In the face of mounting public outcry against a new Municipal Solid Waste Tax, the opposition Barbados Labour Party today organised a mass march from Parliament to Government Headquarters in Bridgetown.
Cuba, The Bahamas and Barbados ranked first to third in the Caribbean in the HDR rankings, with the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Haiti taking the last three slots. St. Lucia experienced the most dramatic fall in comparison to last year’s rankings, dropping four places to 73rd.
Prime Minster Ralph Gonsalves has been heckled at the funeral of political activist and radio commentator, Eduardo ‘E.G’ Lynch. Searchlight Newspaper online reported that when Gonsalves approached the podium to speak during the funeral service Saturday at the Georgetown Anglican Church, he was, “met with resounding boos, jeering and ringing of a bell.”
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