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Agard’s case dismissed

Agard’s case dismissed

The High Court has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard, challenging her dismissal from the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) two years ago. Agard, who now sits in Parliament as an independent, had asked the court to rule on the constitutionality of her dismissal on November […]

Regional tourism boss optimistic about 2018

Regional tourism boss optimistic about 2018

The Caribbean tourism sector is looking to put the disaster of 2017 behind it as it looks forward to 2018 with “optimism and excitement”. In a New Year message released today, Secretary General of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley said while 2017 was a challenging year, mainly due to the damage caused […]

93 motor vehicle accidents so far this year, reports acting fire chief

93 motor vehicle accidents so far this year, reports acting fire chief

A steep rise in the number of vehicular accidents this year, mainly due to drivers losing control, has resulted in a near trebling of the number of road fatalities. The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) is reporting a 22.4 per cent increase in road accidents as of December 27, when compared with the same period last […]

Shut them down

Shut them down

Community activist Adrian Donovan is calling on the Ministry of Health to immediately order the temporary closure of fast food outlets, restaurants and guest accommodations directly affected by the worsening sewage crisis on the south coast. Donovan acknowledged it would be a painful move, but said it was necessary because the sight of faeces bubbling […]

Under scrutiny

Under scrutiny

Operators of privately-owned public service vehicles (PSVs) will come under greater scrutiny from next year, as owners attempt to crackdown on unruly behaviour. The umbrella organization of PSV owners has announced plans to keep a close eye on drivers by introducing a command centre from which the vehicles, as well as drivers’ behaviour, can be […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – ‘Everybody hates Chris’

YEAR IN REVIEW – ‘Everybody hates Chris’

A month ago, his name was being dragged through the mud over his alleged ownership of a $2.5 million house at Rolling Hills, St George, which turned out to be a hoax. Prior to that, there were even more vicious rumours circulating, which, if proven to be true, could have landed him behind bars. However, […]

Govt makes another key appointment

Govt makes another key appointment

For the second time in as many days, the Freundel Stuart administration has made a key Governmental appointment. One day after the Prime Minister revealed that Justice Sandra Mason is to be elevated to the position of Governor General on January 8, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler today announced that Acting Governor of the Central […]

Not one thing!

Not one thing!

The business community is painting the Freundel Stuart administration as a virtual failure with no achievements at all of which to boast this year. Pointing to the ongoing economic struggles and the more than year-long problems with sewage on the south coast, a clearly frustrated Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert […]

Acting Central Bank Governor confirmed in post

Acting Central Bank Governor confirmed in post

Just over a month shy of his one-year anniversary as the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Cleviston Haynes is set to be confirmed in the post in the New Year. Finance Minister Chris Sinckler today revealed that Haynes who has been acting in the post since February 24, will serve for a […]