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Prison officer granted bail

Prison officer granted bail

A 47-year-old prison officer was today released on $500 bail after pleading not guilty to a criminal offence. Melvin MacDonald Goodman, of Bathsheba, St Joseph and Todds Land, St George, is accused of unlawfully taking a number of food items into Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds for an inmate. The offence reportedly occurred on December 16. […]

New Premier of Nevis sworn in

New Premier of Nevis sworn in

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Attorney-at-law Mark Brantley was Tuesday sworn in as the fourth Premier of the island of Nevis during a special sitting of the High Court in Charlestown. During the ceremony, Brantley was presented with his instruments of appointment by acting deputy governor general Marjorie Morton. He also took the oaths of allegiance and secrecy […]

Prison officer charged

Prison officer charged

A 47-year-old prison officer is due to appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court today on a criminal charge. Melvin MacDonald Goodman, of Bathsheba, St Joseph and Todds Land, St George, is accused of unlawfully taking a number of food items into Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds for an inmate. The offence reportedly occurred on December […]

EBC not yet ready to stage elections – Stuart

EBC not yet ready to stage elections – Stuart

By the end of the current financial year on March 30, the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) should be ready to stage the next general election. This indication from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today as he sought and received a supplementary vote in Parliament for $591,067 to assist the commission with its preparations for the […]

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

Prepare for the long haul! Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today gave his strongest indication yet that he would not be ringing the general elections bell anytime soon. In fact, those who have been banking on a December or even a January or February announcement, had better think again, since Stuart today suggested that he had […]

UPP says BWA engages in trial and error to solve sewage mess

UPP says BWA engages in trial and error to solve sewage mess

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is calling for a comprehensive study of the south coast sewage problem in order to identify a lasting solution to the uncomfortable mess.    The party’s candidate for Christ Church South, Nadja Willis, contended this morning that the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the local authorities were seeking to find […]

Dominica PM suggests CARICOM issues its own blacklist of tax havens

Dominica PM suggests CARICOM issues its own blacklist of tax havens

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit today jokingly advocated for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to consider placing international countries on a blacklist as he responded to the latest move by the European Union (EU) to include Barbados and three other CARICOM states on a list of global countries considered to be tax havens. “We always maintain […]

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

With less than a week to go before Christmas, hopes for an uptick in sales are quickly fading for businesses in Bridgetown, who say they are being badly hurt by the increased National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). This morning several business owners and managers stated that even though public workers received their salaries today, there […]

Coping subsidy is too little too late, warns Mottley

Coping subsidy is too little too late, warns Mottley

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) today suggested that Government was “eight months late” in offering a coping subsidy to public servants, following the announcement by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler back in May of a $542 million austerity Budget. Among the controversial measures unveiled was a massive hike in the National Social Responsibility Levy […]