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Noel replacing Harrison at TBBA

IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, the Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) will have a new head. Effective August 1, David Noel, managing director, Caribbean East, Bank of Nova Scotia, will take over the role as president from Barbadian Glyne Harrison. An attorney at law and CFA Charterholder with over 15 years’ experience in banking, Noel comes... Read More

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Squatters can buy $5 lots

MINISTER OF HOUSING and Lands Denis Kellman said everyone qualified to purchase lots at $5 per square foot could do so, including squatters. Kellman told the MIDWEEK NATION, “I have said on the floor of the House that anybody is entitled to come to the Government as long as they are working forless than $2 500 a month and buy some of our... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Economic amnesia

Not too long ago, former Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford was wondering what went wrong that the Barbadian economy had once again deteriorated significantly. It brought back memories of the dark days of the early 1990s when the country had to face the bullets coming out of the blazing guns of the International Monetary Fund, and... Read More

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Local cement exports up

ARAWAK CEMENT COMPANY Limited has registered its strongest export numbers in three years with a record-high of 20 000 tonnes in June. The robust export figures followed a trend set in the first half of the year, when the company exported 90 000 tonnes, a 27 per cent accumulated increase in sales when compared to 2015. General manager... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Economic amnesia

Not too long ago, former Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford was wondering what went wrong that the Barbadian economy had once again deteriorated significantly. It brought back memories of the dark days of the early 1990s when the country had to face the bullets coming out of the blazing guns of the International Monetary Fund, and... Read More

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Business facilitator promises improved dialogue

GOVERNMENT’S NEWLY-APPOINTED business facilitator has made it clear that while he will seek to improve communication between Government departments and the business sector, he will not act as a tribunal or arbitrator, making final decisions on outstanding matters. Senator Darcy Boyce, in an address to the Barbados International Business... Read More

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BEC: Punishment and reward

The management of a workforce can be very challenging at times. Often supervisors and managers have to ask themselves whether to give an employee the carrot or to use the stick. What do I mean when I say carrot versus stick? As a supervisor, you need to know when to offer an incentive to get the job done (carrot) or when to exercise your authority... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Emerging from the Brexit gloom

Following the referendum on Brexit, I would imagine the entire outward bound tourism industry in Britain has gone into overdrive to mitigate the effect, both short and long term, that it will inevitably have on their businesses and market share. I have already seen opportunities that we as a destination could potentially piggy back to maintain... Read More

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Bajan women third in T20 tourney

BARBADOS finished third in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s Twenty20 Championships after defeating Windward Islands by nine wickets in the consolation final on Monday. Playing at Providence Stadium in Guyana, Barbados restricted Windwards to 98 for three and raced to the target for the loss of just one wicket in 10.5 overs. Kycia... Read More

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THAT’S OUR BOY!

THE BRONZE BOY IS BACK. Mario Burke, Barbados’ lone medallist at the World Under-20 track and field championships in Poland, returned home yesterday beaming with pride. The 19-year-old sprinter, who won bronze in the 100 metres, was met at the Grantley Adams International Airport by a small group of well-wishers that included his parents... Read More

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Positive Sada

SADA WILLIAMS is still upbeat about making an impression at the Rio Olympics. Speaking after returning home yesterday following the disappointment of pulling up in the 200 metres final at the World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the 18-year-old sprinter said that she would have to be further assessed to determine what forced... Read More

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Young bats impress Sir Viv

SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS is talking his talk again. But this time, he is praising the first Test performance of Shane Dowrich, who has replaced wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for the West Indies four-match cricket series against India. “When you look at the performances moving forward, young Dowrich, I think would’ve cemented his place in terms... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: 2016 safest Crop Over ever

WHAT I AM ABOUT to write may seem contradictory, but it really isn’t. Just follow my reasoning. A few weeks ago some idiot posted a message on Facebook suggesting there would be bloodshed during Foreday Morning celebrations. Almost immediately there was near panic in some circles, with reports that some revellers had changed their minds... Read More

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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: New cane technologies

THERE ARE SOME who would have you believe that the sugar industry is dead, no longer of importance. Then there are others who know better and realise that without sugar cane our countryside would be in shambles – an extension of how the CLICO estates in St John currently look, so we must ensure that the industry is rehabilitated. Interestingly,... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Saluting Sir Garry on his 80th

TOMORROW BARBADOS’ ONLY living National Hero, Sir Garfield Sobers, becomes an octogenarian and we look forward to celebrating this significant milestone with him. After all, he has done so much for his homeland, and indeed the wider Caribbean, through his legendary exploits on the cricket field. More than 40 years after Sir Garry’s career... Read More

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FAMILY FUSION: Crippling mental health problem (2)

LAST WEEK I BEGAN looking at a man who developed a serious mental health problem that crippled his life for 38 years. He had lost his drive for progress, and had deliberately parked himself in the garage of hopelessness and helplessness while he watched many people move confidently past him. The man of whom I speak seemed to love his bed... Read More

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Classic holding back 50 song

REIGNING PIC-O-DE-CROP MONARCH Classic will be singing a song for Barbados’ golden jubilee. Slated to be released in November, he told the DAILY NATION that he opted not to do a patriotic song during the Crop Over Festival but will do so closer to the 50th anniversary of Independence. “Most of my songs are a challenge. I find that I... Read More

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Marvay: No. 2 is great

THE HEATED DEBATE on social media and radio airwaves that first-timer Damian Marvay was hard done in the Sweet Soca competition yesterday morning isn’t being endorsed by the singer. “I feel great to place second. I have no qualms coming second to Edwin Yearwood. Zero. “I didn’t even hear the points. I was on a stage with cameras and... Read More

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New movement aimed at positive expression

THOSE IN THE entertainment industry should look out for stiff competition. There is a new outlet for young people to express themselves. The Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only (EKCO) NATION movement was launched yesterday at Ball Park Events and Entertainment Centre. It is aimed at combating negative influences through radio, social media... Read More

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Edwin and Lil Rick win Soca Royale

EDWIN YEARWOOD successfully defended his Sweet Soca title, and Lil Rick is the new Party Monarch. Early Monday morning, the two kings, both performing songs with patriotic themes, were crowned at Bushy Park to put a wrap on this year’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale Competition. Yearwood earned 86 points with Home Sweet Home, convincing the judges... Read More

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