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Offside!

Offside!

Don’t blame the PSVs! This stern warning has been issued by President of the Barbados National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (BNCPTA) Shone Gibbs in response to a recent suggestion made by Magistrate Graveney Bannister that school children should be banned from travelling on private public service vehicles, including minibuses and route taxis. While stating […]

Mara’s decision to bow out comes as no surprise to her constituents

Mara’s decision to bow out comes as no surprise to her constituents

Residents of St John say they are not surprised by their Member of Parliament Mara Thompson’s  announcement that she will not contest the next general election. The incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) representative made the revelation as she was making her way into the House of Assembly on Tuesday. But while expressing regret that the […]

Mara successors

Mara successors

Three familiar faces in the Democratic Labour Party camp, Leroy McClean, Verla De Peiza and Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo, have been identified as possible replacements for outgoing Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson, even before the dust has settled on reports that she is bowing out of the next general election. They were the […]

Batson back at Dodds a week after his release

Batson back at Dodds a week after his release

A week after a 46-year-old man with multiple theft convictions was released from prison, he returns to jail to await trial on an attempted theft charge. Keith Anderson Batson of no known address is alleged to have entered the home of Michael Sochaan as a trespasser sometime between November 11 and 14, with intent to […]

Walcott gets bail after three months on remand

Walcott gets bail after three months on remand

After spending three months behind bars on a charge of stealing less than $200 worth of juice, Corey Ricardo Walcott can spend the night in his own bed tonight. The 33-year-old father of five, who has been on remand at Dodds prison since early August, was released on bail today after the prosecutor withdrew his […]

Hearing of election petition to continue in December

Hearing of election petition to continue in December

Three Commonwealth citizens, who have each been living in Barbados for over a decade, are challenging their exclusion from the country’s voters’ list. Grenadian Shireene Ann Mathlin-Tulloch, Jamaican Michelle Melissa Russell and Montserratian Sharon Juliet Edgecombe Miller have been seeking to get their names added to the electoral list in time for the next general […]

Senior citizen denies threatening to kill woman

Senior citizen denies threatening to kill woman

Sixty-one-year-old artisan Richard Michael Wiltshire was today released on $3,000 bail after pleading not guilty to two criminal charges in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. Wiltshire, of 9th Avenue, St Barnabas Heights, St Michael, is accused of assaulting Verna Louis on November 8 threatening to kill her. “I would take a piece of two-by-four and […]

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)