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UPP willing to consider IMF borrowing relationship

UPP willing to consider IMF borrowing relationship

Two weeks of economic consultations between Government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ended today with officials mum on the details of the closed-door Article 1V discussions. However, were this island’s economic management placed in the hands of the United Progressive Party (UPP), a borrowing relationship with the Washington-based lending institution would not be out […]

Economic hope

Economic hope

If the nine-month-old United Progressive Party (UPP) wins the next election, there will be no massive layoffs of public servants, no sale of loss making state owned entities such as the Transport Board or the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), but Barbadians can look forward to a significant reduction of their tax load. The party, which […]

Case against businessman in limbo

Case against businessman in limbo

The case against a local businessman charged with falsely passing slippers and t-shirts as Puma products, remains in limbo after the prosecutor indicated he was not familiar with the probe into the alleged offence. Leroy Fitzgerald Brathwaite of 1st Avenue, Gooding Road, Station Hill, St Michael is accused of committing three offences under Section 15 […]

Burglar wanted to put roof over unborn child’s head

Burglar wanted to put roof over unborn child’s head

A serial burglar put forward a most extraordinary defence today, but still could not avoid jail time. Thirty-nine-year-old Corey Antonio Morris, of Stuarts Land, Bush Hall, St Michael, told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant he was simply trying to put a roof over the head of his unborn child when he broke into the home of Richard […]

Hazell off to jail instead of rehab

Hazell off to jail instead of rehab

Twenty-two-year-old Ron Damien Anthony Hazell might have expected today to be ordered to undergo drug rehabilitation at Verdun House. Instead, when the Gills Road, St Michael man went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant he was sentenced to three months at Dodds. Hazell had recently pleaded guilty to possessing apparatus for the use of cocaine and had […]

Unshackled

Unshackled

“Take the shackles off of him, please.” That was the order given by Oistins Magistrate Elwood Watts to prison officers with regards to Ricardo Ameka Callender, the father of a boy seen in a video making the rounds on social media, being attacked by a number of schoolboys. The Unity Lane, Gall Hill, Christ Church […]

Final goal

Final goal

It will be a case of defending champions versus former champions. However, regardless of the outcome the 2017 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Under-19 netball title will be climbing a hill come Thursday evening. The big question is whether it will be Government Hill or Church Hill.  That’s because both Springer Memorial and Christ Church Foundation easily […]

Police investigate accident at Lodge Hill, St Michael

Police investigate accident at Lodge Hill, St Michael

Police are investigating an accident involving a car and motorcycle at the junction of Lodge Hill, St Michael that occurred just after 8:30 p.m.     (more details as they come to hand)  

It wasn’t us

It wasn’t us

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) today fiercely denied it was behind allegations on social media that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler owns a $2.5 million house at Rolling Hills, St George. The BLP issued a press release today denying involvement, less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave prominence to the rumour […]