Category: Local News

Lifeless body pulled from the rocks

Lawmen are yet to identify the badly decomposed body of a man which was pulled from the rocks behind the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, along the Princess Alice Highway, late this evening. However, they say they are treating the victim’s death as unnatural. In a statement tonight, Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force […]

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Close call for bus driver and passengers

Michael Harewood is a hero in the eyes of 15 passengers who were travelling on board a state owned Transport Board bus from Oistins to Speighstown early this morning. Facing a possible disaster after the vehicle caught fire at Porters, St James, Harewood remained calm and ensured his passengers disembarked safely. When Barbados TODAY visited […]

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At a loss

A sombre feeling enveloped the Exchange Hill, St Michael home of Ronald Knight, the hit and run victim who succumbed to his injuries after more than a month in intensive care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). Knight’s partner, Antoinette, was much too distraught to speak when Barbados TODAY visited today, and it was left […]

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Battle over

Compelling stories of the life of Kathy-Anne Patricia Kat Trotman were shared today, painting the late attorney-at-law, wife and mother as a strong woman who fought the good fight, both as a lawyer and devoted Christian. A large crowd, which included Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, members of the local law and justice fraternities, dignitaries, […]

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Police probe unnatural death

Police are investigating an unnatural death. A body was discovered behind the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, Princess Alice Highway,  around 2:50 p.m. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY police responded to a call from a male who reportedly spotted the body at sea. Police are yet […]

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Transport Board bus goes up in flames at Porters, St James

A Transport Board bus has gone up in flames. Police and fire officials are still on the scene of the incident which occurred at 5:50 a.m. along Porters, St James. According to police spokesman Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, the bus was en route to Speightstown, St Peter when passengers alerted the driver to smoke coming from […]

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Comissiong calls on GG to intervene in election date hold up

As the country drifts towards the end of the 90-day constitutional deadline for a general election, social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong is calling on Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to put an end to the “governmental stasis”. Comissiong said Dame Sandra was not obligated to wait on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to set a […]

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New shelter soon for homeless women

Work is expected to begin next month on a long-awaited shelter for homeless women and children. “In the month of [May] we will be breaking ground for a shelter for females and children, because currently we do have women and children on the streets,” Kemar Saffrey, the founder and president of the Barbados Vagrant and […]

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Clarity to drug formulary changes coming- CMO

Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George believes any misunderstanding over recently announced changes to the Barbados National Drug Formulary will likely be cleared up by the end of the week. Speaking to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) workshop at Accra Beach Hotel on Wednesday morning, Dr George said […]

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New stink

There has been a new twist to the ongoing sewage problem on the south coast. It appears that effluent is being dumped at an “abandoned” hotel yards from Kentucky Fried Chicken in Hastings, Christ Church. An unmarked truck was seen pumping off the waste this afternoon on the premises of the yet incomplete H Barbados […]

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Permit book shortage puts spoke in wheel of hired car owners

A major spoke has been placed in the wheel of car rental companies here that has the potential to put the brakes on some operations. Hired car companies are complaining that the Barbados Licensing Authority has begun to limit the number of visitor permit books the companies are allowed to purchase. They said this had […]

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Long overdue

They may not have the blessing of the Michael Lashley-led Ministry of Transport and Works, but operators of privately run public service vehicles (PSVs) who have gone ahead and imposed an additional 50 cents charge for school children to ride in their buses, say it has been smooth sailing so far. The move officially took […]

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Help me, please!

Six months ago the Rural Development Commission finally came to his rescue and carried out much-needed repairs to his dilapidated home at Clifton Hall, St John after his plight was highlighted a year ago by Barbados TODAY. However, life remains very hard for 67-year-old Wilson Yearwood even though he no longer has to contend with […]

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Be your sister’s keeper, Barbadians told

In light of last Saturday’s fatal stabbing of 36-year-old Onica King, which occurred in the middle of Bridgetown, human right activist Felicia Dujon is calling on Barbadians to be their sister’s keeper and to intervene where possible to provide assistance to victims. “Our women are being terrorized, whether it be psychologically, financially or physically and […]

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Better financing model needed, says Robinson

A leading economist is warning that a better financing model is needed if the local renewable energy sector is to thrive. However, addressing a risk management workshop on renewable energy, Dr Justin Robinson, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, expressed concern that […]

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Change course!

A representative of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning that with the new and emerging health challenges facing the region, there is need for different skillsets among health care practitioners. Addressing the opening of a sub-regional workshop at the Accra Beach Hotel this morning, PAHO’s representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Godfrey […]

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Hit and run accident victim dies

Forty-five-year-old Ronald MacDonald Knight who was seriously injured in a hit and run accident on Sunday, March 11, died around 4:40 p.m., today at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Knight of Exchange Hill, St Michael was walking along Bibby’s Lane in the same parish, when he was struck from behind by a van sometime after 6 […]

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