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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: All kind ah species pon de road

ON TODAY’S EPISODE of Bajan Geographic we’ve got the different types of driverzonians. Sometimes there are cross-breeds but today we will look at all of the original species. First up is the Turtlesaurous Rex. these particular types of drivers have often been BARP members for ten or more years and they are easy to spot. If you see them... Read More

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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: We can learn from Samuels

Oh, what a joy and the glory must be, those endless Sabbaths blessed one see; Crown for the valiant, to weary one rest, God shall be all and in all ever blest. – Hymn 235: verse 1 A). IT WAS VERY TOUCHING to have read in last Thursday’s DAILY NATION that former West Indies Test batsman Marlon Samuels had donated JAM$1.5 million (US$11 700)... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Reconnect truth and governance

“The lies in politics worry me. But that is not what worries me most. What worries most is our collective political indifference and acceptance of the lies. That is a problem for our democracy, politics and governance.” – Dr Ronnie Yearwood AT THE OUTSET of his lecture on Governance And Truth, Dr Ronnie Yearwood, a Barbadian who lives and... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Side chick with not much benefits

DEAR CHRISTINE, Rich and I have been best friends with benefits for nine years. He has a live-in girlfriend, and they have an 11-month-old son together. The two of them are always fighting and yelling, and I’m always the peacemaker. I helped in raising their child so often that the boy called me mum before he said it to his real mother.... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: The odds favour renewable energy

THE BIGGEST BATTLE for renewable energy’s ubiquitous adoption by Barbados and the Caribbean is yet to be won and it will be the hardest. There is no one who would deny the environmental benefits of renewable energy. However, our reality is for most Barbadians, it has always been about money. In the early days of renewable energy technology,... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Oil prices posing a big risk

THE PATRICK HANOHAN LECTURE, hosted by the Central Bank recently, predictably, touched on the global economic crisis and the options for Barbados. As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) came up repeatedly, Hanohan’s experience from riding out the crisis in Ireland left me with a couple of nuggets: have a clear plan and, secondly, communicate... Read More

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THE ISSUE: Energy sector reform benefits economy

OVER THE YEARS, analysts have argued that Barbados’ high energy costs made the productive sectors, especially manufacturers, uncompetitive when compared to their counterparts in other countries, especially Trinidad and Tobago. This was largely due to the fact that Barbados is a net importer of fossil fuels while its neighbour is a net exporter.... Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: The truth and the corporate truth

STORYTELLING HAS ALWAYS been a way of communicating a particular agenda to your audience. However, telling stories has also been associated with people who are being distant from the truth. Interestingly enough, in recent times, storytelling has become a major method of communication in corporate life. More and more, storytelling is seen as... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: 12 Carifta medals just not cutting it

BARBADOS GOT ONLY 12 medals from the CARIFTA Games. That’s far below the threshold and the 20 projected before the squad left for Curacao. Those in charge will have to analyse the reasons for the low return but, at the same time, we must praise those who got silverware and be supportive of those who didn’t, because I believe they all tried... Read More

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Holder: Windies in a tough phase

KINGSTON – Embattled West Indies captain Jason Holder conceded yesterday his inexperienced side were enduring a difficult period, after they suffered a seven-wicket thrashing at the hands of Pakistan on the last day of the opening cricket Test at Sabina Park. Behind by 121 runs on first innings, the Windies started the second day on 93... Read More

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St Barnabas whip Blackbirds ‘B’

FORMER CHAMPIONS Pine Hill St Barnabas crushed UWI Signia Blackbirds “B” 41-26 when the Barbados Netball Association’s Division 1 netball league continued at the Netball Stadium on Monday night. In a rather dull encounter, St Barnabas established their early dominance with an 8-0 opening lead as defenders, captain Shonette Bruce and Shonte... Read More

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Jamaicans win Shakedown

JAMAICA’S Jeff Panton and Mike Fennell are celebrating after winning Sunday’s Automotive Art Shakedown Stages. Competing in their Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06, Panton and Fennell triumphed in the ten-stage, 37-kilometre event despite being handed a ten-second penalty for a late restart after lunch. The event was the opening... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: All kind ah species pon de road

ON TODAY’S EPISODE of Bajan Geographic we’ve got the different types of driverzonians. Sometimes there are cross-breeds but today we will look at all of the original species. First up is the Turtlesaurous Rex. these particular types of drivers have often been BARP members for ten or more years and they are easy to spot. If you see them... Read More

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Why spare the rod and spoil the child?

JUST SEEING the headline Spare The Rod in the Sunday Sun April 23, 2017, about 6 a.m., I was a bit surprised and concerned. However, later that morning at service, the pastor spoke briefly about the 1956 Olympic Games in Australia where a sure win turned into a loss because the runner, at the last moment, dropped the baton, and I was somewhat... Read More

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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: We can learn from Samuels

Oh, what a joy and the glory must be, those endless Sabbaths blessed one see; Crown for the valiant, to weary one rest, God shall be all and in all ever blest. – Hymn 235: verse 1 A). IT WAS VERY TOUCHING to have read in last Thursday’s DAILY NATION that former West Indies Test batsman Marlon Samuels had donated JAM$1.5 million (US$11 700)... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Reconnect truth and governance

“The lies in politics worry me. But that is not what worries me most. What worries most is our collective political indifference and acceptance of the lies. That is a problem for our democracy, politics and governance.” – Dr Ronnie Yearwood AT THE OUTSET of his lecture on Governance And Truth, Dr Ronnie Yearwood, a Barbadian who lives and... Read More

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Not much hype

THE CROWDS WERE SMALLER, and so was the hype surrounding the 13th annual Digicel Reggae Beach Party on Sunday night. Hundreds flocked to Pirates Cove Complex, Bay Street, St Michael, to see some of their favourite artistes but the enthusiasm of the audience paled in comparison to previous years. Had it not been for Jamaican acts Konshens... Read More

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Riri in Instagram backlash

RIHANNA IS FACING a backlash, mainly from British fans, after posting pictures with the head of Queen Elizabeth II superimposed over some of her outfits. Some of Riri’s 52.5 million instagram fans found the humour in the situation, others stated she was just seeking attention even as another post said “it’s not that deep”. “Where’s the... Read More

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Fate of the Furious holding strong in theatres

LOS ANGELES – The Fate of the Furious is racing to defend its title at the top of the box office, while a number of new releases including The Promise and Unforgettable are being left in the dust. Universal’s eighth instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise proved to be a global box office titan when it opened last weekend to a record-shattering... Read More

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Young love’s labour lost

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, this year’s musical production from Operation Triple Threat, is another brilliant display of young talent in Barbados. While the entire cast was good, Anna Greenidge (Erzulie), Shadé Jacques (Ti Moune) and Toni McIntosh (Asaka) were outstanding, bringing their characters to life through their singing, acting and dancing.... Read More

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