Category: Local News

Wake-up call

General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Toni Moore has delivered a stinging rebuke of the Freundel Stuart administration’s handling of the economy, suggesting the authorities were asleep while the prospects remained frightening and grim. In questioning why economic proposals presented to Stuart by two working groups of the Social Partnership had not been […]

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Arthur not surprised by Worrell’s IMF call

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is not surprised that the recently fired Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell is now publicly advising Government to go the route of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In fact, Arthur suggests that Worrell may have been pushing the Freundel Stuart Government in that direction all along. “I think that […]

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Sealy: DLP achievements an untold story

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy is complaining that the story of this country’s successes under the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is not being told.    Addressing the latest in the ruling party’s FACTS conferences Monday evening, he listed a series of achievements that he contended debunked the notion of a country “belly-up [and] […]

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‘Without delay’

He was recently fired from the helm of this country’s monetary authority. But that has not stopped former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell, following his dismissal back in February, from freely dishing out his economic advice to the Freundel Stuart Government, whether it wants it or not. In the first of what is expected […]

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Praise for Arthur

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has come in for praise from a senior member of the Freundel Stuart Cabinet.    Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss Monday night commended the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader for spearheading the charge against the powerful Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) […]

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Stuart’s warning puzzles Opposition MP

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s warning that Barbadians must be prepared to “carry more of the weight” has left a senior Opposition Member of Parliament wondering whether the country’s leader is aware of the burden that people are already carrying. The St Joseph MP and former Attorney General Dale Marshall suggested that Stuart was out of […]

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Dangerous driving

A 23-year-old man is out on $15,000 bail after appearing in a Bridgetown court Tuesday charged with causing the death of 49-year-old Station Sergeant Clifford Bridgeman by dangerous driving. Tre Shaquile Murray of Spring Hall, St Lucy, who appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, is also accused of driving without due care and attention and driving without […]

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Easy exam

After months of preparation and lots of anxious moments, there was joy, as well as relief at the end of what has typically been one of the most stressful days for Barbadian parents – if not for students – as 3,000 pupils completed the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination — commonly referred to as either […]

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Big day for students

After months of preparation, over 3,000 students are today writing the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) — commonly referred to as either the Common Entrance Examination or the 11-plus. The figure comprises 1,680 males and 1,650 females, who are registered to sit the examination at 22 secondary schools across the island. This morning Barbados TODAY visited exam […]

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Hundreds take part in Labour Day parade

  Hundreds of workers from the public and private sector turned out on Monday for the annual May Day parade. They were joined by various youth organizations, including the Barbados Cadet Corps, the Barbados Youth Service and the Brownies and Girl Guides for the march which began at the Garrison Savannah. The procession made a brief […]

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Unions make productivity pledge

Local trade unions today signed a productivity pledge in recognition of 2017 as the year of productivity. The leaders of the Barbados Workers Union, the National Union of Public Workers, the Barbados Union of Teachers, the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union, the umbrella Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados, and the Barbados Nurses Association, signed […]

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Beware the enemies of our democracy – warns Moore

General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Toni Moore today hit back at Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman’s charge that opponents to the proposed Hyatt hotel were “enemies of the State”, while warning that the island’s democracy was under threat. Kellman issued the statement in Parliament last week, and while he did […]

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Show stopper

Didn’t disappoint! Rihanna stunned at the 2017 Met Gala, where the singer and red carpet mainstay sashayed in a show-stopping outfit that instantly became the talk of social media. This year’s Met Gala theme was an ode to Commes des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo, with many of the celebrities in attendance wearing garments both crafted and […]

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Barbados also monitoring Kick ‘em Jenny activity

Disaster emergency officials here are currently monitoring increased activity, recorded since Saturday, at the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano near Grenada. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds gave the assurance that her department was closely assessing the activity and that updates would be issued as necessary. “We are monitoring the situation, […]

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Denny renews call for expanded list of National Heroes

A renewed call has been made for two more names to be added to the current list of national heroes. It has come from General Secretary of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration  (CMPI) David Denny, who contends that the accomplishments of trade unionist Israel Lovell and senior slave Nanny Grigg, who assisted in […]

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UPDATE: Road fatality at Barbarees Hill

Barbados’ latest road fatality has been identified as 43-year-old Toni Barrow of Paradise Road, Spooners Hill, St Michael. Barrow was riding her motorcycle along Barbarees Hill, St Michael around 10:45 this morning, when she lost control of the motorbike and collided with an embankment. She died on the spot. Details are still sketchy and police […]

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Spectacular Reggae on the Hill

The highly anticipated and ever popular Reggae on the Hill was quite a spectacular show, or in the words of the younger people, ‘it was lit’. Reggae on the Hill brought the Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival to a grand climax last night at the historic Farley Hill National Park. Organizers were expecting just over 20,000 […]

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