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BWU is Mia’s union now, Morris complains

BWU is Mia’s union now, Morris complains

Former Deputy General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Robert Bobby Morris today delivered a stinging tongue lashing against his old union, claiming it was now being controlled by the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Furthermore, Morris slammed the leadership of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), contending it too was a […]

Northern shift

Northern shift

Less than ten years ago it seemed improbable, impossible even. Denis St Elmo Kellman was an immovable, impregnable, impenetrable force in St Lucy. However, come next general election the impossible could be achieved, with the Member of Parliament for the island’s northernmost parish, who has represented the constituency for some 25 years, seemingly losing his […]

More police needed

More police needed

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) needs another 200 good men. Assistant Commissioner of Police William Yearwood said Thursday the Force is understaffed and young people of quality are needed to help boost the numbers. The RBPF currently has about 1,300 officers in its ranks. “It is over 200-plus officers the Force is short of. […]

We marching!

We marching!

Some of this island’s leading businesses, including one of the largest private sector groupings, are on board with Monday’s national march called by trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA). However, Chairman of Williams Industries Inc Ralph Bizzy Williams is making it clear that the action being taken by his company is not […]

Jones laments obsession with guns

Jones laments obsession with guns

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has expressed concern about what he described as a new love affair some of the region’s youth have with guns. And he suggested that because of “corrupt processes in our societies”, some of the most sophisticated guns could be found in the hands of these young people who then act […]

At rest

At rest

He was known for his strong conviction, zealous debates and love for his family. By all accounts, the late Charles Leacock, QC, was passionate and dedicated to all things he set his mind to in his lifetime. That was the sentiment at today’s funeral service of a man who was responsible for the conviction of […]

Good move, Mr AG!

Good move, Mr AG!

Pawnbrokers here have welcomed news that Government will be tightening its regulation of that industry. In fact, two well-known operators have suggested that the move is long overdue. During a news conference Thursday at police headquarters Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said he was concerned that operators of the shops were not performing sufficient due diligence, […]

$2 not enough

$2 not enough

Owners of privately-run public service vehicles (PSVs) are warning that their ability to remain on the road depends on getting an increase in bus fares and duty-free concessions. Chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY that given the increases in taxes and the price of petrol, “we […]

Unions and the private sector team up for joint march next Monday

Unions and the private sector team up for joint march next Monday

Trade unions and private sector officials today called on all Barbadians to participate in a march next Monday, July 24, as they turn up the pressure on Government. At a news conference a short while ago, Barbados Workers’ Union General Secretary Toni Moore and President of Barbados Private Sector Association Charles Herbert said the joint […]