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Guardian supports science effort

THE GUARDIAN GROUP will be involved in this year’s Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). Since its inception in 2012, the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) has been offering SPISE to Caribbean high-school students who are gifted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The objective... Read More

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Insurers must count

INSURANCE COMPANIES OPERATING in Barbados will face major changes in the requirements for contract accounting. Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced that insurers will need to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 17 for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. PwC said IFRS... Read More

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New telephone numbers for BMHS

MEMBERS OF THE public are advised that the telephone numbers for the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS) have changed. To contact the BMHS, persons may call 538-0201, 537-1956 or fax 537-5946. Read More

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Barcelona football player Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial 

SPAIN’S SUPREME COURT on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed. The five-times World Player of the Year is unlikely to go to prison, however. Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty by a Catalan... Read More

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Guardian supports science effort

THE GUARDIAN GROUP will be involved in this year’s Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). Since its inception in 2012, the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) has been offering SPISE to Caribbean high-school students who are gifted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The objective... Read More

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Insurers must count

INSURANCE COMPANIES OPERATING in Barbados will face major changes in the requirements for contract accounting. Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced that insurers will need to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 17 for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. PwC said IFRS... Read More

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Parris now certified

BARBADIAN LOUIS PARRIS recently earned the Certified Advanced AML Audit Specialist (CAMS-Audit) credential from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). The CAMS-Audit designation is an advanced-level certification and is the first of its kind in the AML and financial crime prevention community. CAMS-Audit... Read More

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Customs hold-up a concern

BARBADOS IS MISSING out on important technical assistance because of the failure to add Customs to the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). The delay is also causing “significant stagnation” and “harm” to Customs administration in Barbados, says an International Monetary Fund institution based here. This concern was raised last month by... Read More

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Barcelona football player Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial 

SPAIN’S SUPREME COURT on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed. The five-times World Player of the Year is unlikely to go to prison, however. Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty by a Catalan... Read More

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Tough England tour in summer

CHIEF SELECTOR Courtney Browne has warned that West Indies should brace for a difficult tour of England this summer, but says the young regional side should use the experience as a learning curve in building for the future. West Indies face the hosts in a three-Test tour starting in August. They have not won a series in England in 29 years... Read More

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Gems look to shine brighter

THE BAJAN GEMS’ historic netball win over Jamaica in Kingston was just the start of a greater journey for local netball. That goal was outlined by the triumphant Barbados unit that returned to warm greetings from friends, family and both junior and senior players at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Tuesday night. Read More

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Players revel in joy of a bridge game

DESPITE BEING CONSIDERED one of the world’s most popular sports, bridge continues to be one of Barbados’ hidden treasures. Barbados Bridge League president Roglyn Hinds says Barbadians need to reshuffle their views on the card game which would allow them to recognise its true value. Read More

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Bagging plastic bags

AS WE INCH EVER CLOSER to eliminating plastic bags from supermarkets, I have to ask an important question: Has any of this been thought out? Supporters of the initiative point to the positive impact on landfills and on the environment as a major reason, but is that benefit truly relevant? For instance, on May 22 on CBC, a Mr Eastmond from... Read More

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Lesson from the donkey

JACKASSES SOMETIMES EXHIBIT greater insight than humans. The Christian Bible contains a story in Numbers 22:21-39 about a prophet called Balaam, who displeased God. Because of this, God sent one of his angels with the sword to punish Balaam while he was riding his donkey on a journey. Read More

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Let us choose, please

PLEASE PERMIT ME to respond to Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault and her notion that Barbados should decriminalise same-sex conduct [as stated in last Thursday’s DAILY NATION]. Where does Canada – and indeed the High Commissioner – derive the moral authority to provide leadership on this question of choice? Is it that Barbados is... Read More

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Church can help youth

WE HAVE SOME incredible young Barbadians who are excelling in music, sports, academics, culture and other arenas. Perhaps we should celebrate them more and provide additional resources for their development as they are certainly doing credit to our beloved nation. Unfortunately, there are those at the other end of the spectrum who make... Read More

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Shaft 'forgot' he gave song to DeeVine

TRINIDADIAN SONGWRITER JASON “Shaft” Bishop says he “genuinely forgot” that he had sent the same song to DeeVine in 2015 when he sold it to Nikita this year. Responding to the controversy surrounding the song released by Nikita for Crop Over 2017 entitled Same Way, Shaft Vibes Entertainment said Shaft expressed regret at the turn of events.... Read More

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Fans beg Justin Bieber to cancel dates

LOS ANGELES – Fans of Justin Bieber pleaded on Tuesday for his upcoming British tour dates to be cancelled, underscoring the potential repercussions to music acts with a young fan base from the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Canadian Bieber, 23, is due to play an open-air concert at London’s Hyde Park in July.... Read More

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Controversy as Nikita releases song already sung by DeeVine

CONTROVERSY HAS HIT Crop Over early in the season. Barbadian artiste Nikita released a song on Monday called Same Way with an official lyric video on YouTube for the Crop Over 2017 season. The writing credits list Trinidadian Jason "Shaft" Bishop, Scott Galt, Mike Hulsmeier and Nikita Browne. Read More

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1Love concert on again

FOR THE FIRST time, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons will grace the 1Love stage with Machel Montano this Crop Over season. That announcement was made earlier today as the partial line-up for the concert being held on August 6 was revealed. Since there is no Cohobblopot, the concert will, as usual, fill the void for party lovers. Read More

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