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Nothing short of disgraceful!

Nothing short of disgraceful!

Opposition Member of Parliament for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds Tuesday morning described as “nothing short of disgraceful”, Government’s near two-year delay in formally increasing the tax threshold for small businesses.    Speaking during parliamentary debate on the Value Added Tax Amendment Bill 2017, Symmonds also condemned Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler for only now […]

Unions are anti-Barbados, Kellman claims

Unions are anti-Barbados, Kellman claims

In a comment reminiscent of his “enemies of the state” remarks three months ago, Minister of Housing Denis Kellman Tuesday accused the trade union movement here of being anti-Barbados. Speaking in Parliament Tuesday morning during debate on the VAT Amendment Bill 2017, Kellman criticized Monday’s march by the leading trade unions and the private sector […]

No secret meeting, Stuart tells Social Partners

No secret meeting, Stuart tells Social Partners

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will likely give the Social Partners the meeting they have been demanding, but not behind closed doors, it emerged Tuesday. Speaking in the House of Assembly on an Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) motion to discuss the issues that led to Monday’s protest by an estimated 20,000 Barbadians, Stuart hinted that […]

Two new calypso queens crowned

Two new calypso queens crowned

Barbados has two junior calypso queens. Following two keenly contested finals at the Kensington Oval tonight,  Mhizz Kibabba, singing Bring Back The Love, emerged as the winner in the 7-12 category of the Crop Over Junior Monarch competition, while Sparkle T won in the 13-18 category with a self-penned number entitled This Golden Chain. Both winners walked […]

Ten to challenge Queen Aziza for calypso crown

Ten to challenge Queen Aziza for calypso crown

The Big Show has captured the lion’s share of places in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop calypso finals. A short while ago, it was announced that ten calypsonians  – including five from the Big Show – will go forward to meet reigning Queen Aziza on August 5, following tonight’s semifinals at the Kensington Oval, in which two contestants […]

Bus strike

Bus strike

Hundreds of commuters were left stranded this morning as bus drivers employed by the state-owned Transport Board called in sick. General Manager Sandra Forde reported that less than 20 of the more than 100 buses that were due to operate from 4: 30 a.m. Thursday were on the road. The north of the island was […]

Don to pass south of Barbados this evening

Don to pass south of Barbados this evening

A Tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados as it braces for the passage of Tropical Storm Don. At 5 a.m. the centre of the system was located about 250 miles east-south-east of the island with forecasters predicting that it will pass about 90 miles to the south of Barbados this evening. Following is […]

STEEP DROP

STEEP DROP

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus has reported a dramatic drop in the number of students pursuing graduate and undergraduate studies, prompting principal Eudine Barriteau to make an urgent appeal to Government to re-examine its tuition fee policy. Assuring Government and the public that the Campus had been vigorously pursuing internal measures to effect cost savings, Barriteau […]

Mum gets $10,000 bail

Mum gets $10,000 bail

The St Michael mother accused of harbouring two daughters who were wanted by police, was released today on $10,000 bail when she reappeared in court after spending the past two nights on remand. When Barbara Rosita Bailey, 49, of #8 Grazettes Court, Grazettes first appeared before acting Magistrate Ellwood Watts on Monday, she was not […]

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