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Update – housing unit destroyed by fire

Update – housing unit destroyed by fire

Christmas celebrations in the close-knit community of Haynesville, St James, came to a tragic end in the wee hours of Boxing Day. Fire destroyed the home of, 48-year-old, Sinclair Alleyne and damaged two neighbouring housing units. A distraught Alleyne told Barbados TODAY he was not at home during the blaze. He received the bad news […]

Housing unit destroyed by fire

Housing unit destroyed by fire

A fire at Haynesville, St James, destroyed a housing unit occupied by 48-year-old Sinclair Alleyne, just before one, this morning. Four fire officers under the command of Senior Officer Clarence Holder responded to the blaze in which two other units were also damaged. Alleyne was not at home at the time but neighbours contacted the […]

Govt using NHC to win votes, claims Symmonds

Govt using NHC to win votes, claims Symmonds

Member of Parliament for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds is accusing the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government of disregarding the dire economic situation facing the country by using financially struggling statutory agencies in its ploy to secure votes. Speaking in Parliament Tuesday, Symmonds made particular reference to the National Housing Corporation (NHC) – said to […]

Strange trend of mothers throwing out daughters, says PM

Strange trend of mothers throwing out daughters, says PM

The state agency charged with providing Barbadians with affordable housing is having difficulty coping with the high demand, according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. Stuart told Parliament Tuesday when the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) took office in 2008 there were about 28,000 outstanding applications for homes at the National Housing Corporation (NHC). And while he […]

Kellman: NHC understands value of productivity

Kellman: NHC understands value of productivity

The first in a series of seminars on productivity for staff at the National Housing Corporation (NHC) got under way Wednesday, with Housing Minister Denis Kellman acknowledging that the NHC understood the importance of embracing concepts and attitudes of productivity and would continue to do so. Speaking at the Baobab Tower, where the nine seminars […]

Kellman defends ‘enemies of the state’ comment

Kellman defends ‘enemies of the state’ comment

The legal fraternity is being accused of conflict of interest in its criticism of Minister of Housing Denis Kellman in connection with the Hyatt Centric controversy. Kellman Tuesday lashed out at the Bar Association, which had earlier strongly criticized the minister, who had recently described those opposed to the hotel project on Bay Street, The City […]

Bourne thankful

Bourne thankful

After several years of living in deplorable conditions and pleading with authorities for a new dwelling, Marlene Bourne, 58, is the proud owner of a new place to call home. Minister of Social Care and Constituency Empowerment Steve Blackett Tuesday morning handed Bourne the keys to a brand new three-bedroom house, which was provided under the Implementation […]

Gittens rescued

Gittens rescued

The 88-year-old woman who Tuesday was thrown onto the street when marshals, armed with a court order, tore down her house at Kendal Hill, Christ Church, has found a temporary home. The National Assistance Board (NAB) has come to the rescue of Edmunda Gittens and her mentally challenged son, NAB Chairman David Durant has revealed. Durant […]

Forced out

Forced out

A St George family is Thursday looking for a place to call home after a court order to demolish their home. The Gibbons family in Workman’s, St George watched helplessly as court marshals pulled down one of the two wooden structures they have called home for the last 27 years. The other structure has not yet […]

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