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Oh no, Mia!

Oh no, Mia!

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has slammed Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, calling her an alarmist whose focus was simply on a general election campaign and political power. Charging that the St Michael North East Member of Parliament was using scare tactics by suggesting Government wanted to create a police state through new requirements for vendors of […]

SSA strike off

SSA strike off

The threat of major industrial action at the state-run Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) has been discarded, at least for the time being. Following a meeting with the estimated 800 unionized SSA workers this morning, President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall reported that significant progress had been made overnight in resolving […]

Caddle offers free Wi-Fi to St Michael South Central

Caddle offers free Wi-Fi to St Michael South Central

As campaigning for the next general election intensifies, political newcomer Marsha Caddle is counting on the net to gain her votes in her quest to defeat the incumbent Richard Sealy in St Michael South Central. Caddle, an economist who quit her job at the Caribbean Development Bank to vie for a chance to represent the […]

No big deal

No big deal

Former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell sees no reason to celebrate the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) ruling on the proposed sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) to the Sol Group. Last Friday Barbados TODAY broke the news that the FTC had finally okayed the controversial deal, ten months after it was […]

BREA official welcomes FTC decision on oil terminal sale

BREA official welcomes FTC decision on oil terminal sale

One renewable energy industry official has thrown his full support behind the approved sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) to the Kiffin Simpson-led Sol Group, saying it was about time that entity was placed the hands of the private sector. In fact, Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) board member Hallam Hope told […]

Take them down!

Take them down!

The days of having posters of scantily-clad women plastered on the walls of local rum shops could be a numbered with the recent passage in Parliament of the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill 2017. While the Bill does not specifically outlaw the hanging of posters, such as the popular Banks Calendar Girl, in local watering […]

Pile gets 18 months for burglary

Pile gets 18 months for burglary

A 26-year-old man, who is already on remand for a capital offence, was today sentenced to 18 months in prison for burglary. Jamar Antonio Pile, of Skeetes Road, Jackman’s, St Michael, had earlier pleaded guilty to entering Freekz Customz as a trespasser sometime between January 4 and 6 2014, and stealing a $1,500 television belonging […]

Three women accused of assaulting another

Three women accused of assaulting another

Three female relatives, who allegedly assaulted another woman, were each granted $5,000 bail when they appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. The trio, including 37-year-old Kelly Natasha King-Harding, 18-year-old Akalia Natassia Shadesha King and 20-year-old Leeann Sasha King, all of 16A, Green Hill, Drive, Silver Hill, Christ Church, pleaded […]

Teenage girl denies wounding charge

Teenage girl denies wounding charge

A 17-year-old girl has been released on $5,000 bail with one surety after denying a wounding charge. Makajah Destinee Natasha Barrow, of 1G, Bottom Close, Wildey, St Michael, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Kelly King-Harding. Barrow, who returns to court on February […]