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Adopt ISO standard or be fired, Phillips warns

Adopt ISO standard or be fired, Phillips warns

Chief executives of some of the island’s top statutory corporations are being put on notice that should the fledgling Solutions Barbados win the next general election they will be forced to adopt its recommended management system of face the axe. Leader of the two-year-old party Grenville Phillips II is touting ISO 9001, the latest quality […]

Jones supports father facing assault charges over bullied son

Jones supports father facing assault charges over bullied son

A father who is facing a number of charges stemming from angry visits to Christ Church Foundation School and Deighton Griffith Secondary School, today received the support of Minister of Education Ronald Jones. Jones told reporters on the fringes of the launch of a sixth form programme at The Ellerslie School that the Ricardo Ameka […]

Not all bad

Not all bad

In his first public comment on a cutlass attack at The Ellerslie School last week, Minister of Education Ronald Jones today promised to be tough on students who threaten to “run havoc” at school. At the same time, Jones said he would not have “Paul pay for all” by introducing security measures that would inconvenience […]

Bim woos Latin American offshore companies

Bim woos Latin American offshore companies

Barbados is reaching out to Latin America in an effort to attract international business companies, and is using its “favourable tax treaties and tax laws” as a hook.    And even though the business community has expressed concerns over heavy losses in revenue from the sector, and in the wake of its blacklisting as a […]

Expert warns of too much uncertainty in Barbados’ tax system

Expert warns of too much uncertainty in Barbados’ tax system

As the Freundel Stuart administration struggles to collect more than a billion owed to it in taxes, one international tax expert based in Barbados is warning of the need for a clear tax structure that is based on integrity. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Tax and Legal Services Leader for the Caribbean David Prestwich warned that although companies […]

Not daunted

Not daunted

A leading retail furniture and appliance store says it is simply not daunted by Barbados’ ongoing economic troubles, which have been highlighted by a ballooning national debt in excess of 100 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), a high fiscal deficit of over five per cent of GDP and dwindling international reserves of less […]

Carpenter accused of eight drug offences

Carpenter accused of eight drug offences

A 46-year-old St Michael man, accused of eight drug offences, was granted $9,000 bail today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. Tedroy Henderson Glenfield Gittens, of Military Road, Bush Hall, is charged with possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 111.38 grammes of cocaine worth $5,569. The carpenter is further charged with possession, […]

Petty thief gets away with time served

Petty thief gets away with time served

A 44-year-old man walked out of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today a free man after spending 140 days on remand at HMP Dodds on a charge of theft. Artifus Akelton Flavius, of Trents, St James, had initially denied the charge, but was remanded on July 10 after he was unable to present a suitable […]

Man accused of cursing his grandmother

Man accused of cursing his grandmother

A 26-year-old man, who cursed his grandmother and damaged her property, will know his fate on December 19. When Abayomi Yohannes Lopez, of Belfield Land, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today he denied assaulting Janelle O’Neal on September 7, occasioning her actual bodily harm. However, he owned up to destroying a cordless phone […]