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Roland Garros reeling as injured Nadal pulls out

PARIS – King of clay Rafael Nadal's hopes of reclaiming his Roland Garros throne ended in despair when the nine-time champion pulled out of the French Open because of a wrist injury on Friday. The Spaniard, who looked in top form when cruising through the first two rounds for the loss of nine games and was due to face compatriot Marcel... Read More

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Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms. Even before it occurred, the visit stirred debate, with critics accusing... Read More

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STREET BEAT: Wildey looks busy but . . .

WILDEY, ST MICHAEL, is one of the busiest areas in the parish with constant traffic passing through. Jams are a normal thing on this road especially in the rush hour. However, the heavy traffic flow may mask the truth behind Wildey – which has been on the decline for years. The Street Beat team stopped at Palm Plaza for the story. ... Read More

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The implications of risky hedging

DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN ONGOING quietly for authorisation to be given to Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) to hedge on the international oil futures market. This can be a positive approach but is also fraught with financial landmines and consumers could end up paying more in more ways than one. There are potentially positive but also potentially... Read More

hallamhope1

The implications of risky hedging

DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN ONGOING quietly for authorisation to be given to Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) to hedge on the international oil futures market. This can be a positive approach but is also fraught with financial landmines and consumers could end up paying more in more ways than one. There are potentially positive but also potentially... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Changing roles of the IMF

LAST WEEK, a good friend and colleague sent me an email message with a link. I clicked on the link and immediately recognised the caption: Help Jamaica Grow: The People’s Petition To The IMF. The petition read: “(1) Relax the 7 1/2 per cent of the GDP primary surplus set aside to service the debt, such that the primary surplus be reduced to... Read More

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Online shopping deliveries increase

AT LEAST ONE COMPANY that handles online shopping purchases is reporting growth in consumers’ habits despite the state of the economy. And a director of Aeropost Barbados, David Howard, said in an interview with BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY that they have gone from moving 800 packages a month back when his team took over seven years ago to... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Four days in Atlanta

THE THEME is straightforward enough: “Barbados comes to Atlanta 2016.” And when hundreds of Bajans in the diaspora – from New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and America’s deep South to Texas and other states in between – assemble in Georgia’s capital on Thursday it would become clear why the bustling metropolis... Read More

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Roland Garros reeling as injured Nadal pulls out

PARIS – King of clay Rafael Nadal's hopes of reclaiming his Roland Garros throne ended in despair when the nine-time champion pulled out of the French Open because of a wrist injury on Friday. The Spaniard, who looked in top form when cruising through the first two rounds for the loss of nine games and was due to face compatriot Marcel... Read More

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Get rid of egos in West Indies cricket

OUTSPOKEN Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has denied wanting to run West Indies cricket. But he wants others to drop their egos so that Caribbean cricketers can catch up with their counterparts on the international stage, especially in Test and One-Day cricket. Delivering the 19th Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture at the... Read More

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PM: Change must come

STRUCTURAL changes and adjustments have become necessary not only for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) but for all organisations, including Governments to meet today’s changing world. That advice came from Dr Keith Mitchell as he delivered the 19th Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on Wednesday night at the Cave Hill Campus of the... Read More

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Carlos still savours winning knock

THE WINDIES’ WORLD Twenty20 hero still feels very super to this day. It’s been almost two months since his World Cup-winning knock, but Carlos Brathwaite continually relishes the moment, having admitted he still replays videos of those heroics in that memorable final against England. With a big grin on his face, Brathwaite openly confessed... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Need for bail guides

WHEN A RESPECTED ATTORNEY at law equates the outcome of bail applications in our magistrate’s courts to playing the lottery, the statement ought not to be ignored. When a number of his colleagues express opinions that essentially support this view it is time for those in charge to take note. It is important for us to state from the outset... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: No place like sweet ol’ Bim

BARBADOS IS ONE of the sweetest places in the world to live. Life here, though financially crippling at times, can be very easy-going and it is because Bajans are some of the sweetest people in the world, no matter how wutless we may behave from time to time. Our mannerisms and language make us unique and no one else can truly imitate... Read More

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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Breaking bad habits on the job

IT CAN BE VERY difficult these days to have a good conversation with anyone at home or the workplace. That is so because so many people are caught up with modern-day technology whether at home, school and work and even church. Some people do not know when and where to use it and that there is a place for everything on earth. There are people... Read More

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Conversations on the 1816 uprising

I READ THE guest column by Robert “Bobby” Morris on May 5, headlined Conversation Must Continue. He wrote: “The intention of my sermon on the 1816 uprising led by General Bussa and other Africans, as well as Joseph Pitt, Washington Franklin and other free coloureds, was to stimulate a meaningful conversation on issues of slavery . . . ... Read More

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Faiths meet At The Cross

THERE WAS no more room in the inn, so to speak, at St Mary’s Anglican Church on Tuesday night, as followers of many religious faiths gathered for another HymnSpeak, part of the annual Gospelfest, now in its 24th year. With a theme of At The Cross, all the selected hymns were centred around the Cross of Jesus. The HymnSpeak Voices, which... Read More

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Minister of Culture lauds Rihanna

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has praised Barbadian-born pop singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty, for winning the Billboard Chart Achievement Award last night. In a statement released to the media, Lashley congratulated the 28-year-old singer for her success at the annual music awards, held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. According... Read More

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Camille Cosby wouldn’t answer questions

Massachusetts – Bill Cosby’s wife of 52 years bickered with lawyers and cited marital privilege as she refused to answer questions about the torrent of sexual abuse allegations her husband faces, according to a transcript released on Friday of a sworn deposition she gave in February. Camille Cosby, 72, repeatedly cited her legal right to... Read More

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Parish Cavalcades ‘up to sponsors’

THE RETURN OF cavalcades to all 11 parishes is not out of the question, but is dependent on corporate sponsorship. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley made the point on the sidelines of the 2016 Crop Over Thanksgiving Service held at Sharon Moravian Church in St Thomas yesterday. Read More

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