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DLP head: Conviction a ‘cautionary tale’

In early reaction to the conviction of Democratic Labour Party stalwart Donville Inniss on bribery-related money laundering and conspiracy charges, president Verla De Peiza tonight said the verdict should serve as a warning for public officials. She told Barbados TODAY: “It is also a cautionary tale for all politicians, persons in public life, and corporate […] The post DLP head: ...

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St Albans murder: Of counsellors and coping

For the second time in three months, grief counsellors are headed to a school to help children and teachers cope with the trauma of a brazen slaying. But Principal of the St. Albans Primary School, Wendine Prince, said her pupils have had to deal with the loss of loved one at least twice before in […] The post St Albans ...

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Another toast … to breathalyzer

Another major rum-maker has thrown support behind Government’s introduction of breathalyzer testing, saying the distillery also wants people to drink rum responsibly. Managing Director of the West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd, Andrew Hassell, said he saw the introduction of breathalyzer testing as a positive development for the country. He was commenting briefly on the development […] The post Another toast ...

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Arthur’s medicine for carrier’s revival

Owen Arthur has warned his former counterpart in the Caribbean that the beleaguered regional carrier LIAT won’t survive their imposition of hefty airport taxes. The newly appointed chairman of LIAT – who, when Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, himself raised a raft of travel taxes and fees to pay for the expansion of the […] The post Arthur’s medicine ...

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Prosecutors detail how Inniss abused his position

Prosecutors Sylvia Shweder and David Gopstein this morning convinced a 12-member jury that Donville Inniss had accepted two bribes from the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) and that he had conspired to commit money laundering. Their submissions led to Inniss being convicted of two counts of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering […] The post Prosecutors detail ...

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Protecting the children of domestic and partner violence

Before I get into the meat of the matter for this week, let me offer all my best wishes to my friend, Peter Wickham, and his partner on their recent union. Peter and I had known each other mainly from the political arena for a number of years. Our early conversations were primarily about the […] The post Protecting the ...

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Jury begins deliberations

After more than five hours of summation and arguments this morning, a 12-member jury has started deliberations in the Donville Inniss’ bribery trial.  A tense looking Inniss had paid close attention to the proceedings which got started just after 9 a.m. The former government minister is charged with two counts of money laundering along with […] The post Jury begins ...

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Jury begins deliberations

After more than five hours of summation and arguments this morning, a 12-member jury has started deliberations in the Donville Inniss’ bribery trial.  A tense looking Inniss had paid close attention to the proceedings which got started just after 9 a.m. The former government minister is charged with two counts of money laundering along with […] The post Jury begins ...

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Jury begins deliberations

After more than five hours of summation and arguments this morning, a 12-member jury has started deliberations in the Donville Inniss’ bribery trial.  A tense looking Inniss had paid close attention to the proceedings which got started just after 9 a.m. The former government minister is charged with two counts of money laundering along with […] The post Jury begins ...

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Jury begins deliberations

After more than five hours of summation and arguments this morning, a 12-member jury has started deliberations in the Donville Inniss’ bribery trial.  A tense looking Inniss had paid close attention to the proceedings which got started just after 9 a.m. The former government minister is charged with two counts of money laundering along with […] The post Jury begins ...

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