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Election warning

Election warning

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) today suggested that if the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government expects to have a chance at winning the next general election, it may have to give in to demands for a pay increase for civil servants. NUPW president Akanni McDowall delivered that message as he hailed the union’s […]

Agard: UPP not funded by ruling party

Agard: UPP not funded by ruling party

One day after declaring she had joined the United Progressive Party (UPP) and was its leader of Opposition Business in the House, Dr Maria Agard put on a spirited defence of her new party against attacks from an old colleague. The Member of Parliament for Christ Church West, who gave the UPP its first seat […]

Anti-crime plan in the works

Anti-crime plan in the works

As concern mounts over the upsurge in violence among the youth, the Freundel Stuart administration this morning announced a new anti-crime plan to push back against such deviant behaviour. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Stephen Lashley told the House of Assembly during the Committee of Supply stage of debate on the 2018/2019 Estimates of […]

Keep weed illegal

Keep weed illegal

 Criminologist Cheryl Willoughby is advising policymakers against legalizing marijuana, suggesting there is a link between use of the drug and violent behaviour being displayed by the island’s youth. The director of the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit issued the caution while addressing parents at the monthly Parent Teachers Association meeting entitled Violence in Schools and Communities: […]

Minister wants faster tax returns

Minister wants faster tax returns

Officials involved in the processing of tax refunds have been instructed by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to get people and businesses the money due to them “as soon as possible”. Acknowledging that the vexing issue of delayed tax refunds has dogged the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) for many years, he said it was about […]

Crane Beach dispute simmers

Crane Beach dispute simmers

The Crane Hotel appears to be telling the National Conservation Commission (NCC) “this beach is mine”. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite tonight revealed that Barbados’ oldest hotel in St Philip is not prepared to lose control of the iconic beach to the NCC and is insisting that its guests were being disadvantaged by some actions of […]

Hilton sale not a done deal

Hilton sale not a done deal

The Hilton Barbados Resort will not be sold for less than it is worth, but Barbadians will have to wait longer to know who might be the new owners of the multi-million-dollar state asset. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy gave the assurance tonight as he contributed to debate on the Appropriation Bill 2018 in the […]

Sinckler says: Not so, Kerrie!

Sinckler says: Not so, Kerrie!

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has rubbished claims by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) that the Government is plotting to bypass the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) ruling on the sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL) to the Sol Group. BLP Member of Parliament for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds declared in […]

Sewage scheme

Sewage scheme

Two Government ministers are accusing the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of involvement in a plan tomorrow to spread misinformation about efforts to solve the South Coast sewage mess. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite revealed tonight that a group was going to the Richard Haynes Boardwalk in Hastings, Christ Church as part of a political plot […]