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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 […]

Adults called on to teach values of excellence to the youth

Adults called on to teach values of excellence to the youth

First Vice President of the Barbados Evangelical Association, Reverend Dr Winston Clarke says it’s the responsibility of adults to teach the values of excellence to the youth and to lead by example. “The legacy of the Barbadian people is not one of crime, it is not one where we embrace the deteriorating practices of foreign […]

St Michael man held with cocaine, ecstasy pills and marijuana

St Michael man held with cocaine, ecstasy pills and marijuana

Members of the Major Crimes Unit have arrested and charged 46-year-old Tedroy Henderson Glenfield Gittens of Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael in connection with a number of drug-related offences. On Saturday, November 25, the lawmen executed a search warrant at the residence occupied by Gittens and found 111 grams of cocaine valued at $ […]