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Luther Thorne Memorial Primary school closed

Luther Thorne Memorial Primary school closed

  Police and emergency personnel are at the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School where some children have complained of being unwell. Officials have so far declined to speak with the media, but parents who were on the compound collecting their children told Barbados TODAY that smoke from a nearby fire resulted in some students needing […]

Male student injured following altercation at school

Male student injured following altercation at school

A male student from the Ellerslie Secondary School was reportedly seriously injured in an altercation with another student today. Barbados TODAY understands the boy received a chop wound and is now receiving medical attention. When Barbados TODAY visited the scene, the school’s security guard said principal Major Errol Brathwaite was handling the matter and could […]

Be thankful for privileges, Husbands tells children

Be thankful for privileges, Husbands tells children

Barbadian children are being advised against squandering the opportunities they have for a good education and the right to be heard. In fact, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Senator Harry Husbands said the children should be thankful for these rights and privileges, which he said some took for granted. “I am of the […]

Hinkson says new Road Traffic Bill amounts to a disabled ‘travesty’

Hinkson says new Road Traffic Bill amounts to a disabled ‘travesty’

Member of Parliament for St James North Edmund Hinkson today criticized the Road Traffic Act (Amendment) Bill 2017, saying it was especially flawed in its provisions for the disabled. Speaking in the House of Assembly during the second week of debate on the bill which was tabled by Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, […]

AG wants fixed traffic fines

AG wants fixed traffic fines

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite thinks that fixed traffic fines should have been stipulated in the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2017 that was passed in the House of Assembly today. Contributing this afternoon to the second day of debate on the Bill, Brathwaite said that pre-set fines for traffic offences would have enabled offending motorists to […]

Car racket

Car racket

Police and insurance companies have launched separate investigations into reports of a lucrative car parts sales racket involving stolen vehicles. Not only are thieves stealing cars and stripping them down for parts in an underground market, some legitimate car dealers are also requesting that the criminals assist them in restocking spare parts, Barbados TODAY understands. […]

Oh no, Donville!

Oh no, Donville!

Outspoken Government minister Donville Inniss has raised the ire of President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall over comments he made at a ruling party political platform last weekend. Addressing a St Peter meeting of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) on Sunday night, Inniss, the Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce […]

The role of GG is not just ceremonial, says Arthur

The role of GG is not just ceremonial, says Arthur

The role of Governor General is not ceremonial, and Sir Clifford Husbands dispelled the myth that he was some figurehead. Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur told the House of Assembly this morning that he held weekly meetings with Sir Clifford when he was the country’s leader and routinely shared Cabinet papers with the former Governor […]

BLP challenges

BLP challenges

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today described the late Sir Clifford Husbands as a man who was uncompromising whether in his role as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), High Court judge, or Governor General. However, as he led off contributions to a resolution in the House of Assembly in tribute to Barbados’ longest serving Governor General, […]