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Fugitive link

10 December 2018

BARBADOS HAS BEEN MENTIONED in criminal proceedings involving Malaysian tycoon fugitive Low Taek Jho (aka Jho Low), who has been implicated by the United States Department of Justice in the alleged misappropriation of billions of dollars linked to 1Malaysia Development... Read More


Over 1000 gone so far

10 December 2018

JUST OVER 1 000 civil servants have been severed so far during Government’s retrenchment programme. So said Minister of Labour Colin Jordan, as he spoke on the Voice Of Barbados BrassTacks Sunday call-in programme. Read More


State of fear

09 December 2018

AS THE HEAD OF the largest public sector union raises concerns about the psychological state of civil servants, the island’s Minister of Labour has a word of caution for those accused of “sabotaging” the retrenchment process. Read More


Vending policy approved

09 December 2018

Cabinet has approved the policy on decriminalizing illegal vending.This was revealed by Minister of Small Business Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland, as he spoke to media representatives following the opening of Dollar Smart Discount Store, in St. Patrick’s,... Read More


PM Mottley pays tribute to Andrea Gollop

09 December 2018

Prime Minister Mia Mottley pays tribute to Andrea Gollop. Below is the full text of her statement. Today I learnt with sadness of the passing of a Barbadian, who for generations, symbolised all things authentically Bajan in the performing arts, especially theatre.... Read More


Ailing Eastmond at wit’s end

09 December 2018

It’s no laughing matter for popular comedian Trevor “Dynamite” Eastmond who is recovering from what he said was a couple of failed suicide attempts. Speaking to THE NATION at the Psychiatric Hospital where he has been warded for almost two months, the funnyman was... Read More


BWA staff face lockout

08 December 2018

Staff of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) could be locked out of their Pine, St Michael headquarters. So fearful is management of this occurring that they moved all of the entity’s trucks, tankers and other equipment from the Pine on Friday to ensure they would... Read More


Drug nod

08 December 2018

Barbados is on the verge of having medicinal marijuana added to the formulary of the Barbados Drug Service. Read More


Children’s mental health facility a reality

08 December 2018

Children suffering with mental illnesses now have their own specialised facility. The Thrive Family Centre was officially launched on Saturday on the Psychiatric Hospital grounds. The funding and construction work were provided through the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust... Read More


MISSING: Sade Archibald

08 December 2018

The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. She is 14-year-old Sade Archibald, of Thompson Gap, Spooners Hill, St Michael. Read More


Prison Officers cut ties with CTUSAB

08 December 2018

Senator Caswell Franklyn released a statement earlier today, on behalf of the Prison Officers Association. The following is the text in its entirety. “As the Industrial Relations Consultant to the Prison Officers Association I have been authorised by the Executive... Read More


IMF thumbs up

07 December 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) likes the way the Barbados economy is being fixed, calling it an “excellent start”. But as IMF mission leader Dr Bert van Selm lauded the implementation of this “ambitious and comprehensive economic reform programme”, he urged... Read More


CTUSAB in wait and see mode over member’s arrest

07 December 2018

The charging of the president of the Barbados Prison Officers Association Trevor Browne has been called unprecedented. While saying they would be waiting for the result of the pending court case, the Congress of Trade Unions and Trade Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB)... Read More


Thorne to turn up heat on BWA

07 December 2018

Member of Parliament for Christ Church South Ralph Thorne will be putting pressure on the Barbados Water Authority to quickly rectify the sewage issues affecting Worthing Beach. Read More


Bureau of Gender Affairs to relocate to warrens office complex

07 December 2018

The Bureau of Gender Affairs, currently housed at Baobab Tower, will be closed to the public from Monday, December 10, to Friday, December 14. Read More


IMF applauds BERT

07 December 2018

So far, so good. That, essentially, is the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) verdict on Barbados’ efforts to fix its ailing economy. The commendation came from IMF economist Bert van Selm, who headed a team here to conduct a three-day fact-finding visit to discuss... Read More


Prison officers’ president released on bail 

07 December 2018

Prison officer Trevor Browne has been granted bail on four charges after a morning appearance in the District ‘C’ St Matthias Magistrates' Court. Read More


School term ends next week

07 December 2018

Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week. The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 13, and for teachers Friday, December 14. Read More


Waiver of penalties for late filing of annual returns

07 December 2018

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment has granted an extension of a waiver of the penalties imposed for the late filing of Annual Returns to April 30, 2019. Read More


Love thy neighbour

06 December 2018

As hundreds lose their jobs with Christmas around the corner a priest is telling Barbadians now more than ever is the time to look out for each other. And a human resource expert is advising those who have lost their jobs to watch their spending as the yuletide temptations... Read More


Elderly woman living in squalor

06 December 2018

The community of Warner’s Gap, Britton’s Hill, St Michael is gravely concerned about one of its elderly residents. The woman, 78-year-old Margaret Carter, is living in deplorable conditions and the fear is she may soon die in the dilapidated, partially collapsed... Read More


Do you think that trade unions have done enough to ensure retrenched workers are not disadvantaged?