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Tourism slowdown

Tourism slowdown

The Caribbean’s tourism sector is now expected to register slower growth in 2017 than the 3.5 per cent projected earlier this year. Addressing a news conference at the World Travel Market in London this week, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Dionisio D’Aguilar said that due to the devastating impact of recent hurricanes, the […]

Hoyte sent up for 28 days

Hoyte sent up for 28 days

A 24-year-old man, accused of having five rounds of ammunition, got an automatic 28-day stay at HMP Dodds today. Rachad Roudolf Hoyte, of 3rd Avenue Chapman Lane, St Michael, was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which allegedly occurred on October 10. Hoyte, who is represented by attorney-at-law Romain Marshall, will make his […]

Phillips accused of threatening to kill cop

Phillips accused of threatening to kill cop

A 48-year-old St Joseph man has been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for the next three weeks. David Ricardo Phillips of Chimborazo is accused of uttering the threatening words, “ I gine r******* kill you.  I gine kill you,” towards Special Constable Kerry-Ann Burnett on November 6, causing her to believe that immediate violence would […]

Coconut vendor convicted of stealing cellular phone

Coconut vendor convicted of stealing cellular phone

A 25-year-old coconut vendor could not contain his displeasure after he was sentenced to three months and 27 days in prison for theft. Dario Jamar Cheltenham, of Kings Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael, looked on in despair and covered his face while groaning after Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant handed down the sentence. He later became aggressive […]

15 charges

15 charges

Dario Devon Drayton, who was apprehended by police a week ago, after being the subject of a wanted man bulletin, has been remanded to prison for the next 28 days. The 25-year-old, who was recorded on his charge sheet as having no fixed place of abode, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ […]

Another hit

Another hit

Minister of International Business and Commerce Donville Inniss has rubbished a report this week which lists Barbados among 19 “secrecy jurisdictions” where some of the world’s biggest businesses, heads of state, including Queen Elizabeth II, and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport are said to be sheltering their wealth from the taxman at home.  […]

Stabbing incident on school bus

Stabbing incident on school bus

Police are investigating a stabbing incident involving two 15-year-old schoolboys, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on board a school bus, travelling along Seaview, St James. The boys, who attend the same secondary school in St Michael, were involved in an altercation. As a result, one of the boys suffered two stab wounds to the […]

St Michael man remanded to prison

St Michael man remanded to prison

A St Michael man was remanded to prison when he appeared in court today on a charge of unlawful possession of five rounds of ammunition. Twenty-four-year-old Rachad Roudolf Hoyte was arrested by members of the Drug Squad after they searched his home on September 10 and found the ammunition in his room. Hoyte, who was not […]

Three-vehicle smash up at Porters, St James

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, […]