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Hurley accused of multiple offences

A 32-year-old St Michael man is due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today, charged with robbery, as well as several drug and traffic related offences. Jabari Michael Hurley, of Block 12K, Farm Road, Deacons Farm, has been held in connection with an October 6, 2017 robbery at Pile Bay, Spring Garden, St […]

Kendal Hill proprietor shot

A 62-year-old businessman is nursing a gunshot injury to his right shoulder following a shooting incident early this morning at Kendal Hill, Christ Church. The victim, Coaston Payne, is the proprietor of a small retail shop which is attached to his Kendal Hill dwelling. Police say sometime after 4 a.m. Wednesday, he encountered an unknown […]

Another sewage breach reported along the south coast

It was another day of misery for pedestrians and business operators along sections of the south coast, amid what the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) said today was another breach in the network system and a blockage in the sewage lines. This resulted in overflows of effluent water in the Hastings, Worthing and Rendezvous areas. Although […]

Serious accident at Pilgrim Road

At this hour police are on the scene of a serious accident at Pilgrim Road, Christ Church. Details are still sketchy, but the driver of a heavy-duty vehicle had to be rushed to hospital by ambulance after smashing into a wall. Up to 11:30 p.m. the road remained impassable following the 10 p.m. accident.  

Three-vehicle smash up at Porters, St James

Three people complained of injuries following a three-vehicle smash up today along Porters, St James. The accident, which occurred around 12:30 p.m., involved a minibus, B84, driven by 33-year-old Richan Bourne of Lodge Road, Christ Church; a silver Suzuki hired car, driven by 32-year-old Jessica Walker of Husbands, St James; and a white Toyota van, […]

Striking CBC employees to go back to work

Striking workers at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) will be back on the job tomorrow, in what their union, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) said was a show of good faith ahead of talks between the state broadcaster and the BWU, initiated by Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo. The union last night called […]

S&P warns of another Barbados downgrade

The international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today warned of the possibility of another downgrade of Barbados over the next 12 months, while calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to take the necessary steps to lower the country’s high fiscal deficit, strengthen its external liquidity, and reverse its low level of international reserves. The […]

St Lucian woman caught with $100,000 worth of cocaine

A 23-year-old St Lucian woman is due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court here today after she was nabbed on arrival at  the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday with two kilogrammes of cocaine, valued at $100,000. Johnelle Leeanne Pierre now faces four charges of possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and […]

Prison officer arrested and charged

A 54-year-old prison officer is due to appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court here today after he was arrested and charged with three drug offences. Robin Wesley Wiltshire of Coach Hill, St John is accused of possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis. Members of the Drug Squad executed a search […]

Kyle exhales

Being home has never felt better for Barbadian cricketer Kyle Mayers. Mayers returned home late Friday night after being trapped in hurricane-ravaged Dominica for four days. In an interview with Barbados TODAY shortly after he collected his daughter N’Kyah from school, Mayers said it felt great to be back and surrounded by loved ones. “It’s […]

UPDATE-Elderly man struck and killed by minibus

Police have revealed the identity of the victim of Wednesday night’s road fatality, which occurred along St Martins Road, St Philip, at its junction with Harlington Road around 10:20 p.m. He is 68-year-old Wilton McAndrew of Suttle Street, St Michael, and formerly of St Martins, St Philip. Brathwaite was reportedly attempting to cross the road […]

Met office issues severe weather bulletin

Barbadians are being warned to brace for adverse weather conditions from Sunday night. A short while ago, the Barbados Meteorological Services served notice of a strong tropical wave, which was located about 1200 miles east of the Windward islands at 8 a.m. today. Met officials say some slow development is possible over the next few days […]

Police make special appeal on behalf of Anguilla victims

In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the Barbados-based Regional Police Training Centre has launched a relief effort on behalf of 11 Anguillan police recruits and one instructor. “These officers are currently training at the Regional Police Training Centre, and away from their families and friends, in their time of need,” a statement […]

Twenty-six murders ‘a fairly good figure’

A senior police officer is suggesting the number of murders recorded so far this year is no big deal, describing the 26 homicides as “a fairly good figure” and “an alright figure”. With the country recording just under three murders each month, Crime Prevention Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force Stephen Griffith has suggested […]

Musical cop promoted

Former Assistant Superintendent of Police Andrew Lynch has been appointed Superintendent and Deputy Director of Music in the Royal Barbados Police Force Band. He received his instruments of appointment from Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith during an official ceremony at Police Headquarters on Tuesday. Lynch, who joined the police band on July 1, 1997, […]

Five men charged with murder of British national

Police are reporting a major breakthrough in their investigations into the murder of 49-year-old British businessman Steven Weare, who was reported missing last month. Lawmen have also confirmed that the body of a Caucasian man, which was discovered in a remote area at Melverton, St George on Friday, September 1, was Weare’s. The British car […]

Maradona says he is a ‘soldier’ for Maduro

BUENOS AIRES – With Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing criticism from around Latin America and the world amid a deepening political crisis, Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said he was willing to fight for the embattled leftist regime. “We are chavistas until death,” Maradona wrote on his official Facebook page on Monday night, using a […]