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Two held for Brittons Hill robbery

Two held for Brittons Hill robbery

Two men are to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today charged in connection with last Saturday’s robbery of 50-year-old David Benn, of Britton Cross Road, Brittons Hill,  St Michael, and six of his customers.   They are 21-year-old Adrian Romario Mottley, of #13, Watermill Place, Bayville, St Michael, and 16-year-old Ajani Anthony Brathwaite, […]

Retired BIDC workers win case against Govt

Retired BIDC workers win case against Govt

The Freundel Stuart administration has been ordered by the High Court to pay yet-to-be-determined damages to seven employees of the state-owned Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) who were forced into early retirement in August 2015. The decision was handed down this afternoon in the Number 5 Supreme Court by Madame Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, nearly […]

Hyatt blow

Hyatt blow

The way is now clear for attorney-at-law and social activist David Comissiong to legally challenge the decision by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, in his capacity as Minister responsible for Town Planning, to approve construction of the controversial $200 million Hyatt Centric Resort on Bay Street, The City. High Court judge Madame Justice Dr Sonia Richards […]

Shameful!

Shameful!

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision to go down to the wire before ringing the election bells is nothing but a “cheap way” of clinging on to power, two of this island’s most prominent political scientists have charged. And if Stuart decides to stretch the life of his Government into the 90-day period after the dissolution […]

NUPW gets written confirmation of pay offer

NUPW gets written confirmation of pay offer

Five days after they received a verbal pay offer from Government, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) today received written confirmation from the Ministry of the Civil Service. However, when contacted today, NUPW President Akanni McDowall said he was not yet in a position to disclose details of the offer as he had not […]

BIPA head expresses confidence in FSC

BIPA head expresses confidence in FSC

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is getting a vote of confidence from this island’s policyholders group in light of a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report that has painted a damning picture of the state of the regulatory authority. On Monday Barbados TODAY released details of the controversial report in which strong concern was raised […]

Skerrit under fire for Maloney contract

Skerrit under fire for Maloney contract

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended his government’s decision to contract Barbadian company Preconco Limited to assist in post-hurricane reconstruction efforts. Last September, category five Hurricane Maria swept across the island, causing significant damage to the housing stock. Since then, agreement has been reached with the Mark Maloney-led Preconco Limited for an undisclosed financial […]

Oh no, Mia!

Oh no, Mia!

Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley today sought to make it clear that Government did not drop the ball on this country’s hosting a major international women’s cricket tournament. While responding to accusations levelled by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, as well as President of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley, Lashley also warned that the […]

Byer-Suckoo defends bigger NIS board

Byer-Suckoo defends bigger NIS board

It is only right that the Ministry of Labour be represented on the National Insurance Scheme’s (NIS) board of directors because it is the ministry with responsibility for Barbados’ vital social security scheme. This was the argument put forward tonight by Minister of Labour and Social Security Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo as she led debate in […]