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NUPW to sue Govt over environmental conditions at immigration building

NUPW to sue Govt over environmental conditions at immigration building

As if looming industrial action were not enough, the Immigration Department may now have a lawsuit on its hands, as a result of its failure to move workers from their condemned headquarters building on Wharf Road, The City. The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has revealed that 35 officers currently stationed at Careenage House […]

It’s selfish!

It’s selfish!

As an all-out strike looms over the public service, two Cabinet ministers in the Freundel Stuart administration are warning that the already ailing Barbados economy cannot afford such a blow right now. Last night, President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall announced, following a prayer session at the union’s Dalkeith Road, […]

Homeless spokesman makes appeal to political parties

Homeless spokesman makes appeal to political parties

With over 100 homeless people said to be living on the streets of the capital, Bridgetown, the local charity which cares for their plight has issued a manifesto, urging all political parties contesting this year’s general election to make a pledge to stamp out homelessness for good. In the two-page document entitled, Homeless Does Not […]

Strike on

Strike on

It had issued an ultimatum to the Freundel Stuart Government to respond to its pay concerns by January 15, else it said there would be protests. But with the Stuart administration refusing to budge and today’s deadline passing without a single word being said by Government on the matter, the National Union of Public Workers […]

Come to our rescue, Mia!

Come to our rescue, Mia!

As St George residents prepare to turn up the heat on waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry over his annoying Lower Estate dumpsite, they are calling on Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Leader Mia Mottley to lend her voice to their cause. During a committee meeting on Sunday evening at the Church of God in […]

Blame ‘Dem’ for the sewage mess, says Mia

Blame ‘Dem’ for the sewage mess, says Mia

Amid warnings of a sewage crisis, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has accused the Freundel Stuart administration of neglecting the south coast sewerage system in favour of three major tourism redevelopments – Sam Lord’s Castle, the Pierhead Marina and Grantley Adams International Airport. Speaking last night to a large crowd of party supporters at the official […]

Stop the lofty promises!

Stop the lofty promises!

Outspoken economist Jeremy Stephen is urging political parties contesting the next general election, constitutionally due by the middle of this year, to level with the public about the bitter pill that has to be immediately administered if the country is to stave off imminent economic collapse. In the face of dwindling foreign reserves which the […]

Goodbye Dappa

Goodbye Dappa

Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens came alive this afternoon to the sweet strains of ruk-a-tuk music, as former flutist Damien Dappa Taylor received a grand send off like no other. Band leader Wayne Poonka Willock, led the funeral procession into the cemetary to the sounds of the infectious beat, as the powerful rhythm of the drums […]

Local investment options limited, says Fortress

Local investment options limited, says Fortress

Despite posting a strong finish last year and forecasting a positive 2018, a local investment management firm is concerned that Barbados’ ongoing economic challenges could contribute to lower returns this year, when compared to 2017. Chief Investment Officer of Fortress Advisory & Investment Services Peter Arender said he believes this year’s projected success would be […]