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Energy minister mum on BNTCL sale

Energy minister mum on BNTCL sale

The fate of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL) appears to be dangling in wind, with Government noticeable silent in the aftermath of the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) ruling on the proposed sale to the Kyffin Simpson-led Sol group. When contacted this morning for comment on the matter, Minister in the Office of the […]

UPP promises duty-free concessions to private PSVs

UPP promises duty-free concessions to private PSVs

With general elections around the corner, at least one local political party is promising to answer the cry of owners of privately operated public service vehicles (PSV) for duty-free concessions on spare parts for their vehicles. United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St John Hudson Griffith issued the promise during a spot meeting at Rendevous […]

Businessman unhappy with Sol’s handling of Esso contract termination

Businessman unhappy with Sol’s handling of Esso contract termination

With 40 displaced workers at Esso Black Rock, St Michael, due to receive their full severance packages this week, businessman Paul Williams is still seething over the sudden termination of his management contract by energy giant Sol. “If they knew that they were ending the contract they should have given me adequate notice because five […]

Economic downturn behind rising deviance, says BLP reps

Economic downturn behind rising deviance, says BLP reps

Two Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) political representatives believe the current economic circumstances are partly to blame for the worrying upsurge in deviant behaviour and are calling for more help to be given to Barbadian youth. St James North representative Edmund Hinkson and St Peter candidate Colin Jordan made their opinions known while jointly hosting […]

No show

No show

The threat of being fired was seemingly not enough to motivate the leaders of this island’s top statutory corporations to attend an ISO 9001 town hall meeting put on by the fledgling Solutions Barbados last Wednesday. Party officials were greeted with an empty hall when they turned up at the Combermere School to present the […]

Poll push

Poll push

At least one prominent resident who has been adversely affected by the offensive garbage dump at Lower Estate, St George is suggesting that last week’s abatement notice issued by the Ministry of Health ordering the closure of the landfill, may have been politically motivated. Even though former President of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners […]

Evil-doers appear to be prospering, says Catholic priest

Evil-doers appear to be prospering, says Catholic priest

A Catholic priest is urging Barbadians to continue doing good even though evil-doers in the country appear to be prospering. Delivering the sermon during a service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Barbados Co-operative Credit Union League (BCCUL), Father Charles Dominique, priest in charge of the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, on Bay Street, […]

No fallout from the loss of Avianca and GOL flights, suggests Inniss

No fallout from the loss of Avianca and GOL flights, suggests Inniss

Cabinet minister Donville Inniss says the loss of direct air links with Latin America has not negatively impacted Barbados’ international business sector. Back in August, Avianca Airlines announced a temporary suspension flights requiring passage over Venezuelan airspace, including its Bogotá to Bridgetown service. Last year, Brazil’s largest airline, GOL, also suspended its weekly flights to […]

WIBISCO joy

WIBISCO joy

Shareholders in the West Indian Biscuit Company (WIBISCO) are smiling all the way to the bank but most of the glee is in Trinidad and Tobago. That’s because shares in the Gills Road, Bridgetown biscuit manufacturer are among the highest paying on the local stock exchange, but the biggest beneficiaries are Trinidadians. In the company’s […]