'Heartbroken' - Family, friends of murdered JC schoolboy struggle to cope; peaceful protest set for Monday
When Xavier Francis, father of slain Jamaica College (JC) student Nicholas Francis, gave him the location of his lunch money before he headed off to school on Wednesday morning, he had not even the slightest thought that that would have been the...
Jamaica College mourns - Student's murder baffles parents, teachers, colleagues
Tears flowed as anger filled the atmosphere at Jamaica College (JC) yesterday morning during and after a special devotion session that served to mourn third-form student Nicholas Francis, who was murdered on a Coaster bus less than 24 hours earlier....
Good and bad news
Tuesday’s release of the Central Bank of Barbados’ (CBB) review of Barbados’ economic performance for the first nine months of 2016 left Barbadians with a lot to chew on. The good news is that after years of economic recession or stagnation, the economy is estimated to have grown by 1.3 per cent so far this […]
Of competition and cement
So after a generation or so of price-gouging on the cost of cement, Arawak is now waging “war” with the competition. You have the major foreign shareholder engaging in a war of words via the press as if the Barbadian public must buy cement from them. On the other hand, you have the typical “small […]
House clears $6.8B …for 16 constitutional agencies
AMID a sometimes acrimonious atmosphere, the National Assembly on Thursday evening approved some $6.8B representing the 2017 budget estimates for the 16 constitutional agencies in Guyana.At the level of the Committee of Supply, the Opposition – People’s Progressive Party (PPP) made several attempts to secure clarifications from Minister of Finance Winston Jordan about reductions in
Drama over pools …City Hall removes swimming pools blocking Bel Air parapets
IT was high drama Thursday morning when workers of City Hall attempted to remove several swimming pools that were on display on the parapets in front of at least two lots at Ixora Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown. During the operation ranks of the City Constabulary were forced to brandish their weapons as an employee
GuySuco gets additional $2B
THE National Assembly Thursday evening approved an additional $2B for the cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) which has already received $9B in subventions for the year. The amount was listed on the third supplementary financial paper for the year, and was approved by the Committee of Supply after much debate. In 2015, the corporation had