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INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

ADDRESS BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS THE RT. HON FREUNDEL J. STUART, Q.C., M.P. ON THE OCCASION OF THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF BARBADOS Fellow Barbadians, I feel honoured to be able to address you once again on this the 51st Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados. When I addressed you last […]

INDEPENDENCE HONOURS ANNOUNCED – Three Barbadians knighted

INDEPENDENCE HONOURS ANNOUNCED – Three Barbadians knighted

A publisher, a veteran surveyor and an outstanding fast bowler are this island’s three newest knights. The announcement was made in this year’s Independence Day Honours list. Publisher of the Barbados Advocate newspaper Anthony Bryan is to be accorded the title Knight of St Andrew “for his outstanding contribution to publishing, broadcasting and business, including […]

Bajans condemn defacing of Nelson statue

Bajans condemn defacing of Nelson statue

Hours after it was discovered that the controversial statue of British hero Horatio Nelson had been defaced, efforts were under way to clean off the paint that had been splashed over it. However, while workers from commercial cleaning company Pammard Services were today trying to wash off the evidence, nothing could erase the deep feelings […]

Nelson defaced

Nelson defaced

The decades-old, passionate debate about the placement of the statue of British admiral Horatio Nelson resurfaced today after Barbadians woke up this morning to the news that the life-size figure had been defaced. The statue of the British hero has stood at what was then Trafalgar Square –renamed Heroes Square in 1999 in honour of […]

St Leonard’s, SJPP power into semi-finals

St Leonard’s, SJPP power into semi-finals

A goal each from Prolific national striker, Dishon Howell and Naill Reid-Stephens of St Leonard’s Boys saw the defending champions edged the Lodge School, 2-0, to earn a semi-final spot in the Under-19 Barbados Secondary Schools Football Knockout Competition. Howell and Reid-Stephens scored in the 50th and 68th minute respectively this afternoon at Massiah Street […]

Forde pleads not guilty to drug charge

Forde pleads not guilty to drug charge

A 66-year-old caretaker was granted $1,500 bail today after appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to answer a drug-related charge. Charles Henderson Forde, of Lower Bay Street, St Michael, is accused of having an apparatus in his possession on November 28 for the misuse of cocaine. However, he was released […]

Yarde admits to stealing $2,400

Yarde admits to stealing $2,400

A 48-year-old man, who is currently on remand at HMP Dodds for theft, will know his fate on December 11. Grafton Junior Yarde, of no fixed place of abode, is accused of stealing $2,400 belonging to Talha Bhana sometime between August 29 and 30 this year. Yarde had initially denied the charge when he first […]

BIM agrees with FTC position on BNTCL sale

BIM agrees with FTC position on BNTCL sale

The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) says it is “exceptionally pleased” with the decision of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) not to approve the US$100 million sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) to the Kyffin Simpson-led SOL Group in its current form. “BIM sees this ruling as small victory in our monumental task […]

Health officials keeping a close eye on sewage problem

Health officials keeping a close eye on sewage problem

Authorities say they are closely monitoring developments along the south coast where sporadic sewage leaks are considered a potential health hazard. Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Anton Best also assured this afternoon that the Ministry of Health was leaving no stone unturned in its quest to ensure that public health was protected. “It falls under […]