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BARP head agrees Bajans need to have more children

BARP head agrees Bajans need to have more children

President of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Edward Bushell is in full agreement that Barbadians need to reproduce more to combat the declining birthrate, and he says Government may have to offer incentives to get people to have more children. He made that call this week as he noted that a declining birth […]

Woman ordered to keep the peace after assaulting police

Woman ordered to keep the peace after assaulting police

A St George woman will be required to keep the peace for one year or spend three months in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a police officer. Charmaine Samantha Ifill of Ellerton Gardens, St George appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Thursday morning in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court, charged with assaulting Constable […]

BARP wants ease from foreign exchange levy

BARP wants ease from foreign exchange levy

Government’s two per cent tax on foreign exchange transactions is about to cost seniors dearly, says President of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Edward Bushell. He is therefore calling on Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to exempt pensioners from the contentious tax announced on May 30 as part of a $542 million austerity […]

Case against Bishop dismissed

Case against Bishop dismissed

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Barbados, Bishop Jason Gordon, no longer has an assault charge hanging over his head. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today dismissed the case brought by Junior Blackman last December after the 41-year-old altar server voluntarily indicated that he was no longer interested in pursuing the matter. When the case […]

Request granted

Request granted

A self-proclaimed drug addict was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation at his own request, after appearing in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court on multiple theft charges. Jerome O’Bryan Rudder of 4th Avenue Mannings Land, Bank Hall, St Michael is accused of entering the dwelling of Cheryl Ramsey on July 3, 2017 […]

Banks resume $200 million in real estate transactions

Banks resume $200 million in real estate transactions

Commercial banks here have resumed real estate-related transactions after some of their concerns relating to the issuance of tax clearance certificates were addressed by the state’s revenue collection agency. However, the lending institutions said some troublesome matters continued to worry the real estate industry. The bankers had said in late May that they had suspended […]

Police officer gets bail on rape charge

Police officer gets bail on rape charge

A police constable appeared in court Thursday charged with rape, and was released on $5,000 bail. When Constable Welch appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court, he was not required to plead to the indictable offence of having unlawful sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent on February […]

Charged up

Charged up

Employers and the labour movement are discussing an unusual marriage that could result in support from the private sector for any decision by the unions to shut down the country over the increasingly vexing National Social Responsibility Levy. Both sides have expressed dissatisfaction with the burdensome tax, which increased from two per cent to ten […]

Arthur/Mottley ‘feud’ concerns Sir Richard

Arthur/Mottley ‘feud’ concerns Sir Richard

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is more united today than it was two years ago. This assurance from BLP stalwart Sir Richard Cheltenham, with the current BLP leader Mia Mottley and her predecessor Owen Arthur, who quit the party back in 2014, seemingly at cross purposes. Reacting to the latest criticisms levelled this week […]