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BUT warns of discrepancies with new teaching service appointments

BUT warns of discrepancies with new teaching service appointments

Following the recent announcement of over 700 appointments to the teaching service, the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) says it is headed back to the Ministry of Education and the Personal Administration Division to have some discrepancies addressed. “Currently we sent out information in the schools and there were about 27 or so persons on […]

Man to answer for carjacking incident

Man to answer for carjacking incident

A 20-year-old St Michael youth is due to appear in court here on Tuesday charged in connection with last Friday’s attack on a Christ Church woman and subsequent carjacking. The incident occurred on Upton Road, St Michael, in the area of the old BET building. As a result, Romario Saniel Maloney of Monroe Road, Haggatt […]

Open the door!

Open the door!

With Barbados and other Caribbean countries facing severe challenges, economic powerhouse China says it is both ready and willing to help regional states get back on course to sustained growth. However, Chinese Ambassador to Barbados Wang Ke made it clear today that any new economic partnership must amount to a “win-win”, while reiterating Beijing’s commitment […]

Elderly St Lucy man missing

Elderly St Lucy man missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an elderly man. Missing is 72-year-old Barry Springer of Cove Bay, Pie Corner, St Lucy. Springer was last seen by his friend David Boyce sometime around 10 a.m. last Friday at Cove Bay. At the time, he was wearing a shirt with red and white stripes and […]

Tension in court

Tension in court

Burglary accused Dwayne Elmore Cumberbatch today asked for his cases to be heard in a different court, after saying he was “feeling tension” in the District ‘A’ Criminal Court No. 2. Cumberbatch, of no fixed placed of abode, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, accused of entering Jireh’s Fashion as a trespasser on three different occasions […]

Unions get permission for anti-NSRL protest

Unions get permission for anti-NSRL protest

Despite attempts by Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss to ridicule their planned protest, the top trade unions here today said they would proceed with their march against the steep rise in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), which took effect on July 1. President of the Barbados Secondary Teacher’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman, General Secretary […]

Political bully!

Political bully!

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is painting Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss as a political bully, after he hijacked the BLP’s walkthrough over the weekend. However, Inniss’ opponent in the next general election Opposition candidate Sandra Husbands has drawn a line in the sand of sorts, making it clear to […]

Truckers’ mess

Truckers’ mess

A messy situation is developing in Government’s garbage collection scheme forged between private waste haulers and the Sanitation Services Authority (SSA) back in October last year. The Freundel Stuart administration is said to be owing the haulers hundreds of thousands of dollars for work done over the past three to four months, leaving some to […]

Bad weather coming – met officials warn

Bad weather coming – met officials warn

Barbadians were today told to brace for possible severe weather later this week. Officials at the Barbados Meteorological Services said they were monitoring the progress of a tropical wave over the central Atlantic. At 2 p.m. Monday, the axis of the system was located  near 32 to 33 degrees west. “At present, model guidance is […]