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Private sector not on board with strike

Private sector not on board with strike

The business community is not pleased that the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is embarking on industrial action at this time, and is appealing to the union and Government to urgently return to the negotiating table. Following a meeting today with members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Senior Vice President […]

Futile protest

Futile protest

The island’s public servants are being warned that a strike will do nothing to get them the 23 per cent pay rise they are demanding. In a swift reaction to an announcement today by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) that its members would begin a two-day strike tomorrow over pay demands, Minister of […]

Inniss takes issue with labour laws

Inniss takes issue with labour laws

A Government minister has expressed concern that the country’s labour laws give “all the rights” to employees to the detriment of the businesses themselves. “I remain a bit troubled that as we have moved forward with some reforms of labour legislation in Barbados, that we may be moving towards a point where employees in Barbados have […]

Barbados backs CARICOM’s position on Trump

Barbados backs CARICOM’s position on Trump

Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States Selwin Hart is supporting the position taken by the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in response to recent disparaging statements made by US president Donald Trump about Haiti, El Salvador and the countries of Africa. The US president is currently facing a maelstrom of protest, both at home and abroad, […]

Closer scrutiny

Closer scrutiny

Charities in Barbados could soon come under greater scrutiny as Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss suggested that many of them were not being properly administered. Speaking in Parliament yesterday during debate on the Land Tax Amendment Act, which makes provision for exemptions to be granted to some sporting […]

Trio remanded on drug charges

Trio remanded on drug charges

Two foreign nationals and a Barbadian have been remanded to prison after being charged in connection with a drug seizure just off the Cement Plant, Checker Hall, St Lucy last Sunday. They are Vincentians –  25-year-old Kenrick Kevin John and 32-year-old Keron Andre Walters and Barbadian 36-year-old Delon Colvelle Asgill of 14th Avenue, West Terrrace, […]

Police probe schoolgirl’s hair being set on fire

Police probe schoolgirl’s hair being set on fire

Police are investigating a video circulating on social media showing a schoolgirl’s hair being set on fire. According to preliminary investigations, the 15-year-old school girl was at a bus stop in Horse Hill, St Joseph with several school mates when her hair was set on fire while she was focusing on her cell phone. The […]

Five men remanded on theft charges

Five men remanded on theft charges

Five men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds on a string of theft charges after appearing before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court today. They are 50-year-old Denis Rodney Beckles of #37 Golden Rock, Pine, St Michael charged with four counts of theft and one count of handling stolen property; […]

NUPW to launch two-day strike tomorrow

NUPW to launch two-day strike tomorrow

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has ordered its members to stay away from work on Thursday and Friday. The planned two-day national shutdown follows a breakdown in pay negotiations between the island’s largest public sector union and Government. As a result, the NUPW announced today that it would be calling out its members for […]