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Fogging Schedule January 23 to 26

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S Vector Control Unit will continue its fogging programme next week in an effort to reduce the mosquito population on the island. On Monday, January 23, a team will head to St Andrew to spray Savannah Road, Shorey Village, Doughlin Tenantry, St Andrew’s Church, Walkers, Bawdens, Babylon Road and environs. The next... Read More

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No urgency on exchange of information

Barbados’ transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes regime has been deemed “largely compliant”. The problem, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, is that the island is not sharing the information fast enough. Last October, Minister of International Business Donville Inniss reported the... Read More

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Edwin Yearwood pulls out of regional competition

ONE OF BARBADOS’ top entertainers will not be performing in the semi-finals of the International Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad. Sweet Soca Monarch Edwin Yearwood is skipping the competition for the second consecutive year. He and Party Monarch Lil Rick were automatic entrants into the Island Winners category for the February 5... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The economic threat of crime

Every inch a clear thinker who prefers scholarly articulation, Professor Andy Knight opted for well-reasoned arguments to make an urgent appeal to the Caribbean. The former chairman of the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science, who until recently was the director of the University of the West Indies’ Institute of International... Read More

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No urgency on exchange of information

Barbados’ transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes regime has been deemed “largely compliant”. The problem, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, is that the island is not sharing the information fast enough. Last October, Minister of International Business Donville Inniss reported the... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The economic threat of crime

Every inch a clear thinker who prefers scholarly articulation, Professor Andy Knight opted for well-reasoned arguments to make an urgent appeal to the Caribbean. The former chairman of the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science, who until recently was the director of the University of the West Indies’ Institute of International... Read More

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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Roger Maxwell

Roger Maxwell is Nissan sales manager at Courtesy Garage. Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? In many ways, yes. My aspirations were always to be a manager in my chosen career and I have been employed in the automobile industry for many years. Of course, I have been setting new goals and aiming to be the best that I can be,... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: Doyle Caribbean brings home the foreign exchange

In the few times I have gone sailing on a yacht, I don’t remember hearing the classic melody of the same name by Christopher Cross, or being conscious of his immortal lyrics, “Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be/Just a dream and the wind to carry me/And soon I will be free.” Sorry Mr Cross, but “fantasy does not... Read More

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Blue the champs at St Ambrose

THE FIELD AT Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic was painted Blue after they emerged winners of this year’s St Ambrose Primary School sports. The winners had earned a whopping 400 points, Orange House were second with 333 points, and Yellow House were third with 310 points. Read More

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BCA in charge

THE BARBADOS CRICKET ASSOCIATION (BCA) is taking charge of the field of play. Cricket management at Kensington will come under the control of the BCA again, as the local governing body entered an agreement with Kensington Oval Management Inc. to rent the Oval during matches and cricket series. Read More

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Dorsett can strike today

LAST YEAR’S Gold Cup winner Dorsett has a final chance today to rekindle his flagging form and set the record straight with a victory in the featured Coolmore Home Of Champions Stakes and Trophy at the Garrison Savannah. Read More

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Foundation shock Progressive

EXPECTED RESULTS IN the Goddard Enterprises Limited senior volleyball knockouts almost turned into a casualty when the men’s action wound down on Thursday night at Oldbury. Firstly, two-time defending champions Barbados Bearings W. Gittens Progressive turned up with a depleted team and were defeated by Foundation United 22-25, 25-19, 20-25,... Read More

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MAVIS BECKLES: Charity better than nothing

I DIDN’T REALLY want tuh go on like evahbody else ’bout the lot o’ potholes all ovah Barbados and I promise muhself this year 2017 dat I gine try tuh focus pon the more positive things. But I gine tell ya, dah real hard because evah where ya look nowadays, it seems like there is more negatives all the time than positives. Read More

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EDITORIAL: Make Barrow’s story relevant

TODAY’S CELEBRATION OF Errol Barrow Day in honour of the National Hero and late Prime Minister remains an important holiday on the national calendar. But for a growing number of Barbadians it may be losing its significance. Read More

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FLYING FISH & COU COU: Waiting on Lowe to take lead

DR DENIS LOWE is being blasted for giving false hope to householders. Cou Cou understands those lambasting the often silent Minister of Environment are a group of frustrated public health inspectors. The inspectors are frustrated due to their inability to help householders who have been consistently crying out for the removal of abandoned... Read More

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SATURDAY'S CHILD: Zen and string-pulling

“ZEN” MEANS “meditative state”, and is the name given to a school of Buddhism which suggests that the soul grows through actively engaging with life as it is. One of the tools for achieving insight through meditation is a paradox called a “Koan”. Read More

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Edwin Yearwood pulls out of regional competition

ONE OF BARBADOS’ top entertainers will not be performing in the semi-finals of the International Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad. Sweet Soca Monarch Edwin Yearwood is skipping the competition for the second consecutive year. He and Party Monarch Lil Rick were automatic entrants into the Island Winners category for the February 5... Read More

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Headliners sitting out this year

THE HEADLINERS CALYPSO TENT will not be pitching this year. Tent manager MRBLOOD broke the news yesterday evening, while paying tribute to one of the founding members of the tent Adrian Boo Husbands. Boo passed away at his Chimborazo, St Joseph home early yesterday morning. He was 54. Read More

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$6 million to stage event, says Lashley

IT’S COSTING Government about $6 million to stage CARIFESTA XIII later this year. But Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley says the price tag associated with the regional cultural festival should be seen in the context of the economic returns the cultural industries could provide the island. Lashley was speaking at a press conference... Read More

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Culture Minister: Husbands was a skilled musician

ADRIAN “BOO” HUSBANDS was an “outstanding” musician. This tribute came today from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, following the sudden passing of the 54-year-old tent manager. Lashley noted that the skilled artiste dedicated his life to the cultural art form through music, and made a significant contribution to... Read More

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