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Sir Roy wants BRA to clarify ‘two child’ policy

Sir Roy wants BRA to clarify ‘two child’ policy

Independent Senator Sir Roy Trotman Wednesday raised alarm over a new “two child” policy, which he said he hoped was implemented by the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) in error. Speaking in Senate Wednesday during debate on the National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment), Bill 2017, Sir Roy said he had been informed that BRA was  […]

Blackett blames BLP for vagrancy

Blackett blames BLP for vagrancy

Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett has accused the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration of ushering in an era of vagrancy in this country. He levelled that charge Tuesday during debate in Parliament on a resolution to acquire the former site of the District ‘E’ Police Station in Station Hill, St Peter and vest […]

Too many house fires – Sir Henry

Too many  house fires  – Sir Henry

Independent Senator Professor Sir Henry Fraser is calling for analysis of the causes of house fires here, particularly in small dwellings. Speaking in the Senate today Sir Henry raised concern about the frequency with which people in small homes were losing their entire possessions, and some cases, their lives, because of house fires. Of equal […]

Dems have Bim in a tailspin, says BLP

Dems have Bim in a tailspin, says BLP

Barbados is in a tailspin as a result of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP)  administration’s  poor choices, Opposition Senator Wilfred Abraham charged as he offered no support during Wednesday’s sitting of the Senate for a resolution seeking approval to raise the limit for treasury bills, tax reserve certificates and tax refund certificates. Suggesting that the […]

Lashley supports compulsory insurance insurance

Lashley supports compulsory insurance insurance

Minister of Housing Michael Lashley would be in full support of a compulsory home insurance scheme in Barbados. Lashley, who now holds the Transport and Works portfolio, told his colleagues in Parliament Tuesday that there needs to be a concerted effort to educate Barbadians on the importance of insuring their homes, particularly given that tremendous […]

Let squatters move into Coverley, says Prescod

Let squatters move into Coverley, says Prescod

An Opposition Member of Parliament has suggested that Government purchase some of the unsold houses in the Villages at Coverley for Barbadians in need of accommodation. Parliamentary representative for St Michael East Trevor Prescod offered that as a possible housing solution Tuesday, while speaking in the House of Assembly on a resolution to acquire the […]

Let’s talk sex

Let’s talk sex

With authorities reporting an increase in rape and sexual assault cases, a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) parliamentarian and former educator is calling for a national dialogue on a sex offender registry. The issue raised its head again recently when Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police William Yearwood called for information on sex offenders to be made […]

Wrong time to impose natural gas hike – Abrahams

Wrong time to impose natural gas hike – Abrahams

The rate increase for natural gas will not exceed 15 per cent, assured Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator Darcy Boyce today as he came under pressure from Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams to come clean with Barbadians. During debate on the National Petroleum Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Upper Chamber, Abrahams raised concern that […]

$4M hole

$4M hole

Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator says the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) is seriously in the red, and having recorded $2 million in total losses over the past two years, the state owned entity is headed for an even bigger shortfall this year. “That would happen if there were no rate increase,” Boyce said as […]

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