Recognition Battle At CCC

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THE National Workers Union and the Seamen, Waterfront and General Workers Trade Union are in a recognition battle over employees of the Castries Constituency Council (CCC). The battle, which started with the filing of a petition by the workers to the Labour Department for a secret poll to determine which trade union will be their bargaining agent, ended last Friday on the ground floor of the Castries City Hall when workers voted by secret ballot.

Holder Bent on Team Unity

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Test captain Jason Holder says one of his main goals is to transform the Caribbean side into a tightly-knit unit, and believes this will be the catalyst for any turnaround in the team’s fortunes. The Caribbean side has endured a torrid time in Test and One-Day International cricket over the last decade and currently ranked eighth and ninth respectively in either format.

78 Awards for Excellence

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THE future and pride of the nation was celebrated on a grand scale Tuesday morning, as the Ministry of Education hosted the 2017 National Awards of Excellence at the National Cultural Centre. The event saw a number of students receiving honourable recognition for their outstanding performance at last year’s Common Entrance, CXC and CSEC Examinations.

Wee Wisdom Montessori Celebrates 28 Years

TWENTY eight years of good quality Toddler and Pre Primary Montessori Early Childhood Educational service is how Director Myrtle Murray will describe this year’s anniversary of her Wee Wisdom Montessori School. Much of the school’s success she attributes to a cadre of hard working and dedicated staff who, over the many years, have displayed high levels of commitment in providing the notable levels of educational service the school has become known for.

B’dos Oval Ready For Cricket

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados Cricket Association has promised that the historic Kensington Oval will be in tip-top shape for the hosting of the matches in the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional Super50 bowling off next week. In a media briefing on Friday, the BCA’s chief executive, Noel Lynch, said the governing body worked hard to get the facility ready for the event, which will be played in Barbados from next Tuesday.

Israel and The Caribbean

“IN Jewish history there are no coincidences”, wrote the Jewish writer and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel. So on January 10th this year, when Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness paid a three-day visit to the state of Israel, the timing was certainly no coincidence (realpolitik in the new zeitgeist) – in a year when Israel, through its Agency for International Development Co-operation (MASHAV), has forged numerous partnerships and signed several agreements with Asian and African nations in areas ranging from biological pest control and crop protection, to dairy farming and environmental technology.

Minister Should Take Leave of Absence

POLITICIANS in this country have been extremely successful at letting down the people. Their moral and ethical rectitude leaves a lot to be desired and makes one wonder why they hold public office anyway? Who vetted and approved them and why is it apparent that they are not being held to the highest codes of conduct that befit leaders and statesmen compared to any other part of the world.

Soul of a Nation – Part 3

IN Part 1 of this series, we reminded ourselves of the reasons for rejection of this CIP scheme, and in Part 2 we drew attention to the fact that while the Opposition has demanded that DSH provide “financials” demonstrating proof of the project’s viability, neither the Citizenship by Investment Act 2015 nor the Regulations governing the Act give the CIP Unit the authority to make those demands.