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Say you’re sorry, Inniss tells unions

Say you’re sorry, Inniss tells unions

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss wants an apology from the island’s trade unions currently involved in a row with Government over the contentious National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). However, Inniss said the apology should be directed at the membership of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union, the Barbados Union […]

Death chills

Death chills

In what appeared to be a premonition of sorts, the uncle of Colleen Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael warned her before she left for home last night not to visit the automated teller machine (ATM). Two weeks earlier, Payne’s younger sister Ella Nowell had issued the same advice about going alone to the ATM […]

Cell phone thieves remanded

Cell phone thieves remanded

Two St Andrew men charged with stealing 18 cellular phones from Bhana & Sons store have claimed that hard times drove them to commit the criminal act. Kadeen Vaughan of Belleplaine Road and Errol Nathaniel Boxhill of Coggins Hill pleaded guilty to the offence when they appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ […]

More taxes in store – UPP candidate

More taxes in store – UPP candidate

United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St Michael North Maria Phillips has accused Government of maintaining full employment in the public service in order that there are enough Barbadians available to be taxed. Further she said that this current wave of taxation including the recently jacked up National Social Responsibility Levy will either be kept […]

Family feud

Family feud

A longstanding row between two brothers has landed one of them in trouble with the law. Roger Julien Forde of Eversley Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court to assaulting his brother Kevin Forde on July 14, 2017. On the […]

Sutherland calls for a fuel price rethink

Sutherland calls for a fuel price rethink

As pressure mounts on Government to reduce its contentious National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), one Opposition Member of Parliament is calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to rollback the increase in the excise tax on fuel. In his May 30 Budget presentation Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced that the excise tax on gasoline would […]

Payback time

Payback time

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart thinks Barbados is on the threshold of a great transformation. Stuart made this observation in the House of Assembly this afternoon while wrapping up debate on Offshore Petroleum (Amendment) Bill, 2017. While making it clear that he was not a soothsayer, Stuart said he had been advised by the Department of […]

HC graduates told future for the taking

HC graduates told future for the taking

One hundred and sixty-four students closed the final chapter of their secondary school life as they graduated from Harrison College on Saturday. And they were advised to grasp the many possibilities that would be available to them to make their mark. The advice came from Gillian Alleyne, the first female general secretary of the Caribbean Congress […]

Tropical Storm Watch discontinued

Tropical Storm Watch discontinued

The threat to Barbados associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Don has been significantly reduced. Thus, all Watches have been discontinued as of 2 p.m. today. However, cloudy to overcast skies, scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms along with breezy conditions are still likely to affect the island during the afternoon and into tonight. […]