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‘DLP swine’

‘DLP swine’

After casting out what little pearls he had before “swine”, prodigal son Patrick Tannis last night declared that he was back home to help the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) secure the next Government. The ordained minister said as much last night, as he willingly took up membership in the Opposition party, after contesting the […]

Comissiong issues fresh warning on Hyatt

Comissiong issues fresh warning on Hyatt

Social activist David Comissiong is warning that Hyatt developer Mark Maloney’s Vision Development Inc could be wasting precious time and money if it proceeds with  work on the controversial project before the High Court issues a ruling on the matter. The US$100 million project is caught up in a legal battle between Comissiong on one […]

Lashley: My hands are clean

Lashley: My hands are clean

Former Minister of Housing Michael Lashley wants to make it clear that the Al Barrack fiasco, which ended up costing Government in excess of $100 million, did not occur under his watch. In fact, Lashley, who is the current Minister of Transport and Works, suggestedv during a ruling party meeting at Parkinson Memorial Secondary School […]

Don’t rule out the DLP just yet – Hammie-La

Don’t rule out the DLP just yet – Hammie-La

A former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) representative is confident that the incumbent party could pull off a third consecutive victory in the next general election, but he is warning supporters that it will not be a cake walk. Former DLP parliamentary representative for St Michael South East Hamilton Lashley, who also represented the main Opposition […]

Strike hold

Strike hold

The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has suspended its threat to escalate the ongoing strike at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) over increments, after receiving an invitation this evening from Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo to a meeting at the CBC at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. As a result, workers of the Barbados Water Authority […]

Don’t ignore S&P, regional economist warns

Don’t ignore S&P, regional economist warns

In the wake of the latest economic downgrade, a regional economist is warning the Freundel Stuart administration to take the latest Standard & Poor’s (S&P) warning seriously. “With reserves currently in the vicinity of US$317 million in June 2017, according to S&P, it is clear how vulnerable Barbados is to a balance of payments crisis, […]

No gravy train

No gravy train

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is insisting there will be no “gravy train” ahead of a general election due by the middle of next year. In response to the latest downgrade of Barbados’ sovereign credit rating by international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Sinckler today said the Freundel Stuart administration was not unduly concerned. […]

Recent hurricanes could quicken renewable energy shift

Recent hurricanes could quicken renewable energy shift

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which wiped out the electrical power supply in a number of countries, the Caribbean’s renewable energy sector could be in for a much-needed boost. Back in 2012, the Washington-based Rocky Mountain Institute embarked on an Islands Energy Programme to assist the region with […]

Insure your home, warns firefighter

Insure your home, warns firefighter

As the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) observes Fire Prevention Week, a senior fire officer is encouraging home owners, including those with chattel houses to get fire insurance. Speaking directly to owners of chattel houses, Deputy Officer responsible for fire prevention Wayne Vaughn implored them to ignore any rumours which suggest that the insurance companies do […]