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    January 19

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Bail restrictions for murder, firearm offences coming

02 April 2019

No individual before the courts for murder, or a firearms offence punishable by at least ten years in prison, will be considered for bail within two years after they were charged – except in special circumstances. Read More


Gun amnesty set for next week

02 April 2019

Government is introducing a one week gun amnesty from April 7 as the authorities seek to get firearms off the streets. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Dale Marshall announced that members of the public would have until midnight on April 13 to turn... Read More


UPP elects new leader

28 March 2019

Everton “Heru” Holligan is the new chairman of the United Progressive Party. The party held elections after Lynette Eastmond resigned as the former chairperson. Read More


Eastmond steps down as UPP chair

27 March 2019

Three years in, the United Progressive Party (UPP) will have a new leader later this week. Founder and first-time chairman, attorney Lynette Eastmond, has stepped down. Eastmond confirmed yesterday she would not be offering herself for re-election when members... Read More


BWA to help in water-saving drive

26 March 2019

Householders will soon be getting help from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to save money through special interest-free loans to have water-saving devices installed. Read More


Working to change blacklist status

25 March 2019

Barbados is hopeful that it will be removed from the Organisation For Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) blacklist as a tax haven. On Wednesday Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley shared part of the correspondence between the island and the... Read More


Suggestions for cruise tourism

24 March 2019

Disney World Caribbean, a monorail, zip lines, revamping Farley Hill and Graeme Hall and a greater focus on cruise tourism are all a part of the Opposition Leader’s suggestions for improving Barbados’ tourism offering. Read More


‘Budget had nothing for poor’

23 March 2019

Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn believes that Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s 2019 budget was not one for the poor people. He was speaking to THE NATION shortly after Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joe Atherley began his reply. Read More


Butch: Not asking for more

23 March 2019

Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), Gordon “Butch” Stewart, is disappointed about the uncertain future of his multimillion-dollar Beaches investment at Heywoods, St Peter. Read More


Atherley wants to know if casino gambling is coming

21 March 2019

If Leader of the Opposition, Bishop Joseph Atherley was a betting man, he would stake his money on Government wanting to introduce casino gambling to Barbados. Read More


Atherley: What about Hilton?

21 March 2019

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley wants to know Government’s position as it relates to the Hilton Hotel. Atherley, in his Budget Reply in the House of Assembly today, said while members of the Government would not be selling the hotel, located at Needham’s... Read More


Mia: Stay the course

21 March 2019

Warning that fixing Barbados would not be a sprint, Prime Minister Mia Mottley last night delivered a marathon Budget Speech offering tax relief and policies intended to kick-start the economy. Read More


Atherley shares first impression of budget

20 March 2019

A budget that was overly long, lacked details and was not satisfying. That’s Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley’s impression of Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s five-and-a-half-hour Budget today. Read More


Bus fares going to $3.50

20 March 2019

Prime Minister Mia Mottley tonight announced that bus fares will be moving from $2 to $3.50. Read More


Paternity leave on the cards 

20 March 2019

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has promised there will be paternity leave in Barbados “by this time next year”. Read More


Push for healthier options on menus

20 March 2019

There is an appeal to Barbadians to change their diets and lifestyles. That is the challenge from Prime Minister Mia Mottley during her Budget Address in the House of Assembly today. Read More


Liat still restructuring 

20 March 2019

The restructuring of LIAT is continuing, says Prime Minister Mia Mottley. In her Budget presentation today in the House of Assembly, Mottley said they were making some progress in this exercise. Read More


No more ‘sweet deals’

20 March 2019

Sweet deals have come to an end. This is the promise of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley who said Government was in the process of renegotiating public contracts which she described as expensive and untendered. Read More


Barbados dollar safe 

20 March 2019

Over the past ten months, the Government has pulled the Barbados dollar to safety. Read More


Mottley: Growth needed to turn around economy

20 March 2019

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has stressed that Government cannot transform Barbados’ economy until there is growth. Read More


Three get UPP nod for next election

15 March 2019

Former United Progressive Party (UPP) campaign manager Ambrose Grosvenor is among three candidates the party has named for the next general election. Read More


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