The government went to Parliament to pass a new law, the Public Service Appointment Act, to make permanent public workers who have been acting in posts for more than three years. Introducing the bill, Attorney General, Dale Marshall, said it addresses what he calls a deep and burning issue that has concerned the public service […]
One teacher believes the move to the online teaching platform will present several complications for families. Stacia Burrowes, a teacher at St. Luke’s Primary School, was speaking on VOB’s Brass Tacks Sunday, where the discussion was about adjusting to the new norm brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A local agricultural organization is calling on the authorities to halt the planned importation of sweet potatoes. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society said that Barbados is importing sweet potatoes at a time when farmers are already hard pressed but still producing adequate supply for the country.
Environment Minister Trevor Prescod has told the House of Assembly that an investigation is underway into financial matters at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) that he suggests may amount to crimes with the potential to land people in jail. Mr. Prescod, speaking during the estimates debate in parliament, was responding to a question from opposition […]
The prevalence of violence against women and girls in the region was the subject of a survey conducted in five Caribbean countries. The study was conducted in Grenada, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and Guyana, between 2016 and 2018. Isiuwa Iyahen is the representative of the UN Women’s multi country office for the Caribbean and […]
Chad Blackman of Barbados has been announced by the World Trade Organization as the WTO Chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Environment. Blackman is Barbados’ Ambassador to the WTO and UN at Geneva.
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