Hymnspeak still a hit

25 May 2017

HYMNSPEAK CONTINUES to be a favourite event on the GospelFest calendar. From as early as 4 p.m. on Monday, patrons could be seen queueing outside St Mary’s Anglican Church in Bridgetown for the programme’s 7 p.m. start. This event was first held 11 years ago... Read More


Grandson shot dead

25 May 2017

YESTERDAY MORNING, a Christ Church family got one of the most dreaded calls – informing them that one of their own had been killed. Smith had to sit down when she discovered her 19-year-old grandson Ajay Smith (inset) had been shot multiple times and was lying in... Read More


Officers fighting blaze at Adams Castle

24 May 2017

FIRE OFFICERS ARE at this moment trying to fully extinguish a fire at Adams Castle Estate, Christ Church. Acting deputy chief fire officer Earl Gaskin said when the first team to arrive on the scene around 5 p.m. found the building fully engulfed. "At that time... Read More


Update: Seven hurt in Gibbes crash

24 May 2017

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a collision which occurred between a minibus and a car around 1:55 p.m. today along Gibbs Road, St Peter. The minibus was driven by William Sealy, 47, of Crusher Site Road, Prospect, St James while the car was driven by Marvin... Read More


Breathalyser testing coming, says Lashley

24 May 2017

MINISTER of Transport Michael Lashley is putting some Crop Over revelers on notice: do not drink and drive or else. During a Press conference today to launch the ministry’s road safety public awareness campaign, Lashley said legislation to govern breathalyser and... Read More


LIAT reassures passengers of smooth operations

24 May 2017

ST JOHN’S – The management of LIAT (1974) Ltd wishes to reassure passengers that flights will operate tomorrow, Thursday 25th May as scheduled. The recent reports of impending action by the pilots have been withdrawn following a meeting today between management and... Read More


Finance Minister: Banks’ action unfortunate

24 May 2017

“UNFORTUNATE AND UNWARRANTED” is how Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler has described a decision by local banks to suspend work on transactions for real estate and related activities. Their action comes amid concerns over recent amendments to the Barbados Revenue... Read More


Minibus and car collide at Gibbes

24 May 2017

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS ARE on the scene of an accident at Gibbs, St Peter. It involved a car and a minibus. Four people were reportedly injured and three ambulances responded to the scene. Read More


Drug Service, government pharmacies closing early Thursday

24 May 2017

THE PUBLIC IS asked to note that the Barbados Drug Service (BDS) and all Government pharmacies will close at noon on Thursday, May 25, to facilitate a general staff meeting. However, the extended pharmacy service at the Randal Phillips and Maurice Byer Polyclinics,... Read More


CXC written exams for private candidates at BCC June 1 to 15

24 May 2017

THE MINISTRY Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that all Caribbean Examinations Council written examinations (CSEC and CAPE) to be taken during the period June 1 to 15, 2017, by private candidates, will now be held at the Barbados Community College.... Read More


THESE FIELDS AND HILLS: Layers save Farmer Brome

24 May 2017

FIVE YEARS AGO, after months of battling praedial larceny and attacks on his free-range rabbits, Dave Brome decided to enter the poultry industry. Explaining his decision to ditch rabbits, he said: “At the time, the public road was not raised and the rabbits wouldn’t... Read More


Teenaged shooting victim named

24 May 2017

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of Ajay Ricardo Smith, 19, of Sayes Court, Christ Church. He was found dead sometime after 6 this morning on the hard court opposite St. Christopher Primary School. Police say they received... Read More


Water gushing along Strathclyde

24 May 2017

HUNDREDS OF GALLONS of water are rushing back to the earth just off 3rd Avenue Strathclyde, St Michael. The precious resource is finding its way onto Barbareees Hill via the gutters which are proving inadequate to control the overflow into the roads. Pedestrians,... Read More


UPDATE: Body that of a teenager

24 May 2017

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the unnatural death of a male said to be in his late teens. Reports say the deceased was discovered around 6 a.m. in Silver Sands, Christ Church, on the hard court near St Christopher Primary School. He was lying in a pool of blood with... Read More


Fire destroys one home, damages two

24 May 2017

ONE HOUSE WAS destroyed and two others were damaged when fire broke out at 1st Avenue, Beckles Hill, Beckles Road, St Michael around 1:40 a.m. today. Forty-five-year-old Fabian Agard lost his one-bedroom wooden house to the blaze. The damaged homes were wooden... Read More


Police probing Deacons Farm shooting

24 May 2017

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a shooting incident which occurred sometime around 10:15 a.m. yesterday at Madison Terrace, Deacons Farm, St Michael. Sixty-year-old Theophilus Dacosta Pile, a resident of the area, was shot multiple times about the body.... Read More


Man found dead in Silver Sands

24 May 2017

POLICE ARE AT the scene of a death near the St Christopher Primary School in Silver Sands, Christ Church. The body of a man was discovered this morning and the investigators were called in. Initial reports are that the man was shot last night and the body found... Read More


COB offers slot machine operators way out

24 May 2017

CREDIT UNIONS HAVE become the port of call for thousands of Barbadians. And now it seems that slot machine operators may just have to follow the lead. A day after Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite revealed that slot machine operators were having difficulty in depositing... Read More


Tough Budget task

24 May 2017

WITH A general election months away, a Budget in five days, economic uncertainty on the horizon and time running out for tough decisions, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is not a man to be envied, says a top World Bank official. Dr Daniel Lederman, the World Bank’s... Read More


$76m NIS project

24 May 2017

THE NATIONAL INSURANCE SCHEME (NIS) is pumping $76 million into the construction and/or refurbishment of five police station complexes across the island. Three of the four being built will be completed on time and on budget. Construction of the fifth, at Six Roads,... Read More


Chelsea silver

24 May 2017

SILVER GILT. That’s what Barbados’ vibrant tropical blooms and the three facades of Where We Live were awarded at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show in London yesterday. Where We Live, the exhibit put on by the Barbados Horticultural Society, depicted three types of... Read More




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