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More than 100 Haitian migrants rescued at sea

MIAMI – The United States Coast Guard says it has rescued 151 Haitian migrants and handed them over to the Royal Bahamian Defense Force on Friday. “The transfer is a combination of two separate interdiction cases in which Coast Guard aircrews and cutter crews located and rescued these migrants,” the US Coast Guard said. It said a Coast Guard Air ...

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Two people shot in the Barbados capital

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Police were on Friday investigating a shooting incident which occurred sometime after 3 p.m. in the area of the Fairchild Street Market. A 41-year-old woman and a man in his late 30 were shot during the incident. Preliminary investigations are that the assailant saw the male who is known to him in the area of the Fairchild ...

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Two people shot in the Barbados capital

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Police were on Friday investigating a shooting incident which occurred sometime after 3 p.m. in the area of the Fairchild Street Market. A 41-year-old woman and a man in his late 30 were shot during the incident. Preliminary investigations are that the assailant saw the male who is known to him in the area of the Fairchild ...

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Barbados PM defends controversial National Social Responsibility Levy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has defended the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) saying the country was dealing “incrementally” with a ‘serious deficit problem”: Addressing stakeholders to the Barbados Social Partnership meeting here, Stuart defended the near 400 percent increase in the NSRL amid calls from the trade unions and the private sector for either a reduction or ...

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Barbados PM defends controversial National Social Responsibility Levy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has defended the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) saying the country was dealing “incrementally” with a ‘serious deficit problem”: Addressing stakeholders to the Barbados Social Partnership meeting here, Stuart defended the near 400 percent increase in the NSRL amid calls from the trade unions and the private sector for either a reduction or ...

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Big mistake LIAT: Pitcher against CEO appointment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The decision to appoint Barbadian Julie Reifer-Jones as the new chief executive officer of the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT has been described as nothing short of a mistake by frequent flyer and airline commentator Robert Pitcher. The regional businessman told Barbados TODAY he had absolutely no confidence that Reifer-Jones could turn around the fortunes of the troubled ...

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Big mistake LIAT: Pitcher against CEO appointment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The decision to appoint Barbadian Julie Reifer-Jones as the new chief executive officer of the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT has been described as nothing short of a mistake by frequent flyer and airline commentator Robert Pitcher. The regional businessman told Barbados TODAY he had absolutely no confidence that Reifer-Jones could turn around the fortunes of the troubled ...

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Illegal Guyanese national caught stealing a chocolate sent packing

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A 52-year-old Guyanese man who stole a chocolate, gave police the wrong name and has been living here illegally for the past ten years was handed over to immigration officials today after admitting to a theft charge in a Bridgetown court. William Horold King, who resided at Park Road, Chancery Lane, Christ Church, went into the Savings ...

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Illegal Guyanese national caught stealing a chocolate sent packing

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A 52-year-old Guyanese man who stole a chocolate, gave police the wrong name and has been living here illegally for the past ten years was handed over to immigration officials today after admitting to a theft charge in a Bridgetown court. William Horold King, who resided at Park Road, Chancery Lane, Christ Church, went into the Savings ...

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Barbadian fugitive arrested in South Carolina

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbadian fugitive Hainsley Browne, accused of defrauding elderly victims in Barbados of approximately USD$130,000, has been arrested in South Carolina, U.S. His arrest last weekend follows a two-year joint investigation between the Diplomatic Security Service’s Regional Security Office at the United States Embassy and the Royal Barbados Police Force. Law enforcement authorities  discovered that Browne had assumed ...

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