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Barbados has eyes on Norway

Barbados has eyes on Norway

Barbados is looking to adopt the Norwegian model of managing its oil and gas sector, with Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for energy Senator Darcy Boyce arguing the Scandinavian country’s method was a sustainable way of doing things. “They have pressed with their energy efficiency, they have pressed ahead with […]

Not our home!

Not our home!

The Barbados National Trust (BNT) is contending there is an “unholy rush” to tear down this country’s heritage sites, as the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) prepares to demolish the birth home of Roland Edwards, the musical composer of the Barbados National Anthem. Speaking to Barbados TODAY Wednesday morning at Chapel Street, Speightstown, St Peter where […]

Double jeopardy

Double jeopardy

A well digger and a pastry chef were Wednesday remanded to Dodds prison after they appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on indictable charges. Rozario David Anthony Boyce, 22, and Antonio Omar Howell, 26, both of Dash Valley, St George are jointly accused of using unlawful violence and behaving in […]

Unholy alliance

Unholy alliance

A retired trade union leader is describing the “marriage” between the labour movement and the private sector as an unholy alliance. The well-respected veteran trade unionist, who preferred to remain anonymous, contended that businesses were now merely seeking comfort within the trade union movement. He charged that unlike the 1991 economic crisis when public officers […]

House and car destroyed by fire

House and car destroyed by fire

Fire of unknown origin destroyed a three-bedroom house and a Toyota Corolla motor car in the wee hours of this morning. Police say the fire occurred sometime after 2 a.m. at Tichbourne, St Michael. The car was owned by 41-year-old Julia Belgrave while the house was owned by Majorie Alkins and occupied by Belgrave, her […]

American visitor held with ganja

American visitor held with ganja

An American visitor, held with marijuana at the Grantley Adams International airport, has been charged with possession of cannabis and importation of cannabis and ordered to pay $250. Kelly Michelle Belgrave, 36, was arrested by members of the Drug Squad at the airport on Monday, July 31. Police said Belgrave arrived on the island by […]

St Lucy man remanded to prison

St Lucy man remanded to prison

A St Lucy man was remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court today. Ramon Rheco Renaldo Boyce, 26, of Peterses Gap, Josey Hill, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of five rounds of ammunition. The offences were committed on Sunday, […]

UPDATE 2 – Military plane makes emergency landing at GAIA

UPDATE 2 – Military plane makes emergency landing at GAIA

Local air transport authorities are assuring that the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) remains fully operational, following the emergency landing of NASA Flight 426 earlier today. In a statement, the Ministry of International Transport said that shortly after departing GAIA at 6:18 this morning, a distress call was received from the pilot of the four-engine […]

Two Barbadians attend U.S. distinguished visitors programme

Two Barbadians attend U.S. distinguished visitors programme

The U.S. Embassy, through its Military Liaison Office, recently sent Commander Aquinas Clarke and Sub-Lieutenant Elvis King, both of the Barbados Defense Force, on the Fuerzas Commando Distinguished Visitor Programme, in Asuncion, Paraguay. Fuerzas Comando 2017, which began on July 23, 2017, is a multinational special operations skills competition and combating terrorism fellowship programme sponsored […]