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Society must be protected, says PM Stuart

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has underscored the importance of protecting the society from various threats, while reiterating that Barbados is not just an economy, but a society. Stuart made the comments today while delivering the feature address at the National Societal Consultation, themed Citizen Security: Linking Societal Systems... Read More

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Charles: More education needed about heart disease

MANAGING DIRECTOR of the Sandy Crest and Coverley Medical Centres Dr Brian Charles is concerned that Barbadians do not know their risk profiles for heart disease. Speaking at a press conference Charles said that given the recent attention being given to sudden public deaths, it had become imperative for Barbadians to be educated about the... Read More

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Hamilton in lead but still chasing

BUDAPEST – Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as hunter rather than hunted in the Formula One title race despite victory in Hungary putting him in the overall lead for the first time this season. The Briton seized the lead from Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg after an unprecedented fifth victory at the... Read More

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New movement aimed at positive expression

THOSE IN THE entertainment industry should look out for stiff competition. There is a new outlet for young people to express themselves. The Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only (EKCO) NATION movement was launched yesterday at Ball Park Events and Entertainment Centre. It is aimed at combating negative influences through radio, social media... Read More

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BEC: Punishment and reward

The management of a workforce can be very challenging at times. Often supervisors and managers have to ask themselves whether to give an employee the carrot or to use the stick. What do I mean when I say carrot versus stick? As a supervisor, you need to know when to offer an incentive to get the job done (carrot) or when to exercise your authority... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Emerging from the Brexit gloom

Following the referendum on Brexit, I would imagine the entire outward bound tourism industry in Britain has gone into overdrive to mitigate the effect, both short and long term, that it will inevitably have on their businesses and market share. I have already seen opportunities that we as a destination could potentially piggy back to maintain... Read More

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Flavourful twist to sugar cakes

When Maria Joseph was a teenager, her grandfather, Vincent Stuart, didn’t like to see her idle during the long summer vacation. So, he taught her how to make sugar cakes. She had to husk the coconut, grate it before turning it into delightful bites of confectionery. But she saw it as a chore and did not think it would benefit her as an... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Education as an economic platform

“Education as an economic sector.” Minister of Education Ronald Jones used those words in New York recently to describe a key part of his desire to expand the role of education in Barbados’ future development. And as if to underscore his point, Jones cited the recent emergence of four foreign-owned and operated medical training institutions... Read More

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Hamilton in lead but still chasing

BUDAPEST – Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as hunter rather than hunted in the Formula One title race despite victory in Hungary putting him in the overall lead for the first time this season. The Briton seized the lead from Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg after an unprecedented fifth victory at the... Read More

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King again!

THREE WEEKS.Two surfaces. Two ATP titles. The world is truly just Darian King’s court now. King has done it again, having capped his greatest month on tour by winning the Levene Gouldin & Thompson tennis title yesterday for his second successive ATP Challenger crown. Read More

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Froome on a Tour high

PARIS – Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title yesterday after a three-week rocky ride. Germany’s Andre Greipel won the 21st and last stage, a 113-km ride from Chantilly ending on the Champs Elysees. The Team Sky rider survived two crashes and even a jog up... Read More

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Windies blown away

THE WEST INDIES cricketers spoiled Antigua’s Carnival celebrations yesterday by suffering a humiliating innings and 92 runs first Test defeat. The party mood which pervaded the streets of St John’s on Saturday night, was sporadic at the Vivian Richards Stadium, with India romping to their biggest away victory with a day to spare. Barbadian... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: They blame me for his breakdown

Dear Christine, FOR TWO YEARS there has been an understanding between a boy and I. I am 18 and he is 23. As they say the course of true love never runs smooth, and so like all young lovers we have had our misunderstandings but eventually we would make up. I remember one quarrel which was so bad that I took some of my mother’s pills and... Read More

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Rest in peace Sir Frederick

THE PASSING of Sir Frederick Smith is a great loss to our nation state. I can attest to Sir Frederick’s exceptional representation of the St Michael South Central constituency. He went about fixing roads, repairing and getting houses for constituents and securing jobs. He was also a great listener and treated all constituents with honesty... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Govt must honour UWI debt

EVERY SO OFTEN we hear the phrase “a promise is a comfort to a fool”, not always realising the impact of these words. Such is the situation with the persistent reluctance of the Government of Barbados to pay off its debt to the University of the West Indies. We all know and understand the fiscal challenges facing the Freundel Stuart administration.... Read More

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HEALING HERBS: Fighting sexual dysfunction the healthy way

ON THURSDAY morning a war started in my head and was being fought because of two topics. During the week I made a decision to draft an article about how to beat depression. I enjoy researching about depression because I was once depressed and I believe I can assist others to escape from depression. However in a flash, I received a message... Read More

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New movement aimed at positive expression

THOSE IN THE entertainment industry should look out for stiff competition. There is a new outlet for young people to express themselves. The Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only (EKCO) NATION movement was launched yesterday at Ball Park Events and Entertainment Centre. It is aimed at combating negative influences through radio, social media... Read More

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Edwin and Lil Rick win Soca Royale

EDWIN YEARWOOD successfully defended his Sweet Soca title, and Lil Rick is the new Party Monarch. Early Monday morning, the two kings, both performing songs with patriotic themes, were crowned at Bushy Park to put a wrap on this year’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale Competition. Yearwood earned 86 points with Home Sweet Home, convincing the judges... Read More

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Crowds gathering for Soca Royale

EARLY BIRDS have already gathered at Bushy Park hours before the scheduled start of the MQI/98.1 Soca Royal Competition. The gates opened at 1 p.m., but the Sweet Soca Competition is not scheduled to get underway until 6:45 p.m. and the Party Monarch at 8:50 p.m. Patrons who arrived early have picked up prime position at the venue. Read More

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De MC and Summa are new junior Monarchs

DE MC AND SUMMA are the new king and queen of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition. Last night at Kensington Oval, De MC was crowned king in the 13 to 18 age group, while Summa began her reign in the eight to 12 category. As the first performer in his age group, De MC set a standard that no one could beat with Outta Love, earning... Read More

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