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Strike hurts

Strike hurts

With the ongoing industrial action costing the Barbados Port Inc (BPI) an undisclosed amount in revenue, and possibly its reputation in the marketplace, the authorities there are considering shutting up shop altogether to prevent damage to expensive equipment. Chief Executive Officer David Jean-Marie told Barbados TODAY this afternoon a go-slow by unionized workers has been […]

Nothing to apologize for, says NUPW leader

Nothing to apologize for, says NUPW leader

President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall says he is not about to apologize for the stance trade unions have taken in their current industrial impasse with Government. Amid a worrying sick-out that has so far affected operations at both major ports of entry, as well as the state-run Transport Board […]

Wrong gift

Wrong gift

A man with no fixed place of abode was remanded to prison Thursday morning after telling Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that he stole $81.20 “to have a nice birthday”. Mzee Osei Kanzi Nambubu Moore pleaded guilty in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court to stealing the money from Vorrell Small and unlawfully entering Small’s premises […]

Stop it now!

Stop it now!

A week after hinting that it could support a national shutdown by the unions as they sought to force Government back to the negotiation table, the umbrella agency of private sector organizations here is today singing a different tune. Far from cheering an ongoing sick-out and work-to-rule, the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) has urged […]

Millicent’s milestone

Millicent’s milestone

Barbados has another supercentenarian. Retired plantation worker Millicent Yearwood turned 110 years old today, bringing the number of people in Barbados who have reached that age, to three. Friends and family joined her in celebrating the significant milestone at her Fitts Village, St James residence, along with chairman of the National Assistance Board Senator Dr […]

Police make breakthrough in ATM shooting

Police make breakthrough in ATM shooting

Three men are  assisting police in their investigations into the shooting death of 58-year-old Colleen Beresdean Payne on Monday. Payne, of Lodge Hill, St Michael, was attacked and shot around 9 p.m., while at the Royal Bank of Canada Automatic Teller Machine at University Drive, Black Rock, St Michael. She was rushed to the Queen […]

Stranded commuters in the north rely on PSVs

Stranded commuters in the north rely on PSVs

Commuters in the north of the island were forced to rely on Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) this morning, following a sickout by drivers at the Transport Board. But it did not seem to have much of an impact, as they were enough PSVs to get the residents of St Peter, St Lucy and St James […]

Bus strike

Bus strike

Hundreds of commuters were left stranded this morning as bus drivers employed by the state-owned Transport Board called in sick. General Manager Sandra Forde reported that less than 20 of the more than 100 buses that were due to operate from 4: 30 a.m. Thursday were on the road. The north of the island was […]

Sir Roy wants BRA to clarify ‘two child’ policy

Sir Roy wants BRA to clarify ‘two child’ policy

Independent Senator Sir Roy Trotman Wednesday raised alarm over a new “two child” policy, which he said he hoped was implemented by the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) in error. Speaking in Senate Wednesday during debate on the National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment), Bill 2017, Sir Roy said he had been informed that BRA was  […]