Stuck with bad EPA

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I wanted to write about Christmas gifts today, but something horrendous happened last week.  So, I must combine both issues. Let me recommend the following types of gifts, each of which cost under BD$100 on Amazon. For anyone in construction, whether carpenter, mason, electrician, plumber, foreman, tiler or other finisher, […]

Judge suggests parties talk

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Go back to the negotiating table and try one more time to work things out. This was the advice of Justice Rajendra Narine, as he deferred judgment today in the most recent attempt by Asha Mrs Ram Mirchandani to get an extension on Government’s compulsory acquisition of her Liquidation Centre […]

Serious health and safety violations at Liquidation Centre

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Liquidation Centre was a vermin-infested former warehouse store that no fewer than four Government agencies have condemned as a fire hazard and a serious threat to human health, Attorney General Dale Marshall said tonight. And Barbados TODAY has seen a report confirming the findings on the former warehouse store of […]

RSS peacekeepers as pre-election unrest builds

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Barbadian troops and police officers under the command of the Regional Security System (RSS) were tonight preparing to be deployed to Dominica to help maintain law and order, as unrest builds in the run-up to Friday’s general election. For a second day, supporters of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) […]

Disabled folk ‘ensuring SDGs meet their needs’

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Barbadians living with disabilities are taking action to ensure that their own needs are met in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), president of the Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) Kerryann Ifill has said. The SDGs commit Barbados and fellow United Nations member states to reducing inequality and promoting the […]

We Gatherin’ turning attention to locals

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With only 29 more days to go before the official start of We Gatherin’ 2020, the organizing committee says response from Barbadians in the Diaspora has been tremendous, and now they are hoping to fuel the same spirit among the local populace. Coordinator of We Gatherin’ 2020 Selma Greene told […]

Child support payments to go high tech

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Government could soon introduce an electronic payment system for child maintenance. This was disclosed by Attorney General Dale Marshall, who said Government was in the process of preparing a Child Justice Act, as it seeks to bring several pieces of legislation up to date. “It should be in Parliament very […]

‘Get smart’ on spending, Govt told

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Government is being warned against sacrificing quality investments for the sake of spending cuts. The latest warning, from an official of the Inter-American Development Bank, comes as economists here voice fears that a sharp drop in public spending caused by the IMF-sanctioned austerity programme, dubbed BERT, could stifle economic growth. […]