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De Announcer wants CBC to go 100 per cent Bajan

De Announcer wants CBC to go 100 per cent Bajan

Radio personality Ronald Clarke wants the competition to dedicate one of its three radio stations to all-local programming, and believes Prime Minister Freundel Stuart can make it happen in a hurry. Clarke, who works for the private media entity Starcom Network, and performs on stage as calypsonian De Announcer, said it was unacceptable that the […]

Take heed

Take heed

The country’s trade union leaders are being advised by one of their own to let the voices of their members be heard or risk internal chaos. President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd made reference to recent upheavals in its sister union, the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), to press home the […]

Another sewage breach reported along the south coast

Another sewage breach reported along the south coast

It was another day of misery for pedestrians and business operators along sections of the south coast, amid what the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) said today was another breach in the network system and a blockage in the sewage lines. This resulted in overflows of effluent water in the Hastings, Worthing and Rendezvous areas. Although […]

Police to step up pay demands on Government

Police to step up pay demands on Government

The President of the Barbados Police Association (BPA) Mervin Grace today served notice on Government that its members were about to “cease requesting and start demanding” their just due, while complaining the island’s police officers had not enjoyed a salary increase in almost a decade. “It is high time that they are granted a salary […]

Businessman charged with selling fake products from Rihanna’s PUMA line

Businessman charged with selling fake products from Rihanna’s PUMA line

A second man has been arrested in connection with the sale of counterfeit PUMA from the Rihanna Brand. He is 44-year-old Grenville Ricardo Delpeache, of Passage Road, Passage Gardens, St Michael. Delpeache, a director of Ouch Boutique, located at Swan Street, St Michael is charged with selling PUMA Fenty by Rihanna and Creeper Sneakers and […]

NSRL harmful to the economy, warns Worrell

NSRL harmful to the economy, warns Worrell

The man who helped guide Government’s monetary policy for a number of years until he was fired earlier this year, has struck the proverbial dagger through the administration’s latest attempts to breathe life into the dying economy. Former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell today described the tax measures announced by […]

Job hope

Job hope

The Freundel Stuart administration is targeting an unemployment rate of five per cent by 2020, down from the current rate of 9.7 per cent, as part of its growth strategy. In its draft Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) 2017, a copy of which was obtained by Barbados TODAY ahead of its tabling in Parliament next […]

Two schoolboys to appear in court tomorrow

Two schoolboys to appear in court tomorrow

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with an altercation at the Ellerslie Secondary School on Wednesday, which resulted in a 16-year-old male receiving several cutlass wounds to his right hand. One of the accused is a 15-year-old boy from Neptune Road, Deacons Road, St Michael. He has been charged with inflicting serious […]

Pilgrim and McClean formally express an interest in running in St John

Pilgrim and McClean formally express an interest in running in St John

Two well-known Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members have formally declared their interest in replacing Mara Thompson as the party’s representative in St John. Following the terse announcement made by Thompson on her way into Parliament earlier this month, Barbados TODAY has been reliably informed that both DLP General Secretary George Pilgrim and former Consul General […]