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TIA: Sealy, you’re wrong

TIA: Sealy, you’re wrong

The region’s newest carrier has issued an emphatic retort to Minister of Tourism and International Transport, telling the Barbadian minister in no uncertain terms that his prognosis of its future is simply wrong. Trans Island Air (TIA) Monday issued a statement challenging Sealy’s assertion that new airlines attempting to break into the regional air transport […]

Jones slams Kadooment costumes

Jones slams Kadooment costumes

As far as Minister of Education Ronald Jones is concerned, too many people are much too naked and far too exposed while jumping on the road at Grand Kadooment. Addressing Youth Explosions’ annual church service Sunday morning at the St David’s Anglican Church in Christ Church, Jones did not say if moral police should be […]

Sir Charles responds to Jepter

Sir Charles responds to Jepter

Construction magnate Sir Charles Williams has slammed Democratic Labour Party Senator Jepter Ince over his description of local business community as parasites, who are unwilling to carry their share of the economic burden. During last Friday’s DLP lunchtime lecture, Ince accused the private sector of abdicating its leadership role in spurring economic growth and employment, […]

Out of order

Out of order

Former Nassco Ltd employee Martin King Monday told the Employment Rights Tribunal that he was fired three years ago without being given a chance to defend himself against allegations that he gave fraudulent vehicle valuations to one of the company’s major customers. That evidence was given in the case in which he and another ex […]

Kicked down

Kicked down

The reputation of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) is taking a beating following the advent of a video which has gone viral on social media, showing what appears to be a police officer, brandishing a weapon and literally kicking a man while he is down. And Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and Acting Commissioner of […]

Above board

Above board

An assurance Monday from developers of the Sam Lord’s Development Project that they intend to operate within the four corners of Barbados’ laws. Acting General Manager Michael Philips was responding to claims levelled by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley in her Budget reply at the start of the month. While accusing Government of flouting the law, […]

Met official stresses the importance of preparedness

Met official stresses the importance of preparedness

One hit is all that it takes to set Barbados back by a long way. That was the stern warning from Deputy Director of the Barbados Meteorological Office Clairmount Williams as the country was today spared the direct impact of the first tropical system to threaten the island this hurricane season. A tropical storm warning […]

Boat owners in the north take no chances

Boat owners in the north take no chances

Boat owners in the north of the island erred on the side of caution today, choosing to be safe rather than sorry, as Barbados was spared the direct impact of the first tropical system to threaten the island this hurricane season. Although the Department of Emergency Management discontinued its tropical storm watch as of 8 […]

Shoppers get relief

Shoppers get relief

One local supermarket has announced plans to absorb the price increases expected from the imposition of the taxes announced in this year’s budget. Fresh Market said it would not pass the increase onto shoppers in July, and possibly in August, to allow for some relief during the summer holidays. Group Financial Controller Kirk Smith said […]