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Man accused of Fairchild Street shooting remanded

Man accused of Fairchild Street shooting remanded

The man who allegedly discharged a firearm in the Fairchild Street area last week, which resulted in two people being injured, has been remanded to HMP Dodds until October 12. Reco Omar Grimes, 30, of 1st Avenue Maxwell Hill, Christ Church, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this morning accused of six charges, five of which are […]

Govt paying lip service – NUPW

Govt paying lip service – NUPW

President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall is charging that the outcome of last Friday’s meeting of the Social Partnership was another indication that the Freundel Stuart-led Cabinet does not take workers’ concerns seriously. And he says a meeting of the island’s four major trade unions – the NUPW, the Barbados […]

Increased security for upcoming CARIFESTA

Increased security for upcoming CARIFESTA

Barbadians and visitors are being assured that the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) will be out in full force during the upcoming Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in order to prevent outbreaks of violence. In the wake of a rise in gun violence, including the Kadooment Day shooting that left one person dead and at […]

Stephen not optimistic about economic recovery

Stephen not optimistic about economic recovery

The writing had been on the wall for the Barbados economy for some time, and Government should have taken the necessary steps to avoid the current situation, says economist Jeremy Stephen. And he is warning that unless some tough medium-term strategies are employed investor and consumer confidence will not return anytime soon. The economist said […]

Chris’ ear

Chris’ ear

Privately owned public service vehicle (PSV) owners and operators have finally held their long requested meeting with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler on demands for a hike in bus fares and duty-free concessions. However, at the end of today’s talks, they are no closer to a resolution, as they must now prepare a detailed proposal […]

Akeem’s horror

Akeem’s horror

Everything was going well for 18-year-old Akeem Hinkson of Chapman Lane, St Michael at the end of Grand Kadooment on Monday August 7, until the unthinkable happened. Having enjoyed the street parade on Spring Garden Highway, Hinkson was walking home in good spirits. However, before he knew what happened, he was lying in the street, […]

Tears still flowing for Belle

Tears still flowing for Belle

The tears continue to flow for 35-year-old Shane Jamol Belle, who died in a car accident in the early hours of Saturday morning, just walking distance from his Dash Valley, St George home. Belle was on his way home from Beer Fest with his friends, 22-year-old Rasheed Phillips and 24-year-old Michael Payne, when the vehicle […]

Garbage scheme faces further setback

Garbage scheme faces further setback

At least one private waste hauler has pulled out of a deal with the state-owned Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) over a lengthy delay in payment for garbage collection. Truckers, who last October reached a deal with Government to help clear mounting garbage, recently complained they had not been paid for several months, with the SSA […]

Bus terminal delayed again

Bus terminal delayed again

The multi-million-dollar River Bus Terminal complex on Nursery Drive, The City faces yet another delay, with the new completion date set for the end of this year. By then, the project will be just about a year-and-a-half behind schedule, although Director of the Barbados Transport Authority Alex Linton could not immediately say how much the […]