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Forde cries foul over Forty Acres house lots

Forde cries foul over Forty Acres house lots

Minister of Housing Denis Kellman is casting doubt on claims by Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde that 47 house spots at Forty Acres had been allocated to people who currently reside outside the parish. Kellman told Barbados TODAY to be on the safe side he would check to verify the claims by […]

We hear you

We hear you

A top European Union (EU) diplomat is assuring Barbados and the rest of the region that the 28-member grouping is listening to their concerns about blacklisting. However, while European External Action Service Head of Division for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Aldo Dell’Ariccia said the EU would do all it could to help keep […]

Stiffer penalties coming for crop thieves

Stiffer penalties coming for crop thieves

Steeper fines, longer jail terms and an agricultural vendors registry are some of the measures to be included in Government’s long promised praedial larceny Bill, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management David Estwick has revealed. Speaking to the media following Thursday afternoon’s launch of the Ministry’s e-platform for registered agricultural producers and buyers, Estwick […]

Stephen warns that FX delay will result in prolonged austerity

Stephen warns that FX delay will result in prolonged austerity

Economist Jeremy Stephen says he is not at all surprised by the latest move by Government to delay implementation of its controversial foreign exchange fee (FXF). However, given the current setback, he is warning Barbadians to brace themselves for an even longer period of austerity than what was originally envisaged. Last month, Minister of Finance […]

Let us help, says IMF

Let us help, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today it was ready and willing to come to Barbados’ rescue, while warning that slower growth and a doubling of the domestic cost of living were on the immediate horizon as a result of the austerity measures announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler in his May 30 Budget. […]

Oh no, BGLAD!

Oh no, BGLAD!

School is not the place for sexuality to be on display, implicitly or explicitly. That was the stern response issued Thursday by President of the National Council of Parent Teacher Associations Shone Gibbs to a call made by the Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD) for educators to be tolerant of students who […]

Backing Estwick

Backing Estwick

Member of Parliament for St Lucy Denis Kellman is not about to criticize Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick for aspiring to be the next Prime Minister of Barbados. In fact in defence of Estwick’s behaviour, Kellman suggests it is only natural for Estwick to want to fill Freundel Stuart’s shoes. In an apparent attempt […]

Prepare for ‘wonderful opportunity’, students told

Prepare for ‘wonderful opportunity’, students told

Take your new beginnings and make them into great possibilities. That was the advice from President of the Senate Kerryann Ifill to the close to 60 graduates of the St Giles Primary School yesterday. Delivering the keynote address at the school’s 2017 graduation ceremony in the Hugh Springer Auditorium of the Barbados Workers’ Union headquarters, […]

279 lbs of marijuana seized

279 lbs of marijuana seized

A 29-year-old man is in police custody following the seizure of 279 lbs of marijuana off a fishing boat on Tuesday, June 27. Members of the Drug Squad, Police Marine Unit, and the Barbados Coast Guard, successfully intercepted the Barbadian fishing vessel off the shores of Barbados where they seized the drugs and made the […]