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Mottley struck by Hurricane Irma’s fury

Mottley struck by Hurricane Irma’s fury

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has expressed sadness over the loss of life and destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the Leeward Islands, while urging Barbadians to keep their brothers and sisters in the region in their prayers. “Their infrastructural loss is devastating, and we can only imagine the hurt their citizens are experiencing,” the Barbados […]

God is not a Bajan, warns CDEMA boss

God is not a Bajan, warns CDEMA boss

A top regional disaster official is today warning that God is not a Bajan even though this island has been spared the devastating onslaught of Hurricane Irma. Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson further said that Irma, which devastated the northern Caribbean islands of Barbuda, St Maarten, the British […]

New stink

New stink

At least one private waste hauler has thrown his collection arrangement with the state-run Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) on the garbage heap, amid reports that two of the four other private contractors that have been engaged by the SSA are likely to follow suit. However, officials of Williams Liquid and Solid Waste Management and Garbage […]

School rush

School rush

Despite the many concerns about the possible impact of the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), parents have been rushing to businesses in Bridgetown for last minute shopping ahead of the start of the new school year. Store owners and managers are reporting a surge in business in the past few weeks, with school bags […]

‘State-sponsored murder’ not the answer to crime

‘State-sponsored murder’ not the answer to crime

The local Roman Catholic Church is not about to embrace eye-for-an-eye justice as a means of tackling crime. In fact, the head of the church here Bishop Jason Gordon dismissed capital punishment as nothing but “state-sponsored murder”, which would do little to curb the troubling crime situation here. “All people have human dignity just by […]

Pardon our debts

Pardon our debts

The local Roman Catholic Church is calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to forgive the debts of countries battered by the dangerous Hurricane Irma. Arguing that those that felt the fury of the storm would not be able to meet their commitments to the lending agency while seeking to rebuild, the ecclesial movement SIGNIS […]

St George man charged with murder

St George man charged with murder

A St George man will appear in the Oistins Magistrate’s Court tomorrow charged with murder and a string of other offences. Twenty-eight-year-old Damien Rommel Springer, of Judes, is accused of fatally shooting Shawn Taylor at Mullion Lane, Gall Hill, Christ Church on August 21. Springer is also charged with one count of causing serious bodily […]

Body of British man found hanging

Body of British man found hanging

Police are conducting investigations into the unnatural death of a 59-year-old male British national in the Christ Church area. Around 1 p.m. today, the body was found hanging by a person with whom the man shared a residence at Inch Marlow. The police and medical personnel were summoned and the man was pronounced dead at […]

In limbo

In limbo

As Hurricane Irma churns its way through the northern Caribbean, leaving behind death and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in some countries, residents of Christ Church who were victims of another weather system three weeks ago, are slowing getting back on their feet. Several homes in the north and south of the island […]