay the Value Added Tax (VAT) on their properties if the Bajan Free Party (BFP) has any say in the formulation of Government policy following next week’s general election. BFP leader Alex Mitchell, whose party is a member of the Coalition of United Parties (CUP) […]

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Predator pricing must end, Inniss says

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss is sending a strong message to those who engage in predatory pricing that the days of “dumping of goods in Barbados” will soon be over. Inniss today warned that his ministry had begun an investigation into allegations of predatory pricing here. And while […]

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Woman of strength

Six weeks after 61-year-old Bonita Morgan, the director of resource mobilization and development at the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), lost a lengthy battle with cancer, family, friends, co-workers and local and regional tourism officials gathered at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral on Jemmotts Lane, St Michael this morning for a memorial service in celebration […]

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Five injured in stabbing incident at Daryll Jordan

There has been another ugly stabbing incident involving secondary school students. This afternoon emergency responders, including ambulance and police, were summoned to the Daryll Jordan Secondary School in St Lucy after an altercation between students turned bloody around midday during the school’s lunch break, leaving five males injured. Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney […]

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Early closure of schools on eve of General Elections

The Ministry of Education has advised principals and other members of the public that all public nursery, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions will close early at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. This closure is to allow personnel from the Electoral and Boundaries Commission to undertake the necessary preparations for the General Elections, […]

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Update: Police locate family of elderly man

Police report that the elderly man who was found wandering along Reece Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael in the wee hours of this morning has been reunited with his family.      

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Police seek public’s help in identifying elderly man

Police are trying to identify an elderly male who is presently at the Hastings Police Station. The man was found wandering outside a residence along Reece Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael around one o’clock this morning.   Police say the man is disoriented and does not remember his name, age, address, family, or any contact […]

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Hero driver

What began this morning as a scenic tour of the east coast by 33 cruise passengers very nearly ended up in disaster, with only the skill and poise of the tour bus driver preventing a repeat of the 2007 Joe’s River, St Joseph catastrophe. A split-second decision by Foster & Ince Cruise Services driver Hampden […]

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McClean looking to take forward Barrow’s legacy in St John

Independent candidate Leroy McClean has appealed to voters in St John to elect him come May 24, while insisting that he is “the best person” to carry on late Prime Minister and National Hero Errol Barrow’s legacy in that rural riding. The former Barrow protégé’ and Wakefield Tenantry resident recently lost his bid to carry […]

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Estwick’s mother passes away

In the midst of a hectic campaign for re-election, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick has been thrown into a state of mourning. Estwick is grieving the death yesterday of his mother, Ernesta Bowman, who was said to be in her 80s. Her death comes at the height of […]

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Paul demands an apology from BLP opponent

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St Michael West Central James Paul is accusing the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of engaging in bullying tactics in the lead up to next week’s general election. In fact, Paul is now demanding an apology from his political opponent Ian Gooding-Edghill, who he said recently walked into his constituency […]

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