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Teenage volleyballer dies

Teenage volleyballer dies

National volleyballer Shamar Bishop, 20, is dead. Bishop, a student at the Barbados Community College, succumbed to his injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital today, after being involved in a vehicular accident between last Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Bishop represented Barbados at the NORCECA Volleyball Championship held in Barbados last year. A past […]

Redman baffled

Redman baffled

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman said she was having a hard time understanding why the authorities in Dominica would turn down Barbados’ offer to host Dominican tertiary students in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. What made the decision even more baffling for Redman, who returned home from Roseau yesterday, is […]

BLP claims CBC operates as an arm of DLP

BLP claims CBC operates as an arm of DLP

The state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been accused of operating as if it were an arm of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP). The charge comes from General Secretary of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Dr Jerome Walcott, who said that the main Opposition party continues to be stonewalled whenever it requests airtime on […]

New laws coming to fight crop theft

New laws coming to fight crop theft

Life is about to become tougher for agricultural produce and livestock thieves, who have been running a well-organized ring, according to Chief Agricultural Officer Lennox Chandler. The agricultural official has confirmed that new legislation – the Protection of Agricultural Products and Livelihood Bill 2017 and the Protection of Agricultural Products and Livestock Regulations 2017 – […]

BSTU and NUPW threatening to strike

BSTU and NUPW threatening to strike

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is putting the Ronald Jones-led Ministry of Education on notice that industrial action resulting from the St Leonard’s School impasse is very likely to expand to include the St Michael School. The two sides are currently at odds over the dismissal of two BSTU members. […]

Bees gone astray!

Bees gone astray!

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has charged that the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has lost its way and no longer has the interest of workers at heart. Addressing the weekly lunchtime lecture of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at the party’s headquarters on George Street, St Michael, Byer-Suckoo also contended that the DLP […]

Lowe launches another attack on Mottley

Lowe launches another attack on Mottley

Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe this evening launched a scathing attack on Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, suggesting that the Member of Parliament for St Michael North East does not have the moral authority to run this country. “I have noticed with some curiosity that this is the second occasion that this […]

Opposition moots idea of an industrial court

Opposition moots idea of an industrial court

It may be time for an industrial court in Barbados given the number of labour-related issues confronting employees and employers. St George South Member of Parliament Dwight Sutherland argued today. As he led the Opposition’s response during debate on the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill 2017 in the House of Assembly, Sutherland said there was […]

All for show!

All for show!

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) says it supports Government’s new sexual harassment legislation, but today blasted the Freundel Stuart administration, accusing it of “window dressing” as the country nears a general election. Member of Parliament for St George South Dwight Sutherland led the Opposition’s response in the Lower House to the measure, which was […]