'Stop blaming the Chinese!' - Samuda says 'terrible' fiscal policies drove Jamaica in partnerships
Decades of terrible fiscal policies, which have pushed Jamaica’s debt burden to unbearable levels, have forced the country to seek alternative assistance, and set the platform for nations like China to partner with the island for mutual benefit, Senator Matthew Samuda has said...

Unfit for marriage - Court quashes union between mentally ill man and his caregiver
A High Court judge has quashed the three-year marriage between an elderly man with a history of mental disorders and the woman employed as his caregiver and ordered her...

Barbados signs agreement with Caribbean Export
Barbados has signed on to a Host Country Agreement with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) to receive support for private sector development. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean and Executive Director of Caribbean Export Pamela Coke-Hamilton recently signed the agreement. Senator McClean said she was very pleased that after […]

Magistrate advises youth against going wrong road
A local magistrate has encouraged Barbadian youth to take advantage of the numerous opportunities being made available to them to be leaders and role models. Magistrate Douglas Frederick gave the advice to the 11- to 16-year-olds who were at the closing ceremony of the Shaping Adolescents to Function in their Environment (SAFE) Zone summer programme […]

Weapons, contraband found at Camp Street Prison

A search of the Camp Street Prison uncovered contraband Tuesday morning that included cell phones, cannabis, sim cards, lighters, razor blades and improvised weapons. Prison Director Gladwin Samuels said a joint operation was carried out at the Georgetown prison where the entire brick prison was searched. He noted that continuous searches will be done in

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Dawn Hasting-Williams to be appointed Minister of Public Affairs

Minister in the Ministry of Communities, Dawn Hasting-Williams will officially be officially appointed Minister of Public Affairs within the Ministry of the Presidency this month end, President David Granger confirmed Wednesday morning. “It was a question of my own judgment and I have to continuously evaluate the workload of every Ministry… It’s a continuous process

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Questions abound

–over escape of occupants from mystery plane –gov’t concerned, promises full probe NUMEROUS questions are being raised over the police’s account that the occupants of an aircraft that landed on an illegal airstrip in the Rupununi on Sunday escaped, even as government promises a full investigation and expresses concerns over the incident. Top security sources

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PORT CEO SUSPENDED
THE Port Authority has suspended chief executive officer and general manager Leon Grant, even as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday appointed businessman Christian Mouttet as the sole investigator of the procurement of two vessels for the Tobago seabridge from Canadian operator Bridgeman’s Services Group (BSG).

Five students get Cuban medical scholarships
FIVE STUDENTS, who have applied to study in the field of medicine and health technology, have been awarded Cuban scholarships to pursue their studies for the next five to seven years.

Young defends ferry investigator
ACTING Attorney General Stuart Young yesterday defended the choice of former TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce president Christian Mouttet as sole investigator into the procurement of the Ocean Flower II and the Cabo Star for the domestic seabridge. Mouttet’s appointment was announced in a statement issued yesterday by the Office of the Prime Minister. In a signed letter to Mouttet, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley told Mouttet he would be supported by the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs. Mouttet is expected to submit his report to Rowley within 30 days.