Barbados, Nation News, Inglês
2024-07-12 03:42:39
Police are on the scene of another incident today, this time, in Brittons Hill, St Michael. Reports indicate that a man’s throat was slashed, and he was immediately taken to the hospital for urgent medical treatment. More details as they come to hand.
Barbados, Barbados Today, Inglês
2024-07-12 03:39:02
Police are on the scene of a violent incident at Brittons Hill, St Michael where one person was seriously injured. (more details as they come to hand.) The post Police probe violent incident at Brittons Hill, St Michael appeared first on Barbados Today.
Barbados, Nation News, Inglês
2024-07-11 18:09:29
Formula 1 has announced the six grands prix which will host events in the sprint format in 2025. The races, which feature a shorter race on the Saturday before the main event on the Sunday, start with the second grand prix of the season in China on 21-23 March. The others are Miami on 2-4 May, Belgium on 25-27 July, the US Grand Prix in Austin on 17-19 October, Brazil on 7-9 November and the penultimate race in Qatar on 28-30 November. China, Miami, Austin, Brazil and Qatar are also sprint events on this year’s schedule. Belgium hosted a sprint previously in 2023. The 2025 F1 season starts in Australia on 14-16 March. F1 has also released data to demonstrate that audiences are higher for sprint events than for grands prix run to the standard format, which sees two practice sessions on Friday, followed by one on Saturday before qualifying...
Barbados, Barbados Today, Inglês
2024-07-11 18:07:03
2 While Barbadians were focused on the finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, it was reported in the media that a tranche of BDS$56 million was approved by the International Monetary Fund to be drawn down by the government. This latest disbursement equates to BDS$374 million accessed to date from the Extended Fund Facility and Resilience & Sustainability Facility of the IMF. The IMF’s recent review highlighted the stellar performance of the local economy. This assessment is supported by several local economists and institutions, who opine that the economy has sustained consistent growth during the post-COVID-19 period. Notably, the primary surplus for the prior year was achieved, and a target of four (4) per cent is projected for fiscal year 2024/25. However, many are questioning where this growth is being experienced. Micro and small firms are reporting unprecedented challenges in growing their markets and earning revenue, as consumers...
Barbados, Nation News, Inglês
2024-07-11 08:59:54
While Sakarah will be defending her Scotiabank Junior Monarch calypso crown, a new junior soca monarch will be crowned next week. During a draw for the finals at Scotiabank’s Broad Street, Bridgetown branch on Wednesday, the contestants pulled numbers for the 16 spots in the finals. Calypsonian N’Kyla pulled the first number and she will be the first performer on stage at the National Botanical Gardens, Waterford, St Michael on July 20. She will be followed by Hailstorm, Trinity, Potent, reigning monarch Sakarah, King K, Khalessi and Bit Bit. Sabiah is the reserve. At the semifinal on Sunday night, former monarch Tae announced she would not be returning to the contest. However, during the draw, the remaining contestants pulled their numbers. John Boss pulled position number one. He will be followed by Leilani, Ranesha, Kari, Zarie B, Mr Showman, Jayden Inniss and Lil Stathis. Joshua B is the reserve. (TG)
Barbados, Barbados Today, Inglês
2024-07-11 08:57:04
ASt Philip man will appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today on a criminal charge. Kelvin Dacosta Jones, 41, of Harrow Land, is accused of harbouring wanted man Demario Griffith. The post Jones accused of harbouring wanted man appeared first on Barbados Today.
Barbados, Nation News, Inglês
2024-07-11 01:38:13
Barbadians are being urged to review and update their preparedness plans for this hurricane season. The plea has come from Chief Fire Officer at the Barbados Fire Service (BFS), Errol Maynard. He noted that in addition to fire prevention, the BFS placed great priority on safeguarding property and the preservation of life. “We do more than respond to fires. We also do life safety, which encompasses rescue and advising on safety measures,” he said. The Chief Fire Officer recommended the following be done for this and every hurricane season: ·        Clean drains and waterways to prevent flooding. ·        Ensure shutters are in good condition and functional. ·        Have a competent person check your roof straps and rectify them, if required. ·        Clear debris and secure loose items which could become projectiles in high winds. Maynard also encouraged Barbadians to “work together to keep our nation safe”.  (PR/SAT)
Barbados, Barbados Today, Inglês
2024-07-11 01:36:05
137 Police are on the scene of an unnatural death at Little Diamond St Elizabeth, St Joseph. Officers at the District ‘F’ Police Station said they received a report around 2:40 p.m., that there was a lifeless man at a residence in the area. Lawmen visited the scene and confirmed the death of one man, while another was transported by ambulance to seek medical attention. This is the island’s 27th homicide for the year.
Barbados, Nation News, Inglês
2024-07-10 17:03:20
A union representing workers at South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics has called on its roughly 30,000 members to go on strike indefinitely, as part of its campaign for better pay and benefits. The announcement came on the last day of a three-day general strike being held by the National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU). The union said it had made the decision after management showed no intention of holding talks over its demands. The NSEU, which represents nearly a quarter of Samsung Electronics’ workers in South Korea, said its actions had disrupted production. Samsung has disputed these claims. “Samsung Electronics will ensure no disruptions occur in the production lines. The company remains committed to engaging in good faith negotiations with the union,” the firm told BBC News. However, the union said: “The company has no intention to engage in a dialogue even after the first general strike, thus we declare...
Barbados, Barbados Today, Inglês
2024-07-10 17:00:30
29 Police in Guyana have arrested a woman who attempted to kill her nine-year-old daughter and herself after her boyfriend said he wanted to end their relationship. Police said that the unidentified woman of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo had attempted to commit the crime after the boyfriend called them “wastes” and said he was ending the relationship. The police said that on Sunday, July 7, after the man left the house, the woman called her daughter and told her that her father was already dead and her stepfather did not want them, before she wounded the girl. “She then allegedly took a ‘chopper’ and chopped her daughter in her left arm in an attempt to kill her, but the child managed to escape and was rescued by a neighbour who took her to the Leonora Cottage Hospital,” police said. Police said that the child, whose father died about four years...
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