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Cadogan to spend Christmas at Dodds

Cadogan to spend Christmas at Dodds

If 58-year-old Joseph Henry St Clair Cadogan is to celebrate the spirit of Christmas he must do so behind the prison gates at HMP Dodds. The perennial thief of no known address was today remanded to prison until January 9, 2018 on charges of stealing a car, among other items. Cadogan, who appeared before Magistrate […]

Wage talks postponed until Friday

Wage talks postponed until Friday

There has been a further delay to the planned resumption of stalled salary negotiations between Government and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW). After receiving word last week from the Ministry of the Civil Service of the December 13 restart to the talks which have been fitful since last year, NUPW President Akanni McDowall […]

BLP can’t win without Arthur, warns former candidate

BLP can’t win without Arthur, warns former candidate

A former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate is suggesting that the Opposition party needs former Prime Minister Owen Arthur now more than ever. In fact, following Arthur’s decision to quit the party back in 2014, Hudson Griffith believes that the Mia Mottley-led BLP does not stand a chance of winning the next election, constitutionally due […]

Redman upset over leaked personal letter

Redman upset over leaked personal letter

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is demanding an explanation from the Ministry of the Civil Service after a letter she wrote requesting withdrawal of her voluntary retirement from the teaching service was apparently leaked. Calling the act “a serious breach of confidentiality”, an upset Redman explained that her correspondence was […]

Full of hope

Full of hope

Following concerns raised by Barbados about its recent blacklisting, the European Union (EU) is due to issue a formal response to the island on Friday. This disclosure from President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Marlon Waldron, while expressing strong optimism of “a positive outcome” for the island, which now faces the threat of […]

Cobbler: Police seizing less weed

Cobbler: Police seizing less weed

There has been a significant drop in the number of marijuana plants seized by law enforcement officials so far this year, when compared to the corresponding period last year, continuing a trend that began in 2016. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said during a press briefing […]

‘RPBF willing to help search students for weapons’

‘RPBF willing to help search students for weapons’

A senior police officer is recommending that lawmen conduct spot checks of students on school premises to help curb a worrying rise in school violence. In the wake of an incident at The Ellerslie School last month in which a student suffered lacerations to an arm and had one finger severed and another partially severed […]

Crime up

Crime up

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of gun related offences this year when compared to last year, contributing to an overall increase in crime, police statistics have confirmed. At the same time, lawmen have arrested more people for firearms offences and have seized more illegal guns this year than they did last […]

Only the best!

Only the best!

Harrison College students have been told they must be “committed to excellence” as they take forward their educational journey. Delivering the feature address at the school’s annual Speech Day and Prize Giving ceremony yesterday, old scholar Kenroy Burke, while applauding the students, said many were clueless as to the true meaning of excellence. “Excellence is […]