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    June 19

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Elderly man, nine-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

18 June 2018

TOKYO − An elderly man and a young girl were killed, with several other people also in “cardiopulmonary arrest”, after walls collapsed in a magnitude-6.1 earthquake that hit Osaka in western Japan on Monday, public broadcaster NHK said. Japan does not confirm deaths... Read More


One dead in Westbury accident

17 June 2018

Police are investigating an accident which resulted in the death of one man. The accident occurred about 3:10 p.m. today along Westbury Main Road, St Michael. Involved was a motorcycle owned and driven by Ridge Hollingsworth, 26, of Parish Land, Christ Church and... Read More


Haulers staying on

17 June 2018

Private garbage haulers will continue to work alongside the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) as the SSA struggles to put trucks on the road to clear piles of household garbage across the island. And they will be working, said Minister of the Environment Trevor... Read More


‘Tough’ water tax

17 June 2018

Barbadians are being warned to brace for a possible increase in the price of milk as a result of the new tax on water bills. And maybe even chicken as well. Word of this has come from dairy farmer and past president of the Beef and Dairy Producers’ Association, Brian... Read More


Joe’s not budging

17 June 2018

Opposition leader Bishop Joseph Atherley says he won’t be sidetracked from his mission by calls from various quarters for him to state whether or not he is still a member of the ruling Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Atherley said his primary focus was on the constituents... Read More


A day for dads

17 June 2018

Sean and Kirk Phillips are blessed twice over in that they have two men in their lives they call “Dad”. Yesterday, they were with family members at Radisson Aquatica celebrating their step-father 67-year-old Gregory Armstrong. Read More


Water outages taking toll

17 June 2018

People living in St Joseph are calling for better water service, especially in light of next month’s increase in water bills. Sunday the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) rapid response and communications manager Joy-Ann Haigh advised residents in parts of St Joseph,... Read More


A shame!

17 June 2018

It’s dirty again. For the umpteenth time, the area by the Old Fairchild Street Market in The City is reeking of bags of household garbage and a large metal appliance dumped in the shadow of the skip placed there for use by vendors who ply their trade nearby. Read More


Fisherfolk brace for fuel levy

17 June 2018

Some fisherfolk are willing to bite the bullet and throw their support behind the new 40 cents per litre levy on fuel. But others are sceptical. Boat owners Hallam Mayers and Tony Carter maintained that though the charge would affect their pockets, they were willing... Read More


Gabriel grabs six

17 June 2018

GROS ISLET – Speedster Shannon Gabriel snatched a career-best six-wicket haul to take ten wickets in a Test for the first time but Sri Lanka resisted stubbornly to set up an intriguing final day of the second Test today. Floundering on 48 for four after resuming... Read More


Marsh could boost team

17 June 2018

Akeem Marsh’s pain is now Barbados’ gain. The men’s senior side may yet get its star big man, and not a moment too soon, as the prolific national forward has been released from Australian basketball club Gold Coast Rollers before next week’s start to the FIBA AmeriCup... Read More


Big defeats in south

17 June 2018

Rendezvous and Abrahams United Silver Sands are dangerously close to the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League trapdoor, after suffering demoralising 4-0 defeats at the hands of Brittons Hill United and Crane and Equipment Ellerton respectively last past Saturday... Read More


Walrond hands Holder another defeat

17 June 2018

Anyone who wants to get in touch with the previously invincible road tennis player Kim Holder should get in contact with Sheldene Walrond – she has Holder’s number. Naval officer Walrond proved that when she sank Holder with relative ease 21-15, 21-13 to successfully... Read More


Four schools after draughts team title

17 June 2018

Students from four secondary schools across the island will be moving their pieces on the draughts board in hopes of winning the team title during the second edition of the Secondary School Draughts Championship which starts on Tuesday. Read More


Police looking into incident at sea

17 June 2018

Police are currently investigating reports of a fight aboard the MV Dream Chaser. Reports indicate the incident occurred during a cruise entitled Issa Vyb. Read More


Coutinho’s superb goal cancelled out by Switzerland’s Zuber

17 June 2018

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia − Philippe Coutinho scored a spectacular first-half goal for Brazil in their World Cup Group E opener on Sunday, only for Steven Zuber to cancel it out after the break. Coutinho collected a bad clearance from the Swiss defence and curled an... Read More


Fogging schedule June 18 to 22

17 June 2018

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, June 18, a team will be in St James fogging Rock Dundo Tenantry, Rock Dundo with Avenues, Bakers, Bakers Development,... Read More


Recall on all Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals

17 June 2018

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has advised that while a voluntary recall was recently issued by Hanschell Inniss on Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now expanded that recall to include ALL... Read More


BWA working to alleviate water challenges

17 June 2018

Residents are being advised of low water pressure and outages across the island. Barbados Water Authority’s rapid response and communications manager Joy-Ann Haigh called in to today’s Down to Brass Tacks radio programme and said they were investigating the issues.... Read More


Rasheed: All I do is for my family

17 June 2018

Rasheed Belgrave can be described as a risk taker . . . who is also an attorney, an avid footballer and a father of two boys – Aeron, 5; and Liam, 17 months. His most recent risk was branching off into business by himself, after only being called to the Bar two... Read More


Mexico stun holders Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

17 June 2018

MOSCOW − Germany were stunned 1-0 by Mexico in the opening game of their World Cup defence on Sunday as Hirving Lozano finished off a sharp counter-attack that exposed the ragged defending that the four-times winners had displayed in their warm-up games. Read More




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