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Belgians chasing books

BRUSSELS – Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks. While with Pokemon Go, players use a mobile device’s GPS and camera to track virtual creatures around town, Aveline... Read More

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Fogging Schedule August 29 to September 1

OFFICERS OF THE Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue fogging exercises in parishes throughout Barbados next week in an effort to control the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. On Monday, August 29, the team will be in St Andrew, where areas to be fogged include Shorey Village, Savannah Road, Douglin Tenantry Road,... Read More

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No result in second T20 against India

AFTER A RAIN DELAY spanning more than an hour, the second T20 International between West Indies and India at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida was called off. A match which started about 40 minutes late because of a technical hitch ended in a no-result after heavy rains delayed the Indian chase and a wet outfield... Read More

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Rosberg wins in Belgium as Hamilton beats odds to podium

FRANCORCHAMPS – German Nico Rosberg steered clear of the chaos unfolding behind him and cruised to an unchallenged win in a disrupted Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. His Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, the world championship leader, finished third from the back row of the grid, behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Rosberg started on... Read More

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Now robots join fight against cancer

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours.... Read More

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BEC: Shades of grey: duty of care

Every employment contract has an unwritten duty of care implied for the employer. This common law duty has been a source of confusion for many professionals. What does this duty mean for us? Is the employee exempt from all liability if something were to go wrong? How can we protect ourselves? Since it is not expressly stated in the contract,... Read More

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Minor items on CFATF ‘to do’ list

Barbados has made significant progress in the effort to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), in its latest report on the island, said only “minor” recommended actions now had to be taken after Government took several steps to follow its advice over the year. This news comes... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Growth through tourism and culture

Asked what would help spur faster economic growth in his country, a CARICOM leader was quick on the uptake. “I would like some of those rich British, Irish and Canadian multimillionaires who flock to Barbados’ west coast to come to us,” said the Prime Minister, whose destination is a favourite playground for rich Americans and whose tourism... Read More

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No result in second T20 against India

AFTER A RAIN DELAY spanning more than an hour, the second T20 International between West Indies and India at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida was called off. A match which started about 40 minutes late because of a technical hitch ended in a no-result after heavy rains delayed the Indian chase and a wet outfield... Read More

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Rosberg wins in Belgium as Hamilton beats odds to podium

FRANCORCHAMPS – German Nico Rosberg steered clear of the chaos unfolding behind him and cruised to an unchallenged win in a disrupted Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. His Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, the world championship leader, finished third from the back row of the grid, behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Rosberg started on... Read More

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Barbados and T&T to clash for top spot at qualifiers

BARBADOS’ UNDER-21 netballers will battle nemesis Trinidad & Tobago to determine the top qualifier to advance to the AFNA Youth World Cup in Botswana next year. Both the Bajan Gems and T&T maintained their unbeaten records in their penultimate games in the Qualifiers being played here in Dutch, St Maarten. T&T dismissed Grenada 52-28... Read More

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Hamilton to battle from the back

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS – Lewis Hamilton is preparing for a tough Sunday slog in sweltering conditions as he bids to claw his way through the field at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver will start from the last row or the pit lane after being hit with a 55-place grid penalty for exceeding his permitted allocation of engine-related... Read More

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GET REAL: Schooling a sound strategy

I WAS AT the water park out in Christ Church years ago. We sat down to listen to the tour guide talk about the fish in a very big saltwater tank. All kinds of fish were in this tank. From predatory sharks to fish that would be shark food in the wild. In that tank was a species of fish, the name of which I forget. This species of fish... Read More

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TONI THORNE: The prenup debate

EARLIER THIS WEEK a conversation unfolded about prenuptial agreements. As usual and thankfully, it sparked an interesting and dynamic debate on the topic. I personally have always said that there is no need for prenuptial, midnuptial or postnuptial agreements in a marriage. Most people I have spoken to about this practice seem adamant that... Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Govt not complying with law

THERE ARE times when I wish that I could come up with a profound and memorable quote to describe an event or situation. The announcement in the 2016 Budget that all temporary officers who had been employed in the Public Service for three or more years, would be permanently appointed was one such occasion. No matter how hard I try, the only... Read More

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TONY BEST: Crown Heights after the riots

CROWN HEIGHTS IS a fascinating New York City community. It’s a place in Brooklyn where many key Bajans have lived, assembled to discuss pressing issues, studied for university degrees, taught at public schools and colleges, planned cricket or soccer games, held social functions, danced the night away or even played road tennis. It’s... Read More

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Weekend Buzz August 26, 2016

See the winner of the second preliminary of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest. Find out about the big Independence reunion of three local bands. And Mistah Dale and King Bubba release music videos of two of their Crop Over hits. Read More

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Musical magic at The Oval for Independence

ON NOVEMBER 29, three of Barbados’ biggest and most popular bands will come together at Kesington Oval for the Digicel Barbados Is Music show in an epic independence showdown. And it will be almost guaranteed that fans of the big bands Square One, Coalishun and Krosfyah will be chanting Sak Pase all night long. Read More

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Tahirah takes top spot

TAHIRAH GIBBONS may have been the youngest act of those in the second preliminary of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest, but that didn’t stop her from stealing the show away from others twice her age. The penultimate of the nine contestants to face the judges last Sunday night, this nine-year-old received thunderous applause accompanied... Read More

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VIDEO: Party Monarch Finals 2016

Highlights from the Party Monarch Finals at Soca Royale 2016. Lil Rick wins his fifth title with I'z A Bajan. Read More

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