Barbados Today News you can trust. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:47:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Classes disrupted again at Combermere Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:18:08 +0000 The problem-plagued Combermere Secondary School had to be evacuated yet again this morning after students began falling ill. When a Barbados TODAY news team arrived at the school, an ambulance was seen entering the premises. Several parents had already arrived at the institution to collect their charges. Sources at the school said that there was […]]]> 13 Record of accomplishment Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:17 +0000 4 Five killed in Australian plane crash Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:53:59 +0000 An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct Factory Outlet mall in suburban […]]]> 1 Eye on drought possibilities Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:30:23 +0000 Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year and there’s a possibility there could be drought concerns in some places by the end of February, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned. In its Caribbean drought bulletin released in Barbados on Monday, the CDPMN said there is, however, little concern about […]]]> 1 John Brown – surrendered his life in the anti-slavery struggle Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:00:26 +0000 John Brown was a white man with a conscience living in 19th century America. He abhorred slavery and fought against it with blacks at his side. He would pay the ultimate price for his battles against the white establishment of the day. Some questioned his methods as he had no compunction against using extreme violence […]]]> 4 People must have a say Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:30:48 +0000 0 Sacrifice can be maniacal or suicidal Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:44 +0000 0 Children stressed, psychologist says Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:30:44 +0000 One psychologist believes many of the island’s children are experiencing high levels of stress. Intern counseling psychologist at the St Michael School Georgina Jarvis said the number of children presenting with stress cases was very concerning. She was speaking at the school’s monthly Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meeting last Thursday. “I have not worked in the […]]]> 59 Forde must pay for damage Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:44 +0000 0 Police still trying to find Marlon George Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:53:53 +0000 Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man. Marlon Omar George, 31, who also goes by the names“Mali”, “Gongles”, and “Ranger”,  is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. He is about five ft nine inches in height, medium build, light brown complexion, has medium to full lips, brown staring […]]]> 1 Nelson admits to drug charges Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:30 +0000 0 Hewitt gets nine months for loitering Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:40 +0000 A 54-year-old man whose criminal enterprise began over a decade ago was today sentenced to nine months behind bars at HMP Dodds after he pleaded guilty to two charges. Dave Anthony Hewitt, who is recorded as having no fixed place of abode, went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant where he admitted to loitering on February 19 […]]]> 6 Bail for Coco’s alleged attacker Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:44 +0000 A 25-year-old technician was today granted $10,000 bail after appearing on a serious bodily harm charge. Applon Ithamar Ishmael Parris, of Taitt’s Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael was not required to plead when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this afternoon. Parris is facing the indictable charge of causing serious bodily harm to Antonio ‘Coco’ […]]]> 12 Pass laws to cut sugar content – Gibbs-Taitt Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:03:31 +0000 If Government is serious about reducing the sugar content in sweetened drinks it will enact the necessary legislation to ensure it happens, a leading consumer rights advocate has said. At the same time, Director General of the Barbados Consumer Research Association Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt has led a stinging attack on proponents of higher taxes to control […]]]> 6 Money moves Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:03:00 +0000 Rising West Indies batting talent Rovman Powell has secured an Indian Premier League contract with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the new season that starts April 5. It will be his debut outing in the lucrative tournament. At today’s auction held in Bengaluru and televised and streamed across the globe, the Kolkata Knight Riders bought […]]]> 2 Inniss raises Hyatt race card Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:23 +0000 A Government minister last night suggested that race was at play in the current controversy surrounding the Hyatt Centric Resort to be built on Lower Bay Street, The City. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss yesterday led a broadside against a number of unnamed individuals who he said “pop […]]]> 13 Inniss: Barbados bigger than Sinckler or Worrell Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:47:21 +0000 Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss has weighed in on the public row between his Cabinet colleague, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, and Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell. However, unlike his other colleague, Minister of Housing Denis Kellman, who on Friday made it clear […]]]> 10 Explain yourself, Kent tells Town & Country Planning Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:33:23 +0000 Property owner Trevor Kent is calling on the Town & Country Planning Department to break its silence on a controversial four-storey apartment hotel at Enterprise, Christ Church. The 40-room property has pitted the developer, Accra Beach Hotel Limited, against Kent and several other property owners, who have objected to the hotel on the grounds that […]]]> 4 Bajan swimmers do well in Antigua Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:33:08 +0000 Over the weekend a team from Saltwater Swimmers Barbados participated in the American University of Antigua’s Rorhman 1.5 km Open water swim held at Ffryes Bay, Antigua.  The swim is part of a memorial triathlon organised in memory of Jonathan Rohr, a former student of AUA and an accomplished triathlete who played a pivotal role […]]]> 1 Government getting out of hotels Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:30:25 +0000 Government’s days in the hotel business may be numbered, with Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy saying it should not have been involved in the first place. In delivering his report on the tourism industry’s performance for 2016 and projections for 2017, Sealy assured the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration’s involvement in hotel projects, including the […]]]> 5