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Hotelier Hal Martin dies

Hotelier Hal Martin dies

Tributes are pouring in for Barbadian hotelier Hal Martin who died in Florida, United States of America yesterday following a brief illness. Martin, 67, was born in Barbados, but lived for much of his life in the US. He was the owner of the Regency Cove Hotel, in Hastings, Christ Church and was also at […]

Inniss: Capital punishment not the solution

Inniss: Capital punishment not the solution

Government Minister Donville Inniss has declared his hand on capital punishment – he has no objections to it, but it is no cure-all for crime. Addressing the monthly meeting of the St Michael East branch of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at the St Giles Primary School over the weekend, the Member of Parliament for […]

Bajans send supplies to hurricane-ravaged Anguilla

Bajans send supplies to hurricane-ravaged Anguilla

The hurricane-battered British overseas territory of Anguilla will in three days welcome a Barbadian vessel carrying water and needed supplies. The private yacht, Schooner RUTH, under the command of Captain Derrick Scheper, and with a crew of nine, set sail today from the Coast Guard HMBS Port with the aid from the Barbadian public. The […]

‘Multi-faceted approach needed to tackle crime’

‘Multi-faceted approach needed to tackle crime’

The women’s advocacy group, the National Organization of Women (NOW) is recommending a reengineering of the education system, the family and community in order to successfully tackle crime. Public Relations Officer for the Marsha Hinds-Layne is suggesting that there are deep rooted problems that have led to violence being endemic here. And she is calling […]

Blaze leaves two homeless

Blaze leaves two homeless

A midday fire today destroyed one house in  Jessamine Avenue, St Michael, and damaging two others, leaving one man and his son homeless. And Ricky Boyce can count himself lucky, as it was the voice of his aunt, Laurine Boyce, calling out his name that snapped him from his siesta and almost certainly saved his […]

Prove it, Donville!

Prove it, Donville!

Chairman of the Revitalization of Bridgetown Initiative Lalu Vaswani has taken Minister of Industry and Small Business Development Donville Inniss to task for his comments that The City was nasty and that businesses should take the lead and pay to clean up the capital. Vaswani said while he agreed there were some “pockets” in Bridgetown […]

Tribunal system is a mess – trade unionist

Tribunal system is a mess – trade unionist

Tribunals in Barbados have as huge a backlog of cases as the state’s formal court system, a trade union leader has argued. And General Secretary of the Unity Workers Union (UWU) Caswell Franklyn is suggesting that the various tribunals be merged into a single administrative appeals panel in order to eliminate the bottleneck. Franklyn told […]

Prescod ‘stuck in time’

Prescod ‘stuck in time’

An outspoken Democratic Labour Party (DLP) parliamentarian is suggesting that the Member of Parliament for St Michael East Trevor Prescod is stuck in the past and needs to be replaced in the constituency. Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss contended that Prescod was stuck in the past and his “sell by date […]

Failing grade

Failing grade

A veteran educator has partly blamed teachers for the poor performance of some students, arguing that they are failing in their duty to their charges. Former Bay Primary principal Grantley Osbourne said love was lacking between teachers and students and that was translating into children’s academic shortcomings. “The reason why children are not performing at […]