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MISSING: Uchenna Rizka Akilli Chase

Nation News - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 7:39am

The Barbados Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman.

She is Uchenna Rizka Akilli Chase, 22 years of Four Roads, St Philip. She left the home of her mother on Monday to conduct business at Six Roads and has not been seen since.

Chase is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium build, brown complexion, full breasts and shoulder length hair. She has a round face and a pleasant personality. When last seen, she was wearing a black and grey shirt, off white skirt and black shoes.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Uchenna Chase is asked to contact District C Police Station at 4168200, Police Emergency at 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800TIPS (8477). (PR/SAT)

 

 

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‘Do more’ for black business

Nation News - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 7:00am

Government is being urged to change its procurement policies so black businesses can get more work.

“Black businesses are struggling and they will continue to struggle despite some having success over the years,” director of the Everson R. Elcock & company Ltd, Adrian Elcock, told an audience attending a panel discussion on the topic Black Business in Barbados: Struggles, Successes, Future.

The panel discussion on Wednesday was organised by the National Library Service at the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), to mark Heritage Month and the National Insurance Scheme’s achievement of 55 years of service.

Elcock said government was the largest procurer of goods and services.

“Unless government examines its procurement policies seriously and have consultations with people to make sure that those who can benefit, they understand how they can benefit, and those who are impacted, they understand how they are impacted the ecosystem is going to fail.” (HH)

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Bracing for backlash

Nation News - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 7:00am

GROS ISLET – Marquee seamer Kemar Roach enters the second Test against Bangladesh today poised to become only the sixth West Indies bowler in history to reach 250 wickets, but captain Kraigg Brathwaite said the looming achievement would not cloud the side’s focus in their quest for a series sweep.

Barbadian Roach, who turns 34 at month-end, took seven wickets in the opening Test, which West Indies won by seven wickets in Antigua last Sunday, to move alongside the legendary Michael Holding on 249 wickets.

Holding played just 60 Tests while Roach has completed 72.

One more wicket will put Roach in the highly vaunted club which comprises Courtney Walsh, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall, Lance Gibbs and Joel Garner, but Brathwaite assured that milestones were secondary to the match result.

“Going into the game, we’re not studying milestones. As a group, we think about our own team plans and, funny enough, if you do the team plans well, milestones may come,” Brathwaite said here yesterday. (CMC)

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FTC okays sale of automotive companies

Nation News - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 7:00am

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has approved the sale of Barbados-based automotive companies Interamericana Trading Corporation (ITC) Barbados and Simpson Motors Limited to a major global player.

However, in an effort to ensure the future survival of Barbados’ other automobile dealerships, the regulator has revealed that Inchcape International Holdings Limited will have to “notify the Commission if it plans to introduce any new brands to its portfolio of offerings that are already represented in Barbados”.

This development comes as sources in Barbados’ automotive sector pointed out that several vehicle brands for which Inchcape had international distribution rights were already distributed and sold here by other companies.

On May 3, Inchcape, which reported $18.6 billion in revenue and $725.7 million in pre-tax profits last year, announced that it now owned the ITC Group, which is the parent company of ITC and Simpson Motors, having acquired the company from the Simpson Group founded by Barbadian entrepreneur Sir Kyffin Simpson.  (SC)

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Inspector: Records weren’t ready

Nation News - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 7:00am

A police inspector said despite giving a letter and a medical consent form, signed by Sir Elliott Mottley, to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), he got no cooperation in relation to getting Warren Mottley’s medical records.

Inspector Dwayne Cumberbatch, however, said he was not the one who requested similar information from company Surgical Solutions.

Cumberbatch told the Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Warren, brother of Prime Minister Mia Mottley, that he had requested Warren’s records from the QEH’s Medical Records Office and he last made a check with the hospital three weeks ago. Warren died on June 29, 2021.

“I was not getting any cooperation and actually seeing any doctors,” the lawman said when questioned by attorney Ezra Alleyne.

“I was made aware I had to get permission from some legal person at the hospital,” Cumberbatch said. (HLE)

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Opposition NDC wins general election in Grenada

Nation News - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 4:33am

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) won today’s general election, according to preliminary results released here.

The NDC has been declared victor in nine of the 15 seats with the remainder going to the New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell.

Several government ministers including the Finance Minister Gregory Bowen; the Minister of Legal Affairs, Kindra Mathurin-Stewart; the Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Alvin Da Breo; as well as the Minister for Infrastructure Development, Nolan Cox; and Pamela Moses, the Minster for Information and Communications Technology, all lost their seats in the election.

NDC leader, Dickon Mitchell, 44, who took over the opposition party in October last year, defeated Foreign Affairs Minister Oliver Joseph by a margin of 4 414 to 2 742 votes in the St David constituency.

Earlier, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell comfortably won his St George North West seat. Mitchell, who called the general election ahead of the constitutional March 2023 deadline, polled 2 211 votes as against 773 for Jonathan LaCrette of the main opposition National Democratic Congress. (CMC)

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