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King’s directive

King’s directive

Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is being told to undertake some belt-tightening measures while at the same time making every effort to improve efficiency at the Martindale’s Road facility. Chairman of the QEH board of directors Joseph King issued the directive on Friday during the annual corporate review and outlook of the medical […]

QEH operating with a slightly bigger budget this year – James

QEH operating with a slightly bigger budget this year  – James

The cash strapped Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) says it is working with a slightly bigger budget this year than last year. Providing statistics on the health care facility’s performance for the 2016/2017 financial year and an outlook for the current fiscal year, Chief Executive Officer Dr Dexter James pointed out that the approved Budget for […]

More children not the answer, UN official tells Barbados

More children not the answer, UN official tells Barbados

Amid concerns about Barbados’ declining birth rate, a United Nations official in Barbados has suggested that women having more children may not be the answer to the country’s population problem. UNICEF Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Khin Sandi-Lwin said Government could instead tackle the issue from a global perspective. According to data from […]

Don’t go there ‘Johnny’, warns ex Prime Minister

Don’t go there ‘Johnny’, warns ex Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has hit back forcefully at Barbados Labour Party (BLP) stalwart Sir Richard ‘Johnny’ Cheltenham for suggesting that the Opposition was currently united, following his departure from the party close to three years ago. “I can only call that an unbelievable lie,” said Arthur this morning in a very acid response […]

QEH head expresses amazement over NSRL responses

QEH head expresses amazement over NSRL responses

A top official of the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), which is one of the primary beneficiaries of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), Friday expressed “amazement” over the private sector’s response to the onerous levy. In fact, Chief Executive Officer Dexter James suggested that members of the business community had issued a “kneejerk reaction […]

Unanswered call

Unanswered call

An urgent plea was made this afternoon for the Freundel Stuart Government to re-open tripartite discussions with local trade unions and the private sector on the vexed issue of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) and other contentious measures announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler in the May 30Budget. The appeal was made by […]

Sheer butchery

Sheer butchery

St John resident Deon Spooner will forever be haunted by the image of his brother Kenrick Adolphus Spooner lying dead in the bushes Todds Land, St George, not far from their 1 Pools Land, St John home. It is the sheer butchery of the attack that resulted in Kenrick’s death that will stay with Deon, […]

Bostic reigns

Bostic reigns

The people of The City seem certain of one thing.  When the general election is called they intend to re-elect the sitting Member of Parliament, retired Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Yet, during a visit to the constituency by Barbados TODAY to get a feel of The Pulse of […]

Rape accused remanded

A 36-year-old man accused of rape was remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant at the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court Monday morning. Trevor Da Costa Hurdle, of 3rd Avenue Ivy, St Michael, was not required to plead to the indictable offence, which allegedly occurred on July 13. He was also […]