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Police investigating shooting

22 October 2017

Police are continuing their investigations into the shooting incident which occurred around 11:35 p.m., on Friday, October 20, at Silver Hill, Christ Church. The incident has claimed the life of Andrew Prescod, 34, of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church. During this... Read More


Belle Pumping Station shutdown

22 October 2017

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that in order to increase the water supply at the Belle Pumping Station that station had been shut down from 3 to 6 p.m. today. For the last few days the Belle station has not been pumping at full capacity... Read More


Fogging schedule October 23 to 27

22 October 2017

The Ministry of Health will continue its efforts to rid the island of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases by fogging a number of districts across the island. On Monday, October 23, the following districts in St Philip will be sprayed: Apple Hall, Inchcape Terrace,... Read More


In a shambles

22 October 2017

Two multimillion-dollar condominium tourism projects, which were supposed to breathe new life into the picturesque St Joseph landscape, have not materialised. Edgewater Villas, consisting of 43 luxury villas at Bathsheba, next door to the historic Edgewater Hotel... Read More


Be warned!

22 October 2017

International investors have been warned that Barbados is “in critical condition”. They were also told that the Government and the private sector are so “terrified” about the consequences of a foreign debt default that Barbados is likely to pursue domestic debt restructuring... Read More


Going with tourism

22 October 2017

Banks and other financial institutions in the Caribbean are once again financing tourism projects in the region, even if cautiously. While Barbados is among countries about which banks are more “bullish”, the non-bank institutions are not favouring this market. ... Read More


‘It’s hard’ finding funds for projects

22 October 2017

Hotelier Adrian Loveridge says investors looking to get involved in tourism projects in Barbados would have to raise money in non-conventional ways since banks are not lending. Despite a report from KPMG indicating that banks were becoming more confident to lend... Read More


$12m tag

22 October 2017

It is listed as an attractive three-storey hotel and beach bar facility, but Tropical Escape Hotel at Paynes Bay, St James, like many other tourism properties across the island, has been on the market for many years. Several real estate companies have For Sale signs... Read More


Seven-year-old afraid to go home

22 October 2017

A woman who put her sister in court last year for mistreating her three children is at her wits end because a niece is now refusing to return home. For two weeks the seven year-old child has been staying with her grandmother and aunt who live next-door to her mother,... Read More


Success story

22 October 2017

Find an issue. Create the solution. Collect the pay cheque. And repeat. That was the advice from millennial class valedictorian Zachary Phillips, who delivered the address on behalf of the 2017 graduating class at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, yesterday... Read More


Family, friends mourn jogger

22 October 2017

A fun loving person with a love and a zest for running. That’s how Desmond Rowe, her coach of the past two years, described June Sonia Knight who lost her life in a tragic car accident yesterday. Knight, said to be her in 50s, of Grazettes New Road, St Michael,... Read More


Police appeal for information

21 October 2017

Police are continuing their investigations into the road fatality which occurred sometime around 5:40 a.m. today. The incident occurred along the Arch Hall section of the Ronald Mapp Highway, in the area of the Lawrence Johnson roundabout. It resulted in the death... Read More


UPDATE: Police identify man shot last night

21 October 2017

Police have indicated an inaccuracy in their earlier press release. It stated that a man had died in the shooting incident at Silver Hill, Christ Church, last night. The man, identified as Andrew Prescod, 34, of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church, was shot in the incident... Read More


SJPP renamed after 48 years

21 October 2017

After 48 years of being known as the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, the institution which offers a diverse range of technical and vocational subjects, was renamed Thursday night. It is now called the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology and the abbreviation... Read More


Jogger dies in traffic accident on Highway 2A

21 October 2017

An early morning jog turned fatal for a woman in her 50s following a traffic accident early this morning along the Ronald Highway. Read More


Branford Taitt Polyclinic closed today

21 October 2017

The public is asked to note that the Branford Taitt Polyclinic will be closed today, Saturday, October 21, for cleaning. Normal business operations will resume at the Black Rock, St Michael, health institution on Monday, October 23, at 8:30 a.m. Read More


Late night shooting in Silver Hill leaves man in critical condition

21 October 2017

A 34 year old man is in critical condition after a shooting late on Friday night in Silver Hill, Christ Church which injured two others. Police report that they are conducting investigations into the shooting incident which occurred sometime around 11:35 pm. Read More


Call for ‘food recovery plan’

21 October 2017

Chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, is calling on officials, and by extension the Government, to look at instituting a food recovery plan in the event of a disaster. “A [hurricane] like what was experienced in Dominica, we would... Read More


Take heed!

21 October 2017

The Ministry of Education may be in for a double-pronged attack from the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) soon. She did not give any details, but president of the BSTU, Mary Redman, sounded that warning in relation to ongoing cases at the St Leonard’s Boys’... Read More


Equal rights policy

21 October 2017

Undocumented workers will soon have a safeguard from exploitation. Yesterday, Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo revealed that the Government was moving to protect the rights of documented and undocumented CARICOM migrant workers. She announced that... Read More


First class blind student

21 October 2017

Janeil Odle continues to blaze a trail in the academic world. The 21-year-old blind scholar is among scores of students graduating with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies (UWI) today. She will receive a degree in law after topping her class.... Read More



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