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Ready to walk

Ready to walk

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler Tuesday said he would quit rather than oversee a devaluation of the Barbados dollar. With Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr Delisle Worrell suggesting the possibility of devaluation amid a worrying decline in foreign reserves, and with Guyana recently suspending trade in the Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago dollar, […]

BWA management is poor – Jordan

BWA management is poor – Jordan

Poor leadership was a major contributor to the water woes which many Barbadians endured in the past year, Barbados Labour Party hopeful for St Peter Colin Jordan has charged. The northern parish was among several which experienced frequent and lengthy water outages for over a year, leaving the managers of the country’s water resource grappling […]

Awards for top Barbadians

Awards for top Barbadians

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was pressed into action to present awards to recipients of the 2016 National Honours and Awards today after Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave had to seek medical attention. It was clear that something was amiss when the three top awardees, surgeon Dame Selma Jackman, businessman Sir Geoffrey Cave and attorney-at-law Sir […]

No solution!

No solution!

The idea of a political party made up exclusively of businessmen and businesswomen is the “most ridiculous, reactionary and counterproductive” notion in Barbados’ history, according to social and political activist David Comissiong. The island’s newest political party, Solutions Barbados — which said it has confirmed 14 candidates so far and has promised a full slate […]

Spend more on early education training – UWI official

Spend more on early education training  – UWI official

A leading University of the West Indies (UWI) official is pleading with regional governments to invest in training of early education teachers. Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Joint Board of Teacher Education (ECJBTE) Dr Babalola Ogunkola Tuesday expressed concern that only four of the seven member countries have students enrolled in the associate degree programme in […]

Vendors not being asked to leave terminal, says Linton

Vendors not being asked to leave terminal, says Linton

The Transport Authority has no interest in placing vendors operating at the River terminal at a disadvantaging, Director Alex Linton has assured. Linton told Barbados TODAY commuters would see increased activity at the van stand this week, but the vendors would not be evicted. “We are not telling anyone to leave the terminal and the […]

Sheer desperation

Sheer desperation

Member of Parliament for St Joseph Dale Marshall is describing the pending management shake-up at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) as one driven by desperation, not astute management practices. Marshall, whose constituency was among those that faced lengthy water outages for over a year, however said he hoped the reconstituted management would result in significant […]

Three severed from BWU

Three severed from BWU

Three employees of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) have been put on the breadline, resuscitating previous claims that separation packages would be offered to more than 25 per cent of its staff. The circumstances surrounding the retrenchment of the three – a secretary and two accounts clerks – effective December 31, 2016 were not immediately […]

Third party lineup

Third party lineup

Barbados’ newest political party, Solutions Barbados, is warning that it should not be written off in the next general election due next year. Political Leader Grenville Phillips II has revealed that the party had already confirmed 14 candidates for the poll, all political novices, with a full slate expected by the time Prime Minister Freundel […]

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