Tag Archives: wages

  1. Difficult Conversations – Barbados’ Minimum Wage

    G4S has agreed to pay a minimum wage of $8.79 per hour, with a minimum of 40 hours per week. As part of the agreement, it seems that the Government must force their competitors to adopt a similar standard. It is important when setting government policies, that all perspectives be examined. It is normal for […]

    December 16, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  2. Nevis Premier Takes 100% Salary Cut; Cabinet Ministers Give up 10% Of Salaries

    Nevisian Premier Mark Brantley, in an unprecedented show of solidarity with the people of Nevis impacted by loss of income due to the economic fallout from the Covid-19 global pandemic, has announced that he will forego his entire monthly salary for the foreseeable future. On April 22, the Premier informed the public, and wider federation, […]

    April 27, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. BUDGET YOUR 2020 NOW, HERE ARE PUBLIC SECTOR DATES YOU SHOULD KNOW… January 3, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Employers are asked to note the following changes related to personal income tax as announced in the 2019 Budgetary Proposal and Financial Statement and which came into effect from July 1, 2019. The first income tax band will be up to $50,000 and taxed at a rate of 12.5% while the second tax band on […]

    July 10, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. 14% increase in Dominican Republic’s minimum wage

    Business and labor representatives in the Dominican Republic agreed on a 14% increase to the general minimum wage. This proposal came from their Mejia regime to end a long impasse in their minimum wage talks. Unions in Santo Domingo called it a victory for workers, even though the increase was less than they demanded. Labor […]

    July 10, 2019BusinessNo comments

    The Main Opposition Barbados Labour Party pledged pension reforms and civil servant salary reviews among other hot button issues when they launched their candidates over the weekend at the Weymouth Playing field over the weekend. Mia Mottley, political leader of the BLP and Opposition leader spoke to the massive audience as if they were guests […]

    May 7, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. U.S. Embassy Hosts Presentation on Equal Pay for Equal Work

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS was pleased to host prominent American activist Lilly Ledbetter in Barbados as she delivered a free public lecture on equal pay for equal work on May 3 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center. Ms. Ledbetter was born in a small town in Alabama, and […]

    May 15, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Declaration of War: All hands on deck, High Noon – BWU ready to leash the Pit Bull?

    Barbados appears to be facing a national shutdown of various services, as the Barbados Workers Union claims the Water Authority’s management has continuously ignored agreements and the Executive Council has given the nod to consider ramping up protests. The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) placed a clarion call for all public servants to attend an urgent […]

    March 23, 2016BusinessNo comments
  9. Barbados Workers Union says Wages Dispute is in Water Authority’s hands

    The strike by the BWU division of the BWA is now in its third day and yet the board and management of the Authority and the parent Ministry appear unbothered by the action which will now, in all likelihood create further water worries to the general public. This is particularly worrying when one considers that […]

    March 20, 2016Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Clap for that? Man arrested for burglary of Comedian…

    Police have arrested and formally charged Jaleel Carter, 21 years of Spring Farm, St. Thomas with the offence of Burglary. Carter appeared at the District A Magistrates Court on Saturday 20th February 2016. David Welch – ASP (Ag); Public Relations Officer

    February 21, 2016CrimeNo comments
  11. 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
  12. Bryden Stokes strengthens management in Finance & Marketing

    Leading distribution company, Bryden Stokes Ltd. has strengthened its management team in the areas of finance and marketing with the recent appointments of two experienced managers with pan-Caribbean experience. Karen Forde and Lisa Jackman-Corbin joined Bryden Stokes earlier this year in the posts of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Marketing Manager respectively, a move which […]

    August 10, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. “Working Women” by Felicia Browne

    A few weeks ago, a friend shared the good news of getting a new job. She was very excited by the idea of working with a high-end organization and making a good salary. As I congratulated her, I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that my friend would likely face economic inequities in women’s […]

    June 15, 2015BusinessNo comments

    The celebration of Labour Day across the world is an expression of the unification of the workers’ movement, and identifies with the common struggles engaging the attention of labour. In today’s world where globalization threatens the existence of unions, unification of the movement is imperative. The 1991 economic crisis in Barbados marked a watershed period […]

    May 1, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. “Message on the occasion of International Women’s Day: Beijing at 20” – Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

    During the past 20 years, we have witnessed remarkable advances in promoting the human rights and dignity of women and girls and their full and equal participation in society. The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, and the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing bolstered progress for women’s rights to make […]

    March 8, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. Caribbean Development Bank’s Statement on International Women’s Day – Dr. William Warren Smith, President of the Caribbean Development Bank

    This year marks significant milestones in the global development agenda, including the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the adoption of a new sustainable development agenda to replace the existing Millennium Development Goals. There is growing consensus that Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment will be even more crucial to this […]

    March 8, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments

    After seven episodes, eight workshops, four major challenges and a final question and answer session, Sean Carter of Rhema Cooling was declared the overall winner of Bank on ME Season 2, in an exciting hour long Finale last night. In addition to putting the finalists Dario Greenidge, Michael Holder and Sean Carter through their paces, […]

    March 5, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  18. High achiever in sales returns to head BrydenStokes

    Armed with decades of experience in the management of the distribution and retail sectors across the Caribbean, Geoffrey Evelyn has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BrydenStokes Ltd., a member of the ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. group of companies. Happy to be at BrydenStokes after having left the then Stokes and Bynoe in […]

    January 20, 2015BusinessNo comments
  19. JIVING AROUND WITH 2015: What’s Cooking? UK Channel hoped for a Freebie…

    In March, a television crew from the UK sought my expertise and I learned another popular contributor for this website Rosemary Parkinson author of Barbados Bu’n-Bu’n was also approached… They wanted us to do it for free? Here’s what the Daily Nation said (in part);- Barbadian cuisine will be showcased to an international audience by […]

    December 31, 2014Featured, TravelNo comments
  20. 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
  21. “DISMISSED NCC WORKERS URGED TO REQUEST PENSION & GRATUITY” – EDMUND G. HINKSON Saint James North Member of Parliament, Former NCC Chairman & Attorney-at-Law

    The approximately 200 National Conservation Commission workers who were clearly wrongfully and unfairly dismissed at the end of April this year should remove their cases from before the Employment Rights Tribunal and agitate for their full pension rights, gratuity and other compensation. The six months period during which these dismissed workers would have received unemployment […]

    November 19, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The workers’ rights and entitlements which government employees, political leaders and trade unions in Barbados have fought for and achieved over the last 60 years are in a large measure being surely eroded by the current DLP Government. We now have a situation where not only thousands of workers have been summarily dismissed and retrenched […]

    October 6, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  23. “Making Caribbean tourism ‘Chinese-ready'” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    In recent years Chinese tourists have been touted as the new opportunity for growth of the industry in the Caribbean. But how realistic is this prospect for countries in the Caribbean, many of which are now reliant on tourism for employment and foreign exchange income? Until there is huge investment in marketing, airlift, tourism plant, […]

    September 9, 2014Editorial, TravelNo comments

    The rights of children are often under-evaluated. It has been known that children under the age of 18 years often forced to work to provide for their families. Many of these children died as the result of the harsh environments that their tender and under-nourished bodies endured. As a result, developing nations have designed specific […]

    August 31, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. Revising Fee Structures as Rebranding Imminent: Sagicor with Cave Hill School of Business draw Memorandum of Understanding

    As Barbadians continue to grapple with the aftermath of how the current Freundel Stuart regime reneged on its party’s founder’s pledge of free education, leaving many to ponder how the next generation will achieve tuition in an era of excessive taxation, a bold new undertaking between wise financial thinking and a centre for excellence in […]

    July 23, 2014EducationNo comments