Category: Local News

No clear timeline for tax refunds

There’s still no clear timeline on when Barbadians can expect long awaited tax refunds. Today Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn was asked to address the issue on the Sunday edition of Down to Brasstacks aired on Voice of Barbados 92.9 FM. He however stayed clear of giving a definite date. Pressed on […]

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Don’t gloat, Stuart says

One of the most outspoken members of Freundel Stuart’s 2008-2018 cabinet stands accused of laundering bribes but his old boss declared today there is “no silver lining” to the news and warned against gloating over his fate. The outgoing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president and former Prime Minister warned the party faithful against any gloating […]

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George Pilgrim out of new DLP executive

George Pilgrim has stepped down as general secretary of the Democratic Labour Party(DLP), the party’s outgoing leader and president Freundel Stuart has revealed. In an address to party members at the DLP’s headquarters at George Street, St Michael this afternoon, Stuart said he was unable to persuade Pilgrim to stay on in the post he […]

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New Board appointed at Barbados Port Inc.

  Senator Lisa Cummins will lead the new board at the Barbados Port Inc. Cummins, an international Trade Specialist and Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Company will be assisted by her deputy Dennis Cadogan, the deputy chairman of Equity Insurance. The other directors appointed to serve on the Board are: Capt. George Fergusson, retired […]

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Today’s weather

The Barbados Meteorological Office says today will be fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with a few, brief isolated showers.

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Dominica’s PM wants attacks against Barbados stopped

The Dominica government Saturday called for an end to the “unwarranted verbal attacks” against the Barbados Government in the latest twist to the ongoing controversy that followed the decision of the US-owned Ross University to relocate to Barbados. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in a radio and television broadcast said he wanted to call on “all […]

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Argentina and Barbados continue to celebrate friendship

Argentina continues celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Barbados. Last Friday, the local community enjoyed an evening of Argentine theatre, with the play La Négrophilie, at the Frank Collymore Hall. The play is on the life and works of Josephine Baker which written and starred by Zakiya Iman Markland in collaboration with Argentine director and […]

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National Cruise Development Commission established

A National Cruise Development Commission has been established to probe issues affecting the island’s cruise sector which is said to be in “a state of deep crisis”. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds announced the 15-member commission this morning, during a press conference, at its offices located at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. […]

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Today’s weather

Officials at the Barbados Met Office say the island will experience fair to partly cloudy and breezy conditions, with a few brief isolated showers, throughout the day. The winds are generally coming from the east at 20 to 40 kilometres per hour. Seas are slight to moderate in open water with swells from 1.0 to […]

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History maker

St Michael School has finally joined the narrow band of schools here to be awarded the Barbados Scholarship. Breaking into the decades-long domain of Harrison College and Queen’s College was Nathan Justin Lovell, 90 years after his school opened, and in its fifth year with a Sixth Form. Lovell joined loudly cheering and applauding award-winners, […]

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Dale Marshall

No worries

Questions continue to swirl around a contentious land deal involving Attorney General Dale Marshall and Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development George Payne, despite a clarification yesterday by Marshall. At issue is a strip of land at Weston, St James, which a woman with the Facebook moniker, Jackie Stewart, and who describes herself as […]

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BWA talks tough

The island’s sole water company has announced plans to go after businesses and homeowners who dispose of grease and other inappropriate materials into the south coast sewerage system. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today suggested its appeals through public awareness campaigns appeared to be falling on death ears, as BWA workers were continuing to find […]

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DLP holds conference on Sunday

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will this weekend look to begin the move forward following its devastating loss at the polls. The DLP will hold its 63rd annual conference on Sunday, August 12, under the theme, Forward Dems. In addition to the presentation of a number of reports, the DLP will also hold its internal […]

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FTC to the rescue

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has come to the rescue of disgruntled Grand Kadooment revellers who claimed they were shortchanged by some bands. The consumer rights agency today revealed it was investigating claims by seven people that at least two bands, whose names have not been disclosed, may have breached the Consumer Protection Act, CAP.326C […]

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Keithroy Halliday

No mass firings at BWA, says Halliday

General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Keithroy Halliday has dismissed reports that the state agency had recently severed 80 employees. As a matter fact, Halliday said the very thought of sending home this many people was ludicrous, as it would essentially cripple operations at the BWA, which is already under pressure with the […]

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Wilfred Abrahams

$3 million waste

The $3.7 million injection well project began by the then Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government as a short to medium term fix for the south coast sewage crisis was a waste of taxpayer money, Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams has charged. Abrahams today revealed that the six wells, which became operational shortly […]

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Antigua offers to help Dominica overcome Ross relocation

The Antigua and Barbuda government says it stands ready to assist Dominica “by providing certain incentives” that would make the island attractive to Ross University, as the debate continues over the decision of the American medical school to relocate to Barbados. The Antiguan prime minister, Gaston Browne, said in a statement he recognized the “monumental […]

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