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Police out in numbers for Foreday

ACTING POLICE COMISSIONER Tyrone Griffith is among a large number of policemen on the road for the Forday Morning Jam. Griffith was among a group of officers at Queen’s Park where 17 bands are waiting to move off to start the early morning jump up. Three truckloads of officers arrived soon after and have since moved on to other spots... Read More

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Weekend Buzz July 29, 2016

Catch the winning performances from the new Sweet Soca, Party Monarch and Junior Calypso Monarch winners. Take in some Junior Kadooment and revisit We Ting. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More

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Marvay is new People’s Monarch

IF YOU DON'T KNOW the face you must know the name. It is familiar on the airwaves and in fetes. The name is Marvay and by fan votes he is the Hott95.3fm People's Monarch 2016. Marvay's Know The Face pushed TC's De People’s Place into second when he garnered 63 per cent of the votes. Marvay, who was stuck in traffic when the announcement... Read More

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Employ licensed security guards, promoters told

AS LAST LAP Crop Over events continue in earnest this weekend, those holding them are reminded that the security guards they employ should be licensed. This reminder has come from security officer in the Ministry of Defence and Security, Earl Deane, who said no security guard, private investigator or security agency should provide such... Read More

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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Roberto Pereyra

Roberto Pereyra is chef at UMI Restaurant, Sugar Bay Resort Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? As a professional chef I always want to do my very best, but I’m also open to further training and development. What is your biggest professional challenge? Preparing and cooking the food at UMI Restaurant and managing the... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: Changing lanes in a slow-moving race

Q in the Community patrons side-step in unison to the music of long-dead country singers, Kadooment revellers bend down a lot as they move forward to Spring Garden, and Government leaders moonwalk, looking like they are going forward when they are really going backward. Chris Sinckler, our minister of finance, warns that new austerity measures... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Harmonious regional growth is possible

Is a regional economic model the answer for Caribbean countries? We come from different places in terms of natural resources, in some cases language, religion, legal frameworks and political philosophies. Therefore, is it naive to believe we can get harmonious growth? In my view it is not. It is essential. Economic growth cannot be... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Competitiveness a recipe for growth

Is a regional economic model the answer for Caribbean countries? Caribbean Development Bank borrowing member countries (BMCs) have experienced low and volatile growth over the last decade, and this growth has lagged other country groups, including other small states. Indeed, the average growth rate of BMCs during the period was less... Read More

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No Rio!

THE SWEETHEART of local athletics is now the heartbreak of a nation. SADA WILLIAMS’ Olympics dreams have become one hell of a nightmare, as the sprint sensation has been officially sidelined from the Rio Games after her right leg injury was diagnosed as a Grade 1 hamstring strain. Barbados’ worst fears were finally realised when the... Read More

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BCA writes off members’ debt

THE BARBADOS Cricket Association (BCA) is extending an olive branch to hundreds of members who are not in good financial standing by writing off a significant portion of their debt. Against the background that more than 500 members are not up to date with their annual $200 subscriptions and some owe the association more than $2 000, the... Read More

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More foreign teams hooked

NO TURF. No problem. Looks like the Barbados Hockey Festival will do just fine after all, even without the new artificial surface, as the country’s premier hockey competition has attracted more foreign teams than last year’s edition. Chairman of the festival committee, David Rouse, disclosed seven overseas squads confirmed their participation... Read More

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Going for Derby hat-trick

TRAINER VICTOR CHEESEMAN is going for a hat-trick at the Massy United Insurance Barbados Derby next week Saturday. “I trained very hard to get the hat-trick and I think I have a chance,” Cheeseman said yesterday at a press conference to announce the details of the race. The champion trainer holds previous titles with Voldemort and Poetic... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: A whole $280 for a fete?

It is CROP OVER, music now got to play, drinks now got to drink and food now got to eat. My word, people gine have fun pun top of fun the week coming I can’t wait! When I say I can’t wait, I mean I can’t wait for THEM to have fun cause I won’t be going anywhere. I love de festival don’t get me wrong but some events does just have too many... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Bishop Gordon hit bullseye on guns

WHILE ADDRESSING the monthly meeting of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Tuesday, Catholic Bishop of Barbados Jason Gordon called for all accused persons on gun possession charges to be tried within a month. We wholeheartedly endorse this suggestion from the senior cleric. We believe it is an approach that is absolutely necessary... Read More

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It’s not water under the bridge

A BOLD HEADLINE atop a letter in the print media this week asked Why fuss about Crop Over Water? There are several answers fitting that question. I will offer only a few. • The foreign-made product imported into Barbados without the local water ingredient, to be consumed primarily during the Crop Over season with the name “Crop Over... Read More

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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Enjoy the festival minus guns, lewdness

THE CURTAIN WILL BE coming down on the Crop Over Festival on Monday and I will be at two of the events this weekend – the Pic-O-De-Crop finals and Grand Kadooment. On Saturday night I will be in my usual stand which is located at the corner of “Bedstead Street” and “Mattress Street,” St Joseph’s Rectory, Horse Hill, St Joseph. This stand... Read More

summa-and-de-mc

Weekend Buzz July 29, 2016

Catch the winning performances from the new Sweet Soca, Party Monarch and Junior Calypso Monarch winners. Take in some Junior Kadooment and revisit We Ting. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More

damian-marvay

Marvay is new People’s Monarch

IF YOU DON'T KNOW the face you must know the name. It is familiar on the airwaves and in fetes. The name is Marvay and by fan votes he is the Hott95.3fm People's Monarch 2016. Marvay's Know The Face pushed TC's De People’s Place into second when he garnered 63 per cent of the votes. Marvay, who was stuck in traffic when the announcement... Read More

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People's Monarch to be named this afternoon

WHO WILL BE the Starcom Network People's Monarch 2016 and walk away with the cash prize? Will it be TC, a former Sweet Soca and Party Monarch winner who has never won a People's Monarch? Or will it be Damian Marvay? In his second year on the soca scene he has already made a name for himself with his sweet, infectious tunes and has bagged... Read More

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Roadblock for Day Two jump

STAY AWAY FROM the East Coast on Tuesday if you are not in the band. That was the message from the organisers of Day Two, a major Kadooment-like jump-up featuring about 1 000 revellers, who will hit the streets on the picturesque St Andrew coast to celebrate the second successive public holiday celebrating Emancipation Day. DM Celebrations,... Read More

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