27-year-old remanded to prison in million-dollar drug bust

A twenty-seven-year-old St Patrick’s resident who appeared in court last Friday on charges linking him to last Tuesday’s million-dollar drug bust in the north of the island has been remanded to prison.  Kevin Phillip aka Ghatt, originally from Levera in St Patrick’s currently residing on the sister isles of Carriacou had no legal representation when …

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Dennery man swept away by sea

A Dennery man was swept away by the sea on Saturday and has not been seen since. The man has been identified as Vincent Marcel. Shawn Edwards, MP for the Dennery, wrote about the incident on his Facebook page. According to Edwards, two men from Aux Lyons went fishing at Povert Point near Louvet beach. …

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Dockyard inferno: two boats lost in fire

Firefighters tackled a blaze on two boats in Dockyard last night. Video footage from the fire showed both boats in flames and billowing smoke. Firefighters fought the blaze until both of the fire-damaged boats sank. A spokesman for the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service said: “At 6.27pm, the BFRS received a call reporting a houseboat …

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Pledge conference raises $1.5 billion in recovery funding and services

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Pledges for recovery funding and in-kind services rose to $1.5 billion at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging Conference yesterday. More than 300 local and international delegates attended the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) pledge conference at the Baha Mar resort. The pledges included initiatives in home-building and repair; educational assistance; renewable …

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Two injured in Bexon accident

Two people sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Bexon on Sunday morning, Dec. 15, according to a law enforcement source. The injured have been identified as Jean Rogers, 33, and Eugenia Serieux-Rogers, 32, who are both from Desruisseaux, Micoud, the source said. Reports indicate that the vehicle the duo were travelling in went …

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Police investigate hanging death of prisoner

Lawmen are presently investigating the death of a prisoner who was found hanging in bathroom at the Laborie Police Station on Saturday. The dead man has been identified as Shem Sinaise of Laborie. At a press briefing, Superintendent of Police, George Nicholas, said Sinaise was charged by the Vieux Fort Police with stealing and causing …

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Police and Immigration Officers Trained in Fraud Detection and Prevention

Officers from The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the Immigration Department have been trained to better identify fraudulent documents and human trafficking following a two-day training course on the Prevention and Detection of Fraud held at the Police Training School Nov. 26-27. Organized by the Embassy of the United States of America’s …

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RSS peacekeepers as pre-election unrest builds

Barbadian troops and police officers under the command of the Regional Security System (RSS) were tonight preparing to be deployed to Dominica to help maintain law and order, as unrest builds in the run-up to Friday’s general election. For a second day, supporters of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) blocked the main road to …

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Al-Jazeera’s Misguided Determination to Uncover Corruption in Caribbean

Displaying a woefully misguided determination to uncover corruption in the Caribbean, Al Jazeera’s investigation into the ‘Trade of diplomatic passports’ demonstrates that the broadcaster has little understanding of how and why small nations issue diplomatic passports. Many small-island nations, such as those in the Caribbean, do not have the luxury of having embassies stationed in …

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AG adamant to stamp out corruption in country

Attorney General Dale Marshall is adamant that Government will do all it can to stamp out corruption in this country. He expressed this sentiment during a recent courtesy call with British High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas. During the meeting, Mrs. Douglas disclosed that her office would soon release a publication entitled Toolkit: Investigation and Prosecution …

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Jamaican and Barbadian national charged

A Barbadian business man and a Jamaican national shall appear in court today on drug offence charges. Dacosta Brathwaite, 53, of #2 Chelston Gardens, Culloden Road, St. Michael and Jamaican national George Williams, 50, who has been staying at ‘Arjan’ Apartment #2, 1st Avenue, Accommodation Road, Bush Hall, St Michael were arrested on the 20th of …

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Disputes between contractors; importing skilled workers

Local investigations revealed that contractors called in from China to work on the Wyndham Sam Lord’s Caste Resort, were now being accused of forcing out the local Barbadian contractors. It was made apparent that they were having many a dispute over the building of the resort and the improper way the Barbadian contractors were being …

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Three persons injured in St.Thomas accident

Three persons are currently nursing injuries sustained in accident involving two vehicles in Strong Hope, St Thomas around 2:20 p.m this afternoon. Jocelyn Mascoll, the driver of one of the vechicles, suffered injuries to her hands, feet and chest while her passenger, Jalisa Mascoll suffered injuries to her left hip. The driver of the second …

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Police investigating shooting incident in Tudor Bridge

Police are currently investigating several reports of a shooting incident at Marshall and Parkinson Road, Tudor Bridge, St Michael. Officers were called to the area around 8:30 pm yesterday, after calls were made about a altercation After arriving, officers were informed by persons in the area that a man visited the area of Seales Avenue …

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