Waitress charged with stealing cellphone

A 28-year-old woman was expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate charged with larceny of a cellular phone from the home of an Erin woman.

Jinelle Cowie, a waitress, of Agapito Trace, Santa Flora, was charged by WPC Avalon Monsegue of Erin Police Station with larceny on Sunday.

The 31-year-old victim, of Carapal Road, Erin, reported to the Erin Police Station that around 1 pm on Saturday, she left her Samsung J2 Prime cellular phone, valued at $2,500 on a chair in her living room and went out.

She claims that upon returning, she discovered the phone missing.

Marijuana, cellphone found outside Golden Grove prison

Police are investigating the discovery of marijuana, a cellphone and cigarette lighters outside of the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca.

The discovery was made after 5pm Monday.

The find included 16 packets of marijuana, two cigarette lighters and a cellphone wrapped in plastic bound by rubber bands.

At the time of this report it was not yet clear how the discovery was made but police believe the items were destined for inside the prison as contraband.

We'' update this report when we get more.

Barbados seeks to impose tax on use of cellphones

The Barbados Government has introduced legislation amending the Value Added Tax (VAT) to allow for a 22 per cent tax on voice and other transmissions from cellphones.

Finance Minister Chris Sinckler told legislators on Tuesday night that the tax, which goes into effect from January 1, next year, will raise BDS$14 million (One Barbados dollar =US$0.50 cents) annually that would go towards funding university scholarships.