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No more cuts, please!

No more cuts, please!

A strong word of warning today from a top official of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) that the state-run institution simply cannot afford any more financial cuts. Chief Executive Officer Dr Dexter James was responding to a suggestion made yesterday by Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies […]

Evil spirits in Grand Kadooment, charges Jones

Evil spirits in Grand Kadooment, charges Jones

You are hypocrites! That was just the beginning of Minister of Education Ronald Jones’ tirade today against adults, who he said liked to criticize the debauchery of young people, while they exhibit unsavoury and morally disreputable behaviour on the road during Grand Kadooment. In a highly charged feature address at the graduation ceremony of St […]

Labourer accused of threatening to kill woman

Labourer accused of threatening to kill woman

A 53-year-old labourer was Tuesday remanded to Dodds prison until July 7 after he was unable to find someone to post bail on his behalf. It is alleged that Anthony Seymour Gay of Bydes Mill, St George used the threatening words “this is your last straw, I going to kill you” towards Nekeisha Green before […]

No relief

No relief

It has been nearly seven years of waiting on the Rural Development Commission (RDC) for a Shorey Village, St Andrew woman whose home was destroyed by Tropical Storm Tomas in 2010. And according to Teresa Walkes, 33, the wait seems far from over, as neither the RDC nor Minister of Housing Denis Kellman is responding […]

‘I felt betrayed’

‘I felt betrayed’

A 39-year-old man who “sprayed” his girlfriend and her lover with kerosene oil after finding them in his bed has been granted bail. Royon Royden James of Savannah Road, Bush Hall, St Michael pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick Tuesday morning to assaulting Stephen Dorson on July 3, occasioning him actual bodily harm. James apparently […]

Fire leaves St Lucy family homeless

Fire leaves St Lucy family homeless

A St Lucy family has been left homeless after fire destroyed their two-bedroom wooden and wall house this evening. Thirty-one-year-old Shenika Hinds and her two children ages six years and ten months of Cave Hill Drive, St Lucy was not at home when the blaze occurred around 3:45 p.m. The fire also damaged an unoccupied […]

Police probe death of St John man

Police probe death of St John man

Police are investigating the unnatural death of an elderly man just after 1 p.m. today at Sargeant Street, St John. According to lawmen, 70-year-old Andrew Roosevelt Maynard was sitting on a wall structure by a standpipe in the area drinking alcohol when he fell backwards and struck the back of his neck. He was subsequently […]

Barbados celebrates along with Canada

Barbados celebrates along with Canada

Barbados joined with Canada to celebrate the North American country’s 150th anniversary with a formal affair at the Canadian Embassy on Sunday. With the Caribbean boasting a 110-year long trade relationship with that country, Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault shared that the region has contributed and benefitted culturally and economically from their friendly partnerships, with Barbados receiving […]

Destra Garcia to pay for rupturing man’s bladder during a concert

Destra Garcia to pay for rupturing man’s bladder during a concert

SOURCE: CMC — Soca artiste Destra Garcia has been ordered to pay just over US$8,000 after a court in Belize found that she personally injured a man — Fernando Oliva — while gyrating on him at a concert in September 2015. Oliva filed a civil claim against Destra, claiming that she jumped on him, and […]