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Barbados not prepared for anything like Irma – warns Ward

Barbados not prepared for anything like Irma – warns Ward

Barbados has been lucky not to have experienced a major hurricane since David in 1979. And with Irma, the tenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and a category five cyclone, leaving a trail of death and destruction in the Lesser Antilles, a top regional disaster management consultant is warning that this island would […]

Deadly storm

Deadly storm

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, was churning its way across the northern Caribbean after battering the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, with one person confirmed dead on the tiny island of Barbuda and unconfirmed reports of two other fatalities in the French speaking St Martin, which were among the worst-hit. As […]

Bizzy advocates ‘eye for an eye’ justice

Bizzy advocates ‘eye for an eye’ justice

One of the country’s most prominent businessmen is recommending the biblical law of retaliation as a means of fighting rising crime. With the country recording 25 murders for the year so far, and with shootings virtually becoming a normal part of life in some troublesome communities, the founder and chairman of Williams Industries Ralph Bizzy […]

Not in this port!

Not in this port!

Amid growing concern over the importation of illegal guns here, the luxurious Port Ferdinand is insisting it ought not be blamed for the entry of illegal weapons into the country. The operators of Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences in Six Men’s, St Peter said there was no way illegal guns were entering the country […]

Chamber explains why it didn’t support NSRL march

Chamber explains why it didn’t support NSRL march

President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Eddy Abed has been explaining why the Chamber did not throw its support behind the July 24 march by trade unions and other private sector representatives against the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). Writing in this month’s Chamber Biz newsletter, Abed said while the Chamber […]

Not ready!

Not ready!

The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has reacted with disgust to an announcement by Minister of Education Ronald Jones that five schools will not be ready in time for Monday’s opening of the new school year. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of this afternoon’s launch the Mobile Device Management System for primary and […]

Post mortem reveals student’s death was unnatural

Post mortem reveals student’s death was unnatural

Police were today questioning the parents of a deceased teenager after a post mortem confirmed that the former Combermere student had ingested a poisonous substance in a suspected case of suicide. However, a senior lawman, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on condition of anonymity, said police were yet to determine what could have led young […]

WANTED MAN – Shaquille Cumberbatch

WANTED MAN – Shaquille Cumberbatch

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 22-year-old Shaquille O’neal Orlando Cumberbatch, alias Shaq of 3rd Avenue, Paris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael and Golden Rock, Pine, St Michael. He is wanted by detectives at the Black Rock Police Station for questioning in connection with serious criminal matters. Cumberbatch is black in complexion, slim […]

Attorney-at-law sees drug link to rising crime

Attorney-at-law sees drug link to rising crime

A serious probe into the marijuana trade in Barbados should form part of Government’s strategies to arrest the rise in violent crimes, attorney-at-law and social activist David Comissiong has suggested. Against the backdrop of 25 murders so far this year – 21 of which were gun-related – compared to 22 in 2016, Comissiong argued that […]