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Barrack debt still not settled – Kellman

Barrack debt still not settled – Kellman

After making nearly $150 million in payments to contractor Al Barrack, Government is still leasing the Warrens Office Complex at Warrens, St Michael from Barrack Construction Ltd, Minister of Housing Denis Kellman revealed today in the House of Assembly. Speaking during debate on a $13.7 million supplementary vote to complete the payment of legal fees […]

Maria is back

Maria is back

After six months leave on account of an undisclosed illness, Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard made her return to the House of Assembly today and immediately threw her support behind a $4.6 million supplementary for the Ministry of Health. However, while agreeing to the near $5 million national debushing exercise, […]

Election ploy?

Election ploy?

Parliament today debated a resolution in support of a near $5 million national debushing exercise, with the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) raising concern that it might be a cover for the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to undertake electioneering activity. “I hope that this $4.6 million is not used for feathering the nest of […]

Long road ahead

Long road ahead

Barbados’ top security chiefs anticipate the deployment of troops to Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria will be a lengthy one, given the magnitude of the disaster. Members of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and the Regional Security System (RSS) began arriving on the island last Wednesday to contribute to relief efforts following the […]

Sinckler: I don’t own shares in Cost-U-Less

Sinckler: I don’t own shares in Cost-U-Less

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has strongly denied that he is a shareholder in Cost-U-Less, the warehouse-type food and general merchandise store in St Thomas. In an address to party faithful at the Democratic Labour Party’s City branch meeting at the weekend, Sinckler said there had been a rumour circulating that he owed part of […]

Inniss’ 24/7 society a distraction – McDowall

Inniss’ 24/7 society a distraction – McDowall

President of the National Union of Public Workers Akanni McDowall has dismissed recent suggestions by Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss that trade unions were holding back this country’s progress towards a 24/7 society. McDowall said the minister’s complaint was nothing more than a distraction from the pertinent issues that impact workers. Inniss on Sunday accused […]

Illegal dumpers leave stench in Eden Lodge

Illegal dumpers leave stench in Eden Lodge

Illegal dumpers are leaving behind quite a stench for the people of Nursery Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael, filling their only skip with commercial and other waste, according to one resident. In the latest incident, two men in an open-back vehicle were caught early yesterday morning driving up to the skip and unloading old paintings […]

Foul Palms

Foul Palms

The people of the relatively new community of The Palms, Lower Estate, St George are complaining that fresh air seems to be a thing of the past in their neighbourhood. And they are attributing the disturbing stench, which they said they have had to endure since May, to a waste dump at Lower Estate owned […]

2,700 cannabis plants seized

2,700 cannabis plants seized

A total of 2700 cannabis plants ranging from seedlings to eight feet were seized in St Peter today. Police said the seizure was made by officers from the District ‘E’ Police Station, Uniform and Criminal Investigations Department (CID) assisted by members of the Anti-Gun Unit. No one was arrested during the operation at Indian Ground […]