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Fire fighters called to control brush fire

EFFORTS TO CLEAR AN overgrown rodent-infested open lot at 10th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael almost turned tragic when the fire got out of control shortly before midday. Officers of the Barbados Fire Service were able to bring it under control before it spread to any nearby houses. Elon Corbin, who lives next door to the open lot, said... Read More

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TEA Day 3: Volcanoes lose early wicket in chase

BRIDGETOWN – Windward Islands Volcanoes, trailing Barbados Pride by 200 runs, reached 28 for one in their second innings at tea on the third day of their regional Professional Cricket League first-class sixth round match at Kensington Oval here Sunday. The batsman dismissed was opener Tyrone Theophile, who made six before he edged fast... Read More

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Norma Holder passes on

ONE OF BARBADOS’ beloved academics and musicians has died. Norma Holder, a former long-serving principal of the Barbados Community College, passed away early this morning following a brief stay in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The death of the 79-year-old was confirmed by her life-long partner and husband of 54 years, Jean Holder. Read More

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UPDATE: Oil leak contained

IT IS A LEAK, AND NOT A SPILL. But officials from the Barbados Port and Simpson Oil Limited (SOL) have contained the oil which started entering the sea at the Port earlier. Two areas along the quay have been excavated in an effort to pinpoint the location. “The excavation has shown that the spill is a mere leak in the bunker line... Read More

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Consider community wind farms

COMMUNITY WIND PROJECTS are a growing phenomenon in a number of developed countries. These projects can be traced back to Denmark in the 1970s. They were called wind energy cooperatives. Germany was next to start projects through wind energy cooperatitves or community wind. These projects gained great momentum because it was an opportunity... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: A new era in public discourse

AS BARBADOS CELEBRATES 50 years as a politically independent country, there is much that one can reflect on from living and working in this beautiful country. Whether it is the rise to pervasive acclaim of singing sensations such as Rihanna and Red Plastic Bag; the political drama that takes place from time to time that subsequently resulted,... Read More

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Report: Apple launching new products in March

APPLE INC IS ON TARGET to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for the... Read More

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BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Cave Shepherd Card Services

ALISON BROWNE-ELLIS heads a team of 20 and is fully aware human resource relations can make or break an organisation. It is therefore no surprise that she fully supports Cave Shepherd Card Services’ participation in the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) programme. Ellis, who is director of the department, gave her endorsement when the 2016... Read More

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TEA Day 3: Volcanoes lose early wicket in chase

BRIDGETOWN – Windward Islands Volcanoes, trailing Barbados Pride by 200 runs, reached 28 for one in their second innings at tea on the third day of their regional Professional Cricket League first-class sixth round match at Kensington Oval here Sunday. The batsman dismissed was opener Tyrone Theophile, who made six before he edged fast... Read More

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LUNCH Day 3: Century for Shai Hope

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados Pride, resuming from 272 for two overnight, reached 349 for three in 105.4 overs at an early lunch interval, replying to the Windward Islands Volcanoes’ first innings total of 250 on the third day of their WICB Regional Professional Cricket League first-class match at Kensington Oval here Sunday. Shai Hope, who restarted... Read More

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Praise for Under-19 champs

ST JOHN’S – West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron expressed heartiest congratulations on behalf of the Board and Management to the players and management of the Under 19 team which won the ICC World Cup for the first time. Cameron credited more than 15 months of preparation which he thinks “gave them the tools necessary... Read More

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West Indies U-19 win World Cup

THE ICC UNDER-19 CRICKET WORLD CUP trophy will be coming to the West Indies for the first time after the Caribbean side defeated three-time champions India Under-19 by five wickets in today’s final. After restricting India to 145 off 45.1 overs, West Indies reached 146 for five with three balls to spare. Keacy Carty followed up some... Read More

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ALBERT BRANDFORD: No political will on squatters

“Squatting is an activity embedded in the crevices of the development of English law and we have recognised the legal implications of this behaviour which starts out as a trespass on the land of another, but may ripen into a possessory title through long-time occupation of that other person’s land. It is therefore a two-edged sword fraught... Read More

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JEFF BROOMES: Stop denying children their childhood

SHOW ME a highly disciplined, academically successful student, and I will show you a home-school partnership that is positive and cooperative. There is no other relationship that ensures consistent student development than this. I am so strong in my belief in success through a strong and functioning school and home partnership that I return... Read More

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PETER WICKHAM: ‘Fat-shaming’ debate

RECENT COMMENTS by one member of the medical community regarding a proposed solution to the chronic problem of obesity have offended some among us. The issue, is obesity, has for some time been a proverbial elephant in the room, which is particularly fascinating because it contrasts a serious medical/financial problem, with delicate psychological,... Read More

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School impasse shines light on littering

While Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe has promised to address some of the challenges relating to effective garbage disposal through an amendment to the Sanitation Services Act, I am anxiously looking forward to a parliamentary push for amendments or laws that will effectively dissuade Barbadians from littering once and for all. ... Read More

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Beauties from the East

The ladies of the China National Opera Dance & Drama Theatre not only stunned the sizeable audience at Frank Collymore Hall on Friday night with their beauty, but also with their precise yet delicate performances. The 2016 Fish & Dragon Festival Gala which opened to an audience of Barbadians and local and visiting Chinese, featured music... Read More

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Weekend Buzz February 12, 2016

WHAT’S BUZZING THIS WEEKEND: Saxophonist Kelly Patrick performs at the Grapevine. Tribute to Bob Marley Concert. A look back at Love, Poetry and Song. Looking for somewhere to go? Check out What’s On. Read More

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Streep adds to race war with comments

BERLIN – Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fuelled Hollywood’s diversity controversy on Thursday when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa. The three-time Oscar winner, who is in Berlin heading up her first international film jury, made the comment at a news conference when she was asked if she was... Read More

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All ah we

BARBADIANS started their Crop Over celebrations early by taking part in Carnival in Trinidad yesterday and Monday. Living up to Barbados’ 2015 Party Monarch winner Peter Ram’s tune All Ah We, Bajans flew into Trinidad to take part in one of the biggest carnivals in the Caribbean. It was colours in Read More

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