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Mom prepares to bury second child in three months

Just three months after losing her 40-year-old daughter, Valerie Griffith is preparing to bury her son, the lone casualty of a 24-hour spate of gun attacks in a section of The Pine, St Michael. According to residents of Golden Rock, 44-year old Keron Anthony Hodge was in the wrong place at the wrong time when […]

Lady Lois Ramphal, wife of Sir Shridath passes away

Lady Lois Ramphal, wife of Sir Shridath, has died. The Government and people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana extend deepest condolences to Sir Shridath Ramphal on the passing of his beloved wife. Lady Ramphal was a pillar of strength throughout their 70 years of marriage. Her constant companionship, unfailing support and keen interest undoubtedly […]

Decomposed bodies of two women found in Christ Church

The decomposed bodies believed to be those of an elderly woman and her daughter, in her 50s, were discovered in Christ Church on Saturday, police say. Investigators say that around 1:30 p.m., police accompanied a concerned family member, who was visiting from the UK, to a residence in Regency Park, where they found the bodies. […]

Former Jamaica deputy prime minister dies

Former Jamaica deputy prime minister, ex-foreign affairs minister and former Jamaica Labour Party chairman, Dr Kenneth Baugh is dead. Baugh died Sunday at 10:05 a.m. (local time). He was 78.

Police investigating after body found in Silver Hill

Police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Silver Hill area. Police say the matter is being treated as a sudden death investigation. Police say the incident is not suspicious.

USA – Jeffrey Epstein ‘found dead in cell’ in New York

(SOURCE: BBC) – Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, US media report. His body was discovered at 7:30 local time on Saturday at the facility in New York. The circumstances of his death are unclear. He was reportedly on suicide watch following […]

UPDATE: Man stabbed to death at Cheapside Terminal

The man who was stabbed to death at the Cheapside Terminal on Saturday, has been identified as 26-year-old Darian Greaves of Union Hall, St Philip. Police say they were called to the Cheapside Terminal shortly before noon on Saturday to investigate reports of a stabbing. Greaves was reportedly involved in an altercation when the stabbing […]

Police identify man who drowned at Brownes Beach

Police have identified the victim of Saturday’s drowning incident at Brownes Beach, St Michael. He is Errol Thorpe, 75, of Groves, St George. Police said Thorpe was seen floating in the water at around 2:30 p.m. Thorpe was pulled from the water and transported to the QEH where he was pronounced dead.

UPDATE: Two, including UK visitor, die in separate drowning incidents

Two people, including a visitor from the UK, have died following separate drowning incidents at Brownes Beach and Crane Beach on Saturday, police say. One victim, an elderly man, was seen floating in the water at Brownes Beach, St Michael around 2:30 p.m. Police said the man was pulled from the water after he was […]

Elderly man drowns at Brownes Beach

An elderly man has died following what police say was a drowning incident at Brownes Beach. Police said the incident happened earlier Saturday afternoon. More to come.

Investigators search for clues in Bahamas chopper crash

(Source – AP): Accident investigators in the Bahamas are conducting underwater surveying and mapping of the site of a helicopter crash that killed West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline and six other people. The Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas said via Twitter late Friday that salvage teams were “in place at the crash […]

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Erskine Simmons: Gone, forgotten by DLP

A member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is taking the party’s executive to task for failing to show up in their numbers at the funeral of former DLP parliamentarian Dr Erskine Simmons. Dr Simmons died at age 82 at the Bayview Hospital, earlier this month, after suffering from an undisclosed illness. Former St Michael […]

Bush Hall residents tried to save neighbours from burning house

The destructive force of fire, last night rendered futile the most valiant efforts by Bush Hall residents to free two of their neighbors from a burning house. Hours after Barbara Ira Forde 82, and her son 53-year-old Carlton Forde perished in a late night blaze, neighbors stood bewildered outside the structure, which less than 24-hours […]

Elderly woman, son perish in house fire

Police are investigating after an elderly woman and her son died in a house fire at a residence located at 1st Avenue, Alleyne Land, Bush Hall, St Michael, Saturday night. Police say the residence, a three bedroom wood and wall house, was destroyed in the blaze around 9:45 p.m. Barbara Ira Forde 82, and her […]

Harold Hoyte

Journalism giant Harold Hoyte passes

Veteran journalist and Editor Emeritus of the Nation Newspaper Harold Hoyte has passed away. Hoyte, who has a long and distinguished career in journalism, started his profession as a copy writer at the Barbados Advocate in 1959. He later moved to Canada where he worked for the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Telegram and editor […]

Sleep in peace Vere

The Barbadian media fraternity bade farewell Saturday afternoon to Vere Sheldon Walcott – one of its most innovative broadcasters and radio personalities – at the Abundant Life Assembly Church. Walcott died on April 28. He was 68. Walcott was a popular voice on Starcom Network’s Gospel 97.5 FM, lately rebranded LIFE 97.5 FM. He was […]

Broadcast veteran Vere Walcott dies

The broadcasting and journalism fraternity here is mourning once again following the loss of yet another colleague. Media veteran Vere Walcott passed away on Sunday. Barbados TODAY joins in extending sincerest condolences to his relatives, friends and former colleagues.