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St Michael apartment damaged by fire

St Michael apartment damaged by fire

Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding a fire which extensively damaged a bedroom of an apartment building in St Michael today. The apartment, at #63 Husbands Crescent, is owned by Roosevelt Busby of Maynard’s, St Peter. A 29-year-old St Michael man is assisting with the investigations into the fire which occurred sometime around […]

Police probe Christ Church stabbing incident

Police probe Christ Church stabbing incident

Police are conducting investigations into a stabbing incident which occurred sometime around 7:50 a.m. on Friday at Harts Gap, Christ Church. Thirty-three-year-old Sabrina Blackman of Deacons Farm, St Michael was stabbed multiple times about the body. Preliminary investigations suggest that Blackman was involved in an altercation with a man who stabbed her before fleeing the […]

Three appear in court on firearm and drug charges

Three appear in court on firearm and drug charges

Three men appeared in court today charged in connection with firearm and drug related offences, committed on Tuesday, August 15 at Brittons Hill, St Michael. They are 33-year-old Adesina Kijana Crichlow of Brydens Ave, Brittons Hill, St Michael, 24-year-old Akeem Samuel Carlisle Bentham of Best Road, Lodge Road, Christ Church, and 34-year-old Marlon Ricardo Thorpe […]

Two men held at sea with drugs worth $20,000

Two men held at sea with drugs worth $20,000

Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged two Christ Church men in connection with a number of drug-related offences, committed on August 15 within the territorial waters of Barbados. Arrested are 53-year-old Tony Andrew Barrow of Oistins and 48-year-old Clive Dacosta Wilson of Callenders. Members of the Drug Squad and the Marine Unit […]

St Peter suffers the wrath of Harvey

St Peter suffers the wrath of Harvey

Residents in the northern parish of St Peter are faced with the task of cleaning up and picking up after Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed its wrath across several communities there. Fallen trees, loose galvanize sheets and  an enormous amount of mud could be seen throughout Speighstown, which was one of the areas worst affected by […]

BLP chides Government over ‘slow response’ in Harvey’s wake

BLP chides Government over ‘slow response’ in Harvey’s wake

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has criticized Government’s response to the damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Parish Land, Christ Church, where several homes suffered extensive damage. During a visit to the affected area this morning, BLP hopeful in Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams applauded the community for coming together to assist those […]

Eastern parishes escaped the worst of Harvey

Eastern parishes escaped the worst of Harvey

Residents in the eastern parishes of St Joseph, St Andrew and St John appeared to have escaped the wrath of Tropical Storm Harvey last night. When Barbados TODAY visited the rural parishes early this afternoon, it appeared to be business as usual, with a few residents hurrying to get to work after the all-clear was […]

ABED: Shutdown went well, but questions remain

ABED: Shutdown went well, but questions remain

President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Eddy Abed says while he is generally pleased with the way things went in relation to the shutdown of businesses on Thursday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Harvey, he is still hoping for a better plan to be put in place. Following a meeting yesterday […]

Blame DEM

Blame DEM

The administration of the island’s main general health care institution is blaming confusion caused by disaster management officials over the timing of the all-clear following the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey for forcing the cancellation of outpatient services. Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Dr Dexter James told Barbados TODAY this afternoon […]