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Chris’ advice: Don’t panic

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler tonight gave Barbadians the assurance that there was nothing about which they should panic, following the island’s external credit rating downgrade to junk bond status by international credit rating agency, Standard

In the groove!

In the groove!

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley seems to have had a ball on Saturday night…

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley seems to have had a ball on Saturday night during the RBC Pan in De City. He really got into the groove and joined Mosaic Steel Orchestra on a drum when they played sweet music on their steel pans

Tight security

Tight security

More than 300 athletes from around the world arrived at Heathrow Airport today for the July 27 to August 12 London Olympics.

Arrested

Arrested

A St. Michael man who had been wanted by police for questioning in connection with a number of serious criminal matters, appeared in magistrate’s court today, charged with murder. Twenty six year old Evanson Armstrong, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lords Hill, went before the District ‘A’ Magistrate, accused of the shooting death of 59 […]

Southern stink

Southern stink

by Roy R. Morris The pile up of garbage in some southern sections of Barbados is a direct result of the Sanitation Service Authority being unable to keep an adequate number of trucks on the road. Sources within the SSA said in recent weeks the number of complaints from members of the public about non-collection […]

Chairman should go

Chairman should go

Chairman of the Alexandra School’s board of management, Keith Simmons, QC, has been negligent in the performance of his duties and should have resigned from the post. The prominent lawyer and former Minister of Education faced that submission from Principal Jeff Broomes’ senior counsel Vernon Smith, QC today. Smith claimed that Simmons, by not asking […]

Summoned

Summoned

G4S employees asked to gather for meeting at BWU tomorrow Workers employed by the security firm, G4S Limited, will be off the job tomorrow evening. That is because their bargaining agent, the Barbados Workers Union, has summoned them to a general meeting at its headquarters, Solidarity House, to deal with a number of outstanding issues, […]

Deputy principal not banished

Deputy principal not banished

A legal representative for the Alexandra School Principal Jeff Broomes is disputing allegations of bad treatment by his client against Deputy Principal Beverley Lashley Counsel Cecil McCarthy, QC, in his examination of chairman of the school’s board of management, Keith Simmons, QC, today at the Commission of enquiry into the school, said he had first […]

For the children

For the children

Some children may be in for a surprise when they return to school in September. That’s because about a dozen teachers from various primary schools spent the last two weeks creating learning aids in the form of wooden toys for classrooms. The workshop was led by two woodwork teachers at St. Leonard’s Boys School and […]