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Hurricane fallout

Hurricane fallout

Barbados has not been hit by a major hurricane in over 60 years. However, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism and Marketing Inc. (BTMI) William Billy Griffith is reporting that the island has suffered fallout due to the recent passage of Hurricane Irma last month. Griffith said this was as a result of some […]

Police seize guns and illegal drugs

Police seize guns and illegal drugs

Police made another major find of guns and illegal drugs tonight. Sources told Barbados TODAY during the operation, 2 AK-47, three handguns, and quantities of cocaine and ganga and cash were found. Barbados TODAY understands that one man was arrested at Marl Hole Gap, in The City, in connection with the find. Investigations are continuing.

Guyanese to be deported after paying drug fine

Guyanese to be deported after paying drug fine

A Guyanese is set to be deported after paying a $500 fine for a string of drug-related charges today. Twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Charles pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply trafficking and importation of cannabis when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch at the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court. Last Saturday, police […]

Police hunt for gunmen who robbed school boy

Police hunt for gunmen who robbed school boy

Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed a 15-year-old schoolboy at gunpoint last Friday. The boy, who attends a Christ Church school, was attacked at the junction of Montrose and Silver Hill, Christ Church around 2:45 p.m. According to police, one assailant is about six feet tall and of dark complexion. He […]

Missing Christ Church man found

Missing Christ Church man found

Police report that Christopher Lavano Broome of Lot #8 Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church has been found and is safe. Broome was reported missing on September 21.

Mottley accuses Gov’t of playing political games with public servants

Mottley accuses Gov’t of playing political games with public servants

Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley on Sunday accused the Freundel Stuart administration of playing “political football” with the island’s public servants. Speaking at a mass canvas in St Peter, Mottley said Stuart was purposely withholding the pay increase demanded by the island’s trade unions – National Union of Public Workers, Barbados Workers Union, the […]

Discrimination persists against persons with mental illness

Discrimination persists against persons with mental illness

Despite the Government’s best efforts to sensitize and educate residents about mental illness in the workplace, discrimination and stigma persist. Speaking this morning at a service at the Mount of Praise Wesleyan Holiness Church to commemorate Mental Health Month, Minister of Health John Boyce said that persons frequently do not seek the treatment or support […]

No sea egg fishing season this year

No sea egg fishing season this year

The ban on sea eggs harvesting will remain in force, and there will be no sea egg fishing season this year. This is according to a statement issued by Chief Fisheries Officer, Stephen Willoughby. He said that the results of the annual sea egg survey for 2017 indicate that the sea egg stock around the […]

BCCI commissions UWI to study impact of NSRL on consumers

BCCI commissions UWI to study impact of NSRL on consumers

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has commissioned the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, to carry out a study on the impact Government’s increased National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) is having on consumers. BCCI President Eddy Abed who made the announcement Sunday on Down To Brass Tacks on Starcom Network Inc., […]