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Privatize school bus system, AOPT suggests

Privatize school bus system, AOPT suggests

A grouping of public service vehicle (PSV) owners is proposing the use of private contractors to provide student transport services, similar to what pertains in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) said this would reduce violence on school buses, such as the incident last week, […]

Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite wants Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to put crime, as well as disaster management, on their agenda for the next meeting of heads of government due at the end of February next year. The authorities here have been scrambling for answers to the spate of gun crimes […]

New water zones

New water zones

With residents and businesses in some parts of the island still crying out for water outages, a top official of the Town & Country Planning department today hinted that relief could soon be on the way, based on proposals contained in the final amendment to the draft Physical Development Plan for Barbados. That plan, which […]

Gov’t position not adding up, says ICAB president

Gov’t position not adding up, says ICAB president

The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB), Andrew Brathwaite, is rejecting a suggestion made by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart that the 1929 Prevention of Corruption Act is adequate enough to deal with domestic issues of corruption. “That Act is all of six pages, including the cover page, and a blank first […]

Town planners warn of the need to preserve agriculture lands

Town planners warn of the need to preserve agriculture lands

Government has been sternly advised to stop taking prime lands out of agriculture and putting it into residential and commercial developments. The recommendation is contained in the final draft to the Physical Development Plan for Barbados. Deputy Chief Town Planner George Browne told a sensitization forum this morning that based on a study done three […]

St George residents losing patience with waste hauler

St George residents losing patience with waste hauler

Residents of Lower Estate and surrounding St George communities say they are fast running out of patience with the owner of the nearby landfill, Anderson Fat Child Cherry, and are concerned that they can no longer take him at his word after he had promised to put them out of their current misery within six […]

On schedule

On schedule

Barbadians should be able to see physical structures going up on the site of the former Sam Lord’s Castle in St Philip by January next year. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Investment Incorporation (BTII) Stuart Layne has also assured that the US$200 million transformation of the historic hotel into the Wyndham Grand Resort is […]

Helping hand

Helping hand

It has been nearly two months since Hurricane Maria devastated neighbouring Dominica. However, Barbadians continue to reach out to lend a helping hand to their Caribbean brothers and sisters in their hour of need. Today, members of The Dial (Barbados) Inc. Social and Activities Club made a special donation to the Dominica Relief Fund.    […]

Moseley gets chance to wipe the slate clean

Moseley gets chance to wipe the slate clean

A 60-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to a number of drug offences, was today afforded the opportunity to keep his criminal record clean. Gregory McDonald Moseley, of Deighton Road, St Michael, has three months to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court $2,000 in costs after owning up to possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking […]