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Low-keyed affair

Low-keyed affair

Barbadians continued their daily activities in Bridgetown and its environs despite the momentous occasion of the swearing in of Barbados’ eighth Governor General. Apart from roadblocks around the House of Assembly and its environs and a heavy police presence, it was generally like any Monday afternoon in Bridgetown, with people hustling to make their way […]

Leave The British Queen alone – Barbadians suggest

Leave The British Queen alone  – Barbadians suggest

As Justice Sandra Mason was sworn in this Monday afternoon as the island’s eighth Governor General at the Senate chambers of Parliament, many Barbadians gathered on the outskirts of the Heroes Square expressed support for the retention of the constitutional monarchy. The issue has been the subject of debate for well over 20 years with […]

At a loss

At a loss

Total shock! This is how a Windsor Hill, St George family today summed up their feelings over the drowning of their loved one last Friday. The lifeless body of 60-year-old Peter Boyce was pulled from the water by another sea bather who spotted him floating face down at Enterprise Beach, Christ Church. However, it was […]

Seawell explosion results in island wide power outage

Seawell explosion results in island wide power outage

Barbados was left without power for several hours today as a result of an explosion at the Barbados Light & Power Company’s substation in Seawell, Christ Church. Just after 2:30 p.m. the island wide blackout occurred, moments before the swearing in of the island’s eighth Governor General Dame Sandra Mason. However, moving swiftly, the utility […]

GG’s plea

GG’s plea

Barbadians need to unite despite the trying circumstances, which the country is currently experiencing. This was the solemn message delivered by newly installed Governor General Dame Sandra Mason this afternoon as she took the oath of office in Senate Chambers. Speaking before a veritable who’s who of dignitaries, mainly from the political and judicial sphere, […]

Sudden death in The City

Sudden death in The City

Police are conducting investigations into the sudden death of a 68-year-old Christ Church man, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Bridge Street St Michael. Preliminary investigations reveal that the deceased was walking along Bridge Street, when he suddenly collapsed, and later died at the scene. Investigations are continuing.

Dame Sandra installed as new Governor General

Dame Sandra installed as new Governor General

Scores of onlookers gathered outside Parliament buildings in The City this afternoon to witness the installation of this island’s eighth Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, which was also attended by several dignitaries, including Sir Gary Sobers – the island’s only living National Hero – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, Opposition Leader […]

Major power outage

Major power outage

A major power outage is affecting the island. It was just before 3p.m. today that several sections of the country were plunged into darkness. However, by 4 p.m. electricity was restored to parts of the City, including Parliament Buildings, where the swearing in of the island’s eighth Governor General is currently taking place. “Our crews are […]

UPDATE: Drowning at Enterprise Beach

UPDATE: Drowning at Enterprise Beach

Police have identified the elderly man who was pulled from the water unresponsive at Enterprise Beach, Christ Church, on Friday, January 5. He is 60-year-old Peter Boyce of Winsor Hill, Christ Church. Boyce was pulled from the water sometime after 8 a.m. after he was spotted by another sea bather floating face down. He was […]