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Barbados remains a safe and secure place for residents and visitors despite a recent spike in crime.
And, with the Crop Over season expected to move into high gear over the coming weeks, Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, has sounded the warning bell to expect more stop and searches as lawmen seek to weed out the criminal element and ensure the safety of others.
Members of the public are advised that fraudulent messages have been circulating on Facebook and by cell phone purporting to come from Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Unnatural Death of a 58 year old St. Michael woman, which occurred sometime around 9:00 pm, on Monday the 17th of July 2017, whilst at University Drive, Black Rock, St. Michael.
Due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Don, regional airline LIAT has cancelled some flights for today Tuesday July 18th 2017.
MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands. Tropical Storm Warning issued for Grenada and Tropical Storm Watch issued for Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The government of Guyana has made public, the names of 57 prisoners that were granted early release in an attempt to reduce the population of displaced Camp Street inmates.
St Jude Hospital in St. Lucia is reporting a significant increase in the number of cases of conjunctivitis, more commonly referred to in St Lucia as “red eye”, in the south of the island over the past two weeks. St Jude Hospital has recorded 47 cases of “red eye” so far for the month of July. The hospital registered just two cases of red eye for all of June.
MORE than 37,000 people visited this country during the Carnival period this year spending an estimated $334 million in 19 days. This data which was provided by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) was disclosed yesterday in a release by the Ministry of Planning and Development.
AN EXTENSIVE campaign titled ‘#PaceYourself’ to encourage Barbadians to drink responsibly has been launched by Mount Gay Distilleries for its current financial year.
Commercial Director Remy-cointreau Barbados, David Sealy said that as the oldest rum producer in Barbados, now celebrating 314 years, Mount Gay decided it had a responsibility to ensure that the society is consuming its product responsibly.
A murder accused, who attempted to flee during the fire that destroyed the Georgetown Prison, was recaptured in the vicinity of the maximum security prison, a police spokesman said Monday.