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St Michael family robbed of sense of security

St Michael family robbed of sense of security

For the past 22 years, David Benn has been selling food from the same spot in Britton’s Cross Road, St Michael every Friday and Saturday night. However, for the first time in over two decades his business fell prey to thieves, who reportedly made off with almost $3,000 in cash, cellphones and jewellery from both […]

Wrong man!

Wrong man!

The parents of the man, who is currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the death of 52-year-old Tyrone McDonald Babb of Goodland Main Road, St Michael, are maintaining their son’s innocence. Police yesterday reported that on Friday, Babb was involved in an altercation with another man whilst at 1st Ave Goodland, St Michael. […]

Bitt launches mobile money app

Bitt launches mobile money app

Local financial technology firm Bitt is seeking to turn your mobile phone into a bank with the recent launch of its mobile money (mMoney) application, through which customers can pay for products and services via their smartphones. Mobile money, which is distinct from mobile banking, operates similarly to a debit card, allowing customers to use […]

Air support

Air support

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is leaving no doubt where it stands on homestay programmes such as Airbnb, telling a public meeting in West Terrace, St James at the weekend that the informal visitor accommodation platform was one of the few remaining avenues by which locals can get their share of the tourism pie. With […]

Farewell ‘Mandy’

Farewell ‘Mandy’

To her teenage daughter Takiya, 31-year-old Amanda Mandy Byer was the one person in the world she wanted to make proud, while her mother, Waynie Sandiford, said she was a sure “helping hand who would never hesitate to come to her aid when she was called”. For her father, Lancelot Layne, Mandy was a singing […]

Seventh man charged for Kadooment Day shootings

Seventh man charged for Kadooment Day shootings

A seventh man is due to appear in court here on Monday charged in connection with the August 7 Kadooment Day shooting incident, which resulted in 23 people sustaining gunshot injuries. Damian Omar Pinder, 29, of 4th Avenue, Pickwick Gap,St Michael and Chase Gap, Halls Road, St Michael faces 23 counts of endangering life and […]

ECLAC predicts growth of 1.5 per cent for Barbados this year

ECLAC predicts growth of 1.5 per cent for Barbados this year

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is predicting growth of 1.5 per cent for Barbados this year. At the same time, the United Nations organization is predicting that as a result of general election, which is constitutionally due by the middle of next year, it will make it difficult for Government […]

UPP warns of rampant vote buying

UPP warns of rampant vote buying

Beware of persons bearing envelopes of cash on Election Day! This warning comes from United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St James South Christal Austin, who voiced concerns that the issue of vote buying will once again raise its ugly head in the next general election, which is constitutionally due by June next year. She argues […]

Garbage collection issues being addressed, says Lowe

Garbage collection issues being addressed, says Lowe

As Christmas preparations move into high gear, residents across Barbados are being assured that issues related to waste disposal are being addressed. This assurance has come from Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, who said that he is working to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to tackle the issues immediately. “We […]