BCCI taking note after PUMA ruling

The local business community is planning to intensify its educational programme on intellectual property (IP), in the wake of the conviction this week of a Bridgetown businessman for selling fake PUMA products. In a landmark decision, Director of Ouch Boutique Grenville Ricardo Delpeache was found guilty of selling counterfeit products from Rihanna’s PUMA line and […]

Sell out!

One of the island’s most controversial trade unionists has led a blistering attack on the umbrella body of the trade union movement, suggesting it was no more than a stooge of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), established to do the party’s bidding. Otherwise, said Caswell Franklyn, the outspoken general secretary of the Unity Workers’ Union […]

NUPW council votes to remain in CTUSAB

The general council of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has voted to remain in the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), amid a clear split among members over the decision to hold the vote in the first place. NUPW General Secretary Roslyn Smith told Barbados TODAY a motion to […]

Nothing unsual about GG order, says BDF

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) said today that recent directions issued by the Governor General for the military to work with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) were neither new nor unusual. Chief of Staff Colonel Glyne Grannum said such directions to provide military assistance to the civil power and authorities, have been issued by the […]

Still no clue to missing son’s whereabouts

Two weeks after the sudden disappearance of her son, Sharon Callender is still hoping and praying for closure. “In the name of God, I believe they will find my son. In the name of God above, I’m handing it all to Jesus and I know he will be found,” she said today of 20-year-old Daquan […]

Lee dismisses new transport solution as election gimmickry

The recently announced plan by Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to use coaches to transport school children is nothing more than an ill-conceived election gimmick, according to President of the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) Morris Lee. In fact, Lee said any such plan announced at this stage to fix the myriad […]

No consensus!

The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has not endorsed the much-touted Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan 2018 (BSRP). General Secretary Toni Moore broke her silence today on the new economic strategy laid in Parliament by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler earlier this month ahead of last week’s debate on the Estimates of Expenditure and Revenue. In a […]

Full of promise

He has been here for little over two months, but already Argentina’s new ambassador to Barbados Gustavo Martinez Pandiani is confidently proclaiming the island as his home away from home. “I really feel at home here. I have been here for a little less than two months, but I truly feel as if I’m in […]

Schoolboys released on bail

Two 15-year-old boys, who were remanded to the Government Industrial School over their alleged involvement in a violent altercation at St Leonard’s Boys’ School on February 12, were released on bail today. The minors were granted $2,000 each when they appeared with their attorney, Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon. The […]

Walter Sisulu – nationalist and freedom fighter

The name Nelson Mandela is magic in South Africa and around the globe. But another name will be forever associated with Mandela as his mentor and subsequent committed ally in the struggle against and victory over apartheid in South Africa. That man was Walter Ulyate Max Sisulu. Sisulu was born in the village of Qutubeni […]