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Bajans embracing energy efficient solutions

Bajans embracing energy efficient solutions

With oil prices continuing to rise and adversely impacting the cost of fuel-generated electricity, local alternative energy companies are reporting that more Barbadians are seeking energy efficient solutions to reduce their light bills. Some are switching to more modern and fuel-efficient lighting in and around their homes, while others are going all the way and […]

Teen goes on a burglary spree

Teen goes on a burglary spree

A teenager, who confessed to going on a burglary spree over the past two months, has been remanded to HMP Dodds. Seventeen-year-old Stephan Davidson Freeman, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to loitering on Judith Benskin’s premises on April 19 with a view to committing burglary. Appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District […]

Moore pressure on Govt to adjust Budget

Moore pressure on Govt to adjust Budget

The country’s oldest trade union is putting Government on notice that public workers can no longer hold strain in light of austerity measures outlined in last month’s Budget. As matter of fact, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore has said no action was off the table as long as she had […]

NSRL hope

NSRL hope

With ten days to go before the dreaded increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) takes effect, the private sector has reported that some of their major concerns have been addressed somewhat by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, who has promised to revise and amend some aspect of the tax. Emerging from a near […]

Painter denies assaulting mother of his children

Painter denies assaulting mother of his children

A 55-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday on charges of assaulting the mother of his children and trespassing on her premises. It is alleged that Frank Arthur Straker of Rock Hall, St Andrew entered the home of Sherry-Ann Mings on June 18 as a trespasser and stole a cellular phone valued $600. The painter […]

Inniss to look at permanent RER rates

Inniss to look at permanent RER rates

The prayers of businessman Ralph Bizzy Williams and other renewable energy industry players, for the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) to establish a set price for electricity produced from renewable energy sources, could soon be answered. Giving his support for a permanent tariff rate, Minister of Industry Donville Inniss said he would be engaging the FTC […]

Tribunal told of million dollar loss to Nassco

Tribunal told of million dollar loss to Nassco

The attorney for former Nassco Ltd car sales executive Martin King today told the Employment Rights Tribunal his client was acting on orders when he presented vehicle valuations to one of the company’s major customers without seeing the vehicles. King and another ex Nassco employee, St Clair Roach, are claiming unfair dismissal in a case […]

Four more years

Four more years

A High Court judge Tuesday disagreed that a man who confessed to having an unlicensed firearm and ammunition should be set free on the basis of time served on remand. Instead Madam Justice Michelle Weekes sentenced Ian McDonald Birkett of Wotton, Christ Church to two, four-year prison terms, saying the charges were “so serious that […]

Forde upset over constituents not receiving house spots

Forde upset over constituents not receiving house spots

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde is vowing to fight for residents of her constituency who have seemingly been denied house spots on land Government acquired right in their neighbourhood. Accusing the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration of betraying the trust of Barbadians, Forde said that as far as she was aware, not […]