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UPDATE: Body found at Westbury Cemetery

Police have identified the body found in Westbury Cemetery Sunday morning as that of Stephen McDonald Cadogan, 60, of 3rd Avenue, Holder’s Land, Brandons, St Michael. Around 6:15 a.m., police received a call from a woman who said she had just come across the lifeless body of an elderly man in the cemetery. Cadogan’s identity […]

13 people injured in two-vehicle collision

Police and other emergency personnel responded to a collision Saturday evening, which left 13 people complaining of various injuries. The collision occurred around 7:20 p.m. along Belmont Road, St Michael, and involved a minibus and a motor car. The motor car was travelling west towards the city and the minibus was travelling in the opposite […]

Body found at Westbury Cemetery

Police are at the scene of the discovery of a body at the Westbury Cemetery, Westbury Road, St Michael. Around 6:15 Sunday morning, police responded to a report that a man was discovered with stab wounds and is believed to be dead. Investigations are ongoing.

Shooting in The Pine leaves man dead

A 44-year-old man was killed in a shooting incident at Golden Rock, The Pine, St Michael, Saturday night. Shortly before midnight, police said Keron Anthony Hodge, 44, of #92 Midway Lane, Pinelamds, St Michael, was reportedly liming with other people when a group of men passed by and discharged firearms. Hodge was shot in his […]

Port officials respond to social media video alleging theft

Barbados Port Inc (BPI) says it has been made aware of a video circulating on social media platforms, which shows people removing wheels from vehicles amidst a backdrop of cargo containers. “This is not a local video, but more importantly does not depict the plant of the Port of Bridgetown,” BPI said in a statement […]

ACE Programme helping boys at St Leonard’s

It has only been five weeks but the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust/St Leonard’s Boys’ Alternative Curriculum & Entrepreneurship Programme is already reaping success. The programme is the brainchild of Year Head, Winston Cumberbatch, who realized that some of the boys were going down the wrong path when they reached Third Form. To illustrate the problem, […]

BTMI announces two new senior appointments

Petra Roach and Marsha Alleyne have accepted two new senior appointments at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), effective Monday, October 7. To strengthen and strategically lead the further development of Barbados’ brand, BTMI has promoted Petra Roach to the newly-created post of Head, Global Markets. In this role, she will be responsible for formulating […]

liat

‘Unscheduled maintenance’ on two aircraft forces cancellation of LIAT flights

LIAT is currently running a reduced schedule due to “unscheduled maintenance” on two aircraft, the company said Friday. Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said the unscheduled maintenance would see the aircraft out of service for “several days.” “Therefore, several adjustments had to be made to the flight schedule,” Reifer-Jones said. The CEO said the company […]

Today’s weather

Synopsis: Weak unstable conditions are affecting the island. Forecast: Part cloudy with brief isolated showers, however some localized activity is possible over western, central and northern districts during late afternoon. Wind: Generally form the SE at 10 to 25 km/h. Seas: Slight to moderate in open water with swells from 1.0m to 1.5m. Tonight Synopsis: […]

Shawn Best

Not fair, says PSV workers

Public Service Vehicle (PSV) workers feel let down by the Transport Authority and vehicle owners for denying them the right to have their grievances heard, PSV Workers’ Association president Shawn Best has declared. Ahead of this weekend’s meeting between the Transport Authority and PSV owners over the controversial ‘five-minute’ rule, Best has vehemently criticised a […]

Words of wisdom

Spend only what is yours; keep your reputation good and maintain your integrity. These words of wisdom were handed down to 61 new lawyers who were admitted to the Bar this afternoon by Acting Attorney General Wilfred Abrahams, who cautioned them not to become a statistic for the wrong reason. Describing them as an “eclectic […]

Car imports feel ASYCUDA pinch

The inability to clear vehicles at the Bridgetown Port as a result of issues with the ASYCUDA World system is threatening to put the brakes on Barbados’ largest importer of electric vehicles. However, Government is giving the assurance that all the “teething problems” would be sorted very soon and the doing business environment in Barbados […]

Investigators told to be sensitive to LGBTQ community

As local and regional law enforcement push towards improving their skills in investigating sexual offences, the head of one women’s organization says that handling of crimes of this nature against the LGBTQ community must be part of the discourse. This afternoon president of the Business and Professional Woman’s Club of Barbados Nicole Alleyne pointed out […]

Make-believe

Barbados and other independent states in the region have been suffering from “fiscal illusion” over the years, says lecturer in economics at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus Dr Ankie Scott-Joseph. She made the point today while delivering research findings at the university on the topic Fiscal Illusion: A Caribbean Perspective. […]

Hamilton Lashley

Hypocrisy!

If former Member of Parliament Hamilton Lashley could have his way, members of Barbados’ elite and planter class could not benefit “one red cent” from the proposed cannabis industry in Barbados. The outspoken Lashley recalled that he was ridiculed when he stood in the House of Assembly and called for the decriminalisation of cannabis. He […]

Chad Monerville

Youth to hear more about CSME at symposium

As part of their efforts to sensitise Barbadian youth about opportunities within the CARICOM Single Market and the Economy (CSME), Barbados’ CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Chad Monerville and Tirshatha Jeffrey will participate in a youth oriented Symposium and Service Fair to be held tomorrow Saturday on the grounds of the St. Barnabas Church. Under the theme: […]

Not so fast, Prescod

Vice-president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Andre Worrell is accusing Government of trying to “strong arm” workers of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) into shifting from a Monday to Friday work week, to an arrangement where they can work any five days out of seven. Worrell contended that not only was Government attempting to […]