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February 14, 2017

PM Stuart Against Privatization of Transport Board

Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, says privatizing the Transport Board is not the answer to the statutory corporation's problems, during an address to his constituency branch meeting, Mr. Stuart indicated that such a move will not be in the best interest of the public.
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February 14, 2017

Police Investigating Visitors’ Claims

The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force has ordered an internal investigation into allegations of "complete indifference" made against officers, by a British visitor.
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February 14, 2017

Persaud: I Would Resign!

Economist, Professor Avinash Persaud, says he would resign if he were in the position of the current Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell. His comments follow the news that Dr. Worrell went to the High Court on Sunday to get a temporary injunction restraining the Minister of Finance from firing him.
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February 10, 2017

Deltro Group Denies Claims of Unfair Competition

Chief Financial Officer of the Deltro Group, Dean Del Mastro, says the company is not looking to directly compete with...
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February 10, 2017

UPP Says Party Will Be Inclusive

Chairperson of The United Progressive Party, Lynette Eastmond, wants Barbadians to know that the UPP is a party that is one of inclusion and is encouraging Barbadians to join their party.
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February 9, 2017

Fraser: Increase Taxes on Sweet Drinks & Tobacco

Senator Professor Henry Fraser, has proposed that the controversial tax on sweet drinks, should be increased. Speaking in the Senate...
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February 8, 2017

Tourism Minister Responds to Airbnb Complaints

Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy, has responded to comments made by some hoteliers that their bookings have been negatively impacted by the Airbnb phenomenon.
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February 8, 2017

Violent Protests in Dominica

Dominica's Minister for Justice and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore, has blamed last evening's violent protests on the leadership of the Opposition, United Workers Party.
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February 7, 2017

NUPW Against SSA Privatisation

The National Union of Public Workers is warning government it will have a fight on its hands if tries to privatise the Sanitation Service Authority and advises he Stuart administration not to renew the current arrangement with private waste haulers when the six-month contract expires at the end of March.
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February 7, 2017

Sabotage at Combermere

An estimated 8 hundred and 50 thousand dollars will eventually be spent by the Ministry of Education to rectify the reported environmental issues at the Combermere School.
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February 7, 2017

Increase in Stray Dog Population

Animal Control Officer with the Animal Control Centre, Peter Belgrave, reports a resurgence in Barbados' stray dog problem and says the organisation is intensifying surveillance and response activities to deal with it.
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February 7, 2017

Lowe Happy With Private Waste Hauler Programme

Minister of the Environment and Drainage- Dr. Denis Lowe says he is satisfied with government's collaboration with private waste haulers,...
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