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David Parks

Big losses

On the heels of Scotiabank’s announcement that it is pulling out of several Caribbean jurisdictions, the Canadian bank has reported its operations in Barbados recorded millions of dollars in losses in the last financial year. The Bank of Nova Scotia, which trades as Scotiabank, said in financial statements published this week that after making $47.27 […]

Liesel Weekes

Bail bind

Review the bail application process! That is the view of some lawyers who are claiming that High Court judges are granting bail to accused persons who are undeserving. Their comments have come following a recent murder, which was allegedly committed by a man who was already on bail from the High Court. However, president of […]

Graeme in happier times with his mother Deborah Norville.

At peace

The murder of a young actor, which has sent shockwaves through the local entertainment community, has come as no surprise to his mother and she doesn’t want the memory of her only child to be turned into any pity party. She prefers it to be a celebration of his life which he lived to the […]

The Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. Inset, Principal Valdez Francis.

Teachers summoned

Teachers and other staff at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School are on edge after they were all instructed to report to Erdiston Teachers’ Training College for a meeting tomorrow. In a memorandum addressed to all staff, from Principal Valdez Francis, workers were informed of a “staff development exercise” hosted by the Ministry of Education, […]

Arthur Holder

‘No loophole’

A well-known attorney is suggesting that Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers and conductors planning a $15 million class-action lawsuit against Government over fines for wearing uniforms do not have a legal leg to stand on. Arthur Holder, who is also Speaker of the House of Assembly, also believes the Magistrate’s Court ruling that sparked the […]

Update: St Thomas man injured in stabbing incident in The City

Police have revealed the identity of the man who was injured in a stabbing incident in The City just after 2 p.m. Kadeem Caddle, of Proute, St Thomas suffered several wounds after being involved in an altercation with another man along Swan Street. Caddle, reportedly ran from Swan Street to Prince Alfred Street, where he […]

Police probe stabbing incident in The City

Police are on the scene of a an alleged stabbing incident at Prince Alfred Henry Street, The City. According to reports , the victim was a man. He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. (more details as they come to hand.)

Man injured in accident at Oistins

Police are continuing investigations into an accident, which left a pedestrian nursing multiple injuries resulting from a collision involving a route taxi around 9:30 last night. Lawmen say Andy Parris, 62, of Silver Hill, Christ Church was walking along Oistins main road, just opposite the Silver Fox Arcade, in the same parish, when he was […]

Joy-Ann Haigh (right) embracing Charmaine Ifill, the mother of the Down Syndrome eight-year-old boy who was allegedly abused by a teacher at the Ellerton Primary School Special Education Unit.

Mum gets support

The outspoken mother of an eight-year-old boy with Down Syndrome who was allegedly beaten by a teacher at the Ellerton Primary School Special Education Unit, is getting the backing of the Barbados Down Syndrome Association. Charmaine Ifill is also receiving support from former communications specialist at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Joy-Ann Haigh, who has […]

Milton Lynch


Just two days after Government addressed security and environmental concerns at two rural schools, another was hit by apparent industrial action today. This morning the staff at the Milton Lynch Primary School were forced to call in parents to pick up students after all but three teachers called in sick. Barbados TODAY understands that the […]

All that’s left of the house where pensioner Eric Fenty died at Kew Road on Monday night.

Tragic end

Residents of Kew Road, Bank Hall, St Michael are reliving the nightmarish screams of an elderly man who was trapped in his house as fire raged through the wooden structure late Monday night. One resident who rushed to the back of 76-year-old pensioner Eric Fenty’s home recalled seeing one of his hands hanging through the […]

Chairman Morris Lee

PSV workers to seek $15m payday

Government could be facing a more than $15 million class action lawsuit from drivers and conductors fined within the last five years for not wearing uniforms. This is according to a source in the industry, who revealed that the matter was the focus of a discussion during a meeting of the Association of Public Transport […]

These scars were left on the skin of a special needs child after he was allegedly beaten by a teacher at the Ellerton Primary School.

Teacher removed

The teacher who is being accused of abusing an eight-year-old boy at the Ellerton Primary School’s Special Education Unit has been suspended Without going into details about the case, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw said she was extremely concerned about any form of violence in schools. She told Barbados TODAY that the teacher accused of beating the […]

Businessman remanded on drug related charges

A 56-year-old businessman charged in connection with over ten million dollars worth of cannabis and cocaine has been remanded to jail until March 19. George Reginald Ivan Parris, of No. 318 Inch Cape Terrace, Well House, St Philip was not required to plead to the indictable charges of possession, possession with intent to supply, possession […]

Three people injured in St Philip accident yesterday

Three people suffered injuries in an accident involving two cars along Carrington Road, St Philip around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. One vehicle was driven by Galvin King, 89, of Apple Hall, St Philip and the other by Damian Best, 38, of Lowthers Hill, Christ Church. A team of five fire officers had to use the […]

Elderly man perishes in house fire

Seventy-six-year-old Eric Fenty perished in a house fire, which destroyed his Kew Road, Bank Hall home around 11: 20 last night. According to police, a passer-by observed a small fire at the rear of the house and he tried to gain entry via a side door but failed. With the help of a second man, […]

These scars were left on the skin of a special needs child after he was allegedly beaten by a teacher at the Ellerton Primary School.

Mum fuming

A mother who alleges that her eight-year-old son was abused at the Ellerton Primary School’s Special Education Unit last week is calling for the teacher whom she claimed beat the child with a stick, to be removed from the institution as soon as possible. The parent said the teacher lashed the child because “he don’t […]

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