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Who will be chosen?

The House of Soca Calypso Tent was the fourth to be judged by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to select finalists to face defending monarch Mr Blood at the Pic-O-De-Crop competition on August 2. There was a full house of kaiso lovers and dignitaries such as Minister of the Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod; […]

Professor Hazel Oxenford

Sagassum mystery

A University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer wants to see greater investment from Government and the private sector to assist research on the economic potential of Sargassum seaweed. Professor Hazel Oxenford told Barbados TODAY, while tremendous research was done since 2011 on the odorous seaweed’s movements, its location and factors that cause it to […]

#BTEditorial – We need more parks

The National Botanical Gardens, to be opened later this year, represent perhaps the single greatest exercise in civic works for the sake of recreational but non-athletic, non-sporting activity in over a century. We commend the administration for recognising the need to pick up where it last left off – even at a time of immense […]

Marilyn Rice-Bowen

BARP ‘to go where its members are – everywhere’

The newly-elected president of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Marilyn Rice-Bowen has declared her intention to create spaces islandwide to ensure that members have easy access to BARP programmes and activities. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, Rice-Bowen said not all members have access to transport and noted that there was a need […]

The parents of Dario Lloyd (inset), Angela Lloyd and Ricardo Phillips.

Parents want answers after death

The parents of Dario Lloyd who was gunned down five years ago want answers regarding the circumstances surrounding the 20-year-old’s death. Mother Angela Lloyd and father Ricardo Phillips, told Barbados TODAY that they were praying and hoping to see the day when Lloyd’s killer was caught, and stand before the law courts to give the […]

Reverend Dr Adrian Smith

Crucial vote

The Eastern West Indies’ Province of the Moravian Church may have found itself in a similar position in electing a new Bishop as the Anglican Diocese of Barbados did last year. However, the Moravian Church will still be able to function efficiently, even if the position is left vacant. During the Church’s Provincial Synod, which […]

Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith (left) and ICBL’s Oliver Jordan during today’s presentation.

Police get fresh ‘eyes on crime’

Police have been forced to depend on technology to make up for citizens’ unwillingness to share information on crimes they have witnessed, Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has said, as the Police Force accepted a donation of new surveillance cameras. Declaring that policing was far more complex now than it was  25 years ago, Griffith […]

Sharon Moravian Church

Moravians ‘to join crime fight, help at-risk youth’

The Moravian Church has declared it’s recommitting itself to the fight against crime and to increase its efforts to meet the needs of at-risk youth. As the church’s Synod continued at the Sharon Moravian Church on Thursday, the over 100 delegates from across the Eastern Caribbean, examined a resolution to support, encourage and develop young […]

WORLD – Arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33

TOKYO – A man shouted “die” as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation’s worst mass murder in nearly two decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the attack in the city of Kyoto – the […]

Remedy coming

Amid complaints that members of the public have been unable to fill some prescriptions at pharmacies at polyclinics, the Ministry of Health says it has taken immediate steps to address the problem. Patients seeking medication for diabetes and hypertension took to radio talk shows today to report that they were being turned away when they […]

GUYANA – ‘Pepper spray saved my life’

GEORGETOWN – For two years, she suffered severe beatings at the hands of a man she truly loved and wanted to please. She was battered and bruised for many days but never got the courage to leave because the “love” kept her back. But now when she looks back, she wonders whether it was love […]

Wayne Dexter Reid

Charge dismissed

Just three days after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) urged police officers to be thorough in their investigations, a man accused of having almost 300 pounds of cannabis at his residence has walked free because of a lack of evidence. The case against Wayne Dexter Reid was dismissed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick  yesterday in […]

REGIONAL – Saint Lucia Carnival organisers say nudity and lewd behaviour unacceptable

CASTRIES – Organisers of Saint Lucia Carnival 2019 have declared the event a resounding success by the large turnout of people, particularly in the final two days of the Parade of Bands. However, they expressed concern that the rampant nudity and lewd behaviour have put a damper on this success. Chairperson of Events Company of […]

Andrew Pilgrim

‘So long’

Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim has won a monumental victory over the Barbados Court of Appeal that gives him the greenlight to take an outstanding matter directly to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for resolution. In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, the CCJ gave Pilgrim the authority to “leapfrog” the local Court of Appeal and […]

Shimron Hetmyer

Hetmyer looking to lift CPL trophy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer says Guyana Amazon Warriors are intent on compensating for last season’s finals disappointment, by lifting the Caribbean Premier League trophy this year. Amazon Warriors reached their fourth final of the six-year tournament but lost to defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, to extend their dismal record of having […]

Northern Ireland’s Shaunagh Craig gets possession of the ball as Barbados’ goalkeeper Shonette Azore-Bruce looks to defend.

Heartbreak

Barbados suffered the indignity of their fifth straight defeat at the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, last night. This time it was a heartbreaking 47-43 result to a Northern Ireland team that had never beaten them at the World Cup stage before. Barbados will have to settle for a game to finish 11th […]

Jofra Archer

Archer awarded central contract

LONDON – England’s World Cup hero, Barbadian Jofra Archer, has been awarded a central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The 24-year-old fast bowler will be on an increment contract for the next 12 months, as he attempts to clinch a regular place in the England squad across all formats. Increment contracts are […]

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