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UPP candidate: Multi-party system the way to go

UPP candidate: Multi-party system the way to go

The United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St George North, Everton Holligan believes there is a place for a third party in Barbados, arguing that citizens are disenchanted with the traditional two-party political system. To support his contention that a multi-party system could be viable, the political newcomer pointed to the fact that 95,000 registered […]

Fire robs elderly man of home

Fire robs elderly man of home

When 66-year-old Henderson Maynard is released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) he could be among the island’s homeless. His uninsured Lot #31, Buccaneer Terrace, St James residence was extensively damaged in an early morning fire on Tuesday, as he lay in hospital where he has been warded for the past two weeks. Maynard’s companion, […]

Population policy needed, says Griffith

Population policy needed, says Griffith

A leading family planning advocate is not convinced that the environment is right for Barbadian women to have more children. Former Executive Director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) George Griffith said Barbados needed a population policy if it were serious about replenishing a dwindling population. This must include “a comprehensive range of compelling […]

Tribunal told of million dollar loss to Nassco

Tribunal told of million dollar loss to Nassco

The attorney for former Nassco Ltd car sales executive Martin King today told the Employment Rights Tribunal his client was acting on orders when he presented vehicle valuations to one of the company’s major customers without seeing the vehicles. King and another ex Nassco employee, St Clair Roach, are claiming unfair dismissal in a case […]

Forde upset over constituents not receiving house spots

Forde upset over constituents not receiving house spots

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde is vowing to fight for residents of her constituency who have seemingly been denied house spots on land Government acquired right in their neighbourhood. Accusing the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration of betraying the trust of Barbadians, Forde said that as far as she was aware, not […]

Out of order

Out of order

Former Nassco Ltd employee Martin King Monday told the Employment Rights Tribunal that he was fired three years ago without being given a chance to defend himself against allegations that he gave fraudulent vehicle valuations to one of the company’s major customers. That evidence was given in the case in which he and another ex […]

Shoppers get relief

Shoppers get relief

One local supermarket has announced plans to absorb the price increases expected from the imposition of the taxes announced in this year’s budget. Fresh Market said it would not pass the increase onto shoppers in July, and possibly in August, to allow for some relief during the summer holidays. Group Financial Controller Kirk Smith said […]

Unfairly dismissed

Unfairly dismissed

When the Employment Rights Tribunal meets again under the chairmanship of attorney-at-law Omari Drakes and fellow panellists Frederick Forde and Dr Hartley Richards, dismissed Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) employee Valerie Payne could be smiling all the way to the bank with a hefty compensation package. The tribunal Friday dismissed the arguments presented for Payne’s […]

Oh no, Blackett!

Oh no, Blackett!

Government is being told that it must not use the homeless to score cheap political points. President of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) Kemar Saffrey is expressing outrage that Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett sought to place the genesis of vagrancy on the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Blackett said in Parliament […]

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