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Off target

Off target

The chances that the Freundel Stuart administration will achieve its deficit target this year following Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s presentation of a $542 million austerity package back in May, are slim to none, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which today warned of the need for “urgent” corrective action. Following its two-week Article […]

All not yet on board with Sustainable Recovery Plan

All not yet on board with Sustainable Recovery Plan

In an attempt to avoid a possible roadblock, Government is making a last-ditch effort to get the full support of all the Social Partners for its Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) 2017, which is due to be laid in Parliament by next month. Barbados TODAY understands that a draft of the 104-page document was given […]

St Michael man charged with the death of June Knight

St Michael man charged with the death of June Knight

Twenty-seven-year-old Daniel Haynes will appear in the Holetown Magistrates Court tomorrow in connection with the death of accident victim June Knight. Haynes of Jackmans, St Michael was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention and driving without reasonable consideration for others using the road. Knight, was struck by a […]

Straker granted bail

Straker granted bail

  Twenty-two-year-old Nayib Straker was today granted $8000 bail with one surety after being charged with the death of Bentley DeCoursey Belgrave. Straker, of Doughlin Village, St Andrew appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court. He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention and driving […]

Public notice

Public notice

  The public is being asked to note that the Police PABX system at the Operations Control is temporarily out of order. The public is therefore being advised to contact the nearest police station in the event of an emergency, or telephone numbers 43007254, 4307255, 4307240. (PR)  

Update: Luther Thorne Memorial closed

Update: Luther Thorne Memorial closed

Twenty-eight  students and staff members at the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School were today treated for respiratory ailments as a result of smoke inhalation. A statement issued by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital said it received an emergency call from the school around 11:45 a.m. and an emergency response team comprising of three ambulances, six emergency […]

Update: Incident at Ellerslie School

Update: Incident at Ellerslie School

  A 17-year-old male student of the Ellerslie Secondary School lost his finger and another was partially severed following a violent incident during the lunch break today. According to police, a group of students at the school were involved in an altercation in the canteen around 11:50 a.m. As a result, the victim received several chops […]

Luther Thorne Memorial Primary school closed

Luther Thorne Memorial Primary school closed

  Police and emergency personnel are at the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School where some children have complained of being unwell. Officials have so far declined to speak with the media, but parents who were on the compound collecting their children told Barbados TODAY that smoke from a nearby fire resulted in some students needing […]

Male student injured following altercation at school

Male student injured following altercation at school

A male student from the Ellerslie Secondary School was reportedly seriously injured in an altercation with another student today. Barbados TODAY understands the boy received a chop wound and is now receiving medical attention. When Barbados TODAY visited the scene, the school’s security guard said principal Major Errol Brathwaite was handling the matter and could […]