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St Michael duo charged with murder

Two St Michael men, jointly charged with murder, appeared in a Bridgetown Court this morning but were not required to plead to the indictable offence. They are, 20-year-old Christopher Anderson Shepherd, of Queen’s Street and 28-year-old Rico Richan Malcolm Benn, of Dukes Alley in Nelson Street. The duo is accused of murdering LeAndrew Sharvar Coward […]

Former crime fighter granted bail in the High Court

Former senior police crime fighter Ashford Athelbert Rat Brown Jones has been granted bail by the High Court on an ammunition charge. This after his attorney Michael Lashley Q.C., was successful in getting the case against Jones transferred from the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to the High Court for an urgent application. The accused appeared […]

Attorneys to file urgent bail application for “Rat Brown”

Attorneys for accused former policeman Ashford Athelbert Rat Brown Jones are before the High Court for an urgent bail application on his behalf. This after the 72-year-old, of Goodland, Christ Church appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with having possession of 100 rounds of .40mm ammunition in his possession without a […]

Bad blood

There seems to be a storm brewing in the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWI) between Barbadian students and non-nationals. This was made even more apparent following the sudden removal of the Barbadian Vice President, Terian Reid, through a no-confidence motion last week, brought by a President […]

Professor Densil Williams

Top ranking

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is looking to save some $30 billion in costs over the next two years. This was disclosed by Pro-Vice Chancellor for Planning Professor Densil Williams who also told a news briefing at the Cave Hill Campus this afternoon that the UWI will at the same time focus on […]

Former CBC workers lash out at BWU

Just over a year after being sent home from the state-owned television station, former Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) workers have taken aim at the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) whose representation, they say has left much to be desired. The upset workers comprise mainly those who have been forced to fight an uphill battle for pensions […]

Research-ready but waiting on legislation

The University of the West Indies (UWI) says it is ready to move full steam ahead in conducting research into marijuana for medicinal purposes as the Barbados Government pushes on with plans to develop a medical cannabis industry. However, Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Cave Hill Campus Professor Eudine Barriteau explained today that the […]

Drainage works impacting two Ch Ch schools

The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is concerned about ongoing construction in close proximity to the Milton Lynch Primary School and the Christ Church Girls’ School, complaining that staff and students at these two institutions are being impacted by noise and dust. BUT president Sean Spencer told Barbados TODAY that works have been ongoing for […]

BUT President Sean Spencer

Wait and see

Government’s announcement that it plans to appoint temporary public officers across the board in the coming months, is being met with some scepticism by the country’s largest teachers’ union. This morning president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Sean Spencer told Barbados TODAY that this latest promise from Prime Minister Mia Mottley was one […]

Accounting changing with the times

The accounting profession continues to come under tremendous pressure from new forms of technology including artificial intelligence, but one professional is giving the assurance that accountancy was not a “sunset” industry. In fact, said Chief Executive Officer of First Citizens Bank Carol Eleuthere-Jean Marie, accountants can still be considered the “lifeblood” of many businesses. Her […]

Republic to focus on SMEs

One commercial bank says it is cognizant of the challenges the small and medium-sized enterprise sector faces and pledges to do more to help the sector flourish. Manager of Corporate Credit at Republic Bank (Barbados) Ltd. Stacey Hem Lee said the financial institution considered the SME sector critical to economic growth and would therefore be […]

Ryan Straughn

Appointment of public officers a boost

Government’s decision to appoint temporary public officers across the board in the coming months, would likely serve as a substantial activity generator within the Barbados economy, says Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn. Yesterday Straughn told Barbados TODAY that given the large number of workers who will finally get security of tenure, some […]

Edward Clarke

Facilitation of business improving

Following recent rounds of Social Partnership talks, the private sector says it is pleased with progress being made by Government to address the vexing issue of business facilitation. However, while indicating that the business community would be doing all it could to help speed up the process, Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) […]

Sharmane Roland-Bowen

‘Do your job’

In light of a number of recent accidents across the island, the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) is pleading with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) to immediately start enforcing breathalyzer testing. Though acknowledging that not all accidents were as a result of alcohol consumption, president of the BRSA Sharmane Roland-Bowen told Barbados TODAY she […]

Motorcade for Barbados Tridents tomorrow

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will join Barbadians in a grand celebration tomorrow, Friday, October 18, in honour of the recent capture of the Hero CPL T20 trophy by the Barbados Tridents. The Celebrate 246: Barbados Stand Up! motorcade will move off from the historic Kensington Oval at 1 p.m. and travel through Bridgetown, before […]

Former senior officer on ammunition charges

A former senior police officer is expected to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 18, charged with possession of 100 rounds of ammunition without a valid licence to do so. He is 72-year-old Ashford Athelbert Jones, of Goodland Christ Church. According to a release from the Royal Barbados Police Force, officers […]

Govt tackling high food bill

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has launched an initiative aimed at slashing Barbados’ gigantic food import bill, transforming the economy and empowering hundreds of young farmers. Agriculture Minister Indar Weir today announced that more than one hundred successful participants of Government’s Farmers’ Empowerment and Enfranchisement Drive (FEED) programme would be leased as many […]