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Two girls abscond from GIS

Two girls abscond from GIS

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two wards of the Government Industrial School (GIS) who absconded while attending the Child Guidance Clinic at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St Michael, around noon on Wednesday. They are 16-year-old Trekida Worrell, whose last known address was Greenwich Village, St James, and a 14-year-old minor, […]

Barbadians enjoy Whit Monday holiday at the beach

Barbadians enjoy Whit Monday holiday at the beach

It was a quiet Whit Monday for Barbadians. While the roads were noticeably free of the normal hustle and bustle, the beach was clearly the venue of choice for scores who hit the cool waters to beat the day’s heat. At Batts Rock Beach, picnic tables were covered with all types of culinary delights as […]

Narrow escape for truck driver

Narrow escape for truck driver

A truck driver narrowly escaped serious injury this afternoon when his vehicle overturned at Mile and a Quarter, St Peter. Eyewitnesses say the driver was attempting to climb an embankment when it collapsed under the weight of the Infra Rentals-owned truck. The accident occurred just before 4.p.m.

BRA looking to widen tax net

BRA looking to widen tax net

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is about to embark on a massive registration exercise to ensure all business operators are paying their fair share of taxes. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced Tuesday that as a matter of policy, BRA would, in the comings months, be establishing a special task force to carry out the exercise […]

Students involved in school fight appear in court

Students involved in school fight appear in court

Three students charged in connection with last Wednesday’s beating of a Lester Vaughan Secondary schoolgirl appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes in the District “D” Magistrates Court around noon today. Two of them pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. One of them, a 16-year-old girl, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds. The […]

Keeping LGBTs out of the closet

Keeping LGBTs out of the closet

When Shari Inniss-Grant returned to Barbados in 2013, the human rights researcher saw a need to create a safe space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. After experiencing racial discrimination while studying in Connecticut and Washington D.C. in the United States, the 30-year-old was met with gender discrimination and homophobia on her […]

Sinckler rejects Worrell’s IMF prescription

Sinckler rejects Worrell’s IMF prescription

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler says though the Barbados economy is definitely not well at the moment, he is yet to see the logic of those clamouring for Government to immediately put it into the hands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In rejecting out of hand the economic prescription issued last week by the recently dismissed […]

Husbands concerned about mental state of children

Husbands concerned about mental state of children

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Senator Harry Husbands Friday expressed concern that Barbadian children, as young as primary school age, were showing early signs of mental illness. Delivering the lunchtime lecture at the Democratic Labour Party’s headquarters at George Street, St Michael, Husbands suggested that life in general was more complicated for today’s students […]

St James South keeps tradition alive

St James South keeps tradition alive

Scores of families in the St James South constituency converged on the Wanstead Ridge Park today Easter Monday as they joined in the eighth annual kite flying family fun day, hosted by Member of Parliament for the area Donville Inniss. The opportunity, which provided for children to learn the art of kite making and engage […]

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