Category: Local News

John Rogers

New Senator ready for fresh role

Barbados’ newest Senator Reverend John Rogers took his oath of office earlier today and pledged to bring his depth of experience in various fields to bear on his contribution in the Upper Chamber. This morning, the 45-year-old Rector of the St George Parish Church, who over the last few months was one of two Anglican […]

Read more
Edmund Hinkson

Advance notice on passengers coming

Security at ports of entry is to be tightened as cruise ships and airlines are to be required to provide information on passengers 40 minutes prior to arriving and leaving the island are introduced. While speaking on the Immigration (Amendment) Bill 2018, Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson said advanced information on travellers entering and […]

Read more
Dale Marshall

Full speed ahead

Attorney General Dale Marshall is predicting that Barbados will become a hub for regional businesses to establish their headquarters given the ongoing changes to laws governing the international business and financial services sector. At the same time, he is warning critics of Government’s speed with changing laws that there would be no letting up, since […]

Read more
Sandra Husbands

‘New offshore business strategy needed’

Foreign Trade Minister Sandra Husbands wants a new strategy employed to persuade international business companies to be domiciled here – as the Government moves to change the law that ends the era of IBCs. Husbands suggested that Barbados identify “new allies” as it carves out a new strategy and reposition itself to compete globally as […]

Read more
Mia Mottley

‘Tell the story of Barbadian rum’ – PM

Barbados has a story to tell about rum and it should be told, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said, suggesting the country stands to reap greater benefits from its 300-year history as the originator of the spirit. “The story of Barbados is a story of rum, and the story of rum is the story of […]

Read more
Shawn Clarke

More help

At least one social agency in Barbados is reporting upwards of 30 per cent increase in parents seeking food supplies for their children since Government’s retrenchment program started two months ago. Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Counselling for Personal Development Shawn Clarke told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that prior to the retrenchments, requests for such […]

Read more
Wayne Willock

Big savings

Government’s decision to put the brakes on its implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) on online transactions could save Barbadians thousands of dollars in the short term, says President of the Barbados Small Business Association, Wayne Willock. He said a number of local businesses rely on online transactions for stock, and would have been severely […]

Read more
From left; Chairman of the Barbados Port Inc (BPI) Senator Lisa Cummins, Chief Executive Officer of the BPI David Jean Marie, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy in conversation with developer James Edgehill.

Laid-off folk find work on new port building

For the next 15 months, a number of retrenched public sector workers will have a job building the new headquarters of the Port Authority at Fontabelle. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey said that the $20 million project will employ over 200 people. He said that contractors have given preference to […]

Read more
Prime Minister Mia Mottley (third from left) and the BERT Monitoring Committee during this morning’s signing.

All monitors

With concerns being raised over some aspects of its implementation, the Barbados Economic Recovery Transformation (BERT) programme is to get new domestic oversight by the Social Partnership. A BERT Monitoring Committee has been set up, as the tripartite group of Business, Labour and Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this morning. But it was […]

Read more
Fire completely destroyed the house occupied by Guyanese family at Harts Gap, Christ Church.

Fire guts home in Harts Gap

A Guyanese family is now devastated after their home in Harts Gap, Christ Church was completely destroyed by fire. Roopchand Gopaul and the two female occupants were not at home when the fire started in the insured wooden structure owned by Mohammed Adams. Two water tankers and 11 fire officers from the Worthing and Bridgetown […]

Read more
Wilfred Abrahams

BHTA calls for permanent fix to sewage problem

With two days to go before officials complete a temporary fix to the south coast sewage problem, tourism officials are calling for a long-term solution, complaining that the closure of the Worthing Beach has already resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in losses to hoteliers in the area. Minister of Energy and Water Resources […]

Read more
Dwight Sutherland

Sutherland backs vendors

A Cabinet Minister has apparently broken with his own ministerial colleagues on the decision to curtail the vending at the Grantley Adams Memorial School, even as he announced a national policy aimed at encouraging the sale of more nutritious options to children. Breaking his silence this morning on the issue, which captured national attention last […]

Read more
Sir Don

‘Sir Don’ gone

The sudden death of legendary calypsonian and prominent business executive, Sir Don – real name Don Jose Lamont Marshall – has plunged the entertainment community into a state of mourning and shock. Calypso lovers and artistes were jolted Thursday morning as they awoke to the news that the lyrical icon had died in his sleep […]

Read more
‘The original chaser’, a resident of Horse Hill is happy to know that new tanks are on the way, but is disappointed with Innotech for “holding the poor man to ransom”.

‘No games’

Residents of St Joseph have issued a warning to Government and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA): don’t “play games” with their water supply. Amid the ongoing debt standoff with the BWA during which the property management firm, Innotech, removed community tanks from rural districts over unpaid debt, villagers are holding the water utility accountable for […]

Read more
Mia Mottley

Airport to be run by concessionaire

Workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA) are to be offered shares in that corporatized state enterprise in an arrangement which will also see the nation’s lone airport being run by a concessionaire, Prime Minister Mottley has revealed In a meeting with airport workers, Mottley said significant infrastructural work was coming to the […]

Read more
Keithroy Halliday

In the red

The state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) said today it is facing a deficit of $10.3 million a month. In making the announcement at a press conference at the BWA’s Pine, St Michael headquarters, general manager Keithroy Halliday attributed this position to a series of contracts which it had entered into over the past several years […]

Read more
Eddy Abed

Fair tax

A veteran businessman hopes government would start charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on online transactions at least by April next year, to create a level playing field for local businesses. Managing Director of major swan street store, Abed’s and former Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, Eddy Abed was responding to news that implementation of […]

Read more
Barbados Today Copyright © 2018 | Developed by Luova Labs