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It’s too ugly!

It’s too ugly!

More details are emerging following a series of strong objections tabled by heritage officials to the construction of the 15-storey Hyatt Centric Hotel on Bay Street, St Michael. The 182-room development with 19 private residences is to be built approximately 172 feet, three inches high or 52,500 square metres, making it the tallest and also, […]

St Peter man remanded on drugs charges

St Peter man remanded on drugs charges

A St Peter man has been remanded to prison after appearing in court on several drugs charges today. Twenty-nine-year-old Jamar Jamal Williams of Cemetery Lane, Road View, St Peter, was taken into custody on Tuesday after his fishing boat was intercepted off the island’s shores with 279 pounds of cannabis. He was charged with possession […]

Multi-million dollar drug bust

Multi-million dollar drug bust

Law enforcement authorities have made their second major drug bust in as many days. Lawmen seized  50.5 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $2, 525,000.00, and 160 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $640,000 last night during a joint operation off Maxwell coast, involving the Barbados Coast Guard, the Police Marine […]

Students get hurricane ready

Students get hurricane ready

With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season underway, students from across the island were exposed to hurricane preparedness measures at a symposium hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. The seminar was a continuation of the department’s efforts to educate people about the various elements of disaster preparedness. DEM […]

Hairdresser and bartender on theft charges

Hairdresser and bartender on theft charges

Two women who allegedly stole over $7,000 from another were granted bail after appearing in a Bridgetown court Thursday. Shonia Toina Alicia Mottley, a 32-year-old hairdresser, and Nariba Davine Maynard, an 18-year-old bartender, both of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, are accused of stealing amounts of $4,500 and $1,700 belonging to Maria Douglin sometime […]

Alleged burglar gets chance to prove himself

Alleged burglar gets chance to prove himself

Magistrate Douglas Frederick gave an alleged burglar “the benefit of the doubt” Thursday after the accused pleaded for a chance to prove himself. Davion Renaldo Davidson Layne of Waldrond Village, Christ Church is accused of entering the home of George Richards on June 12 and stealing $240. The 23-year-old denied the charge levelled against him, […]

Pressing on

Pressing on

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is not about to take for granted that it has the next general election in the bag, despite the result of the latest opinion poll which puts the party a long way ahead of the governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP). That was the word Thursday from the BLP’s first-time […]

Barbados appoints Honorary Consul to T&T

Barbados appoints Honorary Consul to T&T

Dental surgeon Dr Roosevelt Rock has been appointed this island’s first Honorary Consul to Trinidad and Tobago. During a recent courtesy call on Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Cecile Humphrey, Dr Rock, who has been living and practising dentistry in the twin island republic for almost two decades, said […]

FULL TEXT of the latest IMF Barbados review (released today)

FULL TEXT of the latest IMF Barbados review  (released today)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today it was ready and willing to come to Barbados’ rescue, while warning that slower growth and a doubling of the domestic cost of living were on the immediate horizon as a result of the austerity measures announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler in his May 30 Budget. […]