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HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Trust opens houses early

THE ENTITY CHARGED with preserving the island’s natural and built heritage is throwing open the doors to its Open House programme early this year. Barbados National Trust general manager Miguel Pena revealed the biggest event on the Trust’s calendar will be starting this month and will run until March 2017. A new feature will also be... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Nipping insurance risks in the bud

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? As the Financial Services Commission (FSC) continues to improve the regulatory framework of the sectors within its supervisory ambit, one area it intends to modernise is its capital standards by introducing risk based capital (RBC) standards within the insurance... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Saving consumers from insurance risk

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? Risk-based capital (RBC) is a method of measuring the minimum amount of capital appropriate for a reporting entity to support its overall business operations in consideration of its size and risk profile. RBC limits the amount of risk a company can take. ... Read More

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THE ISSUE: Effort to avoid another CLICO fiasco

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? The debacle involving CLICO and its sister company British American Insurance (BAICO) is still fresh in the minds of many Barbadians. This is so especially for those who either have insurance policies or invested in these twin insurers whose parent, Trinidad... Read More

ontheright-new

ON THE RIGHT: Nipping insurance risks in the bud

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? As the Financial Services Commission (FSC) continues to improve the regulatory framework of the sectors within its supervisory ambit, one area it intends to modernise is its capital standards by introducing risk based capital (RBC) standards within the insurance... Read More

ontheleft-new

ON THE LEFT: Saving consumers from insurance risk

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? Risk-based capital (RBC) is a method of measuring the minimum amount of capital appropriate for a reporting entity to support its overall business operations in consideration of its size and risk profile. RBC limits the amount of risk a company can take. ... Read More

theissue-new

THE ISSUE: Effort to avoid another CLICO fiasco

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? The debacle involving CLICO and its sister company British American Insurance (BAICO) is still fresh in the minds of many Barbadians. This is so especially for those who either have insurance policies or invested in these twin insurers whose parent, Trinidad... Read More

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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Mario Boyce

Mario Boyce is assistant manager, aftersales administration at McEnearney Quality Inc. Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? I started almost two years ago in the automotive industry as a sales executive and was recently promoted to assistant manager, aftersales administration. Customer service is something that I am quite passionate... Read More

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Punches fly as boxers thrill Sea Rocks crowd

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, sting like a bee. The competitors in the second Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament (CDBT) sent punch after punch to try to overpower each other at the Sea Rocks Dome, Barbados Beach Club, Maxwell, on Tuesday night. In the third match of the night, Barbadian boxer Charles Cox knocked out St Lucian Marvin Anthony... Read More

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Napsac hurdle

THE NATIONAL Primary Schools Athletics Championships (NAPSAC), the symbol of track and field supremacy at primary school level, is in danger of being absent from next year’s sporting calendar. Just under 50 primary schools’ teachers and coaches were given such ill tidings in the Yuletide season when they met with past chairman of the NAPSAC... Read More

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Thrilling Harlington win

HOODEES HARLINGTON hung on by the proverbial “tips of their fingernails” to dethrone defending champions Fire Service in a desperate finish to the final of the fifth Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) T20 Cricket Tournament at Rices, St Philip, early yesterday morning. It was well after midnight when veteran fast bowler Godwin... Read More

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Boxing tourney gets going

THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT Boxing Tournament was declared open by Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley on Tuesday night at the Sea Rocks Dome, Barbados Beach Club, Maxwell, Christ Church. The tournament, which forms part of the 50th anniversary games of the Barbados Olympic Association, runs until Saturday, with 18 countries including Barbados... Read More

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Willie Lynch very much alive

THERE IS A DOCUMENT known as the Willie Lynch letter which was allegedly crafted and perfected by a reputed planter from Barbados some say, and was purportedly delivered to fellow slave owners on the bank of the James River in Virginia, United States, in 1712. This letter outlineshow to control the slave populations by exploiting colour,... Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: Questioning attitude, ability

THERE IS A COMMON THREAD going through the issues of water, garbage collection, health care, sewage, among others, in this country. The thread is the lack of money. This is fascinating for a Government that set as its mantra: Barbados is more than an economy, it is a society. The evidence is clear that the social services have been badly... Read More

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AWRIGHT DEN!: A wake-up call

I WANT ALL residents of Barbados to think about this. Last Tuesday, the rain fell intermittently for less than seven hours due to a trough system and torrential showers only fell for a few minutes between 11 a.m. and midday. It should be a huge concern to both residents and the Government that so much damage, displacement and interruption... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: He left me again for young thing

DEAR CHRISTINE, My husband and I have been married for the past 27 years. For no reason, I can see he has taken up with a girl who is still in her teens. His crush started four months ago. He was so taken up with her that he would spend entire weekends at her home. Naturally, I was very upset but could do nothing about it. He continued... Read More

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Marking 50 in style

THE COLOURFUL and exciting fireworks display last Friday at midnight reflected a great night spent at the Fifty/50 event at Hilton Barbados Resort. The event was held to commemorate Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence and celebrate the hotel’s 50 years in Barbados. It was well attended by a cross-section of locals and visitors... Read More

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Eight Grammy nominations for Riri

BAJAN SUPERSTAR Rihanna landed eight Grammy nominations when the announcement was made today. Beyonce leads the pack of Grammy hopefuls at nine, but she and Rihanna are the only two females with so many. RiRi is hoping that Work works out for her as she is up for Record of The Year for the song, a collaboration with Drake. Read More

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Lashley: Thompson was a great talent

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has extended condolences to the family and friends of Barbadian vocalist, Clarence Thompson. In a statement released today, Lashley said that the entertainer will long be remembered in Barbados as being “one of the most outstanding vocalists that Barbados has ever produced”. Stating that Thompson’s... Read More

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Awesome beach party

BASED ON THE CROWD that filled the Pirates Cove venue Sunday night for the last leg of the Hennessy Artistry three-day event, FAS7STAR might have a staple on their hand. While it could be said that the show was a copy of Reggae On The Beach, it seems a beach party is a crowd-puller in Barbados. The crowd at Hennessy Artistry On The Beach... Read More

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