‘Cold comfort’: Ottawa’s plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

YEAR Business Story 20171218

The federal government’s latest proposed measures to protect pensions don’t actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government’s omnibus budget bill.

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First gold

First gold

Caleb Massiah stood tall tonight as he leapt to Barbados’ first gold medal at the 48th CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Grand Cayman. The 15-year-old Massiah triumphed in the Under-17…

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First gold

Caleb Massiah stood tall tonight as he leapt to Barbados’ first gold medal at the 48th CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Grand Cayman. The 15-year-old Massiah triumphed in the Under-17…

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NIS backlog slashed

NIS backlog slashed

The backlog of claims at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is finally being cleared. Government says 11 027 or 41 per cent of the outstanding claims were settled in the last three months. At…

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NIS backlog slashed

The backlog of claims at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is finally being cleared. Government says 11 027 or 41 per cent of the outstanding claims were settled in the last three months. At…

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US$300M BOOST

US$300M BOOST

Another round of major funding is in the pipeline for Barbados. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group says it will give Government access to US$300 million in “sovereign-guaranteed loans”…

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US$300M BOOST

Another round of major funding is in the pipeline for Barbados. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group says it will give Government access to US$300 million in “sovereign-guaranteed loans”…

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Board down to 42 buses

Board down to 42 buses

Commuters should have cleaner bus terminals and improved toilet facilities come Tuesday, but Transport Board buses will still be in short supply. This Easter weekend, all the terminals were being cleaned,…

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Board down to 42 buses

Commuters should have cleaner bus terminals and improved toilet facilities come Tuesday, but Transport Board buses will still be in short supply. This Easter weekend, all the terminals were being cleaned,…

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

Elon Musk’s SpaceX suffered an anomaly
in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests
at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday,
the company said.

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