Tag Archives: dispute

  1. Difficult Conversations: Paying for your house in six years – Part 2 by Grenville Phillips II

    Last week, I described the concept of a couple owning their house in 6 years, without paying more than twice the cost of the property in a 30-year mortgage. This article provides further details. The house should be designed as both a starter and retirement house. This would be a 1,000 sq ft, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, […]

    April 6, 2021BusinessNo comments
  2. Muckracking DR journalist sues former AG and his sister

    Santo Domingan Journalist Marino Zapete sued former Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez and his sister Maybeth Virginia Rodriguez Sanchez. Zapete is suing for damages caused by Maybeth Rodr√≠guez who had sued Zapete for defamation. In the final days of the Medina administration, Rodriguez removed the charges against Zapete. Zapete had aired on TV in the […]

    November 7, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Antigua and Barbuda expresses concern and disappointment over Indian Minister’s mistaken statement

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has expressed its disappointment and concern over a statement reported to have been made by Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of Finance of the Government of India, concerning Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme and Mr. Mehul Choksi. According to the reports by several Indian media outlets, available on […]

    June 12, 2019Breaking News, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Boil water before use, so claims the Bridgetown US Embassy

    The quality of drinking water in the South Coast appears to have been compromised by the ongoing sewerage problem… Well, this is what some American diplomats are suggesting. The United States Embassy issued a health alert warning its citizens not to drink water directly from the taps, but boil it first or use bottled water. […]

    January 29, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments

    Government has taken all the necessary steps to ensure that offshore oil and gas exploration and production activities are carried out with the highest industry standards. Noting that there were significant opportunities ahead, Mr. Brathwaite stressed that with prudent management, national offshore petroleum programmes had the capacity to generate significant investment and revenue for CARICOM. […]

    October 2, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. Antigua & Barbuda Takes its Rejection of tax haven Listing to Capitol Hill

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has written the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Mrs Muriel Brower, and several member of the US congress calling for the removal of Antigua and Barbuda from a list of alleged “tax havens“. Antigua and Barbuda is among 30 countries, including 10 Caribbean […]

    September 8, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. IMPACT Justice: 21 More Community Mediators Certified

    Barbados now has 21 additional certified community mediators. This follows a five-day Community Mediation workshop made possible by the Canadian Government through the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project. The total number of community mediators in Barbados trained under the Project’s Practical Mediation Skills Training course now stands at 43. Professor […]

    August 28, 2015EducationNo comments
  8. “NUPW vs BIDC” by Grenville Phillips II,

    The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has threatened national disruption due to their dispute with the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC). The wisdom of the Proverbs is instructive for those supporting one side of the dispute. “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbour comes and examines him.” (Prov 18:17) […]

    July 9, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  9. CARICOM Summit must dispel confusion over Guyana/Venezuela border dispute

    It has now become absolutely clear that United States-based anti-Venezuela forces are currently using their agents in the Caribbean to try to subvert the growing friendship between the socialist Government of Venezuela and the nation-states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) by deliberately misconstruing the Venezuelan government’s policy and intentions in relation to that country’s one […]

    June 30, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  10. “Guyana and Venezuela: Let the International Court decide” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    It is, to say the least, unfortunate that Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, has allowed domestic pressures to cause him to take the extreme measure of issuing a decree on May 27, creating the “Atlantic coast of Venezuela” that includes sovereignty over Guyana’s territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean off the Essequibo region and stretches eastward […]

    June 14, 2015Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  11. Budget in Barbados “soon” – not same time as Estimates

    While making a dig at predecessor Owen Arthur, current Independent MP of St Peter after an ongoing feud with Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, word has been given by the Minister of Finance that there will be a Budgetary presentation this year. Last year, many will recall, was the first in Post Independent Barbados to be […]

    March 22, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Arising out of the contentious 2014 Final between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents which was played on August 16th at Warner Park, St Kitts, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has agreed to review the rules and playing conditions for the 2015 tournament. The Guyana Amazon Warriors Franchise and CPL are pleased to announce that […]

    December 14, 2014Cricket1 comment

    Police are investigating a report of a shooting which occurred Sunday 7th December 2014 Рthe report was received about 4:00 am. David Welch РASP (Ag); Public Relations Officer

    December 7, 2014CrimeNo comments
  14. US Embassy Bridgetown announces appointment of Christopher Cushing, Mission Director USAID Eastern & Southern Caribbean

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Cushing as the Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean, effective October 21, 2014. Mr. Cushing is based in Bridgetown, Barbados. Most recently, Mr. Cushing served as USAID […]

    December 4, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  15. “Strange Magic” (2015) – George Lucas, Animated Movie HD: Inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night Dream”

    A fairy tale of goblins, fairies and imps meeting for the first time and the consequent confusions and conflicts the culture clash causes – featuring familiar & current tunes reinterpreted for the saga…

    November 30, 2014Books, Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Too much Social Media, not enough Conflict Resolution – Barbadian educator and Union alarmed at growing trends

    When not embroiled in clashes with the BCC, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) looks to garner assistance for the children of members affected by recent job losses – such as NCC staff who object to their removal and see it as incorrect tenure applications. “Second Chances” is an initiative where free lessons are […]

    October 30, 2014EducationNo comments
  17. ‘Leviathan’ – Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian Drama

    A present day social drama spanning multiple characters about the human insecurity in a “new country” which gradually unwinds to a mythological scale concerning the human condition on earth entirely.

    October 26, 2014Cinema, Travel, Video GalleryNo comments

    Police are conducting investigations where three men were wounded while at the Nursery Drive Terminal sometime between 10:00 am and 10:30 am on Saturday 20th September 2014. Two of the men were detained after one underwent surgery. The other man was treated and released. No other person was injured in the fracas. Two route taxis […]

    September 21, 2014Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  19. UWI disappointed as facility Advised of U.S. Health Department’s Policy Shift in AIDS and HIV Funding

    The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) which manages US funding for HIV/AIDS globally, has advised The University of the West Indies that as a result of a global policy shift, funding for The UWI based Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Programme (CHART) and other funded health […]

    September 7, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Police are investigating a shooting incident at Lower Collymore Rock, where Dwayne Johnson, 33 years of Skeetes Road, Ivy, St. Michael, was shot and wounded in his back, while on-board a Route Taxi. This shooting incident occurred on Friday 5th September 2014 about 12:50 pm. David Welch – Insp. Public Relations Officer

    September 7, 2014CrimeNo comments

    Police have charged Marlon Markland Gordon 44 years of Glen Acres, St. George, for the offences of: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm to a Police officer; Insulting language; 3 counts of resisting police in the execution of their duty He made an appearance at the District B Magistrates Court on Monday 1st September 2014. David […]

    September 1, 2014Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  22. UPDATE: Meleah Kelly-Marshall is located by Barbadian Police

    Meleah Akiliah Kelly-Marshall 13 years of Upper Wavel Ave. Black Rock, St. Michael, who was reported missing on Wednesday 21st day of August 2014 has been traced and is safe. The Administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for its assistance in this matter and looks forward to your […]

    August 21, 2014ControversyNo comments
  23. LIAT’s Response To Barbadian Trade Union NUPW’s Scathing Comment on Service & Competency

    First of all, some facts. Global airline punctuality, measured by the industry standard of arrival time within 15 minutes of schedule, averages 75 per cent. By definition an average means some airlines will perform above this figure, and some will perform below. LIAT’s average punctuality over the last six years has been 67 per cent. […]

    August 1, 2014TravelNo comments
  24. “China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The word will not be spoken in any formal speeches and it won’t be mentioned in final statements and declarations, but it will be talked about in the corridors and it will be at the back of everyone’s mind as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits five Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations from July […]

    July 28, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  25. Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine

    According to the Palestinian Authority, since the year 2000, some 1500 children have been killed by Israeli forces in occupied Palestine, to say nothing of the others killed in previous years. This one sided killing spree, is claiming more child victims daily as Israel remorselessly currently targets built up population centres in Gaza and the […]

    July 11, 2014Political2 comments