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  1. Barbadian Airport workers (VIDEO) stage three-hour strike over pay

    Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) employees were boiling hot on Friday and are still awaiting monies of wage negotiations held 5 years ago, they took to the sidewalks in full view of arriving and departing tourists. The NUPW’s General Secretary said the board admitted the airport has made a profit. However, the same board is […]

    January 31, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Management responds to kitchen walk-out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    The Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital acknowledged some members of the kitchen staff walked off the job around 4:00 p.m. Thursday and did not take up their positions at the start of the 6:00 a.m. shift on Friday. However, the contingency plan which was put in place when the island was impacted by Tropical […]

    September 21, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. GARBAGE CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN FOR BUSH HALL

    “I cannot drive around and see this garbage piling up when I can get the resources to get it removed, but I cannot do it all over Barbados overnight.” This assertion from Businessman Anderson Cherry, Chief Executive Officer of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc. “I am aware that the Sanitation Services now has […]

    July 26, 2015NatureNo comments
  4. MINISTER OF LABOUR FINALLY INTERVENES IN BIDC Vs. NUPW DISPUTE: DID BAJAN REPORTER REMIND HER OF HER DUTIES?

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: Unfortunately, while the Senator finally performed her duties correctly – she just doesn’t get it…. Byer is SUPPOSED to intervene, not rely on the PM or hide behind NIS, was she hard pressed as there was the promise of no burials from now ’til weekend, or did this website remind her she is […]

    July 8, 2015Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  5. “PM Stuart to step in, says Byer” Has Esther ever intervened directly, or only when seeking divorce?

    CAVEAT This salvo of sarcasm was fueled with material from both the Barbados Advocate and Nation Publishing 😉 THE IMPASSE BETWEEN the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is heading for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s ears. As the island experiences a very mild & ineffectual street demonstration […]

    July 6, 2015BusinessNo comments
  6. Bizzy Williams & the “Old Colonial System” – by David Comissiong

    Our nation will be celebrating 50 years of “Independence” next year, but there is overwhelming evidence that crucial components of the “Old Colonial System” are still very much alive and well in today’s Barbados ! And one particularly odious remnant is that aspect of the “Old Colonial System” that traditionally permitted elite white Barbadian businessmen […]

    May 28, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. New Year’s Day Message: Congress of Trade Unions & Staff Associations of Barbados

    Fellow Barbadians, we have much to be thankful for as we ruminate on our past and stand on the threshold of 2015. Over the past four hundred years we have had a relatively peaceful and stable developmental path. Barbados has from time to time experienced critical moments in its historical development, and it is to […]

    December 31, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. CHRISTMAS DAY MESSAGE 2014: Congress of Trade Unions & Staff Associations of Barbados

    The Yuletide season is a special time of the year. It is the season in which people around the world engage in festivities to commemorate and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. As we celebrate Christmas, we do so by promoting peace and love as our watch words. Barbadians like all other people around the […]

    December 25, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  9. LIAT responds to pilots’ threat of industrial action

    LIAT today rejected claims from the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) that it has acted illegally in respect of court orders. Chief Executive Officer, David Evans said: “These matters are before the court. In an injunction taken out by LIALPA earlier this year, the court did not grant a restraint order against the company […]

    November 30, 2014TravelNo comments
  10. Banks Holdings Ltd on Wildcat Strike? Exactly!

    It can be confirmed that the BHL Group of Companies has been confronted by an “orchestrated wildcat strike” affecting all companies within the Group. Staff attached to the entities of Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited, the Barbados Bottling co. Limited, B&B Distribution Limited and PINE HILL Dairy have withdrawn their labour in an unexpected and unprecedented […]

    October 25, 2014BusinessNo comments
  11. NCC security attempts to bully Barbadian Media: Bajan Reporter stands ground and refuses to leave compound

    AFTER TEN HOURS at the bargaining table, there has been no resolution to the dispute between the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and the island’s two main trade unions over the retrenchment of almost 200 workers. Officials from the NCC, the National Union of Public Workers and the Barbados Workers Union met with Chief Labour Officer […]

    May 8, 2014Business, Political1 comment
  12. “Comments on House of Landship in light of Cave Hill” by Margaret Gill

    Dear Editor: Leonard St. Hill‘s assertion at the end of his article in a Sunday newspaper disturbed me and set me thinking that I would write a few comments on Winston Farrell’s play. Not that Farrell’s award-winning “House of Landship” which I saw last weekend does not deserve more than a few comments, but I […]

    May 3, 2014Culture, Review1 comment
  13. National Union of Public Workers warns all who intend to join the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA): remain in previous post ’til Advised otherwise

    The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) wishes to advise Public Officers who have been offered positions with the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), that a number of matters still need to be addressed before options on working with the new entity can be exercised appropriately. The General Secretary has further advised that approval for secondment […]

    March 21, 2014Business, PoliticalNo comments
  14. NOW JOB CUTS ARE FINALISED, WILL UNIONS DEFEND THE PEOPLE? CTUSAB HAS EXTRAORDINARY SESSION FOR THU. 30 JANUARY

    A Special Conference of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) convenes on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Harcourt Lewis Training Centre, Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union, Keith Bourne Complex, Belmont Road, St. Michael. This Conference has been called to consider and approve proposed changes and amendments […]

    January 28, 2014BusinessNo comments
  15. LIAT OPERATIONS RESUME AFTER CORDIAL TALKS

    LIAT wishes to advise that its operations are returning to normal following the end of industrial action by members of its pilots’ union. LIAT acknowledges with regret the inconvenience and disruption passengers throughout the region have experienced over the past few days.

    November 8, 2013TravelNo comments
  16. LIAT AND PILOTS’ UNION STILL DETERMINING HOW TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK CRIPPLING THE REGION

    Representatives of LIAT’s management and the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) met on Wednesday 06th November 2013 at LIAT’s headquarters in Antigua to discuss issues relating to the recent industrial action by LIALPA. The LIAT Acting CEO welcomed the LIALPA delegation and it was agreed that the meeting would serve as a forum to […]

    November 7, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  17. {UPDATE VIA COMMENTS: LIAT FLIGHT DISRUPTION} LIAT TO MEET WITH PILOTS’ UNION ON WEDNESDAY

    The Caribbean Airline has held discussions with the pilots’ trade union LIALPA following the industrial action today which left several passengers stranded throughout the regional network. Only a limited number of flights were able to operate from Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad. The company has indicated its willingness to address any legitimate issues and has given […]

    November 6, 2013Travel1 comment
  18. LIAT PILOTS ON STRIKE: EC CUSTOMERS ASK – “HOW CAN YOU TELL?”

    LIAT wishes to advise its passengers that due to action taken by its airline pilots’ trade union LIALPA, pilots who were scheduled to fly this morning, Tuesday 5 November 2013, have not reported for duty. The company has not been provided with the required notification of industrial action as required under its agreement with the pilots. […]

    November 5, 2013TravelNo comments
  19. “Systems at Risk” By Lee Howell – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    Failure to adapt to climate change, persistent extreme weather, and major systemic financial failure are just three of 50 major risks monitored every year in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report. It seems natural to draw connections among them, especially after a “superstorm” shut down Wall Street this past October. Indeed, the report reminds us […]

    January 13, 2013Business, EditorialNo comments
  20. Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) Cautions Against Looming Strike Action over LIME issue

    The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is extremely concerned about the breakdown in negotiations between its member LIME and the Barbados Workers Union (BWU). It is our understanding that the BWU is contemplating national strike action. The BCCI is alarmed at this development as it believes that such action will cause great economic […]

    January 10, 2013BusinessNo comments
  21. The Politics of Excuse and Blame by Henderson N. Bovell: Letter to the Editor

    The DLP promised “change” but all that Barbadians have since been getting, is: “the politics of excuses; complaining and blame.” Allegations of doing things in a “phased” manner, is merely ‘phase two’ in a never-ending-series of excuses being used by the DLP to conceal its time-wasting and as many are now saying – ‘to downplay […]

    April 26, 2012Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  22. STATEMENT FROM CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICER LAURIE KING RE: THE ALEXANDRA SCHOOL @barbadospm #dlpbarbados #education #crisis #parents #teachers #strike #protest #children #students

    The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development wishes to inform the public of the following: (i) Classes at Alexandra School will be held from 9.00 a.m. to 2.15 p.m. each school day commencing Monday, April 23. (ii) The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is aware that persons are concerned about the preparation […]

    April 20, 2012Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. Internet Freedoms remain at Stake – SOPA (stop online piracy act) STOPPED? or is it?

    The controversial SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act appears to have been stopped dead in its tracks in the House. Only until there is broader consensus among the lawmakers about legislation that would crack down on foreign Web sites that infringe on U.S. copyright material and counterfeit goods, Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R.-Va.) has […]

    January 29, 2012Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  24. Maggie Thatcher is back? Iron Lady Official Trailer #2 – Meryl Streep Movie (2012)

    THE IRON LADY is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.

    December 8, 2011Cinema, Controversy, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. National strike was felt all over Dominican Republic – Three Dead

    With at least three deaths nationwide attributed to the strike fatalities, including members of the Police and a man who was using his cell phone to capture images of the unrest, dozens arrested and several injured, yesterday’s nationwide strike had a strong impact on the country. According to Diario Libre, the strike called by the […]

    July 12, 2011Featured, NatureNo comments