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Death shock

Death shock

Residents of Wanstead Gardens, St Michael were thrown into an immediate state of shock this morning after the lifeless body of 44-year-old Winston Forde was discovered hanging from the rafters in his home, with a sheet around his neck. Forde, originally from Fruitful Hill, St Andrew, occupied Apartment 6 in the Benny Hill Apartments. He […]

Scantlebury held on drug charge

Scantlebury held on drug charge

A 27-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will call HMP Dodds home for the next 28 days. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today remanded Ricardo Scantlebury to prison after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of having apparatus in his possession for the misuse of cocaine. However, the prosecutor objected to bail on the […]

Crichlow held at bus stop with guns and ammo

Crichlow held at bus stop with guns and ammo

Four years after his arrest, Ackeem Jabarr Crichlow, of Farm Road, St Philip, has pleaded guilty in the High Court to having a .38 revolver, a 1.38 pistol and seven rounds of ammunition on October 9, 2013. Police, acting on a tip off,  had gone to Winsor Lodge, St Michael, where they saw Crichlow and […]

Brathwaite admits to stealing two Shirley biscuits

Brathwaite admits to stealing two Shirley biscuits

A 28-year-old man has been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment, after pleading guilty to two criminal charges. Everton Rommel Brathwaite, of no fixed place of abode, admitted to stealing two Shirley biscuits belonging to Andrew Murray when he trespassed into the Pinfold Holding Car Park, sometime between November 10 and 11. He also […]

Bennett gets more jail time

Bennett gets more jail time

A St Michael man, in his 20s, who is already serving time at HMP Dodds, will have to spend an additional nine months behind bars. Leron Alexander Wilfred Bennett, of Quarry Road, Bank Hall, pleaded guilty to burglarizing, Just De Snack Bar Snackette and Variety, located at Hill Road, Bank Hall, St Michael and stealing […]

Dysfunctional Jones

Dysfunctional Jones

A 20-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, is now awaiting his fate on a burglary charge. Jah Rastafari Jones apologized before Madam Justice Michelle Weekes today for stealing BDS$25,000 and US$2,000 belonging to Ermaline Powlett on May 26 last year. Attorney-at-law Arthur Holder also appealed for his client to be given the psychiatric […]

Govt looking to complete customs transition to BRA

Govt looking to complete customs transition to BRA

The long-awaited transition of the Customs & Excise Department into the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is close at hand. Without giving a specific date, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler reported this morning that Government was in the process of dealing with outstanding appointments for customs officers, while emphasizing that the BRA merger must be completed […]

Hillaby keeps hope alive for missing fisherman

Hillaby keeps hope alive for missing fisherman

The people of Hillaby, St Thomas are clinging desperately onto hope that missing community member Kenmore Mayers will be found alive, a week after he disappeared while fishing. The 42-year-old Mayers and his friend, 38-year-old police constable Wallace Hayden Odain Greenidge of Four Hill, Indian Ground, St Peter, were fishing in the area of the […]

Fifth completion date for River bus terminal

Fifth completion date for River bus terminal

When the multi-million dollar River Bus Terminal becomes operable, the current problem with flooding will be a thing of the past, Director of the Barbados Transport Authority Alex Linton has assured. “The reconstruction of the structures is sloping downwards so the water runs off. The challenges we have with flooding in the River Terminal will […]