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Be careful what you say Mr Jones!

Be careful what you say Mr Jones!

The women’s advocacy group National Organization for Women (NOW) has slammed as textbook “misogyny”, Minister of Education Ronald Jones’ criticism of “nakedness and exposure” on the road during Grand Kadooment. Even though Jones had not singled out women, NOW First Vice President Mechell Marshall insisted the inference was clear, and the minister had no right […]

Remove NSRL from cell phones, Goverment told

Remove NSRL from cell phones, Goverment told

Just as Government announced a planned roll back of the National Social Responsibility Levy on selected food items, one retailer is demanding similar consideration for mobile phones and other such electronic items. However, Government, through Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications Senator Darcy Boyce has flatly dismissed the request. […]

Patel held; Walrond released on bail

Patel held; Walrond released on bail

The legal troubles of a 30-year-old man, already on remand at HMP Dodds, were increased Friday. Sharaz O’Brian Patel, who is currently resident at the St Phillip penal institution, is charged with unlawfully and maliciously engaging in conduct on March 20, which placed Ksree St Hill in danger of death or serious bodily harm. He […]

UPP candidate: Multi-party system the way to go

UPP candidate: Multi-party system the way to go

The United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St George North, Everton Holligan believes there is a place for a third party in Barbados, arguing that citizens are disenchanted with the traditional two-party political system. To support his contention that a multi-party system could be viable, the political newcomer pointed to the fact that 95,000 registered […]

DLP’s ‘Thorne’

DLP’s ‘Thorne’

It would seem that Member of Parliament for Christ Church South John Boyce will have a tough time pulling from his side the ‘thorne’ that will be his opponent in the upcoming general election. Boyce had beaten the Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) Dr Jerome Walcott by a comfortable 601 votes in the 2013 election, […]

Bee hive destroyed

Bee hive destroyed

Thirty-five-year-old Nicholas Shepherd of Marchfield Close, St Philip was stung to death after disturbing a colony of nearly 80,000 bees in a mango tree, beekeeping expert Colin Maynard has confirmed. Friday morning teams from the Barbados Apiculture Association and R & R Honey Farms visited the scene and after an hour and ten minutes were […]

Still no incentives for cane farmers

Still no incentives for cane farmers

Sugar cane farmers awaiting millions of dollars owed to them by Government, by way of incentives, will have to wait even longer due to the severe financial situation facing the Freundel Stuart administration. Government, through the Barbados Agricultural Management Company Limited (BAMC), has been able to meet just over half the promised amount owed for […]

Blame yourself, Sinckler tells the private sector

Blame yourself, Sinckler tells the private sector

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is essentially telling the private sector to blame itself for any confusion it had about how his recent budgetary measures – including the contentious National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) and two per cent tax on foreign exchange – would be implemented. Following his announcement of the belt-tightening measures at the […]

Woman killer

Woman killer

Manslayer Jerrick Samuel Tudor was Friday sentenced to 15 years behind bars for fatally stabbing the mother of his child in 2013. But the Black Rock, St Michael resident only has 11 years and 165 days left to serve on that sentence, having spent three years and 200 days on remand at HMP Dodds. Madam […]