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Rise up!

Rise up!

The island’s largest trade union is calling on workers to “rise up” and lead a revolution to drive positive change in the country and strengthen the union’s hands in the struggle for workers’ rights. However, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore is making it clear what she is proposing is not […]

Update: Fatal accident

Update: Fatal accident

Police have released the name of the 35-year-old motorcyclist who died in a road accident on the ABC Highway this evening. He is 35-year-old Damien Jason Anton Taylor of #34 Durants, Christ Church. The accident, which occurred just after 4 p.m., also involved 36-year-old David Haynes of West Terrrace, St James who was also riding […]

Update : Police investigate road fatality

Update : Police investigate road fatality

A 35-year-old Christ Church man is this island’s latest road fatality following an accident, which occurred at the Barrow section of the ABC Highway and Norman Niles roundabout around 4 p.m. this evening. The man, whose name has not been disclosed, was one of two motorcyclists who were involved in the accident that also included […]

Police investigate road fatality

Police investigate road fatality

Police are on the scene of road fatality in the area of the Belle, St Michael. (more details as they come to hand)

Agard’s case dismissed

Agard’s case dismissed

The High Court has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard, challenging her dismissal from the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) two years ago. Agard, who now sits in Parliament as an independent, had asked the court to rule on the constitutionality of her dismissal on November […]

Regional tourism boss optimistic about 2018

Regional tourism boss optimistic about 2018

The Caribbean tourism sector is looking to put the disaster of 2017 behind it as it looks forward to 2018 with “optimism and excitement”. In a New Year message released today, Secretary General of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley said while 2017 was a challenging year, mainly due to the damage caused […]

93 motor vehicle accidents so far this year, reports acting fire chief

93 motor vehicle accidents so far this year, reports acting fire chief

A steep rise in the number of vehicular accidents this year, mainly due to drivers losing control, has resulted in a near trebling of the number of road fatalities. The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) is reporting a 22.4 per cent increase in road accidents as of December 27, when compared with the same period last […]

Shut them down

Shut them down

Community activist Adrian Donovan is calling on the Ministry of Health to immediately order the temporary closure of fast food outlets, restaurants and guest accommodations directly affected by the worsening sewage crisis on the south coast. Donovan acknowledged it would be a painful move, but said it was necessary because the sight of faeces bubbling […]

Under scrutiny

Under scrutiny

Operators of privately-owned public service vehicles (PSVs) will come under greater scrutiny from next year, as owners attempt to crackdown on unruly behaviour. The umbrella organization of PSV owners has announced plans to keep a close eye on drivers by introducing a command centre from which the vehicles, as well as drivers’ behaviour, can be […]