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‘Inniss flip-flopping on fired teacher’s case’

‘Inniss flip-flopping on fired teacher’s case’

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is accusing some Government ministers of attempting to discredit high-ranking union officials and belittling the union’s work in a bid to hide their incompetence and that of some of the senior officers in the ministries they run. Redman took special aim at Minister of Industry, […]

UPP prepared to cut out corruption, says Eastmond

UPP prepared to cut out corruption, says Eastmond

United Progressive Party (UPP) leader Lynette Eastmond believes corruption is at the root of every problem Barbados faces, and has vowed that if her team is given the mandate to lead the country in the next elections, constitutionally due next year, it will stamp out the scourge. Speaking at the launch of her party’s candidate […]

Wet start to new school year

Wet start to new school year

Dreary skies and light drizzles could not put a damper on the opening of school today, as most primary and secondary institutions began the new school year. Students began queuing at bus stops from as early as 6 a.m. today, waiting for transportation to what were new schools for many. General Manager of the Transport […]

Too many square pegs in the legal profession, says cleric

Too many square pegs in the legal profession, says cleric

The legal profession is being encouraged to weed out the “square pegs in round holes” who get in the way of progress. In a fiery sermon Monday morning at the Calvary Moravian Church on Roebuck Street, The City to mark the official start of the 2017-2018 legal year, Rev Dr Adrian Smith said the profession […]

Deadly storm could trigger insurance rate hikes

Deadly storm could trigger insurance rate hikes

Having battered a number of Caribbean countries and the US state of Florida, leaving behind in the region nearly 30 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, Hurricane Irma is likely to inflict some more pain, but of a different kind, on Barbados and the rest of the region. A leading insurance official […]

Antigua PM pulls his pocket to assist Barbuda

Antigua PM pulls his pocket to assist Barbuda

Prime minister Gaston Browne says he has instructed his bankers to make available the sum of EC$100,000 (Bds$74,000) from his personal savings account to assist with the rehabilitation of storm-battered Barbuda. And while expressing confidence that at least three million US dollars could be raised from domestic sources, Browne today made an impassioned appeal to […]

Missing Bajans

Missing Bajans

Government is desperate to locate Barbadians in neighbouring countries that were recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean reported today that while all Barbadian students in Cuba were accounted for, her ministry was still seeking to locate Barbadians in other storm-ravaged countries, namely Barbuda, Saint Martin and […]

Supreme Court announces crime fighting scheme

Supreme Court announces crime fighting scheme

Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson is hoping that by taking a shot at drug addiction he can help reduce the number of gun crimes here. Sir Marston this morning announced a series of measures aimed at overhauling the judicial system, speed up the administration of justice and reduce crime. One of his proposed plans is […]

Mia not the only one without a legal certificate, suggests Hinkson

Mia not the only one without a legal certificate, suggests Hinkson

An Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) representative is insisting that his leader, Mia Mottley, is suitably qualified to become the next Prime Minister of Barbados, even if she does not have a legal certificate to show. The ruling Democratic Labour (DLP) is attempting to hold Mottley to account over her qualifications to practise law in […]