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Lopinot man, pet pitbull shot dead

Newsday  Police are investigating the murder of a 44-year-old Lopinot man after he was gunned down inside his home on Friday night. Police said Randy May was shot several times in the kitchen of his home at Surrey Village, Lopinot, at around 11.30 pm when a relative heard the gunfire.

Kidnapping witness found murdered; girlfriend shot

Trinidad Guardian    A wit­ness in a kid­nap­ping case was gunned down and his girl­friend shot and wound­ed while at their home in Cau­ra on Sun­day night. Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about 10 am res­i­dents of Up­per Cau­ra Roy­al Road heard sev­er­al gun­shots and up­on check­ing they found Jah­way Adams, 35, and his girl­friend bleed­ing from mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds. The gun­men, po­lice said, broke down the door to him home at Thomp­son Lane and opened fire on the cou­ple.

TT youth found in Syrian camp

Newsday  SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Su-Lay Su, 16, from Central Trinidad, who was snatched from his mother in Syria in January, has been found in a detention centre. A recent article in the UK newspaper The Telegraph headlined,Child of the Caliphate, said journalist Josie Ensor travelled to Syria in June and found him sewing hearts from paper and making bracelets with 80 other boys at the centre.

Flood Watch In Effect for SVG

Searchlight   A flood watch is now in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). As at 11 am, Tuesday, August 27, the Tropical Storm Warning for SVG was discontinued. Tropical Storm Dorian is moving through the Windward Islands and at 11:00 a.m. it was centred near 14.2N 61.2W or about 80 miles (128 km) north-north-west of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (85km/h), with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the centre.

Update Tropical Storm Dorian now affecting Barbados

At 8:00 p.m. Tropical Storm Dorian was centered near 13.0N, 59.1W which means that the center of the system is about now, passing to the south of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 60mph (95km/h), with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. The system continues to move towards the west-northwest at 14 mph (22 km/h).

Prime Minister: Saint Lucia on shutdown from 6pm

 The St. Lucia STAR   Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that the country will be shut down from 6pm today due to impending weather conditions.  The country is currently on Hurricane Watch with expected landfall at 2am Tuesday 27th August.  Speaking at a press conference moments ago, the Prime Minister said: “We are anticipating at this point that it can be a category one hurricane but given the hurricane is not due to hit until 2 o’clock in the morning, a lot can change. It is important that we take this extremely seriously,” he said.

Chef dies while celebrating birthday

| Jamaica Star   Police reports are that Thelwell was swimming in a pool on the property on Saturday evening when he allegedly got into difficulty and drowned. The police did not name the hotel. Distraught family members yesterday told THE STAR that they are dissatisfied with the manner the hotel responded after Thelwell got into difficulty.

Video Nation Update: Barbadians making final preparations ahead of the storm.

Tropical Storm Dorian gathers strength as it moves over the Caribbean

Accuweather   Dorian is a small storm, which will spare large areas from feeling its worst impacts. However, small storms can undergo rapid fluctuations in intensity. As a result, there is the potential for Dorian to reach hurricane status before reaching the Lesser Antilles. Should the storm undergo intensification into a hurricane prior to reaching the Lesser Antilles, the islands will endure an even greater risk of storm surge flooding and damaging winds.


Newsday    A 39-year-old woman, who was four months pregnant, was chopped to death early Sunday morning by a 19-year-old close male relative.  The teen is in police custody assisting with the investigation. The woman’s aunt, Rhoda Mack, was also stabbed in the head, neck and back and was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope. She is in stable condition.

Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Barbados

11:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Dorian was centered about 465 miles (750 km) east-southeast of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 40mph (65km/h), with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 25 miles (40 km) from the center. The system continues to move towards the west at 14 mph (22 km/h) and on this track, the center of Dorian is expected to pass over or near Barbados late Monday/early Tuesday. Residents are asked to take the necessary steps to safeguard themselves.

Tropical Storm watch remains in effect for Barbados

Description At 8:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Dorian was centered near 11.1N 52.1W or about 515 miles (830 km) east-southeast of Barbados. The system continues to move towards the west at 13 mph (20 km/h) and on this track, the center of Dorian is expected to pass over or near Barbados late Monday/early Tuesday. Instructions Residents are urged to monitor the progress of this system and listen for any updates issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services.

Weather Bulletin Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Depression #5 was upgraded to Tropical Storm ‘Dorian’ at 5:00 p.m this afternoon. At 5:00 p.m, the centre of the system was 725 miles (1165km) east-southeast of Barbados. A general westward motion is expected to continue tonight with a turn toward the west-northwest by tomorrow Sunday. On its present track, the centre of the system is expected to pass about 50 miles (80 km) to the north Barbados early Tuesday morning as a strong tropical storm. Instructions Residents are urged to monitor the progress of this system and listen for any updates issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services.

Meeting turn sours

Barbados Today A St Michael woman is living in fear over thousands of dollars she says people are now refusing to pay in a “meeting turn” leaving her exposed and at the mercy of angry participants in the savings scheme. After several people who got their “turns” refuse to continue to pay, 39-year-old Alicia Francis said she was now struggling to find the money she owes to disgruntled participants who are demanding their funds.

Video-Barbados Commissioner of Police: CCTV shows fire started in the kitchen

Penal victims’ throats were slit

Newsday An autopsy on the bodies of Shelly-Ann Ragoonanan, Wazir Mohammed and his brother Nazim Mohammed showed their throats had all been slit. Despite initial reports that they had been shot, pathologists at the Forensic Science Centre, Port of Spain established on Friday that Wazir, who was also shot twice in the chest, was the only one who had been shot.

British woman dies in Barbados after being set alight in her bed

The Guardian A British woman has died in Barbados after being doused with a flammable substance and set alight as she lay in bed. The family of Luton-born Natalie Crichlow said they were “shocked and devastated” by her death. Crichlow, 44, was visiting family on the island when she was attacked by an unknown intruder on 28 July.

Police link midday Maraval murder to Sandman's killing

Guardian Pre­lim­i­nary re­ports stat­ed that Shaquille was dri­ving out on­to the Morne Co­co Road at about 12.20 pm when a heav­i­ly tint­ed sil­ver SUV drove past and its oc­cu­pants opened fire. Shaquille died be­hind the steer­ing wheel. Po­lice be­lieve it's a reprisal shoot­ing for Vaughn 'Sand­man' Mieres, his wife, Ali­ka "Let­ty" De­here and two oth­ers' mur­der that oc­curred at his Las Cuevas home on Ju­ly 25.


HTS News

Caddle: Kenyatta’s visit a step in the right direction

Barbados Today Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, has hailed Barbados’ recent moves to deepen ties with African countries as a step in the right direction. Last week Prime Minister Mia Mottley hosted President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta on a three-day State visit, almost two months after the Ghanaian leader Nana Akufo-Addopaid paid an official visit to the island.


Rihanna Hits Up Crop Over in One of New York’s Coolest Labels

VOGUE World Rihanna never misses a chance to attend Crop Over, Barbados’s most prominent festival. It is one of the star’s favorite events, and each year she arrives in glamorous fashion. Just ahead of the annual Kadooment Day parade, where she will no doubt reveal another showstopping costume, she stepped out last night in St. Michael wearing one of New York’s coolest designers.