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Shameful!

Shameful!

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision to go down to the wire before ringing the election bells is nothing but a “cheap way” of clinging on to power, two of this island’s most prominent political scientists have charged. And if Stuart decides to stretch the life of his Government into the 90-day period after the dissolution […]

NUPW gets written confirmation of pay offer

NUPW gets written confirmation of pay offer

Five days after they received a verbal pay offer from Government, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) today received written confirmation from the Ministry of the Civil Service. However, when contacted today, NUPW President Akanni McDowall said he was not yet in a position to disclose details of the offer as he had not […]

BIPA head expresses confidence in FSC

BIPA head expresses confidence in FSC

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is getting a vote of confidence from this island’s policyholders group in light of a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report that has painted a damning picture of the state of the regulatory authority. On Monday Barbados TODAY released details of the controversial report in which strong concern was raised […]

Skerrit under fire for Maloney contract

Skerrit under fire for Maloney contract

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended his government’s decision to contract Barbadian company Preconco Limited to assist in post-hurricane reconstruction efforts. Last September, category five Hurricane Maria swept across the island, causing significant damage to the housing stock. Since then, agreement has been reached with the Mark Maloney-led Preconco Limited for an undisclosed financial […]

Oh no, Mia!

Oh no, Mia!

Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley today sought to make it clear that Government did not drop the ball on this country’s hosting a major international women’s cricket tournament. While responding to accusations levelled by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, as well as President of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley, Lashley also warned that the […]

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 […]