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Stuart keeps country waiting for election date

Stuart keeps country waiting for election date

Still no word from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of the munch-anticipated date for a general election which is constitutionally due here by the middle of next year. In fact, Stuart told a large gathering at his ruling Democratic Labour Party’s George Street headquarters today that the President has not had time to talk to the […]

PM Stuart: Crime solutions on the way, stay tuned!

PM Stuart: Crime solutions on the way, stay tuned!

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has called on Barbadians to exercise patience in the wake of increasing crime, saying a series of measure to tackle the scourge will be rolled out soon. He told the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) 62nd Annual Conference this morning that the measures are presently before the Cabinet. “A suite of legislative […]

Gov’t announces changes in petroleum prices

Gov’t announces changes in petroleum prices

The retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will increase while prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will fall effective midnight tonight. The new price of gasoline will be $3.25 per litre, up from $3.16, an increase of nine cents. The price of diesel will move from $2.35 per litre to $2.46 per litre while […]

High praises from PM for his Cabinet

High praises from PM for his Cabinet

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been singing the praises of his Cabinet for their “discipline and tenacity” in helping him to guide Barbados through a very difficult period. Noting that it is now nearly 10 years since his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was elected to office on January 15, 2008, the Prime Minister said that […]

95 per cent of NIS funds are invested

95 per cent of NIS funds are invested

Ninety-five per cent of the reserves of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) are invested in various areas of Barbados. Director of the NIS Ian Carrington said while this is not an ideal situation to have, given the challenges the country is facing in terms of it foreign exchange position, it is the best alternative for […]

Sir Hilary bemoans low enrollment in tertiary education

Sir Hilary bemoans low enrollment in tertiary education

Vice Chancellor for the University of West Indies Sir Hilary Beckles says the Caribbean has the lowest enrollment in tertiary education in the hemisphere. “Those of you who have taken this responsibility to enter university are therefore in my judgement heroes to be celebrated for the responsibility you have taken for yourselves, your family, communities […]

Double joy

Double joy

Johnathan Cumberbatch and Jebarri Cumberbatch have done what many parents dream of for their children as both are recipients of scholarships. Jebarri, a former student of Combermere School, was offered an athletic scholarship to Eastern Oregon University in 2015. His older brother Johnathan, a former student of Queen’s College and The University of the West […]

PM Stuart: Don’t take my silence for weakness

PM Stuart: Don’t take my silence for weakness

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has issued a stern warning to his political opponents, saying their unrelenting criticisms of late were tantamount to pulling a tiger’s tail. Acknowledging that he is not one to respond often to critics, Stuart cautioned his detractors not to mistake his silence as a lack of situational awareness or an inability […]

Arthur forgot where he came from, says Stuart

Arthur forgot where he came from, says Stuart

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has come in for a blistering tongue lashing from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who contends that he betrayed his working-class roots when he handed reins of Barbados’ oldest political party to Mia Mottley. Stuart charged that Arthur, who has often referenced his humble beginnings as the son of shopkeepers, did […]