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Johnson surprised by drug charge

Johnson surprised by drug charge

A 61-year-old man, who was “amazed” over the fact that he was hauled before the court on a drug related charge, has been placed on a bond for a year. Anthony Curtis Johnson, of St Stephen’s Hill, Black Rock, St Michael, pleaded guilty to having an apparatus in his possession on December 5 for the […]

Thief apologizes for robbing tourists

Thief apologizes for robbing tourists

An apology for hurting this island’s bread-and-butter tourism industry was not enough to keep a 21-year-old man from spending the next 27 months at Dodds prison. When Leroy Andrew Devere Deterville, of No. 92, Denton Road, Grazettes, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon he wasted no time in pleading guilty to three […]

Hall admits to stealing four handbags

Hall admits to stealing four handbags

A 59-year-old man, who stole four handbags from a city store, must be on his best behaviour for the next two years. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the bond on Terry Anderson Hall, of Bagatelle Gardens, St Thomas, today after he pleaded guilty to stealing the items worth $200, belonging to Deidre Thorne, on August 5. […]

King, Atherley repeat as champions

King, Atherley repeat as champions

Nathan King and Eboni Atherley repeated as Primary Schoools champions of the National Sports Council Schools Badminton Championship for a second consecutive year, after winning their respective finals at the Wildey Gymnasium yesterday. A student of Blackman and Gollop Primary, King emerged victorious in the best-of-three final, beating Aaron Massiah of Charles F. Broome Primary, […]

Dominant Combermere reach final

Dominant Combermere reach final

Point guard David Walkes finished with a game-high 23 points as Combermere broke a half-time deadlock to pull off a 67-41-victory over Harrison College and secure their spot in the knockout final against the Lodge School next week. Playing yesterday at Waterford, Kiserian Adams chipped in with 18 points and Makaari Jones had 11, as […]

Ince puts coconut vendors in Warrens on notice

Ince puts coconut vendors in Warrens on notice

Describing coconut vending at Warrens, St Michael as a “disaster waiting to happen,” Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Senator Jepter Ince today put vendors operating there on notice. In his contribution to debate on the Protection of Agricultural Products and Livestock Bill, 2017, Ince charged that while other coconut vendors across the […]

Aftershock

Aftershock

Minister of International Business Donville Inniss has expressed shock over this country’s latest blacklisting by the European Union (EU), along with 16 other countries that have also been deemed by the EU as global tax havens. While saying the decision was both “unfortunate and unfair”, Inniss today suggested that Barbados was a fully cooperative jurisdiction […]

New law not enough to stop sexual harassment, advocate says

New law not enough to stop sexual harassment, advocate says

While the organization that advocates against domestic violence here has thrown its support behind the recently adopted Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill 2017 it is warning that the legislation itself is not the be all and end all. “Sexual harassment has been going on for ages, not just in the workplace but throughout the island, and […]

Too many poor, black men in jail – Agard

Too many poor, black men in jail – Agard

Independent Member of Parliament Dr Maria Agard is concerned that the majority of this island’s prison inmates are poor, black men from the same socio economic class. Speaking during debate in the House of Assembly yesterday on the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Amendment) Bill, 2017, the Member of Parliament for Christ Church West said […]