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  1. Barbados rejects US money laundering report

    Misleading! That’s how Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite  has described Barbados’ listing by the United States State Department as a major money laundering country, based on 2016 reporting. In fact, in a statement released today by the Barbados Government Information Service, the Office of the Attorney General said while the report cited a number of generic methods […]
  2. Hyatt case pushed back until May 9

    It is back to court on May 9 for attorney-at-law David Comissiong, legal representatives for Government and the developers of the now stalled Hyatt Centric Project. This morning the controversial project was hit by another legal snag, as a decision was made in the High Court to delay consideration of a crippling interim order filed by […]
  3. Local mermaid craze

    Shona Catlin was a stay at home mother of two until a mermaid-themed birthday party she threw for her oldest daughter, Kayla, provided her with the perfect entrepreneurial opportunity. Catlin, the owner of Mermaid Barbados and a professional mermaid swimming instructor, sat down with Barbados TODAY after one of her Saturday classes to explain how […]
  4. Leadership change needed – Blanchard

    A former Cable & Wireless chief executive is challenging political and business leaders here to motivate the country in order to rescue the ailing economy. Ian Blanchard, now chief executive officer of the Caribbean Institute of Leadership and Coaching, today said results are best obtained when people are motivated and passionate about what they do. […]
  5. Proposals too piecemeal

    Proposals put forward by the Foreign Exchange Working Group of the Social Partnerships to help the Freundel Stuart administration shore up the dwindling foreign exchange reserves have been dismissed as “piecemeal” by one of the island’s leading economists. The recommendations currently before Government for consideration include a hike in cruise visitor head taxes and airport […]
  6. NUPW left out of economic consultations

    The island’s largest public sector union Monday accused Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of treating it with “scant respect”. The charge was levelled by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in a statement issued to Barbados TODAY, after it was left out of tripartite economic consultations last week. In fact, the union said it was only […]
  7. Economic burn

    Time will tell who is wrong and who is right! This was the terse response issued by outspoken Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick today in response to the latest economic action plan, which is currently under active consideration by the Freundel Stuart Government. The new plan, which includes proposals for dealing with the island’s […]
  8. Too lewd

    Local entertainment promoter FAS Promotions is being accused of promoting prostitution through song during last night’s Digicel Barbados Reggae Beach Party, a charge the company denied. A self-proclaimed prostitute known only as Natalie performed the now popular song Dirty Harry with singers SK and Pummydoo during the early hours of the show. The song, which […]
  9. Sealy still banking on hotel jobs

    When major hotel projects in the pipeline eventually come on stream, as many as 14,000 jobs could be created, driving the level of unemployment back down into single digits.     In addition, policymakers believe the room stock should reach 9,000 to 10,000 to accommodate the increasing numbers of visitors coming to Barbados. Minister of […]
  10. Teachers commission must not be ‘election talk’ – BSTU

    President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is charging that the promised establishment of the long awaited Teachers Service Commission could be little more than “election talk” by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. Speaking at yesterday’s church service at Bethesda Tabernacle in Vauxhall, Christ Church to mark the 62nd anniversary of the establishment […]