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Samples taken from Salvador Dali’s body to resolve paternity suit

FIGUERAS, Spain – Forensic scientists and legal experts began taking DNA samples from the embalmed body of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali on Thursday to try to resolve a paternity claim. Maria Pilar Abel, who was born in 1956 in the northern Spanish town of Figueras – Dali’s hometown and the place he is buried – claims her mother... Read More

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Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros’ expanding superhero franchise

SAN DIEGO – After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros’ expanding comic book film franchise. A teaser of Warner Bros’ upcoming superhero films shown to the 6 500 attendees... Read More

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Two new junior monarchs crowned

LONG BEFORE the winner was announced, a group of vocal and very partisan supporters in the front row at Kensington Oval, began shouting ‘Teri’. They were completely convinced Teri Sparkle T Williams had won the 13 to 18 category of this year’s Scotiabank Junior Monarch. By the time MC Alff Padmore made it official, that group had grown... Read More

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Private sector knocks race talk in march

THE PRIVATE SECTOR is pushing back at suggestions that tomorrow’s march in Bridgetown has racial and political overtones. Private sector leader Charles Herbert yesterday rejected outright the claim that the rare alliance between the private sector and trade unions was really a march against the Freundel Stuart administration to push for... Read More

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Enhanced shopping experience with Courts card

UNICOMER (BARBADOS) LTD. known to the public as Courts, has launched its Courts Store Card Summer Promotion. The Promotion is intended to create excitement among shoppers and give shoppers an enhanced shopping experience this Summer using the Courts Store Card. As an exclusive Courts Store Card holder you can now get easy credit at an... Read More

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Call for probe into Amazon purchase of Whole Foods

WASHINGTON – The top Democrat on the United States House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has voiced concerns about Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. and is pushing for a hearing to look into the deal’s impact on consumers. The deal announced in June marks the biggest acquisition for the world's... Read More

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SBA: Clarify tax

WHILE THE MANUFACTURING industry is expected to pay the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), clarification is being sought on how it is to be calculated. President of the Small Business Association (SBA), Dean Straker, called on Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) to give a clear definition... Read More

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Sandals Barbados live broadcasts reaching over 10 million US listeners

SPEAK UP BARBADOS, the USA is listening. Months before unveiling their new 200-room property, Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals Resorts is spreading the Barbados buzz with a series of live radio broadcasts. Between July 12-14 and July 17-19, 20 USA radio stations will be on location at Sandals Barbados in Christ Church to endorse the island.... Read More

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Charles shuts down Maple

NIKOLAI CHARLES TOOK nine wickets for 26 runs to bowl CounterPoint Wanderers to a two-day victory over Home Improvement Hardware Maple in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Elite Division competition yesterday. The Barbados Pride leg-spinner’s remarkable spell orchestrated a Maple collapse as the home team crashed to 43 all out in their... Read More

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No team for qualifiers

THE ABSENCE OF quality players and financial constraints prevented the Barbados Football Association (BFA), from sending a team to the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 qualifiers in Bermuda. Only hosts Bermuda, Jamaica and Curacao contested the qualifiers, which wind down today. BFA general secretary Edwyn Wood explained that though tournaments... Read More

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Turf ready for Festival

THE NEW TURF is finally down. And not a moment too soon. International hockey will return to Wildey for the first time in six years, as the Barbados Hockey Festival is set to christen the sport’s brand new sand-based surface next month. Barbados Hockey Federation president Mark St Hill confirmed the news yesterday ahead of the August... Read More

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Bajans miss medals

SPRINTERS JAQUONE HOYTE and Tristan Evelyn came up short finishing just outside the medals at the XIX Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships at the Chan Chan Stadium in Peru on Friday night. After winning his 100 metres men’s heat with the fastest qualifying time of 10.48 seconds, Hoyte was much slower in the final, finishing... Read More

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Put aside egos, let all ideas contend

DO WE, AS the normal ego-driven personalities have a self-centred sense of entitlement to the rightness of our views and solutions, especially for the economic woes of Barbados? In an answer, it seems as if that has been the position of this DLP government since it has been in office – ego-driven. They have neither followed the alerts of... Read More

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Need for better traffic signage in Warrens

THE LONG-OVERDUE traffic signs in the Warrens area are being worked on, in fulfilment of a promise to review the direction. What bothers me at this stage, however, is that the markings on the road are always covered by traffic so most of the time they cannot be seen. They are generally too late (too close to the roundabouts), the one... Read More

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Death penalty discussion necessary

The loss of a loved one as a result of an accident or a medical condition is heart-rending to say the least. But the anguish that accompanies the murder of a relative, I cannot begin to imagine what that would feel like. With a heavy heart I wish to express condolences to the families of those whose lives have been taken by individuals... Read More

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Workers deserve a strike fund

IS IT REALLY TRUE what I heard on Friday from a former senior trade unionist? Would he have been right with what he had to say about the trade unions? Can Miss Toni Moore, Mr Akanni McDowall, Miss Mary Redman and Mr Pedro Shepherd please inform us, the general public, including the members of the collective and individual unions, that there... Read More

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Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros’ expanding superhero franchise

SAN DIEGO – After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros’ expanding comic book film franchise. A teaser of Warner Bros’ upcoming superhero films shown to the 6 500 attendees... Read More

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Two new junior monarchs crowned

LONG BEFORE the winner was announced, a group of vocal and very partisan supporters in the front row at Kensington Oval, began shouting ‘Teri’. They were completely convinced Teri Sparkle T Williams had won the 13 to 18 category of this year’s Scotiabank Junior Monarch. By the time MC Alff Padmore made it official, that group had grown... Read More

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Final night for Big Show

FIRST CITIZENS/DIGICEL DE BIG SHOW will close the curtains on a successful season tonight. The tent will toast the five calypsonians who made it to the Courtesy/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals. They are AC, Chrystal, Classic, Edwin and iWeb. Read More

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Ten to face Aziza in calypso final

TEN CALYPSONIANS WILL take on reigning Pic-O-De-Crop queen Aziza on August 5. The announcement was made early this morning at Kensington Oval following the performances of 18 semi-finalists. Ten contestants were announced instead of nine because of a tie. Read More

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