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BHTA and BWU sign three-year collective agreement

THE BARBADOS Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) signed a three-year Collective Agreement for tourism industry workers this week. The retroactive agreement for wages and other conditions of employment covers the period December 15, 2014 to December 15, 2017. During the signing at the BWU’s Headquarters... Read More

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CCJ cases now included in international constitutional law database

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) first submission to the European Commission on Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) has now been published in the Commission’s CODICES database. The submission comprised the summary of a case from Barbados in which the regional court dismissed the... Read More

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Barbadian culture on show in Canada

THE 2017 EDITION of the Barbados On The Water Festival launched yesterday at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. It kicked off in the usual style with good drink, positive words and signature entertainment which only Barbadians could provide. Beginning with a Cocktail party by the Lakeside Terrace Room in Harbourfront, the specially... Read More

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Caribbean umpire to stand in English County Championship

ST JOHN’S – Experienced umpire Patrick Gustard has been chosen to participate in the umpire’s exchange programme between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The 45-year-old Jamaican will stand in matches in the English Country Championship this month and next month, during a two-week stint.... Read More

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Sustainable tourism drive

A NEW PARTNERSHIP has been initiated as part of efforts to enhance the Caribbean’s sustainable tourism effort. Last week, the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO, and the Travel Foundation, the international agency that promotes the benefits of tourism to people and the environment, launched a free online sustainable tourism... Read More

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Brushing up paint plan

ANSA COATINGS LIMITED, one of the Caribbean’s leading paint and coatings manufacturers and suppliers, is planning further investment in Barbados. One year after the Barbados subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago enterprise was established, officials recently opened the first franchise of what they promise will be a series of Sissons Colour... Read More

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Brexit bites retail profits

BREXIT HAS HIT Cave Shepherd & Company Limited’s bottom line. Chairman Sir Geoffrey Cave and chief executive officer John Williams reporting on the company’s consolidated statement of income for the first quarter, said Cave Shepherd “recorded a profit attributable to equity holders of $1.5 million for the three month period ended March... Read More

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Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong after China ratings cut

MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE downgraded Hong Kong’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings just hours after it cut China’s credit ratings for the first time in nearly 30 years. The US ratings agency downgraded Hong Kong’s rating to Aa2 from Aa1 and said credit trends in China will continue to have a significant impact on Hong Kong’s credit... Read More

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Caribbean umpire to stand in English County Championship

ST JOHN’S – Experienced umpire Patrick Gustard has been chosen to participate in the umpire’s exchange programme between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The 45-year-old Jamaican will stand in matches in the English Country Championship this month and next month, during a two-week stint.... Read More

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Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

LONDON – Arsenal denied Chelsea the double as they beat the Premier League champions 2-1 to win the FA Cup for the third time in four seasons at Wembley on Saturday. Aaron Ramsey’s 79th-minute header sealed victory for Arsenal, three minutes after Diego Costa’s equaliser had revived Chelsea’s hopes of capping a superb season in style. Read More

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Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen gets pole in Monaco

MONACO – Ferrari veteran Kimi Raikkonen rolled back the years and upstaged his championship-leading team mate Sebastian Vettel to take pole position at the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday. Vettel qualified alongside the 37-year-old Finn on the front row, with Ferrari’s pace making them clear favourites for a glamour race the Italian... Read More

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Nadal favourite to regain Paris throne

FOR THE FIRST TIME in three years, Rafael Nadal will bounce through the Roland Garros gates at the peak of his powers and favourite to take his collection of French Open titles to 10. The Spaniard, who hits 31 next week, has turned back the clock to sweep through the European clay court season with titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid... Read More

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No tears for Trinidad pipeline proposal

AFTER READING recent statements from the minister responsible for energy, nobody should moan nor groan about the derailment of the Trinidad-Barbados natural-gas pipeline proposal. Leave the moaning and groaning to those who discovered the sub-aqua mountains and gorges and the possibility of having to lay pipes in depths of water that would... Read More

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Bagging plastic bags

AS WE INCH EVER CLOSER to eliminating plastic bags from supermarkets, I have to ask an important question: Has any of this been thought out? Supporters of the initiative point to the positive impact on landfills and on the environment as a major reason, but is that benefit truly relevant? For instance, on May 22 on CBC, a Mr Eastmond from... Read More

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Lesson from the donkey

JACKASSES SOMETIMES EXHIBIT greater insight than humans. The Christian Bible contains a story in Numbers 22:21-39 about a prophet called Balaam, who displeased God. Because of this, God sent one of his angels with the sword to punish Balaam while he was riding his donkey on a journey. Read More

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Let us choose, please

PLEASE PERMIT ME to respond to Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault and her notion that Barbados should decriminalise same-sex conduct [as stated in last Thursday’s DAILY NATION]. Where does Canada – and indeed the High Commissioner – derive the moral authority to provide leadership on this question of choice? Is it that Barbados is... Read More

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Barbadian culture on show in Canada

THE 2017 EDITION of the Barbados On The Water Festival launched yesterday at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. It kicked off in the usual style with good drink, positive words and signature entertainment which only Barbadians could provide. Beginning with a Cocktail party by the Lakeside Terrace Room in Harbourfront, the specially... Read More

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Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

US POP STAR Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday’s suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Grande, 23, said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. Monday’s suicide bombing, which killed 22 people and injured... Read More

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Bashment boost

THE BASHMENT SOCA POT just got sweeter for the finalists. But the monarch will have to settle for a little less food on his plate. In the second year of the competition, organisers 4D Entertainment have made some adjustments to both the prizes and the rules. Last month, some of the finalists raised some concerns about the cost of their... Read More

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Lesson from the king

GOOD ALWAYS TRIUMPHS over evil was one of the lessons patrons attending the adaption of Disney’s Lion King surely took home on Thursday night. The sixth event in the Gospelfest calendar also showed the importance of knowing who you are, not letting your past mistakes dictate your present or your future, actions have consequences so think... Read More

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