Early lockdown - State of emergency tightens grip on St James
WESTERN BUREAU:Hopeful that the state of public emergency will ultimately restore law and order, business operators in St James, including the operators of informal street-side stalls, said that they were quite happy to comply with a directive from...

Spanish Town under curfew - St Catherine North leads in murders so far this year
With 12 murders since the start of the year in the St Catherine North police division, on Thursday night, the Government imposed a curfew in the hope of arresting the situation.The curfew covers sections of the Twickenham Park Road in the Jones...

UPDATE: 2nd road fatality for 2018

Barbados has recorded its second road fatality for the year. Dead is 35-year-old Alberto Fabrisco Samuel of Green Hill, St Michael, and formerly of Indian Ground, St Peter. Preliminary investigations revealed that Samuel was the front seat passenger in a motor car being driven by 19-year-old Sara Gibson of Dodds Land, St Philip. While travelling […]


Nurses sticking with CTUSAB in wage negotiation with Gov’t

The Barbados Nurses Association (BNA) is sticking with the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) as civil servants continue their push for increased wages. “The BNA’s position is to continue to sit at the bargaining table under the umbrella body of CTUSAB where they are negotiating for increased salaries and improved working conditions […]


Fruitful talks …GAWU, NAACIE pledge to work with gov’t to fix sugar industry

GOVERNMENT and the sugar unions on Friday agreed to work together to resolve the issues within the industry and President David Granger urged all stakeholders to put aside all prejudices and partisan interests for the national good. President Granger and some senior members of his cabinet, including Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, met the President and

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1600 for full severance

…as House approves $1.9B THE National Assembly on Friday afternoon approved the sum of $1.93B to offset the payment of severance for sugar workers made redundant by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), and the opposition expressed appreciation to the government for the payout in a rare show of bipartisanship in the House. The sum is

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House clears Witness Protection Bill

GUYANA is positioned to join other CARICOM countries in providing a programme to protect witnesses following the passage of the Witness Protection Bill by the National Assembly on Friday evening. The Bill, which was piloted by Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General Basil Williams provides for the establishment of a witness protection programme and

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APOLOGY FOR MURDER
OVERCOME with grief at a murder committed by his brother, Brenton McLean wept as he hugged the murder victim’s son and apologised to him yesterday.

Maria devastates Dominica
GOVERNMENT was yesterday mobilising resources to send relief supplies and manpower to Dominica after Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated that country between Monday night and early yesterday morning.

AG: Judiciary, DPP getting help
ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday said both the Judiciary and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) have been receiving assistance to help improve the criminal justice system.