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Four-hour bike ride for Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor

Four-hour bike ride for Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor

The life of the late Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor was commemorated this morning with a four-hour bike ride by his riding group Black Knights. Taylor, who passed on December 29 in a tragic accident along the Errol Barrow section of the ABC Highway and Normal Niles roundabout, was remembered for his jovial and thoughtful personality by […]

JetBlue aircraft makes emergency landing at GAIA

JetBlue aircraft makes emergency landing at GAIA

A JetBlue aircraft made an emergency landing at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) this afternoon. Barbados TODAY understands that the emergency occurred on JetBlue flight B625 from Fort Lauderdale just after 3 p.m. However, by 3:25 p.m., all passengers had safely disembarked the aircraft following reports of a small fire onboard the plane. Sources […]

Top writers get FCLA awards

Top writers get FCLA awards

It was a ladies’ evening last night when women swept away the top prizes given out for exemplary prose as the Frank Collymore Literary Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary of formally recognising the work of outstanding writers. Not for the first time in the two decades of these awards, the panel of judges found no […]

St Philip family mourns first road fatality for 2018

St Philip family mourns first road fatality for 2018

A St Philip family is in mourning following the shocking death of 64-year-old electrician Henderson Greenidge, Barbados’ first road fatality for the year. Greenidge was on his way to spend a night out on the town with his cousins at Oistins Bay Gardens when he was involved in a minor accident along Four Roads St Philip.  […]

Police investigating armed robbery in Christ Church

Police investigating armed robbery in Christ Church

Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred around 6:50 p.m. today at the Ixora Bar & Restaurant, Golden Sands Hotel, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church. The owner and proprietor, 81-year-old Dennis Tull, was attacked by three armed men and robbed of a cash tin and an undisclosed sum of money. A guest at the […]

UPDATE – First road fatality for 2018

UPDATE –  First road fatality for 2018

Barbados has recorded its first road fatality for 2018. The victim has been identified as 64-year-old Henderson Greenidge, a Barbadian living in England, and staying at Thicketts, St Philip. Greenidge was struck by a motorcar along Four Roads, St Philip, around 11:30 last night. The motorcar was being driven by 28-year-old Rico Clarke, of Lot […]

Scores march in memory of Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor

Scores march in memory of Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor

Scores, including members of the local entertainment fraternity, braved the rains this morning in memory of Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor who passed away last week. Taylor, who was involved in a three-vehicle smash-up along the ABC Highway, died on December 29. A member of the Ruk-A-Tuk band, Taylor was also an upcoming disc jockey and martial artist, […]

First road fatality for 2018

First road fatality for 2018

Barbados has recorded its first road fatality for 2018. The victim, who has not been identified by name, is said to be a 64-year-old pedestrian. He was involved in an accident with a motorcar along Four Roads, St Philip, around 11:30 last night. Preliminary investigations by police reveal that the deceased man was earlier involved […]

Officials welcome opening of new reference lab

Officials welcome opening of new reference lab

The local health care system received a major boost today, as the multi-million dollar Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory officially opened its doors. The 20, 000 square feet facility, which is located just opposite the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on Martindale’s Road, comes as Government continues to examine ways of reforming the public health care […]