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UPP launches manifesto

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is proposing to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) back to 15 per cent if they are elected. This was one of the proposals, party leader Lynette Eastmond disclosed today at the Courtyard by Marriott, Hastings Christ Church, when the recently formed political party released its New Economy Manifesto. Read More

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Aggrieved parent out on bail

The parent who remanded in connection with a school bullying incident is out on $2 500 bail with one surety. Forty-three-year-old Trevor Callender had been remanded to prison when he appeared in the District “A” Traffic Court on Saturday charged with assault and trespassing on the premises of Christ Church Foundation School. The Unity... Read More

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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI – Finnish police reprimanded a man for travelling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code. A police statement did not name the man in the boot, but in effect indicated the traveller was State Secretary Samuli Virtanen, who... Read More

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Barbados to benefit greatly from Sandals Canadian Marketing Incentive

BARBADOS was one of the destinations taking centre stage at Sandals Resorts International Overdrive Unveiling Tour which travelled to over 21 cities in North America, the most recent of which were Toronto and Montreal, reaching a combined audience of nearly 750 Canadian travel agents. Joining the Unveiling Tours in Canada... Read More

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Barbados to benefit greatly from Sandals Canadian Marketing Incentive

BARBADOS was one of the destinations taking centre stage at Sandals Resorts International Overdrive Unveiling Tour which travelled to over 21 cities in North America, the most recent of which were Toronto and Montreal, reaching a combined audience of nearly 750 Canadian travel agents. Joining the Unveiling Tours in Canada... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Dominican students

BRIDGETOWN – As many residents of hurricane-ravaged Dominica start to put their lives back together, a number of Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies continue to experience difficulties. Five of them recently received a contribution from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank to assist... Read More

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Volkswagen to invest $27 billion in core brand until 2022

FRANKFURT – Volkswagen will invest 22.8 billion euros ($26.9 billion) in its main car brand over the next five years, it said on Saturday, a day after it announced a spending programme aimed at bolstering its position as a maker of electric cars. Most of that sum, around 14 billion euros, will be spent in Germany, Volkswagen said, adding... Read More

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Stansfeld Scott and supplier partners help hurricane-hit islands

TAMPA, Florida – September was a month of unrelenting storms with Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripping through the Caribbean, leaving an unprecedented amount of damage in Barbuda, St Martin/Maarten, St Barthelemy, Anguilla, Dominica, the British and US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Puerto Rico. Infrastructure has been devastated, lives... Read More

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Lehmann Academy doing Holder good

Promising young Barbadian fast bowler Chemar Holder credits a developmental stint Down Under with improving his cricket and overall growth. Holder, who helped the West Indies Under-19 team to win the 50-over Youth World Cup in Bangladesh last year, has been in Australia for the past month, at the high-profile Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy... Read More

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Pride coach proud

Never mind they’ve won one, lost one and drawn two. Barbados Pride coach Emmerson Trotman has expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance in the first phase of the Digicel Professional Cricket League 4-Day Championship. Victory over the Windward Islands Volcanoes on Sunday at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St Vincent lifted... Read More

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Bajans on high

They started as No. 1 and ended as No. 1. Barbadians Tamisha Williams and Monyata Riviera justified their top seeding to emerge doubles champions at the Suriname International Badminton Championships last week. Coming up against the Suriname pair of Crystal Leefmans and Priscila Tjitodipo in the final, Williams and Riviera came away... Read More

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Weight Classic expected to thrill fans

The Phillips and Springer Weightlifting Classic, which was one of the great successes of last year’s inaugural Barbados Independence Invitational Games, is expected to be even bigger and better when episode two comes off on Saturday at the St George Secondary School. President of the Barbados Amateur Weightlifting Association, Andrew Callender,... Read More

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The chaos that is local transport

It is clear from some of the opinions being expressed in the public domain on a range of local issues that oftentimes they are not grounded in a clear understanding of and connection to certain realities. This leads to an oversimplication of the issue and the ventilation of simplistic remedies to issues. One of those issues is the chaos... Read More

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Price gouging hotline needed

Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler introduced a National Social Responsibility Levy. Then he came back this year and carried it up from two per cent to ten per cent. Nearly everyone warned that it would cause an increase in prices even though some things were exempted from this onerous tax. But , still it seems as if nothing has escaped.... Read More

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Success, failure of call-in radio

Radio is an important and universal means of facilitating communication and for many, it can be said to be a public service critical to expressing democracy and enhancing national development. In fact, radio is a mass medium that brings a direct, personal touch to people because it uses the spoken word, for the most part, to convey its messaging.... Read More

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Competence – not colour or class – most crucial

John’s Goddard’s letter concerning the Hon. Freundel Stuart and the Hon. Chris Sinckler made for very interesting reading. He wants us to believe that the daily condemnation of the two gentlemen is due to their backgrounds and the colour of their skins. A very preposterous assertion indeed, Mr Goddard. Read More

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NIFCA excellence

It was a wonderful showcase of Barbadian talent on display on Sunday night at this year’s NIFCA Performing Arts Gala. Whether it was in drumming, dancing, singing, drama, music or spoken word, the tradition of excellence shone brightly before the large audience at the Wildey Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. It was an opportunity... Read More

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Touched By An Angel actress Della Reese dead at 86

LOS ANGELES – Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the Touched By An Angel television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday. The actress “passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded by love” on Sunday, her husband, Franklin Lett, and her family said... Read More

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Beyonce is 2017's highest-paid woman in music with $105 million

LOS ANGELES – Beyonce’s hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to Forbes. She also has her... Read More

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St Lucy overcomes

It was all for gran. Shortly after being announced as the Most Outstanding Parish Ambassadors for 2017 at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Saturday night, Daimon Rock, who along with partner Jennice King took the fifth title to St Lucy, could not control his emotions. Read More

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