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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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22 convictions

A 28-year-old man, with 22 convictions, today appealed to High Court Judge Randall Worrell to give him one last chance. While acknowledging that he was definitely not a saint, Leandro Renaldo Dominic Pope, of Lower Holders Hill, St James, appealed for leniency after a jury found him guilty of wounding Kenneth Dookey with intent to […]

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St Lawrence Primary students back in their own classrooms

A clean and sanitized St Lawrence Primary School reopened this morning, eight weeks after it was forced to close on February 26 as a result of the flow of raw sewage on the south coast. Relieved parents who have had to take their children to Arthur Smith Primary School at Pleasant Hall Land, St Matthias, […]

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Supreme Court to be relocated

The Barbados Supreme Court Complex is to be closed for the next several months, as authorities continue to grapple with the environmental concerns bedeviling the building. A decision was taken today at a meeting of court officials, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), to close the court for the […]

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No laws broken in filming and sharing dying woman – police

The person who on Saturday filmed and distributed via social media a video of a dying Onica King broke no laws, according to police. The video, which clearly shows the bleeding 36-year-old professional nail technician fighting for her life after she was stabbed multiple times in the presence of her two young children, provoked outrage […]

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Tuition fees forcing working mothers to drop out of UWI

A survey conducted by the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has found that those worst affected by the introduction of tuition fees nearly four years ago were working mothers in their middle to late thirties. The survey was conducted some two years after the Freundel Stuart administration introduced the […]

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Commonwealth citizens eligible to vote here – lawyer

All Commonwealth citizens who have lived in Barbados for three or more years and are not disqualified under the Representation of the People Act are eligible vote in this country, according to an attorney involved in a case with the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) over voting rights. The Appeal Court yesterday reserved judgment on […]

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Thumbs up

A leading economist has given the thumbs up to yesterday’s power ruling by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), saying it should help preserve the island’s dwindling foreign reserves and redound to the benefit of the entire country. Reacting to the decision by the FTC to allow the Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) to recoup […]

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Full flight

Two months before the Panama-based Copa Airlines kicks off its Barbados service, tourism officials here say they are encouraged by the response they have been getting to the Latin American carrier. In fact, Director for the Caribbean and Latin America markets with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) Corey Garrett told those attending the airline’s […]

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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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