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BOARD: Both Guilty

MOVE THEM BOTH. And give the student counselling and her teacher training on how to cope with challenging children. These were the primary recommendations of the board of management of the Ellerslie Secondary School after investigating the incident in which a 14-year-old student and her female teacher were involved in a physical altercation... Read More

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Akanni blames politics for conflict

TAKING PART IN last week’s opposition organised Walk For Justice appears to have landed head of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in trouble. But said Akanni McDowall the latest attempt to remove him from the presidency of the NUPW is fuelled by politics and driven by past presidents and general secretaries. “The sad thing... Read More

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Get rid of egos in West Indies cricket

OUTSPOKEN Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has denied wanting to run West Indies cricket. But he wants others to drop their egos so that Caribbean cricketers can catch up with their counterparts on the international stage, especially in Test and One-Day cricket. Delivering the 19th Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture at the... Read More

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The ‘terror’ of St John

WITH NIGHT COMES terror for residents in the neighbouring St John communities of Coach Hill and Haynes Hill. An armed outpatient of the Psychiatric Hospital has been tormenting them to the point where some residents are afraid to leave their homes after dark. According to residents their real life bogeyman – said to be in his 30s – prowls... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Four days in Atlanta

THE THEME is straightforward enough: “Barbados comes to Atlanta 2016.” And when hundreds of Bajans in the diaspora – from New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and America’s deep South to Texas and other states in between – assemble in Georgia’s capital on Thursday it would become clear why the bustling metropolis... Read More

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CDB water loan for B’dos

A MAJOR EFFORT to solve Barbados’ water challenges is in the pipepline. In the midst of dealing with the island’s major water shortages, Government is preparing to use “a portion” of $80 million it has borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: No easy solution to water crisis

LOCAL FRESHWATER SUPPLIES in the Eastern Caribbean are not as abundant as the salt water that surrounds them, and something must be done about it. This chronic situation has attracted numerous descriptions including water stress, water shortage and water crisis. However, the sustainability megatrend to track should be the total water availability,... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Water woes a global issue

THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE will be channelled primarily through the water cycle, with consequences that could be large and uneven across the globe. Water-related climate risks cascade through food, energy, urban, and environmental systems. Growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding cities will converge upon a world where the demand... Read More

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Get rid of egos in West Indies cricket

OUTSPOKEN Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has denied wanting to run West Indies cricket. But he wants others to drop their egos so that Caribbean cricketers can catch up with their counterparts on the international stage, especially in Test and One-Day cricket. Delivering the 19th Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture at the... Read More

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PM: Change must come

STRUCTURAL changes and adjustments have become necessary not only for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) but for all organisations, including Governments to meet today’s changing world. That advice came from Dr Keith Mitchell as he delivered the 19th Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on Wednesday night at the Cave Hill Campus of the... Read More

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Carlos still savours winning knock

THE WINDIES’ WORLD Twenty20 hero still feels very super to this day. It’s been almost two months since his World Cup-winning knock, but Carlos Brathwaite continually relishes the moment, having admitted he still replays videos of those heroics in that memorable final against England. With a big grin on his face, Brathwaite openly confessed... Read More

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Blackbirds keep up ‘A’ game

UWI BLACKBIRDS ‘A’ edged the previously undefeated Guardian General Pride of Villa 50-49 to end the first round of the Barbados Netball Association’s Division 1 competition unbeaten and with a maximum 25 points on Wednesday night at the Netball Stadium. The knockout queens were led by a superb 42 goals from 46 attempts by national shooter... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Queen’s Park facelift a timely effort

IT IS ABOUT TIME that Queen’s Park gets the facelift it deserves. Constructed in 1783, it can be considered a national treasure and as such, must be treated accordingly. Every year Queen’s Park plays host to major events like Agrofest and Christmas Morning In The Park with the Royal Barbados Police Force Band. Sadly, the deteriorating... Read More

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AWRIGHT DEN!: Baygon and the plastic bag

LIFE CAN BE SO unpredictable and harsh at times. You could have just spoken to a friend or a loved one five minutes ago and shortly after, you get a report that the person just got in an accident, was arrested, was injured or even died. What makes it harder is if the person is a spouse, a parent or your child. Last Friday, there was an... Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: No solutions without analysis

IN THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD 1990-1992, real income in the Barbados economy declined by 12.9 per cent. This is substantially more than the decline of 1.3 per cent for the eight-year period 2008-2015. Yet, the decline in the quality of life of Barbadians has been more dramatic in the latter period. This has to be attributed to the hands into... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Should I set married man free?

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am a 26-year-old single mother who recently met a man on the Internet. He told me he was separated from his wife but has two children with her. I would say that everything between us was going great until he said his wife returned home because she could not make it on her own. He is now saying that he wants to work... Read More

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Faiths meet At The Cross

THERE WAS no more room in the inn, so to speak, at St Mary’s Anglican Church on Tuesday night, as followers of many religious faiths gathered for another HymnSpeak, part of the annual Gospelfest, now in its 24th year. With a theme of At The Cross, all the selected hymns were centred around the Cross of Jesus. The HymnSpeak Voices, which... Read More

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Minister of Culture lauds Rihanna

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has praised Barbadian-born pop singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty, for winning the Billboard Chart Achievement Award last night. In a statement released to the media, Lashley congratulated the 28-year-old singer for her success at the annual music awards, held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. According... Read More

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Camille Cosby wouldn’t answer questions

Massachusetts – Bill Cosby’s wife of 52 years bickered with lawyers and cited marital privilege as she refused to answer questions about the torrent of sexual abuse allegations her husband faces, according to a transcript released on Friday of a sworn deposition she gave in February. Camille Cosby, 72, repeatedly cited her legal right to... Read More

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Parish Cavalcades ‘up to sponsors’

THE RETURN OF cavalcades to all 11 parishes is not out of the question, but is dependent on corporate sponsorship. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley made the point on the sidelines of the 2016 Crop Over Thanksgiving Service held at Sharon Moravian Church in St Thomas yesterday. Read More

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