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Let’s be frank

Let’s be frank

With the Freundel Stuart administration struggling to regain economic stability and come up with a solid growth strategy, one of its own is calling for a “dose of frankness” in the analysis of the Barbados economy and about the path being charted for economic success. Minister of Sport, Youth and Culture Stephen Lashley issued the […]

Legal bind

Legal bind

Child molesters continue to escape justice by bribing the parents of victims because the law has not found a way to stop them, according to a senior attorney-at-law. Queen’s Counsel Ralph Thorne told last night’s Man Talk panel discussion organized by the Wesleyan Holiness Church at Cave Hill that the “deeply destructive” practice was a […]

DLP still has the winning formula, says Ince

DLP still has the winning formula, says Ince

Government Senator Jepter Ince is confident that having provided the blueprint for the development of Barbados, the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will be returned to office whenever general elections are called. Ince made this bold prediction today while speaking at DLP’s lunchtime lecture at party headquarters, George Street, St Michael. “I have said it […]

IMF blueprint

IMF blueprint

If the Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) economic advisor Dr Clyde Mascoll had his way, Barbados would not be subjected to a full-blown International Monetary Fund (IMF) financing arrangement at this stage. However, a very cautious Mascoll said today he was prepared to follow an IMF blueprint in terms of crafting an appropriate “homegrown” economic […]

Unfair dismissal suit against the CDB adjourned

Unfair dismissal suit against the CDB adjourned

The High Court this week adjourned the unfair dismissal suit brought against the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) by its former Director of Information Technology and Solutions Mark Taitt. Taitt, whose position was made redundant on June 30 this year, is claiming that his dismissal from the regional financial institution was contrary to the law. […]

Bajans need to get real about child prostitution – CCB official

Bajans need to get real about child prostitution – CCB official

In the absence of disaggregated national statistics, a senior officer at the Child Care Board (CCB) is warning Barbadians not to bury their heads in the sand about the growing prevalence of child prostitution on the island. “These stats are actually buried in the whole child abuse statistics and it is only on investigation that […]

Get cracking

Get cracking

Barbados and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours have been told to get cracking on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME). The stern warning has come from European Union Ambassador to Barbados Daniela Tramacere, who also laments the slow pace of movement on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe. Speaking at a […]

Health heroes honoured

Health heroes honoured

Leading members of the health sector gathered at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday night to celebrate the achievements of eight of the island’s ‘health heroes’ who contributed to the development of public health care. They were recognized for their work in the fields of immunization; HIV/AIDS; chronic non-communicable diseases […]

More qualified counsellors needed, says former BFPA boss

More qualified counsellors needed, says former BFPA boss

Former Executive Director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) George Griffith has called out some counsellors who he said were too quick to seek intimate details in rape and assault cases. Griffith made the comment as he welcomed new sexual harassment legislation approved by the Senate last week. Griffith said the Employment Sexual Harassment […]