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Author: Emmanuel Joseph

Emmanuel is a staff reporter for Barbados Today.

New stink

There has been a new twist to the ongoing sewage problem on the south coast. It appears that effluent is being dumped at an “abandoned” hotel yards from Kentucky Fried Chicken in Hastings, Christ Church. An unmarked truck was seen pumping off the waste this afternoon on the premises of the yet incomplete H Barbados […]

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Commonwealth citizens eligible to vote here – lawyer

All Commonwealth citizens who have lived in Barbados for three or more years and are not disqualified under the Representation of the People Act are eligible vote in this country, according to an attorney involved in a case with the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) over voting rights. The Appeal Court yesterday reserved judgment on […]

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Dr Lowe on the mend

Rumours of the demise of embattled Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe have been greatly exaggerated. In a statement issued by his attorney Michael Yearwood, QC, earlier today, Lowe sought to make it clear that not only was he no longer hospitalized, but that contrary to an earlier report by Barbados TODAY his health […]

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BUT elects Spencer as new president

The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has elected Sean Spencer as its new president. Spencer, a teacher at The Foundation School, polled 174 votes to unseat Pedro Shepherd who had been at the helm of the umbrella teachers’ union for the past six years. Shepherd mustered 154 votes during yesterday’s election, while his other challenger, […]

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Radio’s ‘buddy boy’ signs off

The local broadcasting and entertainment fraternities have been thrown into immediate mourning with news of the death of Vic Buddy Boy Brewster. Brewster, 81, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) last night after a lengthy illness. Known as the island’s first radio deejay, he rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with […]

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90-day extension good for democracy – Marshall

A leading university academic is supporting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision to use up as much of the 90 days constitutionally permitted following the automatic dissolution of Parliament before announcing a date for the general election. Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Dr Don Marshall also took a […]

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Cherry gets one more chance to resolve Lower Estate dump issues

After nearly a year of discomfort as a result of fumes emanating from a nearby dump, residents of Lower Estate, St George are giving the man behind the dump one more chance to clear up the mess. At a meeting held last Sunday with the Anderson Fat Child Cherry-led Project Recycle Limited, the monitoring committee […]

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BIM not pleased with Rihanna Drive

The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has served notice that, if elected, it will revert Rihanna Drive to its original name of Westbury Road because the poor state of the road and the immediate surroundings did not reflect well on the Barbadian superstar. Neil Holder, BIM’s political leader and candidate for St Michael West, told a […]

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Mass layoffs begin at the Nation newspaper

More than a dozen posts are to be made redundant at the Nation Publishing Company by the end of May, as it proceeds with previously-announced staff cuts. Today the newspaper company, which is owned by the Trinidad-based One Caribbean Media Group (OCM), began the process of informing the affected workers of their pending terminations after […]

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Away with both Mia and Freundel, says coalition

If one of this island’s newest political groupings gets its way, both Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley would be out of this country’s legislature for good. In fact, all 30 incumbent Members of Parliament be out of the House of Assembly. The three-party coalition – comprising the Bajan Free Party (BFP), […]

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Sugar season finally takes off

The 2018 sugar crop is finally under way following a pledge by Government to start paying cane farmers this week, most of the $8.9 million in outstanding payments for the 2016-2017 crop. Chairman of the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL) Mark Sealy told Barbados TODAY this afternoon the agreement was reached on Friday at a […]

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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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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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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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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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CIBC leaving

The parent company of First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) is pulling out of Barbados and the rest of the region. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), which on October 14, 2002 joined with the London-based Barclays Bank PLC and combined their retail, corporate and offshore Caribbean banking business to launch CIBC FirstCaribbean, has now decided […]

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EBC almost set for election

Electoral authorities say they are all but ready for the upcoming general election constitutionally due by early June. Chief Electoral Officer Angela Taylor told Barbados TODAY this morning that the final aspect of the preparatory process will take place on Saturday when the last batch of presiding officers and poll clerks undergo training. Taylor also […]

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