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Closure of Weston fire station no safety hazard – Brathwaite

Closure of Weston fire station no safety hazard – Brathwaite

Residents of the north of the island are being assured their safety was not being compromised by the closure of the fire station at Weston, St James. In the wake of a series of questions tabled in the House of Assembly Tuesdat by Opposition Member of Parliament for St James North Edmund Hinkson, Attorney General […]

Belle denies assault charge

Belle denies assault charge

A 31-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault. Nicholas Damon Belle of 2nd Avenue, Greaves Land, Black Rock, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Monday in the District ‘A’  Court to answer the charge of assaulting Andrea Best on June 10. He also denied having a flick knife on Black […]

Govt using NHC to win votes, claims Symmonds

Govt using NHC to win votes, claims Symmonds

Member of Parliament for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds is accusing the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government of disregarding the dire economic situation facing the country by using financially struggling statutory agencies in its ploy to secure votes. Speaking in Parliament Tuesday, Symmonds made particular reference to the National Housing Corporation (NHC) – said to […]

Small gets one night in jail

Small gets one night in jail

He was made to spend just one night in jail before he was allowed to walk free Tuesday on a charge of theft. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today dismissed the charge against 42-year-old David Sylvester Small of Thompson Land, Fitts Village, St James after he Monday denied stealing BDS$70 and US$40 belonging to Nick Niederberger on […]

Help me, please!

Help me, please!

Ordene Forde cries herself to sleep at night when she thinks of her dire misfortune. The elderly woman, who resides at Bibby’s Layne, St Michael, is currently living in a rat-infested, semi-dilapidated wooden home, with the ceiling to her roof almost non-existent. Barbados TODAY stumbled upon Forde’s home Tuesday while traversing the area and was […]

Holder: Not so fast PM

Holder: Not so fast PM

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s call for laws to compel self-employed Barbadians to make contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), has been slammed as “highly irresponsible” by Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Association (SBA) Lynette Holder. In fact, Holder has suggested that if anyone is to blame for the current level of arrears […]

Million dollar man

Million dollar man

The trial of a clerical officer accused of stealing over a million dollars belonging to the Psychiatric Hospital is due to commence in the High Court Wednesday. Anderson Ryan Ince of Hannays Road, St Lucy, who is currently on $100,000 bail, in relation to a charge of stealing, sometime between August 1, 2003 and August 1, […]

Strange trend of mothers throwing out daughters, says PM

Strange trend of mothers throwing out daughters, says PM

The state agency charged with providing Barbadians with affordable housing is having difficulty coping with the high demand, according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. Stuart told Parliament Tuesday when the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) took office in 2008 there were about 28,000 outstanding applications for homes at the National Housing Corporation (NHC). And while he […]

Small businesses to push back against taxes

Small businesses to push back against taxes

The island’s small businesses are planning to turn up the heat on Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler over the austerity measures announced during last month’s Budget presentation. Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Association (SBA) Lynette Holder told Barbados TODAY her executive would on Monday seek a mandate from the membership for a national […]