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Police investigate unnatural death

Police investigate unnatural death

Police are investigating the death of a man said to be in his 50s. Lawmen said that around 7:55 a.m. today, they received a report that the body of a man was floating in the water in the area of the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex at Princess Alice Highway, St Michael. The body was retrieved by […]

Worse shape ever

Worse shape ever

Economist Ryan Straughn is cautioning the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) that if it wins the next election, it will inherit an economy that is in worse shape than when the BLP left office in 2008. Delivering the Eighth Tom Adams Memorial lecture last night, Straughn, who is the BLP’s Christ Church East Central candidate, […]

Region on course for one per cent growth – World Bank

Region on course for one per cent growth – World Bank

Despite the recent impact of natural disasters, the World Bank says the Latin American and Caribbean region remains on course to record modest economic growth for the first time in six years. The bank’s Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos A.Végh issued the projection yesterday in the wake of two powerful category […]

60 per cent of inmates at Dodds on remand – study reveals

60 per cent of inmates at Dodds on remand – study reveals

A new study shows that 60 per cent of inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds are on remand awaiting their day in court, with only a third of prisoners having already been convicted. This compares to 25 per cent of prisoners on remand back in the 1990s, said Senior Research Officer in the Criminal Justice […]

Eastmond has lost it, suggests Inniss

Eastmond has lost it, suggests Inniss

St James South incumbent Donville Inniss has launched a broadside against the leader of the fledgling United Progressive Party (UPP). Slamming what he called “a cheap political joke” after she attempted to blame him for the recent 400 per cent increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), Inniss said Lynnette Eastmond had lost all […]

Ex-GG ‘was a gem’

Ex-GG ‘was a gem’

The local legal fraternity has been thrown into deep mourning following the death of retired Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands last night at age 91. The former head of state reportedly died at his Mount Stanfast, St James residence around 11:30 p.m. Sir Clifford, who was one of Barbados’ leading legal luminaries, became the island’s […]

Sell the loss-making Transport Board, suggests Opposition spokesman

Sell the loss-making Transport Board, suggests Opposition spokesman

With the economy as it stands, an Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) spokesman last night returned to the vexed issue of privatization, while suggesting that the state-run Transport Board should be sold. Delivering the Eighth Tom Adams Memorial Lecture at the Barbados Workers’ Union headquarters last night, the BLP’s Christ Church East Central candidate Ryan […]

Bite the bullet!

Bite the bullet!

Barbadians need not fear the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) as if it were the “boogeyman”, says Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr Justin Ram. Speaking to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference at the Grenada Radisson Hotel, Ram today lauded […]

Residents still fuming over smoldering quarry

Residents still fuming over smoldering quarry

Pressure is mounting on waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry to close down his bothersome landfill at Lower Estate, St George.  Angry residents, along with their parliamentary representative Gline Clarke, were preparing to step up their demands on Wednesday night during a second town hall meeting with Cherry, who is the managing director of Project […]