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Alleyne denies stealing money

Alleyne denies stealing money

A St Joseph man on a theft charge was granted $500 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Wednesday morning. Airy Hill resident Weston Samuel Alleyne is accused of stealing $395 from Ophneal Kellman on March 4 this year. He denied committing the offence and was granted bail with one surety. Alleyne is required […]

Bank describes shooting outside ATM as “senseless”

Bank describes shooting outside ATM as “senseless”

Top officials of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have condemned the “senseless killing” of 58-year-old Colleen Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael, who was attacked by gunmen at a RBC Automated Teller Machine (ATM) on Monday night. Managing Director of RBC Barbados Robert de Silva said the bank was “deeply saddened” by the tragic […]

Lives at risk

Lives at risk

There appears to be no end in sight to the suffering for the people of While Hill, St Andrew, who are facing a fresh danger to add to three years of water shortages, land slippage and an impassable main road. Residents of the rural community said they were scared that a tree that has begun […]

Spiritual Baptist leader dies

Spiritual Baptist leader dies

The hierarchy of the local Spiritual Baptist Church is due to meet shortly to choose a new leader following the death last night of Archbishop Malcolm Babb. It is the second time in three years that the Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Church  was thrown into mourning, following the death of its founder and […]

Coconut vendors on unlawful violence charge

Coconut vendors on unlawful violence charge

Two coconut vendors are now out on bail after appearing in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court Wednesday charged with unlawful violence, but are free to leave their home as they please, after a prosecutor’s initial request for a curfew was withdrawn. Shaquille Jabarry Callender and Jabarri Tito Holder, both of Odessa McClean Avenue, […]

Economist warns of the ill effects of public sector sick out

Economist warns of the ill effects of public sector sick out

With a public sector sick out currently in effect, a local economist today warned that the industrial unrest, ordered by this island’s major trade unions at the height of a taxation row with the Freundel Stuart Government, could have a devastating impact on the island’s already low foreign exchange reserves. University of the West Indies […]

Grant on bail for assaulting police officers

Grant on bail for assaulting police officers

A St James man charged with assaulting two police officers was granted $4,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court Wednesday morning. Makenon Amani Adesinda Grant, of King’s Village, Holders Hill, pleaded not guilty to four charges. The 29-year-old was accused of unlawfully assaulting Police Constables […]

NIS threat

NIS threat

A week after Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler assured Barbadians that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was safe, Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo is raising doubt about its viability. Speaking in the Senate Wednesday morning during debate on the National Insurance and Social Security Amendment Bill, Byer-Suckoo said the country’s ageing population and falling […]

Not enough!

Not enough!

Though welcoming the news that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart had agreed to a meeting in principle of the Social Partnership at the request of the island’s private sector, the leading trade unions continue to question his failure to set a date for the talks. General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore said […]