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More than 1,000 cannabis plants seized

More than 1,000 cannabis plants seized

Members of the Drug Squad conducted illegal drug eradication operations in several areas on Friday, December 8. Some 1,302 cannabis plants ranging from eight inches to five feet in height were seized during the exercises. The police said 59 plants were seized in Lemon Arbour, 84 in Wilson Hill, 1,104 plants in Clabury and 55 […]

Citizens Action Partnership to merge with UPP

Citizens Action Partnership to merge with UPP

Citizens Action Partnership (CAP) is set to merge with the United Progressive Party (UPP). A statement from CAP said the decision was reached at a meeting held on Wednesday, December 6. FULL STATEMENT FROM CAP At a meeting of Citizens Action Partnership on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, it was unanimously agreed that Citizens Action Partnership […]

Arthur says CLICO bosses to blame for company’s demise

Arthur says CLICO bosses to blame for company’s demise

Blame the demise of CLICO International Life Insurance Company on the leaders of the failed company and not local regulators. That was the position of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur as the House of Assembly last night debated and passed the CLICO International Life Insurance Company Resolution. Government is seeking to establish replacement companies for […]

Happy day for CLICO policyholders, says Sealy

Happy day for CLICO policyholders, says Sealy

The private sector cannot reject Government involvement in their affairs but when their businesses are on the verge of collapse, demand that the state steps in to save them. That was the argument of St Michael South Central Member of Parliament Richard Sealy as he contributed to debate on the CLICO International Life Insurance Company […]

Arthur: CLICO bailout could be a debt trap

Arthur: CLICO bailout could be a debt trap

A former Prime Minister has applauded Government for trying to resolve the near decade-old CLICO collapse, but has warned the Freundel Stuart administration that it might be creating an explosive debt problem for the country in the process. Owen Arthur, who served as the country’s leader and Minister of Finance for 14 years, issued the […]

Major payday

Major payday

Government today inched closer to paying out a whopping $91 million in settlements to Colonial Life Insurance policyholders. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced at today’s sitting of Parliament that New Life Investment Company (NLICO), which will take over the operations of the fallen insurance conglomerate, will begin operations on February 18, 2018, paving the […]

CXC registrar defends switch to e-marking

CXC registrar defends switch to e-marking

Outgoing Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch is defending a decision taken four years ago by the examination body to introduce e-marking of scripts. Cumberbatch, who has held the top post at CXC since 2014, argued that contrary to charges by teachers’ organizations across the region, including the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) that […]

BHTA appeals to the authorities to urgently clean up sewage mess

BHTA appeals to the authorities to urgently clean up sewage mess

On the eve of the busy winter tourism season, which runs from late December to mid April, the Chief Executive Officer of Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Rudy Grant is calling on the authorities to urgently clean up the sewage mess along the country’s south coast. Responding to recent reports of sewage leaks,  Grant […]

No time for games!

No time for games!

Don’t play politics with people’s lives! This was the stern warning issued by Minister of Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick today in response to a strong call made yesterday by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) for affected residents and businesses along the south coast to take the state-run Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to […]