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We did it!

We did it!

It has taken five years, but Tyson Leon Edwards, of No 82 Casuarina Drive, Warner’s Park, Christ Church, and Alvin Orlando Graham of Niles Road, Ellerton, St George finally admitted to committing aggravated burglary. The men today pleaded guilty before the High Court to entering the home of Martin and Celina Bynoe between January 13 […]

Two female students accused of causing a disturbance

Two female students accused of causing a disturbance

Police are investigating a disturbance, which reportedly occurred around 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Nursery Drive Terminal, John Beckles Drive, St Michael. Lawmen have not released any details on the incident, except to say it involved two female students from two secondary schools located in St Michael.  (PR)

Random drug and alcohol testing for PSV operators

Random drug and alcohol testing for PSV operators

Operators of public service and heavy-duty vehicles will be subjected to random drug testing under the amended road traffic legislation introduced in Parliament this morning, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley has announced. At the same time, the minister said the much talked about breathalyzer testing would become a reality under the Road Traffic […]

‘Vision zero’

‘Vision zero’

Road users here face serious penalties that include hefty fines and imprisonment, if they breach tough, new measures in the Barbados Road Traffic Amendment Act introduced in Parliament this morning by Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley. Outlining a range of changes to the current legislation, including the much touted breathalyzer testing, Lashley told […]

Singer on cocaine charge

Singer on cocaine charge

A 38-year-old Bajan female entertainer, who is among a trio charged in connection with $625,000 worth of cocaine, will have to spend the next two days behind bars. Former Richard Stoute Teen Talent winner Betty Griffith-Payne, of Apartment No. 8, West Terrace Heights, St James, is jointly charged with her 35-year-old sister Marie Griffith, of […]

Charged up

Charged up

Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett is not about to lie down and play dead in the face of criticisms allegedly made of him on social media by agents of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). On the contrary, Blackett on Sunday night launched a nasty broadside against his political opponents, accusing them of operating […]

Barbadian professor of medicine dies

Barbadian professor of medicine dies

Barbadian scholar and professor of medicine Sir Kenneth Lamont Stuart has passed away in the United Kingdom. Word of his death has come from Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies Sir Henry Fraser, who said he received confirmation of Sir Kenneth’s passing from his daughter on Monday. In a statement, Sir Henry […]

Transport Board talks off to a smooth start

Transport Board talks off to a smooth start

A day after Transport Board drivers staged a disruptive strike, talks aimed at resolving  their grievances got off to “a reasonable start” this morning. General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore told reporters at the union’s Solidarity House headquarters this afternoon that even though the discussions only lasted a couple hours, the […]

Sealy offers assurances to Hilton hotel employees

Sealy offers assurances to Hilton hotel employees

With the sale of the Hilton Barbados Resort said to be at “an advanced stage”, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is assuring employees at the Needhams Point property that their jobs are safe. In fact, he told supporters of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) during a joint meeting of DLP branches in the St […]