Active season - Agencies forecast heavy rains, flooding
Roseau, Dominica:The 2016 hurricane season is expected to be very active, with a forecast of increased rainfall and more flash flooding over the next six months.Based on data and predictions from several world-leading weather agencies, it is...

Low-income earners could pay $8,800 monthly for mortgage
Come July 1 when the new policy announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness takes effect at the National Housing Trust (NHT), scores of contributors who own land are expected to converge on the housing entity to engage the Trust as they seek to...

The Meteor again comes a-docking
For the fourth time, Barbados recently welcomed the Meteor to its shores –– the German research vessel, that is. The ship, which has a maximum space for 34 crew members and up to 30 scientists on board at any one time, docked at the Bridgetown Port on Saturday, May 21, departing the island on Wednesday, […]

Time to stop culture of mediocrity
Optimism for an improved Barbados may be found in the lyrics of the Barbados National Anthem. There is the affirmation and conviction that “we write our names on history’s page, with expectations great”. There is ample gravitas serving as reinforcement for the image of Barbadian character, and for lifting the profile of Barbados’ national identity. […]

PPP continues pressure for Surujbally’s resignation
By Derwayne Wills CONTINUING its pressure campaign for the removal of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr Steve Surujbally, members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) including its General Secretary Clement Rohee staged a protest outside the GECOM headquarters on Tuesday. “This is an ongoing campaign that we have mounted,” Rohee told this ...

Jubilee 50/50 payment plan extended
The Ministry of Communities, through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has extended the deadline to complete payment under the Jubilee 50/50 Payment Plan to Thursday, June 2, 2016. According to a release from the Office of the Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Adams-Patterson, the extension is applicable to those persons who, ...

Woman jumps off Mackenzie/Wismar Bridge in apparent suicide
A so far unidentified woman jumped to her death early Tuesday morning off the Mackenzie/Wismar Bridge. Reports reaching the Guyana Chronicle revealed that the incident occurred at approximately 7:30 hrs and was witnessed by officers at the Bridge. A search team is still trying to locate the woman’s body. A security officer attached to the ...