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Blame Donville!

Blame Donville!

If anyone is to blame for the recent increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), which was hiked from two per cent to ten per cent on July 1, it is Minister of Commerce and Industry Donville Inniss. This was the contention of United Progressive Party (UPP) Leader Lynette Eastmond last night during the […]

‘It was rough’

‘It was rough’

As soldiers from the Barbados Defence Force prepare to resume their humanitarian mission to hurricane-ravaged Dominica, some have been reliving their experiences of rendering assistance to their Caribbean neighbours who suffered extensive damage from this year’s storms. The 2017 hurricane season has so far been uncharacteristically intense, with two category five hurricanes wreaking havoc across […]

Police investigate stabbing incident

Police investigate stabbing incident

A man is in police custody assisting with investigations into a stabbing incident, which occurred at Pilgrim Road, Christ Church this evening. Forty-year-old Richard Greenidge of Parish Land, Christ Church, suffered multiple stab wounds to the body. According to police, Greenidge was involved in an altercation with another man. He was transported to the state-run […]

Missing girl

Missing girl

  Police are searching for a missing St Michael teenager. Fifteen-year-old Jakirra Patrina Ayesha Matthews of Beckles Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael was last seen on Monday by her grandmother at home around 6 p.m. Jakirra is dark in complexion and is five feet, six inches tall. She is slim, has a small nose, ears […]

Missing man

Missing man

Police are searching for a St Philip man who has been missing since last month.  Twenty-nine-year-old Raymond Beckles was last seen by his mother Mary Absalom three weeks ago in the Six Roads, St Philip area. Beckles is dark in complexion and is about five feet, four inches tall. He has a round face, a […]

UWI principal warns of ‘looming crisis’ in higher education

UWI principal warns of ‘looming crisis’ in higher education

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau is warning of “a looming crisis”, which she says will affect the ability of the average Barbadian to afford a tertiary education. Speaking during a ceremony to announce a US$2,500 scholarship for first year student Akilah Jordan-Watson […]

Teachers are not shut out, assures Jones

Teachers are not shut out, assures Jones

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is assuring that the island’s teachers have not been shut out of the process of decision making in relation to the soon-to-be established Teaching Service Commission. Following an announcement made by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last week that the commission will be proclaimed into law on October 16, Jones has […]

St Leonard’s dispute still not settled

St Leonard’s dispute still not settled

The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) says the ball is now in the Ministry of Education’s court as far as the dispute at the St Leonard’s Boys’ School is concerned. On two occasions over the past two weeks, the school was forced to close early after teachers and other unionized members of staff called in […]

Zero interest

Zero interest

Retired school principal Jeff Broomes will not be carrying the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) banner in the next general election. In fact, don’t expect him to represent the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) either, since Broomes is today making it clear that he has no interest whatsoever in running for any political party. “I […]