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Byer-Suckoo defends bigger NIS board

Byer-Suckoo defends bigger NIS board

It is only right that the Ministry of Labour be represented on the National Insurance Scheme’s (NIS) board of directors because it is the ministry with responsibility for Barbados’ vital social security scheme. This was the argument put forward tonight by Minister of Labour and Social Security Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo as she led debate in […]

‘Don’t rush Govt for your money’

‘Don’t rush Govt for your money’

Barbadians who are owed money by Government are being told by a ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) senator to wait for payment in silence. Referencing workers still to paid for services rendered during Barbados’ hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) back in August, Senator Reginald Hunte warned that there were consequences for […]

Power grab!

Power grab!

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is charging that the governing Democratic Labour Party is trying to tilt the balance of power on the board of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to influence decision-making on major investments by the social security scheme. When the Upper House debated the National Insurance and Social Security Amendment Bill […]

Man sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

Man sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

After pleading guilty to manslaughter earlier this year, 20-year-old Fachad Shaquille Cadogan has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the 2014 stabbing death of 18-year-old Tristan Barker. Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius handed down the sentence this afternoon to the Well Road, Wavell Avenue, Black Rock, St Michael resident, who was 17 years old […]

Woman steals body wash and perfume

Woman steals body wash and perfume

A 51-year-old paralegal, who stole two items from Cave Shepherd, has been remanded to Dodds prison for the next 28 days. Juliette Patricia Merritt-Bailey, of Parish Land, Christ Church, admitted before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today to stealing a $40 body wash and a $39.90 perfume belonging to the establishment on December 19. According to the […]

Prison officer allegedly brought ‘ping pongs’ and other food items to jail

Prison officer allegedly brought ‘ping pongs’ and other food items to jail

Details have emerged in court on the prohibited food items that a 47-year-old prison officer was allegedly attempting to bring into HMP Dodds when he ran afoul of the regulations. Melvin McDonald Goodman, of Bathsheba, St Joseph and Todds Land, St George, reportedly took three bottles of Ensure, a tube of toothpaste, a pack of […]

Angry split

Angry split

An argument between a man and his girlfriend on Tuesday night has ended up in a bitter split and the couple being hauled before the court on separate charges. Today, 50-year-old Stephen Christopher Maynard, of No 13, Chelston Avenue, Culloden Road, St Michael, pleaded guilty to assaulting Shavon Sharika Nakita Marshall on December 19, occasioning […]

 Court rules in favour of BIDC workers

 Court rules in favour of BIDC workers

Government has been ordered to pay damages to seven former employees of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), who were sent on early retirement at age 60 back in 2015. High Court Justice Jacqueline Cornelius today ruled that the action by the board of the statutory corporation was not only unlawful, but void and […]

Comissiong wins round one of Hyatt challenge

Comissiong wins round one of Hyatt challenge

A legal victory for attorney-at-law David Comissiong today. The High Court today gave the green light for him to proceed with his legal challenge to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision – in his capacity as minister responsible for Town Planning – to give the go ahead to the controversial Hyatt development on Bay Street, St […]