Barbados Today News you can trust. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:30:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 50th celebrations boycott Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:30:10 +0000 Member of Parliament for St Joseph Dale Marshall said he planned to boycott the activities for the climax of the 50th anniversary of Independence, claiming there was nothing to celebrate. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last week announced a programme of events to culminate the jubilee year, including a Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert on the […]]]> 0 Two sudden resignations at Flow Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:45:00 +0000 Telecommunications giant Flow has been hit by two sudden resignations. Head of Marketing Shelly Ann Hee Chung and Vice President of Cable & Wireless Business Jaggernauth Dass have parted ways with the company. Hee Chung, who previously served as director of corporate marketing and communications between January and June 2013, also worked as marketing and […]]]> 1 Dead wrong! Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:45:47 +0000 Minister of Education Ronald Jones is promising to “shatter” the “grunge” that has been reported about the education system in Barbados recently. Making reference to recent reports from a senior official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that even though the island was considered a leader in Latin America and the Caribbean, its overall level […]]]> 1 Sinckler urges retailers to follow the rules Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:18:43 +0000 Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is strongly rebuking businesses that pass the recently introduced National Social Responsibility Levy on to their customers. The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) last week issued a statement indicating that it had been receiving reports that “some retailers have been adding a tax to customer purchases at the cash register” and […]]]> 1 Uphill task Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:25:05 +0000 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – West Indies were left needing a miracle to save the second Test and avoid yet another series loss to Pakistan, after their batting again let them down on the penultimate day of the second Test Monday. Set a mammoth 456 for victory, West Indies lost their top four to […]]]> 0 Mock money Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:38:55 +0000 Stripteasers at some adult entertainment clubs here are being short-changed as some of the patrons who go cheek-by-jowl with them pay with counterfeit currency, which then makes its way into wider circulation. An investigation by Barbados TODAY revealed that persons are engaging in the illegal practice of printing two-dollar bills on home printers with which […]]]> 1 Bra on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:18:59 +0000 Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is insisting that Government did not miss the deadline for the subsumption of the Customs & Excise Department into the revenue collection agency, the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). While the process appeared to have been stalled by the refusal of customs officers to sign option forms, Sinckler said Monday on the […]]]> 0 Deadly crash kills 13 in California Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:53:51 +0000 PALM SPRINGS — A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up […]]]> 0 JAMAICA – Murder leaves community in shock Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:53:42 +0000 KINGSTON –– The gruesome murder of 76-year-old Herbert Johnson in his bed last Thursday morning has left members of the Battersea community in shock. Johnson was shot multiple times, including in the face, after two gunmen invaded his home minutes after midnight. Family members and residents of Battersea which spans two parishes, Trelawny and St Ann, […]]]> 1 For whom the bell tolls? Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:13:45 +0000 Sometimes to see an issue in its true perspective, it is necessary to meticulously gather and piece together disjointed but relevant bits of information which are scattered all over the place, to finally come up with a complete picture, in much the same way that one would go about solving a jigsaw puzzle. There seems […]]]> 0 Tudor on the mend Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:00:05 +0000 Former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Member of Parliament Joseph Johnny Tudor is said to be on the mend after suffering a mild heart attack last Friday. His wife Rosanna Tudor told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that her husband’s condition had improved and he was resting comfortably at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) where he has […]]]> 1 France clears camp Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:53:47 +0000 CALAIS –– France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” camp on Monday as many migrants who have camped for months or years among sand dunes near Calais gave up on their dreams of reaching Britain, a tantalizingly short sea crossing away. Following sporadic outbreaks of unrest overnight, the migrants chose instead with calm resignation to be relocated […]]]> 0 ANTIGUA – ‘We have enough crew’ Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:18:37 +0000 ST JOHN’S –– The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) said it has refuted the public comments of chairman of the shareholder governments, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who said, “We have too many cancellations caused by illness of flight crew. . . we have too many bouts of illness […]]]> 0 Colombians arrested and charged Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:05:12 +0000 Police have arrested and charged two Colombians in connection with a number of fraud related offences committed between October 17 and 18. They are 27-year-old Jorge Luis Cruz Rodriguez and 23-year-old Valentina Cardona Lopez. Rodriquez was charged with three counts of criminal deception, one count of endeavouring to obtain, one count of going equipped and […]]]> 6 Man on firearm and ammo charge Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:35:23 +0000 Police have arrested and charged 54-year-old Jeffrey William Chandler of Ivy, St Michael for the offences of unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Both offences were committed on Saturday, October 22 at Kew Road, Bank Hall, St Michael. The police said that around 12:40 a.m. officers were on mobile patrol duty […]]]> 1 62-year-old St Lucy resident missing Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:17:53 +0000 Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating 62-year-old Jeffrey Roger Mahon of Clinketts Gardens, St Lucy. Mahon is about five feet nine inches in height, stout build, of dark complexion and has a clean shaven head. He has a round face and small ears with a deep voice and his front teeth […]]]> 0 Today’s weather Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:29:44 +0000 A tropical wave is affecting the island. The Barbados Meteorological office says it will be partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy with some scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms for most of the evening.]]> 0 Five killed in plane crash in Malta Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:00:42 +0000 Five people have been killed after a plane crashed at Malta International airport. The crash occurred after take off early on Monday. A military source at Malta International Airport said all five victims were French, though the French foreign ministry said it could not yet confirm that.]]> 0 Police probe death at Golden Ridge, St George Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:05:25 +0000 Police are investigating the sudden death of an elderly man at Golden Ridge, St George. Livingston Holder, 82, of Brathwaite Gap, Sweet Vale, St George collapsed and died at a bus stop this morning.   (more details as they come to hand)]]> 10 Possible funding for NGOs Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:40:19 +0000 The Division of Economic Affairs has advised that civil society organisations will soon be able to apply to the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) for funding for projects which advance and support democracy. The annual proposal window will be open from Tuesday, November 15, to Thursday, December 15. UNDEF projects are for two years and […]]]> 2