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Final wave

Final wave

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Zander Venezia was always one for creating a big splash, and today was no different as hundreds gathered at the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens for one final wave to the junior pro surfer who died on September 5 doing what he loved best – surfing. Today there was no actual seafaring, but an […]

Tread carefully with Venezuela, academics warn

Tread carefully with Venezuela, academics warn

Amid a deepening economic and political crisis in Venezuela, regional leaders have been told they need to “wake up and smell the coffee” as far as the threat to regional stability is concerned. During a University of the West Indies (UWI) organized panel discussion that was streamed live on Tuesday night, retired director of the […]

Bajans have mixed values, survey shows

Bajans have mixed values, survey shows

Barbadians still want to hold on to their traditional community values, even though many have now adopted an ‘American’ way of life, according to the findings of a national values assessment survey. The research, which canvassed over 1100 views, was carried out by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) on […]

Twenty-six murders ‘a fairly good figure’

Twenty-six murders ‘a fairly good figure’

A senior police officer is suggesting the number of murders recorded so far this year is no big deal, describing the 26 homicides as “a fairly good figure” and “an alright figure”. With the country recording just under three murders each month, Crime Prevention Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force Stephen Griffith has suggested […]

Visitors staying away from hotels, warns BHTA official

Visitors staying away from hotels, warns BHTA official

Barbados recorded an 8.1 per cent increase in long-stay visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016. However, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Rudy Grant pointed out today that this was not reflected in the occupancy levels of BHTA member properties, […]

Home free

Home free

The ordeal is over for 12 Barbadians who earlier this evening touched down at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) on a Regional Security System transport plane, having been evacuated from the British Virgin Islands where they had been trapped since Hurricane Irma devastated the British territory a week ago with winds of185 miles per hour. […]

Comissiong: Crime plan must not trample Bajans’ rights

Comissiong: Crime plan must not trample Bajans’ rights

Government is being warned it was venturing down “a very slippery slope” with a proposal to give police the power to search individuals even without reason of suspicion. Attorney-at-law David Comissiong said the Freundel Stuart administration must be careful not to violate the rights and civil liberties of Barbadians in the name of crime fighting. […]

On camera

On camera

It has been one of the most contentious issues in law enforcement, but Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is adamant that it is no longer a question of if, but when cameras will be placed at ports of entry here, to keep an eye on what was happening behind the proverbial closed doors where customs officers […]

16 firearms, 593 rounds of ammunition seized in 24 hours

16 firearms, 593 rounds of ammunition seized in 24 hours

Police seized 16 firearms and 593 rounds of assorted ammunition in four separate operations conducted during the last 24 hours. More than 400 rounds of ammunition and six firearms were seized in one of the operations conducted at the Bridgetown Port. Law enforcement authorities say the intelligence-led operation involved customs enforcement officers and members of […]