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At a loss

At a loss

A private, yet highly disturbing family feud is now being played in the open as the mother of late police constable Wallace Hayden Odain Greenidge of Four Hill, Indian Ground, St Peter goes public with her dismay at being left out of the planning for her son’s funeral. Beulah Greenidge has left little doubt about […]

BLP promises to right White Hill wrong

BLP promises to right White Hill wrong

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has given the strongest indication yet that it plans to move the people of White Hill, St Andrew, and it was willing to get involved in a battle over land in St James in order to achieve this. The party’s chairman and Member of Parliament for St Andrew George Payne […]

No quick fix to sewage problem, warns Estwick

No quick fix to sewage problem, warns Estwick

Barbadians and visitors alike are being warned that they may have to stomach the recurring sewage stench along the south coast for a while longer. Minister of Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick issued the warning yesterday in response to persistent complaints from residents and business operators in the area that the sporadic problem of […]

Maloney lands major Dominica contract

Maloney lands major Dominica contract

Local precast and construction firm Preconco Limited has been awarded a major contract by the government of Dominica to assist in the housing reconstruction effort in that storm-battered Eastern Caribbean island. The development comes two months after category five Hurricane Maria bore down on Roseau, leaving behind a mountain of devastation, including significant damage and […]

Colombia and UAE support regional disaster relief efforts

Colombia and UAE support regional disaster relief efforts

In the wake of one of the more devastating Atlantic hurricane seasons in recent years, at least two of this region’s first response agencies have been guaranteed new financial support. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean made the revelation in the Senate on Wednesday as she spoke on a resolution to […]

Dumping ground

Dumping ground

A Government legislator has called for more careful development of this island’s west coast. Speaking in the Upper House during debate on a resolution to abandon the compulsory acquisition of land at Weston, St James, Senator Harry Husbands also complained of poor maintenance of watercourses, along the so called “platinum coast”. “Every year it was […]

New online food market launched

New online food market launched

A new agricultural trading platform was launched here this week by the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), with Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick suggesting that it had the potential to transform the local sector. Known as the BADMC’s Crop Value Chain Services, the technological platform seeks to bring together  buyers and sellers […]

BLP ready to take the steering wheel

BLP ready to take the steering wheel

The Freundel Stuart-led Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government is currently on a road to nowhere and the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) assessment of the island’s economic situation has confirmed this, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has said. In fact, two BLP economists have cried shame on the DLP administration for its handling of […]

NSRL grief

NSRL grief

A mere month after Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler publicly boasted of the performance of the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), it seems the dreaded NSRL is not meeting its revenue targets. It was back in October that Sinckler revealed in Parliament that the NSRL, which was increased from two to ten per cent […]