We haven’t made the decision if it will go up by a $1.50 or if it will go up by $2, we don’t know now, but certainly all of that has to be accessed to make a decision as to where bus fares will go – Minister of Transport William Duguid During the debate of the 2019 Appropriations Bill andRead more
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The blogmaster can recall that in 2010 former Minister of Health Donville Inniss announced a plan to change the nursing program at the Barbados Community College (BCC). The objective was to ensure that Barbados responded to a shortage of nurses. Who remembers the public outcry when nurses from the Philippines and elsewhere were recruited at the QEH? The underlying reasonRead more
Gabriel posted the following February 18, 2019 3:45 PM on the Barbados Water Authority Unable to QUICKLY Fix Leaks blog: If you had ‘boy days’ pitching with marbles especially at primary school,you would likely have heard that a glassy-marble was called a TOY, which morphed in to TAW. In pitching,the turf was about 9 ft in length and consisted of 1)Read more
The government has introduced a new format to debating the 2019 Appropriations Bill. Ministers of the respective ministries and support staff will be questioned by members of parliament. It is early days how the new format will improve government, however, it must be said that hearing directly from government officials is a refreshing change from the annual humdrum of ministersRead more
Submitted by Rickford Burke, President, Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) Guyana’s constitution is under assault. Misuse, misconstruction, misinterpretation and perversion of the supreme law dominate our political and constitutional quagmire. The court’s carte blanch approbation of the abuse, and potential criminal misuse, of the no confidence provision, as well as the potential perversion and abuse of Articles 156.3. (a)Read more
According to a press release issue by the GOV.UK website, the British based Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ‘has secured a victory for UK holidaymakers as some of the biggest online hotel booking sites make formal commitments to change their ways’. Enforcement action has already been applied to the giants like Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago ‘due toRead more
From sea to shining sea—America. We cherish the First Amendment to our Constitution. Nonetheless, sometimes we take our basic freedoms for granted. Consider the country of Zimbabwe; found on the continent of Africa. A land with a population 16.5 million. A land with a history of unrest and human rights violations. A land with citizens that long for peace. InRead more