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Tyrone Griffith appointed Commissioner of Police

Tyrone Griffith appointed Commissioner of Police

Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has been appointed to the Post of Commissioner of Police. In a brief notice moments ago, Police Public Relations Officer acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said the appointment will take effect on Sunday, October 1. Griffith has been acting as the island’s top cop since June 2013, having taken over […]

More BWU members to join CBC strike

More BWU members to join CBC strike

The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) today advised Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo of its intention to escalate the industrial action at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to include more of its members. “You are advised that the Council has given approval for this action to be escalated and expanded across our membership,” General […]

What’s up with all the downgrades? Dr Justin Robinson explains

What’s up with all the downgrades? Dr Justin Robinson explains

Senior Lecturer in Management & Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, Dr Justin Robinson, has sought to explain credit ratings to the Barbadian public, in light of the latest downgrade by international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P). Robinson said part of […]

Changes made to this year’s NIFCA

Changes made to this year’s NIFCA

Changes have been made to this year’s National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), with the announcement today of the creation of a new “semi-professional category” of competitors. Chief Cultural Officer at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Alison Sealy Smith made the revelation during a NIFCA press briefing at the Haggatt Hall offices of the […]

School system falling short, QC principal warns

School system falling short, QC principal warns

Amid rising crime and violence, a leading educator is suggesting that the school system is failing way too many of this region’s young people and that teachers must take their fair share of the blame for society’s problems. “With all the troubles we have in teaching and the teaching profession I look forward to the […]

Hyatt to get going in a ‘couple of weeks’, says Sealy

Hyatt to get going in a ‘couple of weeks’, says Sealy

Construction work on the stalled controversial Hyatt project in The City is to begin in a matter of weeks, says Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy. Delivering the weekly Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Astor B Watts lunchtime lecture at the party’s George Street headquarters, Sealy made no reference to ongoing litigation that has literally stopped the […]

No ignoring S&P

No ignoring S&P

Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy says the recent downgrade by international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) should not be ignored. At the same time, Sealy does not expect any tourism fallout as a result of  S&P’s lowering of the long-term local currency sovereign credit rating on the country to ‘CCC’ […]

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 […]