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Come clean!

Come clean!

The island’s main private sector organization is calling on the Central Bank of Barbados to come clean on the island’s fiscal deficit. While agreeing with most of the recent comments made by Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes on the performance of the economy over the past nine months, and the measures needed to correct the economic […]

Father charged with manslaughter granted bail

Father charged with manslaughter granted bail

A St Michael father was today released on bail after being charged in connection with the death of his four-month-old son about seven months ago. Dylan Nigel Marius of Walrond Gap, Back Ivy, St Michael appeared at the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on a charge of manslaughter. According to police, the infant died on April […]

Clarke loses appeal in suit against First Caribbean

Clarke loses appeal in suit against First Caribbean

Eight years after Shirley Clarke was fired from First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited for violating the bank’s code of conduct, gross negligence and misconduct, and just under seven years after then magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne ruled in the bank’s favour, the Court of Appeal has upheld the magistrate’s ruling. The three-member panel, comprising Chief Justice […]

Health officials clamp down on coconut vendors

Health officials clamp down on coconut vendors

Environmental health authorities today acted against coconut vendors in Warrens, clearing the area of the sellers in what they said was a move to eradicate all public health threats associated with this “illegal” business. Workers from the Ministry of Health and the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA),  accompanied by police officers, converged at the Warrens section […]

Too rowdy

Too rowdy

Police are probing an altercation yesterday between a public service vehicle (PSV) conductor and three male students along the main road at Paynes Bay, St James. It is alleged that the three students refused to pay the bus fare and attacked the minibus conductor with a cutlass. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police […]

Hoyte steals loads of vitamins

Hoyte steals loads of vitamins

A 51-year-old man, who stole hundreds of dollars worth of vitamins, will spend the next 21 months behind bars. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant handed down the sentence today to Rickie Anderson Hoyte, of no fixed place of abode, after he pleaded guilty to four counts of theft. On September 1, Hoyte entered iMart Inc and made […]

Greene held with four guns and 99 rounds of ammo

Greene held with four guns and 99 rounds of ammo

An alleged gunman has been remanded to HMP Dodds for the next 28 days. Ryan Jason Greene, of Pile Bay, Spring Garden, St Michael, is accused of having three firearms in his possession, as well as 32 rounds of ammunition on October 30, without a valid licence. According to police, the illegal weapons were found […]

Election gimmick!

Election gimmick!

“We might be abandoned, but we aren’t stupid!” This was the reaction today from residents of White Hill, St Andrew to Government’s announcement that it will be resettling the entire rural community. Describing the announcement as nothing more than an election gimmick, community spokeswoman Carlitha Andrews questioned why after three years of inaction Government was […]

BLP candidate and leader out of sync on free tertiary education

BLP candidate and leader out of sync on free tertiary education

Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St James South Sandra Husbands appears to be out of sync with her political leader on the issue of free tertiary education for Barbadians. While BLP leader Mia Mottley is promising to reinstate free tuition for Barbadians attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) if her party […]