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Striking CBC employees to go back to work

Striking CBC employees to go back to work

Striking workers at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) will be back on the job tomorrow, in what their union, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) said was a show of good faith ahead of talks between the state broadcaster and the BWU, initiated by Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo. The union last night called […]

S&P warns of another Barbados downgrade

S&P warns of another Barbados downgrade

The international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today warned of the possibility of another downgrade of Barbados over the next 12 months, while calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to take the necessary steps to lower the country’s high fiscal deficit, strengthen its external liquidity, and reverse its low level of international reserves. The […]

St Lucian woman caught with $100,000 worth of cocaine

St Lucian woman caught with $100,000 worth of cocaine

A 23-year-old St Lucian woman is due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court here today after she was nabbed on arrival at  the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday with two kilogrammes of cocaine, valued at $100,000. Johnelle Leeanne Pierre now faces four charges of possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and […]

Prison officer arrested and charged

Prison officer arrested and charged

A 54-year-old prison officer is due to appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court here today after he was arrested and charged with three drug offences. Robin Wesley Wiltshire of Coach Hill, St John is accused of possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis. Members of the Drug Squad executed a search […]

Kyle exhales

Kyle exhales

Being home has never felt better for Barbadian cricketer Kyle Mayers. Mayers returned home late Friday night after being trapped in hurricane-ravaged Dominica for four days. In an interview with Barbados TODAY shortly after he collected his daughter N’Kyah from school, Mayers said it felt great to be back and surrounded by loved ones. “It’s […]

UPDATE-Elderly man struck and killed by minibus

UPDATE-Elderly man struck and killed by minibus

Police have revealed the identity of the victim of Wednesday night’s road fatality, which occurred along St Martins Road, St Philip, at its junction with Harlington Road around 10:20 p.m. He is 68-year-old Wilton McAndrew of Suttle Street, St Michael, and formerly of St Martins, St Philip. Brathwaite was reportedly attempting to cross the road […]

Met office issues severe weather bulletin

Met office issues severe weather bulletin

Barbadians are being warned to brace for adverse weather conditions from Sunday night. A short while ago, the Barbados Meteorological Services served notice of a strong tropical wave, which was located about 1200 miles east of the Windward islands at 8 a.m. today. Met officials say some slow development is possible over the next few days […]

Police make special appeal on behalf of Anguilla victims

Police make special appeal on behalf of Anguilla victims

In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the Barbados-based Regional Police Training Centre has launched a relief effort on behalf of 11 Anguillan police recruits and one instructor. “These officers are currently training at the Regional Police Training Centre, and away from their families and friends, in their time of need,” a statement […]

Twenty-six murders ‘a fairly good figure’

Twenty-six murders ‘a fairly good figure’

A senior police officer is suggesting the number of murders recorded so far this year is no big deal, describing the 26 homicides as “a fairly good figure” and “an alright figure”. With the country recording just under three murders each month, Crime Prevention Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force Stephen Griffith has suggested […]

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