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

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

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting which occurred in The Pine, St Michael just after 10 p.m. One eyewitness told Barbados TODAY that assailants in a van opened fire on a group of men in the community before fleeing the scene. It was unclear if anyone was injured in the incident. (more details as they […]

Clothes manufacturers report falling sales

Clothes manufacturers report falling sales

Garment manufacturers are reporting a drop in sales since the introduction of Government’s controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), which has been blamed for an increase in the prices of some back-to-school uniforms. As a result, President of the Small Business Association (SBA) Dean Straker is calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to reconsider the […]

Govt begins phase two of smart energy project

Govt begins phase two of smart energy project

The Freundel Stuart administration has entered another phase of its Public Sector Smart Energy Programme (PSSEP), hoping to save the country between $32 million and $42 million over the next 20 to 25 years on its electricity bill. Government and electrical installations company Solar Watt Systems Inc today signed a deal worth $5.5 million for […]

Takyla’s pain

Takyla’s pain

The past year or so has not been easy for Patricia Hunte of Deane’s Village, Hindsbury, St Michael, as she has been watching the last of her three children wither before her very eyes. Yet, nothing she feels can begin to approach the pain that her two-year-old daughter Takyla Lynch is experiencing. Despite her lion […]

Waste offer

Waste offer

One of Barbados’ most powerful international partners has opened the door for the Freundel Stuart administration to seek funding for a waste management project here, to include recycling. Head of Delegation for the European Commission in Barbados Daniela Tramacere today placed the offer on the table, pointing out that it was about time Government holds […]

BRSA fed up with Lashley’s ‘empty promises’

BRSA fed up with Lashley’s ‘empty promises’

President of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) Sharmane Roland-Bowen said she has had it up to her neck with “false promises” by Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to introduce the long awaited revised Road Traffic Act, and she has called on the minister to make the legislation a reality before year-end. Speaking […]

Dottin breaks silence

Dottin breaks silence

 Former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin has been speaking out for the first time since being forced out of office four years over 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 […]

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 […]