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Double trouble

Double trouble

Two young men incurred the wrath of Magistrate Douglas Frederick Monday for wasting the court’s time. Devon David Obrien Rice of King’s Village, Dayrells Road, St Michael and Lesricho Franco Lavine of Mount Standfast, St James had initially pleaded not guilty back in December 2013 to a theft-related charge arising from them having in their […]

1991 again

1991 again

In a scene reminiscent of 1991 when Leroy Trotman (now Sir Roy) led thousands of private and public sector employees through the streets of Bridgetown to protest against the austerity measures implemented by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration led by Erskine Sandiford (now Sir Lloyd), over 20,000 frustrated Barbadians Monday morning took to the […]

Abeds remains open amid protest

Abeds remains open amid protest

On a day when several Bridgetown businesses shut their doors temporarily to allow their workers to participate in the march against Government’s austerity measures, one of the leaders of the private sector went against the norm. The fabric store Abed’s, owned by President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Eddy Abed, remained […]

Only 1,300 layoffs since 2013 – Jones reveals

Only 1,300 layoffs since 2013 – Jones reveals

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has revealed what he says has been a state secret in terms of the number of workers that were actually sent home by the Freundel Stuart administration as part of spending cuts announced back in 2013. Back in March this year, the General Secretary of the National Union of Public […]

Town hall meeting on proposed private Credit Bureau tomorrow

Town hall meeting on proposed private Credit Bureau tomorrow

  The Barbados Bankers Association will tomorrow host a town tall meeting to discuss its proposal to establish a private Credit Bureau in Barbados. Members of the public, including consumers of credit services and consumer representatives are invited to attend the session being held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre from 5 p.m. to 7 […]

Guyanese police hunt for 13 escaped prisoners

Guyanese police hunt for 13 escaped prisoners

SOURCE – Demerara Waves-  Thirteen prisoners from the swamped area of the Lusignan Prison have escaped, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum confirmed the escape. Another police source said the prisoners dug a hole and fled the highly walled area. Heavily armed police and […]

Thousands of Barbadians march in The City

Thousands of Barbadians march in The City

Thousands of Barbadians are on the streets in the capital Bridgetown, in support of a joint march being staged by the island’s four main trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector Association. The Barbados Workers Union, the National Union of Public Workers, the Barbados Union of Teachers, the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union marched off from […]

Don’t be fooled, Stuart warns Barbadians

Don’t be fooled, Stuart warns Barbadians

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today urged Barbadians not to be fooled, as he warned that the “new-found fellowship” between sections of the private sector and the island’s trade unions would not last. “A cat is a cat only because he is interested in catching mice. And I hope that those elements in Barbados who feel […]

PM speaks on current impasse; warns that there can be no blackmail of his Govt

PM speaks on current impasse; warns that there can be no blackmail of his Govt

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has denied all claims that his Government is indifferent to the demands of public officers for pay increases or that he did not respond to the request for a tripartite meeting before tomorrow’s planned march by private sector and trade union members. Speaking today at a luncheon of the Democratic Labour […]