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Mayweather ready to retire unbeaten

LOS ANGELES – Floyd Mayweather Jr plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as ‘The Best Ever’, when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: The difference that Ryanair can make

PLANS LOW COST CARRIER RYANAIR has to provide flight transfer connections for rival airlines’ long haul services could have a profound positive effect on growing arrival numbers out of Europe through Gatwick and Manchester to Barbados. Chief executive Michael O’Leary... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Is Barbados next in line?

IT WAS LESS THAN a dozen years ago that Barbados and The Bahamas were riding high. Back then, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Moody’s, the Wall Street credit rating agencies, viewed them as “sovereigns” with bright futures and sound fiscal management. Their investment grade... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Mingling with the Dems

For the 69th anniversary of the party, Democratic Labour Party members put on a glitzy affair to mark the beginning of their 60th annual general conference last weekend. The large crowd seated in the refurbished George Street Auditorium listened to greetings from... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: The difference that Ryanair can make

PLANS LOW COST CARRIER RYANAIR has to provide flight transfer connections for rival airlines’ long haul services could have a profound positive effect on growing arrival numbers out of Europe through Gatwick and Manchester to Barbados. Chief executive Michael O’Leary... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Is Barbados next in line?

IT WAS LESS THAN a dozen years ago that Barbados and The Bahamas were riding high. Back then, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Moody’s, the Wall Street credit rating agencies, viewed them as “sovereigns” with bright futures and sound fiscal management. Their investment grade... Read More

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More hotels coming

ELEGANT HOTELS GROUP PLC, the company which already owns and operates about a quarter of Barbados’ hotel accommodation, is planning to add more properties here before turning its attention to St Lucia and others. Chairman Simon Sherwood has revealed that having raised... Read More

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Retailer marks five years

FOR THE PAST five years retailer Tyrone Maycock has been running the gas station at Redman’s Village, St Thomas, with good customer service as the watchword. From Shell to Sol, through good and tough economic times, Maycock said the facility had remained popular... Read More

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Mayweather ready to retire unbeaten

LOS ANGELES – Floyd Mayweather Jr plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as ‘The Best Ever’, when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely... Read More

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International Netball Federation launches YouTube channel

THE INTERNATIONAL Netball Federation (INF) is bringing netball closer to its fans with the launch of a new YouTube channel. Read More

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Private eye

GOVERNMENT is happy for any help it can get with sports. Private sector help especially. Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley believes corporate Barbados has an important role to play in funding sporting initiatives, having lauded Digicel, Gatorade and Berger Paints... Read More

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Bailey gets his wish

YOUNG national footballer Ranaldo Bailey is testament to the saying “perseverance seldom fails”. After having to turn down a chance to fulfill his dream of playing professional football a month ago, due to reasons off the pitch, the 19-year-old centre back has signed... Read More

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HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Turtle friendly proposals still to see light

LEGISLATION governing turtle-friendly lighting and vegetation has been languishing somewhere on a desk for the past seven years. As a result, said field director with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP), Dr Darren Browne, it’s solely up to beachfront property... Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: Salaries linked to economic growth

BARBADIAN WORKERS, especially those without fixed salaries in trade-related areas, have been under severe stress over the last five years. All Barbadians have felt the burden of higher Read More

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AWRIGHT DEN: Time is now

THE GREATEST and most priceless resource given to mankind was time. What is interesting though is that although it cannot be created, bought, expanded or destroyed, it can indeed be wasted. Everything is operated by time and if you only take a moment to look around,... Read More

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We need unions more than before

I MUST FIRST THANK Michael Ray for his letter of Monday, August 31, and for the “love and respect” and “high esteem” he has had for me for almost 50 years. I hope I’ve deserved it. Let me assure Mr Ray, and any other disappointed soul, that he misread my letter in... Read More

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Barbados gearing up for CARIFESTA XIII

A SPECIAL BUSINESS FORUM which will permit dialogue between artistes and buyers, musicians and promoters, is one of the new events being proposed for CARIFESTA XIII when Barbados hosts the event in two years’ time. Read More

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Bajan films a hit at CARIFESTA

FOUR Barbadian films have made a great impact on Haitian audiences. The films, all of which received Gold and Silver awards at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIIFCA), were showcased in the Film category of CARIFESTA XII. Read More

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CARIFESTA can lead to lasting relationships

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has called on participants in CARIFESTA to utilise the regional festival to develop long lasting cultural relationships between their respective countries. Read More

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Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule MTV Video Music Awards

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the US presidency in 2020. West, who famously stormed the stage... Read More

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