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BWA workers in line for more backpay

BWA workers in line for more backpay

Workers at the state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) are close to receiving millions of dollars in back pay, accumulated over the past three years. In fact, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore is hoping the monies will be disbursed by Christmas. However, speaking to reporters at the end of the annual general […]

Good move!

Good move!

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BSA) has welcomed the Road Traffic Amendment Act introduced in Parliament this morning by Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley. The BRSA has often taken strong jabs at Lashley over delays in introducing the legislation, which had been over four years in the making, with its president Sharmane Roland-Bowen […]

Cumberbatch out on bail

Cumberbatch out on bail

A 34-year-old St Michael vendor, who has been charged with wounding, secured his temporary freedom today after the prosecutor indicated he had no objection. However, while Gregory Anderson Cumberbatch, of 7E Church Drive, Eden Lodge, was freed on $8,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, he was […]

Private phone call lands Jamaican in trouble

Private phone call lands Jamaican in trouble

Jamaican national Andre Kimar Simpson was slapped with a $20,000 fine when he appeared in court today on four drug-related charges. The 34-year-old was arrested at the Grantley Adams International Airport last Monday after arriving from Kingston. Station Sergeant Peter Barrow said Simpson was detained after immigration became suspicious about his passport and contacted police. […]

Not a “squeak” from Mottley on domestic violence bill, says Blackett

Not a “squeak” from Mottley on domestic violence bill, says Blackett

St Michael Central Member of Parliament Steve Blackett today accused the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of trying to derail every attempt by Government to move the country forward. Speaking in the House of Assembly this morning on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017, Blackett charged that the BLP had not gotten over the fact that […]

Mia goes on the attack

Mia goes on the attack

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley today lambasted Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley while accusing the ruling Democratic Labour Party administration of forcing through last-minute legislation on its way out of office. While piling on her criticisms, Mottley hinted at unethical and corrupt actions on the part of Government. “I am not going to get […]

Cell phone ban coming

Cell phone ban coming

Sweeping new regulations are coming that will outlaw the use of cell phones while driving, ban stunts on the roads and those who organize such activities, make it illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and introduce breathalyzer testing for drivers. Moreover, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley told the House […]

Jamaican caught with drugs, slapped with $20,000 fine

Jamaican caught with drugs, slapped with $20,000 fine

A Jamaican national was slapped with a $20,000 fine when he appeared in court today on drug related charges. Kimar Simpson, 34, was arrested by members of the Drug at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday, November 13. He was charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis, trafficking of cannabis […]

COURT-UPDATE-Bajan female entertainer among three held with drugs

COURT-UPDATE-Bajan female entertainer among three held with drugs

A 38-year-old Bajan female entertainer, who is among a trio charged in connection with $625,000 worth of cocaine, will have to spend the next two days behind bars. Former Richard Stoute Teen Talent winner Betty Griffith-Payne, of Apartment No. 8, West Terrace Heights, St James, is jointly charged with her 35-year-old sister Marie Griffith, of […]