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Labourer begs for a break

Labourer begs for a break

A 21-year-old labourer, who pleaded guilty to a drug charge, must be on his best behaviour for the next two years. Shaquille Daunte Stoute, of Lightfoot Lane, Baxters Road, St Michael, admitted to having 4.1 grammes of cannabis in his possession while on Browne’s Beach on December 3. However, he told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that […]

Maynard admits to having ‘a little weed’

Maynard admits to having ‘a little weed’

A Christ Church man, in his early 30s, has owned up to three drug offences five years after he was charged. Ryan Anthony Maynard, of 166A, Regency Park, pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of $110 worth of cannabis. The illegal substance, which included seeds, was found in a pair […]

The vultures are circling, warns Senator McClean

The vultures are circling, warns Senator McClean

There are some corporate “vultures” waiting patiently to get their hands on CLICO’s real estate, including vast tracts of agricultural lands and they want it cheaply. But Senator Maxine McClean, Leader of Government Business in the Senate, warned today there will be no fire sale of CLICO International Life Insurance Company’s properties, which are estimated […]

Even smart people caught by CLICO salesmen – Sir Henry

Even smart people caught by CLICO salesmen – Sir Henry

An independent senator said some insurance salesmen are so good they could “sell their grandmothers”, therefore he was not shocked that intelligent people were convinced to buy products in the failed CLICO International Life Insurance Company even in its dying days. Sir Henry Fraser made the point today as contributed to debate in the Senate […]

CLICO saviours

CLICO saviours

Government is taking on a near $400 million risk associated with the collapsed CLICO International Life insurance, but a senior state official said today it was a must in order to protect the country’s financial sector. Leading off debate in the Senate this morning on the CLICO International Life Insurance Guarantee Amendment Bill which was […]

Batting concern

Batting concern

Head coach Emmerson Trotman has called on the struggling Barbados Pride to improve their batting, as they gear up to face Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the sixth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship starting at Warner Park in St Kitts on Thursday. Currently, the Shamarh Brooks-led Pride sit one place from bottom in fifth […]

Rape accused gets bail

Rape accused gets bail

Four days after wanted man Jermaine Ryan Gill was captured by police, he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court today on a rape charge.. Gill appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant and was granted $5000 bail with one surety. As part of his bail conditions, he must report to the District ‘A’ Police Station every […]

Hall remanded to Dodds

Hall remanded to Dodds

  Twenty-one-year-old Nickolas Ishmael Raheem Hall was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds today after appearing at the Holetown Magistrate Court. He has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of six rounds of ammunition and unlawful possession of 28 grams on cocaine. Hall, a resident of #1 Halls Village, St James, […]

High surf advisory and small craft warning in effect until Sunday

High surf advisory and small craft warning in effect until Sunday

The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a high surf advisory and a small craft warning for the island The forecasters say large waves and dangerous currents will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and they have strongly advised sea bathers and other users of the sea to stay out of the water. The Met Office […]