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Kentucky clerk's office issues marriage licence to gay couple, ending ban

MOREHEAD, KY. – A county clerk's office in rural Kentucky issued a marriage licence to a gay couple on Friday morning after defying a federal judge's orders for months. While Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed on Thursday for refusing to follow the orders of... Read More

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Jason Holder new West Indies Test captain

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Barbadian Jason Holder has been named captain of the West Indies Test team. The announcement was made by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) today, the same time they released the names of the 15-member Test squad for next month’s Tour of Sri... Read More

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Shane Brathwaite fourth in Zurich

SHANE BRATHWAITE finished fourth in the men’s 110 metre hurdles yesterday at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Zurich, Switzerland. Brathwaite finished in 13.43 seconds, with reigning world champion Sergey Shubenkov winning in 13.14 seconds. Read More

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Government committed to improving maths skills

GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED to improving the mathematical skills of students. This assurance came yesterday from Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands, who acknowledged that the Ministry had to strengthen this subject area. ... Read More

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Progress at what cost?

IT SHOULD BE CLEAR TO YOU by now that I am an advocate for 100 per cent renewable energy for Barbados. I see this as the only future for us. I believe that one of the critical paths for putting our economy back to sustainable growth is energy independence and, in spite... Read More

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Covering classic cars

INSURANCE COVERAGE for classic cars in Barbados is coming. Word of this came from Roger Spencer, assistant vice-president, marketing, at Sagicor General, recently as he spoke at the Barbados Association of Classic Cars (BACC) Courtesy Garage Classic Car Revival at Content,... Read More

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IDB: ‘Modest’ growth

A RECOVERING TOURISM SECTOR and lower international fuel prices have given Barbados’ economy a boost, but the island’s medium term growth prospects are “modest”. And the Inter-American Development Bank is also predicting that a combination of current “weak economic... 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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Jason Holder new West Indies Test captain

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Barbadian Jason Holder has been named captain of the West Indies Test team. The announcement was made by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) today, the same time they released the names of the 15-member Test squad for next month’s Tour of Sri... Read More

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Shane Brathwaite fourth in Zurich

SHANE BRATHWAITE finished fourth in the men’s 110 metre hurdles yesterday at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Zurich, Switzerland. Brathwaite finished in 13.43 seconds, with reigning world champion Sergey Shubenkov winning in 13.14 seconds. Read More

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Digicel assists young footballer in pursuing studies in London

DIGICEL (BARBADOS) LTD is playing a major role in ensuring that young local footballer, Brendan Sidaway, can capitalise on a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to study at Merrist Wood College in Surrey, England, home of the Chelsea FC Foundation Ladies’ and Men’s Football... Read More

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WICB stages historic Coaches Conference in Barbados

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A historic gathering will take place today in Barbados, when the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) Coaches Conference is convened featuring coaches from each of the six franchises. Read More

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STREET BEAT: Schools sport fresh look

IT IS THE last week before the Michaelmas term begins and teachers are at schools planning for the term. In addition, many schools are in the process of finishing repair or beautification work to ensure they look their best when the students return. Street Beat... Read More

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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Standards on the decline

AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR begins in a few days, I must share a concern of mine, which has been worrying me for some time now. Many of our schoolchildren can be seen walking our streets eating and drinking in their uniforms. Just pay a visit to Broad Street any given... Read More

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THE LOWDOWN: Monkey do too

HI THERE! It is I, Big Willie of the Morgan Lewis Monkey Tribe. This week Lowdown Hoad has reluctantly let me take over his column to answer a letter by one Frank Morris entitled “Monkey cull a must”. Hoadie’s bedroom is about 50 yards from my tree so he gets to... Read More

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LOOKA LEW: The ex-factor

I ALWAYS HEARING ’bout trust, but if you in a relationship, and your partner’s ex is in hospital for let’s say three weeks or so, is it OK for them to go visit and if so, how many days is a reasonable amount of times for them to visit? Some people tell me, “no, ex... Read More

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Feel the beat

HELD IN The Bond of the Kensington Oval, the pulsating beats of EDM (Electronic Dance Music) shook the walls of the structure, as the small gathering of young adults raved into the wee hours of Sunday morning. The first of its kind in Barbados, the EDM party 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 (NIFCA), 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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