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Prescod ‘stuck in time’

Prescod ‘stuck in time’

An outspoken Democratic Labour Party (DLP) parliamentarian is suggesting that the Member of Parliament for St Michael East Trevor Prescod is stuck in the past and needs to be replaced in the constituency. Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss contended that Prescod was stuck in the past and his “sell by date […]

Failing grade

Failing grade

A veteran educator has partly blamed teachers for the poor performance of some students, arguing that they are failing in their duty to their charges. Former Bay Primary principal Grantley Osbourne said love was lacking between teachers and students and that was translating into children’s academic shortcomings. “The reason why children are not performing at […]

Accident along the Princess Alice Highway

Accident along the Princess Alice Highway

Police are investigating an accident which occurred sometime around 6:35 a.m. today along the Princess Alice Highway, St Michael, involving two route taxis. Six people were injured in the accident. The drivers have been identified as 38-year-old Donaghue Pollard of Canefield, St Thomas and 49-year-old Adrian Jackman of Rose Hill, St Peter. Pollard complained of […]

Woman injured in accident on ABC Highway

Woman injured in accident on ABC Highway

A St Michael woman was left nursing minor injuries following an accident this afternoon along the Adams Section of the ABC Highway, in the area of the Deighton Griffith School. Police said the accident, involving two motor cars, occurred sometime around 2:45 p.m. One car was being driven 36-year-old Tracia Walker of Bayville, St Michael, […]

‘Inniss flip-flopping on fired teacher’s case’

‘Inniss flip-flopping on fired teacher’s case’

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is accusing some Government ministers of attempting to discredit high-ranking union officials and belittling the union’s work in a bid to hide their incompetence and that of some of the senior officers in the ministries they run. Redman took special aim at Minister of Industry, […]

UPP prepared to cut out corruption, says Eastmond

UPP prepared to cut out corruption, says Eastmond

United Progressive Party (UPP) leader Lynette Eastmond believes corruption is at the root of every problem Barbados faces, and has vowed that if her team is given the mandate to lead the country in the next elections, constitutionally due next year, it will stamp out the scourge. Speaking at the launch of her party’s candidate […]

Wet start to new school year

Wet start to new school year

Dreary skies and light drizzles could not put a damper on the opening of school today, as most primary and secondary institutions began the new school year. Students began queuing at bus stops from as early as 6 a.m. today, waiting for transportation to what were new schools for many. General Manager of the Transport […]

Too many square pegs in the legal profession, says cleric

Too many square pegs in the legal profession, says cleric

The legal profession is being encouraged to weed out the “square pegs in round holes” who get in the way of progress. In a fiery sermon Monday morning at the Calvary Moravian Church on Roebuck Street, The City to mark the official start of the 2017-2018 legal year, Rev Dr Adrian Smith said the profession […]

Deadly storm could trigger insurance rate hikes

Deadly storm could trigger insurance rate hikes

Having battered a number of Caribbean countries and the US state of Florida, leaving behind in the region nearly 30 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, Hurricane Irma is likely to inflict some more pain, but of a different kind, on Barbados and the rest of the region. A leading insurance official […]