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Arthur supports plans to develop Fort Denmark

Arthur supports plans to develop Fort Denmark

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has thrown his support behind plans by the Freundel Stuart administration to develop the historic Fort Denmark in Speightstown, St Peter as a heritage tourism project. Government this morning introduced a resolution in Parliament, seeking permission to transfer ownership of the 459 square feet of land from the Barbados Tourism […]

Kellman wants major heritage tourism attraction in the north

Kellman wants major heritage tourism attraction in the north

Government is looking for a partner to develop 459 square metres of crown land at Fort Denmark in Speightstown, St Peter into a major cultural and heritage tourism attraction. Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman this morning introduced a resolution in Parliament to transfer the land from the Barbados Tourism Investment Incorporated to the […]

Backing Maloney

Backing Maloney

Two days after developer Mark Maloney expressed frustration over the delay in getting the US$200 million controversial Hyatt Centric Resort off the ground, a Government minister is doing the same. Minister of Health John Boyce this afternoon described the current hold up as absolutely frustrating, saying, “I certainly as a member of Cabinet and indeed […]

Hypocrites!

Hypocrites!

Minister of Education Ronald Jones today unleashed a stinging and unrelenting attack on adults in society who view young people as “ill disciplined”, “no good” and “selfish and all of that”. In an invective laded feature address to students of Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Jones said there were too many “hypocrites” who engaged in “displeasurable […]

Look out for counterfeit notes – Central Bank warns

Look out for counterfeit notes – Central Bank warns

 The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) is warning citizens to be on the look out for counterfeit money this Christmas Season. “Whether it is someone asking you to breakdown money for them or it is the change you receive after completing a transaction, take a moment to check your money before you put it in […]

Devastating Belle delivers fifth title for Bayley’s

Devastating Belle delivers fifth title for Bayley’s

Captain Shaquan Belle ripped apart Reynold Weekes Primary’s batting with a devastating eight-wicket spell of fast bowling, to give reigning champions Bayley’s Primary their fifth title with a crushing 84-run victory, in the final of the Guardian Group Herman Griffith Primary Schools’ Cricket Competition at the Empire Cricket Club yesterday. Chasing a total of 104 […]

Lashley: Enforcement of new traffic law will help deter drink driving

Lashley: Enforcement of new traffic law will help deter drink driving

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley is suggesting that the newly-increased penalties for drink driving will not by themselves be enough to prevent the unwanted practice. However, he expects that along with greater enforcement of the recently passed Road Traffic Amendment Act 2017, fewer people will drive while under the influence of alcohol. Under […]

Abrahams makes appeal on behalf of ‘illegal’ vendors

Abrahams makes appeal on behalf of ‘illegal’ vendors

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams is warning Government that its proposed legislation to combat praedial larceny is likely to “criminalize” unregistered vendors, including “younger people who may just be selling a few ackees to make ends meet”. “I am concerned that every single breach of the law will result in criminal charges, no matter how small,” […]

‘Give magistrates more power to deal with murder cases’

‘Give magistrates more power to deal with murder cases’

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley is recommending increased powers for magistrates and the appointment of special prosecutors as a means of speeding up murder trials. Addressing the launch Wednesday morning of the Massy United Insurance Driving Skills Academy at Bushy Park racing circuit in St Philip, Lashley, who on occasion acts as attorney […]