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Good turnout for collegiate seminar

THERE IS STANDING ROOM only at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex where scores of parents, athletes and coaches have gathered for the Collegiate Athletic Scholarship Seminar. The room is full and people have spilled into the corridor for the inaugural seminar. It is organised by former national athletes Olympian Gabriel Burnett, Sheena Gooding... Read More

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Two more win in Thompson football

ST GEORGE SOUTH and hosts St Philip North were victorious in their opening matches of this year’s David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Football Classic at Hilda Skeene Primary School on Friday night. Last year’s losing semi-finalists, St George South trounced St Michael Central 3-0, courtesy goals by Shakille Best (25th minute),... Read More

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MY STORY: Maine’s Amy now a Bajan girl

FROM HER HOME in the United States, Amy Gittens eagerly looked forward to attending the Crop Over Festival in Barbados every year. For the past 11 years, however, that trip has become a whole lot shorter. Instead of having to catch a plane and travel thousands of miles over the Atlantic Ocean, Amy simply has to get in her car and in... Read More

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Finding light in the blackout

ON SEPTEMBER 1, around six a.m., we had a reminder that we are still vulnerable to power outages in spite of having one of the best and most reliable power companies in the region. The thing is, I didn’t know there was an outage until I started seeing WhatsApp messages. My home operates on a battery-based grid interactive solar powered system,... Read More

jerry-franklin

Finding light in the blackout

ON SEPTEMBER 1, around six a.m., we had a reminder that we are still vulnerable to power outages in spite of having one of the best and most reliable power companies in the region. The thing is, I didn’t know there was an outage until I started seeing WhatsApp messages. My home operates on a battery-based grid interactive solar powered system,... Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Discrimination impacts health and safety at work

WHILE THE EMPLOYMENT laws of Barbados are silent on the issue of discrimination and the outright expression of such has been significantly reduced in recent decades, the impact remains the same. Perceived discrimination in the case of health and safety can be equated to outright discrimination. What exists today are more subtle and chronic... Read More

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Agriculture, fisheries to go high-tech

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO HIRE a team of international consultants to “stimulate growth” in agriculture and fisheries using a modernised information and technology infrastructure. The effort is being led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, which has launched a consultancy to “implement an integrated agricultural... Read More

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The performance management nightmare

EXISTING PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT systems review performance in the past which is out of sync with the needs of the organisation and its stakeholders, for whom the need for profit is immediate. Consequently, in the existing form performance management systems do not address the most critical issues of the business or employees in a timely fashion.... Read More

sports-seminar

Good turnout for collegiate seminar

THERE IS STANDING ROOM only at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex where scores of parents, athletes and coaches have gathered for the Collegiate Athletic Scholarship Seminar. The room is full and people have spilled into the corridor for the inaugural seminar. It is organised by former national athletes Olympian Gabriel Burnett, Sheena Gooding... Read More

rashawn-tudor

Two more win in Thompson football

ST GEORGE SOUTH and hosts St Philip North were victorious in their opening matches of this year’s David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Football Classic at Hilda Skeene Primary School on Friday night. Last year’s losing semi-finalists, St George South trounced St Michael Central 3-0, courtesy goals by Shakille Best (25th minute),... Read More

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WI humbled

DUBAI – Reigning World champions West Indies were humbled by Pakistan in the opening Twenty20 International here yesterday after virtually condemning themselves with a feeble batting effort at the Dubai International Stadium. Read More

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Alleyne, O'Neal do it again

LESLIE ALLEYNE and Chris O’Neal made it two in a row when they won last Sunday’s Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2016 Chefette MudDogs Safari & Safari Novice Championships. Read More

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SATURDAY'S CHILD: Gun with the wind

TODAY IS REPUBLIC DAY in Trinidad and Tobago. When I think of the past, “Police and Thief” was the game of my boyhood. Life and concepts were simple then. The police were supposed to catch the thieves. When I went to school in Port of Spain, the game was “Rescue” and you had to free your captive colleagues. Read More

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MAVIS BECKLES: Walk in dem shoes

IF I WAS the people at the Water Authority, I would listen tuh and do what the Prime Minister say when he tell dem tuh talk tuh the people. I agree whole-heartedly wid Fruendel Stuart. Evahbody does say dat he doan talk much, if at all, and sometimes ya does wonder if something wrong wid he mout and when he does open it, a lot o’ people doan... Read More

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EDITORIAL: PM changes his tune

THE EXTENT to which Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has come around to expressing his appreciation for the value of the Social Partnership in Barbados is not just welcome on all sides. It is revealing of how holding office can alter one’s perspective. Distance from a particular issue often affords comfort. Read More

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FLYING FISH & COU COU: A wedding, but not his

A PHOTOGRAPH ON Facebook of a well-known public figure in a suit with a similarly dressed friend, and with the friend’s hand on his shoulder, prompted suggestions that the two had married. These ideas seemed to be fuelled by the well-known individual’s statement in a public forum on Tuesday that he would be away for four weeks. Read More

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Weekend Buzz September 23, 2016

Take in some of the action from Miss Universe Barbados, Richard Stoute Teen Talent, Mahalia's Corner, Boyaka Smash Quiet Headphones Party and Taste of NIFCA. Also, find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More

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Bajan filmmaker on show again

BARBADIAN FILMMAKER Damien Pinder has done it again. For the third time in just over a year, another one of his productions has made the cut for overseas film festivals; again being the only film selected from Barbados. This time, Pinder, who is the vice-president of the Barbados Film and Video Association, will screen his Homeless 24... Read More

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Ballroom contest ‘vital’

THE JAHBULANI BALLROOM DANCE CLUB is in the final stages of preparation for its competitions It’s Strictly Ballroom & Ten Dance Championship. This competition, which is in its third year, was created to fill the void left when other competition folded under the severe pressure of not having sponsorship. Barbados Ballroom & Latin dancers... Read More

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Pitt expresses sadness over Jolie divorce filing as Hollywood power couple splits

LOS ANGELES – Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her attorney said on Tuesday, signalling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks... Read More

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