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No need to panic

No need to panic

Minister of Health John Boyce is urging the public not to panic even as the south coast sewage crisis continues. Boyce said the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the Ministry of Health have implemented short-term measures to tackle the crisis. “We have to be concerned but we need not panic in these circumstances,” Boyce told […]

Security officer stabbed

Security officer stabbed

Police are investigating a stabbing incident which occurred sometime around 8 p.m. on Saturday at Jordan’s Supermarket, Fairchild Street, St Michael, which resulted in 52-year-old Anderson Bend, a security officer employed by the supermarket,  being stabbed in the chest. Preliminary investigations revealed that Bend had reasons to speak to a man who was misbehaving in […]

CARICOM condemns Trump’s reported statements on Haiti

CARICOM condemns Trump’s reported statements on Haiti

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of “derogatory and repulsive language” by the president of the United States with respect to its member state, Haiti, and other developing countries. On Thursday, Trump reportedly balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti […]

Lashley hosts Movie Night Under the Stars

Lashley hosts Movie Night Under the Stars

Several families spread out across King George V Park in St Philip tonight to enjoy the annual Movie Night Under the Stars sponsored by MP Michael Lashley. Surrounded by thousands of Christmas lights, movie-goers took up every vantage point on blankets, chairs and park benches to enjoy the three movies on a big screen set […]

Woman collapses and dies

Woman collapses and dies

Police are investigating the death of a 56-year-old woman which occurred this morning in St Michael. Police spokesman, acting Inspector Roland Cobbler confirmed that the woman collapsed and died at Passage Road, around 6 a.m. Police have not yet disclosed her identity.

Hanging death in Station Hill

Hanging death in Station Hill

The body of an 86-year-old man was found hanging at his St Michael home this afternoon. Police said the body of Vere Ramsay, of 3rd Avenue, Deanes Village, Station Hill, was found around 12:30 p.m. Ramsay’s caretaker found the body hanging from a shed in the backyard of his home. Police are continuing their investigations.

Crichlow remanded to prison

Crichlow remanded to prison

Thirty-three-year-old Adesina Kijana Crichlow was remanded to prison when he appeared in court today charged with a number of firearm and drug offences. Crichlow, of Brydens Avenue, Brittons Hill, St Michael, and Apartment # 6, Roumaika Court, Dayrells Road, Christ Church, committed the offences between January 6 and 10 this year at Collymore Rock, Dayrells Road, and […]

Gov’t remains committed to healthcare, say PM

Gov’t remains committed to healthcare, say PM

With approximately 40 per cent of Barbadians said to be footing their own healthcare bill, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is assuring residents that his administration has not abandoned plans to revamp the healthcare system so that every citizen could better benefit. In fact, Stuart said the Ministry of Health is still working on a proposal […]

UPP wants Maria

UPP wants Maria

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has ended all speculation about its interest in independent Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard. UPP leader Lynette Eastmond today announced that she had asked the dentist to join her team for the general election due by the middle of this year. “If she were to […]