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High wind warning in effect for Barbados

High wind warning in effect for Barbados

A high wind warning is in effect for Barbados for the next five days. According to the Barbados Meteorological Office, strong easterly winds of 25 to 39 miles per hour with gusts of 55 miles per hour began affecting the island from early this morning. The forecasters warned that winds of this magnitude could cause […]

‘Avi stays’

‘Avi stays’

He has been warned by former prime minister Owen Arthur not to do so, but Dominica’s prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit has rejected the former leader’s advice on the appointment of Barbadian economist Avinash Persaud as his special economic advisor on economic recovery post-Hurricane Maria. In an interview with Barbados TODAY last month, Arthur had cautioned […]

‘Rape victims will not be relegated to the backdrop’

‘Rape victims will not be relegated to the backdrop’

Barbados has become the first Caribbean Community country to be presented with new international guidelines for sexual offence cases. The Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases in the Caribbean, launched today at the Courtyard by Marriott in Hastings, Christ Church, form part of the multi-million-dollar Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project, a five year […]

My dad raped me!

My dad raped me!

It was as chilling a story as anyone could ever tell. It was the harrowing story of a 34-year-old woman describing in disturbing detail to a hushed audience of leading jurists, including the country’s chief judge and a member of the region’s appellate court, the nightmare she endured over virtually her entire lifetime as she […]

Judge extends deadline given to prison authorities

Judge extends deadline given to prison authorities

High Court judge Sonia Richards today extended until Thursday, today’s 4:30 p.m. deadline by which this country’s Superintendent of Prisons Colonel John Nurse was to return the property of the Prison Officers Association and provide it with suitable accommodation. The move came a day after Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson rejected an application made by […]

BIBA supports revocation of four offshore licences

BIBA supports revocation of four offshore licences

Barbados’ decision to shut down four international business companies over allegations of money laundering and corruption is a credit to the island’s monitoring systems. This was the view of president of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Marlon Waldron as the sector began another year of celebrating its contribution to the island. Waldron said the […]

Sandals Royal almost close to capacity – official

Sandals Royal almost close to capacity – official

Ahead of the December 20 opening of Sandals Royal, one local official is reporting  that the luxury property is almost fully booked. Speaking on the sidelines of a job fair at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning, Public Relations Manager of Sandals Barbados David Hinds told Barbados TODAY “we are opening at 90 per […]

Three homeless following early morning blaze

Three homeless following early morning blaze

Thirty-three-year-old Sandrene Worrell will never forget the rude awakening she got last Monday morning. It was around 5 a.m. when her ten-year-old son frantically entered her room to alert her that their timber and wall home at Jackmans, St Michael was on fire. “Everyone was sleeping and my son came and he woke me up. […]

Tax squeeze

Tax squeeze

Charging that some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens, pensioners, are now simply “existing” thanks to the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) is pleading with Government to give its members an ease from the dreaded tax. BARP President Edward Bushell told Barbados TODAY that three-and-a-half months after its […]