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Smith family worried about delays in murder trial

Smith family worried about delays in murder trial

Two years after the decomposed body of Marcelle Smith of Farm Road St Philip was found in a ravine at Halton Plantation in the same parish, her family is today expressing fears that there may never be justice for their loved one. The decomposed body of the 75-year-old sister-in-law of Sir Frederick Smith, who has […]

Jones not intervening in St Leonard’s impasse

Jones not intervening in St Leonard’s impasse

Minister of Education Ronald Jones said he had no intention of intervening in the impasse between the St Leonard’s Boys’ School and two of the leading public sector trade unions, even though industrial action could be mere hours away. Jones told Barbados TODAY it was for other people to resolve the dispute over the sacking […]

Cops probe video of pot-smoking boy

Cops probe video of pot-smoking boy

Police have confirmed they are investigating a video circulating on social media, which shows a boy believed to be of school age smoking what appears to be a marijuana joint. Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said the Royal Barbados Police Force, working closely with the Child Care Board (CCB), was looking into the […]

Fire dispute still simmering

Fire dispute still simmering

The worrying dispute between Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard and his officers was still simmering on Monday, following a weekend meeting chaired by Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite on Saturday, which seemed to have fanned the flames. However, the two sides are expected to return to the negotiating table by next week. Official sources […]

Child mystery

Child mystery

What would cause two average teenaged girls and their baby brother to go missing in the middle of the night? That’s the question on the minds of residents at #7 Chapel Land, St Philip, following the mysterious disappearance over the weekend of Rianna Daniesha Toppin, Mercedes Disire Bibby, both 13 years old, and their two-year-old […]

Official: Bad loans weighing on RDC’s work

Official: Bad loans weighing on RDC’s work

The state-owned Rural Development Commission (RDC) is battling an “unacceptably high” loan delinquency rate which threatens funding for other micro businesses. Without providing statistics, Senior Field Officer with the RDC Osmond Yearwood told Barbados TODAY his agency has been forced to take legal action against some clients. He was speaking this morning on the sidelines of a […]

Offshore worry

Offshore worry

With over $200 million in losses reported since 2007, the Executive Director of Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Henderson Holmes today expressed strong concern that the country’s number two sector after tourism was fast losing money. “In 2007 our total contribution from the international business sector through corporate tax was just over $350 million. My […]

Worrying number of school drop outs ending up in Dodds

Worrying number of school drop outs ending up in Dodds

Local education authorities need to pay more attention to the number of students who are either dropping out, or being expelled from school. Senior Research Officer with the state-run Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU) Kim Ramsay issued the warning here late last week during a National Consultation on Crime and Violence at which […]

CDB sued

CDB sued

The region’s leading lending institution is bracing for a major legal battle over the sacking of one its senior officers. Former Director of Information Technology and Solutions at the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Mark Taitt is suing the bank, claiming he was unfairly dismissed on June 30 this year. Little is known of the […]