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RON IN COMMON: Barbados for everyone

LAST YEAR WAS a record year for tourist arrivals and every Barbadian will be hoping that we can surpass the new mark of 571 892 this year. Certainly, every proud Barbadian must hope that next year we will do even better, and the next. After all, growth in the tourism sector is vital to the economic recovery of this island. It means... Read More

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Another man collapses and dies

BARBADOS HAS RECORDED its fourth unnatural death for the month of June. Dead is 44-year-old David “Chester” Yearwood of Browne’s Avenue, Bayville, St Michael. Preliminary reports indicate he was on his way to visit a friend in Chelsea Road, St Michael when he collapsed on the front steps of a home in the area. No one was in the... Read More

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Scotland making moves to stay in EU

EDINBURGH – First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed on Saturday to protect Scotland’s European Union (EU) membership and said a fresh independence referendum was possible after Britain voted to leave the bloc. “We will seek to enter into immediate discussions with the EU institutions and with other EU member states to explore all possible... Read More

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Something for everyone at City Fest

THE EVERYTHING BAJAN segment of the 2016 First Citizens Crop Over City Fest is in full swing at Independence Square. A number of local entertainers, spanning different genres, are on the programme to take the audience on a cultural journey. The Pinelands Creative Workshop, Rose Hill Tuk Band, stiltwalkers, steel pan, some of the junior... Read More

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Kitchen gardens in an instant

A BARBADIAN LANDSCAPING COMPANY has come up with an easy solution for householders who want to grow their own food but have limited space or time. An instant kitchen garden is what GB Greens, operated by Rowmell Grosvenor and Ryan Brathwaite, has devised to help consumers in their bid to eat healthy. Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: Between a rock and a hard place

IT MAY HAVE SEEMED like a deal made in Heaven, but unfortunately for the private sector side of this particular PPP relationship, it was apparently not cast in concrete. Now, the company may be feeling that the only thing stuck in the grip of hard-as-rock cement are its corporate legs, as it is slowly being tipped off the boat into deep water.... Read More

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What the IMF is up to

BARBADOS HAS EFFECTIVELY been a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since December 29, 1970. More than 45 years later, mysteries about that relationship, including the annual Article IV Consultation, remain in the minds of some Barbadians. From the time it signed up as one of the IMF’s now 189 members, Barbados opened itself up... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Banking nightmare: part 1

FOR MANY YEARS NOW Caribbean countries have been struggling immensely to record even what can be considered minimum rates of real economic growth in a sustained manner. Yet, commercial banks, which are supposed to play a crucial role in our economic transformation, continue to behave in ways that leave much to be desired. Read More

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Charles F. the champs

UNBELIEVABLE AND EXTRA SPECIAL. That was what coach Emerson Webster and physical education teacher Alphonza King said as Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary collected another sporting title yesterday. They won the Bico Primary Schools Football Competition from St Cyprian’s Boys with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at the National Stadium,... Read More

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Big WI win

SET UP BY a responsible century from Darren Bravo and a fiery three-wicket burst by pacer Shannon Gabriel, the West Indies thrashed South Africa by 100 runs last night to secure a place in tomorrow’s grand final against Australia. Sent in to bat, the West Indies recovered from the dire straits of 21 for four to post a challenging 285 in... Read More

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Kolij win KO thriller

WHAT’S NEXT for the encore? Today’s league final will have one hell of a time matching the knockout title game, as Harrison College barely survived Graydon Sealy’s epic fourth-quarter comeback before holding on for Thursday’s 50-38 overtime thriller in the Co-operators General Insurance Schools basketball tournament. It was an instant... Read More

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Scholarships for 4

TEN-TIME Olympic medallist Carl Lewis has returned to Barbados to witness four young athletes being presented with symbolic scholarship letters at the Springer Memorial School Hall. Jalicia Neil, Kylia Smith and Jade Searles of Springer Memorial, along with Kemar Cumberbatch of Queen’s College, will be heading to new institutions in August.... Read More

bloc-ronincommon

RON IN COMMON: Barbados for everyone

LAST YEAR WAS a record year for tourist arrivals and every Barbadian will be hoping that we can surpass the new mark of 571 892 this year. Certainly, every proud Barbadian must hope that next year we will do even better, and the next. After all, growth in the tourism sector is vital to the economic recovery of this island. It means... Read More

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SATURDAY CHILD: Mamma mia!

KIM HUBBARD, the American humorist, quipped, “Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.” In my case, classical music was the kind that my parents kept shouting, “Turn off the radio. It making too much noise.” They said the same about the BBC news so that when London called and Big Ben bonged, the static from... Read More

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MAVIS BECKLES: Positive schools, positive children

I AINT GINE tell you nuh lie, apart from sports, BSSAC and BAMSAC, I aint know the last day schoolchildren made me feel so good. The other night I watch a programme pon TV, I think it was called Positive Schools, Positive Children, or something like dat, but I could tell you now after watching it, every single thing bout it was positive.... Read More

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I CONFESS: Mistook his friendship for love

IT SEEMS THE hardest thing in life is to find someone who is honest and caring. I have three girlfriends and each feels the same way. Like me, they can’t find a good man – someone who cares about you and respects you for who you are; who tries to understand you; who is not a cheater; and who is willing to commit to a life together. I... Read More

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City Fest 2016 underway

THE CAVE SHEPHERD fashion show stole the show at the 2016 First Citizens City Fest. A large crowd gathered to watch the youth model a variety of different types of clothing in an effort to be named the Face of Cave Shepherd. The catwalk was set up on Broad Street and shoppers gathered around to watch the display. Read More

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Weekend Buzz June 24, 2016

In this week’s Weekend Buzz - We take a look back at Trojan: Infected by Soca, featuring Grynner. Sweetness at the Plantation What's On this weekend. Read More

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Joaquin looking forward to Sweet Soca challenge

NEWCOMER JOAQUIN isn’t intimidated to appear last on stage at the Sweet Soca semi-finals next Friday. He even isn't worried that he appears after Peter Ram. “I know I got what it takes. So I’m going to push for it and make sure I do my best,” said the 22-year-old at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) headquarters in West Terrace, St... Read More

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Soca Royale ‘safe’ at Bushy Park

THE STAGING OF Soca Royale at Bushy Park is not in jeopardy. Barbadians have been assured that nothing will stop the July 24 jam, despite the controversy surrounding businessman Mark Maloney and the leasing of the property to the Barbados Motor Racing Federation, and the charge that Government is yet to compensate the previous owners for... Read More

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