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Wildey can be developed

WILDEY, ST MICHAEL, is ripe for further investment and development. It is envisioned that the busy district will emerge as one focusing on health and wellness and helping to solve urban Barbados’ transportation and traffic issues. The concepts were detailed in the new Wildey Community Plan released by the Town & Country Development Planning... Read More

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Breedy’s pro record now 10-0

COBIA “SOLDIER” BREEDY remains undefeated as a professional boxer after outpointing Puerto Rican Wilfredo Garriga in Las Vegas. It was the tenth successive victory for the 25-year-old Barbadian, who remains on course for a world title shot. “I feel great. I feel confident. My coach and I had a plan for me to have a world title when I... Read More

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IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Triplets’ mum wants help with extra room

JOANNA WIGGINS, the 19-year-old who gave birth to triplets last year, is appealing for assistance to build a bedroom at her family home for her and the three boys. The young mother is asking for construction material to do the job. Last December the charity group Sidewalk Santa raised $2 700 to assist Wiggins with this venture, but the... Read More

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BAR, BRA FACE-OFF

THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY ACT may be challenged in the law courts if it isn’t repealed. The Bar Association, at an extraordinary meeting of its membership last week, voted unanimously to challenge the constitutionality of the law because of problems which have arisen regarding the issuance of tax clearance certificates by the agency.... Read More

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Wildey can be developed

WILDEY, ST MICHAEL, is ripe for further investment and development. It is envisioned that the busy district will emerge as one focusing on health and wellness and helping to solve urban Barbados’ transportation and traffic issues. The concepts were detailed in the new Wildey Community Plan released by the Town & Country Development Planning... Read More

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New fund pushing green investments

BARBADOS AND OTHER countries financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are getting help to link their investments to climate goals. This followed an IDB decision to approve the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Pipeline Accelerator Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ACL). This is a new instrument to increase support for enhancing... Read More

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Sustainable tourism drive

A NEW PARTNERSHIP has been initiated as part of efforts to enhance the Caribbean’s sustainable tourism effort. Last week, the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO, and the Travel Foundation, the international agency that promotes the benefits of tourism to people and the environment, launched a free online sustainable tourism... Read More

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Brushing up paint plan

ANSA COATINGS LIMITED, one of the Caribbean’s leading paint and coatings manufacturers and suppliers, is planning further investment in Barbados. One year after the Barbados subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago enterprise was established, officials recently opened the first franchise of what they promise will be a series of Sissons Colour... Read More

cobia-breedy

Breedy’s pro record now 10-0

COBIA “SOLDIER” BREEDY remains undefeated as a professional boxer after outpointing Puerto Rican Wilfredo Garriga in Las Vegas. It was the tenth successive victory for the 25-year-old Barbadian, who remains on course for a world title shot. “I feel great. I feel confident. My coach and I had a plan for me to have a world title when I... Read More

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Panton, Watson end with a bang

FORMER CHAMPION driver Rhett Watson and Jamaica’s Jeff Panton drove away with the major honours as drivers from 17 nations settled Flow King of the Hill yesterday. At the wheel of a well-prepared Chefette/Power King Batteries/Gliptone/Stihl/Gunk/The Unknown Entity in support of Little Pink Gift BMW M3, Watson, with co-driver James Hutchinson... Read More

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Belle qualifies for Worlds

THE BELL has rung again for another Barbados qualifier at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in London. Olympic Games’ first-timer Tia-Adana Belle qualified for the championships with a lifetime best of 55.42 seconds in winning the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the NCAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships in Alabama on Saturday.... Read More

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Schools cricket ‘needs shake-up’

AMID CONTROVERSY over the composition of the Barbados Youth team in the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) Elite Division, there are calls for changes to schools cricket. Pickwick coach Corey Yearwood believes the BCA should go back to having separate Combined Schools North and South teams while also allowing schoolboys who have not been... Read More

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Let’s think rationally

EVIDENCE ABOUNDS all around us that literacy and, indeed, higher education, are not passports to intelligent, rational thought. And nothing demonstrates this more than the contentious issue of what is popularly known as “gay rights”. In the May 23 DAILY NATION, Joseph Scott denounced the Canadian High Commissioner to Barbados [Marie... Read More

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Beating ourselves

IF A CRICKET PITCH is not up to a set and recognised standard for playing the game at the highest level, then not only the pitch should be criticised but the persons who are ultimately responsible for the preparation should be reprimanded. It is a symptom and sad reflection of the type of leadership throughout the region where there is... Read More

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No tears for Trinidad pipeline proposal

AFTER READING recent statements from the minister responsible for energy, nobody should moan nor groan about the derailment of the Trinidad-Barbados natural-gas pipeline proposal. Leave the moaning and groaning to those who discovered the sub-aqua mountains and gorges and the possibility of having to lay pipes in depths of water that would... Read More

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Bagging plastic bags

AS WE INCH EVER CLOSER to eliminating plastic bags from supermarkets, I have to ask an important question: Has any of this been thought out? Supporters of the initiative point to the positive impact on landfills and on the environment as a major reason, but is that benefit truly relevant? For instance, on May 22 on CBC, a Mr Eastmond from... Read More

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Taxes ‘hurting’ shows

THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the long-running Gospelfest show says taxes and restrictions are stagnating the entertainment industry. Adrian Agard, the man behind the production, said there was much entertainment to be developed but “restrictive regulations” were blocking the potential. He was speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday during... Read More

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Ultimate praise and worship

ONE OF THE MAIN EVENTS on the Gospelfest calendar brought thousands to their feet on Saturday night. During the four-hour Sol Ultimate Gospel show at Kensington Oval, hundreds abandoned their chairs when international artistes Jonathan Nelson and Charles Jenkins took to the stage for their praise and worship session. Jenkins climaxed... Read More

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Gospel party on the Hill

HUNDREDS ARE AT Farley Hill National Park as the 25th Gospelfest Barbados comes to a climax. They spilled from in front of the stage all the way into the trees and up the hill, to enjoy the gospel in song. Many families made it a day out, packing Sunday lunches to enjoy at the venue. Read More

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Barbadian culture on show in Canada

THE 2017 EDITION of the Barbados On The Water Festival launched yesterday at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. It kicked off in the usual style with good drink, positive words and signature entertainment which only Barbadians could provide. Beginning with a Cocktail party by the Lakeside Terrace Room in Harbourfront, the specially... Read More

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