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Leadership lacking in crime fight – Durant

Leadership lacking in crime fight – Durant

Former Commissioner of Police Orville Durant is blaming an absence of leadership for the rise in gun violence. And while he did not point an accusing finger at anyone in particular, Durant seemed to shield the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) from blame, while he said Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite needed to take charge of […]

Lashley incensed by ‘reckless elements’

Lashley incensed by ‘reckless elements’

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Stephen Lashley has slammed the “reckless elements” behind Monday’s explosion of gunfire at Spring Garden during Grand Kadooment, suggesting they ought to pay with their lives. There was one fatality and at least 18 other people, including a six-year-old child, suffered gunshot wounds after gunmen opened fired in the […]

NUPW: Let’s talk crime PM

NUPW: Let’s talk crime PM

The island’s largest public sector trade union is calling for a national discussion on crime and violence, as the country battles to come to grip with a spate of gun crimes. So serious is the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) about the crime talks that General Secretary Roslyn Smith has revealed that she presented […]

Say sorry, Paul implores shooters

Say sorry, Paul implores shooters

Turn yourself in and say sorry! This plea from Member of Parliament for St Michael West Central James Paul to the perpetrators of Monday shooting on Spring Garden Highway that left one man dead and at least 18 injured. “Ask for forgiveness. They need to ask those people that they did those horrible things to, […]

Recall Parliament!

Recall Parliament!

In an urgent call she said had nothing do with politics, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley this evening pressed Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to “provide specific concrete measures” in response to Monday’s unprecedented shooting spree which occurred during the climax of Grand Kadooment on the Spring Garden Highway. Describing the incident, which resulted in the death […]

Bim still safe for holidays, tourism officials say

Bim still safe for holidays, tourism officials say

Tourism officials are giving the assurance that Barbados remains a safe destination, in light of the shootings that marred Grand Kadooment this year. Gunmen opened fire on Monday on the crowd along a section of Spring Garden Highway, killing 20-year-old Taried Junior Rock of 3rd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael and leaving at least 18 […]

Tough talk

Tough talk

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has vowed that his administration would not sit idly by while there are “two justice systems running parallel to each other”. In a strong condemnation of Monday’s shootings at Spring Garden Highway, which marred the climax of Grand Kadooment, Stuart said the “underworld justice system must be eliminated. “One thing is […]

Pitcher recovering at QEH following amputation

Pitcher recovering at QEH following amputation

Popular airline commentator and businessman Robert Pitcher is currently resting at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), following the amputation of the lower limb of his right leg. The 77-year-old Pitcher, a diabetic, told Barbados TODAY doctors had to remove the leg, just below the knee, after the disease worsened. The operation was done on Monday, […]

Motoring club envisages zero road deaths

Motoring club envisages zero road deaths

The local motoring club is to launch a road safety programme which it predicts will eliminate deaths on Barbados’ roads. The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) said the Vision Zero programme will include training, enforcement of the traffic laws and the road infrastructure. However, BMF President Andrew Mallalieu revealed few details of the programme, such as […]