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Rebirth needed, says Archbishop Holder

Rebirth needed, says Archbishop Holder

Anglican Bishop of Barbados and Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder is calling for more social programmes to help Barbadian families in crisis. In fact, commenting on the recent suicide of 16-year-old student Chante Natasha Yarde of Mission Gap, Brittons Hill, St Michael, the Anglican cleric recommended a rebirth of the social clubs […]

Ambassador aims boost Japan-Barbados relations

Ambassador aims boost Japan-Barbados relations

 Newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to Barbados Teruhiko Shinada is on a mission to bring his country’s people and Barbadians closer together. Addressing members of Rotary South at the Accra Beach Hotel on Wednesday, he gave brief insight into some areas of the programme he will pursue during his tenure. These include a series of cultural events. […]

Try less taxation, new political party tells Govt

Try less taxation, new political party tells Govt

The leader of one of Barbados’ three new political parties is suggesting that reducing the tax burden on citizens is one way to get the country out of its economic woes. Grenville Phillips II of Solutions Barbados made the call for an immediate decrease in the level of taxation, contending that it would not only […]

DLP going backward, says Comissiong

DLP going backward, says Comissiong

The governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is moving away from its social democratic ideals of a mixed economy and is becoming a party of free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas, political activist David Comissiong has charged. In a strong condemnation of suggestions of privatization of state entities to help the country out of […]

Phillips sees firing some statutory heads as his solution

Phillips sees firing some statutory heads as his solution

Political Leader of the little-known Solutions Barbados Grenville Phillips II is putting prospective managers of Government agencies on notice that they must begin to implement the highest quality management standards now or risk facing the axe if his party forms the next Government. Phillips, who has made it clear that only successful business leaders would […]

Husbands: BLP in Hyatt scheme

Husbands: BLP in Hyatt scheme

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party is being accused of engaging in a scheme to claim credit for the controversial Hyatt hotel project. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St James North Harry Husbands Sunday claimed the BLP really wanted the project to proceed. He said however, it was […]

It’s not the economy, stupid!

The slogan, it’s the economy, stupid, coined by American campaign strategist James Carville for Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign has been turned on its head by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Senator Jepter Ince. Ince Sunday night told a meeting of the St James North branch of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) that […]

Hyatt approved

Hyatt approved

The final decision on the controversial Hyatt hotel on Lower Bay Street, the City will be announced in two weeks, official sources have said. The sources told Barbados TODAY that approval had been given by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart for construction of the multi-million dollar development to begin, and Town Planning officials were simply putting […]

Transport Board slams brakes on NAPSAC

Transport Board slams brakes on NAPSAC

Faced with its own “challenges” to adequately service the various routes to which it is assigned, the Transport Board has slammed the brakes on the National Primary Schools’ Athletic Championship (NAPSAC). Organizers of the event, the National Sports Council, have been told the state-owned transportation provider would not furnish busses for the next round of […]

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