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Expect major changes at ICBL – Alleyne

Expect major changes at ICBL – Alleyne

A top official of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) Monday warned that it would not be business as usual, as the Bermuda-based insurance giant prepares to make significant job cuts. In a statement in which he formally announced that staff had been offered a voluntary separation package (VSP), acting Chief Executive Officer Goulbourne Alleyne […]

Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force, family and friends of Station Sargeant Clifford Sherlock Bridgeman have been receiving counselling on the heels of the tragic death of their loved one. Bridgeman, an officer with 27 years of experience, perished following a five-vehicle collision at the junction of Edgecumbe Hill and Carrington Road, St Philip […]

Temporary evacuation of City mall

Temporary evacuation of City mall

Emergency officials this morning ordered a temporary evacuation of the Colonnade Mall in The City, after they were alerted by workers to “an unusual gas scent”. The report was made by staff at Little Switzerland to the Fire Department around 9:12 a.m. A team of 13 fire officers, led by Station Sergeant Henderson Patrick, responded […]

Govt Senator dismisses ‘untruth’ about tourist spend

Govt Senator dismisses ‘untruth’ about tourist spend

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Irene Sandiford-Garner today described as “fake news” reports that visitor spend had declined, even as tourist arrivals had reached a record high in 2016. “Madame President that is another untruth,” the Government senator declared during her contribution to debate on the Appropriations Bill, 2017 this afternoon. Boasting that […]

Teen; cyclist injured in separate road accidents

Teen; cyclist injured in separate road accidents

A 13-year-old pedestrian had to be transported to hospital by ambulance for medical attention this morning after she was struck by a car along Welchman Hall Main Road in St Thomas. Police say the pedestrian, Glendene Grace of Bryan Road, Welchman Hall, complained of pain to her left shoulder, head, left side, and left ankle following […]

Former Haiti president dies

Former Haiti president dies

Former Haitian President René Préval has died, his wife Elisabeth Delatour Préval confirmed to the Miami Herald. He was 74. Préval, who was president during Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, died at home in Laboule, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. His wife, who wasn’t with him, said she had spoken to him “three times” Friday […]

Final innings

Final innings

No tears were shed Friday morning as family members, friends, cricket enthusiasts and members of music fraternity met at the James Street Methodist Church to bid farewell to one of Barbados’ finest musicians and humanitarians, Irvin Harris. However, the church came alive Friday as the moderate crowd was treated to beautiful singing by the St Thomas Community […]

Governor gets six more days

Governor gets six more days

Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell now has six more days in office. After discharging his initial five-day injunction this morning, High Court Judge Randall Worrell this afternoon issued a new stay to the Governor, pending the outcome of his formal appeal against his planned dismissal by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. Today, Attorney General Adriel […]

Two injured in collision at The Rock

Two injured in collision at The Rock

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision which occurred at The Rock, St Peter around 7:20 a.m. today. The accident involved a silver Toyota Noah owned and operated by 66-year-old Anthony Ramsay of Roebuck, St Peter and a yellow Toyota Hilux truck, belonging to Black Bess Quarry Limited but driven by 19-year-old Samuel Manning of #6 Carlton View, St James.   […]

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