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Barbados Today is the leading news service in Barbados. Founded in January 2010, with the mission to keep you informed, we aim to share news on matters of national interest, raise the level of public debate and help our readers make informed decisions in their daily lives. We do this by building confidence in our content through consistency. We strive for accuracy, accountability and maturity in our reporting at all times.

Battered countries on the road to recovery (Part 3) 

The 2017 Hurricane season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of Dominica, Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos and the U.S Virgin Islands. After a rough start, these islands are on the road to recovery. Today we continue our look at how these popular destinations are rebuilding with a […]

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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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Landscaper jailed for $68,000 worth of cannabis

A 39-year-old landscaper who was found with over $68, 000 worth of cannabis in and around his home will spend the next 18 months in prison. When Alvin Anthony Squires, of Sealy Hall, St John, appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, possession with […]

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INDIA – Indian women’s commissioner push for stricter laws for rape

New Delhi – The head of Delhi’s Commission for Women (DCW) is staging an indefinite hunger strike to push for stricter laws for rape in India, including the death penalty, after a series of horrific attacks on young girls. Swati Maliwal, chairwoman of the DCW, has been refusing food since April 13, as protests flared […]

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CUBA – President due to step down on Thursday after ten years in office

HAVANA – Cuba’s Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president after parliament proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel as his replacement on Wednesday, a shift that will usher in the island’s first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution. Castro, 86, was due to step down on Thursday after ten years in office. He announced his […]

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No bail for alleged robber

A 54-year-old accused robber has been remanded to prison until May 16. Junior Nathanial Beckles, of Combermere Street, St Michael, is charged with robbing Tyrone Beckles on April 17 of BDS$800 and US$56 in cash; a $500 cellular phone and an $80 watch. Today, the prosecutor, Sergeant Samuel Hinds, objected to bail despite the accused […]

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Pryme owns up to his cocaine habit

A 52-year-old man, who confessed to having cocaine paraphernalia in his pocket, will know his fate in 28 days. David Alleyne Pryme, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to having a metal scrapper in his possession while on Villa Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael earlier today. Pryme, who was already on $3,000 bail […]

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#BTEditorial – Sugar made us, but now it’s killing us

With the fight against chronic non-communicable diseases seemingly a never-ending and unwinnable battle, it is apparent that one of the foundations on which Barbados was built, is at the core of most of our health issues. Before tourism became the prop on which Barbados’ economy was built, sugar cane was king and the industry was […]

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‘I am very sorry’

An apology to his sister was not enough to save 20-year-old Atsu Kehinde Tese Jones, of Kendall Hill, Christ Church, from spending 12 months behind bars. What’s more, Jones, who admitted before Oistins Magistrate Elwood Watts to assaulting his sister Shani Beckles on March 17, occasioning her actual bodily harm, could be faced with an […]

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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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Scott returning for Sol Rally 2018

Former Rallycross champion Andy Scott confirmed today that he will drive a newly-acquired Ford Fiesta R5 in Sol Rally Barbados 2018, having had such “a great experience” on his debut last year in a rented Ford Escort MkII. An excited Scott landed in Barbados yesterday from his home in Dumfries, Scotland, just 72 hours after […]

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Marijuana – to legalise or not?

We were told that if we wanted the youth vote, that we must agree to legalise marijuana for recreational use. Well, Solutions Barbados policies will significantly benefit the youth of Barbados. However, while we plan to allow non-addictive extracts to be prescribed by doctors for medicinal uses, recreational use of marijuana is another question. In a Solutions Barbados administration, […]

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Leaders are fearless

Life is not a walk in the park. In actuality, it is probably more akin to a walk in a dense forest or wooded area at midnight. There are so many unknowns – so many aspects of it that can inspire dread and concern. Should I take another step forward? What is lurking around the corner? […]

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Students learn agriculture and business skills for life

After two years with the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Schools Agriculture Entrepreneurship Project students say they have learned skills in agriculture and business that can benefit them for life. The students graduated recently, receiving their official qualifications at the Frank Collymore Hall. One student, Tara Forde, said she realised that it was not all fun and games. “I do not like to talk to […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery (Part 2) 

The 2017 Hurricane Season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of  Dominica, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  After a rough start, these island are on the road to recovery. Today we continue our look at how these popular tourist destinations are rebuilding with […]

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Woman accused of assaulting a man gets bail

A 25-year-old woman, accused of assault, was today released on $8,000 bail. It is alleged that Keisha Latoya Crawford, of Ruby Tenantry, St Philip, caused serious body harm to Terry Scantlebury on April 15 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to cause him serious bodily harm. She was not required to plead […]

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Farmer apologizes for throwing stones

A pre sentencing report has been ordered into the life of a 25-year-old farmer who has admitted to throwing stones along Princess Royal Avenue, St Michael, posing a threat to passersby. Mario Diego Lamar King, of Lot 26, York Terrace, The Pine, St Michael, was jointly charged with another St Michael man on Monday with […]

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