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Food ease

Food ease

There is a bit of good news for Barbadians in relation to Government’s recently announced austerity package. Following three days of talks with the private sector, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler today revealed that the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), which is due to be increased from two per cent to ten per cent […]

Arthur accuses Sinckler of making a mess

Arthur accuses Sinckler of making a mess

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is now totally out of his depth in terms of his leadership of the economy. This was the strong suggestion made today by one his predecessors – former Prime Minister Owen Arthur  – who accused Sinckler of “bungling” his own recent Budget announcements and of creating a mass of economic […]

Sagicor family’s oldest father celebrated

Sagicor family’s oldest father celebrated

One of the island’s oldest and better known fathers was the centre of attention last weekend. Astor B. Watts, the 95-year-old well-known contributor to call-in radio programmes, was recognized as an outstanding father and longstanding Sagicor Life customer during activities that coincided with Father’s Day celebrations. He was visited at his St Michael residence by executives of the […]

QEH gets another major donation

QEH gets another major donation

The Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust made yet another donation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) yesterday. It came in the form of a state-of-the-art Nihon Kohden monitor, valued around $40,000, which will be used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Speaking at the presentation of the equipment, which was also attended by representatives […]

Mascoll held with cocaine apparatus

Mascoll held with cocaine apparatus

A 39-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will call HMP Dodds his home for the next six months. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the half-year sentence on Marston Owen Mascoll after he pleaded guilty to possession of an apparatus for the use of cocaine. Prosecuting Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the magistrate that lawmen were […]

Not all regulations are good for us – Boyce

Not all regulations are good for us – Boyce

Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator Darcy Boyce is advising against the wholesale acceptance of international regulations imposed on Barbados and the region. Boyce suggested to prospective accountants that not all standards were suitable for regional economies, stating some must be modified to ensure they are more appropriate. Addressing the annual students’ breakfast accountant forum […]

Clarke to blame for Wang’s black eye

Clarke to blame for Wang’s black eye

A 35-year-old who assaulted an Asian woman after stealing items from a Bridgetown store will know her fate later this month. Keisha Rechelle Clarke of Silver Hill, Christ Church went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Monday where she admitted to assaulting Lele Wang on June 17, occasioning her actual bodily harm. She also confessed to stealing […]

Lucky escape

Lucky escape

One day after pit bull owner Peter Christopher Rock of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael was released on $65,000 bail in connection with the unlawful death of 74-year-old Verona Gibson who was mauled by his dogs on January 28, a victim of a different dog attack is sharing his harrowing experience. Sixty-five-year-old Lloyd Springer […]

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 […]