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Deliveryman pleads guilty to stealing picnic ham

Deliveryman pleads guilty to stealing picnic ham

A 42-year-old deliveryman is facing the possibility of six months in prison if he fails to pay an $800 fine. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant issued the order to Troy Ryan O’Neal Jordan, of Block 17C, Green Hill Drive, Silver Hill, Christ Church, after he pleaded guilty to stealing an $87 picnic ham from Cherish Cosmetique Incorporated […]

Fear not!

Fear not!

It is still not saying whether it is willing to go ahead with the planned purchase of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL) or whether Government’s asking price of US$100 million would be met. However, in a statement today, the Kyffin Simpson-led Sol group remained adamant that the multi-million dollar deal would be of […]

Three new knighthoods welcomed

Three new knighthoods welcomed

Praises were heaped on one of Barbados’ newest knights, Sir Charles Griffith, today by businessman Rawle Brancker, who said the former Barbados and West Indies cricketer was truly deserving of the accolade. During a short ceremony to unveil a plaque in honour of his late Barbados Lumber Company Limited co-founder Amory Phillips this afternoon, Brancker […]

Govt officials upbeat following Westbury renaming ceremony

Govt officials upbeat following Westbury renaming ceremony

Government officials are confident that yesterday’s renaming of Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive will have a major impact on the country’s cultural and tourism industries. Addressing yesterday’s ceremony, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart zeroed in on the cultural industries as one of the pillars on which Barbados’ future economic development will be built. “Our policy […]

Well deserved!

Well deserved!

The local entertainment fraternity says the honour bestowed last night on Barbadian superstar Rihanna by the Government of Barbados was well deserved. Immediately following the renaming of Westbury New Road in her honour and her formal conferral with the title and instruments of Cultural Ambassador, veteran entertainer Anthony Gabby Carter, who is himself a cultural […]

Not enough psychologists in schools – Husbands

Not enough psychologists in schools – Husbands

The education system is simply not properly equipped to deal with at-risk and deviant students, according to a Government spokesman on education. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Harry Husbands today admitted that a shortage of counsellors and psychologists in the island’s schools was impacting discipline. “We have children whose parents were on drugs […]

HIV worry

HIV worry

Despite the tremendous progress made over the last decade, a top regional official today issued a strong word of caution to Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean that a number of gaps remain in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS. Regional Director of the UNAIDS support team Dr César Núñez pointed out that […]

Cherry ordered to close offensive dump immediately

Cherry ordered to close offensive dump immediately

The Ministry of Health today issued an abatement notice instructing Project Recycling Limited at Lower Estate, St Michael to cease its operations. The company, which is owned by prominent waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry, was also ordered to clear the site of all materials within four weeks. In a statement issued by the Barbados […]

Worrell wants economists to join him in speaking out

Worrell wants economists to join him in speaking out

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell has expressed disappointment in fellow economists, whom he said were not speaking out more on issues. Worrell singled out the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) as one of the organizations that could easily influence economic policy decisions by presenting […]