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BIPA welcomes CLICO debate in Parliament

BIPA welcomes CLICO debate in Parliament

The Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) has welcomed Parliament’s approval of a $91 million payout to thousands of longsuffering policyholders of CLICO International Life Insurance Company Limited by early next year. Last Friday, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler informed the House of Assembly that the judicial manager should complete transferring CLICO’s operations to Resolution […]

Still no ease

Still no ease

The south coast sewage problem is far from over. However, a tour by Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and other key Government officials of the affected area over the weekend seems has done a world of good in terms of calming the fears of residents in the area, who had earlier expressed concern that the authorities […]

Worthing Post Office closed until further notice

Worthing Post Office closed until further notice

The Postmaster General has advised the public that the Worthing Post Office has been closed with immediate effect until further notice due to an ongoing environmental problem. However,  the delivery of mail will not be disrupted. Customers are advised that they can conduct business at any of the other 17 post offices across the island. […]

Police investigate sudden death of 69-year-old man

Police investigate sudden death of 69-year-old man

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 69-year-old man. Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY the man’s body was found this afternoon about 100 metres from the entrance of the Codrington Riding Stables, Codrington, St Michael. (more details as they come to  hand.)  

BWA: We are sorry

BWA: We are sorry

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is apologizing to the management of Chicken Barn for sewage mess on the south coast, which has  forced the local fast food chain to close their branch Worthing over the weekend. Calling the development “extremely unfortunate” BWA General Manager Keithroy Halliday said he was sorry that his organisation was not […]

Beneficiaries urged to repay loans

Beneficiaries urged to repay loans

Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Ronald Jones has given the assurance that outstanding loan payments, due to the Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF), will be collected. Speaking at the Staff Awards Dinner of the Fund, where he applauded the hard work of the staff and management of the statutory entity, Jones said the […]

Technical expertise and equipment on the way

Technical expertise and equipment on the way

Technical expertise and equipment are en route to Barbados to assist in alleviating the sewage problems being experienced along the south coast. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA), and the Ministries of Health and Tourism have issued a joint statement outlining the steps being taken to mitigate and contain the situation. According to the statement, overseas […]

Former soldier remanded to prison to await sentencing

Former soldier remanded to prison to await sentencing

A former member of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) was remanded to prison when he appeared in court yesterday on a number of drug-related charges. Thirty-five-year-old Ovid Comienskey Alleyne of Belle Road #1, My Lords Hill, St Michael, was arrested on Saturday, December 9 when members of the Drug Squad executed a warrant at his […]

Government developing cultural industries

Government developing cultural industries

Government is taking the development of cultural industries very seriously, having recognized that the industry can make an important contribution to the island’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Word of this came from acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy at the National Independence Festival for Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gold Awards ceremony held Friday at Ilaro Court. “In […]