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Canadian visitor fined $80,000 for drugs

Canadian visitor fined $80,000 for drugs

A 24-year-old Canadian visitor, who pleaded guilty to a number of drug offences, has been released after paying a hefty court fine. Michael Dwight Sylvester was arrested and formally charged with unlawful possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis after he was nabbed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Sunday […]

Christ Church man attacked and robbed outside his home

Christ Church man attacked and robbed outside his home

Police are investigating  an armed robbery which occurred around 3 a.m. on Tuesday at Maxwell, Christ Church. The victim –  63-year-old Emmerson Trotman, of the same address – was returning home when he encountered three men armed with firearms on his property. He was attacked and robbed of an undisclosed sum of money and jewellery. […]

Man charged with murder of Rihanna’s cousin

Man charged with murder of Rihanna’s cousin

A 23-year-old St Michael man is due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court  today charged with the murder of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael. Lawmen have arrested and formally charged  Shawayne Dashawn Williams, of White Hall #1, in connection with Alleyne’s  death, which occurred at Eden Lodge, St Michael […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – Emotional goodbyes – 2017

YEAR IN REVIEW – Emotional goodbyes – 2017

2017 for all of its accomplishments will also go down as the year in which Barbados lost some of its most illustrious sons and daughters of the soil. Topping that list was former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands, who was appointed to serve as the Queen’s representative here in June, 1996 until his retirement in […]

Poor judgment

Poor judgment

It is not every day that a High Court Judge in Barbados is verbally attacked by a senior practitioner in the judicial system. However, today, Justice Olson Alleyne was on the receiving end of a severe tongue-lashing from prominent Queen’s Counsel Vernon Smith for the judge’s ruling last Friday in the lawsuit brought by Member […]

Don’t blame the private sector for economic mess – Herbert

Don’t blame the private sector for economic mess – Herbert

The business community has fired back at Government backbencher James Paul advising him to look in the mirror for the reason the private sector is not reinvesting in the ailing economy. Paul last week described the private sector as disingenuous for pointing fingers at Government over the struggling economy, while refusing to reinvest here. He […]

Hidden agenda

Hidden agenda

Minister of International Business, Industry, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss is questioning the motive of Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert, suggesting the business executive was “hiding behind” his office in order to engage in party politics. Inniss is upset at Herbert for stating that the Freundel Stuart Government […]

New Year’s honourees pleased with their awards

New Year’s honourees pleased with their awards

They gave years of dedicated service to their professions, which ranged from teaching to catering to senior positions in the public service. And, as a New Year’s gift, nine distinguished Barbadians have been singled out for acclaim in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Among them, Charles Livingston Smith who along with fellow retired permanent […]

Take down Nelson this year, says Denny

Take down Nelson this year, says Denny

The New Year has not ushered in an easing up of debate over the controversial statue of British admiral Horatio Nelson, which was defaced on the eve of Barbados’ independence last November. With prominent pan-Africanists such as Trevor Marshall, Anthony Mighty Gabby Carter, Sir Hilary Beckles and David Comissiong insisting the figure must be removed […]