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Classes disrupted at St Leonard’s Boys’

Classes disrupted at St Leonard’s Boys’

Classes ended abruptly today at the St Leonard’s Boys’ School, after more than 30 of the 70 teachers at the Government-run institution called in sick, in apparent protest over the dismissal of a clerk typist. It was just yesterday that President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman served notice during a news […]

Not budging

Not budging

It now seems inevitable that workers at two statutory corporations will be off the job in the not too distant future. This as a bitter pay dispute between management of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Barbados Workers’ Union remains deadlocked. Amid feverish last ditch efforts by the Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer […]

Gline slipping

Gline slipping

It might not be easy to wrest incumbent Gline Clarke of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) from his perch in St George North. However, as the last in the series of the Barbados TODAY random surveys of the Pulse of the People revealed today, his days of utter dominance may be over. Clarke is […]

United Nations boss to visit hurricane ravaged Dominica

United Nations boss to visit hurricane ravaged Dominica

United Nations secretary general António Guterres will visit hurricane-ravaged Dominica on October 8, prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced Friday. “As a result of my trip to the United Nations, the secretary general of the United Nations will come to Dominica on October 8 to see for himself, along with his staff so that he himself […]

Skerrit’s fury

Skerrit’s fury

With Dominica still struggling to pick up the pieces after it was battered by Hurricane Maria on September 18, a rattled prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday turned his wrath on certain unnamed elements in the country who, in his estimation, were seeking to undermine the recovery effort. Instead of his usual update on the […]

Certificate of Character Office reopens on Monday

Certificate of Character Office reopens on Monday

The general public is being asked to note that the Office of Certificate of Character will reopen from Monday, October 2nd. Therefore,  persons with scheduled appointments from the 2nd of October onwards, should visit the Office of Certificate of Character on the respective days of their appointments. Similarly, persons who would have applied for Certificates […]

Dominica PM blue vex

Dominica PM blue vex

A deeply disturbed prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday said he was really upset with certain elements in the country who, in his estimation, were seeking to undermine the future of the Dominican people. At his daily media briefing the prime minister called on those who were using social media and other methods to spread […]

UPDATE-Strike two; BWU executive sanctions stepped up action

UPDATE-Strike two; BWU executive sanctions stepped up action

The Executive Council of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has sanctioned the strike action by workers at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) over pay. During a meeting on Thursday evening, the council also gave the green light to General Secretary Toni Moore to take whatever action was necessary to resolve the issue, including calling […]

Abrahams piles on the pressure on Minister of Environment

Abrahams piles on the pressure on Minister of Environment

More than a week after Barbados TODAY broke news that  Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe had demanded the  resignation of the entire board of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), Lowe is yet to clear the air on the matter. However, shadow Minister of the Environment Wilfred Abrahams today attempted to turn up the […]