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New list of QCs released

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley and Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley are among a list of over a dozen attorneys to be elevated to the level of Queen’s Counsel (QC). Other notable names on the just-released list are Supreme Court Registrar Barbara Cooke-Alleyne; attorney for the CLICO Judicial Manager Ramon […]

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Mass layoffs begin at the Nation newspaper

More than a dozen posts are to be made redundant at the Nation Publishing Company by the end of May, as it proceeds with previously-announced staff cuts. Today the newspaper company, which is owned by the Trinidad-based One Caribbean Media Group (OCM), began the process of informing the affected workers of their pending terminations after […]

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Away with both Mia and Freundel, says coalition

If one of this island’s newest political groupings gets its way, both Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley would be out of this country’s legislature for good. In fact, all 30 incumbent Members of Parliament be out of the House of Assembly. The three-party coalition – comprising the Bajan Free Party (BFP), […]

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No election jobs

With general elections due here within the next two months, yet another state-run agency is dismissing reports of a major hiring drive. In almost identical denial to one made by head of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) Keith Neblett last week, General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Keithroy Halliday said today his organization […]

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Fond farewell

by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce It was more of a celebratory than sombre mood at the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Jemmott’s Lane, St Michael this morning, as Catholic leaders from across the region joined with family, friends and other well wishers in bidding a fond farewell to Father Peter Thomas Clarke, who passed away in hospital […]

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Two Guyanese men convicted of drug trafficking

Two Guyanese men have been sentenced to time at HMP Dodds for trafficking cocaine and cannabis. Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser had previously admitted to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and two kilogrammes of cannabis on the vessel, the Lady Sandra, on September 10, 2015. The drugs […]

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Inniss ordered to stay away from woman

A 46-year-old man was granted $3,000 bail today when he appeared in a Bridgetown court on a driving charge. It is alleged that Charlie O’Neal Inniss, of Branchbury, St Joseph, being a person in charge of a vehicle did bodily harm to Rena Burgess, on April 5, by wanton driving. Inniss, who appeared before Magistrate […]

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Sorry, brother!

Sibling refuses to accept apology The brother of a 56-year-old man, currently on remand at HMP Dodds, has vehemently refused to accept his apology. Horace Chesterfield Jones, of Belle Gully, St Michael, apologized for damaging a window belonging to his brother Collins on March 11 without lawful excuse, saying: “I am sorry for my actions […]

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Two men left homeless by fire

Two men are now homeless following a fire of unknown origin which destroyed a wooden home at Pegwell Boggs, Christ Church on Monday night. The home was owned by 67-year-old Wesley Dume, of St Christopher, Christ Church, and occupied by 36-year-old Kurt Marius and 56-year-old Godfrey Glasgow, who have been forced to reach out to […]

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Tragic end

In one fell swoop, 72-year-old Lucene Bishop lost two of her three sons in a deadly overnight blaze which occurred at her Lot 15, Fairview #1, Christ Church home. Her deceased sons – 42-year-old Ricardo Harewood and 43-year-old Mark Harewood – met their unfortunate demise around 12:45 this morning when the rear section of the […]

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Police arrest Bulgarian fugitive

Police today nabbed a 39-year-old Bulgarian national who is wanted in Antigua and Barbuda. Martin Mititrov Dachenski was arrested on board the cruise ship MSC FANTASIA after arriving here around 8 a.m. Dachenski was on bail in Antigua after being arrested and charged for electronic fraud and larceny in December 2017.   He fled the […]

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Two charred bodies discovered at Fairview

Police say the charred remains of two individuals were discovered at Fairview, Christ Church in the wee hours of this morning. The discovery was made around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday by fire fighters who responded to a house fire at lot #15, Fairview #1. The rear section of the wooden house was gutted, whilst the remainder suffered […]

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Tech expert suggests way of boosting reserves

A regional technology industry expert is suggesting that Barbados’ dwindling foreign exchange reserves could receive a much needed boost if the island were to increase its use of blockchain technology. Roland Haggins, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) director for the digital infrastructure development company Nuco Global Inc, pointed out that financial technology (Fintech) use was rapidly […]

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Look beyond the poll!

Inniss warns that elections are not all that matter

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Fire leaves two Christ Church men homeless

Two Christ Church men are now homeless after fire destroyed their house at Pegwell Boggs just after 9 p.m. A neighbouring house was also severely damaged in the blaze. Thirty-six-year-old Kurt Marius who shared the destroyed two-bedroom wooden house with his friend 56-year-old Winston Glasgow said despite their efforts and help from neighbours they were […]

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Sugar season finally takes off

The 2018 sugar crop is finally under way following a pledge by Government to start paying cane farmers this week, most of the $8.9 million in outstanding payments for the 2016-2017 crop. Chairman of the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL) Mark Sealy told Barbados TODAY this afternoon the agreement was reached on Friday at a […]

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BUT says system of school allocations contributes to violence

The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is calling on Government to ditch its current policy of allocating students to secondary schools, arguing it was contributing to a rise in school violence. BUT President Pedro Shepherd said a special committee established by the union two months ago, following a series violent incidents among students, concluded that […]

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