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Criminal charges laid against boys in school bus stabbing incident

Criminal charges laid against boys in school bus stabbing incident

Police have arrested and formally charged two schoolboys in connection with a stabbing incident which occurred sometime around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, on board a school bus. A third boy, who is 15-years-old, was stabbed twice in the upper left side of his back during the incident. The two school boys, ages 14 […]

Man who assaulted police commissioner back in court

Man who assaulted police commissioner back in court

The man who assaulted Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith was back in court today. Dewayne Carlo Griffith, 39, of Crab Hill, St Lucy, was arrested and charged for a number of offences which were committed against the Commissioner in the Crab Hill area on Saturday, October 28. He reappeared in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court and […]

St Peter woman missing

St Peter woman missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Roxanne Matthews, of Collins, Boscobel, St Peter. Matthews, formerly of Broomfield, St Lucy, was last seen sometime around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, by her boyfriend Hugh Thompson at his Collins residence. At the time she was wearing blue leggings and a faded pink shirt. […]

Son missing

Son missing

The mother of a St John man who has been missing for over three weeks is praying for her son’s safe return home. The sudden disappearance of 43-year-old George Bailey on October 20, has shaken both his mum, Joycelyn Bailey, and the entire community of Sherburne, St John. Neighbours have launched a search party in […]

Engineer casts doubts on Hurricane Irma’s strength

Engineer casts doubts on Hurricane Irma’s strength

A local engineering consultant has cast doubt on the strength of the winds from Hurricane Irma that affected several other northern caribbean territories in September. At the same time, Director of Consulting Engineers Partnership (CEP) Tony Gibbs is warning that Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean must upgrade their buildings codes to withstand category […]

Insurance sector worried about number of road fatalities

Insurance sector worried about number of road fatalities

Insurance companies here are expressing concern over the increasing number of road fatalities, which they blame on “lawlessness”, “indiscipline” and intoxication. Barbados has recorded 24 road deaths so far this year, more than double the ten recorded for all of last year. The most recent fatality occurred on Saturday, November 4, when 78-year-old Bentley Belgrave, […]

‘National shutdown policy crucial to visitor confidence’

‘National shutdown policy crucial to visitor confidence’

The absence of a proper national shutdown policy in Barbados in the event of a major hurricane could have a telling impact on the tourism sector, British Virgin Islands (BVI) Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus warns. Flax-Brutus explained that following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which left many tourists stranded for several days […]

Privatize school bus system, AOPT suggests

Privatize school bus system, AOPT suggests

A grouping of public service vehicle (PSV) owners is proposing the use of private contractors to provide student transport services, similar to what pertains in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) said this would reduce violence on school buses, such as the incident last week, […]

Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite wants Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to put crime, as well as disaster management, on their agenda for the next meeting of heads of government due at the end of February next year. The authorities here have been scrambling for answers to the spate of gun crimes […]