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No time for prophets of doom and gloom

No time for prophets of doom and gloom

Government Senator Patrick Todd has no time for prophets of doom and gloom. In fact, he prefers to listen to those whose vision is for a Barbados that is a bountiful country where unemployment will fall to single digit levels with the construction of additional accommodation along the Needham’s Point Peninsula/Carlisle Bay beachfront. Todd gave […]

We can still borrow, assures Ince

We can still borrow, assures Ince

The recent economic downgrades have not negatively affected Barbados’ ability to borrow. This assurance today from Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Senator Jeptor Ince, who was attempting to school critics of the Government on how the financial world actually operates. He argued that while in theory downgrades were expected to make borrowing more […]

Govt weak on school maintenance – Husbands

Govt weak on school maintenance – Husbands

An overly sensitive workforce that “panic” at the sight of the slightest environmental issues is just one of the many challenges facing the island’s education system, says a leading Government official. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Harry Husbands, in calling for the development of a culture of health and safety here, Wednesday morning suggested […]

Denny banking on public sector pay hike

Denny banking on public sector pay hike

Pan Africanist David Denny has come out strongly in support of the 23 per cent pay demand being made by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW). Speaking in the wake of concerns raised by key Government officials, including outspoken Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss, who had earlier […]

Calling Mia

Calling Mia

Barbadians should put aside whatever misgivings they might have about Opposition Leader Mia Mottley and give her a chance to reverse the country’s economic woes, says a former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate. Businessman Taan Abed, who fell out of favour with his party ahead of the 2013 general election when he was replaced as […]

Corned beef ban lifted

Corned beef ban lifted

Government has lifted the ban imposed last Tuesday on the importation of corned beef from Brazil, after tests revealed “no concerns about the safety” of the product here. Senior Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture Dr Mark Trotman today sanctioned the resumption of the importation and sale of the canned meat, telling reporters this […]

In bed together

In bed together

Two Government officials have gone on the offensive against the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), suggesting that top officials of the island’s largest public sector union are in bed with the Mia Mottley-led Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Addressing a branch meeting of his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in St Andrew last night, […]

‘Steel in dey’

‘Steel in dey’

Shadow Minister of Tourism Ronald Toppin Friday cast serious financial doubt over the operations of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, as Parliament debated a money resolution in support of the construction of Class A offices at the Two Mile Hill, St Michael conference facility. “From the beginning up to now it has had nothing but a […]

Altar call

Altar call

With general elections less than a year away, one of Barbados’ newest political leaders Thursday made a direct appeal to the Church to “stand up and be counted” for the good of the country. Leader of the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) Neil Holder made the call in an open letter to the island’s religious leaders in […]

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