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Chauffeur wanted

An Opposition parliamentarian is calling on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reassert Barbados’ position as a leader in the regional integration movement and help steer regional airline LIAT in the right direction. The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw made the call as she expressed concern about […]

No way!

A war of words has broken out in the airspace between Barbados and neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago over the payment of navigation fees for aircraft flying between the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. At present the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority administers the airspace over 30,000 feet in the south eastern Caribbean. However, as […]

Opposition: Transport Board crash looming

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is warning of a dramatic collapse of Government’s public transportation service unless “urgent and drastic” remedial action is taken to rescue the Transport Board from a half billion dollar deficit. “I feel I have a responsibility to warn the public that unless urgent and drastic remedial action is taken, […]

No more excuses

Stop making excuses and put the necessary systems in place! This stern advice today from Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to the Ministry and Transport and Works in light of a series of systems failures and equipment breakdowns that have plagued the Licensing Authority in recent months. The situation has negatively impacted the renewal of  […]

Police probe accident

Police are currently investigating an accident between a ZR and a motorcar at Station Hill, St Michael. No further information was immediately available.

Government moving to bring stores back to GAIA

The Freundel Stuart administration has put a strategic plan in place to increase retail activity at Grantley Adams International Airport and help the businesses become more sustainable. In making the disclosure to Barbados TODAY, Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy admitted that the “unrealistic” rent had been a major reason for a number […]

GAIA hit by another protest

For the second time in a week services have been disrupted at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). Following last Thursday’s industrial action by air traffic controllers, fire officers based at GAIA staged protest action today resulting in the temporary closure of the airport. Barbados TODAY understands that today’s action by four employees of the […]


Nearly three months after the much-touted integrated transport system was officially launched, residents of St John have been left waiting at the bus stop, with no clear indication coming from Government as to when their promised new service will arrive. In response to complaints made to Barbados TODAY by some residents who had been eagerly […]


Just about two people die here each month as a result of road accidents, a steep rise in the number of fatalities that has left road safety advocates worried about further deaths over the New Year holiday weekend. With two days left in 2015, Barbados has recorded 22 road fatalities, more than 50 per cent […]

Service integration project to begin soon

Minister of Transport and Work, Michael Lashley, has announced that effective December 1 Private Service Vehicles will share Sturges, Edey Village and Martins Bay routes with Public Service Vehicles as government rolls out its service integration project. Lashley told a meeting of private service vehicle owners at Combermere School yesterday afternoon that they will have […]

Guilty PSV drivers should have licences revoked

A spokesman for Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators is supporting the Barbados Transport Authority and Minister of Transport Michael Lashley in their proposal to revoke the licences of drivers found guilty of driving recklessly on the island’s roads. Roy Raphael, chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport Operators, voiced support for the idea […]

More power for transport inspectors

Declaring that enforcement of laws was key to stamping out lawlessness among public service vehicle (PSV) operators, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley this afternoon announced proposals to put the powers of prosecution into the hands of transport inspectors. During a tour of the River van stand that included a stop at the adjoining […]

New PSV home

Work has started on a $2.5 million ultra-modern terminal complex for privately owned public service vehicles (PSVs). This was revealed this afternoon by the architect for the project,  Stanton Haynes, who accompanied Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley on a tour of the old Queen’s College School building, which will be transformed into the […]

One-year permits only, says Pandor

Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers and conductors who continue to act recklessly and break the law, may soon have to find other means of employment. The Barbados Transport Authority (BTA) issued the warning to PSV operators today that changes were coming as it issued a public apology to the commuters injured in Tuesday’s tragic accident […]

PSV operators to get flat pay?

A flat pay may be the route Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers and conductors may have to take as owners seek to bring about order on the island’s roads. Speaking to Barbados TODAY in an exclusive interview this afternoon, Chairman of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael said the proposal, which was […]

Six long hours . . . and no bus

Today’s crippling six-hour strike by drivers employed by the state-run Transport Board took many by surprise. Among the hundreds of commuters left stranded were scores of school children, included several who were down to write CXC and CAPE examinations this morning. However, instead of putting off the exams, the Ministry of Education announced that students […]

Caught off guard

For just over six hours today, hundreds of commuters, including scores of school children, Government and private sector employees, were left stranded. This came as a result of crippling protest action by unionized drivers at the state-run Transport Board, who staged a surprise work stoppage for the better part of the day. The strike began […]

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