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 […]

Too many blocks in Govt’s way – Worrell
Government Senator Andre Worrell has charged that development projects conceived under the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) are consistently being “blocked” by people trying to derail the efforts of Government, well-intentioned groups and investors. “It is no secret that there are persons in this country who want to see this DLP Government fail. They wished […]

Government launches probe into Kensington management company
Government has ordered an urgent investigation into the operations of the state-owned Kensington Oval Management Incorporated (KOMI), following startling allegations of mismanagement and abuse at the agency that manages the home of cricket. In an unsigned six-page letter on KOMI’s letterhead, purportedly written by staff, and addressed to Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley, an image […]

Pay talks to resume, amid talk of an NUPW compromise
It’s back to the negotiating table for Government and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) on April 4 for a resumption of pay talks, with the union appearing quite willing to compromise on its demand for a 23 per cent hike for public servants. “I think everybody in Barbados by now knows what the […]

Not right
Communications and entertainment provider Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) is hinting that unless certain “patently unfair” regulations are lifted, it would be forced to give second thoughts to its level of investments here. CWC is contending that outdated laws governing fixed voice – or landline – business place it at a competitive disadvantage. And while […]

Economist prefers hike in water rates
It’s either privatization or an increase in water rates! That was the warning issued last night by economist Jeremy Stephen during a University of the West Indies-sponsored panel discussion on The Future Of Water In Barbados in the Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre.     Speaking ahead of today’s observance of World Water Day, Stephen, who […]

Hotel limbo
After receiving the conditional go-ahead last month, the proposed $100 million Hyatt hotel development earmarked for Bay Street, St Michael and on which Government has been banking much economic hope, is now back in limbo. Wednesday, the Supreme Court set aside May 9 as the date for the hearing of a fixed date claim, filed […]

‘Nasty business’
The Court of Appeal today adjourned until May 18 its hearing of an appeal brought by attorney-at-law Ralph Thorne, QC, on behalf of 14 police officers who claim they were bypassed for promotions five years ago within the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF). The adjournment came after a very passionate Thorne apologized to Chief Justice […]

Businessman on money laundering conspiracy charge
A 33-year-old businessman was released on $100,000 bail with two sureties Wednesday after appearing in a Bridgetown Court on a conspiracy charge. Hasan Kareem Catlyn, of Bridge Road, St Michael, was not required to plead to the indictable charge that he conspired with Undwye Jean-Baptiste to commit the offence of money laundering sometime between December 31, […]