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More help for small business sector

More help for small business sector


Government will be providing more assistance for Barbados’ smallest businesses next financial year after a period of struggle for them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Kerrie Symmonds outlined t...

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AG: New agency needed to tackle corruption issues

AG: New agency needed to tackle corruption issues


The House is debating the Anti-Corruption and Anti-Terrorism Agency Bill 2020 which is part of a suite of proposed legislation to deal with corruption. Attorney General Dale Marshal said it was necessary to have a dedicated agency completely free ...

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Call for Govt to keep close eye on service providers

Call for Govt to keep close eye on service providers


The matter of fees being charged by some financial institutions for services was in the spotlight on Wednesday as an Independent and a Government senator called for strict regulation of service providers, when the Senate debated the National Payments...

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Senator backs new Barbados ID card

Senator backs new Barbados ID card


Non-nationals will go to lengths to get a Barbados National Identification card or a Barbados Passport. So said Senator Rudolph Greenidge during debate in the Senate on the Barbados Identity Management Bill 2021 where the focus was on the issuance...

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Franklyn: I won’t accept disrespect

Franklyn: I won’t accept disrespect


Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn yesterday absented himself from the first sitting of the Senate for 2021, as he complained about the timeliness of submission of information to senators pertaining to the bills set down for debate. The outspoken...

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De Peiza: Bring back alphabet shopping

De Peiza: Bring back alphabet shopping


President of the Democratic Labour Party Verla De Peiza offered condolences to the families and friends of the nine-year-old girl and the nursing assistant who recently passed away. In a statement, she also addressed the concerns of those in the m...

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AG to address nation

AG to address nation


Attorney General Dale Marshall will headline Saturday’s COVID-19 press conference. Also scheduled to speak are Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Jerome Walcott and consultant psychiatrist, Dr Joy Sue. The press conference will be streamed live fro...

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House-to-house testing during lockdown

House-to-house testing during lockdown


During the lockdown period, Ministry of Health personnel will be going from house to house to test Barbadians using the rapid antigen test for COVID-19. With three recent deaths of elderly Barbadians and confirmation of community spread of the vir...

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DLP happy with ‘reset’

DLP happy with ‘reset’


President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla De Peiza, expressed relief that the Government of Barbados is taking measures to put the brakes on some activity to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. De Peiza issued a statement on Wednesd...

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Virtual Dems celebration

Virtual Dems celebration


The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) celebrations to commemorate the birth of party founder and father of the country’s Independence, Errol Barrow, will be strictly a virtual affair. The change is in keeping with Barbados’ grappling with the COVID-19...