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Fire officers call in sick at GAIA

Fire officers call in sick at GAIA

Firefighters had to be called in from stations around the country to man the station at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) this morning, after fire officers posted there reportedly called in sick. The last-ditch effort prevented any disruptions and ensured the smooth flow of air traffic throughout the day, official sources said. According to the […]

Mia’s vow

Mia’s vow

A Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government would do anything that is “legal and moral” to drag the struggling economy from the brink, BLP leader Mia Mottley has vowed. Mottley did not say if this included an arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), although the BLP has said in the past it would consider a […]

Cutlass attack

Cutlass attack

A feud that began two weeks ago between two fourth form male students of Ellerslie Secondary School escalated into a bloody, butchery affair today, with a 17-year-old student losing a finger, another partially severed, and several chop wounds to his right hand. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention. Barbados TODAY […]

Richards pleads guilty to drug charge

Richards pleads guilty to drug charge

A 30-year-old man has one month to pay the court a $750 fine if he wants to avoid spending time at Dodds prison. When Andre Isiah Richards, of Jordans Land, St George, appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch he pleaded guilty to having 14 grammes of cannabis in his possession on November 20. The illegal […]

Cheltenham held

Cheltenham held

A 33-year-old labourer, who allegedly escaped police custody, has been remanded to Dodds. Romel Rico Cheltenham, of Stadium Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, was not required to plead to the indictable offence that having been arrested for burglary on November 16, he escaped District ‘A’ Police Station with the use of force. He is further […]

Parris out on $9,000 bail

Parris out on $9,000 bail

A 25-year-old farmer was released on $9,000 bail after appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on a drug related charge. Tramaine Javon Parris, of Parks Road, St Joseph, pleaded guilty to possessing one gramme of cocaine, which was found in his possession on November 20. However, he pleaded not guilty […]

Minimum wages board by next year

Minimum wages board by next year

Daycare workers, as well as security officers, top the list of local employees likely to benefit from the establishment of the long-awaited minimum wages board next year. Acting Chief Labour Officer Victor Felix told reporters today that it was now “up to Government to put the mechanism in motion” for the establishment of the board […]

High hopes

High hopes

Government is projecting savings of over $3 billion over the next two decades under the new Barbados National Energy Policy 2017–2037. The use of consumption fuel by vehicles is also to be slashed by about half from 11,000 barrels per day to 5,400 barrels per day, with the country scheduled to realize a 75 per […]

Labour department warns of ‘modern day slavery’

Labour department warns of ‘modern day slavery’

The Labour Department will not tolerate any practices that do not conform to this island’s labour laws, Acting Chief Labour Officer Victor Felix has warned. Addressing the opening of a one-day labour management relations seminar at the department’s Warrens Office Complex on Wednesday, Felix encouraged labour officials to report any suspected cases of forced labour, […]