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Campus Trendz case over to jury

THE FATE OF the Campus Trendz murder accused Jamar Dewayne Bynoe is in the hands of the jury. Following 11 weeks of hearing evidence, the 12-member jury in the No.2 Supreme Court retired for deliberation around 12:30 p.m. today after one of the longest summations – three days. Bynoe, 24, is charged with the murder of six young women... Read More

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Caribbean Airlines Yellow Fever Advisory

PIARCO – Based on the recent Yellow Fever health advisories issued by various countries, Caribbean Airlines urges its valued customers to ensure that they know the vaccination requirements of the country to which they are travelling. This information can be obtained by checking with the relevant Ministry of Health, Embassy or Consulate... Read More

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Brexit on the agenda for Commonwealth Secretary-General

GEORGETOWN – Climate change, indebtedness, protecting migrant remittances and banking systems, and the consequences of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on small and vulnerable economies are priority concerns for the Commonwealth Secretary-General as she heads to Guyana for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference of Heads... Read More

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Warriors win tense finish against Patriots

GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS pulled off a tense four-wicket victory over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots with one ball to spare on Thursday night at Warner Park in the Hero Caribbean Premier League T20. Dwayne Smith laid the table with 62 off 36 balls as Amazon Warriors chased 164 for nine set by the Patriots. But once Smith fell, the Patriots took... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Mottley’s finance plan

No stranger to a national debate on economic matters, Mia Mottley, Barbados’ Opposition Leader, is perhaps one of Parliament’s most recognisable voices on the nation’s finances. Whether it is analysing the Central Bank’s controversial policy on the printing of money; zeroing in on the financing of state enterprises; grappling with the Government’s... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: The sights, sounds – and smell – of New Orleans

This column comes to you from New Orleans, where I am taking a short break. I came with my son, who is attending a major hospitality technology conference here. After reading today’s column it may become clear to you why I am not much in demand as a travel writer. The truth is that while there is a lot of musical talent in News Orleans,... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Caribbean debt is too high

Should the Caribbean be worried about its mounting debt? A mantra often invoked to describe the Caribbean is: “high debt, low growth.” It was never completely true. Today it may have become so. The tourism countries, Jamaica, Barbados, and The Bahamas, are still in distress from the tailwinds from the world crisis of 2009. The commodity-exporting... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Regional debt problem can be fixed

Should the Caribbean be worried about its mounting debt? Fiscal policy is the counter cyclical instrument par excellence, and it must not be confined to the quantitative control of the public accounts. Its tools may be of an exogenous nature or they may be endogenous (automatic stabilisers). The strategy for its operation focuses on... Read More

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Warriors win tense finish against Patriots

GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS pulled off a tense four-wicket victory over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots with one ball to spare on Thursday night at Warner Park in the Hero Caribbean Premier League T20. Dwayne Smith laid the table with 62 off 36 balls as Amazon Warriors chased 164 for nine set by the Patriots. But once Smith fell, the Patriots took... Read More

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Bajans bow out of Squash Open

BARBADIANS Shawn Simpson and Rhett Cumberbatch will not be taking any further part in the Professional Squash Association’s BTMI Barbados Men’s Squash Open. Yesterday, they were defeated by their opponents in the main draw at the Barbados Squash Club. Simpson, Barbados’ top-ranked player, lost to Antonio de la Torre of Guatemala 11-9,... Read More

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Garner Dilemma

JOEL GARNER is set to take over as West Indies team manager today amidst questions over whether he should continue as a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director and president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA). The outstanding former West Indies fast bowler has been appointed on a two-year contract to fill the position that had... Read More

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Blackbirds record

DOUBLE CROWN queens UWI Blackbirds ‘A’ ended the netball league season in the same manner in which they started, but the same cannot be said for early runners Guardian General Pride of Villa. While Blackbirds ‘A’ finished with an unbeaten record for 2016, scoring a maximum 50 points from a 10/0 performance, Villa fell from a dream start... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Make them pay for their folly

AS A SOCIETY MATURES, matters such as freedom of speech take on greater significance for members, and understandably so. But there are times when the advance of technology can cause serious complications with previously simple matters that were taken as nothing more than par for the course. Over the past few weeks in Barbados a more than... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Control your children

THIS POST MAY RUFFLE a few feathers and for that I do not apologise simply because I wish to encourage discussion. On Monday I boarded a flight to make my way back to this beautiful place I proudly call home. Now I had a lil migraine because I was up for approximately 24 plus hours. Behind me sat a lady with what seemed like 52 children;... Read More

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US too hasty with travel alert

DISCLAIMER: This letter writer does not support nor condone criminal acts and to the best of his ability tries to uphold and obey the laws of the land. The “world police” is on the beat again. Another security alert hastily and prematurely composed has been issued by the authorities at the US embassy in Barbados. Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Regret cheating on hubby

DEAR CHRISTINE, MY HUSBAND and I have been together for 22 years. He is my first love and sexual experience. I love him deeply but a couple of weeks ago I had an affair. He found out and I told him everything. It started out as a text relationship with this guy, joking with him. Then it became more. And after we had sex my feelings were... Read More

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Ding dong showdown

WHAT DO SEVERAL former monarchs, a couple of newcomers, a number of perennial finalists and some favourites have in common? Come Saturday morning they will all be hoping to hear their names announced among the coveted 16 to compete in both the Sweet Soca and the Party Monarch finals. The semi-finalists for the two competitions as well... Read More

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Mount Gay backing Pic-O-De-Crop

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL Foundation (NCF) has announced the return of Mount Gay Rum as a sponsor of the Pic-O-De-Crop Competition. The announcement was made by chief executive officer of the NCF, Cranston Browne at a press briefing this morning at the NCF’s West Terrace, St James headquarters. Browne described Mount Gay’s return as significant... Read More

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50 Cent arrested in St Kitts

BASSETERRE – America rapper 50 Cent was arrested here early Sunday following his performance at the St Kitts Music Festival late Saturday. The police report that the rapper whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, was arrested in his dressing room at the Warner Park stadium and taken to the Basseterre police station where he charged... Read More

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Party in The City

BROAD STREET, from its northern to southern points, was transformed yesterday into a cultural village, signalling the official start of Crop Over. The main street, which was closed to vehicular traffic, was a stage for cultural life as hundreds of locals and visitors competed for space to observe actors who danced as infectious percussion... Read More

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