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NSRL a godsend!

NSRL a godsend!

Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman is describing the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) as a godsend that will become one of the most exciting things to happen in Barbados. Never shy to express his opinion on whatever the issue may be, Kellman said the controversial tax was one of the only logical solutions […]

Gunplay in The Pine

Gunplay in The Pine

While residents of The Pine, St Michael said they were used to outbreaks of gunfire, the brazen manner in which two men were shot last night came as a surprise to many of them. At around 9 p.m. 40-year-old Kerwin Depeche and 35-year-old Ryan Quimby were hanging out with other men at a shop in […]

Sugar twist

Sugar twist

A fresh attempt is being made to bring the stalled Andrews sugar project in St Joseph back to life. Nearly one-and-a-half years after the High Court upheld an injunction by Andrews Great House owner Emile Peter Elias to shut down the US$250 million venture, Government is returning to court to argue that the wrong officials […]

Dottin breaks silence – The conclusion

Dottin breaks silence – The conclusion

Former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin has been speaking out for the first time since being forced out of office four years ago by the Police Service Commission (PSC) “in the public interest.” In an extensive interview with Barbados TODAY at his residence on Friday, Dottin, who last month lost his request to the Caribbean […]

Severe weather information

Severe weather information

The Barbados Meteorological Services is currently monitoring the progress of a series of low pressure systems over the Atlantic. Of immediate interest is the closest system which was centered about 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles at 2 p.m. this afternoon. At present model guidance is suggesting some slow development is possible over the […]

Wanted man surrenders

Wanted man surrenders

Forty-seven-year-old Shanley Vergusson Stoute, who was the subject of a wanted man bulletin, is now in police custody. Stoute, who is also known as Stoute Man, of Parish Land, Christ Church, surrendered to police, accompanied by an attorney, Tuesday, August 15. He is currently assisting police with investigations.

UPDATE – Police probe drive-by shooting in The Pine, St Michael

UPDATE – Police probe drive-by shooting in The Pine, St Michael

Two men are nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident which occurred sometime after 9 o’clock last night in the area of Block 5, Bottom Close, Wildey, St Michael. During this incident, 40-year-old Kerwin Depeche of Wildey was shot in his right foot, while 35-year-old Ryan Quimby of Bush Hall was shot twice in his […]

Businesses hold little hope of boom from CARIFESTA

Businesses hold little hope of boom from CARIFESTA

The expectations of Bridgetown retailers and artisans vary on the potential impact of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) on business and the arts. The international multicultural event, which will take place from August 17-27 and is expected to attract an estimated 2,000 visitors to Barbados, is the biggest cultural display in the region, bringing […]

Crime tactic

Crime tactic

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has identified one way out of Barbados’ rising incidence of gang violence and the proliferation of illegal guns. Speaking this morning at the opening of a workshop on fighting youth crime, Brathwaite said more in-depth regional collaboration on crime data collection and research methodology would go a long way in stopping […]