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Digicel turns 12

THE LINES AT Digicel’s store in Colonnade Mall (formerly Da Costa’s Mall) Bridgetown stretched from the counter to the door as more than 500 people flocked to the store capitalise on the deals on offer. Today marks Digicel’s 12th year in Barbados. The telecommunications company provided an entertainment package inclusive of live DJS... Read More

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Foods of the enslaved Part 3

DRIED BEEF AND FISH made up the protein for the enslaved plantation workers. Dried beef yields about half the fat and twice the protein of a similar portion of fresh beef. The curing process along with the prolonged storage also damaged the beef protein, which unfortunately did not make up for this much loss of complete protein. Fish... Read More

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Dozens killed in prison riot

MONTERREY – Dozens of people were killed in a riot and blaze at an overcrowded prison in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey early on Thursday, local media reported, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another prison in Mexico’s far north. Milenio TV said up to 60 people were killed and dozens injured in the predawn... Read More

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Antigua recommends knighthood for Yearwood

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government Wednesday announced that it had recommended that veteran politician, Robin Yearwood, be conferred with a knighthood for his services to the country. Prime Minister Gaston Browne told a news conference he had made the recommendation to the National Honours Committee that his Aviation Minister,... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Great contribution to Barbados

THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and financial services sector can only grow out once the Government continues to identify not just easier ways of doing business in Barbados, but also of equal importance, the kind of products that we have to offer to the global environment. In many respects the international business and financial services sector... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Signs of decline in the sector

WE CANNOT AS A NATION FEEL HAPPY or satisfied that we are now becoming more and more dependent on one aspect of our economy for foreign exchange – tourism. We have to, as policymakers, look to see new products all the time, what we can to diversify this economy, what we can do to gain more foreign exchange into Barbados; so that we can... Read More

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THE ISSUE: Great potential despite challenges

BASED ON THE MOST RECENT Press release, the Central Bank of Barbados does not expect the international business and financial services sector to play a leading role in returning Barbados to sustainable economic growth. After announcing that tourism’s resurgence was the main reason the economy grew by a marginal 0.5 per cent last year, Governor... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: A case of shoddy ‘research’

I SIMPLY DON’T HAVE enough time to check into all of the weird things that go on in Barbados relating to our economic performance as a country. But this issue of whether the Government owes backpay to the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) members at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) has got to be one of the strangest... Read More

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West Indies reach Under-19 final

MIRPUR – The West Indies broke Bangladeshi hearts with a thrilling three-wicket win over the hosts on Thursday to set up the title clash with India in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. In a match produced by ICC TV and aired across the globe by 15 broadcasters, Shamar Springer followed his two for 36 with an unbeaten 62, which steered the... Read More

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WICB sets deadline

THE West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has questioned the timing of the World Twenty20 squad’s contract demands, and says if players refuse to sign by Sunday’s deadline, replacements will have to be found. WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said the new contract pay structure had been discussed at mediation last May, Read More

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Haynes scholar in CPL draft

FOUR WEEKS AGO Keon Harding was named as the first recipient of the Desmond Haynes Foundation Scholarship and now today he is one of 157 West Indian players in the draft for the Hero Caribbean Premier League. At a Press conference to officially name Harding as the scholarship winner and to announce details of his upcoming Charity Golf... Read More

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Warriors hog-tie rusty Bulls

CLAPHAM sure looked like they could have used those Knockouts. Jamal “Spanner” Headley led five players in double digits with 20 points and 17 rebounds, as Hilton Barbados Warriors blasted a sloppy Burger King Clapham Bulls side 80-65 in Tuesday’s Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball action at the Wildey Gym. As league... Read More

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HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Making it safe

THE BARBADOS PORT INC. is on top of things. This is the essence of a statement released by the port on the build-up of sand at the mouth of the Careenage. The release said the entity had been monitoring the accumulation and would soon be implementing “more short- and long-term solutions to Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: Create new strategy for leadership

THE REPORTED PERFORMANCE of the Barbados economy in 2015 is a major cause for concern, not from the viewpoint of the numbers that mean very little to most people, but more so from the perspective of its real state in a historical context. This is important given the emphasis on where we are currently as an independent nation. While the politicians... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Two-timing hubby left me HIV positive

Dear Christine: CAN YOU PLEASE share the following information with readers? It could help someone in a similar situation. My husband of 35 years died recently of HIV/AIDS. He was a salesman, well-liked, and travelled a lot. Evidently, he did more Read More

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AWRIGHT DEN: We’re not serious

LET ME GET straight to it. This PSV issue is a joke. Over 20 years and our leaders are unable or unwilling to resolve these simple issues. Minister after minister, government after government and it’s the same result. No wonder these operators don’t take authority seriously. Despite all the talk and threats, they Read More

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All ah we

BARBADIANS started their Crop Over celebrations early by taking part in Carnival in Trinidad yesterday and Monday. Living up to Barbados’ 2015 Party Monarch winner Peter Ram’s tune All Ah We, Bajans flew into Trinidad to take part in one of the biggest carnivals in the Caribbean. It was colours in Read More

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Barbados marketing Crop Over in T&T

BARBADOS SHOULD EXPECT “good numbers” out of the twin island republic for Crop Over 2016, thanks to increased marketing efforts during Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival celebrations. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure today during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, as he reported on his delegation’s... Read More

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Rihanna hits top of Billboard 200 with Anti

NEW YORK – Rihanna’s new album, Anti, officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week after one million giveaway copies made it ineligible for Billboard consideration. Anti sold 166 000 units, comprising album and song sales and streaming activity, in its second week of release, according to figures from... Read More

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VIDEO: Carnival Monday

HIGHLIGHTS from Carnival Monday 2016, the climax of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Read More

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