Morning update via Barbados Today May 23, 2017

Culture Minister Stephen Lashley announces an increased subvention for Barbados Association of Masqueraders. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite says he plans to hold parents responsible for their children’s violent behaviour. Share :


Ariana Grande responds to concert attack, says she’s ‘so so sorry,’ reportedly suspends world tour

Ariana Grande took to Twitter to respond to what’s being labeled a “terrorist incident” at her Manchester concert that left 22 dead and 59 people wounded. She tweeted a short message following the tragedy in the U.K., stating she was “broken” and speechless. Her manager, Scooter Braun, also tweeted expressing his thoughts following the attack. “Tonight, our […]


Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to taking necessary steps to “fight terrorism”. Israel and the Palestinians have not held peace talks for three years and Mr Trump […]


Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. A man set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday, in what Theresa May called a “sickening” act. Armed police […]


Morning update via Barbados Today May 22, 2017

The PM lauds the CBB for its 45 years of service. A BLP MP is concerned about the amount of pressure placed non-profit foundations. Police are still on the hunt for gunman responsible for Friday night’s shooting. Share :


Arsenal: Stan Kroenke says Gunners shares ‘are not, and have never been, for sale’

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke says his shares “are not, and have never been, for sale”. The American’s company released a statement on Monday following the recent £1bn bid by Alisher Usmanov to take full control of the Gunners. Kroenke Sports and Entertainment added it was “a committed, long-term investor in Arsenal and will remain […]


Indonesian police arrest 141 men over ‘gay sex party’

Indonesian police have arrested 141 men attending what they called a “gay sex party” at a sauna in the capital Jakarta late on Sunday. Police said attendees, including a Briton and a Singaporean, paid 185,000 rupiahs ($14; £10) to attend. Indonesia has witnessed increasing hostility towards its small and low-profile LGBTQ community. Homosexuality is not […]

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