Category: Local News

Lashley: Thompson was a great talent

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has extended condolences to the family and friends of Barbadian vocalist Clarence Thompson, who died at the weekend. He was 71. In a statement released today, Lashley said the entertainer will long be remembered as “one of the most outstanding vocalists that Barbados has ever produced”. Stating that Thompson’s passing […]

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T&T rocked by powerful earthquake

Trinidad and Tobago was rocked by a powerful earthquake around 5.45 p.m. Tuesday, which the Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies said was a 6.2 on the Richter Scale.   Citizens  immediately took to social media saying the shake-up was the worst most of them had ever felt. The location of the […]

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Businessman shot in The City

A 44-year-old City businessman has become the latest victim of a shooting incident. Police say Lester Antonio CarMichael was standing outside his establishment at Green Park Lane, St Michael last night around 11:50 PM when he was shot in the upper left chest. CarMicheal was reportedly in conversation with two men, one of whom subsequently […]

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Bring on the morality debate, BLP tells Sinckler

Corruption, mess and immorality are some of the words that currently describe the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), says Member of Parliament for St George South Dwight Sutherland. Levelling the charges over the weekend as he addressed a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) constituency branch meeting at the St George Community Centre, Sutherland said unless the […]

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NUPW compromises on its 16 per cent pay demand

There is still no agreement to the bitter pay impasse between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and management of the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA Inc.) At the end of another round of negotiations this afternoon, NUPW President Akanni McDowall emerged with news that the union had put a new set of […]

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Government makes antiretroviral therapy universally accessible

In an effort to further stem the problem of HIV, Government has moved to make antiretroviral therapy universally accessible to persons who have tested positive for the sexually transmitted virus in Barbados. Minister of Health John Boyce announced this morning during a news conference that the HIV Treat All initiative, which began in March last […]

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‘Flawed justice’

Amidst calls by women’s rights advocates here for speedier trial of sexual assault cases, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson today said the prosecution of such offences in Barbados was being “marred” by the length of time it took for these matters to go before the court. “What happens is that by the time we manage […]

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‘Region slow to adopt model disaster legislation’

Barbados is among several Caribbean countries that have failed to adopt model disaster management legislation recommended by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to help better manage hazards. The Model Comprehensive Disaster Legislation, which dates back to 2010, would regulate a coordinated disaster management plan for the region. Jamaica is the only country to […]

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Mottley wants Stuart to step in sewage mess

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is asking Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to step into the ongoing sewage mess on the south coast tourist belt that has forced the closure of the Worthing Beach in Christ Church. During a tour of the area this afternoon, accompanied by her Shadow Minister of the Environment and Energy Senator Wilfred […]

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No crisis

Environmental, water and health authorities have announced corrective measures to stave off a potential hazard on the south coast’s tourist belt, caused by runoff of sewage and an overflowing sluice at Worthing, Christ Church. Acting Director of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) Anthony Headley said on state television tonight the closing of Worthing Beach and […]

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Shemar’s verdict

No criminal charges will be brought against Shemar Weekes’ mother, or anyone else for that matter, in relation to the unnatural death of the 12-year-old boy last year. At least, not for the time being. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC, told Barbados TODAY this morning that having examined the police file and […]

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Too soft!

Child rights advocate Faith Marshall-Harris is reigniting debate on the issue of homeschooling, ridiculing the “derisory” $50 fine for parents found guilty of keeping their children away from school and warning of possible abuse and neglect “masquerading as homeschooling”. Delivering a position paper over the weekend on what should be contained in the laws of […]

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Canadian drug convict sent packing

A 21-year-old Canadian national was today handed over to immigration authorities after he was caught attempting to enter the country last Sunday with 23 sealed packages of cannabis, concealed in a false bottom in his suitcase. Andriy Kogut was arrested on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport and was subsequently charged by police with possession […]

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Suspect in Tudor Street shooting held

Police are reporting a breakthrough in their investigations into a recent shooting incident. Nineteen-year-old Shamar Victor Corbin of  3rd Avenue, Bush Hall, St Michael received multiple gunshot injuries to his chest whilst on board a minibus at Tudor Street, St Michael last Saturday. In a brief statement tonight, lawmen said a man was assisting them with […]

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Masked men strike at Enterprise, Christ Church

Police are on the hunt for two masked men responsible for the island’s latest shooting that left a 24-year-old man nursing injuries. The victim, Jamario Akeem Warren of Parish Land, Christ Church, was shot twice in the thigh while at a bus stop at Enterprise Main Road, Christ Church. The incident occurred around 7: 55 […]

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Veteran entertainer Clarence Thompson passes away

Barbados has lost a veteran entertainer. Clarence Thompson has passed away. Thompson, the man with a silky voice, is best known for popular songs, including Eternal Love, Express Yourself and Lucy’s Door. He was a member of the Opels and the band –  Organization.  

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Gas, diesel and LPG prices rise, kerosene drops

Barbadians will be paying more for gasoline, diesel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from midnight Sunday. They will however be paying less for kerosene. The price of gasoline will be adjusted from $2.84 per litre to $2.91 cents per litre, an increase of seven cents, while the new price of diesel will be $2.12, up […]

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