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July, 2018


BRA office shuts out customer before 3:30. Claiming they had a hard day

On Monday 30th The BRA office, located in The Pine, refused entry to a customer despite the fact that he had arrived before their stipulated 3:30 deadline. The gentleman pleaded with one of the security officers, explaining that he had visited several departments during that day and would be inconvenienced if he was not allow entry. The officer while confirming that he did encounter him during the day, said that he was acting under instructions not to allow entry to anyone. He asked to speak to a supervisor. One cameRead More

Puff of Colour not moving

Spokesman for the organisers of Puff of Colour Wayne Simmons offered an apology to The Coral Ridge Group and the affected families with loved ones interred in Coral Ridge Cemetery, but he was adamant that they would not be changing the venue for the popular event. While condemning the reckless behavior that occurred, Simmons said the organisers provided adequate security including the services of the Royal Barbados Police Force and private security officers. Simmons assured that the event was incident free and the questionable behaviors occurred after the patrons hadRead More

How Britain turned its back on West Indies great Collis King

England was the scene of Collis King’s greatest moment as a cricketer and, for 44 years, the country he has called home, along with his native Barbados. But King, who helped the West Indies to one of their most famous triumphs – the 1979 World Cup victory at Lord’s – now feels his adopted country is treating him like a “criminal” after being effectively deported on a technicality surrounding a visa application. King is currently stuck in Barbados, separated from his British wife and unable to return to England toRead More


It has to stop! This is Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s clear message about the lawless behaviour and gun violence in society. Ms. Mottley made her thoughts known on Sunday evening when she sat down with veteran journalist David Ellis for a wide-ranging 90-miniute interview. According to her, there is a conversation that she, Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, and the Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, must have with the country. “In order for us to do that [stop gun violence], we have to put inRead More


Members of the public are asked to note that the Registration Department will resume regular service at its temporary location in the Everson Elcock Building, Manor Lodge Complex, Lodge Hill, St. Michael, from Monday, July 16. High Court (civil matters) will also resume on that date. Criminal Courts No. 2 and 5, the Master’s Court, Coroner’s Court and Juvenile Court, will continue operations from the Cane Garden Municipal Complex, Cane Garden, St. Thomas. Persons seeking to have queries addressed may contact the PBX at 535-9700. Alternatively, they may contact theRead More


  Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will deliver the feature address at the opening of a stakeholders’ consultation aimed at reforming and modernising Barbados’ Town and Country Planning Act, on Monday, July 16. The consultation, which comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will bring together public and private planners, developers, investors, architects and others who interact with the planning process. Areas for consideration include the role of the Physical Development Plan; how can the town planning system become more open and transparent; the feasibility of a one-stop shopRead More