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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Barbados’ crime laws face human rights test

Barbados: Suppressing and removing an upsurge in crime may prove a very challenging prospect for Barbados as the authority’s announced moves may put it on collision course with the constitution and human rights of citizens. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean A United Nations official say it will cost US$1 billion to repair hurricane-hit Caribbean countries hardest hit by recent hurricanes, including Dominica, Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Storms give Barbados cruise bonus

Barbados: As hurricane-battered Caribbean islands move to rapidly-reopen sea ports for cruise ships, Barbados is shaping up for a windfall with some of these pleasure vessels redirecting routes while the damaged islands mend. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

UPTICK IN GUN CRIME

Barbados: Of the 15 nations in the Caribbean trade bloc, Barbados is certainly not the richest or most prosperous but has for decades widely held the title of being one of the most peaceful, tranquil and organized countries in the hemisphere. Comment

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Barbados workers demand part of tax money

Barbados: Following reports of added money in the treasury of the Barbados government, trades unions and politicians have joined in a chorus calling on the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart administration to put some of that cash into workers’ pockets. Comment

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean islands of Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia and Palm Island in the Grenadines are open for business and normal tourism activities have resumed. Reports are that services to these islands have returned to normal operation and are accepting flights from all gateways. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Barbados’ financial rating worsens

Barbados: Barbados’ credit rating on the local market has suffered another downgrade and while the foreign currency ranking retains its position, the island’s overall financial outlook is regarded as negative. Comment

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