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No need to fret over Facebook scandal – Walcott

Digital Marketing Consultant Ian Walcott said he saw no reason for firms in Barbados and the region who use Facebook to generate a lot of their business to panic, in light of the ongoing so-called Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook has been embroiled in controversy after it emerged that Cambridge Analytica improperly shared data from 87 […]

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Justice in motion

At least one section of the Barbados Supreme Court Complex is to be temporarily relocated after environmental concerns this week forced a two-day closure of the building, although a new site has yet to be identified. A decision was taken today at a meeting of court officials and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), […]

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On board

A recently launched tour of Bridgetown could become a major heritage tourism attraction, according to Jeffrey Bostic, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) incumbent for The City. Bostic, along with his political leader, Mia Mottley, and BLP colleague Dwight Sutherland, this week joined a number of residents in taking the tour aboard the Solar Express, the […]

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‘We’re not a failed state’

Retired trade unionist Ulric Sealy is dismissing any notion that Barbados is a failed state or on the verge of becoming one. Without naming anyone, Sealy today said “some political commentators” would have people believe that Barbados had failed as a state because of the challenges it currently faces. However, delivering the weekly Astor B […]

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Not in Bim!

While gay rights advocates here have welcomed Thursday’s ruling in Trinidad and Tobago which decriminalized anal sex between two consenting adults, the same cannot be said for the average Barbadian. A Port of Spain judge yesterday ruled that sections of the Sexual Offences Act were unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and of no effect to […]

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St Lawrence Primary School to re-open on Tuesday

The St Lawrence Primary School in Christ Church is to re-open next week as the new school term begins. Word of this from Chief Education Officer Karen Best, who said the school, which was temporarily closed on February 26, 2018, due to environmental problems relating to the south coast sewerage system, would be ready to […]

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Vic Brewster passes away

  The media fraternity is mourning the passing of veteran broadcaster Vic Buddy Boy Brewster. The popular Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation radio and television personality died last night at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital following a lengthy illness. Brewster has been hailed as the consummate broadcaster who always promoted Barbadian music and inspired the development of young […]

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Murdered ZR conductor gets teary farewell

The tears were flowing freely down the cheeks of those who gathered at the Church of the Nazarene at Collymore Rock, St Michael this afternoon as they bade farewell to Kemar Alex Imar Gooding, the young ZR conductor who was killed late last month at the River bus terminal. “That can’t be Imar in that […]

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Fitting send-off

The St Mark’s Anglican Church was brimming with mourners this afternoon as hundreds came to commemorate the life and times of 63-year-old Angela Marcia Watson. The former president of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) died on April 1. The fishing community came out in their numbers to pay their respects to Watson, […]

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Lawyers concerned about Commonwealth voting case holdup

Some attorneys-at-law involved in a landmark case surrounding the rights of Commonwealth citizens to vote here are expressing concern over delays related to environmental conditions at the Supreme Court. With the date for the general election drawing closer – although Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is yet to announce the date, the poll is constitutionally due […]

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90-day extension good for democracy – Marshall

A leading university academic is supporting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision to use up as much of the 90 days constitutionally permitted following the automatic dissolution of Parliament before announcing a date for the general election. Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Dr Don Marshall also took a […]

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Our win too!

The gay rights advocacy group here has welcomed a ruling in Trinidad and Tobago which decriminalizes sex between two consenting people of the same sex. Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD) is describing the ruling as a Caribbean win. “This landmark case signifies a necessary step in the decolonization of our independent Caribbean […]

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Two plead not guilty causing a disturbance

Two St Michael women who appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today secured $2,500 bail after they denied the charges levelled against them. Lisa Antricia Grannum, 27, and Shernelle Latoya Jordan, both of Belle Land, My Lords Hill, are jointly charged with causing a disturbance in a public place, namely Odessa McClean Road, on […]

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Storeroom worker denies threatening ex

A 30-year-old storeroom worker accused of committing two criminal acts against the mother of his child, was granted $2,500 bail when he appeared in court today. Dwight Ramon Marridona Edwin, of Gaskin Road, Fairfield Cross Road, St Michael, is accused of assaulting Natasha Martindale on April 11 and uttering the words, “I am going to […]

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Yarde gets a break

A 29-year-old painter must be on his best behaviour if he wants to avoid spending time at HMP Dodds. Jabar Danko Yarde, of 1st Avenue Pionner Road, Bush Hall, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today and pleaded guilty to having $150 worth of cannabis in his possession yesterday. Sergeant Edwin Pinder told the […]

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Rape charge against Chase dismissed

A watersports operator no longer has a rape charge hanging over his head. The May 31, 2016 case for which Micah Laron Chase of No.4 Gullyfield Avenue, Bayville, St Michael was accused of having sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent, was dismissed in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Magistrates Douglas Frederick threw […]

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Seven days at Dodds

Political hopeful Herman Oral Lowe today informed a local magistrate that he had one week left to serve at HMP Dodds for contempt of court. Lowe, a candidate contesting the upcoming general election on a United Progressive Party (UPP) ticket for the St Michael West Central seat, was remanded to Dodds for defying a court […]

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