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    August 24

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Be warned!

A COURT OF APPEAL judge is warning employers to follow procedures as outlined in the revised Employment Rights Act (ERA) to avoid wrongful termination suits. It came from Justice of Appeal Sandra Mason yesterday while delivering a landmark judgement where Chefette Restaurants will now have to pay former assistant manager Orlando Harris... Read More

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Police plea

HELP US HELP YOU! This was the plea from Divisional Officer and Senior Superintendent in the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), Eucklyn Thompson, who urged residents of Cane Vale and Gall Hill in Christ Church to report any suspicious people lurking in their community. Read More

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Gall Hill on edge

ANGELA FRANCIS JUMPS at the drop of a pin. And it’s because she cannot live down the excessive gunfire that erupts in her district of Gall Hill, Christ Church. It happens too many times for her comfort. The five holes from gunshots that decorate her house are a constant reminder that all is not well with her. And her children tell her... Read More

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Haiti’s spiritual journey

CHOREOGRAPHY. COLOURS. GORGEOUS COSTUMING. Rich language. And, of course, their spirituality and religion. Haiti brought style and flavour with their musical theatrical production, 21 Nanchon, at the Frank Collymore Hall on Tuesday night as no-one else can. From the drummers to lead actors, there was breathtaking extravagance. Actors... Read More

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BlackBerry rally derailed as investors lose patience on turnaround

TORONTO – BlackBerry Ltd shares have been plunging from their more than two-year high hit in June after lacklustre earnings and competitive threats have raised doubts about prospects for a turnaround at the business software maker. At Friday’s price of about $8.70, BlackBerry’s US-traded shares have lost a quarter of their value since reaching... Read More

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Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters report says

DUBAI – Iran is holding talks with European plane maker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions. “The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters... Read More

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North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say

DANDONG, China – Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labelled “Made in China” and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce... Read More

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Brydens Insurance appoints new general manager

BRYDENS INSURANCE, the largest branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Ltd (TATIL), has appointed David Alleyne as the new General Manager of the company, following the recent retirement of Richard Ince. Alleyne, former president and CEO of Sagicor General Insurance Inc, has over 30 years of underwriting, claims management, risk management... Read More

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Win for Lewis – as a coach

SO FAR, SO GOOD. Haydn Lewis’ Grand Slam debut got off to a smashing start yesterday as he picked up his first US Open victory as a coach when American Raymond Sarmiento advanced to the second round of qualifying. Lewis was on hand to see Sarmiento ride overwhelming home crowd support in a 6-2, 6-3 win over the Frenchman on Court 6. Read More

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King advances

ONE DOWN, two to go. Darian King is now but a couple swings away from history, having inched closer to making that ever elusive main draw of a Grand Slam following yesterday’s routine win in the first round of qualifying at the US Open. Playing Daniel Nguyen at a surprisingly packed Court 5, the 25-year-old King was simply too much for... Read More

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Smith: Best with home bat

OPENER DWAYNE SMITH already has one century already under his belt for the Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 season. But the attacking right-hander is intent on reserving his best for Kensington Oval when Barbados Tridents open their home leg with a crucial clash against Guyana Amazon Warriors next Tuesday. Read More

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ABC whip Raptors men, women

THE RAPTORS SUFFERED multiple defeats during the Barbados Hockey Festival at the Wildey AstroTurf yesterday. One was a 9-1 slaughter at the hands of the ABC in a men’s match, with Ayoub Suttle scoring a hat-trick as they sustained their winning streak from Wednesday. Two goals from Peter Harris were also vital in widening the gap, as... Read More

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Saluting activist historians

ON FRIDAY, April 24, 2009, while moderating a panel discussion at the University of the West Indies as part of the historiography series and a component of my graduate research for my Master’s in history, I attempted to gauge from the distinguished panel of historians present the importance of activism to them. Two historians from that... Read More

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Embrace moves to ditch plastics

BARBADIANS SHOULD EMBRACE the efforts to rid the country of plastic bags. Plastics are organic polymers, the cheap derivatives, usually synthetic, of the petrochemical and coal industries. In recent times some have been made from the polylactics. We find plastics in almost everything. They are resistant to corrosion, durable and low cost.... Read More

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Countering the professor

THE WEEKEND NATION of Friday, August 18, 2017, published an article that included comments made by Professor Michael Howard. Obviously the present group of union leaders are well qualified to respond and defend themselves if there is need to so do. However, as a citizen, taxpayer and former member of the Barbados Workers’ Union, I would... Read More

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Let’s deal with the miscreants

AS A BARBADIAN CITIZEN living abroad, I am concerned by the reports of the level of gun violence pervading the island. Time is propitious that the “brass of the police force” address the nation on a proactive response to the level of criminal activity. This problem cannot be allowed to proliferate to the extent that it exhibits a social... Read More

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When talent shines

IF A GOOD start was what veteran entertainer Richard Stoute hoped for the 41st edition of his eponymous teen talent contest, then that desire was efficiently achieved. It occurred on Sunday night at the Divi Southwinds Resort in St Lawrence, Christ Church, when the curtain opened on the first preliminary of the 2017 season. It was a good... Read More

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Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

LONDON – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the US TV programme The Late Show on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: “Yes”, to cheers from... Read More

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Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday. The wildly popular fantasy drama is already the most pirated show on television and has been bedevilled by repeated leaks of episodes before they air. According... Read More

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Evening of pure gold

GOLDEN SOCA MUST have been the hot ticket event on Saturday evening. More than 1 000 people attended the fete/show at the Sea Rocks Dome where they partied for five straight hours to vintage and present-day calypsos played by the DJ and sung by the stellar line-up of artistes. Read More

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