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  1. Labour Minister of #Barbados outlines new regulations for Occupational Safety & Health

    In order to avoid confusion, some aspects of Barbados’ Safety and Health at Work Act (SHaW) are being defined. Colin Jordan, Labour Minister of Barbados said the descriptions some parts of legislature contained in the SHaW act allowed employers to their own versions and workers confused as to their rights under the Act. Speaking to […]

    April 21, 2023Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. Some Speightstown streets to become one-way with short-term parking zones

    Motorists are advised effective Wednesday 22nd March several major roads in Speightstown, St. Peter will become one-way with short-term parking and delivery zones. These changes aim to reduce traffic congestion and illegal parking. Queen Street, starting from the junction at Chapel Street, along with Orange Street, and Sand Street will be all one-way in a […]

    March 19, 2023Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Barbados Bar Association’s response to alleged recording of Attorney/Client Conversation at District E Police Station

    The Barbados Bar Association calls for swift and strong action to immediately address issues affecting the rights of persons in police custody. This includes protocols governing the conduct of Attorneys’ confidential communication with accused persons. The call is being made against the backdrop of the BBA receiving an alarming complaint of an incident on 4th […]

    February 13, 2023Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    During the Barbados Accreditation Council’s (BAC) second virtual expo in collaboration with the National Transformation Initiative, Mrs. Lisa Gale made mention of the legislation which indicates that educational providers that wish to be recognized must do so through registration with the BAC. However, it does not sanction those training providers who operate without being registered […]

    December 10, 2022EducationNo comments
  5. Windrush Documentation & Compensation Scheme: Help for people who have returned from the UK to the Caribbean

    The Reading Windrush Alliance is promoting the Windrush Documentation & Compensation Scheme to provide free legal support for you and your family who have settled in the UK but do not have the documents to prove it. We can help you apply for British citizenship or the right to live and work in the UK […]

    June 8, 2022Featured, TravelNo comments
  6. Legal minefield on Bermuda’s workplace vaccine policy, lawyer warns

    Employers should talk to their staff if they planned to introduce Covid-19 vaccination policies, a lawyer said yesterday. She said: “In high-risk workplaces where an employer does consider it necessary in the specific circumstances of the workplace to require that its employees take the vaccine, then a new condition of employment that an employee be […]

    February 14, 2021BusinessNo comments
  7. Caribbean DPP’s virtual conference discusses vulnerabilities

    Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) from eighteen Caribbean islands came together at a virtual conference 28-29 January to discuss some of current difficulties and challenges they collectively face, as organised-crime groups exploit structural vulnerabilities and benefit from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Conference delegates heard from regional and international experts on a range of issues, including […]

    February 3, 2021CrimeNo comments
  8. Anguilla Social Security Board and UWI Open Campus Anguilla Distinguished Lecture

    The Anguilla Social Security Board (ASSB) and The University of The West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Anguilla just held their Distinguished Lecture at the Atlin Noraldo Harrigan Parliamentary Building (House of Assembly). The lecturer was the Attorney General of Anguilla, Dwight Horsford, an alumnus of the UWI. The topic on which he expounded was, ‘Is […]

    November 16, 2020EducationNo comments
  9. Abuse of Power and the Constitutional Obligations of Private Companies

    The recently concluded Jamaican case of Tomlinson v TVJ is, at its core, about power and the covert and overt ways it can be used to perpetuate discrimination against already marginalized groups. It therefore brought to the fore, questions about the extent to which section 13(5) of the Jamaica Charter of Rights stops powerful private […]

    November 16, 2020Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Bus terminal to become DR’s fine arts school and innovation center?

    Santo Domingo East Mayor Manuel Jiménez envisions a new use for the bus terminal the Ministry of Public Works built on the Las Americas Expressway. He speaks of fitting it to be a municipal school of fine arts and the “Caribbean Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The focus would be on young people and entrepreneurs […]

    August 9, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  11. Mottley Administration dismisses rumors over extension of Curfew, AG clarifies the Powers of Emergency Management is a different aspect to combat the novel coronavirus

    Barbados recorded one new positive COVID-19 test. In addition, a number of Bajans are unnecessarily panicking – because Parliament extended the powers and management of the Barbados’ COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation until June 30th. The previous proclamation of a public health emergency was due to expire on April 27th. IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD: “curfew” […]

    April 24, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. States Where It’s Already Legal to Wager on Sports in the United States

    On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States has finally lifted the ban on Sports Betting by striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. This was initially challenged by New Jersey as the state was trying to legalize sports betting within its borders with the already existing federal […]

    November 7, 2019GamesNo comments
  13. Trinidad And Tobago’s public sex offenders registry now law

    On Friday the 13th September 2019 the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago unanimously passed the Sexual Offences Amendment Bill 2019 in the House of Representatives. The bill required a special majority as it was a “Special Act” that is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights as it would infringe the right to privacy of registered […]

    September 21, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Two gay men exiled from Caribbean nation challenge draconian ‘buggery’ and ‘gross indecency’ laws

    Two gay men filed court proceedings to challenge St Vincent and the Grenadines’ “buggery” and “gross indecency” laws, which criminalise homosexuality. Both men, who have been advised by Jeremy Johnson QC and Peter Laverack of 5 Essex Court, assert that their dignity and autonomy are stripped by these laws. They have filed claims with Affidavits […]

    July 30, 2019ControversyNo comments
  15. Statement by PM of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley QC, MP, on passing of Sir Alister McIntyre

    I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of one of the Caribbean’s most treasured scholars, Sir Alister McIntyre, a respected economist, educator, administrator and true champion of regional integration. This son of Grenada and son of the Caribbean will forever be remembered fondly as one of the Titans of the post Independence […]

    April 22, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. Bermuda’s outgoing Chief Justice defends independence of judiciary

    Bermuda’s outgoing Chief Justice mounted a spirited defence on Saturday of a judicial system free of political interference. Ian Kawaley also told a conference that the constitutional foundation for the judiciary was “deficient” and needed urgent reform. “Judicial independence matters because the judiciary’s constitutional role is to serve as a third branch of government, independent […]

    June 10, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), based in Port Of Spain, handed down an unprecedented Sunday decision over an appeal from Barbados which now paves the way for a resident of that nation to receive his right to vote. He alleges under the prevailing laws he is qualified and entitled to be registered to vote by […]

    May 13, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    All jurors assigned to the No. 5 Supreme Court are asked to note that the court has been adjourned until Monday, June 26. Jurors are therefore asked to report for Jury Duty at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26. (JRB/BGIS)

    June 17, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Canada and Barbados throw support behind OAS Regional Anti-Money Laundering Workshop early next week

    The Organization of American States (OAS) will host a three day Regional Anti-Money Laundering Workshop for Judges, Prosecutors, and judicial officials from Monday 22nd May to Wednesday 24th May, 2017 at the Radisson Aquatica Resort in Barbados. This workshop is being held with the generous support of the Government of Canada. The workshop is aimed […]

    May 21, 2017CrimeNo comments
  20. Astor B. Watts Lunchtime Lecture Series; Friday, 26th May 2017 – Dr. Rolerick Hinds, Candidate for St. Thomas

    The weekly Astor B. Watts Lunchtime Lecture Series continues at Democratic Labour Party HQ, “Kennington,” George St., Belleville, on Friday 26th May, 2017 at 1:00 pm as follows : Presenter: Dr. Rolerick Hinds, Candidate for the St. Thomas Constituency Lecture streamed live on DLP Facebook.

    May 21, 2017PoliticalNo comments

    KFC, Chefette and other fast food operators in Barbados must adhere to nutritional standards like what obtains the world over… It was mentioned how Burger King listed the salt and sugar levels in their ingredients on the back of their placemats and 90.1 FM asked the health official his view on this voluntary display Since […]

    May 16, 2017Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  22. Bankrupt Ideas at Cave Hill Campus – MP Wants No Cannabis for Cash Crops

    Harvest local foods instead of illegal drugs… St Michael West Central MP, James Paul, made this stern admonition to the University of the West Indies, in the wake of a request from a senior administrator there for the laws to be changed to allow the Cave Hill Campus to grow medicinal marijuana on farmland in […]

    October 10, 2016ControversyNo comments
  23. Cuba, Bahamas and Florida all felt Matthew – especially Haiti… Did Barbados need a Shutdown? Ask them!

    Barbados may have escaped Matthew’s wrath as cool as Ice Cream, but if we ignored the Shutdown, we may have been more barren than the Moon!

    October 10, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. Business & Professional Women’s Club Call For a National Dialogue on Reforms to the Judicial System

    The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados, the organisation that operates the sole shelter for abused women in Barbados, is questioning what appears to be a new policy of releasing suspects of murder on bail, and even more recently, the release of the convicted murderer of a mother and daughter, whose sentence of death […]

    August 21, 2016Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Gay Rights too? Barbados Bar Association to establish a Human Rights’ Committee

    The Barbados Bar Association on 15th October 2015 at a Special General Meeting voted to establish a Human Rights’ Committee. The proposal to establish such a Committee was tabled at the 27th June 2015 AGM by Mr. Lalu Hanuman, Attorney-at-law, but the vote was deferred until yesterday. It is anticipated that inter alia, the new […]

    October 18, 2015ControversyNo comments