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New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN – A top Taliban official announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after the news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week. Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS’ CONFEDERATION: A proactive approach to succession planning

MANY OF US PLAN for our retirement by ensuring that we have savings and a pension in place for when we no longer receive a monthly salary. Some of us make further provisions for further employment or enhance our skill set so “we don’t have to work forever”. Why then... Read More

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Major US airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

NEW YORK – Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month. Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: When booking online

LAST WEEK, I USED a couple of web-based hotel booking sites to reserve some accommodation in Charlotte and Kentucky for an upcoming trip. One of them, Hotwire, offers a variety of star rated lodging where you do not actually know exactly which property you are staying... Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS’ CONFEDERATION: A proactive approach to succession planning

MANY OF US PLAN for our retirement by ensuring that we have savings and a pension in place for when we no longer receive a monthly salary. Some of us make further provisions for further employment or enhance our skill set so “we don’t have to work forever”. Why then... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: When booking online

LAST WEEK, I USED a couple of web-based hotel booking sites to reserve some accommodation in Charlotte and Kentucky for an upcoming trip. One of them, Hotwire, offers a variety of star rated lodging where you do not actually know exactly which property you are staying... Read More

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Western companies look hard at China as growth slows

LONDON – The Chinese slowdown is forcing many Western companies to take a hard look at their businesses there, leading many to reduce investments, costs and product lines and to tackle increasing bad debts. Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Remedies for Barbados’ economy

A TREMENDOUSLY WISE Milton Friedman, the Nobel laureate in economics, once said in reference to the United States federal government: “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” Read More

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Bajans off to World Cup

ALTHOUGH being handed a task normally assigned to Tom Cruise’s character Ethan Hunte, Barbados netballers left for the World Cup in Sydney, Australia yesterday buoyed with great confidence. Barbados, ranked ninth, will play the last losing finalists New Read More

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Premier League play-offs tonight

THE FESTIVITIES ARE DONE. Now it’s time for the real fireworks. Basketball’s second season begins tonight at long last, as the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League play-offs finally get under way at the Wildey Gym following an agonisingly long two-week... Read More

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Burke still on a wave

JOSH BURKE continues to make waves. Read More

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Doping shock

IT SEEMS THE ENTIRE athletics world has been rocked by the latest allegations of doping. Read More

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ALL AH WE IS ONE: Cooled heels

IN MY ARTICLE OF LAST WEEK, I was lamenting that the Government appeared to be digging its own grave by adopting unnecessarily adversarial stances against individuals and groups who happened to have a difference of perspective from that of the Government on specific... Read More

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THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: It’s No Impulse Buying Month

I HAVE DECIDED after much thought that I will not be spending much money this month. Of course, I will pay my bills, the essentials as I see fit. I am experimenting with the idea of trying to avoid impulse buying that leads to an unnecessary clutter of things I do... Read More

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EDITORIAL: We are the ones to blame

OVER THE PAST year or so, not many state agencies have had as much exposure as the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA). Suffering through issues that ranged from a protracted shortage of compactor trucks to the recent work stoppage, workers and management at the SSA... Read More

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A 24-hour Barbados?

ON SUNDAY, I started a conversation with a small entrepreneur on the South Coast about business in Barbados. We spoke about the recently public holiday falling on Saturday and how it affected us. It became quite clear that many of the visitors and locals were Read More

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Crop Over Calendar 2015

A schedule of events for the 2015 Crop Over Festival from May 25 to August 3. Read More

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West is best

ONE YEAR before she celebrates her silver anniversary of putting out Kadooment bands, Betty West finally received the rewards that had eluded her year after year of competition. The colour, splendor and creativity of the veteran’s band Positive Vibes got the judges’... Read More

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Like Ah Boss

THERE WAS A POINT when 1Love appeared to be a ghost of Cohobblopots past – an apparition of good ideas gone bad at the hands of both unforeseen and avoidable circumstances. Large fences lined throughout Kensington Oval made the venue feel isolated and isolating.... Read More

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Betty West wins

DESIGNER BETTY WEST took the award for The Republic Bank Large Band of the Year in this year’s Grand Kadooment Parade. With a theme of Positive Vibes and colourful costumes, West’s designs were striking at the National Stadium and on the road. Read More

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