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BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Cave Shepherd Card Services

ALISON BROWNE-ELLIS heads a team of 20 and is fully aware human resource relations can make or break an organisation. It is therefore no surprise that she fully supports Cave Shepherd Card Services’ participation in the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) programme. Ellis, who is director of the department, gave her endorsement when the 2016... Read More

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Workers are key

BARBADIAN COMPANIES should be operating on the premise that employees are their backbone. And on this basis, they should be doing all they can to ensure they are providing the best work environment for their staff to thrive and the business to flourish. This was a central theme at the launch of this year’s edition of the biennial Barbados’... Read More

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Peace talks

AFTER A MUCH-ANTICIPATED MEETING with Minister of Education Ronald Jones yesterday, it is still not publicly known when the Springer Memorial Secondary School student at the centre of a disciplinary dispute will be allowed back in the classroom. Exactly eight weeks after the child was barred from attending classes after she refused a request... Read More

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Consultants ‘not paid on time’

PRIVATE CONSULTANTS will soon be going after delinquent agencies for their money. In signalling the intent to target defaulters this year, executive director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries Inc., Lisa Cummins, said service providers sometimes had to wait as much as six months to a year after fulfilling their end of the deal... Read More

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BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Cave Shepherd Card Services

ALISON BROWNE-ELLIS heads a team of 20 and is fully aware human resource relations can make or break an organisation. It is therefore no surprise that she fully supports Cave Shepherd Card Services’ participation in the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) programme. Ellis, who is director of the department, gave her endorsement when the 2016... Read More

anthony-shaw-and-horace-cobham

Workers are key

BARBADIAN COMPANIES should be operating on the premise that employees are their backbone. And on this basis, they should be doing all they can to ensure they are providing the best work environment for their staff to thrive and the business to flourish. This was a central theme at the launch of this year’s edition of the biennial Barbados’... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Long stays – by the numbers

I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH to be invited to last week’s breakfast Press conference held by Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy and, trying to put partisan politics aside, in my humble opinion it was one of the best presented meetings of its kind that I have ever attended in Barbados. Apart from the many representatives of the media, several captains... Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS’ CONFEDERATION: Employees and crime

HANDLING THE MATTER of having an employee charged with a criminal offence is not as black and white as you may assume; fire him, you say? There are some grey areas and noteworthy tips you should be aware of if such a situation arises. An employee being charged with a serious criminal offence is unlikely to be considered as sufficient justification... Read More

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Cummins trump

IT WAS a bittersweet day for Barbados Pride seamer Miguel Cummins and a painful one for his new-ball partner Kemar Roach. Cummins captured his 100th first-class wicket en route to taking five for 47 as the Windward Islands Volcanoes were dismissed for 250 on the opening day of the sixth-round match in the Professional Cricket League regional... Read More

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Pollard, Narine out of T20s

KINGSTON – Off-spinner Sunil Narine and dashing all-rounder Kieron Pollard have withdrawn from the ICC World Twenty20 slated for March and April in India. Exciting Barbadian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has been named to replace Pollard, who has the experience of 45 T20 internationals. A replacement for the 27-year-old Narine has not yet... Read More

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Call for more duty breaks

REMOVE DUTIES from a wider range of sporting goods! That was the call by Member of Parliament for St James North, Edmund Hinkson, during a presentation ceremony by the Clarkson Foundation to West Side Tennis at the Folkestone Park on Thursday. Hinkson said the development of the nation’s youth through sport needed to be taken more seriously... Read More

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Sobers stand firm at Lester Vaughan

SOBERS HOUSE (Red) emphatically defended their title yesterday when the Lester Vaughan School held its annual inter-house sports at the National Stadium. Sobers House amassed 1 033 points. Adams House (Blue) had to settle for second place with 992.5 points while Walcott House (Orange) were third with 938.5 points. Prescod House (Purple) were... Read More

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MAVIS BECKLES: Principals wid guts

I HOPE ALL O’ WUNNA people who opening wunna mouts and making a mountain outta a mole hill now satisfied dat wunna cause a simple disciplinary action dat happened in a school, tuh blow up outta proportion and become a national issue. I hope wunna see all the lotta ignernts got a student outta school fuh weeks and I hope dat wunna feel good... Read More

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PUDDING & SOUSE: At home in the slums

A POLITICO who sees himself as a general has gone downhill almost in the heart of the country. But those who know of his folly say that he is generally lazy and indifferent. His wife has left him and for good reason, and most Barbadians, if not all, know this. He is generally wuffless and uncaring, and most Barbadians, if not all, know this.... Read More

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EDITORIAL: A nation of second chances

WHILE GROWING UP, Bajans were often advised by grandparents “it’s better to be born lucky than rich”. But how about those who are both rich and lucky? Dr Sean Jackson, a musicologist, is one such Bajan. He is rich, not in monetary terms but in talent at the organ and piano and he has academic degrees from two highly respected institutions,... Read More

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SATURDAY'S CHILD: Yuma in uniform

THE TERM “ALL-INCLUSIVE” can mean “including everything or everyone” or “denoting or relating to a holiday or event in which all or most meals, drinks, and activities are included in the overall price”. In practice, when you pay big money for a hotel stay that is “all-inclusive”, a party, a trip, a Carnival or Kadooment Band, it is also “all-exclusive”,... Read More

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Weekend Buzz February 12, 2016

WHAT’S BUZZING THIS WEEKEND: Saxophonist Kelly Patrick performs at the Grapevine. Tribute to Bob Marley Concert. A look back at Love, Poetry and Song. Looking for somewhere to go? Check out What’s On. Read More

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Streep adds to race war with comments

BERLIN – Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fuelled Hollywood’s diversity controversy on Thursday when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa. The three-time Oscar winner, who is in Berlin heading up her first international film jury, made the comment at a news conference when she was asked if she was... Read More

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All ah we

BARBADIANS started their Crop Over celebrations early by taking part in Carnival in Trinidad yesterday and Monday. Living up to Barbados’ 2015 Party Monarch winner Peter Ram’s tune All Ah We, Bajans flew into Trinidad to take part in one of the biggest carnivals in the Caribbean. It was colours in Read More

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Barbados marketing Crop Over in T&T

BARBADOS SHOULD EXPECT “good numbers” out of the twin island republic for Crop Over 2016, thanks to increased marketing efforts during Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival celebrations. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure today during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, as he reported on his delegation’s... Read More

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