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Eye on raised US debt ceiling

WASHINGTON – Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on United States obligations ticks by. A spokesman said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could unveil the measure as […]

US Congress still in deadlock

  WASHINGTON – US President Obama and Congressional leaders have failed to break a budget deadlock that has led to a partial government shutdown. Obama held White House talks with Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell as well as their Democratic counterparts. Boehner left the talks complaining the Democrats “will not […]

Obama and Putin could meet next week

  MOSCOW – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and United States President Barack Obama may discuss the Syria crisis on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit next week in Bali, a Kremlin aide said today. “It would be rather logical to meet [Obama] in Bali, taking into account the work on the Syrian issue,” Putin’s top […]

Shutdown

  WASHINGTON – A stalemate in Congress that caused a government shutdown today continued with Senate Democrats voting for a fourth time to reject a spending plan by House Republicans that sought to undermine Obamacare. This time, the House proposal also included a call for a conference committee to seek a compromise, but Senate Majority […]

PM heading to Canada

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island tomorrow, Friday, September 20, for a one-week private visit to Canada.

Road works dilemma

Government considers opposition advice despite negative track record
Government has cautiously greeted Opposition advice for it to let the private sector lead small and large road projects. Leader of the House of Assembly, Christ Church MP John Bo

Ilaro Court doesn't need taxpayers' money

Why does Ilaro Court need taxpayers money spent on it during the current hard economic times?

Easing the squeeze

Minister of Transport and Works, Michael Lashley, is concerned about “cramped” conditions at the Transport Board and plans to do something about it.

Blame the employers

“A number” of Barbadian workers are being punished by the National Insurance Scheme because of their delinquent employers.

McClean: Gov't can borrow US$500 million

Government now has the authority to borrow up to US$500 million internationally.

Time for DLP to own up to creating economic problems

It is long past time for Government to own up to the role it has played in Barbados’ current economic problems.

Struggle to collect NIS arrears

The National Insurance Department has recovered close to $2 million in arrears in a one month period this year, money owed by delinquent contributors.

Road ease

Government is moving to accelerate the start of major road works worth $160 million as it seeks to stimulate economic activity through infrastructural improvements.

Transport Board a major casualty

The cash-strapped Transport Board is a major casualty of Barbados’ bad roads.

Delays obstructing rural businesses

Delayed road works are threatening to push already struggling business people in rural Barbados over the brink while severely inconveniencing communities.

Clarke: Involve private sector in road works

Government will struggle to fix or build major and minor roads in Barbados unless its urgently pursues a special partnership with the private sector.

All on board

dlp ministers in agreement with $436 million fiscal consolidation programme
“Crunch time has come” for Barbados. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, saying there were no dissenting voices in his Cabinet before or after the presentation of last week’s

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