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Pinelands resident remanded on ammo charge

Pinelands resident remanded on ammo charge

A Pinelands, St Michael resident was remanded to prison today when he appeared in court on an ammo charge. Members of the Anti-Gun Unit had earlier arrested 28-year-old Ramon Kelvin Sealy of Lascelles Terrace. He was formally charged with unlawful possession of four rounds of ammunition. Members of the Anti-Gun Unit executed a search warrant […]

Outbreak of ‘red eye’ at Geriatric

Outbreak of ‘red eye’ at Geriatric

The Ministry of Health today advised that due to an outbreak of conjunctivitis, commonly referred to here as “red eye” on Ward C2 at the St Michael Geriatric Hospital on Beckles Road, St Michael, it was restricting visits to patients on that ward until the situation was resolved. “Relatives of patients on Ward C2 are […]

Fire damages St James home

Fire damages St James home

A St James family is assessing their losses after fire damaged their home this morning. Just after 10 o’clock, fire broke out at the two-bedroom home  of Ryan Odle who lives at a housing unit in Haynesville. Odle, who lives with his mother Judy Carrington and his seven-year-old daughter , told Barbados TODAY he was working […]

Flood warning lifted

Flood warning lifted

The flood warning which was issued for Barbados on Tuesday has been lifted. In a brief statement this morning, the Barbados Meteorological Services said an analysis of the weather conditions which have been affecting the island over the past few days, indicate that the threat of flooding has diminished. “Thus, the flood warning has been […]

Unbearable!

Unbearable!

Residents of Bagatelle Terrace, St Thomas are again appealing to the authorities to come to their rescue following yesterday’s heavy rains that left sections of the community under water. By this afternoon, much of the raging water had receded, but 69-year-old Winnie Griffith, who has been living in the area for over 25 years, expressed […]

Election code gets limited support

Election code gets limited support

As another general election nears, at least two of Barbados’ newest political parties are ready to sign on to a code of conduct in keeping with outgoing Catholic Bishop Jason Gordon’s suggestion. Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Lynette Eastmond and founder of Solutions Barbados Grenville Phillips II told Barbados TODAY they had no […]

OAS pleased with performance of drug treatment court

OAS pleased with performance of drug treatment court

Three years after it was piloted, the Drug Treatment Court for Barbados (DTC) was this afternoon hailed as a success in “cleaning up” non-violent drug addicts. Under the 18-month reform programme, participants are subjected to reform programmes instead of jail time, with a view to managing relapses into drug addiction, reducing the risk of repeat […]

Sir Clifford to be buried next to his wife

Sir Clifford to be buried next to his wife

Following an hour-long funeral service at the St Lucy’s Parish Church next Friday, the mortal remains of late Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands will be buried in a grave next to his wife, Lady Ruby Husbands, in the cemetery of the rural church. This was one of the disclosures made today by the funeral coordinator, […]

Lee’s Transport Board solution

Lee’s Transport Board solution

The head of one of this island’s private transport associations is suggesting a major overhaul of the state-run Transport Board that will not require any Government divestment of ownership, but a significant change in how it presently operates. Without making any mention of the dreaded word “privatization”, President of the Association of Public Transport Operators […]