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On a high

On a high

A recent study has revealed that a growing number of young Barbadians, the vast majority of them males, are becoming addicted to multiple drugs, presenting those providing treatment with a splitting headache over how to treat the addicts. The 2015 report released today by the Barbados Drug Information Network (BARDIN) at the National Council on […]

‘Up de ting’

‘Up de ting’

A cloud of uncertainty and industrial relations turmoil is hanging over the country, which is facing the possibility of major disruptions in the heat of the Crop Over season. The island’s leading trade unions – the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the National […]

Tax heat

Tax heat

The numbers were small, but the estimated 400 members of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) who took to the streets of The City today sent a powerful message to the Freundel Stuart administration. From Queen’s […]

Theft accused released on $500 bail

Theft accused released on $500 bail

A 24-year-old St Michael man has been released on $500 bail on charges of theft. Shaquille Yearwood of Combermere Street appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Monday, charged with stealing $100 and a debit card valued at $40 from Damean Alleyne on the July 9, 2017. However, even before Yearwood […]

Magistrate warns Holloway to control his anger

Magistrate warns Holloway to control his anger

A Deacons Farm, St Michael man was Tuesday warned to keep his anger under control when dealing with his daughter’s mother. Thirty-two year-old Kedar Ondre Holloway of Block 2D appeared Tuesday morning before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant charged with unlawfully assaulting Shontelle Farrell on July 9, 2017. Holloway pleaded guilty to the offence but stated that […]

Ashton pleads not guilty to drug offences

Ashton pleads not guilty to drug offences

A 37-year-old St Michael man, who pleaded not guilty to multiple drug charges, has been released on $2,000 bail. Conrick Noel Ashton of Beckles Land, New Orleans appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with unlawful possession of cannabis on July 9, 2017. He was also charged with […]

Alleged carjacker held

Alleged carjacker held

A 20-year-old St Michael man, who is accused of attacking a woman and robbing her of her car, has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds until August 8. Romario Saniel Maloney of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Tuesday where he was not […]

Aim for gold

Aim for gold

Students graduating from the St Bartholomew Primary School have been encouraged to stay away from negative influences and to be leaders, as they continue their education at the secondary level. The advice came from principal Hyacinth Harris as she addressed the 20 students at their graduation. She said while there has been much talk about […]

UPDATE-Tropical wave weakens

UPDATE-Tropical wave weakens

Barbadians can still expect to experience bouts of bad weather later on this week. However, forecasters at the Barbados Meteorological Services today reported that an approaching tropical wave had weakened somewhat, due mainly to the presence of a layer of Saharan dust and the entrainment of dry air into the system. At 2 p.m. today, […]