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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 […]

All wrong

All wrong

Director of the Urban Development Commission Derek Alleyne is suggesting that his agency and the Rural Development Commission (RDC) should look at the social and cultural development of the persons they serve, instead of being seen as agencies which “out fires” and “patch houses”. Arguing that a new direction has to be taken by the […]

Bridgetown not dying

Bridgetown not dying

Two of Barbados’ foremost housing planners have accused the private sector of being partly responsible for the decline in nightlife in The City. National Housing Corporation Planner Raymond Lorde and Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins said many businesses were investing in daytime retail sales, while ignoring night-time commerce. They shared that view on Monday night […]

We’re doing our best, Kellman tells White Hill residents

We’re doing our best, Kellman tells White Hill residents

Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman is giving the assurance that authorities are still working on housing solutions for residents of White Hill, St Andrew who have been affected by land slippage. However, he said Government could not move more quickly to relocate the residents because of economic constraints. The While Hill community has […]

Pure hell

Pure hell

The road and water crises facing the people of White Hill, St Andrew appear to be worsening by the day, with residents fearing that, with the onset of the rainy season, the worse is yet to come. The residents have likened their situation to a life in hell, a sentiment echoed by Member of Parliament […]

Sinckler attempts to put NHC workers at ease

Sinckler attempts to put NHC workers at ease

Government was not in the business of “rushing to dismember the organizations and scatter people all over the place”, assures Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. He was reacting to reports of looming strike action at the National Housing Corporation (NHC), whose workers are said to be on edge over the proposed merger of their operations […]

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