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Graduates warned of dangers of misusing technology

Graduates warned of dangers of misusing technology

As Bay Primary students prepare to enter secondary school where they will be allowed to have cell phones, a principal is warning them against improper use of those devices and other technology. “I support technology. I have no problem with students having phones as long as they use them for the right reasons,” Anthony Alleyne […]

Be heroes, St Angela’s students told

Be heroes, St Angela’s students told

As the principal and staff of St Angela’s bid farewell to Class Four pupils at their graduation yesterday, the 43 students were encouraged to become real life heroes. The call came from school administrator Anthony McConney, in his remarks to the graduates gathered in the school’s auditorium. He told them they could be heroes, like […]

Alonzo gets bail on assault charge

Alonzo gets bail on assault charge

A 23-year-old assault accused was released on $3,000 bail Wednesday after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. It is alleged that Welton Wayne Alonzo, of King Street, St Michael, unlawfully assaulted Elton Harewood on June 26. Alonzo denied the charge when he went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick. With no objection to bail from the […]

Gamble on gun and drug charges

Gamble on gun and drug charges

An unemployed man got an automatic 28-day stay at HMP Dodds Wednesday after appearing in a Bridgetown Court on gun, ammunition and other charges. Jabari Kenrico Gamble of Lot 1, St Paul’s Avenue, Bayville, St Michael went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick charged that, on July 3, he unlawfully had in his possession a firearm without […]

Boyce looking to recover from second house fire

Boyce looking to recover from second house fire

Less than two months after the fire bug hit a St Lucy couple for the second time, Earle Boyce and his wife Diana are today trying to find their feet again. Yet, the husband’s demeanour does not truly reflect the hard times he has had to endure keeping a roof over his head. Back in […]

‘I’m not that kind of minister,’ Kellman tells storm victim

‘I’m not that kind of minister,’ Kellman tells storm victim

Minister of Housing Denis Kellman has responded to claims made by a 33-year-old St Andrew resident, whose home was damaged by Tropical Storm Tomas nearly seven years ago. In an interview with Barbados TODAY Tuesday, Shorey Village resident Teresa Walkes bitterly complained that she  had received very little assistance from the Rural Development Commission after […]

Starcom defends calypso ban

Starcom defends calypso ban

Local broadcaster Starcom Network is defending its decision to ban some Crop Over calypsoes, insisting it was sheilding itself from possible lawsuits. Amid on outcry over the banning of one of this year’s favourites, Not My Vote by young calypsonian Sir Ruel, the station was forced to explain its position. Programme Manager Ronald Clarke said […]

Jailed for stealing visitor’s bag

Jailed for stealing visitor’s bag

It may not be the home Michael Anthony Brathwaite was hoping for, but that’s what HMP Dodds will be for the next ten months. Brathwaite, who has no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to stealing a bag worth $253.40, a pair of slippers worth $76, and a memory stick worth $50.68 belonging to English […]

Solar hike

Solar hike

Barbadians considering the installation of solar water heaters in their homes will have to fork out up to $600 more as a result of the burdensome taxes announced in the May 30 Budget by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. The cost of an average sized photovoltaic system for homes will rise even more steeply, adding […]