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    September 24

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Bahamas deeply concerned about dangers of climate change

UNITED NATIONS – The Bahamas says it is deeply concerned about the dangers of environmental degradation and climate change, stating that they threaten the region’s very survivability. “With what we have witnessed just recently with the passage of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and now Maria, I cannot underscore sufficiently the importance the... Read More

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Crushing loss for Windies after Ali’s assault

BRISTOL, England – A blistering 94 from Chris Gayle and a career-best spell from Miguel Cummins failed to top Moeen Ali’s third One-day International hundred and Liam Plunkett’s best ODI bowling that swept England to a 124-run victory over West Indies in the third ODI on Sunday. The talismanic Gayle struck nine fours and six sixes from... Read More

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Fogging schedule September 25 to 29

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, September 25, areas to be sprayed in St Andrew, St Joseph and St John are Coggins Hill, Chalky Mount, Cambridge, Bissex, Coconut Grove, Parks Road and environs. On Tuesday, September 26, the team will... Read More

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Tyson’s new reality

Six months ago, Tyson Henry would never have imagined telling the tale of surviving the ordeal of living through a Category 5 hurricane. It is now almost a week after Hurricane Maria hit Dominica and Henry is still reeling from the effects of the devastating tropical cyclone. Henry migrated to Dominica earlier this year to take up a... Read More

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St Lucia’s Prime Minister proposes new US Caribbean trade initiative

NEW YORK —St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has proposed the establishment of a new US Caribbean Trade initiative. Chastanet in an interview with the US business network CNBC, the recent hurricanes that have devastated parts of the Caribbean. have shown that the need for diversity even as it relates to sources of food. He also... Read More

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C&W announces partial restoration of mobile network In Dominica

MIAMI – Caribbean telecoms leader Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced that it has begun the successful restoration of mobile services to Dominica. The island's infrastructure, including its communications networks, suffered significant impact from Category 5 Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Dominica on Monday... Read More

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BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised the public that its Treasury Building location will close for business at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 22, to facilitate maintenance work. The BRA’s locations at Weymouth, Warrens, Holetown, Oistins and The Pine will continue with normal business hours. Members of the public have been... Read More

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LIAT flight disruptions due to Hurricane Maria

ST JOHN’S – Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek through the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects on our destinations. Due to the closure of several airports as well as in the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights... Read More

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Crushing loss for Windies after Ali’s assault

BRISTOL, England – A blistering 94 from Chris Gayle and a career-best spell from Miguel Cummins failed to top Moeen Ali’s third One-day International hundred and Liam Plunkett’s best ODI bowling that swept England to a 124-run victory over West Indies in the third ODI on Sunday. The talismanic Gayle struck nine fours and six sixes from... Read More

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Former pacer Davis honoured by Windies side

BRISTOL, England – Former West Indies fast bowler Winston Davis was honoured by members of the current team during a special event staged on his behalf on Friday night. The former St Vincent & Grenadies and Windward islands captain has been wheelchair-bound since an accident nearly two decades ago. He now lives in the United Kingdom where... Read More

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‘Baku’ has the last laugh

Road tennis player Michael “Mikey Jean” Jean discovered on Friday night why superstitious Bajans greatly feared the folklore character “Baku” during the 1950s and 1960s. When the Barbados Public Workers’ Co-Operative Credit Union Monarchs Of The Court road tennis championship continued at De Big Rock Arena, Jean met 62-year-old Anthony... Read More

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Experience could be key in KO final

Experience could play a major role in deciding championship glory in tonight’s Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s Division 1 Knockout final. Defending champions, Pan American Life Insurance Warrens, with a number of former Barbados and Premier League players, oppose Police Sports Club in the title match slated for 8 p.m. at the Barbados... Read More

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Arch Cot folk want answers, Mr Minister

When apprised of this legitimate concern by people living in the affected area, Minister Michael Lashley’s dismissive response was, in summary, “We will get to it, but I don’t know when.” Such an arrogantly dismissive attitude to legitimate public concerns is a hallmark of this Democratic Labour Party administration. Come next year’s... Read More

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Shade of the soul main thing

Oh yes, we are at it again: “Take down Nelson!” I hold no brief for Nelson and his ilk but I have to give myself pause and wonder if any of my African ancestors were responsible for selling their “brothers” to those who carried on the slave trade. On the other hand, I know that the family of one Caucasian ancestor born in 1806 did have... Read More

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A punishment, not deterrent

MR JEFF CUMBERBATCH, in a recent article related to crime, punishment and the rule of law, made reference to the Holy Scriptures that contrasted Moses’ Law of “an eye for an eye” and Jesus’ exhortation “to turn the other cheek”. If Mr Cumberbatch has derived any measure of comfort and solace from the Sermon On The Mount, he should nevertheless... Read More

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Chris needs a dose of reality

MINISTER OF FINANCE Christopher Sinckler has a most challenging responsibility. He must consider competing interests and prioritise the spending of limited funds. He must also be careful to respect the concerns of sovereign rating agencies, creditors and the International Monetary Fund. Concurrently, he must defend his decisions in Parliament.... Read More

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Rihanna’s 40 shades a hit

Fenty Beauty has taken the world by storm. Since its launch two weeks ago, the make-up line, which is owned by Barbadian superstar Rihanna, has redefined beauty standards across the industry and the approach to make-up production. With 40 shades from the extremely pale 100 to very dark 490, Fenty Beauty products have enjoyed rave reviews.... Read More

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Neesha feels So Amazing with another award

Celebrated Barbadian gospel artiste Neesha Woodz didn’t believe that an already amazing 2017 could get any better. But last week it did when the 30-year-old received her first international award for the hit single So Amazing. This took place over the weekend when the tenth season of the Prayze Factor People’s Choice Awards came off... Read More

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Songwriters get avenue to improve skills

Songwriters once again have a chance to improve their songwriting skills with the second staging of the Writers Block seminar. The initiative, which is being put on by Dark Room Recordings, provides writing sessions, music development scholarships and recording contracts to young talented artistes. During a launch last week at Sky Mall... Read More

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Rick loves The Corner

His first appearance at Mahalia’s Corner last year was so nice that Lil Rick had to do it twice. Sunday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Two Mile Hill, the reigning Party Monarch had the audience fully tuned-in as he showed off his natural comedic ability and commanding stage presence. During the sixth season of the concert in... Read More

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