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Govt agrees to resume stalled pay talks with the NUPW

Govt agrees to resume stalled pay talks with the NUPW

Public servants, who have been waiting for a decade for a pay increase, could be in for some good news by Christmas. President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall today revealed that after several months of stalled wage negotiations, the Ministry of the Civil Service has expressed a willingness to resume […]

Tourism warning

Tourism warning

A former Government minister is cautioning Barbados and the rest of the region to tread carefully with their tourism development. Sustainability consultant Elizabeth Liz Thompson has sounded the alarm that increased tourism numbers could also spell higher environmental degradation. Addressing the opening of the sixth annual Statia Sustainability Conference in Oranjestad on Wednesday, Thompson said […]

Opposition spokesman wants CLICO offenders jailed

Opposition spokesman wants CLICO offenders jailed

Someone should be behind bars at Dodds Prison for what happened in the CLICO International Life Insurance which collapsed in 2009, one Opposition senator is contending. Speaking today on the CLICO International Life Insurance Guarantee Amendment Bill 2017 Wilfred Abrahams was adamant that there was wrongdoing in the once thriving insurance company and that people […]

Kick ‘Dem’ out

Kick ‘Dem’ out

A number of ministers in the Freundel Stuart Cabinet, including Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, should be fired over the long running sewage mess on the south coast, a former Minister of the Environment has said. Lawyer and sustainability consultant Elizabeth Liz Thompson told Barbados TODAY that in addition to Sinckler, Minister of the Environment […]

No bail for ex-cop accused of rape

No bail for ex-cop accused of rape

A former police officer, charged with two counts of rape, has been remanded to prison for the next 28 days. Leron David Blackman, of Parade Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, is accused of having sexual intercourse with two underage girls on May 22, 2007. He was not required to plead to the indictable offences when […]

Rape accused gets bail

Rape accused gets bail

An unemployed man, who is accused of rape charge, was today released on $5,000 bail. Jermaine Ryan Gill, 28, of Haynes Hill, Mapp Hill, St Michael, is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with a woman on December 2, without her consent. There was no objection to bail when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant […]

Love triangle

Love triangle

A 17-year-old conductor, who pleaded guilty to a wounding charge, will know his fate in the next 28 days. Brandon Akeem Graham, of Bridgefield, St Thomas, was remanded to Dodds Prison today, on a charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Shamario Henry on July 17. According to the police prosecutor, Henry is the boyfriend of […]

Labourer begs for a break

Labourer begs for a break

A 21-year-old labourer, who pleaded guilty to a drug charge, must be on his best behaviour for the next two years. Shaquille Daunte Stoute, of Lightfoot Lane, Baxters Road, St Michael, admitted to having 4.1 grammes of cannabis in his possession while on Browne’s Beach on December 3. However, he told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that […]

Maynard admits to having ‘a little weed’

Maynard admits to having ‘a little weed’

A Christ Church man, in his early 30s, has owned up to three drug offences five years after he was charged. Ryan Anthony Maynard, of 166A, Regency Park, pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of $110 worth of cannabis. The illegal substance, which included seeds, was found in a pair […]