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Cool it, man!

One of the country’s most vocal campaigners for women’s rights is appealing to the male population here to curb their urge to harm partners whom the suspect of cheating. In an intensely moving reaction to Saturday’s stabbing death of 36-year-old professional nail technical Onica King of Lead Vale, Christ Church, Public Relations Officer of the […]

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Dr Lowe on the mend

Rumours of the demise of embattled Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe have been greatly exaggerated. In a statement issued by his attorney Michael Yearwood, QC, earlier today, Lowe sought to make it clear that not only was he no longer hospitalized, but that contrary to an earlier report by Barbados TODAY his health […]

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Sad day

British prime minister Theresa May today apologized for the “anxiety” caused to thousands of Caribbean nationals who up to today were facing possible deportation, despite having lived and worked in the United Kingdom for over 50 years. The controversy arose on account of new rules introduced by the Conservative government in 2012 designed to make […]

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Wanted man: Christopher Dave Johnson

Police are on the hunt for a St Michael man wanted for questioning in connection with a serious criminal matter. He is Christopher Dave Johnson, who is also known as Tall Up, from Bannister Land, Martindales Road,  or #107 Welches Terrace, St Michael. Johnson is slim and is five feet, eleven inches. He has a […]

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Wanted man: David Dacosta King

Police are on the hunt for a Christ Church man wanted for questioning in connection with a serious criminal matter. He is 47-year-old David Dacosta King, of Lead Vale, Christ Church. King is about five feet, eight inches and has a dark complexion. He is slim and has brown eyes. Anyone with information about King’s […]

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St James man to face gun and ammunition charges

A St James man is set to appear before the Holetown Magistrates’ Court on gun and ammunition charges. 28-year-old Katani Jalani Emmanuel Callender of Risk Road, Fitts Village, St James has been charged with possession of a firearm without a licence and possession of ammunition. Police arrested Callender last Saturday around 5:50 p.m., at St […]

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Sugar cane vendors under suspicion

Sugar cane vendors along the island’s roadways are coming under suspicion as concerns are being raised about the apparent lack of enforcement of legislation enacted five months ago to combat praedial larceny. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Andrew Gittens today suggested that a number of people selling sugar cane and other products along the […]

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Barbados hosts high level Chinese business delegation

As China continues to strengthen its position as the world’s second largest economy, business owners from the East Asian country are seeking to forge special bonds with Barbadian businesses. A delegation from the China Chamber of International Commerce comprising high level businessmen and officials from trade organizations is here for a series of meetings aimed […]

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BL&P victory

Barbados Light and Power (BL&P) has received the green light from the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) to recover over $20 million for its 5MW energy storage device (ESD) through the Fuel Clause Adjustment (FCA). In an application submitted to the FTC in August last year, BL&P had said it was seeking to recover $22,947,770 – […]

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May to meet Caribbean leaders amid deportation threats

Barbadian and other Caribbean-born British residents who have been facing deportation despite having lived in the United Kingdom for 50 years, were handed a reprieve today as the British government made a dramatic about turn. In the face of mounting criticism, Theresa May, the British prime minister, reversed an earlier decision and agreed to meet […]

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Judgment reserved

The policy of the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) that only Commonwealth citizens who hold the status of citizen, immigrant or permanent resident can register to vote, is in contravention of the Representation of People Act. Deputy Solicitor General Donna Brathwaite, QC, conceded this point today as the Court of Appeal began hearing a legal […]

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Young football talent on display

It was celebration time all around as various champions were crowned in the Under-13, 15 and 17 age groups of the 2018 Scotiabank National Youth Cup which concluded this past Saturday at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf. With the Under-nine and 11 Divisions already decided two weeks ago, it was the turn of […]

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Tridents schooled

Combined Schools Tridents were taught a lesson – 105-78 – when they met Barbados Hilton Resort Warriors Sports Club yesterday afternoon in the Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League played at the Barbados Community College. Jamar Spanner Headley and fellow forward Justin Pile continued their impressive form both scoring 30 points each […]

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BLP to reopen Alma Parris – Hinkson

With general elections now mere weeks away, the main Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is no longer talking in terms of if, but when, it takes over the reins of Government. Addressing a meeting in his St James North constituency at 4th Avenue, Lower Carlton, St James over the weekend, incumbent representative Edmund Hinkson promised […]

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Nation newspaper is ‘wicked’, says Jones

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has blasted one of this island’s dailies, calling it “wicked”, “spiteful” and divisive, over a recent report that former Members of Parliament (MP) were still being paid, despite the automatic dissolution of the House of Assembly on March 6. Addressing the launch of the campaign office for the Democratic Labour […]

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New-look BUT

The days of seeing the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Ministry of Education slugging it out in the media over industrial relations matters are over, says newly-elected BUT President Sean Spencer. Speaking to Barbados TODAY this morning, Spencer said that “addressing relations with the ministry” topped his list of priorities. “It is one […]

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Be careful what you say, Dr Lowe

Businessman Alex McDonald is warning the ailing Christ Church East incumbent Dr Denis Lowe to be careful with his words, as they could come back to haunt him. While endorsing Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Wilfred Abrahams last night, McDonald referred to comments made by Lowe in the lead up to the automatic dissolution of […]

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