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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 […]

Blame ‘Dem’ for sub-human living – Forde

Blame ‘Dem’ for sub-human living – Forde

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde Tuesday charged that the Freundel Stuart Government was to blame for the sub-human conditions many Barbadians were living in. Speaking in the House of Assembly during debate on a resolution for the compulsory acquisition of land at Brighton, St George for the public purpose of housing, the Opposition […]

Not me!

Not me!

A heap of blame was hurled across the floor of Parliament Tuesday morning, as members debated a resolution for the acquisition of just over 2.9 hectares of land in St George. Leading off the debate, Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman dismissed charges by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) that the Freundel Stuart led […]

Govt’s HELP programme not helped by unoccupied houses

Govt’s HELP programme not helped by unoccupied houses

The high number of unoccupied houses across Barbados have almost doubled in the past decade, negatively impacting Government’s efforts to expand its housing programme, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said Friday. Speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre where the process to amend the Physical Development Plan was launched, Stuart disclosed that such buildings had jumped […]

Opposition to probe NHC appointments

Opposition to probe NHC appointments

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is pledging to leave no stone unturned in an investigation into 89 recent appointments at the National Housing Corporation (NHC). While welcoming the appointments, Shadow Minister of Housing Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic told Barbados TODAY Monday afternoon the BLP was seeking to ensure that no protocols were breached and there […]

Govt to fund new house insurance scheme

Govt to fund new house insurance scheme

Close to 1,000 Barbadian homeowners are in line to benefit from a new house insurance scheme to be launched by Government by mid-December. Addressing the Democratic Labour Party’s weekly luncheon Friday at party headquarters, Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development Steve Blackett unveiled plans for  Project Protect, which he said would initially be […]

Durant to Brooks: Let daddy stay with you

Durant to Brooks: Let daddy stay with you

Take in your father! That was the advice from Chairman of the National Assistance Board (NAB) Senator David Durant to Lenora Brooks, the daughter of centenarian Clement Whitstanley Holdipp, who lives next door in a termite-infested, wobbly shack that threatens to collapse at any moment. Holdipp’s plight was highlighted in the September 9 edition of […]

Scantlebury gets new home

Scantlebury gets new home

The senior citizen whose house collapsed on Friday, September 9 now has a place to call home. Sixty-seven-year-old Maureen Scantlebury received keys to a two bedroom wood and wall house from the Urban Development Commission (UDC) last Wednesday, five days after her dilapidated house at Seaman Village, Brittons Hill, St Michael went tumbling down. Scantlebury, […]

Kellman against merger of UDC, NHC and RDC

Kellman against merger of UDC, NHC and RDC

Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman Monday made clear his opposition to a merger of the National Housing Corporation (NHC), the Urban Development Commission (UDC) and the Rural Development Commission (RDC). Speaking to Barbados TODAY Monday morning on the sidelines of a meeting of the Social Partnership at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Kellman made […]

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