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JEFF BROOMES: Remembering Matthew

MATTHEW FARLEY WAS my friend. Matthew Farley was an inspirational and enthusiastic leader for his students. Matthew Farley was a supportive affirmer of quality teachers. Matthew Farley was an outstanding ambassador for the teaching profession and education in general. Read More

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ALBERT BRANDFORD: Absent ministers, PAC must widen net

THE LATE MINISTER of Health Branford Taitt must have gone to his grave believing he was perhaps the most maligned person ever to have served in a Cabinet in Barbados. Taitt certainly felt more than his fair share of the slings and arrows of public service over his handling of the controversial St Joseph Hospital affair, which was the subject... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Governors had a ball

IT WAS GREAT to see the first Governor of the Central Bank, Sir Courtney Blackman, with Lady Blackman enjoying the ambiance of an evening of which he was the mastermind, when the bank hosted the 41st Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture at the Frank Collymore Hall during the week of Independence celebrations. Read More

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TONI THORNE: Tell your story

THIS SUNDAY’S COLUMN was initially going to list all the things we as Bajans ought to complain about, as a balance to last week’s article. Then it was going to discuss a horrific account of brutality, victimisation and extortion right here in Barbados from an email I received from an avid reader. Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The battle against sugary drinks

The question was first asked a quarter of a century before English-sailors landed in Barbados in 1627 and took possession of the island in the name of the Crown. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any name would smell as sweet,” asked Juliet about Romeo’s name in William Shakespeare’s popular romantic play Romeo And Juliet.... Read More

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‘Mother’ to all baked goods

It’s not unusual to find Terissa Bushell elbow-deep in flour, eggs, and icing sugar at this time of the year. It’s the Christmas season, one of the busiest times of the year for the St Philip baker and she usually gets “a lot of orders for great cakes and cheesecakes”. And, said the owner of Teri’s Pastries, she was a “professional bowl... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: The ant facing the elephant: 3

This final article on correspondent banking, de-risking and the labelling of Caribbean countries as tax havens focuses on the long-term measures that can be implemented to counter the effects of these challenges on our already vulnerable economies. The United States is the largest economy in the world. While this will change soon, it would... Read More

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Job hunting app available soon

A NEW REGIONAL mobile app will make job hunting easier for Caribbean nationals. Human resource consulting firm Profiles Caribbean Inc. launched JobsOnTheGo on Wednesday night at Tapas Restaurant. Chief operations officer Shane Howell said his team understood not everyone would be actively job hunting but they chose to invest in the app... Read More

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New appointments top WICB agenda

ST JOHN’S – The ratification of the appointments of the new Chief Executive Officer and Head Coach, the full review of the commercial strategy and the 2017 schedule are among the major topics up for discussion at the Board of Directors meeting of the West Indies Cricket Board. The meeting, scheduled for today and tomorrow, will also continue... Read More

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Prize wait

IN THE wake of the launch of this year’s Under-17 National Junior Football Tournament, defending champions St George South are fuming over what they are calling gross disrespect and a great disappointment. One of the coaches, Corey “Beenie Man” Barrow, is contending that the youngsters who won last year’s competition have not received the... Read More

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Sprint thrill is on

TODAY'S feature BTC Board of Directors Handicap could see a sensational finish between resolute sprinters Wild Cat Tea and Lucky Adventure at the Garrison Savannah. Although attracting six runners, this 1 100 metres race, the day’s sixth for three-year-olds and over horses rated 140-120 and lower is a must see. The major question is,... Read More

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Dunwoody, Weekes make splash

HEAVY rains cut short the third day of the Powerade Barbados Olympic Association’s Independence Short Course National Championships, but not before Nkosi Dunwoody and Ashley Weekes made their mark once more in the pool. Front-runners in the 13-14 age group, Dunwoody and Weekes lived up to expectations, both grabbing wins in the 400 metres... Read More

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JEFF BROOMES: Remembering Matthew

MATTHEW FARLEY WAS my friend. Matthew Farley was an inspirational and enthusiastic leader for his students. Matthew Farley was a supportive affirmer of quality teachers. Matthew Farley was an outstanding ambassador for the teaching profession and education in general. Read More

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ALBERT BRANDFORD: Absent ministers, PAC must widen net

THE LATE MINISTER of Health Branford Taitt must have gone to his grave believing he was perhaps the most maligned person ever to have served in a Cabinet in Barbados. Taitt certainly felt more than his fair share of the slings and arrows of public service over his handling of the controversial St Joseph Hospital affair, which was the subject... Read More

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I CONFESS: Mothers let children run the show

INDULGENT PARENTS, ESPECIALLY mothers, are largely to blame for the bad attitudes and poor work ethic of many of our young people in Barbados today. I am convinced of this, given what I have been confronted with as a father of two young adults who grew up with their mother. Besides that, every day I hear and see the response of young people... Read More

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MAVIS BECKLES: A month to remember

WHEW! Boy, well November pass and all the planning and big lot o’ independence celebrations done. Prince Harry come in, do he official duties and gone ’long ’bout he business. The lot o’ fetes and functions gone; some come off good and some barely make it, but duh come off. The rain even had a hand in the whole thing; it come down and... Read More

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Weekend Buzz December 9, 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: Look back at the big Hennessy Artistry Weekend. Find out what went down at Barbados is Music. Learn what's buzzing this weekend. Read More

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Kanye West, newly blond, resurfaces in LA after mystery hospital stay

KANYE WEST, sporting a new blond look, has surfaced for the first time since spending more than a week in a psychiatric hospital. The Jesus Walks rapper was photographed visiting a furniture exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday. An Instagram snap of the 39 year-old musician, posted by Italian artist Giovanni... Read More

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Coalishun should do ‘more shows’

IT TOOK ALMOST 20 years but it was a reunion worth waiting for. Digicel Barbados is Music on Sunday was the event became the first time that members of Coalishun were on stage representing the group since 1998. The band, with vocalists Adrian Clarke, Terencia TC Coward-Thompson and Rupert Rupee Clarke, opened the show at Kensington Oval... Read More

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Local talent get Classical spotlight

THIS YEAR’S EDITION of the Classical/Pops Festival will have a bigger dose of Bajan spice than ever before. Speaking at Wednesday’s launch at The Paddock, Apes Hill, St James, producer Michael Aiken said organisers are keeping with the thrust to showcase Barbadian talent and artistes. Fans would have seen the Mighty Gabby and soca queen... Read More

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