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Three shot in Silver Hill

Three shot in Silver Hill

One man is said to be in critical condition, while two females are nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident which occurred around 11:35 p.m. Friday at Silver Hill, Christ Church. The names of the victims have not yet been released. However, police say they were liming with other people when gunshots were suddenly heard coming from the […]

Court pays tribute to deceased members of staff

Court pays tribute to deceased members of staff

Glowing tributes were paid this morning at a special sitting of the Supreme Court to three “fallen comrades” of the judicial system. The late Director of Public Prosecutions, Charles Leacock, QC; Queen’s Counsel Theodore Walcott and attorney-at-law Eli Edwards, all of whom passed away this year, were fondly remembered by several attorneys, including Acting Attorney […]

Teary goodbye

Teary goodbye

The final farewell for 13-year-old Hananiah Aran Jahdiel Reeves was nothing short of emotional as a distraught crowd packed into the Ellerton Wesleyan Holiness Church to say their last goodbyes. Hananiah’s family, friends and schoolmates from Princess Margaret Secondary School huddled inside the church, consoling each other while commemorating the life of the lively and […]

Teenage volleyballer dies

Teenage volleyballer dies

National volleyballer Shamar Bishop, 20, is dead. Bishop, a student at the Barbados Community College, succumbed to his injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital today, after being involved in a vehicular accident between last Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Bishop represented Barbados at the NORCECA Volleyball Championship held in Barbados last year. A past […]

Redman baffled

Redman baffled

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman said she was having a hard time understanding why the authorities in Dominica would turn down Barbados’ offer to host Dominican tertiary students in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. What made the decision even more baffling for Redman, who returned home from Roseau yesterday, is […]

BLP claims CBC operates as an arm of DLP

BLP claims CBC operates as an arm of DLP

The state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been accused of operating as if it were an arm of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP). The charge comes from General Secretary of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Dr Jerome Walcott, who said that the main Opposition party continues to be stonewalled whenever it requests airtime on […]

New laws coming to fight crop theft

New laws coming to fight crop theft

Life is about to become tougher for agricultural produce and livestock thieves, who have been running a well-organized ring, according to Chief Agricultural Officer Lennox Chandler. The agricultural official has confirmed that new legislation – the Protection of Agricultural Products and Livelihood Bill 2017 and the Protection of Agricultural Products and Livestock Regulations 2017 – […]

BSTU and NUPW threatening to strike

BSTU and NUPW threatening to strike

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is putting the Ronald Jones-led Ministry of Education on notice that industrial action resulting from the St Leonard’s School impasse is very likely to expand to include the St Michael School. The two sides are currently at odds over the dismissal of two BSTU members. […]

Bees gone astray!

Bees gone astray!

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has charged that the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has lost its way and no longer has the interest of workers at heart. Addressing the weekly lunchtime lecture of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at the party’s headquarters on George Street, St Michael, Byer-Suckoo also contended that the DLP […]