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Landscaper takes out his anger on tenant’s home

Landscaper takes out his anger on tenant’s home

A 27-year-old landscaper who damaged the house he was renting has one month to repay his landlord. Peter Augustus Lewis of Manchester Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael admitted before Magistrate Douglas Frederick Tuesday to damaging the home of Anderson Walkes without lawful excuse between March 7 and 8. Sergeant Martin Rock told the District ‘A’ […]

BAM warns NSRL will ‘cripple’ Crop Over

BAM warns NSRL will ‘cripple’ Crop Over

The Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) has joined the growing list of voices objecting to the controversial ten per cent National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler in the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. The increase from two per cent when the tax was introduced last September, is due […]

Drug turn

Drug turn

Two St Michael men will pay “hefty fines” when they re-appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court in August. Magistrate Douglas Frederick served notice of this to 34-year-old Victor Anthony Watson of Upper Bank Hall, St Michael and 33-year-old Daniel Anderson Inniss of Brathwaite’s Gap, Hindsbury Road, St Michael after they both pleaded guilty Tuesday […]

Hold up, doc!

Hold up, doc!

Cabinet Minister Dr David Estwick’s declaration that he was ready and prepared to replace Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as party and country leader has been mocked by a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) stalwart. Former trade unionist Robert Bobby Morris was particularly scoffing as he dismissed the idea of Estwick as Prime Minister with derisive laughter. […]

14-year-old girl missing

14-year-old girl missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Chania Machaela Simpson of Rock Hall, St Philip. She was last seen by her mother Tamesha Simpson sometime around 9 p.m. on Monday, June 26 when she departed their residence to visit a family member who also lives in Rock Hall. At the time she was […]

S&P maintains its position in light of recent Budget

S&P maintains its position in light of recent Budget

International ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) says it is maintaining its outlook on Barbados in light of the recent Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals presented by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. Back in March when it downgraded the country to ‘CCC+/C’, S&P had suggested that it could revise Barbados’ outlook to stable if positive […]

Local fishing industry under threat, warns official

Local fishing industry under threat, warns official

Amid dwindling fish stocks, local fisherfolk have been warned that by their own harvesting practices, they run the risk of killing off their very own livelihoods. The warning came Sunday from Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer Joyce Leslie, who said some fishermen were in the habit of catching small dolphins that were not yet sexually mature, […]

UPP: Auditor General needs more teeth

UPP: Auditor General needs more teeth

Under a United Progressive Party (UPP) administration, the Office of the Auditor General would have “more teeth”. That assurance came Sunday night from UPP political leader Lynette Eastmond who addressed the issue of corruption at a meeting in Licorish Village, where she also introduced her party’s candidate for the St Michael East constituency Paul Forte. […]

‘Wicked killer’

‘Wicked killer’

When 81-year-old Majorie Forde-Holder was given the news that her daughter’s murderer, Garnett Levere Brome was sentenced to life in prison, the elderly woman’s eyes welled up with tears as she raised her hands in the air to thank God. Just short of four years after the brutal slaying of his 49-year-old lover, fish vendor […]