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Bomb scare disrupts operations at the Bridgetown Port

Operations at the Bridgetown Port have been temporarily disrupted as a result of a bomb scare. Workers are on the outside of the facility as personnel from the Bomb Squad conduct their investigations. (more details as they come to hand)

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Carrington wants Mia to say if she is gay

Former Speaker of the House Michael Carrington last night called on Barbados Labour Party Leader Mia Mottley to declare publicly if she is gay or not, insisting Barbadians had a right to know what kind of leader they could be getting. “If she is gay she should come out and say so and let you […]

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Police continue probe into epileptic’s death

Around 5 p.m. yesterday Trudy May Nicola Lowe’s lifeless body was discovered in the bathroom of her Edey Village, Edge Cliff, St John home. The 45-year-old, who lived alone in a two-bedroom wall house, was found by her mother Cynthia Lowe, who had last seen her alive on Friday May 18. Although the police are […]

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Bynoe’s family clinging on to hope

The family of a young man who fell off a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) campaign vehicle yesterday are bracing for the worst, although they cling on to hope of a recovery. Twenty-six-year-old Omari Jabari Bynoe of Glebe Land, St George fell from the back of a truck, which was part of a motorcade staged by […]

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5% swing

Pollster Peter Wickham is predicting a more than five per cent swing away from the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) during Thursday’s general election, well over the two per cent needed for a change of Government. And with the political scientist dismissing the fringe parties’ chances, he said the signs point to a Barbados Labour […]

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Trinidad lawyer rejects Stuart position on CCJ

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s controversial campaign promise to break with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Barbados’ final appellate court if his incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) were re-elected for a third straight term, is drawing criticism from Trinidad, where the court is based. Senior counsel Israel Khan has dismissed Stuart’s comments as mere […]

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‘No right in this’

Former Senator Harry Husbands has lambasted Massy Stores for what he claims is blatant political favouritism shown by one of Barbados’ leading supermarket chains at the height of an election. He made the accusations against the Trinidad-headquartered megastore based on what he said he witnessed with his “own eyes” on Sunday while shopping there. Husbands […]

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Rihanna endorses Mia?

Barbadian megastar Robyn Rihanna Fenty may in fact have a favourite in the May 24 election race. After her best friend Leandra Goodridge reposted a video of  Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley today, with the caption, “watching my next Prime Minister all day on Bajantube”, the singing sensation replied, “Yeeeeeeeeessssssssssssss she deserves it”. […]

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Give us a hearing – independent

Independent candidate for St Andrew Stephen Pollard has blasted the media, accusing it of “bias” against the non aligned candidates. Speaking to Barbados TODAY yesterday, he took particular issue with Starcom Network’s Down to Brass Tacks radio show, which he said had blatantly refused to give the independent candidates a say ahead of the May […]

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Holder: Be wary of wolves in sheep’s clothing

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Joseph candidate Dennis Holder has warned Barbadians to be wary of the “tricks and gimmicks” that may come their way ahead of Thursday’s general election. “Be careful and beware of what will come to you. Be careful what is said to you on the eve of an election. I warn […]

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Right move

A pressure group that advocates for the legalization of marijuana here has stopped just short of describing a campaign pledge by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to decriminalize small amounts of weed as smokes and mirrors. Cannabis Barbados said it viewed with cynicism, the promise which appeared in the DLP’s manifesto that was launched last […]

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Double tragedy

Alvina Ambrose and her boyfriend Jonah Williams recently moved to Barbados from St Lucia in hope of a better life. However, those dreams were shattered in the wee hours of last Sunday morning when 36-year-old Williams died in a vehicular crash that also claimed the life of the driver of the Suzuki Vitara in which […]

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Barbados wins Gold again at Chelsea 2018  

by Keith Miller For the 19th time, the Barbados Horticultural Society has won a Gold Great Pavilion Award at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London. This year, the Society chose the theme ‘Where Rum Comes From’ for its exhibit. To recreate the island’s natural beauty with a floral representation of a rum still in action, […]

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UPDATE-Police investigate unnatural death in St John

Police have confirmed the death of 45-year-old Trudy May Nicola Lowe, of Edey Village, Edgecliff, St John. Her body was discovered at her residence around 5 p.m. yesterday by her mother, who had last seen her alive on Friday. Lowe, who lived alone in a two-bedroom wall house, was said to have suffered from epilepsy, […]

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UPDATE-St George man in serious condition after falling from truck as motorcade ends

A 26-year-old man remains hospitalized in serious condition after falling from the back of a truck during a motorcade held yesterday by Democratic Labour Party representative for St George South Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo. The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. on Monday along Farm Road, St George as the motorcade was returning to Byer […]

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St George man in serious condition after falling from truck as motorcade ends

A 26-year-old man is said to be battling for his life at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after falling from a truck following a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) motorcade in St George. Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY the incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. at Farm Road, Ellerton, at the end of the motorcade […]

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Police investigate unnatural death in St John

Police are investigating the unnatural death of a 45-year-old woman at Edgecliff, St John. The body of the woman, whose name has not been disclosed, was discovered just after 5 p.m. at her home. The woman is said to have suffered from epilepsy, a condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. (more details […]

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