Barbados Today News you can trust. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Teen accused of rape Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:56 +0000 0 Cocaine user sent for psychiatric evaluation Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:00:50 +0000 Trevor Livingston Chase, of no fixed place of abode, was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital after answering to a drug charge today. He pleaded guilty before Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to possession of apparatus intended for the misuse of cocaine and possession of a small quantity of cocaine. The illicit drug and paraphernalia were found […]]]> 0 Alleged phone threats land student in trouble Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:25 +0000 0 Fraud jailed Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:44 +0000 0 Guyana suspends trade in Barbados dollar Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:53 +0000 A deluge of Barbadian dollars on the Guyana market has resulted in that country’s central bank today temporarily suspending trade in this island’s currency. Guyana’s monetary authorities also moved against the Trinidad and Tobago dollar, and though trading is temporarily suspended, the central bank said persons conducting “legitimate” business could still deal in the dollars […]]]> 8 Businesses warned to keep up or die Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:30:49 +0000 Keep up with technological changes or face extinction! CISCO’s Systems Engineer Shassim Mohammed issued this sobering caution during today’s Digicel Business Solution Summit 2016 at the Sandy Lane Hotel, telling participants that if they were not keeping up with new technologies to grow their businesses and better engage customers, they faced the likelihood of being […]]]> 2 Media needs to be more balanced in gender reporting Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:21 +0000 The local media’s reporting on issues of gender came under the microscope today, as the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) formally launched an ethical code of practice for media practitioners here. The move forms part of its campaign to Make Gender Equality a Reality, and comes in response to recent concerns over reporting on issues, […]]]> 0 BAS on board with BHTA Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:30:29 +0000 After years of complaining about the absence of strategic linkages between the tourism and agriculture sectors, it seems as though Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul may finally be getting his wish. During yesterday’s quarterly general meeting of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford […]]]> 1 Embarrassing! Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:26 +0000 A top official in the hospitality sector said she was embarrassed over the high level of plastic and styrofoam used in Barbados, in particular the amount that’s imported to satisfy tourism needs. Chairperson of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Roseanne Myers has therefore called on local tourism players to take the lead in […]]]> 5 Industrial climate worsening, says union official Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:32:00 +0000 The island’s largest public sector trade union is threatening to make life difficult for the Freundel Stuart administration over the outsourcing of services normally carried out by statutory bodies.  Warning that the industrial relations climate was getting worse, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is accusing Government of introducing a new policy of outsourcing […]]]> 2 All clear! Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:22 +0000 Worthing Beach has once again been declared safe for bathers, as the awful stench which has been prevalent for several weeks now has also virtually disappeared. And so confident were Minister of Health John Boyce and Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy of the water quality that they dived right in for a dip this morning […]]]> 11 Insulting! Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:30:13 +0000 Disrespectful and downright ignorant! That is how President of the African Heritage Foundation (AHF) Paul Simba Rock is describing recent statements by child rights advocate Faith Marshall-Harris questioning the effectiveness of homeschooling. Delivering a position paper at the weekend on what should be contained in the laws of Barbados to ensure this country was fully […]]]> 7 ‘Lord Evil’ to wed Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:00:51 +0000 The High Court Thursday granted Andre “Lord Evil” Jackman a variation of one of his bail conditions. Barbados TODAY understands that the 35-year-old of Stroud Bay, Crab Hill, St Lucy, who is set to wed this weekend, had his curfew extended. As part of his $175,000 bail conditions issued on May 11 this year, Jackman was […]]]> 18 Car overturns at Kendal Hill Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:07:58 +0000 The driver of a motor car escaped serious injury tonight after his car overturned just off the Kendal Hill roundabout in Christ Church. However, eyewitnesses say he was transported to hospital after he appeared to be suffering from shock. No further details are available at this time.  ]]> 1 Farley’s final farewell Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:30:37 +0000 There was an atmosphere of sadness combined with a celebration of the life of Matthew Farley as family, friends, well-wishers and the education fraternity gathered at the Abundant Life Assembly in Bank Hall, St Michael today to bid farewell to the retired principal. While most cried silent tears, spirits were lifted as Farley, who passed […]]]> 2 Driver ‘stable’ following three-vehicle crash Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:07:37 +0000 The medical condition of the driver, who was last night said to be in critical condition following a three-vehicle smash-up at Taitt Hill, St George, has improved. Police reported today that 25-year-old Shane Barker was now in stable condition at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Barker was the driver of one of two motorcars that […]]]> 1 HIV Treat All – a worthwhile investment Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:00:23 +0000 On Monday Minister of Health John Boyce announced the expansion of Government’s HIV Treat All initiative that was launched back in March to provide antiretroviral therapy to every patient living with HIV/AIDS in Barbados. The development is a big boost in the local fight against the epidemic, as only infected pregnant women and persons in […]]]> 0 TRINIDAD – Body found in warehouse Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:50:16 +0000 8 Alzarri Joseph returns to boost Hurricanes Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:28:35 +0000 ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Leeward Islands Hurricanes are exuding confidence ahead of their fourth round clash in the Regional 4-Day cricket competition against the Windward Islands Volcanoes starting Friday in Dominica. The squad, which sits third in the standings with 29.4 points, welcomes back West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, who is set to make […]]]> 0 Wet pitch rules out Herman Griffith final Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:17:49 +0000 A damp pitch forced the postponement of the highly anticipated Guardian Group Herman Griffith Primary Schools final between West Terrace Primary and Bayley’s Primary yesterday. Heavy overnight and early morning showers soaked the Empire Ground, leaving conditions impaired and unfit for play, and National Sports Council officials took the decision to abandon the game just […]]]> 0