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    January 19

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Elderly woman attacked by dogs

POLICE are carrying out investigations into reports that an elderly woman was mauled by two large dogs this morning around 9:05 in the Brighton, St Michael area. Eyewitnesses said they were alerted by loud screams and on responding, they saw the woman, said to be in her eighties, on her knees at the mercy of the attack. The victim was... Read More

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BWU supports NUPW but not joining protest

The executive council of the Barbados Workers' Union (BWU) is in agreement with the National Union of Public Workers' (NUPW) that public servants deserve better, says general secretary Toni Moore. But while members of the NUPW continue industrial action for a second day, the BWU will not be following suit at this time. The NUPW had given... Read More

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House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

WASHINGTON – Legislation to avoid a US government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through February16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate. On a mostly partisan vote of 230-197, the Republican-controlled House... Read More

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Young Bajan a class act

Student, photographer, writer, actor and burgeoning singer and dancer. At just 18 years old, Danté Crichlow has set a clear path for himself while many are still struggling to discover who they are. The multi-talented New Yorker is no stranger to the island, as his father Philip Crichlow, who is Barbadian, often visits his family here,... Read More

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Sam Lord’s Castle: Into The Future

With visions of the future, Barbados is on the cusp of a groundbreaking development - a resort that offers the highest level of environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable operations. In the winter of 2019, Sam Lord’s Castle - A Wyndham Grand Resort - will become a name synonymous with ideas of luxury and... Read More

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Multi-faceted approach to counterfeiting recommended

A multifaceted response to intellectual property rights infringements or counterfeiting is being recommended by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, amid growing threats to Barbados. Speaking at the start of a two-day workshop on Brand Protection and Intellectual Property... Read More

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WhatsApp inches closer to revenue plan with accounts for businesses 

SAN FRANCISCO – Messaging application WhatsApp said on Thursday that it would begin allowing business accounts for the first time, a step that brings the free service closer to a plan that would make money for its corporate parent, Facebook Inc. Some businesses already use WhatsApp, with 1.3 billion users, to answer inquiries from customers.... Read More

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Cabinet approves Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan

Cabinet has approved the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan, which is expected to be laid in Parliament shortly. This disclosure has come from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who said there were just one or two consultative things that had to be done with the Social Partnership. He added, however, that there... Read More

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Booted out of dollars

Well, footballers need money too. At least one man doesn’t think it’s fair to suspend footballers from the Barbados team for appearing in out-of-season tournaments, considering those same competitions put money in the players’ pockets while the national programme doesn’t. Former Barbados Football Association (BFA) general secretary Chris... Read More

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T20s ‘not enough for youths’

FORMER Barbados all-rounder Franklyn Stephenson believes young cricketers should be focusing on the longer version of the game. “Under-17 T20 cricket isn’t a big development tool right now for our youngsters. These youngsters need to play a longer version of the game because we don’t play that much in a sense,” said Stephenson in response... Read More

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Brooks strokes way to ton

The silky stroke play and tender touch of the stylish Shamarh Brooks was on show at Kensington Oval yesterday as the Barbados Pride captain gracefully logged his fourth first-class century. The 29-year-old Brooks attractively fashioned a polished unbeaten 104 while steering Barbados Pride to a pleasing position of 261 for two off 90 overs... Read More

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Blue end Green’s reign

Now that didn’t last too long. It was really one and done for Green house as Blue ended their short reign by winning Lawrence T. Gay’s inter-house sports yesterday at the National Stadium. With Kijana Johnson and Onari Grenville leading the charge, Blue powered to the top with 333 points – 21 more than 2016 winners Red house (312). Read More

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Stick to preaching the Gospel

The issue of clergymen serving in active elective politics does call for some comment. In light of the cut and thrust of modern party politics, where does real allegiance rest? With God or with the party? Clergy service is a vocation. There must be more novel ways of serving. In critical matters where your vote is critical, even when... Read More

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Relegate Nelson to museum

ON THE OCCASION of the First Convention of The Barbados Co-operative Credit Union League Ltd, October 1989, the then Dr Hilary Beckles was invited to deliver a speech entitled The Question Of Economic Democracy In Barbados Today. In it, he opined that “symbolic changes are important”. He was referring to the prominence that Broad Street... Read More

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Give the whole story, please

I can imagine how Gordon “Butch” Stewart felt after he saw that recent headline in Barbados Today about Too Many Entitlements – especially if, as has been subsequently reported, the story only gave a sensationalised version of what took place. The company subsequently responded and indicated that while the Sandals chairman acknowledged... Read More

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We can fix 11-Plus

As promised, I have returned to the 11-Plus examination, but prior to delving into deeper depths on this highly debatable subject, there are things of which some critics may not be aware. The 11-Plus examination adopted by Barbadian authorities was created by the British Education Act of 1944 under the then Minister of Education of the... Read More

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Young Bajan a class act

Student, photographer, writer, actor and burgeoning singer and dancer. At just 18 years old, Danté Crichlow has set a clear path for himself while many are still struggling to discover who they are. The multi-talented New Yorker is no stranger to the island, as his father Philip Crichlow, who is Barbadian, often visits his family here,... Read More

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Laff-It-Off treat for students

Four hundred students will be treated to Bajan comedy at its best when they head to the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to watch a special edition of Laff-It-Off. The students who attend public and private secondary schools, the Barbados Community College, and are enrolled in Operation Triple Threat, will be accompanied by their respective... Read More

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MUSICAL ICONS: Alison Hinds

Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. For decades each of the trio has been unofficially ‘repping’ Barbados, introducing those near and far to our island’s culture. Read More

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MUSICAL ICONS: Stedson ‘RPB’ Wiltshire

Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. For decades each of the trio has been unofficially ‘repping’ Barbados, introducing those near and far to our island’s culture. Read More

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