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Farewell Nikan

Farewell Nikan

Nine-year-old Nikan Andre Legall had a big heart, a spirit that was second to none and was loved by many. This was reflected in the large crowd of mourners, including Nikan’s former classmates from the Milton Lynch Primary School, who turned out at the Cane Vale Seventh-day Adventist Church Thursday afternoon to bid him a […]

Single mothers at a disadvantage – Strickland

Single mothers at a disadvantage – Strickland

A retired National Insurance Scheme (NIS) officer has charged that unemployed single mothers are being disadvantaged by some of the government agency’s regulations, and not receiving benefits he believes they should be entitled to. Stephen Strickland made the allegation late last week as he delivered the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) lunchtime lecture at the George […]

Cries heard

Cries heard

Seventy-one-year-old Ordene Forde could soon wake up from her perennial nightmare to a home fit for habitation. Following the publication by Barbados TODAY earlier this week of a story about the squalid conditions which the Bibby’s Lane, St Michael pensioner must endure, the National Assistance Board (NAB) is promising Forde an improved standard of living. […]

Tensions rising

Tensions rising

Pressure is building at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds with officers said to be close to breaking point. This revelation was made Thursday by attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls, the legal representative for members of the Barbados Prison Officers Association (BPOA). During a press briefing at the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Dalkeith Road headquarters, Nicholls not […]

Oh no, Blackett!

Oh no, Blackett!

Government is being told that it must not use the homeless to score cheap political points. President of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) Kemar Saffrey is expressing outrage that Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett sought to place the genesis of vagrancy on the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Blackett said in Parliament […]

Watch out for telephone scammer – public told

Watch out for telephone scammer – public told

Police are warning members of the public to be on the lookout for a telephone scammer. Lawmen say they have received several reports of an unidentified individual calling households from an overseas number, area code 803, pretending to be a family member and trying to persuade people to remit funds. “The general public is being […]

Two girls abscond from GIS

Two girls abscond from GIS

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two wards of the Government Industrial School (GIS) who absconded while attending the Child Guidance Clinic at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St Michael, around noon on Wednesday. They are 16-year-old Trekida Worrell, whose last known address was Greenwich Village, St James, and a 14-year-old minor, […]

Teacher freed of rape charge

Teacher freed of rape charge

A male schoolteacher walked out of the High Court Wednesday free of a 2002 rape charge. The educator, who was 43 years old at the time of the alleged offence, had been accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, sometime between November 1 and 30, 2002. He had denied the allegation. When the […]

Tourism sector to be exempt from NSRL, reveals Myers

Tourism sector to be exempt from NSRL, reveals Myers

The crucial tourism sector is to receive a major reprieve with its exemption from the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) announced as part of Government’s recent austerity Budget. Outgoing Chairperson of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Roseanne Myers told the association’s annual general meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this evening […]