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Seven days at Dodds

Political hopeful Herman Oral Lowe today informed a local magistrate that he had one week left to serve at HMP Dodds for contempt of court. Lowe, a candidate contesting the upcoming general election on a United Progressive Party (UPP) ticket for the St Michael West Central seat, was remanded to Dodds for defying a court […]

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Pilgrim is a safe choice to contest St John

The selection of George Pilgrim by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) as its choice to contest the St John seat is the “least controversial of the choices” by the party, one political scientist has said. The DLP hierarchy last night decided on Pilgrim over High Commissioner to Britain Guy Hewitt, former senator Andre Worrell and […]

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Welcome, George

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) General Secretary George Pilgrim may finally have found a path to Parliament. Having been soundly beaten in two general elections and one by-election in his home constituency of St Thomas, Pilgrim was last night chosen by the DLP’s general council to contest the safe seat of St John when Prime Minister […]

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AT REST

Deceased lawmAn gets military send off There was no recalling the tragic circumstances in which Shayne Vincent Welch lost his life last month, only an outpouring of love and support today as family members joined with Deputy Commissioner of Police Oral Williams, Assistant Commissioner Erwin Boyce and several other members of the Royal Barbados Police […]

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Cherry gets one more chance to resolve Lower Estate dump issues

After nearly a year of discomfort as a result of fumes emanating from a nearby dump, residents of Lower Estate, St George are giving the man behind the dump one more chance to clear up the mess. At a meeting held last Sunday with the Anderson Fat Child Cherry-led Project Recycle Limited, the monitoring committee […]

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Lawyer wants Chief Electoral Officer jailed for contempt of court

The Supreme Court of Barbados has been asked to “commit” Chief Electoral Officer Angela Taylor to Dodds “for a period of time for contempt of court”. Leslie Haynes, QC, made the urgent application yesterday on behalf of his client, St Lucian Professor Eddy Ventose, a Commonwealth citizen, who has been seeking to have his name […]

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Justice delayed

The wheels of justice grounded to an abrupt halt today and will remain the same tomorrow, as frustrated workers downed tools at the Barbados Supreme Court Complex, due to worrying environmental conditions. A second meeting between the workers’ bargaining agent, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Attorney General and Home Affairs Minister Adriel Brathwaite, […]

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Marion’s moment

Acting Governor General Sherman Moore today joined with family and friends in toasting this island’s latest centenarian. Dressed in a burgundy dress with shoes to match, and a white hat, Marion Elise Burnham was the centre of attention at her Yearwood Road, Mount Standfast, St James home. Burnham smiled from ear to ear, not hiding […]

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Damning report

Proceeds from illicit activities abroad are being laundered through Barbados, according to the latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The United States report, dated March 2018, said the information was based on a review done last year. “Narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and firearms trafficking are major sources of illicit funds in the country. In addition […]

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BIM not pleased with Rihanna Drive

The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has served notice that, if elected, it will revert Rihanna Drive to its original name of Westbury Road because the poor state of the road and the immediate surroundings did not reflect well on the Barbadian superstar. Neil Holder, BIM’s political leader and candidate for St Michael West, told a […]

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Youth activist warns that City vote is not up for sale

A local youth activist today warned that the City of Bridgetown seat was not up for sale, while publicly disagreeing with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s recent suggestion that “if money starts sharing around, try and get some”. The Prime Minister had made the suggestion at Mile And A Quarter, St Peter last month while addressing […]

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PM needs to clear the air on St John and Christ Church East – Hammie La

With a general election due here within the next six weeks, a former Government minister has called on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to clear the air on two seats currently held by the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP). Speaking to Barbados TODAY this morning on the fringes of the launch of a youth rally organized […]

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Ring the bell, PM!

Local manufacturers are said to be eagerly awaiting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s announcement of the date for fresh elections, with the newly-elected president of the Barbados Manufacturers Association  (BMA) Robert Noel expressing concern that the longer he takes to ring the bell, the more difficult it is becoming for members of the sector to stay […]

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Business delayed at Supreme Court

  There has been a delay to the start of business at the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St Michael this morning. Workers, lawyers and members of the public are presently standing on the outside of the building. There has been no official word on what has led to the development. However, prominent […]

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New list of QCs released

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley and Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley are among a list of over a dozen attorneys to be elevated to the level of Queen’s Counsel (QC). Other notable names on the just-released list are Supreme Court Registrar Barbara Cooke-Alleyne; attorney for the CLICO Judicial Manager Ramon […]

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Mass layoffs begin at the Nation newspaper

More than a dozen posts are to be made redundant at the Nation Publishing Company by the end of May, as it proceeds with previously-announced staff cuts. Today the newspaper company, which is owned by the Trinidad-based One Caribbean Media Group (OCM), began the process of informing the affected workers of their pending terminations after […]

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Away with both Mia and Freundel, says coalition

If one of this island’s newest political groupings gets its way, both Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley would be out of this country’s legislature for good. In fact, all 30 incumbent Members of Parliament be out of the House of Assembly. The three-party coalition – comprising the Bajan Free Party (BFP), […]

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