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Barbados calls for pledging conference on recovery and reconstruction

Barbados calls for pledging conference on recovery and reconstruction

Lamenting the ignoring of clarion calls made over the years by Barbados and other leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in addressing climate change, Barbados has called on the United Nations and the World Bank to convene an International Pledging Conference on the Recovery and Reconstruction of Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and […]

Flooding still possible, met office warns

Flooding still possible, met office warns

Barbadians have been told to remain on their guard for possible flooding. The warning was issued by the local met office today as it downgraded its flood warning to a flood watch, which is due to remain in effect from noon until midnight Tuesday, following the passage of Hurricane Maria. At 11 a.m., the system […]

BDF makes special Dominica appeal

BDF makes special Dominica appeal

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is preparing to deploy personnel to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  The category 5 storm pounded Dominica last night, tearing off the roof of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s home and leaving much of the island, which has a […]

Road fatality at Salters

Road fatality at Salters

One man is dead following a three-vehicle smash up at Salters, St Michael, involving a public service vehicle and two motor cars. Two ambulances are on the scene and police have so far cordoned off a section of the road. Details as they come to hand.

Murder accused remanded to Dodds

Murder accused remanded to Dodds

Murder accused Damien Rommel Springer of St Judes, St George was today remanded to HMP Dodds until October 5. But before going to the St Philip penal institution he first had to make a stop at the High Court for a Habeas Corpus hearing this afternoon. Earlier,  the 28-year-old unemployed man appeared before Acting Magistrate Sandra […]

Update: Police hunt for male suspect following violent incident in St Peter

Update: Police hunt for male suspect following violent incident in St Peter

Police are on the hunt for a male suspect who was allegedly involved in a violent incident at Road View, St Peter this morning. Acting Police Public Relations Officer Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY lawmen were called to the scene around 8:10 a.m. and discovered two women with chop wounds about the body. They were taken […]

Retired principal saluted

Retired principal saluted

Former educator of 42 years and newly retired principal of Lawrence T Gay Memorial Primary School, Beverley Parris has been lauded for her outstanding efforts in maintaining cultural initiatives in the St Michael community. Member of Parliament for St Michael West Central James Paul, who yesterday evening hosted an award ceremony at the school in […]

A more pro-active crime-fighting strategy

A more pro-active crime-fighting strategy

 I stand accused before you I have no tears to cry And you will never break me Till the day I die.   These cold, defiant words, apparently directed at the justice system by a criminal, are among the opening lines of a 1980s pop hit entitled A Criminal Mind, that was written, recorded and […]

LONDON – ‘Serial liar’ jailed after bogus rape claims

LONDON – ‘Serial liar’ jailed after bogus rape claims

LONDON – A “serial liar” who made a series of bogus sexual assault allegations against 15 men has been jailed for 10 years. Jemma Beale, 25, claimed she was raped by nine men and sexually assaulted by six, all strangers, in four encounters spanning three years. One allegation led to the conviction of a man […]

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