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    November 21

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The taste of success

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade, is a familiar cliche. So Shelley-Anne Clarke took being unemployed as an opened window of opportunity. About eight years ago she was at her wit’s end finding a job. One day as she collected her daughter, Ayesha King from primary school, she had a bright idea. “I can sell snacks on evenings... Read More


Bayley’s gets new energy system

Students of Bayley's Primary School will not have to sweat it out any more if they run short of electricity. They can now enjoy all the comforts of clean energy after an official ceremony was held this morning to kick-start their photovoltaic system at the St Philip based institution. Senator Harry Husbands, parliamentary secretary in... Read More


Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE – Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule. The 93-year old clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, which also told him to leave power. Wild celebrations broke out at... Read More


US hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Dr Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. His tiny plot, located in the shadow of the 537-bed teaching hospital, helps Halloran cope with burnout from long hours and the stress of surgery on gravely ill patients.... Read More


CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Dominican students

BRIDGETOWN – As many residents of hurricane-ravaged Dominica start to put their lives back together, a number of Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies continue to experience difficulties. Five of them recently received a contribution from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank to assist... Read More


Volkswagen to invest $27 billion in core brand until 2022

FRANKFURT – Volkswagen will invest 22.8 billion euros ($26.9 billion) in its main car brand over the next five years, it said on Saturday, a day after it announced a spending programme aimed at bolstering its position as a maker of electric cars. Most of that sum, around 14 billion euros, will be spent in Germany, Volkswagen said, adding... Read More


Stansfeld Scott and supplier partners help hurricane-hit islands

TAMPA, Florida – September was a month of unrelenting storms with Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripping through the Caribbean, leaving an unprecedented amount of damage in Barbuda, St Martin/Maarten, St Barthelemy, Anguilla, Dominica, the British and US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Puerto Rico. Infrastructure has been devastated, lives... Read More


FTC in final stages of BNTCL review

The Fair Trading Commission wishes to advise the public that the application for the proposed acquisition of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL) by BNTCL Holdings Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of SOL St Lucia Limited (SOL), is in the final stages... Read More


Lehmann Academy doing Holder good

Promising young Barbadian fast bowler Chemar Holder credits a developmental stint Down Under with improving his cricket and overall growth. Holder, who helped the West Indies Under-19 team to win the 50-over Youth World Cup in Bangladesh last year, has been in Australia for the past month, at the high-profile Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy... Read More


Pride coach proud

Never mind they’ve won one, lost one and drawn two. Barbados Pride coach Emmerson Trotman has expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance in the first phase of the Digicel Professional Cricket League 4-Day Championship. Victory over the Windward Islands Volcanoes on Sunday at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St Vincent lifted... Read More


Bajans on high

They started as No. 1 and ended as No. 1. Barbadians Tamisha Williams and Monyata Riviera justified their top seeding to emerge doubles champions at the Suriname International Badminton Championships last week. Coming up against the Suriname pair of Crystal Leefmans and Priscila Tjitodipo in the final, Williams and Riviera came away... Read More


Stilettos take Gabby Zone

It was payback when the St James Stilettos defeated Police 24-21 to capture the Gabby Scott Zone title in the Barbados Workers’ Union’s Netball Tournament on Sunday at the Netball Stadium. Good shooting by goal shooter Addis Ward, who netted 20 of 25 attempts, and slick passing through the mid-court helped Stilettos avenge an earlier three-goal... Read More


The chaos that is local transport

It is clear from some of the opinions being expressed in the public domain on a range of local issues that oftentimes they are not grounded in a clear understanding of and connection to certain realities. This leads to an oversimplication of the issue and the ventilation of simplistic remedies to issues. One of those issues is the chaos... Read More


Price gouging hotline needed

Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler introduced a National Social Responsibility Levy. Then he came back this year and carried it up from two per cent to ten per cent. Nearly everyone warned that it would cause an increase in prices even though some things were exempted from this onerous tax. But , still it seems as if nothing has escaped.... Read More


Success, failure of call-in radio

Radio is an important and universal means of facilitating communication and for many, it can be said to be a public service critical to expressing democracy and enhancing national development. In fact, radio is a mass medium that brings a direct, personal touch to people because it uses the spoken word, for the most part, to convey its messaging.... Read More


Competence – not colour or class – most crucial

John’s Goddard’s letter concerning the Hon. Freundel Stuart and the Hon. Chris Sinckler made for very interesting reading. He wants us to believe that the daily condemnation of the two gentlemen is due to their backgrounds and the colour of their skins. A very preposterous assertion indeed, Mr Goddard. Read More


NIFCA excellence

It was a wonderful showcase of Barbadian talent on display on Sunday night at this year’s NIFCA Performing Arts Gala. Whether it was in drumming, dancing, singing, drama, music or spoken word, the tradition of excellence shone brightly before the large audience at the Wildey Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. It was an opportunity... Read More


Touched By An Angel actress Della Reese dead at 86

LOS ANGELES – Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the Touched By An Angel television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday. The actress “passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded by love” on Sunday, her husband, Franklin Lett, and her family said... Read More


Beyonce is 2017's highest-paid woman in music with $105 million

LOS ANGELES – Beyonce’s hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to Forbes. She also has her... Read More


St Lucy overcomes

It was all for gran. Shortly after being announced as the Most Outstanding Parish Ambassadors for 2017 at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Saturday night, Daimon Rock, who along with partner Jennice King took the fifth title to St Lucy, could not control his emotions. Read More



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