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It’s an “asinine” tax, says consumer rights advocate

It’s an “asinine” tax, says consumer rights advocate

Consumer rights advocate Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt is not mincing words when it comes to the recently announced hike in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) from two to ten per cent. While calling it an “asinine” tax measure, Gibbs-Taitt today joined with noted economists Jeremy Stephen and Ryan Straughn in pouring cold water over Minister of […]

Three men caught engaging in illegal dumping  

Three men caught engaging in illegal dumping   

  Three St Michael men are due to face the law courts after they were caught by members of a police patrol engaging in illegal dumping at Platinum Heights, Christ Church around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. They are 47-year-old Sydney Walcott of 1st Ave, Grazettes, 27-year-old Andrew Francis of Pioneer Road, Bush Hall, and 31-year-old […]

Double recall

Double recall

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is not the only one who seems to think that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler does not know what he is doing. Today, the Chairman of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) George Payne issued a statement on the party’s behalf in which he echoed much of what Arthur had […]

Wounding accused gets bail and warning

Wounding accused gets bail and warning

A 64-year-old wounding accused has been warned to stay away from his alleged victim, as a condition of his bail release. Deolall John of Gunsite Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael was given the warning after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court recently, on a charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Dave Leon on June […]

SSA appeals to residents to clean up their act

SSA appeals to residents to clean up their act

Improper garbage disposal and illegal dumping are still major concerns for the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), and Public Relations Officer Carl Padmore has again called on Barbadians to properly dispose of their waste, particularly during the current Atlantic hurricane season. “We are concerned that a lot of Barbadians are not paying attention to their own […]

McDowall hopeful about Budget talks with Sinckler

McDowall hopeful about Budget talks with Sinckler

Despite the war of words between the trade unions and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler over the 2017-2018 Budget, President of the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) Akanni McDowall is hopeful that Friday’s sit down with the minister would yield some positive results. Sinckler met with private sector representatives earlier this week and has […]

Shots fired in Bush Hall

Shots fired in Bush Hall

Two homes at Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael were damaged during a shooting incident which occurred in the area around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a group of men drove into the district in a white Toyota Corolla motor car and proceeded to open fire before speeding away. The bullets damaged the homes of […]

Fire robs elderly man of home

Fire robs elderly man of home

When 66-year-old Henderson Maynard is released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) he could be among the island’s homeless. His uninsured Lot #31, Buccaneer Terrace, St James residence was extensively damaged in an early morning fire on Tuesday, as he lay in hospital where he has been warded for the past two weeks. Maynard’s companion, […]

STD alarm

STD alarm

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of cases of syphilis – and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – among young Barbadian men, raising concern among health officials here. The Ministry of Health has revealed that the number of syphilis cases overall jumped nearly fivefold between 2010 and 2013, according to a release […]