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Govt handed proposals for reform of state agencies

Govt handed proposals for reform of state agencies

The Freundel Stuart administration has in its possession a series of proposals on the touchy issue of the reform of state enterprises, the man who coordinated the drafting of the framework has revealed. However, in announcing that Government has had the report for two months, Chairman of the State-owned Enterprises Oversight Committee Dr Justin Robinson […]

Too many entitlements

Too many entitlements

If hotel magnate Gordon Butch Stewart were in charge of the Barbados economy, one thing is certain, there would be less social entitlements. Commenting briefly today on the domestic economic situation, the Sandals chairman expressed the view that the island was  “weighing down” itself through its social welfare system. In fact, he said while Barbadians […]

Estwick and Lowe should be fired over sewage mess, says Eastmond

Estwick and Lowe should be fired over sewage mess, says Eastmond

If the political leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Lynette Eastmond were prime minister, Minister of Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick and Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe would become casualties of the south coast sewage crisis. Eastmond, who served as Minister of Commerce from September 2003 to January 2008 […]

Not ready yet

Not ready yet

Government today appealed to Immigration Department workers to hold strain for another six weeks, after their union called for them to be immediately moved from their condemned headquarters building on Wharf Road, The City. Complaining of unfit conditions and broken promises on the part of the Government, NUPW General Secretary Roslyn Smith yesterday warned that […]

SMS success

SMS success

Ten students from the St Michael School (SMS) have received international scholarships and will be jetting off to the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Japan and Hong Kong to study. This was the highlight of the Principal’s Report delivered during the school’s annual speech day and prizegiving ceremony today at the Martindale’s Road institution. Principal Yvette […]

Court congratulates new GG

Court congratulates new GG

The scales of justice have literally followed Dame Sandra Mason to Government House. This was one of the tokens of appreciation given to the island’s eighth Governor General today during a lighthearted and special sitting of the Court of Appeal. Members of the judiciary packed the No.1 Supreme Court this evening for the sitting held […]

Little hope

Little hope

The Barbados Economic Society (BES) is expressing little confidence that the local economy will show signs of a revival anytime soon. In the wake of yet another downgrade this week, BES President Shane Lowe told Barbados TODAY despite strong performances by tourism – the island’s primary income earner – and construction, the economy would continue […]

New woman envoy

New woman envoy

Barbados today joined with St Vincent and the Grenadines in reiterating its commitment to regional integration, as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states announced their new CARICOM envoys. Former trade unionist Veronica Griffith replaces Robert ‘Bobby’ Morris as this island’s CARICOM ambassador at the same time that Allan Alexander takes up the position of St […]

Man held with nine firearms, over 1,200 rounds of ammo and drugs

Man held with nine firearms, over 1,200 rounds of ammo and drugs

  A 33-year-old St Michael man is due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court here on Saturday charged with a number of firearm and drug offences. These were allegedly committed Adesina Kijana Crichlow, of Brydens Avenue, Brittons Hill, St Michael, and Apartment # 6, Roumaika Court, Dayrells Road, Christ Church, between January 6 and 10 this year […]