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Pardon our debts

Pardon our debts

The local Roman Catholic Church is calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to forgive the debts of countries battered by the dangerous Hurricane Irma. Arguing that those that felt the fury of the storm would not be able to meet their commitments to the lending agency while seeking to rebuild, the ecclesial movement SIGNIS […]

St George man charged with murder

St George man charged with murder

A St George man will appear in the Oistins Magistrate’s Court tomorrow charged with murder and a string of other offences. Twenty-eight-year-old Damien Rommel Springer, of Judes, is accused of fatally shooting Shawn Taylor at Mullion Lane, Gall Hill, Christ Church on August 21. Springer is also charged with one count of causing serious bodily […]

Body of British man found hanging

Body of British man found hanging

Police are conducting investigations into the unnatural death of a 59-year-old male British national in the Christ Church area. Around 1 p.m. today, the body was found hanging by a person with whom the man shared a residence at Inch Marlow. The police and medical personnel were summoned and the man was pronounced dead at […]

In limbo

In limbo

As Hurricane Irma churns its way through the northern Caribbean, leaving behind death and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in some countries, residents of Christ Church who were victims of another weather system three weeks ago, are slowing getting back on their feet. Several homes in the north and south of the island […]

Barbados not prepared for anything like Irma – warns Ward

Barbados not prepared for anything like Irma – warns Ward

Barbados has been lucky not to have experienced a major hurricane since David in 1979. And with Irma, the tenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and a category five cyclone, leaving a trail of death and destruction in the Lesser Antilles, a top regional disaster management consultant is warning that this island would […]

Deadly storm

Deadly storm

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, was churning its way across the northern Caribbean after battering the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, with one person confirmed dead on the tiny island of Barbuda and unconfirmed reports of two other fatalities in the French speaking St Martin, which were among the worst-hit. As […]

Bizzy advocates ‘eye for an eye’ justice

Bizzy advocates ‘eye for an eye’ justice

One of the country’s most prominent businessmen is recommending the biblical law of retaliation as a means of fighting rising crime. With the country recording 25 murders for the year so far, and with shootings virtually becoming a normal part of life in some troublesome communities, the founder and chairman of Williams Industries Ralph Bizzy […]

Not in this port!

Not in this port!

Amid growing concern over the importation of illegal guns here, the luxurious Port Ferdinand is insisting it ought not be blamed for the entry of illegal weapons into the country. The operators of Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences in Six Men’s, St Peter said there was no way illegal guns were entering the country […]

Chamber explains why it didn’t support NSRL march

Chamber explains why it didn’t support NSRL march

President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Eddy Abed has been explaining why the Chamber did not throw its support behind the July 24 march by trade unions and other private sector representatives against the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). Writing in this month’s Chamber Biz newsletter, Abed said while the Chamber […]