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Grant: Don’t blame Jones

Grant: Don’t blame Jones

A candidate for the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has rushed to the defence of Minister of Education Ronald Jones, who has come under fire from the teachers’ unions following a cutlass attack at the Ellerslie Secondary School this week that resulted in a 17-year-old student losing a finger, coming close to losing a second, […]

Ignorant talk

Ignorant talk

Former University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Dr George Belle has described as “profound ignorance”, criticisms by Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate Verla De Peiza of the quality of education at the regional institution. De Peiza, who will challenge Dr William Duguid of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) for the Christ Church West […]

‘Lying Bees’

‘Lying Bees’

Outspoken Government minister Donville Inniss says he is not about to dismiss the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) report. At the same time, he has taken strong offence to the position taken by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in response to the November 22 Article IV Consultation report, complaining that in one breath the […]

Man accused of stealing two cellular phones

Man accused of stealing two cellular phones

A 28-year-old driver, who appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on a charge of theft, has been released on $3,000 bail. Kelly Emmerand Stephens, of No. 50 Harmony Hall, Christ Church, is accused of stealing two cellular phones worth $3,300 and a $30 phone case belonging to Diana Bailey on March 27. With no […]

‘Worker’ admits to stealing on the job

‘Worker’ admits to stealing on the job

A 27-year-old man, who appeared in a Bridgetown court for the first time, has to complete 150 hours of community service if he wants to keep his criminal record clean. Wayde Nickolai Chavelt Nicholas, of 4th Avenue, Alleyne’s Land, Bush Hall, St Michael, pleaded guilty to stealing $1,900 belonging to Andre Seale on September 27. […]

All hail!

All hail!

The late Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands was today hailed as one of this country’s great and outstanding sons of the soil. In his tribute to Sir Clifford, who was admitted to the bar in 1984, Acting Attorney General Michael Lashley listed the former Governor General among the many outstanding Barbadians and legal luminaries who had […]

Take weather warnings seriously, Met official tells hoteliers

Take weather warnings seriously, Met official tells hoteliers

A senior meteorological official is cautioning hotels that they ignore marine weather warnings to their peril. Acting Deputy Director of the Barbados Meteorological Services Clairmont Williams told a disaster management seminar organized by the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) at the Savannah Hotel in Hastings, Christ Church that it was critical to take these […]

De Announcer wants CBC to go 100 per cent Bajan

De Announcer wants CBC to go 100 per cent Bajan

Radio personality Ronald Clarke wants the competition to dedicate one of its three radio stations to all-local programming, and believes Prime Minister Freundel Stuart can make it happen in a hurry. Clarke, who works for the private media entity Starcom Network, and performs on stage as calypsonian De Announcer, said it was unacceptable that the […]

Take heed

Take heed

The country’s trade union leaders are being advised by one of their own to let the voices of their members be heard or risk internal chaos. President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd made reference to recent upheavals in its sister union, the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), to press home the […]