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Drinks manufacturer says extend health tax

Drinks manufacturer says extend health tax

A leading beverage manufacturer is advising Government to expand the list of unhealthy foods subjected to higher taxes as a means of reducing consumption of such foods. Commercial Manager of SMJ Beverages Samuel Skinner today said it was not good enough that the Freundel Stuart administration imposed a ten per cent tax on sweetened drinks […]

White Hill protest

White Hill protest

It has become an all-too familiar story for residents of White Hill, St Andrew. The seemingly endless extensive land slippage, water shortages and an impassable main road that was condemned by the authorities following heavy rains in November 2014 have tested the patience of those who live in the rural community. Having vented their frustrations […]

Up and onward

Up and onward

Combermere secured their spot in the quarterfinals of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under 19 knockout competition win a comfortable 3-0 victory over Frederick Smith at Waterford, St Michael this evening. Still in a celebratory mood, having clinched the division two title on Monday with a 2-0 win over rivals Harrison College after being demoted last […]

Jamaican dancehall star Ninjaman found guilty of murder

Jamaican dancehall star Ninjaman found guilty of murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancehall artiste Ninjaman was found guilty of murder a short while ago in the Supreme Court. Ninjaman, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was charged  along with his son Jahneil with the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Trooper, on Marl Road in Kingston. The dancehall deejay, who was […]

Butcher and Morgan reign supreme

Butcher and Morgan reign supreme

He had to settle for the runner’s up position last year, but there was no stopping Reemar Butcher from muscling his way to the Mr Schoolboy Bodybuilding title at the Lester Vaughan Secondary School last weekend. The only thing certain before the 2017 edition of the National Sports Council Mr Schoolboy Bodybuilding and Miss Schoolgirl […]

Clarke remanded to Dodds

Clarke remanded to Dodds

Shakeem Romario Clarke, the sixth man charged in connection with the Kadooment Day shooting incident, which left 23 people nursing gunshot wounds, has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds. Clarke, 22, of Golden Ridge, St George has been charged with 23 counts of endangering life and one count of violent disorder. He appeared before […]

Trio accused of Buckley robbery remanded to Dodds

Trio accused of Buckley robbery remanded to Dodds

Three men jointly charged with the November 9 robbery of the supervisor/manager of the Buckley Plantation have been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds. Thirty-year-old Jermaine Kenneth King of #274, 4thAve, Windward Garden, St Philip; 30-year-old Ramon Jamar Goodridge of Waverly Cot, St George and 30-year-old Damien Andre Collymore of Carmichael Tenantry, St George today […]

Murder accused remanded

Murder accused remanded

  Murder accused 22-year-old Juniel Shaquel Holder was today remanded to Her Majesty Prison Dodds until January 17. Holder of Hinds Gap, Halls Road, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court this afternoon charged with the murder of 34-year-old Andrew Prescod of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church. Holder is also facing […]

St Michael man charged with murder

St Michael man charged with murder

A 22-year-old St Michael man is expected to appear in the Oistins Magistrates Court on a murder charge. Juniel Shaquel Holder of Hinds Gap, Halls Road, is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Andrew Prescod of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church. Prescod was shot in the head while liming with friends at Silver Hill, Christ Church […]