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Fire robs elderly man of home

Fire robs elderly man of home

When 66-year-old Henderson Maynard is released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) he could be among the island’s homeless. His uninsured Lot #31, Buccaneer Terrace, St James residence was extensively damaged in an early morning fire on Tuesday, as he lay in hospital where he has been warded for the past two weeks. Maynard’s companion, […]

STD alarm

STD alarm

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of cases of syphilis – and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – among young Barbadian men, raising concern among health officials here. The Ministry of Health has revealed that the number of syphilis cases overall jumped nearly fivefold between 2010 and 2013, according to a release […]

High-rise move

High-rise move

In the wake of the deadly Grenfell fire, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) diplomats in London say they have received confirmation that the United Kingdom (UK) government has conducted inspections of high-rise tower blocks around the country with a view to identifying any combustible cladding. And while the results of the investigations are being processed, Barbados’ High […]

Job cuts looming due to new taxes, says Bryan

Job cuts looming due to new taxes, says Bryan

One of the popular Bridgetown retailers is warning Barbadians to brace for price rises of no less than ten to 12 per cent once Government’s recently announced tax measures take effect. Managing Director of Woolworth Martin Bryan said despite assurances from Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler that the “prohibitive” rise in the National Social Responsibility […]

Killer bees

Killer bees

What began as a simple stroll to get some of his favourite fruit turned out to be deadly for Nicholas Shepherd of Marchfield Close, St Philip. The father of three ventured a short distance from his home to pick some mangoes, unaware that the fruit tree was home to a massive beehive. In a split […]

More than 900 ganja plants seized

More than 900 ganja plants seized

Some 984 cannabis plants have been by seized members of the Marine Section and the Tactical Response Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force. The plants, ranging from seedlings to 2ft in height, were seized during drug eradication operations on Monday, June 19. The authorities seized 452 plants at Cherry Grove, St John; 449 at […]

House damaged by fire

House damaged by fire

Fire of unknown origin extensively damaged a three-bedroom wooden and wall constructed house at 1st Ave, Buccaneer Terrace, St James on Tuesday. Henderson Maynard, 66, who occupied the house, was not at home at the time of the fire, sometime around 2:50 a.m. Smoke was observed coming from the house and the matter was reported […]

Police investigating shooting at Rices

Police investigating shooting at Rices

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting incident which occurred at Rices, St Philip, sometime around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. During this incident 41-year-old Mark Anthony Dear of Rices, St Philip, was shot in his right side. He was transported by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was treated and discharged. Preliminary investigations […]

Payne joins the centenarian club

Payne joins the  centenarian club

Barbados’ newest centenarian Doris Payne loved to dress up and was a “glamour girl” in her youth, so it was no surprise when she was the centre of attention at the Geriatric Hospital in Beckles Road, St Michael yesterday. Aunt Doris, as she is affectionately called, was happy to be surrounded by friends, family and […]