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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 […]

Barbados hailed as a small state that has made a big impact

Barbados hailed as a small state that has made a big impact

Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded Barbados for its achievement of 51 years of political independence from Britain. In a message to the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, LaRocque described the island as “a small state which has made a big impact on the world”. He also said that regional […]

Parris decision expected by yearend

Parris decision expected by yearend

Former executive chairman of the collapsed CLICO International Life Insurance Company Leroy Parris is expected to know before yearend if he will get back the $4.5 million frozen by the High Court on January 27, 2015. A key legal source close to the case told Barbados TODAY this week a Court of Appeal ruling was […]

Silly solutions!

Silly solutions!

Non-partisan professionals have a duty to publicly call out politicians who make outlandish promises to hoodwink the voting public, a spokesman for the United Progressive Party (UPP) is contending. While making direct reference to a promise made last Saturday by fellow fringe political party Solutions Barbados to forgive 100 per cent of debt to Government, […]

It’s a joke!

It’s a joke!

He has been very critical in the past of statements made by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Senator Jepter Ince. But after hearing the lavish manifesto promises of 100 per cent debt relief and significant tax repeal made last weekend by the Grenville Phillips-led Solutions Barbados, former Prime Minister Owen Arthur said tongue […]