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Clarence Thompson dies

THE VOICE of local singer Clarence Thompson has fallen silent. Reports are that 71 year-old, known for many beautifully rendered ballads, was found dead in his Friend Ship Terrace, Lodge Hill, St Michael, home this evening by his Home Help. Sources said when the Home Help went to check on Thompson she could not access the house and requested... Read More

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Victory for Native Americans, Army denies pipeline

CANNON BALL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months. A celebration erupted at the main protest camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota,... Read More

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Price increase on gas and diesel, kerosene down

THE RETAIL PRICE of gasoline and diesel will rise and the price of kerosene fall at midnight. The price of gasoline will be adjusted from $2.84 per litre to $2.91 cents per litre, an increase of seven cents, while the new price of diesel will be $2.12, up from $2.07, a five cents increase. Kerosene will now be six cents cheaper per litre,... Read More

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#LifeInLeggings brings sexual abuse into the open

HERALDED AS BETTER than any talk therapy the #LifeInLeggings movement is being viewed as a saving grace. On Friday night a packed Moot Law court at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus was testimony to the fact that women in Barbados and worldwide have had enough. Testimonials online with the thread #LifeInLeggings have... Read More

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Tourism campaign on streets of London

WITH THE NEXT winter tourist season about two weeks away, major players have a head start on the effort to get more British visitors to Barbados. The Elite Island Resorts Group, a collection of ocean and beach-front properties in the Caribbean, is partnering with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and London taxis to raise awareness... Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Excessive absence

ABSENTEEISM CAN HAVE a devastating impact on a business whether small, medium or large. However, the effect of excessive absence wreaks more havoc on smaller companies than it does on larger companies. Where a company does not have policies and procedures to effectively deal with and respond to workplace issues, longevity of the business is... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: How tourism helped us own ‘a piece of the rock’

PROME MINISTER Freundel Stuart recently noted that in 1966 Barbados produced around 200 000 tonnes of sugar for export, compared to this year when total exports may not exceed 10 000 tonnes. He said: “In 1966 we were still basically a very large cane farm.” Read More

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Tesla’s power play

TESLA CONTINUES TO push the barriers of our reality today, with the announcement of the Powerwall 2 and the Solar Roof. These are not new technology, but rather existing technology being made more accessible and more relevant to today’s environment. Read More

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Under 19s to start preparation for World Cup 2018

ST JOHN’S – The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Broad (WICB) has picked a 20-member Under-19 squad from all six regions for a camp from December 9 to 20 in Grenada. Project Officer, Rawl Lewis says: “This initial camp is to prepare a team for the Regional Super50 as was done the last two years and we will also have a pre-tournament... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Celebrating Sir Frank Worrell

WHY IS Sir Frank Worrell not recognised officially as a National Hero of Barbados? As the nation celebrates 50 years of Independence, reflecting on the first half-century and speculating about what lies ahead, it should also be worthwhile to consider adding Sir Frank’s name to that illustrious list of individuals who have made outstanding... Read More

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Another race day looks doubtful

WHEN IT RAINS, it pours. Just ask the Barbados Turf Club (BTC). The cash-strapped BTC is now in a fight to save a third race day at the Garrison Savannah in the space of four weeks, after last week’s Independence celebrations left parts of the historic venue damaged beyond immediate repair. Read More

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A jaunt for Jean

KENYAN RUNNERS HAVE dominated the Run Barbados 10K over the years but Frenchmen are starting to come into their own. Jean Habararema of Martinique was a comfortable winner of the 2016 event yesterday, crossing the line in 31 minutes, 28.65 seconds, almost a half-minute ahead of Stephen Tanui of Kenya. Read More

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Make the Trident whole again

PUTTING A SHAFT back on to our Broken Trident makes it whole once more. After 50 years of Independence, can someone explain why our beloved Trident is still broken? We all understand the symbolism and the reasoning behind the “breaking of our colonial ties” with Great Britain in 1966, but starting today and going into our next 50 years of... Read More

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ALBERT BRANDFORD: IMF, yes! Privatisation, no? Hardly!

TWO LEADING ECONOMISTS, who are, by the way, contemporaries, recently agreed that Government should go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, they differed on whether privatisation should be on the table for negotiation. Read More

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TONY BEST: Barbados praised for progress

ON THE OUTSIDE of the stately Brooklyn church a steady drizzle which followed persistent day-long showers could easily have dampened people’s mood. But inside the 80-year-old religious edifice, St Leonard’s Church, a shining example of Bajan enterprise and strong faith, things were much different. Read More

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PETER WICKHAM: Castro, Grenadian democracy

RECENTLY I HAVE been somewhat perplexed as I consider the state of our world as elections and referenda alike have produced results that appear inconsistent with developmental prudence and common sense. There have perhaps been several earlier indicators of this trend; however, the British Brexit vote presents itself as a notable instance where... Read More

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Clarence Thompson dies

THE VOICE of local singer Clarence Thompson has fallen silent. Reports are that 71 year-old, known for many beautifully rendered ballads, was found dead in his Friend Ship Terrace, Lodge Hill, St Michael, home this evening by his Home Help. Sources said when the Home Help went to check on Thompson she could not access the house and requested... Read More

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Hennessy Artistry underway

HENNESSY ARTISTRY started with local band Cover Drive kicking off things. The crowd, while not thick, was slowly building at that time. The show has on a star-studded bill with Lauryn Hill to perform later, along with Jamaican acts Taurrus Riley, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. Read More

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Lauryn Hill arrives for Hennessy Artistry

MEGA STAR Lauryn Hill touched down quietly at the Grantley Adams International Airport last night. With no fanfare and dressed in black she quickly exited the arrival hall and departed in the waiting vehicle. The singer is here to perform for the first time in Barbados at the Hennessy Artistry show tonight at Kensington Oval. Read More

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Mega jam

BILLED THE Golden Anniversary Mega Concert, it promised to deliver patriotic performances from sons and daughters of the soil. Consider that mission accomplished. It started at 9:45 p.m. with the obligatory message from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, and Queen Elizabeth’s message delivered by her grandson Prince Harry. Read More

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