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HC on chess mission for Poon

DEFENDING DIVISIONAL champions Harrison College will be playing with a special incentive when the Massy United Insurance Secondary Schools Chess Championship climaxes next month. College, the Under-15 and Under-20 champions, will be saying goodbye to FIDE Master Yu Tien Poon from the ranks of secondary schools chess and are aiming to give... Read More

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WEDNESDAY WOMAN: Constance keeps pressing on

THE INAUGURAL Dorian Pile Essay Competition winner is by no means a writer. Constance Maloney said she simply decided to challenge herself to write because there was a segment open to members of the disabled community, an unusual occurrence. The competition was held last November as part of national celebrations marking the 50th anniversary... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Customers seek memorable experiences

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CAN be thought of as all of the ways that customers engage with your company and brand throughout the entire lifecycle of their time as your customer. Through this lens, it includes everything from customer care to advertising, packaging and public relations to product and service features to reliability and ease of use.... Read More

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Garage and storeroom destroyed in fire, mosque damaged

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a fire of unknown origin, which occurred around 2:55 a.m. today at Lot #5, 7th Avenue, Belleville, St Michael. The blaze destroyed a garage, a Mitsubishi car and a Toyota SUV on the property of 72-year-old Ebrahim Mohamed. A storeroom owned by Khubchand Karnani which contained building material was also destroyed.... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Customers seek memorable experiences

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CAN be thought of as all of the ways that customers engage with your company and brand throughout the entire lifecycle of their time as your customer. Through this lens, it includes everything from customer care to advertising, packaging and public relations to product and service features to reliability and ease of use.... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Technology can differentiate service

WHAT DO MY customers want? This is the question that every executive asks and that the savviest executives are asking more frequently than ever. Technology has handed customers unprecedented control over the experience of purchasing goods and services. Read More

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THE ISSUE: Happy customers = business success

INCREASINGLY, COMPANIES AND organisations have abandoned the phrase customer service and replaced it with the increasingly popular term customer experience. Read More

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BEC: Low productivity is everyone’s problem

In the 21st century, if there is one thing that determines how affluent and successful our economy is, it is productivity. The definition of productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of production. An organisation should be capable of effectively and efficiently producing more at every interval of business every year. With Barbados... Read More

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HC on chess mission for Poon

DEFENDING DIVISIONAL champions Harrison College will be playing with a special incentive when the Massy United Insurance Secondary Schools Chess Championship climaxes next month. College, the Under-15 and Under-20 champions, will be saying goodbye to FIDE Master Yu Tien Poon from the ranks of secondary schools chess and are aiming to give... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Pros need sponsorship too

WELL, it was good to hear that the Athletics Association of Barbados supports their professional athletes. Someone here must see the need to, after all. You can put this latest rant (and most of my other columns) under the file “Bajans don’t understand pro sports” because so many of us read the word professional and immediately feel... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Depth key to athletic glory

ANY SCHOOL that wants to win the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) must have two hands and then some backup. None, male nor female, perfected this formula better than Springer Memorial, whose reign of 15 consecutive years came to an end last year when they had the formula, but not enough resources to stay on the... Read More

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No more track clashes

THERE WILL BE no more clashing of the major athletics meets for schoolchildren. This was the assurance given by organisers of the Pine Hill Dairy National Primary Schools Athletic Championship (NAPSAC)and the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships (BSSAC). Over the last two years there has been a clash of events between... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Together we must fight gun crime

BARBADOS HAS WITNESSED an unacceptable upsurge in gun violence so far this year. At least that would be the conclusion of many people given what seems to be an incessant number of reported gun-related crimes. Police will have the precise facts based on their statistics. But, the reality is that every shooting incident provokes both anger... Read More

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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Stop talking, start doing

IT WAS INTERESTING to read the comments of Dr Patrick Hanohan, former governor of Ireland’s Central Bank, about the state of affairs in Barbados and what our approach should be. Government MPs will probably latch on to the fact that he said we should be solving our own problems since we know more about our country than any outsider. They... Read More

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When needy tenants turn on landlords

A FEW WEEKS AGO, the Minister of Housing and Lands bemoaned the fact that there were in Barbados an inordinate number of vacant lots/houses whilst at the same time there were many citizens who were in dire need of housing solutions. He then suggested that approaches should be made to the owners of these lots/properties to see if they could... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Teenagers, parents need grace of God

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am a regular reader of your column and I appreciate the way you deal with the problems and concerns of others. What I think most of these people (especially teenagers) need is the grace of God. When I read some of the letters that girls between the ages of 14 to 17 write, I wonder if they are mad. Some of them are in... Read More

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Ballroom Brilliance

FOR THE FIRST TIME in its four-year history, the It’s Strictly Ballroom And 10Dance Championships had its own night, and passion and precision were the factors that defined who were crowned champions. Young men and boys in bow ties and vests, black or white shirts and black trousers take to the dance floor and stand stiffly with outstretched... Read More

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20 years for Strictly Latin

SATURDAY WAS A showdown of epic proportions. And at the end of the various battles, the victors must still be basking in their hard-fought triumphs today. There were dazzling displays of athleticism, fancy footwork and floor craft. Read More

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Kanye West settles lawsuit over New Slaves song

NEW YORK – Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song New Slaves. The accord resolves claims that 85 seconds, or one-third, of New Slaves, which appeared on the No. 1 album Yeezus, was a copy of the plaintiff Gabor... Read More

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Strictly dancing over two days

EVEN THOUGH they are facing serious challenges this year, the show must go on. For its 20th anniversary, Jahbulani Ballroom Dance Club will put on two days of dancing – tomorrow and Sunday at the St Leonard’s Boys’ School. Robert Boyce, president of Jahbulani Dance Club, says while the club is footing the bill out of “their pockets”... Read More

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