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Teen trouble

Teen trouble

Two teenagers, one of them a minor, were remanded to separate penal institutions Monday after appearing in court on a burglary charge. Eighteen-year-old Joshua Caled Jackson of Pegwell Boggs, Christ Church and his 15-year-old co-accused, also of Christ Church, went before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court, accused of entering the home of […]

Christ Church man survives gunshot injury

Christ Church man survives gunshot injury

A Christ Church man has survived a gunshot wound to the head following a shooting incident in the wee hours of this morning. The man, who was  reportedly shot outside his Fairy Valley residence, was treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and discharged. Police are continuing investigations.

Two ‘Philipines’ reign at Bushy Park

Two ‘Philipines’ reign at Bushy Park

The eastern parish of St Philip can boast today of having not one, but two soca kings. Early this morning, Lil Rick successfully defended his Party Monarch crown, while veteran calypsonian Red Plastic Bag rocked his way back to first position in the Sweet Soca competition, at the end of a well-attended Soca Royale at Bushy Park, St Philip. […]

We are raising killers, says Jones

We are raising killers, says Jones

Against a backdrop of a rash of murders in Barbados, allegedly committed by young people, Education Minister Ronald Jones has accused indulgent parents of raising young people as killers. Addressing a scholarship fund-raising dinner of the Lynch Secondary Old Scholars Association, Jones said that Barbadian society of years gone by collectively raised children with a […]

It’s Soca Royale at Bushy Park

It’s Soca Royale at Bushy Park

The highly anticipated Soca Royale gets underway soon at the Bushy Park, St Philip, rounding up some of the best songs from the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competitions. Winners of both competitions will walk away with a Mazda 3 motor car and $10,000. Patrons have been filing into the venue from early afternoon, many with […]

McCLean disappointed with Stuart’s leadership style

McCLean disappointed with Stuart’s leadership style

The former head of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation Dr Leroy McClean has expressed disappointment with the leadership style of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. “If you are leading a country, you have to be visible, you have to be seen and heard,” McClean, an agriculturalist and a former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidte said […]

Fifth Element it is!

Fifth Element it is!

The results are in…. And after a keenly contested Junior Kadooment, designer Kevin Small has walked away with the coveted Best Junior Band award for his Fifth Element Kiddies Band – Candy Land 246, following yesterday’s parade at the National Stadium.   Small’s Fifth Element was also adjudged Most Colourful Band in the junior category as […]

Conjunctivitis Advisory: Residents told to be vigilant

Conjunctivitis Advisory: Residents told to be vigilant

The Ministry of Health has advised the public to be vigilant following reports of conjunctivitis or “red eye” outbreaks in the region of the Americas over the last 10 weeks. Since May 6, 13 countries have recorded increased cases of the infection compared to previous years. These include The Bahamas, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Suriname, St […]

Christ Church man wanted by the police

Christ Church man wanted by the police

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. Forty-seven-year-old Shanley Vergusson Stoute, who goes by the alias Stoute Man, last resided at Parish Land, Christ Church. He is about 5’11” in height, slim build, of clear complexion and has brown eyes. Stoute is being […]