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Training a ‘boost for agriculture, education’

TEN STUDENTS WILL represent the latest step by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to promote interest in this country’s agricultural sector. The group of secondary school students were busy yesterday as they tended to the sheep at the Greenland Livestock Research Station during a part of their seven-week... Read More

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Barbados set to tee off at Caribbean event

TEAM BARBADOS are teeing off in The Bahamas. The Bajan players are set to hit the greens this morning for today’s start to the 2016 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships at the Ocean Club course. Barbados arrived on Paradise Island on Sunday to join golfers from nine regional territories who are contesting the region’s premier championships.... Read More

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Humphrey ready to serve the people

PEOPLE OVER POLITICS. That is the message Kirk Humphrey, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St Michael South candidate, has embraced as he started his canvassing campaign on Saturday. Humphrey, who walked through Reece Road Main Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, and the three Reece Road avenues with a team of about 30 people, said his message... Read More

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Fine Point

AN OLD LAW that punishes offenders with a $24 or $120 fine for cruelty to children has Coroner Manila Renee concerned. Yesterday, during the Shemar Weekes inquest, the issue came up as director of the Child Care Board (CCB), Joan Crawford, returned to the witness stand in the Coroner’s Court. The coroner had been questioning the director... Read More

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Business facilitator promises improved dialogue

GOVERNMENT’S NEWLY-APPOINTED business facilitator has made it clear that while he will seek to improve communication between Government departments and the business sector, he will not act as a tribunal or arbitrator, making final decisions on outstanding matters. Senator Darcy Boyce, in an address to the Barbados International Business... Read More

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BEC: Punishment and reward

The management of a workforce can be very challenging at times. Often supervisors and managers have to ask themselves whether to give an employee the carrot or to use the stick. What do I mean when I say carrot versus stick? As a supervisor, you need to know when to offer an incentive to get the job done (carrot) or when to exercise your authority... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Emerging from the Brexit gloom

Following the referendum on Brexit, I would imagine the entire outward bound tourism industry in Britain has gone into overdrive to mitigate the effect, both short and long term, that it will inevitably have on their businesses and market share. I have already seen opportunities that we as a destination could potentially piggy back to maintain... Read More

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Flavourful twist to sugar cakes

When Maria Joseph was a teenager, her grandfather, Vincent Stuart, didn’t like to see her idle during the long summer vacation. So, he taught her how to make sugar cakes. She had to husk the coconut, grate it before turning it into delightful bites of confectionery. But she saw it as a chore and did not think it would benefit her as an... Read More

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Barbados set to tee off at Caribbean event

TEAM BARBADOS are teeing off in The Bahamas. The Bajan players are set to hit the greens this morning for today’s start to the 2016 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships at the Ocean Club course. Barbados arrived on Paradise Island on Sunday to join golfers from nine regional territories who are contesting the region’s premier championships.... Read More

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King now world No.161

DARIAN KING is definitely on a high. The king of swing has a brand new career-high ranking to go right along with his latest Challenger title after vaulting up the tennis ladder to world No.161 in the new ATP rankings. The jump represents a leap of 38 spots up from his previous spot of 199, coming directly on the heels of his historic... Read More

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Holder admits WI must do better

LEADING FROM the front and by example is something young West Indies’ captain Jason Holder would surely love to do. But he admitted both he and fellow all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who have done better as lower order batsmen, must start by taking wickets consistently in Test cricket. Neither took a wicket in the first Test at the Sir... Read More

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Focus on mental fitness

MOVING FORWARD, coach of the Barbados Squash Association junior team, Rhett Cumberbatch, will be focusing on strengthening the mental side of his players. “There are three sides to squash; fitness, racquet skills and how a player thinks. The mental side is really going to help our game,” he said. At the recently completed Caribbean Junior... Read More

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ALL AH WE IS ONE: Learner driver

TRINIDAD CALYPSONIAN CHALKDUST’S “The new driver cannot drive”, has become the permanent anthem that mocks prime ministerial amateurs learning on the job. After reading the responses by the Barbadian press to St Lucia’s green Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s rejection of commitment to LIAT, and following his tail-between-legs apology to... Read More

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THE ‘NETTE EFECT: Lessons in contentment

I FEEL A change coming on. Oh yes I do. It is approaching that time of year when I look to make do with what I have – at least for a month or just beyond. I call it is my lesson in contentment and I anticipate I’ll need it more than ever by the time this year is through with me. Read More

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EDITORIAL: Why people are losing interest in CARICOM

HEADS OF GOVERNMENT of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met at the start of the month in Guyana for their 37th regular meeting. It came and went like countless others that have preceded it - without even a hint of interest by the average Caribbean citizen. In the case of Barbados, unless the meeting is being held in Bridgetown, there is... Read More

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Untidy landscape ignored

BARBADOS BOASTS OF BEING one of the four “more developed countries” in the West Indies. Our national motto is Pride And Industry. But how self-respecting can Barbadians be when in so many suburban areas the spectacle of all kinds of bushes, long grass, weeds and shrubs can be seen growing where they clearly ought not to, while the residents,... Read More

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Marvay: No. 2 is great

THE HEATED DEBATE on social media and radio airwaves that first-timer Damian Marvay was hard done in the Sweet Soca competition yesterday morning isn’t being endorsed by the singer. “I feel great to place second. I have no qualms coming second to Edwin Yearwood. Zero. “I didn’t even hear the points. I was on a stage with cameras and... Read More

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New movement aimed at positive expression

THOSE IN THE entertainment industry should look out for stiff competition. There is a new outlet for young people to express themselves. The Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only (EKCO) NATION movement was launched yesterday at Ball Park Events and Entertainment Centre. It is aimed at combating negative influences through radio, social media... Read More

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Edwin and Lil Rick win Soca Royale

EDWIN YEARWOOD successfully defended his Sweet Soca title, and Lil Rick is the new Party Monarch. Early Monday morning, the two kings, both performing songs with patriotic themes, were crowned at Bushy Park to put a wrap on this year’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale Competition. Yearwood earned 86 points with Home Sweet Home, convincing the judges... Read More

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Crowds gathering for Soca Royale

EARLY BIRDS have already gathered at Bushy Park hours before the scheduled start of the MQI/98.1 Soca Royal Competition. The gates opened at 1 p.m., but the Sweet Soca Competition is not scheduled to get underway until 6:45 p.m. and the Party Monarch at 8:50 p.m. Patrons who arrived early have picked up prime position at the venue. Read More

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