Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 52)

Backing Maloney

Backing Maloney

Two days after developer Mark Maloney expressed frustration over the delay in getting the US$200 million controversial Hyatt Centric Resort off the ground, a Government minister is doing the same. Minister of Health John Boyce this afternoon described the current hold up as absolutely frustrating, saying, “I certainly as a member of Cabinet and indeed […]

Hypocrites!

Hypocrites!

Minister of Education Ronald Jones today unleashed a stinging and unrelenting attack on adults in society who view young people as “ill disciplined”, “no good” and “selfish and all of that”. In an invective laded feature address to students of Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Jones said there were too many “hypocrites” who engaged in “displeasurable […]

Look out for counterfeit notes – Central Bank warns

Look out for counterfeit notes – Central Bank warns

 The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) is warning citizens to be on the look out for counterfeit money this Christmas Season. “Whether it is someone asking you to breakdown money for them or it is the change you receive after completing a transaction, take a moment to check your money before you put it in […]

Devastating Belle delivers fifth title for Bayley’s

Devastating Belle delivers fifth title for Bayley’s

Captain Shaquan Belle ripped apart Reynold Weekes Primary’s batting with a devastating eight-wicket spell of fast bowling, to give reigning champions Bayley’s Primary their fifth title with a crushing 84-run victory, in the final of the Guardian Group Herman Griffith Primary Schools’ Cricket Competition at the Empire Cricket Club yesterday. Chasing a total of 104 […]

Lashley: Enforcement of new traffic law will help deter drink driving

Lashley: Enforcement of new traffic law will help deter drink driving

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley is suggesting that the newly-increased penalties for drink driving will not by themselves be enough to prevent the unwanted practice. However, he expects that along with greater enforcement of the recently passed Road Traffic Amendment Act 2017, fewer people will drive while under the influence of alcohol. Under […]

Abrahams makes appeal on behalf of ‘illegal’ vendors

Abrahams makes appeal on behalf of ‘illegal’ vendors

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams is warning Government that its proposed legislation to combat praedial larceny is likely to “criminalize” unregistered vendors, including “younger people who may just be selling a few ackees to make ends meet”. “I am concerned that every single breach of the law will result in criminal charges, no matter how small,” […]

‘Give magistrates more power to deal with murder cases’

‘Give magistrates more power to deal with murder cases’

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley is recommending increased powers for magistrates and the appointment of special prosecutors as a means of speeding up murder trials. Addressing the launch Wednesday morning of the Massy United Insurance Driving Skills Academy at Bushy Park racing circuit in St Philip, Lashley, who on occasion acts as attorney […]

Thompson not ruling out a return to Cabinet

Thompson not ruling out a return to Cabinet

She was fired from the previous Owen Arthur-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Cabinet back in 1999, but with Mia Mottley currently at helm of the main Opposition, former Minister of Health Elizabeth Liz Thompson is not ruling out the possibility of a full political comeback. However, with the BLP having already confirmed its full slate […]

Over-rated

Over-rated

Political economist Dr Don Marshall has sought to downplay the importance of downgrades by international rating agencies, stating they ought not be an accurate “litmus test” for the ability of a government to manage its finances. “Credit ratings management have become the litmus test to which sovereign debt is made into a problem for government […]