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Man charged with murder of Rihanna’s cousin

Man charged with murder of Rihanna’s cousin

A 23-year-old St Michael man is due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court  today charged with the murder of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael. Lawmen have arrested and formally charged  Shawayne Dashawn Williams, of White Hall #1, in connection with Alleyne’s  death, which occurred at Eden Lodge, St Michael […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – Emotional goodbyes – 2017

YEAR IN REVIEW – Emotional goodbyes – 2017

2017 for all of its accomplishments will also go down as the year in which Barbados lost some of its most illustrious sons and daughters of the soil. Topping that list was former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands, who was appointed to serve as the Queen’s representative here in June, 1996 until his retirement in […]

Poor judgment

Poor judgment

It is not every day that a High Court Judge in Barbados is verbally attacked by a senior practitioner in the judicial system. However, today, Justice Olson Alleyne was on the receiving end of a severe tongue-lashing from prominent Queen’s Counsel Vernon Smith for the judge’s ruling last Friday in the lawsuit brought by Member […]

Don’t blame the private sector for economic mess – Herbert

Don’t blame the private sector for economic mess – Herbert

The business community has fired back at Government backbencher James Paul advising him to look in the mirror for the reason the private sector is not reinvesting in the ailing economy. Paul last week described the private sector as disingenuous for pointing fingers at Government over the struggling economy, while refusing to reinvest here. He […]

Hidden agenda

Hidden agenda

Minister of International Business, Industry, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss is questioning the motive of Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert, suggesting the business executive was “hiding behind” his office in order to engage in party politics. Inniss is upset at Herbert for stating that the Freundel Stuart Government […]

New Year’s honourees pleased with their awards

New Year’s honourees pleased with their awards

They gave years of dedicated service to their professions, which ranged from teaching to catering to senior positions in the public service. And, as a New Year’s gift, nine distinguished Barbadians have been singled out for acclaim in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Among them, Charles Livingston Smith who along with fellow retired permanent […]

Take down Nelson this year, says Denny

Take down Nelson this year, says Denny

The New Year has not ushered in an easing up of debate over the controversial statue of British admiral Horatio Nelson, which was defaced on the eve of Barbados’ independence last November. With prominent pan-Africanists such as Trevor Marshall, Anthony Mighty Gabby Carter, Sir Hilary Beckles and David Comissiong insisting the figure must be removed […]

Govt MP wants free bus rides for students reviewed

Govt MP wants free bus rides for students reviewed

Two of Government’s flagship social programmes could come under pressure this year as the Freundel Stuart administration explores various avenues to slash a ballooning national deficit of five per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), and worrying debt in excess of 100 per cent of GDP. Government backbencher James Paul said he was looking forward […]

Long overdue!

Long overdue!

Attorney-at-law and Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Senator Wilfred Abrahams says the decision to appoint Donna Babb-Agard, QC, as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was a no brainer and should have been done a long time ago. Late last week it was revealed that Babb-Agard would be appointed Barbados’ first female DPP after acting […]