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Not daunted

Not daunted

A leading retail furniture and appliance store says it is simply not daunted by Barbados’ ongoing economic troubles, which have been highlighted by a ballooning national debt in excess of 100 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), a high fiscal deficit of over five per cent of GDP and dwindling international reserves of less […]

Carpenter accused of eight drug offences

Carpenter accused of eight drug offences

A 46-year-old St Michael man, accused of eight drug offences, was granted $9,000 bail today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. Tedroy Henderson Glenfield Gittens, of Military Road, Bush Hall, is charged with possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 111.38 grammes of cocaine worth $5,569. The carpenter is further charged with possession, […]

Petty thief gets away with time served

Petty thief gets away with time served

A 44-year-old man walked out of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today a free man after spending 140 days on remand at HMP Dodds on a charge of theft. Artifus Akelton Flavius, of Trents, St James, had initially denied the charge, but was remanded on July 10 after he was unable to present a suitable […]

Man accused of cursing his grandmother

Man accused of cursing his grandmother

A 26-year-old man, who cursed his grandmother and damaged her property, will know his fate on December 19. When Abayomi Yohannes Lopez, of Belfield Land, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today he denied assaulting Janelle O’Neal on September 7, occasioning her actual bodily harm. However, he owned up to destroying a cordless phone […]

‘Retail therapy’

‘Retail therapy’

A 31-year-old mother, who said she was “depressed and frustrated” when she stole a pair of shoes, has been placed on a bond for the next 18 months. Shida Sandora Gilkes, of 2nd Avenue, Beckles Hill, St Michael, stole the $284 items from Duty Free Caribbean Holdings on November 11. Gilkes entered the store in […]

‘We will forgive you’

‘We will forgive you’

With elections around the corner, a new “economic solution” has been put on the table that, if deemed feasible by the electorate, will not only lead to a repeal of the dreaded National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) and the like, but also 100 per cent debt forgiveness on the part of Government. The revolutionary plan […]

Barbados hailed for effort

Barbados hailed for effort

Barbados squandered an ideal opportunity to capture the 2017 Windward Islands Football Association championship trophy but technical director Ahmed Mohammed still praised the national side for giving their best effort, in the recently concluded tournament in St Vincent. Half of the side returned home this afternoon from Kingstown exhibiting their second-place trophy and that of […]

Gittens released on $9000 bail

Gittens released on $9000 bail

Forty-six-year-old Tedroy Henderson Glenfield Gittens was granted $9000 bail with one surety after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today on eight drug charges. Gittens was arrested on Saturday after police found 111.38 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $5, 569.00; 113.32 grams of cannabis with an estimated street value of […]

Police probe unnatural death

Police probe unnatural death

Police are investigating the unnatural death of a 23-year-old male at Smith Road, Pine, St Michael. Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY the man was discovered hanging from a cross bar in a bedroom at his home by his mother. Lawmen are currently providing the grieving family with counselling. “At this […]