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Barbadians commemorate Emancipation Day with Bongani Festival

Barbadians commemorate Emancipation Day with Bongani Festival

Barbadians from all walks of life have begun celebrations to mark Emancipation Day today with a Bongani Festival. The day’s events got started at the Emancipation Statue at the JTC Ramsay Roundabout, Haggatt Hall, St Michael with libations and ceremonial ancestral reverence. The group, which consists of Pan African organizations, Government officials and diplomats, then […]

Still no bail for Eversley

Still no bail for Eversley

A 28-year-old man remains on remand at HMP Dodds after he was again unable to present a surety to post bail on his behalf and verify his address. Lamar Keelan Eversley, who was recorded as having no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty back in June to having in his possession, apparatus for the misuse […]

Pinelands appeals for financial support

Pinelands appeals for financial support

Chief Executive Officer of Pinelands Creative Workshop (PCW) Rodney Grant says the organization needs significant investment if it is to truly benefit Barbadian youth. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the relaunch of the cultural show 1627 And All That, Grant said that despite winning many awards at the National Independence Festival of […]

Clergymen lament spate of gun crimes

Clergymen lament spate of gun crimes

The hearts of some of this country’s religious leaders are troubled by the recent spate of gun crimes, with one church leader lamenting that “the children of slaves are now killing the children of slaves” while another is describing the killers as cowards.    With three people shot to death within the last month, and […]

Drug charge cuts into barber’s wages

Drug charge cuts  into barber’s wages

A 43-year-old barber had to shave off $1,000 of his earnings Monday after admitting to several drug charges. But that’s not all. Duaine Gregory Ellis of Codrington Road, St Michael also has until August 25 to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court another $3,500 fine. According to police prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Waithe, lawmen executed a […]

Squires worried about rising crime

Squires worried about rising crime

Veteran bandleader Gwyneth Squires has added her voice to the national debate on rising gun violence, warning fellow residents to be very careful as they go about their day-to-day activities. In light of recent killings and attacks by perpetrators with firearms, Squires said while she did not know all the contributing factors, she was concerned […]

Tears for Payne

Tears for Payne

There was not a dry eye at the Black Rock Seventh Day Adventist Church as 58-year-old Colleen Beresdean Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael made her final journey on earth. Payne’s sister Ella Nowell’s grief was virtually contagious as she openly mourned the death of her sister, who was shot and killed on the night […]

Tax doubt

Tax doubt

Despite reporting overall positive returns for the quarter ending June 30, 2017, Fortress Fund Managers says the recent increase in taxes by the Freundel Stuart administration has cast some doubt over the future performance of its Caribbean Growth Fund. In its June 2017 quarterly report released to investors recently, the leading mutual fund manager said […]

Zero tolerance

Zero tolerance

Police and soldiers will be out in force at various Crop Over events in the waning days of the festival, as lawmen seek to prevent any major disturbances. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY the no tolerance approach that was evident at Soca Royale […]