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St Peter trio charged with murder

Two St Peter men and a woman are behind bars at HMP Dodds after being charged with the murder of Ricardo Rock . Corneil Baggott, 38 of Major Walk; Fabian Omar Devonish, 33 of French Village, and Regina Danielle-Boyce of Six Mens, appeared at the Holetown Magistrates’ Court on November 29 before Magistrate Wanda Blair. […]

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Dwaine Paul

‘Respect jobless’

Attitudes to laid-off public workers by fellow Barbadians and creditors don’t impress a top Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) official, which, he suggests, are “scapegoating” the newly unemployed. After a meeting with workers of the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) was called off due to insufficient notice, Deputy General Secretary Dwaine Paul charged that the lack […]

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Gerard Borely

‘Brighter now’

Energy-saving light maker Caribbean LED Lighting Inc. is now seeing brighter days with its supplier in Canada, months after it became a casualty of Government’s foreign debt default. But six months later, the Ontario-based export credit agency Export Development Canada (EDC) appears less sympathetic to the economic situation here. The Government’s decision to suspend debt […]

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Temple Yard, Cheapside

‘Herb to stay’

Some members of the Rastafari community are opposed to the notion that a referendum should be the vehicle used to approve or deny their use of marijuana for their religious rites. Instead, they are calling for the decriminalization of cannabis for religious use to be rolled out alongside the legalization for medicinal purposes. From their […]

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Edward Clarke and Akanni McDowall

Deep cuts

Eighty-five per cent of retrenchment’s first phase completed Government has so far cut 1,282 workers out of a planned 1500 as part of its International Monetary Fund (IMF)-backed restructuring programme. This was revealed to members attending the Social Partnership conference yesterday chaired by Prime Minister Mia Mottley and convened at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre […]

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Keithroy Halliday and Leodeane Worrell

Tank less

In an apparent escalation of action in an attempt to recoup outstanding monies owed by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Innotech today moved to take control of several community tanks leased to the state-owned water company, BWA General Manager Keithroy Halliday has charged. This all happened on a day when the authority made a payment of […]

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Police locate missing girl Sade Archibald

Police report that Sade Archibald, 14, of Thompson Gap, Spooners Hill, St Michael, who was reported missing on Friday, December, 7 has been traced and is safe. The Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public for its assistance in this matter.

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Relocation of the Police Certificate of Character office

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has advised that the office of the Police Certificate of Character will be relocated from Sugar Cane Mall, Roebuck Street temporarily to Central Police Station effective Thursday, December 13. As a result the Certificate of Character office at Sugar Cane Mall will be closed on Wednesday, December 12,  to facilitate the […]

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Police investigate baby’s death

Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of an infant male that occurred  at 5:03 p.m. yesterday. He is three-month-old Neymar Jules, the son of Mishika Jules, 28, and Andre Skeete, 34, of Boscobelle, St Peter. According to police, Jules took her son to the Day-care and Pre-school where he is […]

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Fire destroys house at Clevedale, Black Rock, St Michael

Fire has destroyed a house at Clevedale, Black Rock, St Michael. A woman, whose name has not been disclosed, was at the wooden and wall house owned by Alvin Cadogan when the blaze started just after 10 o’ clock. The woman reportedly suffered minor injuries to her neck. Two fire tenders and nine officers responded […]

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Police investigate shooting in New Orleans, St Michael

  Two St Michael men are nursing gunshot injuries following a shooting incident at Hinkson Gap, New Orleans, St Michael around 12:40 p.m. According to police, Daryl Harris, 43, of Barbarees Gardens and Adrian Todd, 48, of Rock Gap, New Orleans were shot by an assailant known to them. Harris suffered injuries to both feet […]

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Hamilton Lashley


With Barbados on the verge of launching a legitimate marijuana industry, prominent former politician and community activist Hamilton Lashley is calling for the policy to favour Rastafarians and small farmers. Following Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s announcement on Friday that a legal framework to legitimize medical cannabis was taking shape and could be in force by […]

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CEO of Caribbean LED Gerard Borely (left) and Group CEO of the HADCO Group John Hadad.

Over to HADCO

The Trinidad & Tobago-based distribution company HADCO Group has acquired the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean LED Lighting. Making the announcement at Caribbean LED’s Lower Estate, St Michael location on Monday, Chief Executive Officer Gerard Borely, said majority ownership of the company shifted to HADCO, after Founder and Chairman Jim Reid decided to sell his 70 per cent […]

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Dwight Sutherland (left and Randall Banfield (right).

‘Basket of goods’ to expand – Minister

Shopping for some staple food items could soon become easier, as Government contemplates expanding the range of everyday items in the basket of goods, according Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland. The ‘basket’ currently contains close to 200 items that are currently exempt from the 17.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT). […]

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Edward Clarke

To the rescue

As more layoffs loom in the Government’s restructuring programme, The private sector has assured the Mia Mottley administration it will give priority to those retrenched public workers with requisite skills who apply for jobs. Chairman of the Private Sector Association of Barbados Edward Clarke said the commitment was made to Government today during a meeting […]

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Denis Depeiza

In or out?

A state of confusion now exists over whether the Barbados Prison Officers Association (BPOA) is indeed parting company with the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB). This comes on the same day that a veteran trade unionist is urging the Barbados Fire Association and the Barbados Police Association to also quit […]

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British PM delays crucial Brexit vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal on Monday, throwing Britain’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after admitting that she faced a rout. May’s move on the eve of the scheduled parliamentary vote opens up an array of possible outcomes ranging from a […]

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