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Silly solutions!

Silly solutions!

Non-partisan professionals have a duty to publicly call out politicians who make outlandish promises to hoodwink the voting public, a spokesman for the United Progressive Party (UPP) is contending. While making direct reference to a promise made last Saturday by fellow fringe political party Solutions Barbados to forgive 100 per cent of debt to Government, […]

It’s a joke!

It’s a joke!

He has been very critical in the past of statements made by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Senator Jepter Ince. But after hearing the lavish manifesto promises of 100 per cent debt relief and significant tax repeal made last weekend by the Grenville Phillips-led Solutions Barbados, former Prime Minister Owen Arthur said tongue […]

Senator appeals for tougher stance on motorbikes

Senator appeals for tougher stance on motorbikes

Government’s sweeping amendments to the Road Traffic Act came in for praise from independent Senator Carol Lady Haynes in the Senate today. However, Lady Haynes, a longstanding medical doctor and rights advocate, acknowledged some shortcomings in the bill while suggesting that it “would be a pity” if it were passed without some adjustments. “I could […]

Not foolproof

Not foolproof

An independent senator has issued an early warning about breathalyzer testing, cautioning that it was not completely reliable and that law courts have had reason to throw out such results in some jurisdictions. During his contribution to debate on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 in the Upper Chamber, Sir Henry Fraser, a medical doctor […]

Potholes a test from God, says Ince

Potholes a test from God, says Ince

A Government Senator today suggested that the vexing problem of potholes was a test from God, while challenging Barbadians to resist the temptation to complain. Senator Jepter Ince, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, made the comments in the Upper House today during debate on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017. Ince said […]

Nelson statue defaced

Nelson statue defaced

One of the most controversial relics of this island’s colonial past has been defaced. This morning, City commuters were surprised to see the statue of British admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, which was erected in 1813, covered in yellow spray paint and other graffiti. The statue, which is strategically located at the centre of Bridgetown, has […]

Kendal Hill proprietor shot

Kendal Hill proprietor shot

A 62-year-old businessman is nursing a gunshot injury to his right shoulder following a shooting incident early this morning at Kendal Hill, Christ Church. The victim, Coaston Payne, is the proprietor of a small retail shop which is attached to his Kendal Hill dwelling. Police say sometime after 4 a.m. Wednesday, he encountered an unknown […]

Mottley under fire again from Lowe over LEC

Mottley under fire again from Lowe over LEC

Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe is not prepared to let Opposition Leader Mia Mottley rest until she produces her Legal Education Certificate (LEC) which he insists is required of attorneys to practise in Barbados. And today in the House of Assembly, Lowe, the Member of Parliament for Christ Church East, peppered Mottley with […]

Go back to the drawing board, says Mottley

Go back to the drawing board, says Mottley

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has called on Government to go back to the drawing board with its Protection of Agricultural Products and Livestock Bill, 2017. While saying she was in agreement with some aspects of the new legislation, Mottley said there was need for Government to re-examine some “archaic” clauses that may serve to hamper […]