Category: Local News

Update: Fatal shooting at Chapman Street, St Michael

A man is dead following a shooting incident at Chapman Street, St Michael which occurred around 7:20p.m. Dead is 23-year-old Shaquille Greenidge, of No. 61 Kensington Lodge, St Michael. Police say Greenidge was riding a motorcycle long Chapman Street and Kings Street when masked men travelling in a car opened fire. Investigations are continuing. Lawmen are […]

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Police investigate shooting at Chapman Street, St Michael

Police are currently on the scene of a shooting incident at Chapman Street, St Michael. (more details as they come to hand.)

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Update: Road fatality in St James

One tourist died and another was injured in a road accident at Vauxhall Road, Holetown, St James. The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m and involved a car that was driven by 26-year-old Honey Griffith of Rock Hall, St Lucy. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, is a US citizen staying at the […]

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Police investigate road fatality in St James

Police are on the scene of a road fatality at Vauxhall Road, Holetown, St James. Barbados TODAY understands the victim was a woman.  A second person was also reportedly involved in the accident. That individual has been reportedly rushed to hospital for medical attention. (more details as they come to hand.)  

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Coconut vendor shot in Graeme Hall

Police are currently on the scene of a shooting incident at Graeme Hall Road near Top Rock, Christ Church. Police say one man, believed to be a coconut vendor, is nursing injuries to his chest. The injured man was taken to the QEH by ambulance. More details as they come to hand

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Some Lester Vaughan students to return to school Monday

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that classes will resume for third to fifth form students of the Lester Vaughan School tomorrow, Monday, October 22. An announcement will be made later about the date for the return of the first and second formers. (BGIS)

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Police investigating after fire at house occupied by 10

Police are investigating after a fire at a house on Massiah Street, St John. Police said they were called to the residence of Haven Whitehall at about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday for reports of a fire. The house was subdivided and occupied by 10 people. No one was at home at the time of the […]

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Houses destroyed by fire at Silver Hill Landing Scheme

Two houses have been destroyed, while a third was damaged, in a fire at Silver Hill Landing Scheme in Christ Church, police said Sunday. Police said that shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, they responded to a report of a house fire in the area. Two wooden houses, owned by Judy Nurse, 59, and  Carolyn […]

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Barbados wins Best Diaspora Documentary at AMAA 2018

Barbados has walked away a winner at  the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). Barbados claimed Best Diaspora Documentary at the 14th edition of the AMAA in Lagos, Nigeria. Barbados was up against several entries, including from Canada the U.S. in the category: AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary Evolutionary Blues (USA) Barrows: Freedom Fighter […]

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Flood Watch discontinued for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services has advised that the Flood Watch for the island has been discontinued. The flood Watch was discontinued with effect from 7 a.m today, Sunday, October, 21.

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UWI graduates urged to develop their island states, region

Graduates of the University of West Indies  Cave Hill campus were today reminded of their responsibility to develop their island states and the Caribbean. Chancellor Robert Bermudez was speaking during the graduation ceremony held this morning for the Faculties of Humanities & Education, Science and Technology, Law and Medical Sciences. The head of the UWI indicated that […]

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4.2 magnitude earthquake south of Barbados

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 was recorded south of the island this afternoon but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West indies (UWI), said that the quake occurred at 4.41 p.m. (local time). It was […]

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FTC completes SOL LP gas price investigation

The Fair Trading Commission, on its own initiative, has completed an investigation which was launched in September 2017 after receiving two consumer queries relating to the purchase of SOL 100 lb Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders. In each circumstance, the consumers alleged that they made a prepayment for LPG cylinders prior to a legislated price […]

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BLP outlines plans for 80th anniversary conference

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) officials have outlined plans for its annual general conference at the end of the month. At a brief press conference on Saturday, conference planning chairman Kurt Haynes said this year is extra special as it is the 80th anniversary of the BLP’s formation. He said the BLP is also celebrating the country’s […]

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Adverse weather conditions affect Caribbean Airlines flights

Caribbean Airlines is advising customers that due to adverse weather conditions, some of its flights for October 19 and 20 have been cancelled. The airline says the following flights for today have been cancelled: BW 456 from Barbados to Port of Spain BW 448 from Port of Spain to Barbados BW 449 from Barbados to […]

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Fatal word

Hours before an employee of the Attorney General’s Office was pronounced dead early this morning from an apparent medication overdose, he dropped a fateful hint to his mother Maxine Baker in a phone call from his workplace yesterday. Julian Watson, 36, of Ivy Main Road, St Michael was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) […]

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Shane Lowe

Default grade no surprise, say PM, BES

Yet another downgrade of the country’s sovereign debt to default status has come to no one’s surprise, the Government joined an independent expert in saying today. Given Government’s decision to embark on a debt exchange programme, Standard & Poor’s downgrade on Wednesday was expected, according to Prime Minister Mia Mottley and BES president Shane Lowe, […]

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