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Confessed killer gets life

Confessed killer gets life

Confessed killer Ryan Antonio Oneal Bullen has been sentenced to life in prison for the death in 2007 of 14-year-old Kalifa Downes. Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius handed down the maximum sentence this afternoon in the No.5 Supreme Court saying there was a need to protect society for the convicted man. Bullen pleaded guilty to manslaughter […]

No Christmas break for dope addict

No Christmas break for dope addict

A desperate plea by Gary Dimitri Riley to let him spend Christmas with his family fell on deaf ears as Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded him to HMP Dodds for the next 28 days for possessing cocaine paraphernalia. The 30-year-old Riley, of no fixed place of abode, was arrested on Nelson Street, The City on Saturday […]

Predator

Predator

Public service vehicle (PSV) driver George Lamar McLawrence will not be plying any routes for at least another six years or so after he was sentenced to jail today for serious indecency against a 19-year-old male. McLawrence, who in October was found guilty of the offence, was told by Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius in the […]

Cadogan to spend Christmas at Dodds

Cadogan to spend Christmas at Dodds

If 58-year-old Joseph Henry St Clair Cadogan is to celebrate the spirit of Christmas he must do so behind the prison gates at HMP Dodds. The perennial thief of no known address was today remanded to prison until January 9, 2018 on charges of stealing a car, among other items. Cadogan, who appeared before Magistrate […]

Wage talks postponed until Friday

Wage talks postponed until Friday

There has been a further delay to the planned resumption of stalled salary negotiations between Government and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW). After receiving word last week from the Ministry of the Civil Service of the December 13 restart to the talks which have been fitful since last year, NUPW President Akanni McDowall […]

BLP can’t win without Arthur, warns former candidate

BLP can’t win without Arthur, warns former candidate

A former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate is suggesting that the Opposition party needs former Prime Minister Owen Arthur now more than ever. In fact, following Arthur’s decision to quit the party back in 2014, Hudson Griffith believes that the Mia Mottley-led BLP does not stand a chance of winning the next election, constitutionally due […]

Redman upset over leaked personal letter

Redman upset over leaked personal letter

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is demanding an explanation from the Ministry of the Civil Service after a letter she wrote requesting withdrawal of her voluntary retirement from the teaching service was apparently leaked. Calling the act “a serious breach of confidentiality”, an upset Redman explained that her correspondence was […]

Full of hope

Full of hope

Following concerns raised by Barbados about its recent blacklisting, the European Union (EU) is due to issue a formal response to the island on Friday. This disclosure from President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Marlon Waldron, while expressing strong optimism of “a positive outcome” for the island, which now faces the threat of […]

Cobbler: Police seizing less weed

Cobbler: Police seizing less weed

There has been a significant drop in the number of marijuana plants seized by law enforcement officials so far this year, when compared to the corresponding period last year, continuing a trend that began in 2016. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said during a press briefing […]