Category: Local News

Govt looking to create ‘a smart’ Barbados’

The new Mia Mottley-led Government is aiming to create “a smart Barbados”. However, Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology Senator Kay McConney is warning that in order for that to happen, there must be an across-the-board change in the way the island does business and responds to technological advancements. McConney was addressing a reception […]

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FTC issues warning to Crop Over revellers

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is warning Barbadians not to be duped this Crop Over. Director of Consumer Protection Dava Leslie-Ward is specifically advising those taking part in masquerade bands for Grand Kadooment to pay close attention to all contract terms and to avoid misleading or deceptive information. “Persons might have signed up for a […]

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UWI principal appeals for support to complete Mandela Freedom Park

Principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies Professor Eudine Barriteau is appealing for corporate support in completing the Mandela Freedom Park, which was opened by the university last year in honour of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. Speaking during a special celebration at the UWI marking […]

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PSV hopes

Minibus and ZR owners say they have no intention of walking out empty-handed from a yet to be finalized meeting with Prime Minister Mia Mottley at which they expect to discuss the newly introduced fuel tax. However, the public service vehicle (PSV) owners and operators remain optimistic that something will come out of the talks. […]

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Government wants ‘win win’ with banks

The recent public outcry over the low interest rates being offered by commercial banks has not escaped the attention of Prime Minister Mia Mottley. In fact, she has indicated her willingness to work closely with the financial institutions to find a win-win solution. Since the removal of the minimum interest rate of 2.5 per cent […]

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PM not amused by latest Auditor General report

Prime Minister Mia Mottley is not at all amused by the findings of the 2017 Auditor General Report. In fact, in light of the latest findings, she is promising a full review of “every area of Government”, with a view to carrying out the necessary house cleaning. One of the glaring irregularities highlighted in the […]

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Lights dimmed

Caribbean LED Lighting Inc, one of Barbados’ fastest growing manufacturers, has become one of the latest casualties of Government’s decision to default on its foreign debt payments. The decision to immediately suspend debt payment to international commercial creditors was announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley a week after taking control of the reins of Government […]

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Split among NUPW leadership spills into car park

The gloves are well and truly off at Dalkeith Road, as a huge fissure between the top brass of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) gets even wider. There was no smoothing over the cracks as the animosity between NUPW President Akanni McDowall and General Secretary Roslyn Smith was further exposed today ahead of […]

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No same sex!

A group of church leaders brought down fire and brimstone on the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today during a news conference prompted by an upcoming gay pride march and the need to clearly state their position “on the LGBT agenda”. During the hour-long briefing at the New Testament Church, the group […]

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Coward docs!

Members of the local medical fraternity have been described as cowards and hypocrites by attorney-at-law Douglas Trotman over the issue of medical marijuana. Clearly still upset that they had not facilitated cannabis treatment for his ailing wife, Kathy-Anne, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year, Trotman laced into the doctors last night during […]

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CDEMA urges Barbados to restore its catastrophe fund

Barbados is being urged to reinstate its national catastrophe fund. Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson issued this caution during a recent courtesy call on Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson. Jackson, who was accompanied by his deputy, Elizabeth Riley, and CDEMA’s Planning and Business Development Manager Andria Grosvenor, […]

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Pine’s cry

When 81-year-old Lionel Burgess of The Pine, St Michael talks about the state of the two bedroom Government structure he calls home, tears come to his eyes. The passion is palpable as he lists the repairs needed to make the house comfortable again. “I was living here now 13 years and . . . my […]

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China MOU

Medical professionals at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will have further opportunities to develop their skills in vascular and orthopedic surgery and other specialized areas through collaboration with the Chongqing Medical University, one of the leading medical training facilities in China. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this afternoon at the QEH, […]

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More Bajans seeking help from HIV Food Bank

The charity that helps feed people living with HIV and their families is reporting a dramatic rise in the number of people seeking its support. And with students out on holiday for the summer, the HIV Food Bank is anticipating even greater demand on its resources. However, Community Nutrition Officer Stacia Whittaker has made it […]

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NCC in ‘urgent’ clean-up of sargassum on the south coast

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is working overtime to keep beaches on the south coast clear of the troubling sargassum seaweed this Crop Over season, according to General Manager Keith Neblett. The NCC boss said with an influx of visitors expected for the climax of the island’s primary cultural festival, all hands are on deck, […]

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DLP failed to deliver on integrity, says Bradshaw

A ruling Barbados Labour Party (BLP) spokeswoman has strongly lamented that the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration promised much, but delivered very little in terms of integrity legislation. Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw issued the charge during yesterday’s debate in the House of Assembly on the Integrity in Public […]

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Clarke makes a case for higher ministerial pay

A Government backbencher has made a case for ministers to receive higher pay. Making his contribution to yesterday’s debate on the Integrity in Public Life Bill, Member of Parliament for St George North Gline Clarke argued “people at the ministerial level must be paid better so they would not be tempted to indulge in corrupt […]

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