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Holla Bak hits out at Admiral

Holla Bak hits out at Admiral

Young entertainer Rico Holla Bak Goddard has hit back at media personality Anthony Admiral Nelson whom he claimed ambushed him on live television on Wednesday night. He claimed that Nelson sought to discredit and embarrass him during his appearance on the Festival Stage programme on state-run CBC TV. Goddard posted a video online of the […]

Ending segregation

Ending segregation

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has revealed that Government chose to shut down Alma Parris Memorial School to end the isolation of the 60 students attending the 22-year-old institution. The Speightstown-based remedial school, which catered to students who did not do well in the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (BSSEE) – otherwise called the Common […]

Fantasy over

The National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) has claimed its first victims with one of Crop Over’s largest Grand Kadooment bands pulling out of the jump up and a Foreday Morning band cancelling its major event, although it did not directly link the decision to the burdensome tax. And bandleaders are warning this may just be […]

Barbadians enjoy Whit Monday holiday at the beach

Barbadians enjoy Whit Monday holiday at the beach

It was a quiet Whit Monday for Barbadians. While the roads were noticeably free of the normal hustle and bustle, the beach was clearly the venue of choice for scores who hit the cool waters to beat the day’s heat. At Batts Rock Beach, picnic tables were covered with all types of culinary delights as […]

Narrow escape for truck driver

Narrow escape for truck driver

A truck driver narrowly escaped serious injury this afternoon when his vehicle overturned at Mile and a Quarter, St Peter. Eyewitnesses say the driver was attempting to climb an embankment when it collapsed under the weight of the Infra Rentals-owned truck. The accident occurred just before 4.p.m.

BRA looking to widen tax net

BRA looking to widen tax net

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is about to embark on a massive registration exercise to ensure all business operators are paying their fair share of taxes. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced Tuesday that as a matter of policy, BRA would, in the comings months, be establishing a special task force to carry out the exercise […]

Students involved in school fight appear in court

Students involved in school fight appear in court

Three students charged in connection with last Wednesday’s beating of a Lester Vaughan Secondary schoolgirl appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes in the District “D” Magistrates Court around noon today. Two of them pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. One of them, a 16-year-old girl, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds. The […]

Keeping LGBTs out of the closet

Keeping LGBTs out of the closet

When Shari Inniss-Grant returned to Barbados in 2013, the human rights researcher saw a need to create a safe space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. After experiencing racial discrimination while studying in Connecticut and Washington D.C. in the United States, the 30-year-old was met with gender discrimination and homophobia on her […]

Sinckler rejects Worrell’s IMF prescription

Sinckler rejects Worrell’s IMF prescription

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler says though the Barbados economy is definitely not well at the moment, he is yet to see the logic of those clamouring for Government to immediately put it into the hands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In rejecting out of hand the economic prescription issued last week by the recently dismissed […]

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