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Seven Bajans in semis of International Soca Monarch

WHILE IT MIGHT NOT be a Bajan invasion, the numbers are telling quite a tale. Come February 5, seven Barbadian soca artistes will grace the International Soca Monarch semi-finals stage in Trinidad. The list of 66 names was revealed late last night with some of the more popular performers from 2016 making the cut. Read More

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On Board

LET’S GET THE SHOW on the road. That’s the consensus among many residents and workers in St James in response to the Aron and Christina Truss Foundation’s proposed $3.6 million plan to repave the seven-kilometre route along Highway 1 from Spring Garden to Holetown. Read More

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Land Standstill

BARBADOS HAS MORE LAND available, fewer Barbadians with the capacity to buy it, and cautious foreign investors. As a result, real estate developer Andrew Mallalieu says the local real estate market is now experiencing a slump, with a decline in land values, a trend which he suggested might be good for Barbados in the long term. Read More

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Small Crop Over loss

CREATIVE WAYS must be found to ensure that the Crop Over festival remains economically viable. This is the position of Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley as he revealed yesterday that the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) experienced a “small deficit” for last year’s festival. This was even after offering a grand prize of a plot of... Read More

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Rashida’s guide to feeding your passion

How many times have you heard people say you should do what you’re passionate about, love what you do and it never feels like work? While Rashida Parasram might not have the copyright on the term “Feed The Passion” that is exactly what she does with her blog of the same name and within her business MPR Consulting. In an interview with... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Energy security

Now that 2017 is upon us, it would have to be yet another missed opportunity if the Government continues to bury its head in the sand and allows the economy to drift further into the gutter of economic depression and desperation. No amount of excuse or denial can change the fact that Barbados has found itself in a state of economic chaos... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Oxfam’s ‘outrageous’ tax list

HYPOCRISY, DOUBLE STANDARDS and a case of overstepping a comfort zone. That was the appropriate mix of negative responses heard in and out of Washington and the Caribbean to the publication of Oxfam’s flawed list of the “world’s worst corporate tax havens”. Read More

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No battery room? No problem!

WHEN ELON MUSK announced the Powerwall 2 and the solar roof, he clearly signalled his intent to revolutionise the production and storage of solar power. With this announcement, Musk put himself in front of innovators and set the playing field for the growth of distributed storage to take off. Read More

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Sonic boom

LOOK LIKE THE road to the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League will be going through Gall Hill after Urban Vybz St John’s Sonics bolstered their squad with Pinelands national players Charles Vanderpool and Ramon Simmons. They serve as the major headliners of a big off-season haul, which includes star Cougars forward Ricardo “Howard”... Read More

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Chargers closing in on top spot

LEAGUE KINGS Chargers moved one set away from cementing the top qualifying spot in the Goddard Enterprises Limited senior volleyball knockouts when the action continued on Tuesday night at Oldbury. Chargers defeated the defending champions, Barbados Bearings W. Gittens Progressive 25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 25-11. Without veteran Fabian Cox,... Read More

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Exciting Round Barbados Coastal sailing

THERE WAS SOME spectacular competiton on the second day of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Coastal Series organised by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay. Although it was an unusually damp day with rain squalls passing through for most of the race, the wind built under the clouds to 15-16kts,... Read More

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End of decade-long run at Wilkie

KING (GREEN HOUSE) dethroned defending champions Hurley (Yellow House) after a decade-long reign at Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School’s sports at the National Stadium yesterday. Despite the intermittent showers throughout the day, the atmosphere was tense as the children battled each other for the top spot. In the end, King emerged... Read More

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Change Transport Board directors

AS A PROUD FORMER CHAIRMAN of the Transport Board, I consider its ongoing failure to provide Barbadian commuters with sufficient buses for them to comfortably go about their daily business as a national disgrace, embarrassment and discomfort. That is the only assessment that can be honestly attached to the Transport Board whose minister,... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Obama leaves office on a high note

TOMORROW THE WORLD says goodbye to President Barack Obama who demits office after two terms as leader of the world’s most powerful nation, the United States of America. It has been a very significant period. It was eight years in which he displayed dogged determination in pursuit of his agenda despite the hurdles he encountered. The... Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: ‘Fatted calf’ has failed

THE LATE TITULAR LEADER of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) outlined a clear political philosophy that was to undergird the economic programmes of his administration in 2008 and beyond. He was deliberate in calling it the “fatted calf”, which suggests a festive celebration and rejoicing for someone’s long-awaited return. In this case,... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Married man finding it hard to be with me

DEAR CHRISTINE, I wonder if you can help me with my problem. I have actually been searching for one like mine so that I could find the answer without having to bother you. After a marriage marred by my husband’s unfaithfulness and sometimes violence, I met a man during a social event and we took instantly to each other. He lives in the... Read More

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Seven Bajans in semis of International Soca Monarch

WHILE IT MIGHT NOT be a Bajan invasion, the numbers are telling quite a tale. Come February 5, seven Barbadian soca artistes will grace the International Soca Monarch semi-finals stage in Trinidad. The list of 66 names was revealed late last night with some of the more popular performers from 2016 making the cut. Read More

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Depp and Heard finalise divorce

LOS ANGELES – Film star Johnny Depp’s tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalised on Friday, ending the couple’s marriage after months of highly publicised claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail. Court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday detailed a splitting... Read More

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Dance show cut after backlash

SCRAPPED. That is the latest twist in the dance competition that was being used to promote the Reggae Beach Splash party being held this Friday at Pirates Cove on Bay Street. The promotion which was running on reggaesplash246 Instagram and Facebook for about a week was open to females, but the competition’s rules caught the ire of some... Read More

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Brancker and Band nail it at Naniki

WHEN YOU HEAR NAMES such as Gabby, Grynner, RPB, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Trinidadian David Rudder on one stage, it would be fitting to believe they were the stars of the show. Well, that was certainly not the case Sunday night at Fusion In The Hill at Ilaro Court East, which climaxed the five-day Naniki Jazz Festival. While... Read More

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