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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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No election jobs

With general elections due here within the next two months, yet another state-run agency is dismissing reports of a major hiring drive. In almost identical denial to one made by head of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) Keith Neblett last week, General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Keithroy Halliday said today his organization […]

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Fond farewell

by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce It was more of a celebratory than sombre mood at the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Jemmott’s Lane, St Michael this morning, as Catholic leaders from across the region joined with family, friends and other well wishers in bidding a fond farewell to Father Peter Thomas Clarke, who passed away in hospital […]

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Two Guyanese men convicted of drug trafficking

Two Guyanese men have been sentenced to time at HMP Dodds for trafficking cocaine and cannabis. Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser had previously admitted to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and two kilogrammes of cannabis on the vessel, the Lady Sandra, on September 10, 2015. The drugs […]

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Inniss ordered to stay away from woman

A 46-year-old man was granted $3,000 bail today when he appeared in a Bridgetown court on a driving charge. It is alleged that Charlie O’Neal Inniss, of Branchbury, St Joseph, being a person in charge of a vehicle did bodily harm to Rena Burgess, on April 5, by wanton driving. Inniss, who appeared before Magistrate […]

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Sorry, brother!

Sibling refuses to accept apology The brother of a 56-year-old man, currently on remand at HMP Dodds, has vehemently refused to accept his apology. Horace Chesterfield Jones, of Belle Gully, St Michael, apologized for damaging a window belonging to his brother Collins on March 11 without lawful excuse, saying: “I am sorry for my actions […]

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Two men left homeless by fire

Two men are now homeless following a fire of unknown origin which destroyed a wooden home at Pegwell Boggs, Christ Church on Monday night. The home was owned by 67-year-old Wesley Dume, of St Christopher, Christ Church, and occupied by 36-year-old Kurt Marius and 56-year-old Godfrey Glasgow, who have been forced to reach out to […]

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Tragic end

In one fell swoop, 72-year-old Lucene Bishop lost two of her three sons in a deadly overnight blaze which occurred at her Lot 15, Fairview #1, Christ Church home. Her deceased sons – 42-year-old Ricardo Harewood and 43-year-old Mark Harewood – met their unfortunate demise around 12:45 this morning when the rear section of the […]

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Police arrest Bulgarian fugitive

Police today nabbed a 39-year-old Bulgarian national who is wanted in Antigua and Barbuda. Martin Mititrov Dachenski was arrested on board the cruise ship MSC FANTASIA after arriving here around 8 a.m. Dachenski was on bail in Antigua after being arrested and charged for electronic fraud and larceny in December 2017.   He fled the […]

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