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Red caps blue

Red caps blue

Less than a month after the red caps service at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) moved to a new level with the launch of the Platinum Airport Porter Service, the 60 workers are accusing management of GAIA of treating them worse than animals. They say they have been given until month-end to get out of […]

Strikeout

Strikeout

It’s back to the drawing board for top officials of the island’s largest public sector trade union, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), after its announced two-day national shutdown, aimed at getting Government to accede to its pay demands, fizzled. From all reports, Government services continued to operate normally, despite the NUPW’s call for […]

PSV owners to discuss their future

PSV owners to discuss their future

Owners of privately-run public service vehicles (PSVs) will meet next week to chart the way forward for the sector, which has been asking the Freundel Stuart administration for duty-free concessions on imported parts, and an increase in bus fares to keep them in business. PSV operators, who have also been accused of consuming alcoholic beverages […]

BIPA welcomes ResLife launch

BIPA welcomes ResLife launch

While the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) welcomes this morning’s official launch of the new company to take over the business of the failed CLICO International Life Insurance, its president June Fowler cannot wait for the day to come when clients start getting their money in their hands. Fowler, who was present at the […]

ResLife at last

ResLife at last

The new court-approved firm set up to replace the collapsed CLICO International Life Insurance was formally launched this morning with assurances that the value of policyholders’ investments has been restored and safeguarded, despite changes to the contractual terms and conditions of several of their policies. Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Senhouse told a press conference at […]

Inniss takes issue with labour laws

Inniss takes issue with labour laws

A Government minister has expressed concern that the country’s labour laws give “all the rights” to employees to the detriment of the businesses themselves. “I remain a bit troubled that as we have moved forward with some reforms of labour legislation in Barbados, that we may be moving towards a point where employees in Barbados have […]

Don’t mind Mia and her sewage talk, says Inniss

Don’t mind Mia and her sewage talk, says Inniss

Minister of Commerce, Industry and Small Business Development Donville Inniss today defended his Government  in the face of a scathing attack issued by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley over its failure to the resolve the south coast sewage mess. Amid warnings of a crisis situation, Mottley on Sunday accused the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration […]

It’s selfish!

It’s selfish!

As an all-out strike looms over the public service, two Cabinet ministers in the Freundel Stuart administration are warning that the already ailing Barbados economy cannot afford such a blow right now. Last night, President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall announced, following a prayer session at the union’s Dalkeith Road, […]

Homeless spokesman makes appeal to political parties

Homeless spokesman makes appeal to political parties

With over 100 homeless people said to be living on the streets of the capital, Bridgetown, the local charity which cares for their plight has issued a manifesto, urging all political parties contesting this year’s general election to make a pledge to stamp out homelessness for good. In the two-page document entitled, Homeless Does Not […]

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