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BIPA welcomes news BAICO transfer date

BIPA welcomes news BAICO transfer date

The advocacy group for British American Insurance Company (Barbados) Ltd (BAICO) policyholders has welcomed news of a new transfer completion date for the failed insurance company’s life and annuity business to Sagicor Life Inc. The judicial manager, KPMG, announced last week that following a delay due to concerns over Government’s financial standing, the new transfer […]

Election must not stop progress – BEC

Election must not stop progress – BEC

The Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) is hoping that the pending general election will not get in the way of improvements in the economy, productivity and competitiveness. Executive Director Sheena Mayers-Granville said even as the country prepares for the highly anticipated poll due by the middle of the year, critical matters such as a “comprehensive strategy” […]

BWU advocates for road safety

BWU advocates for road safety

The island’s oldest trade union does not want a repeat of the driving practices that led to almost 30 deaths on the island’s roads last year. The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) said vehicular accidents, particularly fatal ones, take a toll on the victims’ families, as well as the state, and drivers should strive to be […]

Health scare

Health scare

Health authorities say they have found nothing so far linking a Christmas Day outbreak of gastroenteritis at some business establishments on the south coast and the ongoing sewage mess. Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George told Barbados TODAY this evening that after the ten cases were reported, a team from the Ministry of Health, […]

Not our poles

Not our poles

The Opposition Barbados Labour (BLP) is the first out the blocks to defy a direct request from Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) not to plaster any posters on its utility poles. Raising safety concerns as it usually does in the lead up to a political campaign, the utility company said in a December 21 letter […]

Eastmond accuses Mia of setting a bad example

Eastmond accuses Mia of setting a bad example

Leader of the fledgling United Progressive Party (UPP) Lynette Eastmond believes the main Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is setting a bad example by plastering election posters on utility poles in all 30 constituencies, despite a specific request for political parties to refrain from such practice. Eastmond told Barbados TODAY that besides going against the […]

UPDATE-Man remanded to prison for the murder of Rihanna’s cousin

UPDATE-Man remanded to prison for the murder of Rihanna’s cousin

Murder accused Shawayne Dashawn Williams, who was arrested and charged for killing 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St. Michael, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded to prison. The 23-year-old White Hall #1, St Michael resident is due to reappear in court on […]

Canadian visitor fined $80,000 for drugs

Canadian visitor fined $80,000 for drugs

A 24-year-old Canadian visitor, who pleaded guilty to a number of drug offences, has been released after paying a hefty court fine. Michael Dwight Sylvester was arrested and formally charged with unlawful possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis after he was nabbed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Sunday […]

Christ Church man attacked and robbed outside his home

Christ Church man attacked and robbed outside his home

Police are investigating  an armed robbery which occurred around 3 a.m. on Tuesday at Maxwell, Christ Church. The victim –  63-year-old Emmerson Trotman, of the same address – was returning home when he encountered three men armed with firearms on his property. He was attacked and robbed of an undisclosed sum of money and jewellery. […]