Badree shines, Gayle flops
BANGALORE, India – West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree made two early strikes but they were not enough to save Royal Challengers Bangalore from a heavy seven-wicket defeat to Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League today. Defending an inadequate 134 all out off their 20 overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the hosts started brightly […]

UWI announces George Alleyne prize for students of medicine
University of the West Indies medical students now have a new high goal to aspire to with the introduction of The George Alleyne Prize for the Most Outstanding Student in Medicine. Principal of the Cave Hill Campus Eudine Barriteau last night announced the establishment of the prize which is to be awarded annually to an […]

Bail with conditions for Harewood
An unemployed man was released on $8,000 bail Thursday after making his first appearance in a Bridgetown court on a theft charge. Leonard Emmanuel Harewood, 23, of Block 1D, Ivy Housing Area, St Michael is accused of robbing Josiah Shepherd of a cellular phone worth $1,500 and two phone cases worth $100. Police prosecutor Sergeant Martin […]

Business sluggishness affecting Barbados’ tourism competitiveness competitiveness
The slow pace of doing business in Barbados has been identified as a major contributor to the island’s slide in tourism competitiveness. Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Roseanne Myers said while the hotel sector had witnessed an overall decline in costs for the 2016 period, which the latest Travel and Tourism […]

No surety, no bail for Miller
A 34-year-old man will spend the next four days on remand after he was unable to secure a suitable surety to post bail on his behalf. Davion Levere Ricardo Miller, of Browne’s Gap, Sergeant’s Village, Christ Church is charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation of $238,000 worth of cannabis. Miller […]

Testing time
A total of 3,330 students are down to write this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) — commonly referred to as either the Common Entrance Examination or the 11-plus — on Tuesday, May 2. The figure comprises 1,680 males and 1,650 females, who are registered to sit the examination at 22 secondary schools across […]

Not Jonesing
It appears that Member of Parliament for Christ Church East Central Ronald Jones will have quite some work to do if he is to regain the support of many of the voters who gave him a comfortable 995-vote victory over Desmond Sands of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in the 2013 general election. Barbados […]

No freedom for three accused
Three men charged with separate offences will remain on remand at HMP Dodds after making unsuccessful bail applications in the Bridgetown Magistrates’ Court this week. When 28-year-old Simeon Levi Graham of Beckwith Street, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant recently, he asked if he could “get a little bail”. “I get a job in […]

Pleasure cruise ends in tragedy for visitor
A pleasure cruise for one American visitor and her family today ended in total disaster, as 43-year-old Julie Golden collapsed and died while walking with her husband along Hincks Street, The City. Barbados TODAY understands that Golden had a history of heart troubles. Still her death came as a complete shock today and brought to […]

Stuart’s law
It is going to be very difficult for Stuart Law to turn West Indies cricket around because he does not understand the people and culture of the region, says former outstanding Barbadian first class cricketer Franklyn Stephenson. Stephenson, head of the cricket academy that bears his name and which won the recently concluded Under-13 domestic […]