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King moves forward

King moves forward

Barbadian Darian King reached the final qualifying round of the Australian Open earlier this morning, and is now one win away from securing a spot among the big boys. Playing once again on court 12 , King eased to a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik, who is ranked 115th in the world. With […]

Ninja Man gets extended stay at Dodds

Ninja Man gets extended stay at Dodds

Anthony Fitzpatrick Ninja Man Lynch today made it clear that he is a “[street] character”, not a “vagrant”. The 64-year-old, who has been on remand for the last three months, sought to clarify his status before Magistrate Douglas Frederick moments after the prosecutor, Station Sergeant Neville Reid, again objected to bail in a case involving […]

Honourees all

Honourees all

Following her official appointment on Monday, Barbados’ new Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, carried out her first official duties today as she presented the 2017 recipients of Independence Honours with their insignia. Publisher Sir Anthony Bryan, former parliamentarian and land surveyor Sir Warwick Franklin and former West Indies cricketer Sir Charles Griffith, all received the […]

US and Canada advisories regrettable – BHTA

US and Canada advisories regrettable – BHTA

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) today expressed regret over the travel and health advisories issued by the United States and Canadian governments to their citizens in light of the sewage mess along this island’s south coast. Yesterday, the government in Ottawa, through the Public Health Agency of Canada, issued the safety and security […]

Myers disturbed over Golden Sands robbery

Myers disturbed over Golden Sands robbery

Disturbing! That’s how the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) today responded to last Saturday’s armed robbery of one of its longstanding members, 81-year-old Dennis Tull of the Golden Sands Hotel. The attackers stormed into the Christ Church establishment in the middle of one of its popular karaoke sessions last weekend, robbing Tull of his […]

Lower Estate residents fed up with stench

Lower Estate residents fed up with stench

Lower Estate residents are fed up with the stench from Anderson Fat Child Cherry’s landfill and are planning to take him to court. The frustrated St George homeowners are to file a civil action suit against all parties involved with the Project Recycle initiative which has led to months of noxious fumes emanating from the […]

Speak for yourself, Shepherd!

Speak for yourself, Shepherd!

President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall has suggested that his counterpart in the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd, is out of touch with his membership. Reacting to Shepherd’s recent suggestion that the NUPW was a bit hasty in giving the Freundel Stuart administration until next Tuesday to conclude […]

Surprise, surprise!

Surprise, surprise!

In keeping with what is seemingly par for the course in the last ten years, Barbados’ economy has received yet another downgrade. This time it comes from regional credit rating agency Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS), which has handed the country its 23rd downgrade since the Democratic Labour Party took office in […]

Death sting

Death sting

It is the kind of news no loving wife ever wants to hear. However, Marilyn Walton, has been forced to come to terms with the death of her husband of 35 years, Ainsley Walton, who passed away suddenly in Bridgetown on Monday. At the time, the 68-year-old St Patricks, Christ Church resident was walking along […]