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West Indies struggle in opening session at the Oval

BRIDGETOWN – The West Indies, who won the toss and batted, were struggling on 72 for three in 27 overs at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup three-match series at Kensington Oval here Sunday. The not out batsmen are opener Kieran Powell on 29 and middle order batsman Roston Chase, on 23.... Read More

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$22 million property sale

THE REAL ESSTATE sector is trying to find a buyer for a proposed luxury villa and cottage in St James. Octopus’ Garden, a 1.25 acre beach front property in Weston, St James, is on the market for $22 million. The west coast property has planning permission for a luxury seven-bed villa and two-bed cottage. “The plans are designed by renowned... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Revisit models of economic development

SINCE THE WORLD of 2008/2009, Caribbean countries have found it increasingly difficult to generate, much less sustain, any significant rates of economic growth that could ease some of the challenges faced particularly on the fiscal side. That problem is compounded by the fact that many of our countries still rely to a large extent on economic... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: The Mother Of All Budgets

BEFORE THE END of May – that is, in a few short weeks – the Freundel Stuart administration is going to unveil its new budgetary proposals for the fiscal year that started on April 1. It’s going to have to be the mother of all Budgets. Like the Massive Ordinance Air Blast, better known as the Mother Of All Bombs, dropped on suspected terrorist... Read More

octopus-gardens-042417

$22 million property sale

THE REAL ESSTATE sector is trying to find a buyer for a proposed luxury villa and cottage in St James. Octopus’ Garden, a 1.25 acre beach front property in Weston, St James, is on the market for $22 million. The west coast property has planning permission for a luxury seven-bed villa and two-bed cottage. “The plans are designed by renowned... Read More

asiseethings-new

AS I SEE THINGS: Revisit models of economic development

SINCE THE WORLD of 2008/2009, Caribbean countries have found it increasingly difficult to generate, much less sustain, any significant rates of economic growth that could ease some of the challenges faced particularly on the fiscal side. That problem is compounded by the fact that many of our countries still rely to a large extent on economic... Read More

hoyosfile-new

THE HOYOS FILE: The Mother Of All Budgets

BEFORE THE END of May – that is, in a few short weeks – the Freundel Stuart administration is going to unveil its new budgetary proposals for the fiscal year that started on April 1. It’s going to have to be the mother of all Budgets. Like the Massive Ordinance Air Blast, better known as the Mother Of All Bombs, dropped on suspected terrorist... Read More

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Five keys to smart fiscal policy

WE LIVE IN A world of dramatic economic change. Rapid technological innovation has fundamentally reshaped the way we live and work. International trade and finance, migration, and worldwide communications have made countries more interconnected than ever, exposing workers to greater competition from abroad. While these changes have brought... Read More

shimron-hetmyer

West Indies struggle in opening session at the Oval

BRIDGETOWN – The West Indies, who won the toss and batted, were struggling on 72 for three in 27 overs at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup three-match series at Kensington Oval here Sunday. The not out batsmen are opener Kieran Powell on 29 and middle order batsman Roston Chase, on 23.... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Trapped in the spin cycle

MAYBE IT’S TIME for another change to West Indies cricket’s badge of identity, at least in Tests. No point bringing back the old one, the original coconut palm motif worn from the pre-Test days and encompassing all the great names right up to the mid-1990s. Apparently the switch had something to do with lack of copyright, as no revenue could... Read More

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Nurse blazes away

ASHLEY NURSE was on fire yesterday. The Barbados Pride and West Indies limited-overs all-rounder smashed an unbeaten 80 off 47 balls to lift Gladiola to a third successive victory in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Sagicor General Twenty20 competition. Playing in the second match of a double-header at Waterford, Gladiola beat hosts Combermere... Read More

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Dottin’s XI take Boyce crown

DOTTIN’S XI are champions of the 11th annual Chance La Brasserie Keith Boyce Memorial Cricket Competition, thrashing Boscobel by 124 runs in an anti-climactic affair on Heroes Day at the Keith Boyce Pavilion, Diamond Corner, St Peter. In ideal conditions, Dottin’s XI tallied 247 in 34.4 overs and dismissed Boscobel for 123 in 20.1 overs to... Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Not seeing the tree for the forest

“Large-scale launderers know that the place to hide a tree is in the forest.” – Barbados Attorney-General’s Office. ANYTIME I WANT to hide a tree, that is where I go. But the above one-liner seems like a rather flippant way of dismissing the United States State Department’s recent report on money laundering. It cited Barbados among the world’s... Read More

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ALBERT BRANDFORD: Enemy of the people

THERE WAS A time when some of us in the media regarded the St Lucy MP Denis Kellman as a “maverick politician” especially during his sojourn in Opposition when he was given to making public statements that appeared contrary to his party’s message. Indeed, Kellman seemed to revel in the role and bolstered that image with rambling enigmatic... Read More

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PETER WICKHAM: The French vote

IT IS CURIOUS that in the same week the United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced an early snap election, the French voted in the first round of their presidential poll. The French electoral process is naturally less familiar to us in the Anglophone Caribbean; however, the electoral system and this particular election should intrigue... Read More

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GET REAL: Enemy of the State

IF YOU ARE considered an enemy of the State you are in good company. Go and stand on the platform next to Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali. An enemy of the State is oftentimes a friend of the people. The State is never God and is not always good. Recognising this, God created something called democracy and... Read More

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Rocking Rick!

IT TOOK THE electrifying performance of Lil Rick to re-energise the thousands who attended Friday night’s Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival Vintage Reggae Show. And the dynamo did it hours after being involved in a crash in which his SUV was severely damaged, leading to speculation that he might not be fit to perform. Read More

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Highs and lows of Vintage

IT WAS A NIGHT when Murphy’s Law kicked in at the 2017 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival Vintage Show Friday night: anything that could go wrong did. It was a power failure, according to co-emcee Admiral Nelson, that destroyed the mixer board and halted the performance of Jamaican artiste Flourgon as he rode the dance hall riddims. It was... Read More

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Shirley Stewart starts off Vintage night

IT TOOK 40 YEARS for Shirley Stewart and The Escorts International to play again and they fittingly did so on the Digicel Vintage Reggae stage at Kensington Oval tonight. The six-member band was the first Bajan act on stage as deejays got the growing crowd warmed up. While the grounds had lots of elbow room, the 3Ws Stand was packed.... Read More

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The Pot is back

THE POT will be hot and bubbling again this year as the fire has already been stoked. That assurance has come from Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, while revealing that the popular Cohobblopot will once again be a part of Barbados’ Crop Over Festival calendar. There was no Cohobblopot last year, while in 2015 the event was replaced... Read More

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