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New building authority coming, says Lashley

New building authority coming, says Lashley

In the wake of two recent catastrophic hurricanes which devastated a number of sister Caribbean territories, a Government minister has acknowledged that this island’s building code is still in draft and does not yet have the force of law behind it. However, speaking during a political meeting of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) last […]

Hold strain

Hold strain

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is urging disgruntled invigilators who have yet to be paid by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for work done since May, to hold strain a little longer and do not complain. The minister said he was confident any delay in payment from the regional testing body would be rectified soon […]

Police investigate accident at President Kennedy Drive

Police investigate accident at President Kennedy Drive

A female driver and her three passengers are assisting police with investigations into an accident at President Kennedy Drive, St Michael. Twenty-nine-year-old Orlena Jordan, of 3rd Avenue, Upper Goodland, St Michael, struck an unoccupied house around 3:35 p.m. Jordan and her female companions, ages 31, 21, and 18 had attempted to flee the scene of […]

Eight cops charged with assault

Eight cops charged with assault

Eight officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force have been released on $3,000 bail after appearing in court today charged with assault. Rasheed Dawin King of #17 Husbands Crescent, St James is alleging that sergeants Feliston Gilkes and Darby Griffith, as well police constables Christopher Alleyne, Sherry-Ann Watkins, Dave Rock, Jason Leacock, Dave Griffith and […]

Prices of gasoline and kerosene rise

Prices of gasoline and kerosene rise

Effective midnight tonight, Sunday, October 1, the retail prices of gasoline and kerosene will rise, while the prices of diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will fall. The new retail price of gasoline will be Bds$3.38 per litre, up from $3.25. The price of kerosene will be $1.41 per litre, up from $1.19, and the […]

St James North honours community members

St James North honours community members

Fifteen members of the St James North Constituency were honoured Saturday night for their exceptional contributions to their community. The Inaugural Community Awards was held at The Beach House under the theme Rewarding Excellence. Community members from every sphere of society were lauded for their selfless service in the presence of Minister of Social Care, […]

Small Business Association says NSRL is demoralizing

Small Business Association says NSRL is demoralizing

The National Social Responsibility Levy and the foreign exchange fee have small and medium-sized businesses unsure whether to charge increased prices to customers or reduce staff, Small Business Association President Dean Straker has said. Speaking last night at the annual awards ceremony for outstanding members of the Association, Straker said “our secretariat has been receiving […]

LIAT announces limited service to hurricane battered countries

LIAT announces limited service to hurricane battered countries

LIAT has announced limited operations to several of the hurricane battered countries, including Dominica and the British Virgin islands (BVI). The airline said that it would continue limited operations until October 7 and that while it is unable “to carry commercial passengers to Dominica and St Maarten” it can carry limited passengers into the BVI. […]

Youth advocate calls for societal change towards bullying

Youth advocate calls for societal change towards bullying

Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Counselling, Shawn Clarke wants to see a change of attitude in the society towards bullying. “We still have this thing in society, among some people, that we believe that bullying is a rite of passage and it teaches our boys to be men. That is not working anymore. We need […]