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Sewage flowing along south coast again

Sewage flowing along south coast again

The vile smell of raw sewage leaking from manholes has hit the south coast communities of Worthing and Rendezvous once again, this time more pungent than ever, in what residents said was a recurring nightmare. When Barbados TODAY visited the affected areas Monday, residents complained that the latest episode following last night’s rainfall was causing […]

Man warned to find a stress reliever other than marijuana

Man warned to find a stress reliever other than marijuana

A man who claimed that he used marijuana to relax, has been warned to find another means of relieving his stress. Nicholas O’Neal Jordan of Chapman Village, St Thomas pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis on the July 23, 2017. Based on the facts presented in court Monday, police were patrolling Browne’s Beach on the […]

NSRL hurting nurses too, Waterman says

NSRL hurting nurses too, Waterman says

While much of Monday’s industrial relations attention was on the march in Bridgetown against the National Social Responsibility Levy, the organization that represents the interests of the island’s nurses made it clear its plight must not be ignored. The President of Barbados Nurses Association (BNA) said it too had a number of grievances stemming from […]

Teens remanded

Teens remanded

Two St Michael teenagers have been remanded to jail on a charge of robbery. Khalil Lavar Hurley of Scotts Gap, Brittons Hill and Ranaco Fabico Bovell of Villa Road are jointly accused of robbing Frederick Powlett of a bicycle, a bag, a laptop, a pair of sunglasses, two flash drives, two cell phones, one ring, […]

March good for democracy – Eastmond says

March good for democracy – Eastmond says

Monday’s demonstration in protest against the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) was a sign that Barbados was “coming into its own” as it relates to participatory democracy, according to one of the island’s newest political parties. Against the backdrop of the protest led by the island’s four top trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector […]

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 […]