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COB offers slot machine operators way out

CREDIT UNIONS HAVE become the port of call for thousands of Barbadians. And now it seems that slot machine operators may just have to follow the lead. A day after Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite revealed that slot machine operators were having difficulty in depositing their money in banks over money laundering fears, chief executive... Read More

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Tough Budget task

WITH A general election months away, a Budget in five days, economic uncertainty on the horizon and time running out for tough decisions, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is not a man to be envied, says a top World Bank official. Dr Daniel Lederman, the World Bank’s deputy chief economist with responsibility for Latin American and the... Read More

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$76m NIS project

THE NATIONAL INSURANCE SCHEME (NIS) is pumping $76 million into the construction and/or refurbishment of five police station complexes across the island. Three of the four being built will be completed on time and on budget. Construction of the fifth, at Six Roads, St Philip, is yet to start. This has been revealed not only by the director... Read More

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No posters, please!

THOSE WHO PASTE POSTERS on the refurbished coral stone walls of the barracks of Central Police Station, beware. There will be cameras watching and those caught on camera could face prosecution. So said Tyrone Peters, one of the people behind the restoration of the 1925 building at the rear of Central Police Station on Tudor Street, The... Read More

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Crafter uses paper to unleash creativity

AT A TIME when e-cards are becoming increasingly popular, there is a “paper crafter” who delights in making something that you can hold. Elizabeth Blackman has turned her hobby into a business and she is enjoying every minute of it. In an interview with BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY about her micro business Handmade, she said that she... Read More

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Flow nets 16 000 subscribers

MORE THAN 16 000 mobile subscribers are currently enjoying Flow’s superfast 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. And that number is expected to double by year end. “In less than two months, just over 16 000 mobile accounts, both prepaid and post-paid, are enjoying the benefits of our 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. This means... Read More

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Fiscal discipline a must

ON TUESDAY, MAY 9th the Central Bank of Barbados held its first economic press conference since 2014. It was hosted by Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes, who succeeded Dr DeLisle Worrell who was fired in February. Haynes touched on a range of economic issues while fielding questions from the media. BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY brings his thoughts... Read More

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Finance needs leaders

EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECCB) Governor, Timothy Antoine, says the region must make urgent changes if its financial sector is to thrive in the modern, global economy. Antoine was delivering a keynote address, entitled Imperatives For Financial Sector Development In The Caribbean at the 2017 Domestic Financial Institutions Conference,... Read More

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Newbury finally taste victory

NEWBURY ALL STARS recorded their first victory in the Barbados Netball Association’s Division 1 competition on Monday night. After losing four games on the trot, a determined Newbury held on in the few minutes before the final whistle, edging out Signia UWI Blackbirds ‘B’ 39-37 at the Netball Stadium. Read More

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St Gabriel’s, Bay Primary top scorers

ST GABRIEL’S pulled out all the stops to defeat St Bartholomew 5-0 as the National Sports Council’s BICO Primary Schools’ Football Competition continued yesterday. Bay Primary also netted five goals, but their opponents, Hilltop Preparatory, were able to score a consolation goal. Of the 19 games played, three schools were each able to... Read More

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Young cricketers off to Manchester

YOUNG BARBADIAN cricketers continue to benefit from the relationship between the Lancashire Cricket Board and the Barbados Cricket Association. The latest beneficiaries are Shakeem Clarke and Jadeja Edwards. The two young cricketers left the island on Monday bound for Manchester, England, where Clarke will play with Sefton Park Cricket... Read More

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Combermere vs Foundation again

IT WILL be Combermere and Foundation again. The two schools that have clashed in many cricket finals at various levels in recent years will come face to face in another championship match tomorrow. This time it will be the final of the Barbados Cricket Association’s Everton Weekes Under-13 Competition, which will be played at Empire... 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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Church can help youth

WE HAVE SOME incredible young Barbadians who are excelling in music, sports, academics, culture and other arenas. Perhaps we should celebrate them more and provide additional resources for their development as they are certainly doing credit to our beloved nation. Unfortunately, there are those at the other end of the spectrum who make... Read More

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Peeved about $3.4m cost for Queen’s Park

FROM TIME TO TIME and on a number of occasions in the past, the Press has projected itself as a bastion of our democracy and equally a guardian of our heritage. Speaking as a taxpayer, I am concerned that at this time an amount of $3.4 million can be extracted from the Consolidation Fund for renovations to the Queen’s Park Gallery and Theatre.... 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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1Love concert on again

FOR THE FIRST time, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons will grace the 1Love stage with Machel Montano this Crop Over season. That announcement was made earlier today as the partial line-up for the concert being held on August 6 was revealed. Since there is no Cohobblopot, the concert will, as usual, fill the void for party lovers. Read More

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007 actor Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON – Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said. His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a millionaire and a heartthrob the world over, though... Read More

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Festival plan

THERE WILL BE no King or Queen of the Crop for Crop Over 2017. And once again there will be no Cohobblopot. However, after “intense discussion” on threatened action, there will be an $80 000 increase in money to bandleaders. These revelations were made yesterday by Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley at an update on the 2017 festival. Read More

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