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Prepare for ‘wonderful opportunity’, students told

Prepare for ‘wonderful opportunity’, students told

Take your new beginnings and make them into great possibilities. That was the advice from President of the Senate Kerryann Ifill to the close to 60 graduates of the St Giles Primary School yesterday. Delivering the keynote address at the school’s 2017 graduation ceremony in the Hugh Springer Auditorium of the Barbados Workers’ Union headquarters, […]

279 lbs of marijuana seized

279 lbs of marijuana seized

A 29-year-old man is in police custody following the seizure of 279 lbs of marijuana off a fishing boat on Tuesday, June 27. Members of the Drug Squad, Police Marine Unit, and the Barbados Coast Guard, successfully intercepted the Barbadian fishing vessel off the shores of Barbados where they seized the drugs and made the […]

UPDATE: Police probe murder at St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael

UPDATE: Police probe murder at St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael

Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old St Michael man. Around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, police received a report of a man being shot at Goddard’s Road, St Stephens Hill, Black Rock, St Michael. On responding to the report, the police discovered the body of a man […]

Missing 14-year-old girl found

Missing 14-year-old girl found

A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing earlier this week has been traced and is safe. Chania Machaela Simpson of Rock Hall, St Philip, was reported missing on Monday, June 26. The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter and looks forward to […]

Accused men granted bail on fraud charges

Accused men granted bail on fraud charges

Attorney-at-law Ajamu Boardi was Wednesday able to persuade a Bridgetown magistrate that his 39-year-old client should be released on bail, despite strong objections from a prosecutor that he be remanded. Noel Lionel Taylor of Galloway Lane, Waterford, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick charged with a number of fraud offences, as well as a […]

Upset Wickham slams Morris as a ‘common yard fowl’

Upset Wickham slams Morris as a ‘common yard fowl’

Pollster Peter Wickham has derided Democratic Labour Party (DLP) stalwart Robert Bobby Morris, who yesterday utterly dismissed an opinion poll conducted by Wickham’s Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), which found support for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the DLP at an all-time low. In dismissing the poll results, Morris had said that districts were chosen […]

More wait

More wait

Hearing of the lawsuit brought against the State by former murder accused Frank Errol Gibson is yet to get started. At the last sitting of the case in the No. 8 Supreme Court, Madam Justice Pamela Beckles had ordered legal representatives for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to make a formal written application on […]

‘We are what we eat,’ warns drug official

‘We are what we eat,’ warns drug official

Barbadians were last night warned to watch what they eat, amid concern about a growing resistance in humans to antibiotics. Director of Barbados Drug Service Maryam Hinds said even though the necessary controls and regulations were in place here to deal with prescription drugs, consumers needed to be cognisant that antibiotics were also administered locally […]

1,000 vagrants

1,000 vagrants

Expect homelessness to skyrocket due to the vexing austerity Budget presented by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler last month. That is the conviction of President of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) Kemar Saffrey, who is predicting a 150 per cent rise in the number of homeless people in the coming months. Saffrey is […]