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West Indies in BallR Cup Final

WEST INDIES DEFEATED South Africa by 100 runs on Friday night to advance to Sunday’s final of the BallR Cup Tri-Nation Series against Australia at Kensington Oval. A fifth wicket partnership of 156 runs between Darren Bravo (102) and Kieron Pollard (62) rescued West Indies from 21 for four after five overs and saw them to 285 in 49.5 overs.... Read More

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Traffic regulations for City Fest

THE CROP OVER CITY FEST and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes take place on Saturday in Bridgetown, and a number of temporary traffic arrangements will be in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday at 1 a.m. Sunday. Road Closures On the mentioned dates and times the following roads will be closed to traffic. (a) Broad Street from its junction... Read More

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IT MATTERS TO MARIA: I never signed it!

CHERWIN TAYLOR wants nothing more than to have his name cleared. Since 2011 he has been back and forth with the police and the National Insurance Department trying to get a benefits dispute resolved but now he feels as if the tables have been turned on him. For the past five years, the 63-year-old has been trying to find out how his... Read More

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Weekend Buzz June 24, 2016

In this week’s Weekend Buzz - We take a look back at Trojan: Infected by Soca, featuring Grynner. Sweetness at the Plantation What's On this weekend. Read More

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What the IMF is up to

BARBADOS HAS EFFECTIVELY been a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since December 29, 1970. More than 45 years later, mysteries about that relationship, including the annual Article IV Consultation, remain in the minds of some Barbadians. From the time it signed up as one of the IMF’s now 189 members, Barbados opened itself up... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Banking nightmare: part 1

FOR MANY YEARS NOW Caribbean countries have been struggling immensely to record even what can be considered minimum rates of real economic growth in a sustained manner. Yet, commercial banks, which are supposed to play a crucial role in our economic transformation, continue to behave in ways that leave much to be desired. Read More

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Big credit union bucks

THE BIG TWO credit unions are now controlling more than $1.4 billion in assets. As tough economic times linger, Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited (78 440 members) and City of Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Limited (57 494 members) are also both reporting improved financial performances. Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The correspondent banking conundrum

AS DIRECTOR of Barclays Bank in the Caribbean shortly before the turn of the 21st century, Tony Marshall had his fingers on the pulse of the region’s financial services sector. In that position he became thoroughly familiar with every turn, nuance if you will, of the banking wicket, not simply in Barbados or Antigua, where he served with the... Read More

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West Indies in BallR Cup Final

WEST INDIES DEFEATED South Africa by 100 runs on Friday night to advance to Sunday’s final of the BallR Cup Tri-Nation Series against Australia at Kensington Oval. A fifth wicket partnership of 156 runs between Darren Bravo (102) and Kieron Pollard (62) rescued West Indies from 21 for four after five overs and saw them to 285 in 49.5 overs.... Read More

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English Premier League under no threat from EU exit

LONDON – Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) will not harm the prestige of the world’s most popular domestic soccer competition, the Premier League said on Friday. Last season 432 European players were registered to play in the 20-team Premier League – with some of the continent’s biggest names plying their trade with England’s... Read More

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Dim view of Oval action

MORE than 50 lights on the pylons at Kensington Oval are not working. A physical check from ground level by the WEEKEND NATION on Tuesday night during the Ballr Cup tri-series match between West Indies and Australia revealed a significant number of unlighted bulbs on each of the four towers. While West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) cricket... Read More

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Blackbirds ‘A’ almost perfect

UWI BLACKBIRDS ‘A’ are one game away from a perfect 2016 netball season. The first-time double-crown queens advanced to 9/0 and a maximum 45 points by scoring a clinical 41-35 victory over Pine Hill Dairy St Barnabas when Division 1 action continued on Wednesday night at the Netball Stadium. Scoring machine Shonica Wharton led the champions... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Not too soon for a tsunami

JUNE – TOO SOON, July – standby, August – a must . . . . We are now into the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and, as is to be expected, the official focus is on ensuring that we are as prepared as possible for any storms or hurricanes that may come our way. While we have been lucky not to have been struck directly by a major weather... Read More

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YUG GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Can’t please dese Bajans

BAJANS ARE SOME of the hardest people to please in the world, hear! I heard a saying that went like this “If you can make it here (New York) you can make it anywhere.” Obviously they have never been to Barbados. For entertainers and performers this is the hardest truth to live. If you feel that you can go on the people stage and sing crap... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Should I have his baby?

DEAR CHRISTINE: I am 20 years old and my boyfriend is 33. He has three children from a woman. I have none. This man is saying that this woman is living at him because of the children. He comes by me every night and does not leave until around 11 p.m. at the earliest. I am employed and so is he. The thing is, whenever the woman sees me... Read More

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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Time to arm our Government guards

WHAT A WEEK it was last week! It was a week when three people collapsed and died in public places. It was a week when a young man tried to enter the District ‘A’ Court precincts with a loaded 9mm gun. It was a week when a passenger acted bizarrely while on board an Air Canada flight from Pearson International Airport in Toronto to Grantley... Read More

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Weekend Buzz June 24, 2016

In this week’s Weekend Buzz - We take a look back at Trojan: Infected by Soca, featuring Grynner. Sweetness at the Plantation What's On this weekend. Read More

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Joaquin looking forward to Sweet Soca challenge

NEWCOMER JOAQUIN isn’t intimidated to appear last on stage at the Sweet Soca semi-finals next Friday. He even isn't worried that he appears after Peter Ram. “I know I got what it takes. So I’m going to push for it and make sure I do my best,” said the 22-year-old at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) headquarters in West Terrace, St... Read More

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Soca Royale ‘safe’ at Bushy Park

THE STAGING OF Soca Royale at Bushy Park is not in jeopardy. Barbadians have been assured that nothing will stop the July 24 jam, despite the controversy surrounding businessman Mark Maloney and the leasing of the property to the Barbados Motor Racing Federation, and the charge that Government is yet to compensate the previous owners for... Read More

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Arthur Smith has festival fever

ARTHUR SMITH PRIMARY is gunning for this year’s Junior Kadooment crown. And if the enthusiasm of the pupils modelling five of the six sections is matched by the entire band together with the creativity of their costumes, then they may actually be a serious threat. Under grey skies yesterday, bandleader and Class 1 teacher Keisha Grannum... Read More

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