No big deal! - Gov't refuses to roll back taxes; Opposition walks out over 'draconian' measures
There was high drama in Gordon House yesterday before members on the Government side alone passed the 2017-2018 Appropriations Bill or the Budget. The parliamentary opposition triggered a sudden uproar, which was followed by an angry walkout as they...

PNP denies crafting new anti-crime plan
The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is rejecting an assertion from Prime Minister Andrew Holness that a proposed law to give the security forces powers to search places, vehicles, or persons within specific areas without a warrant was...

Successful duathlon at Bushy Park
The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) concluded the first ever BFIT Bushy Park Duathlon on Sunday that consisted of two race categories: road bike (adult and youth, male and female) and mountain bike (adult and youth, male and female). The first time mini duathlon took place at the St Philip racetrack with BFIT hosting […]

Economic reports in
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart now has in hand the reports of the recently established fiscal deficit and foreign reserves working groups, set up to advise him on the way forward for the ailing economy. However, so far officials have been tightlipped on the contents of the two documents, which were hastily produced following a two-week […]

Exxon ups drilling – conducting exploratory operations on new reservoir
-PM, other ministers get tour PRIME Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, on Wednesday boarded the giant oil rig, Stena Carron, which is conducting exploratory drilling operations on the Snoek well, a new reservoir within the Stabroek Block 130 miles off the Atlantic sea-coast of Guyana. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Vice-President, Sydney Allicock; Minister within the

Georgetown back to normal …as SCS receives suspension order
THE Mayor and City Council, through Town Clerk, Royston King, has officially informed Smart City Solutions (SCS) about government’s suspension of the by-laws governing the meter parking system. Cabinet on Tuesday night instructed Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, to suspend the by-laws with immediate effect for three months; however despite the suspension SCS still had

Sugar confab opens today —Guyana, other Caricom countries for major talks on sugar industry
AGRICULTURE Minister Noel Holder will be heading a delegation to Jamaica, where he is expected to attend a high level Caribbean Sugar Policy Workshop in Kingston, which opens today. The event has been organised jointly by the Sugar Association of the Caribbean, CARICOM and other partners from inside and beyond the region, the Ministry of

MISSING SCHOOLBOY MURDERED
THE search for missing 16-year-old Waterloo Secondary School pupil Jesse Beephan ended mid-morning yesterday when relatives found his body in a drain behind the school’s compound, with multiple head injuries. An autopsy done late yesterday evening at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, confirmed that Beephan was bludgeoned to death.

Missing woman found
A 36-YEAR-OLD Malabar woman who was abducted on Sunday by a man and woman was found in a dazed state wandering along the beach near the Manzanilla Beach Resort yesterday.

Archbishop Harris resigns
HEAD of the local Roman Catholic flock, Archbishop of Port-of-Spain Joseph Harris has resigned by formally submitting a letter to Pope Francis as required by canon law upon reaching age 75. He is now waiting to learn if the Pope will accept his resignation or defer it and so extend his appointment.