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No increase!

No increase!

The island’s leading advocate for consumer rights is appealing to the authorities to give Barbadian workers a pay rise before insurance companies increase their premiums. Director General of the Barbados Consumer Research Organization (BarCRO) Reverend Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt said this would be the only sensible thing to do. President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados […]

Police investigating shooting in St John

Police investigating shooting in St John

Police are investigating a shooting incident at Bowmanston, St John which left 41-year-old Adrian O’Brien Williams with a gunshot injury to his neck. Preliminary investigations revealed that around 10:35 this morning, Williams and other persons were at a shop in the area when a man entered the shop and opened fire before fleeing the scene. […]

Police destroy confiscated drugs

Police destroy confiscated drugs

The police on Tuesday destroyed a quantity of drugs seized during police eradication and interdiction exercises conducted between the years 2014 to 2017. The drugs included 955 cannabis plants ranging from seedlings to seven feet in height which were seized from various parts of the island; 1059.3 kilos of cannabis; 110.4 kilos of cocaine The […]

29-year-old woman missing

29-year-old woman missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman. She is 29-year-old Roxanne Matthews of Collins, Boscobel, St Peter, formerly of Broomfield, St Lucy. Matthews was last seen by her boyfriend Hugh Thompson at his residence at Collins around 6 a.m. Tuesday. At the time she was wearing blue leggings and a faded […]

Living in fear

Living in fear

Residents of one St Philip community say they are living in fear, following a “horrific” early morning aggravated burglary last weekend that left one elderly resident hospitalized with broken limbs. Police have confirmed that 83-year-old Colleen Jackman of Harmony Lodge remains warded at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she is being treated for various […]

Step up!

Step up!

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is bringing the hammer down on this country’s utility providers, Barbados Light & Power (BL&P), the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and Cable & Wireless (C&W), which operates here as FLOW. In tough new and amended standards of service, the FTC is now forcing the three providers to up their standards, […]

UWI student out to prove sexual harassment against LGBT community

UWI student out to prove sexual harassment against LGBT community

One University of the West Indies (UWI) student believes there is a lot more harassment in the workplace of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community than is generally acknowledged. So convinced is Marisa Hutchinson of this that she has decided to focus on the subject in a thesis as she completes […]

Inniss defends international business record

Inniss defends international business record

Minister Industry, International Business and Commerce Donville Inniss has put up a spirited defence of his ministry’s performance in the international business sector amidst growing criticism that underperformance in that sector has contributed to Barbados’ alarmingly low foreign reserves. Inniss contends that the fall in revenue from international business in recent years is not a […]

Barbados to have its own disease-testing laboratory

Barbados to have its own disease-testing laboratory

Within a matter of weeks Barbados should have its own public health laboratory capable of doing a number of the tests which it currently relies on the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to do on its behalf. Minister of Health John Boyce made the revelation last night, saying the Barbados Public Health Reference Laboratory, […]