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Seven escape juvenile detention facility

Police have launched an islandwide search for seven boys who escaped from the Government Industrial School at Dodds, St Philip, last night. Before their detention, the teenagers lived in the St Michael, St George, St James and Christ Church areas. Lawmen say they want help from the public in getting the boys back at the […]

Upscale heists

Police have arrested three Argentinians believed to be responsible for stealing millions of dollars in cash and gold from affluent neighbourhoods across the island. Sources close to the probe tell Barbados TODAY that between late last year and yesterday, the trio hit houses from the South to the West Coast, including the Sandy Lane, St […]

Police probe armed robbery at Sandy Lane residence

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a private residence in the Sandy Lane, St James community in the early hours of this morning. Public Relations Officer Inspector David Welch said jewellery and money were stolen from the house by two armed, masked men around 3 am.  Anyone with information about the matter is asked to […]

No bullying zone

Frederick Smith Secondary School students and staff won’t have it.

Centenarian gives thanks

George Hamilton Alleyne testifies 
on his 100th birthday.

Help for ex-offenders

Authorities are considering setting up a transitional facility to help ex-convicts and troubled youth from the Government Industrial School reintegrate into society. Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite said this would temporarily solve the housing problem plaguing many former offenders who have nowhere to go, or are shunned by family members. He […]

Regional support for Sinckler

Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler is getting some empathy from one of his regional counterparts as the Freundel Stuart administration moves ahead with its retrenchment programme. Grenada’s Former Minister of Finance Nazim Burke told Barbados TODAY while he would not give any advice to Sinckler, he well understood his position having walked in similar shoes. […]


Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur says recent statements by Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick  to the effect that Government’s economic policiy is headed down the wrong track are very telling. And in the midst of the worrying retrenchment of thousands of Government workers, he says the Government urgently needs to address what he considers […]

We need private sector growth, says Arthur

Barbados’ growth and development will have to be essentially private sector led. Former Prime Minister and parliamentary representative for St Peter, Owen Arthur, made this observation today while addressing members of the Press in Parliament Building, The City. Arguing that Barbados is facing an economic challenge of unprecedented proportions, Arthur said: “The time has come […]

Help us find jobs!

The president of the Barbados National Organization for the Disabled (BARNOD) wants more to be done to assist the disabled community in finding a job after their studies. In addition, Colbert Ashby said there was a need for companies to offer job attachments to people with disabilities so they could contribute financially to the Barbados economy. […]

Poor response to $10m training fund

Jobless Barbadians are not taking full advantage of Government’s $10 million Unemployment Retraining Fund. In making the revelation this morning, Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo urged those on the breadline, especially the 3,000 public sector workers who will be retrenched by March, to utilize the fund. “Government has established a $10 million unemployment retraining […]

Reinstate them

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is holding out hope that some workers sent home at the start of Government’s retrenchment exercise last week will be reinstated. In particular, the NUPW general secretary Dennis Clarke believes a strong case can be made out in circumstances where the sole breadwinners have been dismissed. He spoke […]

Minister issues 'joyride' warning

Minister of Education, Ronald Jones has issued an edict that the days of school children joyriding for free on Transport Board buses are numbered. In fact, he says every effort will be made to ensure incidences of bullying, incidences of bad behaviour and the incidence of children not coming to school on time are reduced. […]

Bank pulls back on lending to Govt workers

Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited has pulled back on its lending to Government workers, in response to the Government’s ongoing retrenchment programme, Company CEO Ian DeSouza has also indicated that the new policy is likely to remain in place for the next two months. “ . . . [It] is a fact that once we became aware […]

Estwick’s cure

Outspoken Cabinet minister Dr David Estwick said today the Freundel Stuart administration was using the wrong medicine to cure the country’s worrying  economic problems. Estwick, who is the Minister of Agriculture and a former Minister of Economic Affairs, also said that while he understood the strategy being adopted by the Ministry of Finance and the Central […]

Churches must ‘join forces’ for harsh times

The church has always played a significant role in assisting the needy in society but the critical time has come for all sectors of society to join in and offer support. This is according to chairman of the Barbados Christian Council, Monsignor Vincent Blackett, as he spoke to Barbados TODAY this morning about the current […]

Centre to reduce diabetes

A centre that promises to rid Barbados of its notorious title of “amputation capital of the Caribbean” has opened with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart promising a nationwide press against the diabetes that costs Barbadians their limbs. Stuart declared open the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre For The Caribbean that will specialize in preventative, therapeutic, and rehabilitative […]