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Public warned not to purchase illegal rat poison

MEMBERS OF THE public are being cautioned about the illegal importation of rat poison, being sold by unauthorised individuals. The warning has been issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management’s (MAFFW) chief agricultural officer, Lennox Chandler, who has advised consumers that they should purchase... Read More

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VIDEO: Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals

Highlights from the 2016 Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals held at Kensington Oval. Summa won the 8 to 12 division and De MC is the new 13 to 18 champion. Read More

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Guild offering grants to UWI students

MORE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is coming for students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. The Guild of Students is offering $500 grants to registered students who have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Details of the Guild Tuition Grants Programme were outlined by president Olvine Holas at a press conference this morning.... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Hal boasts of the best rum punch

STANDING SIX FEET, two inches and appearing somewhat authoritative, Hal Haynes could probably fit comfortably into the police force. That is, had he decided to join when he was younger and had the chance to do so back in 1971. Then a teenager, many people thought policing was the obvious choice since at that time Haynes lived with his uncle... Read More

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Now robots join fight against cancer

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours.... Read More

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BEC: Shades of grey: duty of care

Every employment contract has an unwritten duty of care implied for the employer. This common law duty has been a source of confusion for many professionals. What does this duty mean for us? Is the employee exempt from all liability if something were to go wrong? How can we protect ourselves? Since it is not expressly stated in the contract,... Read More

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Minor items on CFATF ‘to do’ list

Barbados has made significant progress in the effort to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), in its latest report on the island, said only “minor” recommended actions now had to be taken after Government took several steps to follow its advice over the year. This news comes... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Growth through tourism and culture

Asked what would help spur faster economic growth in his country, a CARICOM leader was quick on the uptake. “I would like some of those rich British, Irish and Canadian multimillionaires who flock to Barbados’ west coast to come to us,” said the Prime Minister, whose destination is a favourite playground for rich Americans and whose tourism... Read More

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Barbados beat T&T to top netball qualifiers

BARBADOS ENDED the AFNA Youth World Cup qualifiers as champions after edging nemesis Trinidad & Tobago 50-48 at the LB Scott Indoor Auditorium, Dutch St Maarten last night, in preparation for next year’s finals in Botswana. In a very pulsating game, the Bajan Gems survived a mid-match bout of panic, very vocal support for T&T and the loss... Read More

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Leroy Harper passes

MEMBERS OF THE ATHLETICS fraternity are today mourning the loss of one of their own. Leroy Harper, who gave yeoman service for more than a decade in photo finish and meet management, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday. Harper was a former teacher at St Leonard’s Girls’ School and Ellerslie Secondary and also worked... Read More

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Gems thrash St Maarten for fifth win

THE Bajan Gems predictably romped to their fifth successive victory with a 75-16 demolition of hosts St Maarten when the AFNA Youth World Cup Qualifier continued on Saturday night at the LB Scott Indoor Auditorium. With one of the best crowds attending and applauding every goal from St Maarten, the home team looked ready for battle. Sadly,... Read More

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Johnson wins Golf Open

COUNT No. 13 for James Johnson. Yesterday, the perennial Barbados champion turned back a stern challenge from fellow Barbados players Julian Jordan and Simon Proverbs to win the Sagicor Barbados Open Golf Championship by a stroke at Royal Westmoreland. Johnson sank a birdie on the final hole to post the day’s best score of 72 for a 36-hole... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Hal boasts of the best rum punch

STANDING SIX FEET, two inches and appearing somewhat authoritative, Hal Haynes could probably fit comfortably into the police force. That is, had he decided to join when he was younger and had the chance to do so back in 1971. Then a teenager, many people thought policing was the obvious choice since at that time Haynes lived with his uncle... Read More

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LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Giving money away

GIVING MONEY or money’s worth to a charitable and humanitarian cause has been identified as a ritual of wealth – an important aspect of spending wisely. Some religions encourage tithing of ten per cent of one’s income to the church and the clergy. Yet, there are two competing ideas that are likely to come quickly to mind. The first is... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Time to take charge, Ms Moore

THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION (BWU) has reached the significant milestone of 75 years and this is worthy of celebration. This landmark is an opportune time for the union to reinvent itself and set out its blueprint for the next 25 years. The general secretary Toni Moore should use the current annual delegates conference to publicly outline... Read More

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TALKBACK: Readers’ mixed views on sick certificates

ONE OF THE BIGGEST talking points among online readers last week was Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo’s suggestion that doctors are issuing too many sick certificates. During a courtesy call with president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners, Dr Abdon DaSilva, and director of the National Insurance Scheme... Read More

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VIDEO: Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals

Highlights from the 2016 Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals held at Kensington Oval. Summa won the 8 to 12 division and De MC is the new 13 to 18 champion. Read More

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Prince’s home, studio to open to public

MINNEAPOLIS – Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis estate and studio of late rock musician Prince, will be opened for public tours starting on October 6, the administrator of the singer’s estate said. Prince, 57, collapsed and died at the 65 000-square-foot estate in April after an accidental overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl.... Read More

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Rihanna gets VMA lifetime achievement award

NEW YORK – Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music awards on Sunday, prowling the stage with a 10 minute medley from her powerful Lemonade album and taking home multiple statuettes, including the top prize – video of the year. On a night when women ruled, Britney Spears made a triumphant return to the VMA stage and Rihanna performed four... Read More

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Animekon is alive and well

ORGANISERS of Animekon 2016 said they expected more than 4 000 visitors at the weekend event. Melissa Young, co-founder of Animekon Inc., the company responsible for the event which ended at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday, said that the two-day expo had attracted about 2 000 on the first day Saturday and had outgrown the space... Read More

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