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CXC no show

CXC no show

A top official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has raised concern about the number of students who failed to show up to write the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) final exam back in January. To make matters worse, CXC Deputy Chair Marcia Potter said some of these exams were paid for by Barbadian […]

PUMA ruling will impact local retailers – attorney

PUMA ruling will impact local retailers – attorney

The guilty verdict in this country’s first trademark infringement case will have a ripple effect on the ability of small businesses to continue their trade, according to a local attorney-at-law. Satcha Kissoon, whose client, Grenville Ricardo Delpeache, the director of Ouch Boutique, was found guilty of selling counterfeit Rihanna PUMA products, said today’s landmark ruling […]

Ouch!

Ouch!

In landmark ruling, a local court has found a Bridgetown businessman guilty of trademark infringement, in what was the first case of its kind here. Director of Ouch Boutique Grenville Ricardo Delpeache this morning was convicted of selling fake products from Rihanna’s PUMA line. However, standing in the defendant’s box in the District ‘A’ Traffic […]

Woman assisting police with child abuse probe

Woman assisting police with child abuse probe

A 22-year-old St Michael woman is currently assisting police with investigations into recent social media postings showing a child being abused by a woman. In a series of disturbing videos, the woman can be seen force-feeding the young infant with food while demanding that the toddler “open you mout girl”. In another video, the woman […]

Fed up!

Fed up!

Give us a proper transportation service! This is the cry of residents of Fairy Valley, Christ Church, who said they were fed up of the daily waits for what seems like eternity for a bus. The residents said this problem has been ongoing for a very long time, but it has escalated in recent times, […]

IDB brings Barbados close to energy security

IDB brings Barbados close to energy security

Barbados is one step closer to energy security and the long promised upgrade and expansion of the natural gas infrastructure, having officially launched its multi-million dollar Deployment of Cleaner Fuels and Renewable Energies programme today. The project, which is being funded through a US$34 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is intended to […]

‘Bill coming to address discrimination in the workplace’

‘Bill coming to address discrimination in the workplace’

Unregulated business enterprises in Barbados will not be able to escape the legal dragnet of the Freundel Stuart administration, with the ushering in of the new fiscal year. These enterprises were put on notice this afternoon by Minister of Labour, Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo as she led off debate on the 2018-2019 Estimates of Revenue and […]

March merger

March merger

The planned merger of Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL) and the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) is expected to be completed by the end of next month. And the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), which represents the workers, is confident there will be no major layoffs, if any at all. Kim Best, the project […]

Toppin worried Hyatt could worsen sewage problem

Toppin worried Hyatt could worsen sewage problem

Government is being asked to disclose whether or not there will be an adequate sewerage system in place upon construction of the controversial Hyatt Centric Resort on Bay Street, The City, to avoid a repeat of the sewage problems being experienced in Bridgetown and the south coast. Although the High Court has ruled that attorney-at-law […]