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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 […]

Advice for success

Advice for success

The 2017 graduating class of the St Albans Primary School has been reminded that success is not a destination, but a journey. Past student Pastor Derek Ward not only reminded the children of that but gave them advice on how they should approach that journey, as he delivered the keynote address at their graduation ceremony […]

RSS combating new threats to Eastern C’bean

RSS combating new threats to Eastern C’bean

Regional cooperation on defence matters has become even more important as the Eastern Caribbean faces new threats from trans-national organized criminal activity, executive director of the Regional Security System (RSS), Captain Errington Shurland, warned Monday. Speaking at the launch of a three-week training course on maritime operations and planning at the Barbados Coast Guard’s headquarters […]

Another teachers’ union takes Govt to court

Another teachers’ union takes Govt to court

Six days after the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) filed court action against Government for docking its members’ salaries, the umbrella Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Monday followed suit. It was just after 1 p.m. Monday that a BUT team, led by president Pedro Shepherd and attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls, descended the steps of the Supreme […]

Redman: Graduation prices out of control

Redman: Graduation prices out of control

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is concerned that in the face of the country’s dire economic circumstances, some schools are unduly expensing parents by insisting on lavish graduation ceremonies. She contended that school graduations had lost the intended focus of the children’s transition and had become “elaborate shows”. Pointing out […]

Rubis says FTC ruling on BNTCL a victory for Bajans

Rubis says FTC ruling on BNTCL a victory for Bajans

The France-based petroleum company Rubis has hailed as a victory for Barbadian consumers, a ruling by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) halting the planned sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) to the Sol Group. It emerged over the weekend that the FTC had issued a preliminary ruling dated June 14, rejecting the […]

Hang them

Hang them

Shattered by the gruesome killing of two of his constituents, Member of Parliament for St George South Dwight Sutherland wants the killer or killers to hang. Sutherland was a close friend and business associate of Vincent Robinson, 80, the owner of Prerogative House in Prerogative, St George, who, along with the caretaker, Guyanese Tony Singh, […]

Hinkson not swallowing Ince’s apology

Hinkson not swallowing Ince’s apology

An Opposition spokesman is of the view that Government Senator Jepter Ince meant what he said when he recently described the local private sector as a group of parasites. Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament for St James North Edmund Hinkson is therefore having a hard time swallowing the apology from Ince this past […]

Man drops into 40-ft sewer

Man drops into 40-ft sewer

A 25-year-old St John man is counting his lucky stars tonight after escaping with his life after falling into a 43-foot sewer. Gall Hill, St John resident Zico Haynes was working at Long Bay, St Philip earlier this afternoon when he accidently fell into the septic tank. Haynes escaped with lacerations to his left leg […]