Sugar fight - Manufacturers, farmers at loggerheads over tax on refined sweetener imports

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie, has vowed that his organisation will resist any attempt to centralise the importation of refined sugar, through the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), which a...more..


Intellectual property war for Fridays At The Devon

The latest kerfuffle in Kingston’s nightlife is a brewing intellectual property war. Fridays At The Devon is a weekly event held at Reggae Mill Bar, which quickly settled into the entertainment calendar as a staple offering for those looking for a...more..


Cornwall College principal assaulted - Mother demands answers on son’s 10-day suspension

WESTERN BUREAU: The principal of Cornwall College was allegedly forced to ditch his jacket yesterday as an irate woman tried to force him to provide an explanation for the suspension of her son. The dispute escalated when the mother got into a...more..


Form Caribbean partnerships to fight economic challenges, region urged

Private sector operators are being urged to do more to help boost the island’s productivity and overall competitiveness while helping to fight corruption. Executive Director of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Misha Loban-Clarke issuedmore..


Poor people suffering

Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has accused Government of neglecting what he describes as the many “casualties” of the BERT programme. The trade unionist, who was speaking in the Upper House during the Debt Holder (Approval of Debt Restructuring Amendmore..


Debt deal ‘will save billions’

Barbados is expected to save over $2 billion a year over the next four years with its new debt restructuring programme for external creditors, the Senate was told today. Acting Leader of Government Business in the Senate Senator Kay McConney revealed thismore..


Government and teachers’ union sign agreement for salary increases

“The collective labour agreement which covers the period 2020-2022, was signed today, Wednesday, 13 November, by representatives of Government’s Negotiating Team (GNT) and the GUT.”more..


PWU is not legally authorised to be represented on TAMCC Council

The TA Marryshow Community College Act which was approved in 1996 and had some amendments in 2009, only provides for two representatives from the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT).more..


Government awaits plan to resolve TAMCC industrial impasse

Tuesday’s meeting was to come up with a plan for submission to government by identifying the possible resolution to the ongoing industrial impasse.more..