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‘The Lion of Judah has gone home’

‘The Lion of Judah has gone home’

Late Archbishop Malcolm Babb was Friday given a grand send-off, Spiritual Baptist style. A thanksgiving service celebrating the life and work of the 68-year-old late Spiritual Baptist was held at Jerusalem Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Cathedral, Ealing Grove, Christ Church during which he was hailed as a family man who was dedicated to his wife, his […]

Venezuela still anxious to deepen cooperation with Barbados

Venezuela still anxious to deepen cooperation with Barbados

Despite the ongoing uprising in Venezuela, its PetroCaribe deal with Caribbean countries remains safe. Chargé d’ Affaires with the Embassy of Venezuela in Bridgetown, Francisco Manuel Perez Santana gave the assurance in response to regional concerns about the ongoing unrest that has been gripping the South American nation, for the past few months. “The political […]

Orange alert

Orange alert

The local army has been put on heightened alert. And while the top brass of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) remains tightlipped on the development, well-informed sources Friday confirmed to Barbados TODAY that the action came in response to a video threat against the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) that is currently circulating on social […]

Cell phone thief poses as Good Samaritan

Cell phone thief poses as Good Samaritan

A man who posed as a Good Samaritan in order to steal a cellular phone from a woman in distress has been ordered to pay $1, 000 for his dishonesty. O’Neil Ricardo Riley of Jessamy Avenue, Bayville, St Michael pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Criminal Court Friday to stealing a […]

NSRL not the worst tax in the world – Kellman

NSRL not the worst tax in the world – Kellman

The trade union movement in Barbados had no grounds for taking to the streets over the recent increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), says Member of Parliament for St Lucy Denis Kellman. Delivering the Astor B Watts lunchtime lecture at the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s George Street, St Michael headquarters Friday, Kellman pointed […]

Pair charged with throwing stones gets bail

Pair charged with throwing stones gets bail

Two men jointly charged with endangering road users at Barbarees Hill, St Michael by throwing stones, as well as having offensive weapons in public, were each released on $2,000 bail Friday morning. Vincent Anthony Marville and Corwin Anthony Pompey, both of Barbarees Hill, pleaded not guilty to throwing stones on a public road in a […]

Bitter send-off

Bitter send-off

For years Mary Magdalene Downes had been advocating for something to be done about the dangerous Westmoreland junction along the Ronald Mapp Highway, and, ironically, the former Ellerslie Secondary janitor tragically lost her life at that same busy intersection on July 12. Thursday, as the mortal remains of the beloved 61-year-old were laid to rest […]

Let’s talk crime

Let’s talk crime

The National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) is not the only thing that the Barbados Workers Union wants to talk to Government about. In a statement Friday, the BWU, which has been among unions clamouring for urgent talks on the NSRL over the past two weeks, appeared to be shifting its focus somewhat as it appealed […]

Argument over dead cat turns ugly

Argument over dead cat turns ugly

A row over a dead cat has resulted in a 20-year-old man being out of pocket for damaging a vehicle. Appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the No.1 District ‘A’ Criminal Court Friday morning, Rakiel O’Brien Small of Chadderton Road, Tweedside Road, St Michael pleaded guilty to damaging a van belonging to Shaundel Clarke on […]