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Pageantry or fight?

There are a few themes that often recur in this column. I think they must be revisited ever so often. I believe that the more we can share and spread about womanism, feminism and the overlapping agendas between the two, the more we can push back the sentiment that these movements are consumed with man […]

The D’s of our society

So from the get-go, I am issuing my disclaimer: This article has absolutely nothing to do with politics; rather, it is about a distressing trend I am finding in my country which grieves my heart. I love living in Barbados, I am proud to be a Bajan. Yet, weekly, I am finding it more and […]

Archbishop of Canterbury takes Christians to task

It has been many years since the matter of reparations for the enslavement and atrocities against black people by the rulers of the former British Empire was formally discussed. Up to now, this subject has been met with grave silence by those who are now deemed to be accountable. However, the Archbishop of Canterbury, The […]

Rocking socks and lives

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated around the world on March 21. On this day, both children and adults are encouraged to wear brightly coloured, patterned, or even odd-coloured socks to raise awareness about the condition. President of the Barbados Down Syndrome Association, Asha Alleyne-Renwick started the local Rock Your Socks campaign this year, after […]

Denis Depeiza

Bostic intervenes in Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic impasse

An action plan to tackle security arrangements at the Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic has emerged from a two-hour meeting with disgruntled nurses led by Minister of Health Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic. But the clinic is to remain closed until Monday amid protest over working conditions and security arrangements in the wake of three violent incidents. […]

Fire officers ensuring the fire is extinguished on this boat, at Savannah Road, Bush Hall.

Boat fire in Bank Hall

Eyewitnesses claim to have seen two young boys running from a boat at a private property at Savannah Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, this evening, just before it caught fire. Residents in the area told Barbados TODAY that it was after 5 p.m. when they heard an explosion coming from the area where the boat […]

Bishop Joseph Atherley

Casino gambling ‘will bring organised crime, corruption’

Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley today painted a grim picture of a nation in the grip of widespread corruption, money laundering and organised crime were legalised casino gambling to be introduced. He made the suggestion in his maiden reply to the Budget speech, a day after Government announced it is to introduce online and table gambling. […]

A 33-year-old man was shot dead this afternoon at Sheraton Centre.

Murder at the Mall

Dozens were denied a safe space to work, shop and dine during the lunchtime hours today as terror encroached on the popular shopping mall at Sheraton Centre when a gunman stormed the complex and opened fire taking the life of a 33-year-old man. Civilians were left stunned and operations at the Sergeant’s Village complex came […]

George St Clair Ricardo Lance Beckles

Fixed home for Beckles

A 47-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a 2017 offence in February has been sentenced to two years in prison. He is George St Clair Ricardo Lance Beckles, of no fixed place of abode. The accused who is already housed at HMP Dodds had pleaded guilty to wounding Yogendra Sawhon on August 27, 2017 as […]

Jim Ron Fenty

Intruder jailed

Last weekend 24-year-old Jim Ron Fenty crept into the house of an unsuspecting family and robbed them of several possessions. Today, the Block 20B Downhill Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael resident began serving a two-year sentence for that crime. Fenty entered Jossett Williams’ home in the wee hours between March 15 and 16. Among his […]

Ricardo O’Neale Greenidge

Money or time for steelbender

A steel bender has two months to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $1,500 fine. And if Ricardo O’Neale Greenidge of 7th Avenue, Harts Gap, Christ Church fails to adhere to the order imposed by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, he will spend eight months in prison at Dodds. Police were patrolling along Chelston Road, St […]

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

#BTEditorial – The way we live now

24 hours is really not enough to dissect the first national budget that will underpin this country’s economic recovery over the next fiscal year. But one can hardly ignore the emerging debate over the diet of sweet morsels, the harsh but necessary medicine or bitter gall – depends on who’s debating what – as the […]

Corey Antonio Best

It’s suicide!

Coroner Manila Renee on Thursday ruled the cause of death of Corey Antonio Best to be suicide by hanging. In an hour-long ruling at the Cane Gardens, St Thomas court, the coroner detailed the sequence of events leading to the death of the 33-year-old formerly of Hopefield, Charnocks, Christ Church. She explained that the deceased’s […]

Joseph Atherley

Bus fare too high – Atherley

Government’s 75 per cent bus fare hike has been strongly rebuked by Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley. Yesterday, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that from April 15, bus fares would be increased from $2 to $3.50. However, while Atherley admitted that an argument could be made for bus fares to be increased, he said $3.50 […]

Fare hike too steep

Commuters and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators have frowned on Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s decision to increase bus fares by 75 per cent, complaining that the sharp increase was simply too much, too soon. During Wednesday’s Budget speech, the PM said the government-owned Transport Board and PSV stakeholders were forced to operate under an untenable […]

Attorney General Dale Marshall and Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith during today’s briefing.

Police on the job – AG

On the heels of Barbados’ 20th murder for 2019 this afternoon, Attorney General Dale Marshall and Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith are once again assuring Barbadians that all steps are being taken to arrest the ugly spike in gun violence. Following a briefing at Parliament this afternoon, shortly after a man was fatally shot in […]

Chanderpaul says Cameron must be reelected

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Test icon Shivnarine Chanderpaul says the success of the domestic franchise system has left him with no choice but to support incumbent Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, in his re-election bid. The 44-year-old, the most capped West Indies player in Tests when he left the game four years ago, said Cameron […]

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