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Boyce: No disease outbreak from sewage crisis

Boyce: No disease outbreak from sewage crisis

The worrying flow of raw sewage on south coast roads has not led to any reported disease outbreaks, according to Minister of Health John Boyce. The minister told a news conference today at the Ministry of Health on Culloden Road, St Michael that this was mainly due to Government’s environmental efforts. Visitors and locals alike, […]

Epidemic lurks

Epidemic lurks

Weeks after calling for the heads of five Government ministers over the long running sewage mess on the south coast, former Minister of Health Elizabeth Liz Thompson is raising concerns about the possible impact of the problem on potable water and the overall health of residents and visitors to the area. In a Facebook post […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – Hurricanes leave trail of destruction

YEAR IN REVIEW –  Hurricanes leave trail of destruction

The 2017 hurricane season left Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours with hair-raising lessons. Most striking perhaps is the fact that it’s no longer if a super storm will make landfall in our region, rather it’s when, where and whether or not we will be ready. Nothing could have prepared the Caribbean for what experts have […]

Fire leaves St Philip family of eight homeless

Fire leaves St Philip family of eight homeless

With just over two days to go before Christmas, a family of eight has been left homeless after fire destroyed their Hope Land, St Philip home this afternoon.  Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY that the blaze, which occurred around 3:30 p.m., gutted the four-bedroom wooden home belonging to Malacia Job.  […]

Murder accused remanded

Murder accused remanded

Murder accused Anthony Winston Alleyne has been remanded to prison after appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. The 33-year-old resident, of 1st Ave, Goodland, St Michael, is accused of killing 52-year-old Tyrone McDonald Babb of Goodland Main Road, St Michael. Babb reportedly died in hospital last Sunday after allegedly sustaining […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – A year of higher violent crime

YEAR IN REVIEW – A year of higher violent crime

Violent crime spilled over from 2016 into 2017, again dominating local headlines and even that of the international and regional media. One such crime was the week-long disappearance and subsequent discovery of the body of British national Steven Weare. The car salesman, from Kirkham, Lancashire in the north west of England, was reported missing on […]

UNDER SCRUTINY – FULL IMF REPORT ON FSC SUPERVISION OF SAGICOR

UNDER SCRUTINY – FULL IMF REPORT ON FSC SUPERVISION OF SAGICOR

At the request of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Barbados, a Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Department mission from the Washington-based International Monetary Fund visited Barbados from October 9 to 13, 2017 to review the current supervisory framework utilized by the FSC to supervise Sagicor Life Inc. on a solo and consolidated basis. The […]

Gun warning

Gun warning

Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith is sending a strong warning to licensed gun owners that they must not feel so empowered by their weapons that they develop a false sense of security, particularly in light of the increased use of high-powered firearms by those committing crimes. Griffith’s comments come in the wake of a daring […]

Man admits to hitting woman with a rock

Man admits to hitting woman with a rock

A 36-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman, has been handed a nine-month suspended sentence. Stephenson Oneal Bailey, of Apt No. 33 Golden Circle, Amity Lodge, Christ Church, admitted to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Amanda Catwell on December 19. According to the prosecutor the two got into an argument after Catwell tried to […]