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ZR catches afire

ZR catches afire

A ZR van caught afire at a bus stop located just opposite the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus around 2:30 this afternoon. Luckily no passengers were on board at the time and the conductor and driver quickly alighted the vehicle when they noticed smoke […]

PSV owners to discuss their future

PSV owners to discuss their future

Owners of privately-run public service vehicles (PSVs) will meet next week to chart the way forward for the sector, which has been asking the Freundel Stuart administration for duty-free concessions on imported parts, and an increase in bus fares to keep them in business. PSV operators, who have also been accused of consuming alcoholic beverages […]

Violence is foreign to Barbados, Ince says

Violence is foreign to Barbados, Ince says

In the wake of the high profile Boxing Day murder of a cousin of Barbadian superstar Rihanna, Government Senator Jepter Ince yesterday said the level of violence that has gripped the country in recent times was foreign to Barbados. Addressing the congregation at the  New Testament Church of God’s centennial celebrations at Abundant Life Assembly, […]

Bees attack Barrow

Bees attack Barrow

When Jude Barrow of Harlington Road, St Philip arrived home this afternoon the last thing he anticipated was a bee attack.    The 59-year-old was about to undertake a routine task when he was attacked by a swarm of bees and stung approximately 50 times. “I came home from work and decided to clean my […]

BIPA welcomes ResLife launch

BIPA welcomes ResLife launch

While the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) welcomes this morning’s official launch of the new company to take over the business of the failed CLICO International Life Insurance, its president June Fowler cannot wait for the day to come when clients start getting their money in their hands. Fowler, who was present at the […]

ResLife at last

ResLife at last

The new court-approved firm set up to replace the collapsed CLICO International Life Insurance was formally launched this morning with assurances that the value of policyholders’ investments has been restored and safeguarded, despite changes to the contractual terms and conditions of several of their policies. Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Senhouse told a press conference at […]

Reaping success

Reaping success

Enterprising business owner Curtis Todd has been lauded for his vision, dedication and sterling leadership that has seen his company, Crumbz Bakery, reap success over its five-year existence. The praise came this week from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, as he addressed the annual awards ceremony of the […]

Better Flow

Better Flow

Determined to hold on to the title of leading telecommunications provider on the island, Flow Barbados has responded to the increasing calls from customers for better service and speedier resolution of issues. In keeping with its promise to deliver an improved level of customer service, the telecommunications company has made a “significant investment” in a […]

Pothole dilemma

Pothole dilemma

A senior official in the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) is defending his department in the face of persistent complaints about the state of the island’s roads. In response to the raging debate about potholes, MTW’s Deputy Chief Technical Officer Phillip Tudor told a Barbados Association of Professional Engineers-organized meeting last night that the […]