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Former soldier remanded to prison to await sentencing

Former soldier remanded to prison to await sentencing

A former member of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) was remanded to prison when he appeared in court yesterday on a number of drug-related charges. Thirty-five-year-old Ovid Comienskey Alleyne of Belle Road #1, My Lords Hill, St Michael, was arrested on Saturday, December 9 when members of the Drug Squad executed a warrant at his […]

Government developing cultural industries

Government developing cultural industries

Government is taking the development of cultural industries very seriously, having recognized that the industry can make an important contribution to the island’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Word of this came from acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy at the National Independence Festival for Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gold Awards ceremony held Friday at Ilaro Court. “In […]

Praise Academy of Dance donating Christmas gifts to children in Dominica

Praise Academy of Dance donating Christmas gifts to children in Dominica

Praise Academy of Dance Barbados will bring smiles to the faces of children in Dominica this Christmas. Following the passage of Hurricane Maria in September, the academy launched a collection drive with the children who were impacted by the storm in mind. Having seen first-hand the destruction in his homeland, Renick Johnson, who lives in […]

Psychiatric Hospital proud of its achievements

Psychiatric Hospital proud of its achievements

Acting Director of the Psychiatric Hospital Heather Payne Drakes said there are now many success stories of individuals who have been admitted for care at the facility and have been successfully treated and reintegrated to their families and friends. Speaking on Saturday during the annual Christmas visit by acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves, the […]

Tuach takes silver at Pan Am Games

Tuach takes silver at Pan Am Games

Barbados’ lone representative at the XIII Pan American Games in Peru has done her country proud and made history by capturing the country’s first silver medal at these games. Chelsea Tuach actually out surfed her Argentine opponent by scoring a total of 14 points to the Argentine’s 13.83, but a controversial interference call at the […]

Sinckler’s special Christmas treat

Sinckler’s special Christmas treat

It was a massive crowd that showed up at Carlton Club this evening for Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s annual Christmas party for the children in his St Michael North West constituency. As usual, there were plenty treats, including flat screen television gifts, and a good time was seemingly had by all.

More than 1,000 cannabis plants seized

More than 1,000 cannabis plants seized

Members of the Drug Squad conducted illegal drug eradication operations in several areas on Friday, December 8. Some 1,302 cannabis plants ranging from eight inches to five feet in height were seized during the exercises. The police said 59 plants were seized in Lemon Arbour, 84 in Wilson Hill, 1,104 plants in Clabury and 55 […]

Citizens Action Partnership to merge with UPP

Citizens Action Partnership to merge with UPP

Citizens Action Partnership (CAP) is set to merge with the United Progressive Party (UPP). A statement from CAP said the decision was reached at a meeting held on Wednesday, December 6. FULL STATEMENT FROM CAP At a meeting of Citizens Action Partnership on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, it was unanimously agreed that Citizens Action Partnership […]

Arthur says CLICO bosses to blame for company’s demise

Arthur says CLICO bosses to blame for company’s demise

Blame the demise of CLICO International Life Insurance Company on the leaders of the failed company and not local regulators. That was the position of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur as the House of Assembly last night debated and passed the CLICO International Life Insurance Company Resolution. Government is seeking to establish replacement companies for […]