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Sir Clifford to be buried next to his wife

Sir Clifford to be buried next to his wife

Following an hour-long funeral service at the St Lucy’s Parish Church next Friday, the mortal remains of late Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands will be buried in a grave next to his wife, Lady Ruby Husbands, in the cemetery of the rural church. This was one of the disclosures made today by the funeral coordinator, […]

Lee’s Transport Board solution

Lee’s Transport Board solution

The head of one of this island’s private transport associations is suggesting a major overhaul of the state-run Transport Board that will not require any Government divestment of ownership, but a significant change in how it presently operates. Without making any mention of the dreaded word “privatization”, President of the Association of Public Transport Operators […]

Gill calls on Mia to present document now

Gill calls on Mia to present document now

Former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate David Gill is calling on the Mia Mottley-led Opposition party to clearly tell the Barbadian electorate how it intends to run the country if it wins the next election, constitutionally due by the middle of next year. “I am calling on the Leader of the Opposition at this week’s […]

Turnaround plan

Turnaround plan

He was recently fired as the Government’s chief economic advisor, but that has not stopped former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell from devising what is a much-needed way out for the faltering Barbados economy. Word of Worrell’s so called “appropriate strategy” comes at a time when the Freundel Stuart administration is said to be […]

NSRL should be used to support tertiary education, says Adams

NSRL should be used to support tertiary education, says Adams

Independent Senator Alwin Adams has suggested that if the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) is successful, it should be used to provide sustainable funding for tertiary education in Barbados. “I do not mean just at the University of the West Indies. I want to say that it is important because at the moment whatever else […]

Abrahams wants to know where the NSRL funds are going

Abrahams wants to know where the NSRL funds are going

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams has questioned the need by Government to hike the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) to ten per cent. Speaking in the Senate during debate on the Amendment of the National Social Responsibility Levy Bill 2017 he took issue with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s recent announcement in the House of Assembly […]

Thumbs down!

Thumbs down!

Former trade union boss Sir Roy Trotman is definitely not on board with the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). In fact, speaking in the Upper House today, the independent Senator argued that there were other options the Freundel Stuart administration could have explored, instead of the dreaded tax, which was hiked from two to ten […]

Pay push

Pay push

The dark cloud of industrial action is once again looming over the Freundel Stuart administration, with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) warning that it has had it up to its neck with the myriad broken promises to restart the stalled public sector wage negotiations. NUPW President Akanni McDowall told Barbados TODAY that the […]

Flood warning in effect for Barbados

Flood warning in effect for Barbados

The heavy showers that drenched the island today are likely to get even heavier tomorrow, according to the Barbados Meteorological Services, which issued a flood warning this afternoon. The Met office has attributed the pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across the island to the combination of an upper-level […]