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Lord Evil remains on bail, but his lieutenant jailed

Lord Evil remains on bail,  but his lieutenant jailed

Police say there are not focusing attention on the infamous Andre Lord Evil Jackman following an incident on Saturday at a bar at Stroud Bay, St Lucy in which another man is now facing three charges, including assaulting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith. Initial reports stated that Jackman, who is currently on bail for the April […]

High time

High time

Legalization of marijuana is high on the agenda for the United Progressive Party (UPP), with the eight-month-old political grouping promising to permit use of “a few grammes” for personal use if it were to win the next general election, constitutionally due by the middle of next year. “Every time we open the paper, we see […]

Stronger laws coming to tackle cyber crime

Stronger laws coming to tackle cyber crime

Barbados’ top judicial officer has warned about a growing class of sophisticated criminals in Barbados who is not only heavily armed but shoring up crimes with technology. Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson today further cautioned that law enforcers and the judiciary had to keep one step ahead of criminals who were more organized and technologically […]

Banker warns interest rates will remain near zero per cent

Banker warns interest rates will remain near zero per cent

One senior banker is warning Barbadians that they will receive little to no interest on their savings for the foreseeable future, given the continued high levels of liquidity in the banking system. Following the removal of the minimum interest rate of 2.5 per cent by the Central Bank of Barbados back in April 2015, commercial […]

Low reserves

Low reserves

The country’s dwindling foreign reserves situation is getting in the way of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) investing abroad, it was revealed today. NIS Chairman Dr Justin Robinson disclosed that an actuary review had recommended that at least 20 per cent of the National Insurance Fund’s investment should be overseas. However, with the country’s foreign […]

Gollop still wants answers on Mottley qualifications

Gollop still wants answers on Mottley qualifications

Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop Sunday night warned that the issue of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley’s legal qualifications to practise law in Barbados was simply no laughing matter, while calling on Mottley to present the necessary documentary evidence. Addressing party faithful at a joint meeting of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) branches in Christ Church, […]

All have sinned

All have sinned

Former Government minister Elizabeth Liz Thompson has described Opposition Leader Mia Mottley as “a sinner” on the road to reform, who should not be disqualified from serving as prime minister. Thompson, one of Mottley’s longtime associates and her former Cabinet colleague, mounted a spirited defence of the Opposition Leader on Sunday, while suggesting that this […]

Two men slapped with drug charges

Two men slapped with drug charges

  Two Barbadian men, returning home from Canada have been charged with several drug related offences. Twenty-one-year-old Jacques-Stephen Alexander Hibbert of 5th Avenue, Rockley New Road, Christ Church and 36-year-old Dwight Richardson Manningham Scott of Airy Hill, St Thomas were separately charged for possession; possession with intent to supply; trafficking and importation of cannabis. Both […]

Police seize cannabis plants in St John

Police seize cannabis plants in St John

Police are reporting another major drug find in the parish of St John. Members of the Drug Squad and the Tactical Response Unit seized 2000 cannabis plants ranging from two feet to eight feet in height from three communities. Lawmen seized 632 cannabis plants in Malvern; 1095 in Venture and 273 plants in Sherbourne. No […]