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    September 25

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SOCIAL SCENE: Farewell to the ambassador

The popularity of former Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke, was in evidence at her recent farewell reception. There was an outpouring of good wishes at the Hilton function for the envoy who made friends in almost every sector of the society during her near four-year term of office. Diplomats, parliamentarians, students and officials... Read More

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IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Dismay over ‘missing’ marriage certificates

THERE SEEMS TO BE a problem with some people obtaining copies of their marriage certificates from the Registration Department. A church leader who highlighted this unsettling situation said he was aware of three occasions where people who requested copies of their marriage certificates were unable to get one because the certificates could... Read More

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Govt looking at public-private partnership to expand CCTV coverage

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is looking to partner with the private sector to expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage across the island. “We are hoping to work with businesses that already have cameras . . . we are developing a protocol in which we can use privately owned cameras to point in... Read More

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Seven injured in two accidents

Police are investigating two accidents in St Peter which left seven people injured. The first occurred around 9:50 p.m., on Sunday along Bakers Road, St Peter. It involved a car driven by 67-year-old Neville Corbin of Eden Lodge, St Michael, and another driven by 27-year-old Emile Phillips of Lowlands, St Lucy. Corbin sustained a... Read More

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St Lucia’s Prime Minister proposes new US Caribbean trade initiative

NEW YORK —St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has proposed the establishment of a new US Caribbean Trade initiative. Chastanet in an interview with the US business network CNBC, the recent hurricanes that have devastated parts of the Caribbean. have shown that the need for diversity even as it relates to sources of food. He also... Read More

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C&W announces partial restoration of mobile network In Dominica

MIAMI – Caribbean telecoms leader Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced that it has begun the successful restoration of mobile services to Dominica. The island's infrastructure, including its communications networks, suffered significant impact from Category 5 Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Dominica on Monday... Read More

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BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised the public that its Treasury Building location will close for business at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 22, to facilitate maintenance work. The BRA’s locations at Weymouth, Warrens, Holetown, Oistins and The Pine will continue with normal business hours. Members of the public have been... Read More

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LIAT flight disruptions due to Hurricane Maria

ST JOHN’S – Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek through the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects on our destinations. Due to the closure of several airports as well as in the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights... Read More

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Bennett burns Nurse in the Sauna

Nation journalist Randy Bennett is the champion of the inaugural Sauna ‘B’ Class Road Tennis Championship. Playing with total calm and a focused backhand return, Bennett defeated Terry “Buh” Nurse 21-8, 18-21, 21-15 in front of a large and very vocal crowd to take home a 40-inch television on Saturday. Bennett, who recently covered the... Read More

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Spartan win in two days

Andre Marshall registered a match haul of nine for 55 as Massy Stores Spartan eased their relegation worries by thrashing ESA Field Pickwick by an innings and 94 runs inside two days on the final day of their fifth round Barbados Cricket Association Elite Division match yesterday. Resuming on 11 for two overnight, Pickwick were dismissed... Read More

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Husbands brothers ride winners at Woodbine

ETOBICOKE – Barbadian brothers Patrick and Simon Husbands combined for a pair of wins on Saturday at the Woodbine Racetrack. Elder brother Simon grabbed his eighth win of the season, when he kicked off the day’s programme with a three-quarter length victory aboard the 6-1 chance Fine Grit in the CAN$19 500 first race contested over 1 700... Read More

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Mud, water no problem for winners

Much sideways action due to the presence of mud and water will be forever etched in the minds of the Mahogany Ridge/Corbin’s Catering Services Toyota Hilux pair of Ryan Corbin and Dustin Edwards, winners of the recently-held Barbados Rally Club (BRC) MudDogs September Safari of the Chefette MudDogs Championship. Corbin and Edwards grabbed... Read More

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To whom much is given . . .

Professor Michael Howard last week responded to my letter of August 22, 2017, which was a response to an earlier article in which he made statements about the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), the behaviour and activities of the unions, his perception of the unions’ leadership, Government’s fiscal deficit and its inability to pay... Read More

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Arch Cot folk want answers, Mr Minister

When apprised of this legitimate concern by people living in the affected area, Minister Michael Lashley’s dismissive response was, in summary, “We will get to it, but I don’t know when.” Such an arrogantly dismissive attitude to legitimate public concerns is a hallmark of this Democratic Labour Party administration. Come next year’s... Read More

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Shade of the soul main thing

Oh yes, we are at it again: “Take down Nelson!” I hold no brief for Nelson and his ilk but I have to give myself pause and wonder if any of my African ancestors were responsible for selling their “brothers” to those who carried on the slave trade. On the other hand, I know that the family of one Caucasian ancestor born in 1806 did have... Read More

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A punishment, not deterrent

MR JEFF CUMBERBATCH, in a recent article related to crime, punishment and the rule of law, made reference to the Holy Scriptures that contrasted Moses’ Law of “an eye for an eye” and Jesus’ exhortation “to turn the other cheek”. If Mr Cumberbatch has derived any measure of comfort and solace from the Sermon On The Mount, he should nevertheless... Read More

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British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

ROME – British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his love for our land,”... Read More

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Rihanna’s 40 shades a hit

Fenty Beauty has taken the world by storm. Since its launch two weeks ago, the make-up line, which is owned by Barbadian superstar Rihanna, has redefined beauty standards across the industry and the approach to make-up production. With 40 shades from the extremely pale 100 to very dark 490, Fenty Beauty products have enjoyed rave reviews.... Read More

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Neesha feels So Amazing with another award

Celebrated Barbadian gospel artiste Neesha Woodz didn’t believe that an already amazing 2017 could get any better. But last week it did when the 30-year-old received her first international award for the hit single So Amazing. This took place over the weekend when the tenth season of the Prayze Factor People’s Choice Awards came off... Read More

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Songwriters get avenue to improve skills

Songwriters once again have a chance to improve their songwriting skills with the second staging of the Writers Block seminar. The initiative, which is being put on by Dark Room Recordings, provides writing sessions, music development scholarships and recording contracts to young talented artistes. During a launch last week at Sky Mall... Read More

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