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Police probing death of 69-year-old man

Police are conducting investigations into the sudden death of a 69-year- old man. He was unresponsive when he was discovered around 3 p.m. by passers-by along Waterford, St Michael, today. He subsequently died at the scene. Read More

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Sealy: Cultural strategy in the works

A new strategy aimed at further building out the cultural industries is in the making. Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, made this disclosure as he addressed the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gold Awards Ceremony at Ilaro Court, last Friday. Sealy explained that the document was created... Read More

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Ambassador Hart signs protocol to amend DTA with Mauritius

Barbados and Mauritius have signed a Protocol amending the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the two countries. It was signed by Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, and Ambassador of Mauritius to the United States, Sooroojdev Phokeer. The Protocol amends the DTA that was signed in 2004 and came into force in... Read More

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Windies on the ropes chasing world record target

HAMILTON, New Zealand – Opener Kieran Powell completed a “pair” to leave West Indies in dire straits in their pursuit of a world record target of 444 runs, after Ross Taylor’s 17th Test hundred put New Zealand in a near invincible position, in the second and final Test here Monday. Resuming the third day at Seddon Park on 215 for eight... Read More

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Ambassador Hart signs protocol to amend DTA with Mauritius

Barbados and Mauritius have signed a Protocol amending the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the two countries. It was signed by Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, and Ambassador of Mauritius to the United States, Sooroojdev Phokeer. The Protocol amends the DTA that was signed in 2004 and came into force in... Read More

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Barbados welcomes Celebrity Silhouette to its shores

The luxury cruise ship, Celebrity Silhouette, from Celebrity Cruises is the sixth inaugural cruise ship to make a call on the Port of Bridgetown for the season. Captain George Iatrou and the crew of Celebrity Silhouette, which was on a 12-day Caribbean cruise, were greeted by Richard Sealy, the Minister of Tourism and International Transport,... Read More

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Farmers report challenging year for dairy industry

Veteran dairy farmers, Annette Beckett and Keith Cyrus of Meka Co. Ltd., have found themselves in the winner’s circle again, after coming out on top of PINEHILL’s Best Quarterly Milk Quality Awards for the third quarter of 2017. The farm also won the award in the first quarter of this year. It has been a year of firsts for the farm, which... Read More

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Barbados Port Inc. welcomes MSC Fantasia

Barbados Port Inc. welcomed the stylish MSC Fantasia to the Port of Bridgetown for its inaugural call last Friday morning. The 18-deck ship is the first Italian ship of the Fantasia-class. It has been in operation since 2008 and offers a typical Italian atmosphere onboard. Speaking at the official inaugural ceremony and plaque exchange,... Read More

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Windies on the ropes chasing world record target

HAMILTON, New Zealand – Opener Kieran Powell completed a “pair” to leave West Indies in dire straits in their pursuit of a world record target of 444 runs, after Ross Taylor’s 17th Test hundred put New Zealand in a near invincible position, in the second and final Test here Monday. Resuming the third day at Seddon Park on 215 for eight... Read More

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Silver surfer

Barbados’ surfing sensation Chelsea Tuach made a big splash over the weekend to claim a historic silver medal at the 13th Pan American Surfing Games in Peru. The 22-year-old Tuach made her country proud by capturing Barbados’ first ever medal at the event, but missed out on the gold in controversial circumstances involving Ornella Pellizzari... Read More

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Two new titans of road tennis

Road tennis fans were given a peek into the future when the Lions And Leo Club Of Barbados 30 And Under Tournament climaxed at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Tennis Facility on Saturday night. And the future screamed Darius “Baracus” Gaskin and Rachel Smith! Rains the previous night had prevented the playing of the 21-30 finals in the Touch... Read More

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Barbados on top in shooting tournament

Barbados once again copped the majority of awards at the recently concluded three-day International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) national competition. Participants from Canada, Jamaica, Guyana, Grenada, and host country Barbados descended on the Barbados Rifle Association for the competition. In the production division, Rodney... Read More

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Knighthood a form of enslavement

I do not want my grandchildren to grow up in Barbados, the country we love as home, feeling insecure, or for that matter, as psychologically tormented as Professor Sir Hilary Beckles or many of the other well-educated Barbadians who are missing that one thread that allows them to feel liberated mentally and psychologically from the scars of... Read More

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Govt lagging on sewage problem

I refer to the article in [Friday’s] WEEKEND Nation and the introductory: “No cancellation of bookings and no angry visitors leaving their paradise vacations this time around”. Frankly, you let the Barbados Water Authority and the government off the hook far too easily. Someone should give their collective head a shake. The situation... Read More

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Krystle Clear: Celebrating Anti-Corruption Day . . . or are we?

December 9th, 2017 will be celebrated globally as Anti-Corruption Day, which is an initiative spearheaded by the United Nations Convention. Corruption is defined as “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery”. With this in mind, it becomes disheartening to discover that the legislation and tools to... Read More

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Hold civil servants accountable

The Auditor General’s report and the NIS Actuarial Review were recently published in Barbados, and we have had the familiar public debate about the quality of governance at public institutions in Barbados, especially the lateness of financial statements. We are all wondering how this can go on every year. The many negative comments made... Read More

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Jus-Jay through to 2018 Red Bull 3Style World Finals

Disc jockey Justin Jus-Jay King will be carrying the Barbados flag in the Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII next year. The DJ was named as one of three wild cards this morning in the event which will take place in Krakow, Poland. Barbadian Andre DJ Puffy Parris won the 2016 staging of the competition. Read More

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles − The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, Carrie Fisher. “I want to dedicate tonight to Carrie, who is up there right now flipping me the bird, saying ‘Damn... Read More

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Francine sings!

Barbadian-born calypso legend Singing Francine was a hit with both adults and children at the 22nd annual edition of the Rotary Club’s Carols By Candlelight at Ilaro Court last night. Her real name Francine Edwards, she said it was her first ever Christmas performance in her native land. Read More

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Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honour from Britain’s Prince Charles

LONDON – Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran received an MBE – a British state honour – for services to music and charity from Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. The 26-year-old Shape of You singer was the most-streamed artist on music service Spotify globally in 2017, and his third album Divide, topped the US... Read More

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