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NATION Newscast May 27, 2015

In tonight’s news:Customs Officers say loud ‘no’ to Revenue Authority. Read More

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Food Hygiene Award for restaurants

THE MINISTRY of Health will launch an initiative next week aimed at promoting food hygiene and safety in the restaurant sector. Read More

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Warner granted bail

PORT OF SPAIN – Former FIFA vice president Austin “Jack” Warner was this afternoon granted TT $2.5 million bail on the conditions that he surrendered his passport and reported to police twice a week. Read More

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Woman also charged with having gun at funeral

A WOMAN HAS now been charged and remanded to prison in connection with the gun that fell from a purse at a funeral last month. Read More

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Digital disruption – short fuse, big bang

DIGITAL DISRUPTION is simply a term used to describe the changes – both positive and threatening – that are occurring in our world due to advancements in technology. Read More

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THE ISSUE: Spiralling costs a determining factor

OVER TIME, Barbados has developed a public health care system that is the envy of larger and richer countries. Read More

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IDB: Downgrades will hurt

GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE to sustain “a tighter fiscal stance” if it wants Barbados to achieve economic growth in the medium term. Read More

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Inniss: Exploit international export markets

DESPITE THE MANUFACTURING sector being poised for renewed growth, it must place more emphasis on breaking into new international export markets. Read More

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Warner granted bail

PORT OF SPAIN – Former FIFA vice president Austin “Jack” Warner was this afternoon granted TT $2.5 million bail on the conditions that he surrendered his passport and reported to police twice a week. Read More

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Football officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven football officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate US corruption probe. Read More

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‘A disgrace’ to Shiv

PORT OF SPAIN – Former West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president Dinanath Ramnarine has blasted the Clive Lloyd-led West Indies selection panel for dropping veteran Shiv Chanderpaul ahead of the Australian series. Read More

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NSC postpones netball meeting

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED meeting between the National Sports Council (NSC) and the island’s primary schools was postponed at the eleventh hour yesterday. Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST: One bad cop can’t spoil entire force

I JOINED the Nation newspaper as a trainee reporter way back in 1979. In those three-plus decades I have met many policemen, but I have to confess that last Tuesday evening at about four minutes before 3 o’clock, I came into contact with the most unmannerly and uncouth lawman I have ever met. Read More

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FAMILY FUSION: What really is life?

RECENTLY the question “what is life?” struck me forcefully when I read of well-known 87-year-old philanthropist Robert W. Wilson taking his life (The New York Times). Read More

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Island needs a voice for justice

THE BREAKING NEWS came on CNN on May 1 at 11 a.m. from the newly elected Baltimore state attorney and prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. Six police officers were charged, one for the homicide of 25-year-old Freddie Gay who allegedly was injured while in police custody and subsequently died. Read More

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EVERYDAY LAW: When Canada banned flogging

THE ISSUE of whether corporal punishment should be banned in schools has been brought back into focus by the Minister of Education’s statement in favour of abolition and the responses thereto. Read More

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Bushy Park to host Soca Royale again

THE POPULAR Soca Royale will remain at the Bushy Park, St Philip venue. Read More

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Laugh can’t done

DEM ain’t nothing like a Rum and Coke! Read More

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Judge orders children returned to actress in custody fight

LOS ANGELES (AP)- A judge has ordered the ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford to return their two children to her over concerns that a custody order was violated. Read More

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2 B.B. King daughters allege 2 closest aides poisoned him

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him. Read More

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