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Near 90-year-old anti-corruption law will do – Stuart

Near 90-year-old anti-corruption law will do – Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is suggesting that a near 90-year-old piece of anti-corruption legislation that predates the 1937 riots is sufficient. In response to calls by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to beef up the laws in a bid to root out corruption, Stuart told a meeting last night of ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) Christ […]

‘BLP false promises’

‘BLP false promises’

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is charging that Barbadians who take comfort in promises that a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government will reintroduce free education for citizens attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) and reverse the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) are fooling themselves. In fact, Jones last night told a joint […]

Lord Evil remains on bail, but his lieutenant jailed

Lord Evil remains on bail,  but his lieutenant jailed

Police say there are not focusing attention on the infamous Andre Lord Evil Jackman following an incident on Saturday at a bar at Stroud Bay, St Lucy in which another man is now facing three charges, including assaulting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith. Initial reports stated that Jackman, who is currently on bail for the April […]

High time

High time

Legalization of marijuana is high on the agenda for the United Progressive Party (UPP), with the eight-month-old political grouping promising to permit use of “a few grammes” for personal use if it were to win the next general election, constitutionally due by the middle of next year. “Every time we open the paper, we see […]

Stronger laws coming to tackle cyber crime

Stronger laws coming to tackle cyber crime

Barbados’ top judicial officer has warned about a growing class of sophisticated criminals in Barbados who is not only heavily armed but shoring up crimes with technology. Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson today further cautioned that law enforcers and the judiciary had to keep one step ahead of criminals who were more organized and technologically […]

Banker warns interest rates will remain near zero per cent

Banker warns interest rates will remain near zero per cent

One senior banker is warning Barbadians that they will receive little to no interest on their savings for the foreseeable future, given the continued high levels of liquidity in the banking system. Following the removal of the minimum interest rate of 2.5 per cent by the Central Bank of Barbados back in April 2015, commercial […]

Low reserves

Low reserves

The country’s dwindling foreign reserves situation is getting in the way of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) investing abroad, it was revealed today. NIS Chairman Dr Justin Robinson disclosed that an actuary review had recommended that at least 20 per cent of the National Insurance Fund’s investment should be overseas. However, with the country’s foreign […]

Gollop still wants answers on Mottley qualifications

Gollop still wants answers on Mottley qualifications

Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop Sunday night warned that the issue of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley’s legal qualifications to practise law in Barbados was simply no laughing matter, while calling on Mottley to present the necessary documentary evidence. Addressing party faithful at a joint meeting of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) branches in Christ Church, […]

All have sinned

All have sinned

Former Government minister Elizabeth Liz Thompson has described Opposition Leader Mia Mottley as “a sinner” on the road to reform, who should not be disqualified from serving as prime minister. Thompson, one of Mottley’s longtime associates and her former Cabinet colleague, mounted a spirited defence of the Opposition Leader on Sunday, while suggesting that this […]