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UPDATE-Stabbing incident in The City

UPDATE-Stabbing incident in The City

Police have identified the victim of yesterday’s stabbing incident, which occurred around 2 p.m. in Marhill Street, The City, as 43-year-old Michael Alexander Holder, of no fixed place of abode. Holder, whose current condition is unknown, was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed multiple times during an altercation with another man, who subsequently fled […]

BIPA welcomes new dawn for its members

BIPA welcomes new dawn for its members

Describing it as a new dawn for thousands of former CLICO policyholders, a delighted president of the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) June Fowler tonight welcomed the successful transfer of the policies from the collapsed insurance company to the recently formed Resolution Life (ResLife). “It was with unreserved joy that BIPA received final confirmation […]

CBC general manager dismisses talk of him resigning

CBC general manager dismisses talk of him resigning

“I am not going anywhere!” That was the firm assurance given by General Manager of the state-run Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Doug Hoyte, as he brushed aside speculation that he had either resigned from the position at the helm of the state run corporation or that he would not be serving out his three-year contract, […]

Another ultimatum

Another ultimatum

Another day and another ultimatum has been issued by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to Government. This time the union, which had earlier given the Freundel Stuart administration until January 15 to respond to its pay proposals, is demanding that workers at the Immigration Department be moved out of their condemned headquarters building […]

Trade attorney warns of the need for compliance with new EU data rules

Trade attorney warns of the need for compliance with new EU data rules

Local businesses are being told to prepare themselves for new data protection regulations that will affect trade with the European Union (EU). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved by the EU parliament since April 2016, but trading partners have been given until May 25, 2018 to become fully compliant. The GDPR replaces the […]

Bad for business

Bad for business

Operators along the embattled south coast are concerned that the three advisories issued this week by Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, will spell more bad news for their businesses which are already reeling from a year-long sewage stench. Earlier this week, Canada and the United States issued warnings to their citizens to […]

BIM wants country to issue a 24-hour ultimatum to PM

BIM wants country to issue a 24-hour ultimatum to PM

One of this island’s newest political parties is not at all happy with the way in which the Freundel Stuart administration has been handling the south coast sewage mess. In fact, the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM), which was formed last February, has suggested that the time had come for the country to hold the Prime […]

‘We are not perfect’

‘We are not perfect’

Against the backdrop of advisories issued this week by the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States to their citizens about the sewage mess along this island’s south coast, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night saw the need to remind visitors from those and other countries that Barbados was by no means […]

A fitting honour

A fitting honour

She may be small in stature but retired permanent secretary Sonja Welch is certainly a colossus when it comes to her indepth knowledge of the public service and diplomacy. It is therefore no surprise that for her over four decades of distinguished service and her unswerving commitment to Barbados’ public service, she was awarded the […]