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    March 17

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Caught up in helmet rush

12 March 2018

Bicyclists weren’t the only ones caught off guard by the amended Road Traffic Act. Store owners were as well. As of December 28, bicyclists must wear helmets or face a $300 fine. Many have been seen wearing new and used ones to avoid the penalities. Businesses... Read More


Mia vows to abolish councils

12 March 2018

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley has promised to abolish Constituency Councils, saying they had been a blotch on the Barbadian landscape. She made the pledge Sunday night while addressing party faithful at Sheffield Playing Field in Lower Estate, St... Read More


Fish flying again

12 March 2018

It’s an Easter blessing come early for fisherfolk of the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex. The market on Princess Alice Highway was abuzz with activity yesterday as fishermen returned with large quantities of flying fish, which vendors said were sold at $80 per hundred;... Read More


NHC’s customer service department closed for two days

12 March 2018

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has advised that its Customer Service Department, located at Country Road, St Michael, will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13, and again on Wednesday, March 14. However, all other sections and departments of the NHC will... Read More


DEM monitoring increase in alert level of Kick ‘em Jenny

12 March 2018

The alert level of the underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny, located near Grenada, has been raised from yellow to orange, but there is no indication of it posing any immediate danger to Barbados. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds,... Read More


Barbados establishes diplomatic ties with Georgia and Kosovo

12 March 2018

Barbados has established diplomatic relations with Georgia and Kosovo. Chargé d’Affaires in Barbados’ Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Juliette Babb-Riley, signed joint communiqués formalising the establishment of bilateral relations with both countries,... Read More


CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new private wealth investment advisor

12 March 2018

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Paul Michael Jenkins, to the post of Private Wealth Investment Advisor. The banking executive will work with CIBC FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman Islands, Barbados... Read More


Blackman and Gollop parent-teacher meeting today

12 March 2018

There will be a parent-teacher meeting at the Blackman and Gollop School this evening at 5:30 to address the recent environmental issues affecting students. Last Wednesday students and teachers complained of itchy skin due to cow itch and the school was closed early.... Read More


Police investigating 'hit and run' accident in Bibby's Lane

12 March 2018

Police are investigating a hit and run accident in Bibby's Lane, St Michael yesterday in which a pedestrian was hit and then run over by a sports utility vehicle (SUV). According to the press release from the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), the accident took... Read More


UPP man gets boot

11 March 2018

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has suffered its first casualty. During a 12-minute live broadcast on Facebook Sunday, party leader Lynette Eastmond confirmed that candidate Charleston Taylor was out of the race. Taylor, who was running in St Philip West, came... Read More


‘Action’ if Clico lands sold

11 March 2018

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley has warned the Freundel Stuart administration that action will be taken if thousands of acres of land owned by CLICO, lotsof it in St John, are sold between now and general elections. “We need answers on what is being... Read More


St Philip toasts Dame

11 March 2018

Dame Sandra Mason was the toast of St Philip yesterday evening. From Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his Cabinet colleagues Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to entertainer Mac Fingall and the little ones from... Read More


$5 000 bail for danger accused

11 March 2018

A delivery man accused of engaging in conduct which injured another was released on bail when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday. Shamar Stefan Blackman, 22, of Belair Road, Eagle Hall, St Michael, was not required to plead to unlawfully... Read More


Teary-eyed thief who ripped off pensioner

11 March 2018

The thought of spending eight months in prison reduced many-time convicted thief Deana Rosemary Clarke to tears. But an additional month in prison dried them instantly when she was in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Saturday. Clarke, 41, of Scarborough,... Read More


Voter registration info at fingertips

11 March 2018

Voter registration information is now more easily accessible to the public. This disclosure has come from Chief Electoral Officer, Angela Taylor, who said registered electors can receive information about the constituency, polling district and polling station in... Read More


Men’s health groups to meet Monday and Tuesday

11 March 2018

The Men’s Health Group at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Warrens, St Michael will meet on Monday, March 12, at the polyclinic at 6 p.m. Health Promotion Officer in the Ministry of Health, Donna Barker, will address the meeting. Her topic will be Diet and Heart Disease.... Read More


PSVs to raise students’ fare

10 March 2018

The days of schoolchildren riding on ZRs for $1.50 could come to an end by the end of the month. President of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport, Roy Raphael, yesterday said they have been given the go-ahead by the association’s executive to raise faresto $2... Read More


BLP promises laws review

10 March 2018

If chosen by the people during the upcoming General Election, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) promises to review and consult with the necessary stakeholders on a number of controversial pieces of legislation within eight weeks. This is the assurance party leader... Read More


McClean robber jailed pending sentencing

10 March 2018

The attacker who punched Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean in the face before fleeing with her bag and money, will spend the next eight weeks on remand pending sentencing. Ansley Lamar Worrell, 30, of Woodbourne Park, St Philip, appeared in the District... Read More


Thorne, Gollop on Guyana case

10 March 2018

Two Barbadian Queen’s Counsel are among a team of lawyers appearing before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Monday in a case involving the Guyana presidential system. Ralph Thorne and Hal Gollop, along with Guyana’s Attorney General Basil Williams and Solicitor... Read More


Worrell pleads guilty to robbery, assault charges

10 March 2018

Ansley Lamar Worrell, 30, of #117, Woodbourne Park, St Philip, appeared before Magistrate Wayne Clarke in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today. He was arrested and charged with the offence of robbery, in connection with the robbery committed against Senator Maxine... Read More




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