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Defying odds despite disability

BEING BLIND SHOULD never be seen as a handicap. And for 69-year-old Victor Husbands, who was born blind, it has never held him back in any form or fashion. He uses his hands to “see”. Husbands, who was employed at Bartel Communications Inc. from 1969 to 2001, worked servicing all landline telephones by taking them apart, polishing them and... Read More

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Visitor charged

FOUR PACKAGES of cannabis found in a hidden compartment have led to the arrest of a visitor. Jamaican Teneisha Greene, 24, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation. Police say Greene arrived at Grantley Adams International Airport last Friday and a search by Customs Officers... Read More

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Duchess Kate on 100th Vogue cover

LONDON – The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana. Late on Saturday Vogue revealed the cover of its June edition on its website, which goes on sale on Thursday, showing... Read More

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Three charged in offshore drug seizure

POLICE HAVE CHARGED three men in connection with more than 500 pounds of cannabis seized in an offshore operation last Thursday night. They are Allan Anthony Cutting, 48 years of Godding Road, St Michael; 55-year-old Andrew Alexander Smith, of Brighton, St. Michael; and Stewart Delisle Ifill, 30, of Bartlett Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village,... Read More

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BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Culture is key to business success

CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT of its existence in organisations is one of the areas being covered in the Barbados’ Best Employers programme employee survey. Jonathan Becker, an executive culture consultant at global research and consulting firm Great Place To Work, in a piece published on fortune.com, said there were a number of strategies companies... Read More

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Numbers not adding up

AN ECONOMIC SURVEY of the world’s accountants, including those in the Caribbean, has found that the majority of firms are cutting back on employment and investment. And the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey released by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants also reported... Read More

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Inniss leads Bajan mission to Cuba

MINISTER OF INDUSTRY Donville Inniss will lead a public and private sector delegation on a political/commercial mission to Cuba starting tomorrow. There will be two delegations going on the trip, a business delegation, comprising the companies looking to sell their products, and a ministerial delegation accompanying Inniss on his meetings... Read More

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Boost for start-ups

OPPORTUNITIES ARE ABOUT to be delivered at superfast speeds to Caribbean entrepreneurs. Cable & Wireless (C&W) Business has joined forces with The Entrepreneurial Network (TEN) to deliver the first Caribbean Start-Up Summit – an innovative forum that will bring together a global community of experts and business support to help regional entrepreneurs... Read More

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Joshua riding high

THE NEW FACE OF CYCLING is definitely smiling pretty. There’s no doubt that Joshua Kelly is riding high now, as the Caribbean Elite Cycling Championships’ time trial king became Barbados’ national road race champ after dominating the field at Stewart’s Hill yesterday. Read More

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Mayers ready for action today

THE UNCERTAINTY IS OVER. Former Bushy Park lap record holder Roger “His Hotness” Mayers will make it to the track today. In an interview with SUNSPORT, he said he and his crew had been working around the clock to make sure that the Chefette/Digicel/Sol/Hankook/DHL/Illusion Graphics Ford Focus was ready for the rigours of the second round of... Read More

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Kelly’s king of the road

ONE DOWN. One to go. Joshua Kelly appears well on his way to a historic double, having signalled his intent to sweep the National Championships by leading from start to finish en route to his first Barbados road race title yesterday on the gruelling Stewart Hill course. Read More

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Del Castilho among Sub-Zonal leaders

BARBADIAN Martyn Del Castilho was keeping close tabs on the front-runners at the Sub-Zonal Chess Championships after the fourth round of games at the Divi Southwinds Hotel yesterday. Del Castilho, the highest rated local player and the fifth highest of the 44 men’s entrants, completed a third successive victory yesterday morning to move to... Read More

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GET REAL: Agents of white supremacy

MOHANDAS GANDHI is one of history’s most heralded and successful opponents of European colonialism. He was a hero to many, including Dr Martin Luther King. The records suggest he was also an agent of white supremacy. Not a secret agent like 007. Gandhi appears to have internalised and acted out the dominant narrative of his day. Read More

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PETER WICKHAM: Brexit to Caricom

ON THURSDAY, June 22, the British will vote on whether to stay in or leave the European Union for the first time in four decades and their potential exit is now affectionately referred to as the “Brexit”. The matter of the UK remaining in or leaving the EU is entirely a matter for them and, moreover, it would appear as though their attitude... Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Stop the bullying and talk

ALL THESE YEARS I have been labouring under the belief that slavery had been abolished in Barbados. Now I am not so sure, if I am to be guided by the legal opinion from the Solicitor General’s Office, which is reported to have said that marking School-Based Assessments (SBAs) forms part of the duties of a teacher. During slavery, the master... Read More

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TONY BEST: Preparing for climate change

NEW YORK WAS the scene of an elaborate global meeting recently. It was described by the United Nations as a “legal formality,” a requirement by the world body to implement the historic Climate Change Agreement. Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who led his country’s delegation in Paris last December when the pact was negotiated, joined... Read More

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Duchess Kate on 100th Vogue cover

LONDON – The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana. Late on Saturday Vogue revealed the cover of its June edition on its website, which goes on sale on Thursday, showing... Read More

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The Wonder of Vintage Reggae

FANS LEFT WITH mixed reviews about the Digicel Vintage Reggae show at Kensington Oval on Friday night. But when the performers hit on something good the thousands who packed the venue were quite willing to show their full support. Read More

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Weekend Buzz April 29, 2016

Catch some of the performances from the Reggae Beach Party. See Zulu International’s Kadooment 2016 costumes. Find out which Kadooment band Rihanna is supporting. What’s buzzing this weekend. Read More

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Monarchs show scrapped

LACK OF SPONSORSHIP has forced the National Cultural Foundation to pull the Monarchs of the Mas Show originally slated for July 31 from the Crop Over calendar. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley made the disclosure at a press briefing at Kensington Oval this afternoon. A scaled down version of the show, which would have featured the... Read More

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