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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.1 Vincentian woman deported https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/vincentian-woman-deported/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/vincentian-woman-deported/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:40 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188066 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/vincentian-woman-deported/feed/ 1 Two spend night at Dodds after having no sureties https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/two-spend-night-at-dodds-after-having-no-sureties/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/two-spend-night-at-dodds-after-having-no-sureties/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:45 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188064 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/two-spend-night-at-dodds-after-having-no-sureties/feed/ 0 Wanted man slapped with drug charges https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/wanted-man-slapped-with-drug-charges/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/wanted-man-slapped-with-drug-charges/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:21 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188038 A St John fisherman will spend the night in prison after he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on several drug charges. Jamar Leroy Ifill, of Gall Hill Development #3, St John is charged with possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis. The 28-year-old, alias Sammo, turned himself in to police […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/wanted-man-slapped-with-drug-charges/feed/ 0 Help me! https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/help-me-5/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/help-me-5/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:00:46 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188058 A St Michael resident who has been on remand for the past two months on robbery and criminal damage charges threw in the towel when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Fredrick recently. When Brian Chuckie Marville of 5A Madison Terrace in Deacons Farm made his first appearance in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court back in […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/help-me-5/feed/ 0 It’s our fault, says Brathwaite https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/its-our-fault-says-brathwaite/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/its-our-fault-says-brathwaite/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:32 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188033 Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is accusing politicians on both sides of the divide of promoting a sense of backwardness by failing to instill pride in the country’s youth. “It really concerns me, because in many ways we the politicians in this country have taken our people back by not giving them that sense of pride, […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/its-our-fault-says-brathwaite/feed/ 4 St Lucy the best – Kellman https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/st-lucy-the-best-kellman/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/st-lucy-the-best-kellman/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:30:42 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188028 St Lucy has Barbados’ lowest crime rate, leads the island with God-fearing people, and has the surrounding sea to prove it, claims Member of Parliament Denis Kellman. However, Kellman yesterday told the congregation at the Crab Hill New Testament Church of God that despite the abundance of law-abiding residents, the parish needed to retain its […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/st-lucy-the-best-kellman/feed/ 2 Regatta winners receive spoils https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/regatta-winners-receive-spoils/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/regatta-winners-receive-spoils/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:12:48 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=187992 Hundreds of competitors, guests and local dignitaries were treated to a sumptuous banquet at Beach House, St James last night to mark the conclusion of the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2017. The prize-giving event not only celebrated the success of the competitors in the fun yet competitive week-long regatta, but also provided […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/regatta-winners-receive-spoils/feed/ 0 IMF reduces its regional growth forecast https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/imf-reduces-its-regional-growth-forecast/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/imf-reduces-its-regional-growth-forecast/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:00:28 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188026 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised downwards its economic growth projection for Latin America and the Caribbean. In its World Economic Outlook Update released today, the IMF said it was now projecting 1.2 per cent growth for the region for 2017, which is 0.4 per cent less than the 1.6 per cent it had […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/imf-reduces-its-regional-growth-forecast/feed/ 0 Akanni McDowall yet to be reinstated https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/akanni-mcdowall-yet-to-be-reinstated/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/akanni-mcdowall-yet-to-be-reinstated/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:30:14 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188014 The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is said to be on the verge of industrial action over the non-reinstatement of its president Akanni McDowall to an acting senior post within Government, after he was unceremoniously reverted to his substantive junior position last year. Earlier today, an NUPW source told Barbados TODAY the union had […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/akanni-mcdowall-yet-to-be-reinstated/feed/ 1 Bajan jailed for 16 years in UK https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/bajan-jailed-for-16-years-in-uk/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/bajan-jailed-for-16-years-in-uk/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:06:22 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188081 A Barbadian drug smuggler has been jailed for 16 years for bringing £2million-worth (overBDS$5 million) of pink liquid cocaine into the UK last July. Errol Watson, age 54, from Wanstead in East London was arrested after Border Force officers at Gatwick examined a consignment labelled as oil filters, which had been shipped from Barbados. Cylinders […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/bajan-jailed-for-16-years-in-uk/feed/ 5 Blame them! https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blame-them-3/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blame-them-3/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:50 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=187995 Economist Sir Frank Alleyne has listed poor work ethic, complicity by trade unions and “irresponsible” politicians and the “aborting” of the national productivity board for the less than favourable productivity levels here. Addressing last Friday’s Democratic Labour Party lunchtime lecture at the party’s George Street, Belleville, St Michael headquarters, Sir Frank charged that some union […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blame-them-3/feed/ 2 BLP demands answers on state of NIS https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blp-demands-answers-on-state-of-nis/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blp-demands-answers-on-state-of-nis/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:30:29 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=187965 The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is demanding to know the true state of this island’s National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the wake of concerns raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last year that it could become insolvent. “The people of Barbados need to know whether their hard earned contributions to the NIS will […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blp-demands-answers-on-state-of-nis/feed/ 2 Dottin, Taylor, Matthews shine https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/dottin-taylor-matthews-shine/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/dottin-taylor-matthews-shine/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:12:36 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=187989 West Indies star batter Deandra Dottin showed no ill-effects from a three-week layoff due to surgery as she lashed a classy half-century in a Player-of-the-Match performance to help power Brisbane Heat into semi-finals of the Women’s Big Bash on Saturday. Playing at the Gabba in their second game in as many days, Heat defeated Adelaide […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/dottin-taylor-matthews-shine/feed/ 0 Teens caught with illegal firearms and ammo https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/teens-caught-with-illegal-firearms-and-ammo/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/teens-caught-with-illegal-firearms-and-ammo/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:11:39 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188078 An 18-year-old St Michael resident is due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court here on Tuesday on firearm and ammunition charges. Jeffrey Aaron Holder of Grazette Industrial Park is accused of unlawful possession of a firearm and 16 rounds of ammunition. He was arrested and charged on Sunday after police, acting on a […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/teens-caught-with-illegal-firearms-and-ammo/feed/ 0 One more term! https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/one-more-term/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/one-more-term/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:24 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=187964 Expect a three-peat! Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has issued a strong warning to his political opponents that the general election battle is yet to begin. And even before he makes the much-anticipated announcement, Stuart has attempted to put a nail in the proverbial coffin of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), whose fate he suggests […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/one-more-term/feed/ 5 PDC leader stages Bridgetown protest https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/pdc-leader-stages-bridgetown-protest/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/pdc-leader-stages-bridgetown-protest/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:35:57 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188019 When leader of the little known People’s Democratic Congress (PDC) Mark Adamson took to The City Monday in his one man silent protest, his intention was clear – paint as poor a picture of Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley as possible. Adamson also sought to link the Opposition BLP to plans to legalize […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/pdc-leader-stages-bridgetown-protest/feed/ 3 BLP demands answers on state of NIS https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blp-demands-answers-on-state-of-nis-2/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blp-demands-answers-on-state-of-nis-2/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:20:31 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188054 The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is demanding to know the true state of this island’s National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the wake of concerns raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last year that it could become insolvent. “The people of Barbados need to know whether their hard earned contributions to the NIS will […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/blp-demands-answers-on-state-of-nis-2/feed/ 0 North West take U17 title https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/north-west-take-u17-title/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/north-west-take-u17-title/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:12:40 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=187990 Kavian Inniss’ match-winning strike led St Michael North West to their first National Sports Council/Youth Development Under-17 Football title on Saturday. The Deacons-based St Michael North West team defeated their neighbours from the Ivy, St Michael East 1-0 in front of a sizable crowd at Briar Hall, Christ Church to earn themselves a trip to […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/24/north-west-take-u17-title/feed/ 0 Bajans obese https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/23/bajans-obese/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/23/bajans-obese/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:50:41 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=188016 No country in Latin America and the Caribbean has a higher obesity rate than Barbados, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The report, Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016, said nearly […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/23/bajans-obese/feed/ 0 GEORGIA – Tornadoes leave 19 dead https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/23/georgia-tornadoes-leave-19-dead/ https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/23/georgia-tornadoes-leave-19-dead/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:49:44 +0000 https://www.barbadostoday.bb/?p=187991 ALBANY – Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia. Stafford, 74, had just gone to the bathroom during Sunday’s football game when the wind started whipping the mobile home park in Albany where […]]]> https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/23/georgia-tornadoes-leave-19-dead/feed/ 0