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Caswell Franklyn

‘Government abusing workers’ rights’

Government is being called upon to rectify a situation which for some time has denied dozens of employees at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) many of the employment rights afforded their colleagues at the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA). Veteran trade unionist Senator Caswell Franklyn while addressing debate on the Barbados Tourism Product Authority […]

Lisa Cummins

Port plays significant role

Ninety percent of all products imported into Barbados come through the Bridgetown Port, hence the need to expand its capacity and make it more efficient in carrying out its operations. Chairman of the Barbados Port Inc., Senator Lisa Cummins, made this point as debate continued on the Shipping Amendment Bill 2019 in the Senate this […]

More maritime training needed

If Barbados is to make the most of the blue economy, its people must be adequately trained in all aspects of the multi-faceted sector. This was the view of at least three senators as the Upper House debated the Shipping Incentives Amendment Bill 2019. In introducing the Bill, acting Leader of Government Business in the […]

Senator Caswell Franklyn

Shame on them!

Tourism stakeholders have been singled out as major culprits engaging in the practice of outsourcing high level employment positions which could easily be filled by locals, and a senior trade union leader is pleading with Government to take a tougher stance. For the second time this week, veteran trade unionist Senator Caswell Franklyn highlighted the […]

Accountants want legislation in place

Policymakers are being urged to speed up the implementation of anti-corruption legislation and the supporting framework while maintaining a great level of integrity. At the same time, the local accounting fraternity says it stands ready to assist the Mia Mottley-led administration as it continues to restructure the ailing economy under the Barbados Economic Recovery and […]

Oldie goldies

The island’s largest public sector trade union says it is in desperate need of fresh blood. This morning president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall, revealed that a substantial percentage of its membership is near retirement. “In this union 14 per cent of the population within the NUPW are persons between […]

Edward Clarke

Firms await word on fees ease from Customs

Companies facing the possibility of hundreds of thousands of dollars in warehousing fees owing to delays in bringing a new Customs processing software online are yet to know if they will be granted a discount from shipping lines. But Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Edward Clarke told Barbados TODAY he was satisfied […]

Ryan Straughn

Above board

Government has absolutely nothing to hide in relation to the collection and usage of the Garbage and Sewage Collection (GSC) levy. This clear message came from Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn who was responding to recent concerns raised by Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, regarding transparency surrounding the tax which was implemented […]

BIMAP forced to increase fees

The Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) will be “adjusting” its fees come January. This revelation has come from chairman John Rocheford, who pointed out that last year the learning institution ran a small deficit. In addition, Rocheford said fees were going up “all around” including bank fees, and it was therefore time that […]

Mother of three is Pick 4 winner

Hetty Johnson was smiling broadly as she recently collected her cheque for BD$8,000.00, at The Barbados Lottery’s Independence Square retail “flagship” office.  She was a winner of the popular Pick 4 game, buying her ticket at Carlton’s Supermarket in Bridgetown. “I am very happy to collect my cheque,” said the 61-year-old mother of three, who […]

Jordan joins the Jamaica Gleaner

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, a member of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has appointed career communications specialist and journalist Kaymar Jordan as its next editor-in-chief. Jordan joins the GCML family with more than 20 years of experience in radio, television, print and digital media journalism. Her skills set vary in media reporting, presenting, multimedia editing, […]

No need to panic

Government remains committed to solving the problem of squatting at Rock Hall, St Philip and will do so in a fair, reasonable and humane manner. This commitment has come from Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who explained that residents who were served with enforcement notices last week, need not become anxious, as it was another step […]

QEH’s top level changes

Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland is now the Executive Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) board. Minister of Health and Wellness Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic made the announcement in Parliament this afternoon, as he led the debate on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Amendment), Bill 2019. The Minister said the move was made to create the executive chairman […]

Jeffrey Bostic

24-hour polyclinic service a success

Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Col Jeffrey Bostic is reporting that about 10 000 visits were recorded in the first three months of the 24-hour polyclinic service. Giving an update on the new health care service while delivering remarks during the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Amendment) Bill 2019, Bostic said that majority of the persons […]

Show us the money!

Just over a year after the Mia Mottley-led Government implemented the Garbage and Sewage Collection (GSC) levy, head of the Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) Bishop Joseph Atherley is demanding an account of how those monies are being spent. This morning the Opposition Leader told Barbados TODAY that he is far from […]

Fostering linkages

The first-ever Sports Science Society through the Faculty of Sport and Academy of Sport based at University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus was officially launched last night at the Usain Bolt, Sports Complex. Minister of Sport, Culture, and the Creative Economy John King as the featured speaker, spoke about the importance of Sport […]


The Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development has announced plans to bring the high number of dilapidated buildings formerly occupied by state-owned entities back into use. Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development and Member of Parliament for St John, Charles Griffith, made this announcement in the House of Assembly today […]