Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 204)

Update: Potential Tropical Cyclone #9

Update: Potential Tropical Cyclone #9

Barbados remains under a tropical storm warning. In its 2 p.m. bulletin, the Barbados Meteorological Services said the center of Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 was located near 13.1 degrees north, 55.1 degrees west or about 295 miles east of Barbados. The system is moving westward at 17 miles per hour and on that track, the […]

Murder accused remanded

Murder accused remanded

Murder accused, 47-year-old Shanley Vergusson Stoute was remanded to prison when he appeared in court today. Stoute, also know as Stoute Man, of Parish Land, Christ Church, was formally charged with the murder of 34-year-old Closton Robinson, also of Parish Land. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before […]

Tropical Storm Warning – 2 p.m. Advisory

Tropical Storm Warning – 2 p.m. Advisory

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Barbados at this hour. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24-36 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 24-36 hours. […]

Tropical storm warning issued for Barbados

Tropical storm warning issued for Barbados

Barbados is now under a tropical storm warning. In an advisory, the Barbados Meteorological Services said the area of low pressure east of the island has been upgraded to Potential Tropical Cyclone #9. At 11 a.m., the centre of the system was located near 13.1 degrees North, 54.1 degrees west or about 365 miles east […]

Christ Church man charged with murder

Christ Church man charged with murder

Police have arrested and charged 47-year-old Shanley Vergusson Stoute, alias Stoute Man, of Parish Land Christ Church, in connection with the murder of 34-year-old Closton Robinson, also of Parish Land. Robinson died after being shot in the head during an altercation with another man on Friday, July 28, in the area of Soaliom Bar, Parish […]

Turkey business soaring again at Chickmont

Turkey business soaring again  at Chickmont

Three years after a major fire cost more than $770,000 in losses and depleted the turkey stock at a farm operated by Chickmont Foods Ltd, the company is reporting that things are back to normal. A fire at ZRS Farms on August 26, 2014 damaged a pen and affected the estimated 7,600 two-week-old turkeys that […]

Hotels expect CARIFESTA boost

Hotels expect CARIFESTA boost

Hotel hoteliers anticipate a lucrative payday thanks to the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) which opens here on Friday. The August 17 to 27 event is expected to attract an estimated 2,000 artistes, in addition to other visitors to Barbados. Tourism officials believe it will provide a boost to the island’s tourism product, with a […]

Bradshaw calls for more interactive form of policing

Bradshaw calls for more interactive form of policing

Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw is calling for a kinder and gentler form of policing and more community activities to combat the worrying rise in gun violence. In the wake of a shooting last night that left two men nursing injuries, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) parliamentarian was particularly […]

Going places

Going places

Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) Alvin Jemmott believes the country’s efforts at expanding the tourism product is bearing fruit, especially as other destinations enter the marketplace. With the country preparing to welcome an estimated 2,000 visitors for the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) from August 17-27, Jemmott said the cultural spectacular was […]