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..

Debt restructuring ‘must be coupled with economic growth’

An Opposition senator has suggested Government address economic growth in order to reap higher gains from debt restructuring or the economy may end up worse off than before. Senator Crystal Drakes made the call as the Upper Chamber debated the bill to appmore..

BWU gives CBC tongue-lashing

The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been chided in the Senate by the union boss representing its workers for not communicating internally with its employees. The criticism of the state broadcaster came from Senator Toni Moore, the general secmore..

Govt $300m payout ‘for growth’

Government has paid out close to $300 million in debt for the financial year so far, stimulating much-needed economic activity, Minister of Economic Affairs and Investment Marsha Caddle has claimed. During debate Tuesday in the House of Assembly on a billmore..

Call in the soldiers, says parent

A concerned parent is expressing serious reservations about the safety of her daughter and niece who are both students of the Frederick Smith Secondary School. One of the children was close to the scene where 16-year-old Temario Holder was murdered by anomore..

Minister blasts blacklisting agencies

A minister has taken to task foreign agencies that blacklist and impose sanctions on Barbados and other Caribbean countries. Minister of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey described the action by unnamed organisations as unconscionable in themore..

‘Enlist more social workers, psychologists’

Dozens of qualified but out-of-work social workers and psychologists must be called into action to tackle child violence, child rights activist Faith Marshall-Harris has suggested. In the aftermath of last Friday’s fatal school stabbing, Marshall-Harris, more..

African drum . . . Barbados to establish diplomatic missions in Ghana, Kenya

After more than half a century as an independent nation, Barbados is moving to establish permanent diplomatic missions for the first time on the continent from which most of its citizens descended, the Government revealed Tuesday. Yet, as Minister in the more..