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Sick building

Sick building

The island’s largest public sector trade union said it was contemplating taking the Freundel Stuart administration to court over the time it is taking to relocate immigration officers from their environmentally unfriendly headquarters on Wharf Road, The City. Following a closed-door meeting with Immigration Department shop stewards this evening, General Secretary of the National Union […]

Water flowing from burst main in St George

Water flowing from burst main in St George

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is coming in for a tongue lashing from residents of Walkers Road, Ellerton, St George, after a burst pipe there has been left unattended for over a week, impeding the flow of traffic. Carpenter Deryck Small, who was working on a house nearby, told Barbados TODAY that the pipe broke […]

PSV operators pledge their support to new road traffic rules

PSV operators pledge their support to new road traffic rules

The two umbrella associations for private public service vehicle (PSV) operators have come out in strong support of proposed changes to the Road Traffic Amendment Act. As part of the amendments which were tabled in Parliament yesterday by Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, PSV operators are to be subjected to random drug and […]

On board

On board

Two prominent insurance executives are supporting proposed amendments to the country’s road traffic laws, saying they should redound to a reduction in motor claims and ultimately a drop in local insurance rates. “Ultimately you will see a reduction in the premium costs, but I wouldn’t see that happening right away because companies now have to […]

Offside!

Offside!

Don’t blame the PSVs! This stern warning has been issued by President of the Barbados National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (BNCPTA) Shone Gibbs in response to a recent suggestion made by Magistrate Graveney Bannister that school children should be banned from travelling on private public service vehicles, including minibuses and route taxis. While stating […]

Mara’s decision to bow out comes as no surprise to her constituents

Mara’s decision to bow out comes as no surprise to her constituents

Residents of St John say they are not surprised by their Member of Parliament Mara Thompson’s  announcement that she will not contest the next general election. The incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) representative made the revelation as she was making her way into the House of Assembly on Tuesday. But while expressing regret that the […]

Mara successors

Mara successors

Three familiar faces in the Democratic Labour Party camp, Leroy McClean, Verla De Peiza and Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo, have been identified as possible replacements for outgoing Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson, even before the dust has settled on reports that she is bowing out of the next general election. They were the […]

Batson back at Dodds a week after his release

Batson back at Dodds a week after his release

A week after a 46-year-old man with multiple theft convictions was released from prison, he returns to jail to await trial on an attempted theft charge. Keith Anderson Batson of no known address is alleged to have entered the home of Michael Sochaan as a trespasser sometime between November 11 and 14, with intent to […]

Walcott gets bail after three months on remand

Walcott gets bail after three months on remand

After spending three months behind bars on a charge of stealing less than $200 worth of juice, Corey Ricardo Walcott can spend the night in his own bed tonight. The 33-year-old father of five, who has been on remand at Dodds prison since early August, was released on bail today after the prosecutor withdrew his […]