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No SBA boycott to speak of, says Jones

No SBA boycott to speak of, says Jones

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has suggested that “only one per cent” of teachers answered the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union’s (BSTU) call not to mark this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)-administered school based assessment (SBA) projects. The BSTU has been contending that correcting the SBAs was not part of teachers’ job description and therefore they […]

Hairdresser pleads not guilty to assault

Hairdresser pleads not guilty to assault

A 26-year-old hairdresser has been released on bail after pleading not guilty to assaulting another woman. Renee Patricia Drakes of Arthur Seat, St Thomas appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Wednesday charged with assaulting Shannel Laurel Walker on June 24, occasioning her actual bodily harm. With no objections from the […]

BRA depriving workers of proper pensions, charges Sir Roy

BRA depriving workers of proper pensions, charges Sir Roy

Government is being accused of violating its own rules and customs as it relates to the retirement of public servants who were transferred to the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). Independent Senator Sir Roy Trotman Wednesday complained in the Senate that many of these workers were being deprived of their full pensions because of the formula […]

Boyce sent up for 28 days

Boyce sent up for 28 days

A 26-year-old St Lucy man is to spend the next 28 days behind bars after he was remanded to Dodds prison on gun and ammunition charges. It is alleged that Ramon Rheco Renaldo Boyce of Peterses Gap, Josey Hill had in his possession on July 30, a firearm and five rounds of ammunition, without a […]

We need to get back to waste to energy – Worrell

We need to get back to waste to energy – Worrell

A Government legislator wants to place waste to energy back on the table as a priority for national discussion, just over a year after one such project collapsed spectacularly in the wake of public opposition. Issuing the call on Wednesday during debate in the Senate on the Offshore Petroleum (Amendment) Bill 2017, Senator Andre Worrell […]

Jury still out on resumption of hangings, says Clarke

Jury still out on resumption of hangings, says Clarke

Amid a recent upsurge in local gun murders, a retired trade union leader says he is still not convinced that there needs to be a resumption of hangings. “I can’t say psychologically what effect that [hangings] would have on people to prevent them from committing a crime,” said former General Secretary of the National Union […]

Burglary spree ends in teen being hauled off to prison

Burglary spree ends in teen being hauled off to prison

A teenager, who committed a spate of burglaries over a two-month period, has been sentenced to nearly three years in jail. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant handed down the sentence to 17-year-old Stephan Davidson Freeman Wednesday after he told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that he had committed the crimes after his mother put him out of […]

Abrahams: Punish black smoke belchers

Abrahams: Punish black smoke belchers

Attorney-at-law Senator Wilfred Abrahams is calling on policymakers to enact legislation to punish drivers of vehicles that emit thick plumes of black smoke on the island’s roads. Stating that it was not only ZR vans and minibuses that belched thick black smoke, Abrahams said it seemed there was “a system where nobody actually cares what […]

Pleasure cruise turns ugly for two men

Pleasure cruise turns ugly for two men

A verbal altercation that turned physical at the end of a Jolly Roger pleasure cruise, has landed two men in the District ‘A’ Criminal Court. Appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick Wednesday, 41-year-old Anthony David Williams of Upper Collymore Rock, St Michael and 32-year-old David Andre Dickenson of Block 13C, Haynesville, St James, admitted to causing […]