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New water zones

New water zones

With residents and businesses in some parts of the island still crying out for water outages, a top official of the Town & Country Planning department today hinted that relief could soon be on the way, based on proposals contained in the final amendment to the draft Physical Development Plan for Barbados. That plan, which […]

Gov’t position not adding up, says ICAB president

Gov’t position not adding up, says ICAB president

The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB), Andrew Brathwaite, is rejecting a suggestion made by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart that the 1929 Prevention of Corruption Act is adequate enough to deal with domestic issues of corruption. “That Act is all of six pages, including the cover page, and a blank first […]

Town planners warn of the need to preserve agriculture lands

Town planners warn of the need to preserve agriculture lands

Government has been sternly advised to stop taking prime lands out of agriculture and putting it into residential and commercial developments. The recommendation is contained in the final draft to the Physical Development Plan for Barbados. Deputy Chief Town Planner George Browne told a sensitization forum this morning that based on a study done three […]

St George residents losing patience with waste hauler

St George residents losing patience with waste hauler

Residents of Lower Estate and surrounding St George communities say they are fast running out of patience with the owner of the nearby landfill, Anderson Fat Child Cherry, and are concerned that they can no longer take him at his word after he had promised to put them out of their current misery within six […]

On schedule

On schedule

Barbadians should be able to see physical structures going up on the site of the former Sam Lord’s Castle in St Philip by January next year. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Investment Incorporation (BTII) Stuart Layne has also assured that the US$200 million transformation of the historic hotel into the Wyndham Grand Resort is […]

Helping hand

Helping hand

It has been nearly two months since Hurricane Maria devastated neighbouring Dominica. However, Barbadians continue to reach out to lend a helping hand to their Caribbean brothers and sisters in their hour of need. Today, members of The Dial (Barbados) Inc. Social and Activities Club made a special donation to the Dominica Relief Fund.    […]

Moseley gets chance to wipe the slate clean

Moseley gets chance to wipe the slate clean

A 60-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to a number of drug offences, was today afforded the opportunity to keep his criminal record clean. Gregory McDonald Moseley, of Deighton Road, St Michael, has three months to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court $2,000 in costs after owning up to possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking […]

No increase!

No increase!

The island’s leading advocate for consumer rights is appealing to the authorities to give Barbadian workers a pay rise before insurance companies increase their premiums. Director General of the Barbados Consumer Research Organization (BarCRO) Reverend Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt said this would be the only sensible thing to do. President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados […]

Police investigating shooting in St John

Police investigating shooting in St John

Police are investigating a shooting incident at Bowmanston, St John which left 41-year-old Adrian O’Brien Williams with a gunshot injury to his neck. Preliminary investigations revealed that around 10:35 this morning, Williams and other persons were at a shop in the area when a man entered the shop and opened fire before fleeing the scene. […]