Monday 19 November, 2018

Year In Review: News stories which shook Barbados

As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at the news stories which greatly captured your attention.

 

5, UPDATE: Police name woman shot at ATM

Gun-related crimes rocked Barbados this year and news of a woman being shot while using the ATM shocked many. 

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4, Shooting victim, Rihanna's cousin, caught in neighbourhood war

This recent shooting brought the number of murders in Barbados to 30, with 23 being as a result of gun violence. This particular shooting caught international headlines, as the victim was the cousin of Barbadian superstar, Rihanna.

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3, UPDATE: DEM wants no casualties; Resume business with caution

While the 2017 Hurricane season was devastating for many of our Caribbean neighbors, Barbados was blessed not to be seriously affected. 

And as persons waited to find out if to return to work after a Tropical Storm Warning was lifted, much debate ensued. 

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2, Pensionable age goes up in 2018

As discussions surrounding the National Insurance Scheme increased among many Barbadians, persons learned that the pensionable age will no longer be 66.

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1, Emotions run high as three appear in court for Kadooment Day shooting

This article gave a face to the perpetrators of violent crimes in Barbados, as three young men appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court to answer charges for the shooting on Kadooment Day, which left one dead and more than 20 persons injured.

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