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Social partners hold urgent talks

Social partners hold urgent talks

Robust dialogue involving all the partners in Barbados’ Social Partnership is taking place today, as Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Government ministers, technocrats, the island’s trade unions and top executives from the private sector try to reach consensus on the way forward for the ailing economy. The highly anticipated meeting that is being televised, follows weeks […]

WANTED MAN – Lemar Holder

WANTED MAN – Lemar Holder

  Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a St Michael man in connection with serious criminal matters. Wanted is 32-year-old Lamar Jamal Holder alias Jingles or Tall man. His last known address is 3rd Ave, Licorish Village, My Lords Hill, St Michael. Holder is about 5’ 11” in height and is dark in […]

Violence is not the way

Violence is not the way

The Catholic Church extends deepest sympathy to all persons whose lives have been shattered by the unfortunate incidents that marred the last night of our Crop Over festival. We pray for all the families, victims and the emergency services personnel who responded and provided assistance. The dignity and value of human life is of paramount […]

Tougher road laws coming – Lashley

Tougher road laws coming – Lashley

Legislation to combat drink driving and the use of cellular phones while behind the wheel is still on the cards, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley has reiterated. However, during a spirited town hall meeting in his St James North constituency, Opposition Member of Parliament Edmund Hinkson wanted to know how soon. Last night’s […]

Too treacherous!

Too treacherous!

Residents of St James North say they are living in constant fear of their lives, but not on account of the recent spate of murders, including the brazen killing on Monday which marred the annual Crop Over climax. Their primary concern is the behaviour of motorists on the nearby Ronald Mapp Highway, which they say […]

CLICO ‘victims’

CLICO ‘victims’

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his close friend, former CLICO boss Leroy Parris, are among a list of 20,000 policyholders set to partake in the millions to be transferred to the two new companies which are to take over the CLICO business – New Life Investment Company Inc (NLICO) and Resolution Life Insurance Limited (ResLife) […]

Private sector supports calls for discussion on crime

Private sector supports calls for discussion on crime

The private sector is throwing its support behind a call by the country’s largest public sector trade union for a national discussion on crime and violence. General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Roslyn Smith yesterday revealed that she had raised the issue with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart ahead of tomorrow’s meeting […]

Hyatt case adjourned again

Hyatt case adjourned again

The legal heavyweight fight over the US$100 million Hyatt Centric Resort is set to continue next Wednesday after today’s hearing was adjourned. In a hearing that was initially scheduled for early May, but was first adjourned until July 7 because the assigned judge was on holiday, lawyers representing Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Hyatt developers, […]

Boyce wants Barbadians to watch what they eat

Boyce wants Barbadians to watch what they eat

Minister of Health John Boyce has warned that a major outbreak of food-borne diseases could deal a devastating blow to the Barbados economy. Citing a 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report that found an estimated 600 million people fall ill and 420,000 die each year from eating contaminated food, Boyce made it clear that as […]