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Two held on gun and ammunition charges

Two held on gun and ammunition charges

Two men have been remanded to jail on separate gun and ammunition charges. Pierre Dacarlo Small, 26, of # 1 Mullion Lane, Gall Hill, Christ Church is accused of unlawful possession of a firearm and ten rounds of ammunition. This follows a police operation at Wanayah’s Wholesale, located at #33 Warrens Industrial Estate, Warrens, St […]

Toppling Toppin

Toppling Toppin

A cursory glance at Ronald Toppin’s electoral success record in St Michael North suggests he has a firm grip of the constituency. Toppin, one of only two Members of Parliament the constituency has ever known since it was formed in 1981 – the other being Phillip Greaves, now Acting Governor General Sir Phillip – has […]

National productivity still way too low, warns Worrell

National productivity still way too low, warns Worrell

Economist and former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell has warned that the level of productivity in Barbados is way too low, especially within the public sector where he says the level of service provided by Government employees has been on the decline for years. And even though output from private sector workers has increased […]

Not leaving

Not leaving

Local fast food giant Chefette says though it remains open to expanding its brand across the region, it is not about to abandon Barbados when the island needs its investment most. “It is tough on everybody. We are continuing to push hard in this country. We are not going to ever give up. God is […]

BAM concedes that Small won fair and square

BAM concedes that Small won fair and square

The dispute between the Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) and the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) over the declaration of Kevin Small as Designer of the Year for Crop Over 2017 has been settled. After raising strong objection to the results, BAM President Chetwyn Stewart said the matter had since been put to arbitration and other […]

Mottley unhappy with the pace of regional integration

Mottley unhappy with the pace of regional integration

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is questioning the continued separation among Caribbean countries despite years of the proposed Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). Speaking at the opening of the People’s National Party annual conference in Kingston, Jamaica last evening, Mottley expressed impatience with the pace of regional integration. She said there was no reason for […]

Unease at Valery over lapsed security

Unease at Valery over lapsed security

Tenants who occupy the National Housing Corporation’s (NHC) two high-rise apartment buildings at Valery, St Michael say they are currently living in fear, with security virtually non-existent. For several months now a broken key has been lodged in the door knob at the main entrance of one of the buildings and an upset Elijah Tafari, […]

Surfers stage hallowed ritual for Zander

Surfers stage hallowed ritual for Zander

The local surfing community today formed a floating circle in the waters off Drill Hall beach in Hastings, Christ Church, in surfing’s most hallowed ritual to honour the life of a fallen surfer. The high waves that they love to ride were replaced by gentler ones as they said goodbye to Alexander Zander Venezia, the […]

AG warned to tread carefully with ‘on camera’ customs attacks

AG warned to tread carefully with ‘on camera’ customs attacks

General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore is making it clear that her union was never opposed to having cameras installed at this island’s ports of entry. Responding to a statement made this week by Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite to the effect that Cabinet had instructed the […]