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Maradona says he is a ‘soldier’ for Maduro

Maradona says he is a ‘soldier’ for Maduro

BUENOS AIRES – With Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing criticism from around Latin America and the world amid a deepening political crisis, Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said he was willing to fight for the embattled leftist regime. “We are chavistas until death,” Maradona wrote on his official Facebook page on Monday night, using a […]

Small rides away with top designer prize

Small rides away with top designer prize

With a cloud of controversy still hanging over his victory in this year’s Kiddies Kadooment contest, 25-year-old designer Kevin Small has still managed to drive away with top honours in this year’s Grand Kadooment parade. When the final results were announced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) tonight, Small emerged as the clear winner in […]

Retired Anglican cleric has died

Retired Anglican cleric has died

The local Anglican community has been thrown into mourning with news this morning of the death of one of its longstanding clergymen. Retired Dean Frank Marshall had been ailing for sometime and was recently hospitalized. He passed away at home this morning at age 71. He leaves to mourn his wife Beverley, his son Paul, […]

Man caught with firearm, ammo and drugs during Foreday jam

Man caught with firearm, ammo and drugs during Foreday jam

A 23-year-old St George man was due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today after he was arrested and charged with firearm and drug related offences. Darron Denico Austin of Glebe Land is accused of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of two rounds of ammunition and unlawful possession of cannabis. The […]

UPDATE 2 – Military plane makes emergency landing at GAIA

UPDATE 2 – Military plane makes emergency landing at GAIA

Local air transport authorities are assuring that the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) remains fully operational, following the emergency landing of NASA Flight 426 earlier today. In a statement, the Ministry of International Transport said that shortly after departing GAIA at 6:18 this morning, a distress call was received from the pilot of the four-engine […]

Fifth Element it is!

Fifth Element it is!

The results are in…. And after a keenly contested Junior Kadooment, designer Kevin Small has walked away with the coveted Best Junior Band award for his Fifth Element Kiddies Band – Candy Land 246, following yesterday’s parade at the National Stadium.   Small’s Fifth Element was also adjudged Most Colourful Band in the junior category as […]

Nothing short of disgraceful!

Nothing short of disgraceful!

Opposition Member of Parliament for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds Tuesday morning described as “nothing short of disgraceful”, Government’s near two-year delay in formally increasing the tax threshold for small businesses.    Speaking during parliamentary debate on the Value Added Tax Amendment Bill 2017, Symmonds also condemned Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler for only now […]

Unions are anti-Barbados, Kellman claims

Unions are anti-Barbados, Kellman claims

In a comment reminiscent of his “enemies of the state” remarks three months ago, Minister of Housing Denis Kellman Tuesday accused the trade union movement here of being anti-Barbados. Speaking in Parliament Tuesday morning during debate on the VAT Amendment Bill 2017, Kellman criticized Monday’s march by the leading trade unions and the private sector […]

No secret meeting, Stuart tells Social Partners

No secret meeting, Stuart tells Social Partners

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will likely give the Social Partners the meeting they have been demanding, but not behind closed doors, it emerged Tuesday. Speaking in the House of Assembly on an Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) motion to discuss the issues that led to Monday’s protest by an estimated 20,000 Barbadians, Stuart hinted that […]

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