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The parents of Dario Lloyd (inset), Angela Lloyd and Ricardo Phillips.

Parents want answers after death

The parents of Dario Lloyd who was gunned down five years ago want answers regarding the circumstances surrounding the 20-year-old’s death. Mother Angela Lloyd and father Ricardo Phillips, told Barbados TODAY that they were praying and hoping to see the day when Lloyd’s killer was caught, and stand before the law courts to give the […]

Reverend Dr Adrian Smith

Crucial vote

The Eastern West Indies’ Province of the Moravian Church may have found itself in a similar position in electing a new Bishop as the Anglican Diocese of Barbados did last year. However, the Moravian Church will still be able to function efficiently, even if the position is left vacant. During the Church’s Provincial Synod, which […]

Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith (left) and ICBL’s Oliver Jordan during today’s presentation.

Police get fresh ‘eyes on crime’

Police have been forced to depend on technology to make up for citizens’ unwillingness to share information on crimes they have witnessed, Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has said, as the Police Force accepted a donation of new surveillance cameras. Declaring that policing was far more complex now than it was  25 years ago, Griffith […]

Veteran bandleader Gwyneth Squires

Jump-up ‘down’, say bandleaders

Grand Kadooment bandleaders report a major decrease in costume sales, suggesting the climactic jumpup to end the Crop Over Festival may see fewer costumed revellers on the Mighty Grynner Highway. With two weeks left to Crop Over carnival of costume bands, some bandleaders are holding on to a silver lining – a last-minute registration rush […]

Sharon Moravian Church

Moravians ‘to join crime fight, help at-risk youth’

The Moravian Church has declared it’s recommitting itself to the fight against crime and to increase its efforts to meet the needs of at-risk youth. As the church’s Synod continued at the Sharon Moravian Church on Thursday, the over 100 delegates from across the Eastern Caribbean, examined a resolution to support, encourage and develop young […]

Remedy coming

Amid complaints that members of the public have been unable to fill some prescriptions at pharmacies at polyclinics, the Ministry of Health says it has taken immediate steps to address the problem. Patients seeking medication for diabetes and hypertension took to radio talk shows today to report that they were being turned away when they […]

Wayne Dexter Reid

Charge dismissed

Just three days after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) urged police officers to be thorough in their investigations, a man accused of having almost 300 pounds of cannabis at his residence has walked free because of a lack of evidence. The case against Wayne Dexter Reid was dismissed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick  yesterday in […]

Members of the executive from left. third vice president Kimberley Agard; second vice president Charles Bostic; first vice president Kim Webster, president Akanni McDowall; general treasurer Pamela Humphrey and general manager Roy Greenidge.

Membership dwindling at NUPW

It appears that ongoing acrimony within the ranks of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is taking its toll on membership with a dramatic falloff in numbers by more than 30 per cent in the last two years, a source within the public sector trade union has revealed. “We are really seeing a steep […]

Andrew Pilgrim

‘So long’

Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim has won a monumental victory over the Barbados Court of Appeal that gives him the greenlight to take an outstanding matter directly to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for resolution. In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, the CCJ gave Pilgrim the authority to “leapfrog” the local Court of Appeal and […]

Just one jump by Bag

  It will be his first and last performance in the tent for 2019 and he intends to make it count. Red Plastic Bag will be giving patrons “no less than half hour” of performance tonight at De First Citizens/Digicel Big Show, at the Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road. In the tent’s last show […]

Senator Dr Jerome Walcott

‘Stale’ tourism offerings in need of facelift

If Barbados is to get a bigger slice of the multi-billion dollar international cruise industry, then this country’s tourism product needs to be urgently refreshed. This is according to findings of the final report of the National Cruise Development Commission, which identified several key areas which have contributed to the worrying trend of low spend […]

Rawdon Adams

Adams warns against over-regulating financial industry

The Mia Mottley administration is being urged to reform old legislation while guarding against implementing new ones that could place too much burden on this country’s financial services industry, a Government Senator who leads the financial technology industry has warned. Speaking on proposed amendments to Securities (Amendment and Validation of Fees) Bill, 2019, Senator Rawdon […]

Neil Murrell

NSC starts move to Gymnasium

The state-run National Sports Council (NSC), which is currently experiencing environmental challenges at its Blenheim, St Michael headquarters, started to relocate its operations today to the Wildey Gymnasium. However, Acting Director Neil Murrell told Barbados TODAY he did not expect the transition to be completed before early next week. Murrell said while some of the […]

Senator Dr Rommel Springer

Barbados ‘still not catering’ to disabled tourists

A Government Senator is calling on his administration to do more to tap into the niche market of disabled tourists. According to Senator Dr Rommel Springer, while there continues to be cursory mention of catering to the disabled travelling public, there needs to be more meaningful steps towards making this a reality. During debate on […]

Senator Kay McConney

‘Smart Bridgetown’

A ‘Smart Bridgetown’, involving free Internet access, computer-controlled parking and a mobile guide for tourists, is “a few months away”, the Minister for Smart Technology has declared. Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology Senator Kay McConney told the Senate: “There will be three basic aspects of our Smart Bridgetown. First, it is free access […]

Minister of the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey

Difficult plastics ban

Government’s decision to ban single-use plastics has been no easy journey, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey has admitted. And while declaring his ministry was committed to “staying the course” on the issue, Humphrey said while many Barbadians are committed to the massive change in principle, they were not willing to […]

Colin Jordan

‘No room’ for discrimination against tourists – Jordan

Workers in the tourism industry have been told by Minister of Labour Colin Jordan that there is no room for discrimination against tourists. Jordan, himself a former tourism executive, took his anti-discrimination message to a seminar on inclusive tourism organised jointly by the gay and lesbian advocacy group, B-GLAD, the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Canadian […]

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