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Rihanna sues her dad 

Rihanna today filed a federal lawsuit in California alleging that her father was trading on their surname, Fenty, which she made famous, for financial gain. Rihanna, 30, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, alleged in the suit against Ronald Fenty and his business partner, Moses Joktan Perkins, the two men “have egregiously and fraudulently misrepresented to third parties and ...

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Youth Ambassadors’ prescription for gun violence

Increased awareness about the abundance of employment opportunities within the region could play a vital role in reducing gun violence in Barbados. This is the view of newly-appointed Barbados Youth Ambassador to CARICOM, Chad Monerville, who believes that high unemployment is a major factor in the increased gun play, which has already claimed three lives in 2019. “We need to ...

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Stick to targets, economist urges

President of the Barbados Economic Society (BES) Shane Lowe says he is not surprised by the recent upgrade of Barbados’ regional scale local currency rating by ratings agency Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS). At the same time, the economist is warning that for the Barbados economy to enjoy continued improvement and for a boost in confidence, Government ...

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Arm partially severed in dispute

A disturbance at Glendairy Road, near Bank Hall, St Michael, which many believe to be domestic, left one man with an almost-severed left arm and deep lacerations to his leg, residents told Barbados TODAY. They say the violent incident, which occurred around 11 o’clock Tuesday morning disturbed the otherwise quiet community. Police confirmed that Alban Mottley, 52, of Newbury, St ...

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Murder and mayhem

In approximately 12 hours from 11 p.m. on Monday night, police have been left to investigate a bloody trio of incidents that left one man dead, another with multiple gunshots about his body and yet another with an almost severed hand and deep leg lacerations. A painful chorus of wailing and weeping echoed through Barbarees Gardens, St Michael after a ...

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Local beaches ranked among the best

Three of Barbados’ beaches have made the cut as best of the best in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2018 by one of the world’s largest online publication flightnetwork.com. According to the online source, Bathsheba beach was ranked #11, Harrismith beach #28 and Crane beach #48. Flightnetwork did not explain how it arrived at the various rankings, but provided ...

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Disaster management to get major boost

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is proposing a multi-million dollar project that would enable the region to step up its game in the areas of building resilience, saving lives, and creating resilient states. This morning, CDEMA, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), and the Bjoern Steiger Stiftung Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the provision of ...

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Health hazard

Residents of Chapel Gap, Paynes Bay, St James are not happy that a minibus has been abandoned on an unoccupied private property for many years, and that the owner of the property is saying that he is not paying to move it. Barbados TODAY understands that the minibus, which has been on the property for over ten years, has now ...

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Haitians bind

Five months after removing visa requirements for Haitians to enter Barbados, Government is tinkering with the idea of placing new travel restrictions on the French-speaking neighbour. This revelation comes from Barbados’ Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Comissiong. Making it clear that legally Barbados cannot return to the days of visa requirements, Comissiong told Barbados TODAY that Government was meeting ...

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‘Missing’ convict imprisoned

Twenty-nine-year-old Jamar Crichlow of Lears, St Michael, had pleaded guilty to having apparatus fit for the misuse of a controlled drug – cocaine – on November, 17, last year.  He was sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment so that he could be considered for the Drug Treatment Court, but he went missing. On January 10 this year, his mother, ...

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