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Bajans not collecting rewards from Crime Stoppers

Bajans not collecting rewards from Crime Stoppers

Barbadians who help law enforcement officers locate criminals and help solve crimes have not been collecting their rewards, leaving the crime fighting charity, Crime Stoppers Barbados, with an undisclosed sum of unclaimed cash. According to Programme Director Sherie Holder-Olutayo, the organization has paid only about $3,000 in rewards since the introduction of its anonymous tip […]

Mottley wants PM to talk to Barbadians on sewage mess

Mottley wants PM to talk to Barbadians on sewage mess

As fear and outrage continue to rise over the worsening sewage spill on the south coast, and its implications for the upcoming tourist season, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is calling on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to break his silence on the mess. In an audio statement released this afternoon, Mottley said she was not surprised […]

New waste route

New waste route

Government is yet to say when the sewage mess along the south coast is likely to be resolved. However, General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Keithroy Halliday this afternoon announced that the BWA was embarking on a new strategy in the hope of bringing relief to long-suffering residents and business operators, who have […]

Four injured in accident on ABC Highway

Four injured in accident on ABC Highway

Four people are nursing injuries following a three-vehicle smash-up along the Adams Section of the ABC Highway around 9:25 a.m. Sixty-five-year-old Michael Prescod of Dayrells Hill, Christ Church was the driver of one car, while 63-year-old Agnes Ross of Coverley, Christ Church was the driver of the second car. The third vehicle, a van, was […]

Two BRA offices to close early on Monday

Two BRA offices to close early on Monday

The Barbados Revenue Authority wishes to advise the public that its branches at Weymouth and the Pine will be closing at 12 noon on Monday, December 18. All other branches will remain open for persons to conduct transactions. Normal operations will resume at all branches on Tuesday, December 19. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. (BRA)

Drug accused remanded to Dodds after failing to secure a surety for bail

Drug accused remanded to Dodds after failing to secure a surety for bail

  A St Michael woman charged with a number of drug related offences was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds on Wednesday after failing to secure a surety when she was granted $80, 000 bail. Thirty-eight-year-old Patricia Meldonia Weekes of Goodland Main Road appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith Bovell in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court […]

Sir Henry describes Glendairy Prison as a gold mine

Sir Henry describes Glendairy Prison as a gold mine

An independent senator has described the abandoned Glendairy Prison as a gold mine on which Government has failed to capitalize. Professor Sir Henry Fraser said former prisons around the world had become national treasures and major tourist attractions, and he was convinced of Glendairy Prisons’ potential to generate significant income for the country, while also […]

Law could give paedophiles comfort, says senator Hunte

Law could give paedophiles comfort, says senator Hunte

Government’s attempt to amend the Criminal Records Rehabilitation of Offenders Act got some pushback today from one of its own senators who is worried that sexual predators might find comfort in the amended legislation. Senator Reginald Hunte offered conditional support to the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Amendment Bill which seeks to reduce the time […]

Ex-cons blacklisted

Ex-cons blacklisted

A staggering 84 per cent of local employers say they would not hire a person with a criminal record, according to Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo who quoted a survey. While not revealing who conducted the survey or when it was done, Byer-Suckoo told the Senate today as she led debate on […]