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Drake joins Forbes list of top five richest hip-hop stars

NEW YORK – Rapper Aubrey Drake Graham became the newest member of The Forbes Five club of hip-hop's wealthiest artists on Monday with a net worth of US$60 million, according to Forbes. The annual list has regularly included rap artists Bryan Birdman Williams, Andre Dr. Dre Young, Shawn Jay Z Carter, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Sean Diddy... Read More

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Celebrations as Common Entrance ends

WITH SMILES AND LOOKS OF RELIEF etched on their faces, students of Lawrence T Gay Memorial, Hindsbury Primary and St Matthews Primary Schools left the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination behind them forever today. Anxious parents and well-wishers stood outside the gates of Combermere School in Waterford, St Michael awaiting... Read More

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Atletico back in Champions League final

MUNICH – Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League final on away goals on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, in which both sides missed a penalty, with the exhilarating tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate. Atletico will play in the showpiece match for the second time in three seasons against either city rivals Real Madrid, who beat... Read More

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Nation newscast May 3, 2016

In tonight's news: BLP no-confidence motion is laid in parliament. Two men remanded on million-dollar drug charges. Thousands sit the Common Entrance. Read More

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No comfort in CIBC comment on downgrade

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN claims they find Moody’s recent downgrade “unwarranted and confusing”. After rereading their comment I am of the opinion that the comment only adds to the confusion. The following is a sample of what I found when I compared CIBC’s comments with what Moody’s actually said: CIBC: “Moody’s is saying that Barbados will almost... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Opportunities aplenty with new airlift

LATER THS WEEK JetBlue start their new daily non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport to Barbados and it offers tremendous additional potential for our entire tourism industry. It is going to be very interesting how we as a country target the Florida market. Of all the 50 states, Florida has the highest percentage of people... Read More

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BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Culture is key to business success

CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT of its existence in organisations is one of the areas being covered in the Barbados’ Best Employers programme employee survey. Jonathan Becker, an executive culture consultant at global research and consulting firm Great Place To Work, in a piece published on fortune.com, said there were a number of strategies companies... Read More

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Numbers not adding up

AN ECONOMIC SURVEY of the world’s accountants, including those in the Caribbean, has found that the majority of firms are cutting back on employment and investment. And the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey released by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants also reported... Read More

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Atletico back in Champions League final

MUNICH – Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League final on away goals on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, in which both sides missed a penalty, with the exhilarating tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate. Atletico will play in the showpiece match for the second time in three seasons against either city rivals Real Madrid, who beat... Read More

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Flame lands in Brazil for three month relay to Games

The Olympic flame arrived on Tuesday in Brazil's capital, where it will start a three-month relay through more than 300 towns and cities that will end with the opening of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro's Maracaná stadium on August 5. President Dilma Rousseff, who is facing impeachment proceedings in Congress, was due to attend the lighting... Read More

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Not ready

THE BOND will be ready for something all right. Just not basketball. The Co-operators General Insurance Premier League doesn’t look like it will resume tonight, not at Kensington Oval’s warehouse anyway, as the indoor court appears to be more suited for lawn tennis than basketball right now. Read More

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Five Bajans vying for chess titles

FIVE BARBADIANS were vying for the title of Candidate Master after the penultimate round of games in the Sub-Zonal Chess Championships yesterday. Thirteen-year-old Harrison College schoolgirl Pritika Kandamaran and 18-year-old former Graydon Sealy Secondary student Kemp Lynch both missed out when they lost their eighth-round games at the... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Brainstorm on problems of ageing society

THE NEWS LAST WEEK that the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) cancelled its medical insurance coverage of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), in effect leaving almost 2 000 employed public officers and their retired colleagues in limbo, points in many ways to the complexities of today’s economy and society. When... Read More

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THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Ribbing could ease the tension

WE’RE ON AN old topic here. How many of us would like to get a chance to verbally roast some of our fiercest opponents? I mean to actually get to tell them what we think of them, their suggestions and how they operate in all-out, no-holds-barred speech and then at the end say, just joking. I am sure some of you watched the annual White... Read More

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ALL AH WE IS ONE: May Day reflections

THE CURRENT MOMENT in the history of the Caribbean labour movement is without doubt the most hostile to workers since the period of the uprising of the Caribbean working class in the 1930s. Whilst before the 1930s there was no legal recognition of the right to exist as trade unions, the present moment is one in which, for the first time... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Paying for stupid choices

DEAR CHRISTINE, I HAVE BEEN LIVING in Miami for almost 16 years and, sad to say, I have not made anything of myself so far. I have made a lot of stupid decisions that are now causing me much misery. The worst mistake I made was dropping out of college a few years ago. Since then I have faced living in the shelters not once, but twice. ... Read More

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Drake joins Forbes list of top five richest hip-hop stars

NEW YORK – Rapper Aubrey Drake Graham became the newest member of The Forbes Five club of hip-hop's wealthiest artists on Monday with a net worth of US$60 million, according to Forbes. The annual list has regularly included rap artists Bryan Birdman Williams, Andre Dr. Dre Young, Shawn Jay Z Carter, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Sean Diddy... Read More

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Joss Stone concert cancelled

FIRST IT WAS POSTPONED, now it has been cancelled. Organisers of the Barbados leg of the Joss Stone Total World Tour announced today the concert would no longer be held. Originally, the concert was scheduled for April 16 at Holder’s House, but was postponed until May 6 when Stone took time off to be with her sick Rottweiler Missy. Read More

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Randle wows at tribute to mothers

SHE CAME and she delivered to the hundreds of patrons who packed the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Sunday evening to see and hear international gospel sensation Lynda Randle, who was the main act of the Courts Barbados, Believe Magazine and Life 97.5 FM Honour Thy Mother show. The American sang a number of her hits, such as I’m Free... Read More

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Still no will found for Prince as Minnesota court opens probate process

MINNEAPOLIS – Lawyers charged with untangling the multimillion-dollar estate of music superstar Prince said on Monday they still have not located a will that could avert a years-long dispute over his fortune but have not stopped looking. Six siblings or half-siblings of Prince, who was found dead at age 57 at his home in suburban Minneapolis... Read More

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