Less than a week after the announcement that Queen’s Counsel and King’s Counsel designations would be scrapped and replaced with Senior Counsel, a proposal has been made that six attorneys, including Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams and two sitting parliamentarians, should be granted the title. Member of Parliament for St James North Edmund Hinkson […]
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With Government looking to divest the sugar industry, it appears that its assets were not attractive enough to generate interest from private cane farmers. Chairman of the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL) Mark Sealy told Barbados TODAY that his organisation did not submit any proposals to the Government to take over operations from the Barbados […]
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A labour law expert is warning employees that if they do not promptly challenge changes to terms and conditions of their employment, they could be stuck with them. However, according to Regional Head of Employment and Labour with Dentons, Michael Koeiman, workers do have protection from arbitrary changes to their contracts. Speaking on Wednesday during […]
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Former Barbados Light & Power Company (BLPC) employee Jepter Lorde will not get back his job but the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) has ordered that he be paid just over $68 000 by next month for unfair dismissal. The amount represents just over half of the $120 913.53 his lawyer Nailah Robinson was seeking, but […]
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Rape accused parliamentarian Neil Rowe is now set to face a judge and jury. On Thursday, Magistrate Deidre McKenna committed the accused, in the presence of his attorneys, to stand trial before the High Court on the charge that he had sexual intercourse with a woman on September 18, 2022, without her consent or was […]
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The Barbados Sustainable Energy Co-operative Society Limited (Co-op Energy) has revealed that it has international financial backing to redirect the island’s sugar industry to renewable energy production, as it hit back at critics who have suggested that the plan is not on solid ground. Clearing the air on where the proposed $100 million investment would […]
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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) will announce the 2023 Barbados Scholarship and Exhibition winners, tomorrow, Thursday, September 7, at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College Auditorium, Pine Hill., St. Michael, at 8:30 a.m. Minister Kay McConney will make the announcements. The recipient of the METVT’s first Errol Barrow Scholarship will also be […]
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Going to the supermarket is no longer a fun, social outing for the family. It was traditionally the place where the children tag along and are enlightened about the products purchased for the household each week or month, the brands, prices, and how we determine what goes into the grocery basket and what is left […]
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Small Business Week 2023 is almost here! From September 24-30, 2023, the Small Business Association of Barbados’ (SBA) signature event will be held, with the support and appreciation of the SBA’s many stakeholders. The events planned will impact the national conversation around the role of the micro, small and medium enterprise sector (MSME), on economic […]
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With plans in the works to decorate close to 300 trees to mark the 10th anniversary of the Christmas in the Square project spearheaded by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), corporate Barbados is being urged to support the effort. Following a meeting at State House with the project’s committee members on Tuesday, the coordinator of […]
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