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‘National recovery strategy must be inclusive’

‘National recovery strategy must be inclusive’

Amid the island’s ongoing economic troubles, the head of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI), Graham Clarke, today warned that the island was facing a “deceptively gradual decline” from which there was no easy way back. At the same time, Clarke cautioned that any recovery strategy for Barbados should not be left up to […]

New day

New day

Forget about Government’s Medium Term Growth and Development Strategy (MTGDS) and get ready for the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRL) 2017. Nearly four years after he unveiled the revised MTGDS as the main strategy that would take Barbados into the year 2020, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler today effectively announced that the Freundel Stuart administration […]

Sabbath sports?

Sabbath sports?

The idea of the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championship (BSSAC) finals being held on a weekend is an idea the BSSAC committee isn’t quite set to run with for the upcoming 2018 track and field season. But it is definitely being considered for 2019 once all the stakeholders including the Barbados Association of Principals of […]

Mixed reaction to FTC move against three utilities

Mixed reaction to FTC move against three utilities

Consumer rights advocate Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt has welcomed a move by the Fair Trading Commission to impose stricter service standards on the three utility service providers. While singling out the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) for reprimand, Director-General of the Barbados Consumers Research Organization (BCRO) Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt today suggested that the state-run utility should be subjected to […]

Haynesville tenants fear massive fire

Haynesville tenants fear massive fire

Tenants of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) in Haynesville, St James say they fear it is only a matter of time before a massive electrical fire destroys their homes and their lives. The residents complain that the signs are clear that the 40-year-old electrical system is no longer reliable and poses a threat to the […]

‘Lord Evil’ awaits bail decision

‘Lord Evil’ awaits bail decision

The infamous Andre Omar Lord Evil Jackman will find out tomorrow whether he gets to maintain his freedom. After hearing submissions from Jackman’s lead attorney Arthur Holder and Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas in relation to a violation of Jackman’s bail condition, Acting Judge Alrick Scott deferred his decision until November 10. Jackman, 38, of Stroud […]

Enough!

Enough!

Chanting “we need a new school” and “enough is enough”, a group of about 25 parents and students protested outside the Belmont Primary School this morning, complaining of deplorable conditions at the Government-run learning institution. Today’s protest came amid the closure of the school, which has been affected over the past two days by a […]

Barbados’ economic model obsolete, warns Inniss

Barbados’ economic model obsolete, warns Inniss

Minister of Industry, Commerce, International Business and Small Business Development Donville Inniss has rendered Barbados’ economic model obsolete. Echoing many of the views expressed by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur last week when he called for a new model of development, Inniss pointed out that “over the past 50 years Barbados’ growth and development has […]

Say ‘yes’ to IMF

Say ‘yes’ to IMF

With a team from the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) currently on island for talks with the Freundel Stuart-led administration, two retired permanent secretaries are calling on Government to bite the bullet and enter into a funding arrangement with the IMF. However, William Layne and Frederick Forde are both cautioning that any such financing plan […]