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UPP charges that politicians protecting criminals

UPP charges that politicians protecting criminals

United Progressive Party (UPP) leader Lynette Eastmond has charged that some politicians are protecting people involved in crime, making them untouchable. And she has called on Barbadians to reject that kind of behaviour and to take a stand against the criminal elements in society. “Apparently, it seems to be an open secret in Barbados now […]

Crime will worsen

Crime will worsen

A former Barbados Government criminologist is predicting that the crime situation will get worse if the authorities fail to adopt a different approach to crime fighting. Declaring that she was not surprised at the worrying level of gun violence in the country, Yolande Forde today said the continued reliance on jailing young people was not […]

Tough times for unions, says Redman

Tough times for unions, says Redman

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman has described the environment in which the trade union movement operates as one of “blatant and repeated threats to job security” for the working class. Redman told the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) 76th annual delegates conference over the weekend that while workers were being pressured […]

Respect due

Respect due

Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus Professor Eudine Barriteau has complained of an absence of respect among those involved in industrial relations here. Describing the current climate as tense and filled with charges and countercharges, she told the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) 76th annual delegates conference that she had […]

Call for discussion on gun violence

Call for discussion on gun violence

The United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St Michael East Paul Forte has called on the Speaker of the House of Assembly Michael Carrington to convene a special sitting of the Chamber to discuss gun violence in the country. He made the call yesterday afternoon while addressing a UPP meeting in St Barnabas, St Michael. […]

UPP: Get to the source of illegal guns

UPP: Get to the source of illegal guns

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is advising the Freundel Stuart administration to get to the source of the illegal weapons that make their way onto the streets of Barbados if it wants to get a grip on gun crimes. The new party’s spokesman on Home Affairs Maria Phillips said at a meeting last night at […]

‘Mottley’s CARIFESTA comment a disgrace’

‘Mottley’s CARIFESTA comment a disgrace’

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has rushed to the defence of Barbados’ efforts at hosting the recently concluded 13th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), calling this weekend’s scathing criticisms of the festival by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley a “national disgrace”. Addressing the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St Michael South branch at the weekend, Mottley […]

‘HIV/AIDS fight still hampered by ignorance and fear’

‘HIV/AIDS fight still hampered by ignorance and fear’

Health officials are concerned that efforts to control the spread of HIV/AIDS continue to be undermined by ignorance, fear and exclusion. Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Regional Support Team for Latin America and the Caribbean Cesar Núñez said while he was satisfied that Barbados and other countries in the region […]

BWU wrath

BWU wrath

A major row is developing between the American warehouse club-style store Cost-U-Less and the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) that could cost the retailer dearly. The BWU has called on its members to boycott the general merchandise store, carrying out a threat it made nearly two weeks ago to name and shame businesses it accused of […]