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Day care centre affected by water outage

Day care centre affected by water outage

For Rendezvous Gardens, Christ Church resident Rudett Jackman a steady and reliable water supply is critical to her business. As a day care operator, a prolonged interruption of the water supply can prove problematic. Therefore, when the taps went dry over the past few days as a result of a series of problems with Barbados […]

NIS blackout

NIS blackout

One of Barbados’ leading actuaries today cried shame on the authorities, saying the lack of transparency within the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was “worrying”. In light of recent assurances given by Minister of Labour and Social Security Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo that the island’s social security scheme remains financially sound, Founding Principal of Eckler Limited Charles […]

Farrar’s Barbadian love story

Farrar’s Barbadian love story

He is orginally from Leeds, Yorkshire. But Englishman Roy Farrar is as Bajan as you can get, without being born in Barbados. The repeat visitor, who has been coming to the island for over 30 years now, had made well over 40 visits to his home away from home, where he generally waits out the […]

‘Govt inching close to IMF or devaluation’

‘Govt inching close to IMF or devaluation’

The Freundel Stuart administration could soon be left with one of two hard choices to make if its sources of private sector financing continue to dry up. So warns economist Jeremy Stephen, who is suggesting that the only feasible options left are for Government to go cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

No buy in

No buy in

Private sector financing continues to dry up, with some of this island’s major investment management firms today publicly signalling their decreased appetite for Government securities out of fear that the Freundel Stuart administration could soon default on its debt. Earlier this year the Central Bank of Barbados reported that despite a very liquid financial system […]

Met office issues a flood warning for Barbados

Met office issues a flood warning for Barbados

A flood warning is in effect for Barbados. According to The Barbados Meteorological Services, the interaction of an upper-level trough system and a passing tropical wave has been generating some pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across the island. The Met office cautioned that the activity is likely to […]

Police investigate unnatural death of Canadian visitor

Police investigate unnatural death of Canadian visitor

Police are investigating the unnatural death of a Canadian visitor at Rockley Beach, Christ Church around 2:45 p.m. According to lawmen, the lifeguard on duty was alerted that the 82-year-old male was lying on the sand unresponsive. CPR was performed and an ambulance was summoned. The Canadian was then rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital […]

Wanted: Shaquille O’Neal Orlando Cumberbatch

Wanted: Shaquille O’Neal Orlando Cumberbatch

  Police are on the hunt for a Shaquille O’Neal Orlando Cumberbatch , alias Shaq, who is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. The 22-year-old from 3rd Avenue Paris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael and Golden Rock, Pine, St Michael is about six feet tall and has a dark complexion. He is slim, has […]

Police investigate unnatural death

Police investigate unnatural death

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of an elderly St James man. Seventy-four-year-old Bibiana Damian Ballantyne of Durant’s Village, Holders Hill, St James died yesterday afternoon. According to police, Ballantyne who lived alone, was last seen by his son around 2 p.m. His son later visited him at 6:25 in the evening […]