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Booby-trap blast injures former Greek PM

ATHENS – A former Greek prime minister was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit country for several years. Lucas Papademos, who served a brief stint as caretaker prime minister in late 2011 to mid-2012, did not have life... Read More

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ExxonMobil donates $5M to CDC’s flood relief efforts

GEORGETOWN – The Government of Guyana welcomes a donation of GUY$5 million from ExxonMobil Guyana, which will be handed over to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to assist in relief efforts for flood affected areas in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) and Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight). Senior director, public and government affairs at ExxonMobil... Read More

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Boy dies after getting into difficulty in sea

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of ten-year-old Nikan Legall. The former Maxwell Hill, Christ Church resident died around 5:55 p.m. on Thursday at Maxwell Beach. Police say Legall went to the beach in the company of his grandfather, twin brother and 11-year-old cousin. Read More

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CDB loan likely

THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (CDB) is eager to assist Barbados with a major economic reform loan, but the country needs to first get its house in order. Dr Warren Smith, head of the Barbados-headquartered regional institution, said yesterday the CDB was “quite prepared to provide a policy-based loan to the Barbados Government. “In... Read More

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Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong after China ratings cut

MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE downgraded Hong Kong’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings just hours after it cut China’s credit ratings for the first time in nearly 30 years. The US ratings agency downgraded Hong Kong’s rating to Aa2 from Aa1 and said credit trends in China will continue to have a significant impact on Hong Kong’s credit... Read More

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Guardian supports science effort

THE GUARDIAN GROUP will be involved in this year’s Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). Since its inception in 2012, the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) has been offering SPISE to Caribbean high-school students who are gifted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The objective... Read More

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Insurers must count

INSURANCE COMPANIES OPERATING in Barbados will face major changes in the requirements for contract accounting. Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced that insurers will need to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 17 for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. PwC said IFRS... Read More

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Parris now certified

BARBADIAN LOUIS PARRIS recently earned the Certified Advanced AML Audit Specialist (CAMS-Audit) credential from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). The CAMS-Audit designation is an advanced-level certification and is the first of its kind in the AML and financial crime prevention community. CAMS-Audit... Read More

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Jeshua’s mum coping with God’s help

MERLYNE MOORE’S worst nightmare became a reality a month ago when she received a call from her son Jeshua Ferdinand to inform her that he was partially paralysed. Describing the partial paralysis as sudden, Merlyne said her only child played two practice matches in England before falling ill the following week, and was unable to move his... Read More

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Stage set

KENSINGTON MAY HAVE just set the stage for entertainment. The Oval’s outfield will be saved from additional wear and tear now that Kensington Oval Management Inc. (KOMI) has finally acquired its own $300 000 mobile stage to host entertainment shows. The sleek 40x32-foot structure arrived at Kensington on Wednesday evening in the form... Read More

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Hat-trick heroes set up win

ST JUDE’S went on a goal spree in the National Sports Council’s BICO Primary Schools’ Football Competition yesterday. Led by a hat-tricks from Donte Gill and Shamari Harewood, St Jude’s thrashed St John Primary 8-0 at the Greens Playing Field. Gill was the first to get the ball rolling for St Jude’s scoring three straight goals. Read More

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Under-21s star against Newbury

THE BARBADOS Under-21 squad came away with an eight-goal win against Newbury All Stars in the Barbados Netball Association’s Division 1 competition on Wednesday night. The 36-28 victory was piloted by goal attack Shaquilla Davis who sank 24 of her 43 attempts and goal shooter Zakiya Kirton who netted 12 from 23 at the Netball Stadium. Read More

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No tears for Trinidad pipeline proposal

AFTER READING recent statements from the minister responsible for energy, nobody should moan nor groan about the derailment of the Trinidad-Barbados natural-gas pipeline proposal. Leave the moaning and groaning to those who discovered the sub-aqua mountains and gorges and the possibility of having to lay pipes in depths of water that would... Read More

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Bagging plastic bags

AS WE INCH EVER CLOSER to eliminating plastic bags from supermarkets, I have to ask an important question: Has any of this been thought out? Supporters of the initiative point to the positive impact on landfills and on the environment as a major reason, but is that benefit truly relevant? For instance, on May 22 on CBC, a Mr Eastmond from... Read More

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Lesson from the donkey

JACKASSES SOMETIMES EXHIBIT greater insight than humans. The Christian Bible contains a story in Numbers 22:21-39 about a prophet called Balaam, who displeased God. Because of this, God sent one of his angels with the sword to punish Balaam while he was riding his donkey on a journey. Read More

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Let us choose, please

PLEASE PERMIT ME to respond to Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault and her notion that Barbados should decriminalise same-sex conduct [as stated in last Thursday’s DAILY NATION]. Where does Canada – and indeed the High Commissioner – derive the moral authority to provide leadership on this question of choice? Is it that Barbados is... Read More

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DeeVine: What about me?

DISRESPECTED AND BELITTLED. That’s how Barbadian soca artiste Denise DeeVine Phillips is feeling today after the controversy surrounding the release and recording of We De Same versus Same Way. The bacchanal follows the release of Barbadian artiste Nikita’s Same Way on Monday. Read More

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Shaft 'forgot' he gave song to DeeVine

TRINIDADIAN SONGWRITER JASON “Shaft” Bishop says he “genuinely forgot” that he had sent the same song to DeeVine in 2015 when he sold it to Nikita this year. Responding to the controversy surrounding the song released by Nikita for Crop Over 2017 entitled Same Way, Shaft Vibes Entertainment said Shaft expressed regret at the turn of events.... Read More

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Fans beg Justin Bieber to cancel dates

LOS ANGELES – Fans of Justin Bieber pleaded on Tuesday for his upcoming British tour dates to be cancelled, underscoring the potential repercussions to music acts with a young fan base from the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Canadian Bieber, 23, is due to play an open-air concert at London’s Hyde Park in July.... Read More

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Controversy as Nikita releases song already sung by DeeVine

CONTROVERSY HAS HIT Crop Over early in the season. Barbadian artiste Nikita released a song on Monday called Same Way with an official lyric video on YouTube for the Crop Over 2017 season. The writing credits list Trinidadian Jason "Shaft" Bishop, Scott Galt, Mike Hulsmeier and Nikita Browne. Read More

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