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Garbage scheme faces further setback

Garbage scheme faces further setback

At least one private waste hauler has pulled out of a deal with the state-owned Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) over a lengthy delay in payment for garbage collection. Truckers, who last October reached a deal with Government to help clear mounting garbage, recently complained they had not been paid for several months, with the SSA […]

Bus terminal delayed again

Bus terminal delayed again

The multi-million-dollar River Bus Terminal complex on Nursery Drive, The City faces yet another delay, with the new completion date set for the end of this year. By then, the project will be just about a year-and-a-half behind schedule, although Director of the Barbados Transport Authority Alex Linton could not immediately say how much the […]

Force undermined!

Force undermined!

Former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin has spoken publicly on issues related to the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) for the first time since the Caribbean Court of Justice dismissed his request for special leave to appeal his removal from office four years ago. In an hour-long interview with Barbados TODAY, Dottin shied away from […]

CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

The Ministry of Education is to spend approximately $1.7 million to upgrade primary and nursery schools ahead of the start of the new school year in September. Director of the Educational Technical Management Unit of the Ministry of Education Richard Harrison said in a release the repairs, funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, began on […]

Decline in CXC numbers

Decline in CXC numbers

The Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is reporting a decline in the number of candidates who registered for major exams in the 2016-2017 academic year. Delivering the assessment at the CXC’s headquarters this morning, Director of Operations Stephen Savoury announced there was a one to two per cent drop in the number of entries in […]

Man in custody in connection with Fairchild Street shooting

Man in custody in connection with Fairchild Street shooting

Police have arrested and charged a Christ Church man in connection with last Friday’s shooting incident in the area of the Fairchild Street Market which left two people nursing gunshot wounds. Rico Omar Grimes, 28, of Lot #1 Maxwell, Christ Church has been charged with two counts of serious bodily harm, two counts of endangering […]

Come back or pay back, Jones tells scholarship winners

Come back or pay back, Jones tells scholarship winners

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has issued a stern warning to the island’s latest national development scholarship winners that they must either come back home upon completion of their studies or pay back whatever was spent on educating them abroad. “When I look at the amounts of money we are spending on those who will […]

Bim left behind

Bim left behind

As far as Acting Governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes is concerned, the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) ship might have already sailed past Barbados. Haynes said the CBI, the programme through which countries, including some of the Caribbean, peddle citizenship for tens of thousands of dollars, came with such risks that Barbados would not […]

Man caught with ammunition remanded to Dodds

Man caught with ammunition remanded to Dodds

A St Michael man has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds on ammunition charges. Twenty-eight-year-old Rasheed Omar Haynes, of 5th Avenue, Akins Land, Eagle Hall appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today for unlawful possession of 50 rounds of ammunition. Haynes was arrested along Fontabelle, St Michael on Saturday. […]