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We’re ready

We’re ready

The labour movement and the business community, which came together last month to organize a 20,000-strong protest in a bid to force Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to meet them on the economy, said they were anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s meeting of the Social Partnership. Leaders of the both sides, normally adversaries but partners in the fight […]

New parties want action to curb gun crimes

New parties want action to curb gun crimes

The business-friendly political party Solutions Barbados wants to know why lawmen cannot identify the people behind the illegal guns and drugs that end up on the streets of Barbados, while “the boys on the block” know where to source them. “It seems that the police may require additional resources because even visitors to the island […]

Police increase patrols in Black Rock

Police increase patrols in Black Rock

Residents in Black Rock, St Michael have noticed an increase in police presence since the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Taried Rock at Grand Kadooment on Monday. A trio of mounted police officers wearing bullet proof vests could be seen patrolling the area when Barbados TODAY visited Fairfield around 1 p.m. today. Over in Rosemont, a […]

Xhosa: We messed up

Xhosa: We messed up

The popular Kadooment band Xhosa has apologized for providing revellers with less than stellar service during the Grand Kadooment street jump up on Monday. And bandleader Jeremy Nicholls is promising a “free event” for the approximately 400 affected members of the 907 people who paid between $600 and $3,500 for their costumes. The band was […]

Big mistake LIAT!

Big mistake LIAT!

The decision to appoint Barbadian Julie Reifer-Jones as the new chief executive officer of the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT has been described as nothing short of a mistake by frequent flyer and airline commentator Robert Pitcher. The regional businessman told Barbados TODAY he had absolutely no confidence that Reifer-Jones could turn around the fortunes of […]

Drug bust

Drug bust

Police are investigating the discovery of over half a million dollars’ worth of illegal drugs this week. The latest drug bust was on Tuesday, when members of the Drug Squad and the customs Enforcement Division of the Customs Department seized 82.5 pounds of cannabis valued at $300,000, and 4.5 kilos of cocaine valued at $225,000 […]

Crop Over sponsor on edge after shootings

Crop Over sponsor on edge after shootings

Last Monday’s shooting incident that left one man dead and nearly two dozen others injured during Grand Kadooment on Spring Garden, has the title sponsor worried about the future of this major Crop Over event. “Apart from the suffering inflicted, I am worried about the knock-on effect that this may have on the popularity of […]

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 […]