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STEEP DROP

STEEP DROP

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus has reported a dramatic drop in the number of students pursuing graduate and undergraduate studies, prompting principal Eudine Barriteau to make an urgent appeal to Government to re-examine its tuition fee policy. Assuring Government and the public that the Campus had been vigorously pursuing internal measures to effect cost savings, Barriteau […]

Mum gets $10,000 bail

Mum gets $10,000 bail

The St Michael mother accused of harbouring two daughters who were wanted by police, was released today on $10,000 bail when she reappeared in court after spending the past two nights on remand. When Barbara Rosita Bailey, 49, of #8 Grazettes Court, Grazettes first appeared before acting Magistrate Ellwood Watts on Monday, she was not […]

Sisters jailed

Sisters jailed

Two sisters, who pleaded guilty today to breaking into their aunt’s home and stealing, will be sentenced next month. Tiffany Nikita Bailey, 24, and Shakira Krystal Bailey, 26, both of #8 Grazettes Court, Grazettes, St Michael, admitted entering Shanell Smith’s house on May 14 this year and stealing a Bible, a knife, scissors and a […]

A million march against terror

A million march against terror

World leaders have linked arms at the start of a historic march against terrorism in Paris. They walked in silence to huge applause as they led a mammoth procession through the French capital. Dozens of world leaders, including Muslim and Jewish statesmen, joined up to a million demonstrators marching in Paris.   They marched amid […]

Surprise “marriage proposal” in Bridgetown

Surprise “marriage proposal” in Bridgetown

Ruel Bourne bent down on one knee as he popped the big question to long time girlfriend Karimah King, in front of Cave Shepherd on a busy Saturday in Broad Street. That’s what scores of people witnessed this weekend. But it wasn’t quite real. It was a scene staged by actors to promote Family Heartbeat […]

Heavy rains also drench Dominica

Heavy rain in the eastern Caribbean has caused widespread flooding on the lush island of Dominica. Dominica Communications and Housing Minister Rayburn Blackmoore says damage has been extensive but it is too soon to give an estimate. Dozens of homes and at least two hotels have been evacuated because of flooding. Several roads have been […]

West Indies take first win in India tour

West Indies take first win in India tour

West Indies beat India by two wickets to win the second One Day International at the VDCA Stadium today. The West Indies have now drawn level 1-1 in the three-match ODI series. Darren Sammy under pressure from critics top scored with 63 and took 1-11 for the West Indies. West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo said […]

Bajan replaces Gayle in New Zealand Tests

Bajan replaces Gayle in New Zealand Tests

Barbadian Kraigg Brathwaite has been chosen to take injured Chris Gayle’s place in the West Indies’ Tests in New Zealand next month. The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board identified Brathwaite after the Jamaican opener was ruled out of the remainder of the tour of India and the subsequent three Tests due to […]

Bolt not striking with compatriot

Bolt not striking with compatriot

Usain Bolt is upset that the current tug o’ war involving Jamaica and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may cost him millions of dollars in potential sponsorship after suggestions that he could be barred from competing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 – a claim that has been made during a high-profile questioning of the […]

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