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Justice Sandra Mason is Barbados’ New GG

Justice Sandra Mason is Barbados’ New GG

Barbados will welcome this island’s second female Governor General in the New Year. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today announced that Madame Justice Sandra Mason will become the island’s eighth Governor General. Justice Mason, an Appeals Court Judge, has more than 30 years experience in the legal profession. She has served as Registrar of the Supreme […]

Rihanna reacts to cousin’s shooting death

Rihanna reacts to cousin’s shooting death

Rihanna has called for an end to gun violence after her cousin was killed here on Boxing Day. She’s been paying tribute to her 21-year-old relative – they had just spent Christmas together. Rihanna added the hashtag #endgunviolence to an emotional post on Instagram. “RIP cousin . . . can’t believe it was just last […]

Update – housing unit destroyed by fire

Update – housing unit destroyed by fire

Christmas celebrations in the close-knit community of Haynesville, St James, came to a tragic end in the wee hours of Boxing Day. Fire destroyed the home of, 48-year-old, Sinclair Alleyne and damaged two neighbouring housing units. A distraught Alleyne told Barbados TODAY he was not at home during the blaze. He received the bad news […]

Police probe Boxing Day fatal shooting

Police probe Boxing Day fatal shooting

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael. Around 7 p.m. Alleyne was walking through a track in the area of his house when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene. Alleyne was rushed to the Queen […]

Christmas treat for children at Queen’s Park

Christmas treat for children at Queen’s Park

It was a day of fun and entertainment, for some 350 children who participated in the annual Christmas party, at the historic Queen’s Park today. In attendance at the Boxing Day event, hosted by Sharon Bellamy-Thompson, were children from five children’s home, five special needs schools and from various communities across the island. The children […]

Drugs seized at Bridgetown Port

Drugs seized at Bridgetown Port

A number of bags, containing cannabis, were seized during a joint operation at the Bridgetown Port last Friday. According to a release, by the Royal Barbados Police Force, members of the Drug Squad, Customs Enforcement and Barbados Coast Guard found 547 pounds of the illegal drug on December 22. No one has been arrested. Investigations […]

Housing unit destroyed by fire

Housing unit destroyed by fire

A fire at Haynesville, St James, destroyed a housing unit occupied by 48-year-old Sinclair Alleyne, just before one, this morning. Four fire officers under the command of Senior Officer Clarence Holder responded to the blaze in which two other units were also damaged. Alleyne was not at home at the time but neighbours contacted the […]

Barbadians dine out on Christmas Day

Barbadians dine out on Christmas Day

Hundreds of Barbadians ditched the tradition of cooking up a storm at home and headed to leading locations today for Christmas lunch. One popular venue, the Hilton Barbados Resort was packed to capacity when Barbados TODAY visited at lunchtime. Management also revealed that there are healthy bookings for dinner. “Hilton Barbados Resort will always remain […]

Barbadians celebrate Christmas in Queen’s Park

Barbadians celebrate Christmas in Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park was transformed into a fashion wonderland as locals dressed to the nines for the annual Christmas in the Park concert.   From 7 a.m. the Royal Barbados Police Force Band led the joyous proceedings with a two-hour concert as families trickled into the Constitution Road venue. The gents were a force to be […]