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S&P warns of another Barbados downgrade

S&P warns of another Barbados downgrade

The international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today warned of the possibility of another downgrade of Barbados over the next 12 months, while calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to take the necessary steps to lower the country’s high fiscal deficit, strengthen its external liquidity, and reverse its low level of international reserves. The […]

Elderly St Thomas man missing

Elderly St Thomas man missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 70-year-old Michael Forde of Arch Hall, St Thomas. He was last seen by his brother Frank Forde, sometime around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26 at their residence. At the time, he was wearing a blue short sleeve buttoned shirt with a white and brown plaid short […]

CBC workers off the job

CBC workers off the job

At this hour, workers at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation are off the job. At issue is outstanding back pay owing since November 2012. Just last night, it was announced during the CBC Evening News that workers would finally receive the outstanding payments. However, sources tell Barbados TODAY,  that while it was agreed that all […]

St Lucian woman caught with $100,000 worth of cocaine

St Lucian woman caught with $100,000 worth of cocaine

A 23-year-old St Lucian woman is due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court here today after she was nabbed on arrival at  the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday with two kilogrammes of cocaine, valued at $100,000. Johnelle Leeanne Pierre now faces four charges of possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and […]

Prison officer arrested and charged

Prison officer arrested and charged

A 54-year-old prison officer is due to appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court here today after he was arrested and charged with three drug offences. Robin Wesley Wiltshire of Coach Hill, St John is accused of possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis. Members of the Drug Squad executed a search […]

Barbados owes over $14M to regional development fund

Barbados owes over $14M to regional development fund

Barbados owes in excess of US$7 million (Bds$14 million) to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund, making it the second most indebted to the regional facility, which was established by CARICOM governments to provide financial or technical assistance to disadvantaged countries. The revelation was made today during a CDF meeting at the Accra Beach Hotel […]

Skewed justice

Skewed justice

Local attorneys are viewing with suspicion the speed at which a senior police officer facing ammunition charges was able to secure bail. Mere hours after a magistrate remanded Acting Senior Superintendent of Police John Mark Annel to HMP Dodds until October 23, his lawyers Sir Richard Cheltenham and Shelly-Ann Seecharan were able to secure a […]

Kyle exhales

Kyle exhales

Being home has never felt better for Barbadian cricketer Kyle Mayers. Mayers returned home late Friday night after being trapped in hurricane-ravaged Dominica for four days. In an interview with Barbados TODAY shortly after he collected his daughter N’Kyah from school, Mayers said it felt great to be back and surrounded by loved ones. “It’s […]

Boyce issues warning about mosquito-borne illnesses

Boyce issues warning about mosquito-borne illnesses

More than 15, 000 Barbadians were struck by various mosquito borne diseases between 2012 and 2016. This was revealed by Minister of Health John Boyce as he addressed the House of Assembly on a supplemental vote for $4.6 million to fund a national debushing campaign. He reported that there were 11, 533 cases of dengue, […]