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Barbados reviewing its role in CDF

Barbados reviewing its role in CDF

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has acknowledged that Barbados is $14 million in the red in terms of its contributions to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund (CDF). However, speaking to reporters here yesterday, he said this was a direct result of the island’s ongoing economic challenges, which may necessitate a full review of its […]

BPA concerned that 200 police officers are still acting

BPA concerned that 200 police officers are still acting

Police officers here are hoping the appointment of Tyrone Griffith as the top cop in the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) will be the beginning of a wave of appointments of officers in acting positions. The Barbados Police Association (BPA) today said a staggering 200 cops had been acting in senior positions for much too […]

Striking CBC employees to go back to work

Striking CBC employees to go back to work

Striking workers at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) will be back on the job tomorrow, in what their union, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) said was a show of good faith ahead of talks between the state broadcaster and the BWU, initiated by Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo. The union last night called […]

Free to borrow

Free to borrow

Barbados now has access to over US$500 million in financing from the Latin American Development Bank (CAF) following a decision by the island to acquire more shares in the institution. This was revealed today by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler as he led off debate on the Latin American Development Bank Amendment Bill 2017 in the House […]

Police probe videos of ‘reckless’ PSV drivers

Police probe videos of ‘reckless’ PSV drivers

Two separate videos circulating on social media, which seem to show public service vehicle (PSV) operators engaging in reckless and dangerous practices, have caught the attention of police and transport authorities, as well as PSV owners. The videos emerged within the last two weeks, with one showing a route taxi racing through the River Terminal […]

Nothing done about flooding in parts of St James, complains Symmonds

Nothing done about flooding in parts of St James, complains Symmonds

Government’s slipshod approach to the issue of drainage in communities across St James and wider Barbados is in need of an urgent fix, Member of Parliament for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds told Parliament this morning. Heaping scorn on Government’s resolution to abandon its compulsory acquisition of lands at Weston, St James under the Land […]

Lashley raises concern about compulsory acquisitions

Lashley raises concern about compulsory acquisitions

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley today made a strong case for an overhaul of the Land Acquisition Act, as Government sought Parliament’s approval to abandon a 14-year-old compulsory acquisition at Weston St James. Back in 2003, the House of Assembly approved the takeover of the property owned by Ralph Griffith with a view […]

High price to pay

High price to pay

Rapid housing development over the last three decades has come at a high price for Barbados. According to Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe, it is one of the main factors contributing to the island’s drainage problem. After being challenged by Member of Parliament for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds during the […]

Sinckler concedes to growth of less than 1% this year

Sinckler concedes to growth of less than 1% this year

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler has conceded that the Barbados economy will not grow by two per cent this year. In fact, given the impact of Government’s “tight” fiscal programme, he told reporters that growth was more likely to be in the range of 0.5 per cent and 0.7 per cent in […]