Fixing the NIF - financial experts say penalties, proper asset management needed for insurance scheme
Making the necessary changes to ensure ongoing sustainability of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Jamaica’s version of a state pension will require greater political will in order to achieve more compliance by workers and their bosses,...

How would you advise government to improve the NIS scheme?
How would you advise Gov't to improve the NIS scheme?There have been reports that the National Insurance Scheme seems set to run out of funds and therefore pensioners will be deprived of this economic cover that it now provides. So we called in the...

Justice system broken
Contending that the justice system has “collapsed”, an Opposition legislator is calling for a “radical” revamp in order to make it more efficient. “Our justice system in Barbados has collapsed. We are now putting plasters on a corpse. What is necessary is a complete and radical overhaul of our justice system,” Senator Wilfred Abrahams said […]

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Rape accused gets bail
Dave Anderson Codrington was not required to plead to an indictable offence of raping a woman on July 23. The unemployed man, who resides at Bannister Land, Martindales Road, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Wednesday afternoon. Codrington, 32, was granted $6, 000 bail and ordered to stay away […]

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Bharrat Jagdeo in New York
OPPOSITION Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has recently been in the news for allegedly making racially charged statements to a group of Guyanese in New York. This is not the first time the former president has found himself in hot water for making such statements. Shortly before the last general election, he was reported to have made ...

Bad fire policy arrangements at Drop – in Centre – CoI finds
By Ariana Gordon THE Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the July 8 fire at the Drop-in Centre which claimed the lives of two young brothers has found that there were several systemic problems including “bad policy arrangements” in the event of fires at the facility.Speaking at a post Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday, Minister of ...

Soldier granted bail over stolen cellphone
A TWENTY-FIVE-year-old Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier who allegedly received a stolen cellphone while knowing it was stolen, was on Wednesday brought before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and placed on $10,000 bail.Ashton Cummings, of Lot 156 Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann ...