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BNSI 'not up to scratch'

29 May 2010

THE BARBADOS NATIONAL Standards Institution (BNSI) is not "up to scratch" in terms of its operations.This is why it is seeking to upgrade both its physical plant as well as its organisational structure. Read More

Rent check

29 May 2010

BARBADIANS WHO RENT HOUSES may soon be given legal protection against rent gouging and unfair tactics by landlords. Attorney General Freundel Stuart disclosed that the administration was putting the finishing touches to a bill designed to "even out the relationship... Read More

Bottling standards soon

29 May 2010

STANDARDS ARE ON the way to govern the bottling of water and natural coconut water. This was revealed on Thursday at a seminar on standards in the National Housing Corporation office complex, Warrens, St Michael, attended by local manufacturers. Read More


Holetown ready for rains

29 May 2010

HOLETOWN HAS NOT always been as prone  to flooding as it is today. This is according to  77-year-old Ernest Headley, who has been living in Holetown  for more than 59 years. Read More


'Challenge' to plug leaks

29 May 2010

Even though, as general manager Denis Yearwood stated recently,  the authority is looking  to boost the number  of repair crews, it appears to be a challenge to keep pace with the number  of ruptured mains occurring weekly. Today we bring readers up-to-date on some ... Read More

Over to liquidators

29 May 2010

ST JOHN’S – Attorney General Justin Simon has announced that the government of Antigua & Barbuda has released parcels of lands and properties owned by Allen Stanford into the hands of joint liquidators. Read More


Bjerkhamn back in court

27 May 2010

Johan Bjorn Bjerkhamn was granted additional leave to continue treatment on his injured hand, when he appeared at the Holetown Magistrate Court today. With his hand still in a cast, Bjerkhamn asked Magistrate Ian Weekes for additional leave to return to Miami where... Read More

CLICO withdraws accounts

27 May 2010

CLICO International Life Insurance Limited says it is withdrawing its audited accounts for the 2008 financial year. According to CLICO, the accounts were prepared on the "going concern basis". Read More



27 May 2010

NINETY-YEAR-OLD Joseph Alleyne did a water dance last week when, for the first time in his life, he was able to enjoy running water at his home. From the time he was a child,  Alleyne has been fetching water for personal use from standpipes or from neighbours because... Read More


THURSDAY'S CHILD: Zaire sets sights on golf career

27 May 2010

Zaire Odle, nine, has been named the best golfer in Barbados for his age group and he wishes to pursue a career in that field. This Class 2W, West Terrace Primary School pupil describes himself as a sports lover. "I love sports 100 per cent. I love it that much because... Read More



27 May 2010

AN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE attempt shook the small neighbourhood  of The Woods, The Ivy, St Michael, early yesterday. Read More

Shorter wait at A & E

27 May 2010

WAITING time for non-emergency cases in the Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has been reduced by nearly three hours, says chief executive officer Dexter James. Read More


27 May 2010

Former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons is concerned that crimes associated with drugs, firearms and burgulary continue to pose problems for Barbados. Read More

'Jamaica's violence nurtured'

26 May 2010

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES Principal, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, says what’s happening in Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston, Jamaica,  is a result of the state’s failure. He also said  the current violence had been nurtured. Read More

Faria is dead

26 May 2010

Norman Richard Faria, who passed away yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital following a brief illness, became a household name in recent years as he defended the interests of Guyanese in Barbados. Up to the time of his death, Faria, a Barbadian, was the Honorary... Read More


$5 000 fine for cyclist's death

26 May 2010

THE PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE (PSV) driver, whose 198th conviction led to the death  of an elderly cyclist,  was fined $5 000 for dangerous driving  when he reappeared  in the No. 2 Supreme Court yesterday. Read More

Transport tools to aid shippers

26 May 2010

Barbadian information systems specialist David Weekes recently launched the Pandora Case and Brace Initiative at the Pinelands Creative Workshop headquarters. Read More

Keeping an eye out for Cuba

26 May 2010

BARBADIAN beneficiaries are so impressed with Cuba’s much-talked-about free eye surgery programme that they have decided to help it. Read More

Rapist gets time to find 6th lawyer

26 May 2010

CONVICTED serial rapist Venslow Orlando Small has fired another lawyer – his fifth. Read More


Jones: Govt watching Jamaica

26 May 2010

Government is keeping a close watch on the Jamaica crisis, with  a view to ensuring  the safety of its students at the Mona Campus  of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Read More

Barbados brand 'good for business'

25 May 2010

BARBADOS as a business destination must set itself apart from other countries if it wants  a share of dwindling worldwide investment capital. Read More


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