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    January 23

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Residents want burst pipe fixed

FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS, a burst pipe has been running in Byron Lane, Gall Hill, Christ Church and residents there are calling on the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to fix it. One woman, who gave her name as Betty, said it was now posing a health hazard to her family. “It run from up there and coming all down here,” she said, pointing... Read More

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Santia: Don’t be fooled again

DON’T BE FOOLED by the Dems again but vote them out of office! That was the rallying cry from St Michael South East Member of Parliament Santia Bradshaw, at a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) meeting at the Israel Lovell Foundation, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael, on Sunday evening. Referring to former prime minister Errol Barrow’s famous Mirror... Read More

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$200M BILL

WITH OVER $200 MILLION being spent in the last two years to import cars, a cap on their importation, as well as properly maintaining the nation’s roads, could help save valuable foreign exchange. According to senior lecturer in economics at the University of the West Indies, Dr Troy Lorde, doing this for a specified period would definitely... Read More

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Dark cloud

WITH THE DEADLINE fast approaching for Barbados to comply with the European Union’s (EU) newest data protection legislation, a lawyer and international trade advisor is raising concern that the regulation has the power to destroy local businesses. However, Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss, has pushed back, emphasising... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new CIO, managing director

Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Esan Peters as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology and Operations, with effect from February 1, 2018. Peters replaces Jude Pinto who held the positions for the last five years and who returns to Canada to take up a senior executive position with... Read More

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Sam Lord’s Castle: Into The Future

With visions of the future, Barbados is on the cusp of a groundbreaking development - a resort that offers the highest level of environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable operations. In the winter of 2019, Sam Lord’s Castle - A Wyndham Grand Resort - will become a name synonymous with ideas of luxury and... Read More

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Multi-faceted approach to counterfeiting recommended

A multifaceted response to intellectual property rights infringements or counterfeiting is being recommended by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, amid growing threats to Barbados. Speaking at the start of a two-day workshop on Brand Protection and Intellectual Property... Read More

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WhatsApp inches closer to revenue plan with accounts for businesses 

SAN FRANCISCO – Messaging application WhatsApp said on Thursday that it would begin allowing business accounts for the first time, a step that brings the free service closer to a plan that would make money for its corporate parent, Facebook Inc. Some businesses already use WhatsApp, with 1.3 billion users, to answer inquiries from customers.... Read More

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North pull it off

PASSION and purpose with precision from the penalty spot paid off for St James North Sunday night as they became the new National Sports Council/Youth Development Programme Community Under-17 football champions. Displaying determination and devotion, they came from 2-0 down to lock the scores 2-2 at the end of regulation and force extra... Read More

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Easy, breezy Butterfly

HONOURS were shared equally across the board on Coolmore Home of Champions Raceday yesterday at the Garrison Savannah as last year’s Derby winner Butterfly proved to be three and a quarter lengths better than her opponents. Reunited with regular pilot Antonio Bishop, the Gay Smith-owned four-year-old filly easily notched career win number... Read More

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We did well, says Brooks

IT WAS a year of opportunity for many players with a generally satisfying outcome. That sums up the view of Barbados Pride cricket captain Shamarh Brooks, who led his side to second place in the just concluded Digicel Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament. Guyana Jaguars were the champions, but given all the relevant factors,... Read More

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Pride crush Scorpions

Keon Harding captured his maiden five-wicket haul and Shayne Moseley completed his second first-class century as Barbados Pride confirmed their second-place finish with a crushing victory over Jamaica Scorpions in the Digicel Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Competition at Kensington Oval yesterday. Set an unrealistic task of... Read More

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Role of Christ’s soldiers in society

The current divide, in reference to the SUNDAY SUN Back Page of January 14, 2018, captioned “Split among clergymen on active elective party politics”, reinforces the point that the four walls of the church represent unseen barriers erected by church leaders. They keep “the flock” inside instead of the saints carrying out their greater function... Read More

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Solidarity now an empty slogan

The trade union movement has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt quite recently that it is one the most fragmented and reactionary segments in post-Independence Barbados. This fragmentation of national consciousness is best seen in the way that the various “leaders” have approached power and key negotiation questions and speaks much about... Read More

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Stick to preaching the Gospel

The issue of clergymen serving in active elective politics does call for some comment. In light of the cut and thrust of modern party politics, where does real allegiance rest? With God or with the party? Clergy service is a vocation. There must be more novel ways of serving. In critical matters where your vote is critical, even when... Read More

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Relegate Nelson to museum

ON THE OCCASION of the First Convention of The Barbados Co-operative Credit Union League Ltd, October 1989, the then Dr Hilary Beckles was invited to deliver a speech entitled The Question Of Economic Democracy In Barbados Today. In it, he opined that “symbolic changes are important”. He was referring to the prominence that Broad Street... Read More

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King Bubba on Bequia stage tonight

King Bubba is all set to headline the Mount Gay Bequia Music Fest in St Vincent and Grenadines tonight. It is an exciting start to 2018 for the artiste who has been living the life in recent times. After the launch of the FM Band June last year at the start of the Crop Over season at the inaugural Illuminate fete, it has been non-stop... Read More

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Young Bajan a class act

Student, photographer, writer, actor and burgeoning singer and dancer. At just 18 years old, Danté Crichlow has set a clear path for himself while many are still struggling to discover who they are. The multi-talented New Yorker is no stranger to the island, as his father Philip Crichlow, who is Barbadian, often visits his family here,... Read More

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Laff-It-Off treat for students

Four hundred students will be treated to Bajan comedy at its best when they head to the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to watch a special edition of Laff-It-Off. The students who attend public and private secondary schools, the Barbados Community College, and are enrolled in Operation Triple Threat, will be accompanied by their respective... Read More

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MUSICAL ICONS: Alison Hinds

Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. For decades each of the trio has been unofficially ‘repping’ Barbados, introducing those near and far to our island’s culture. Read More

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