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    August 23

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Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit

LONDON – Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's key aims in talks to unstitch 40 years of EU membership. In a government paper on the highly-sensitive topic which touches British sovereignty, Britain set out its... Read More


US calls out Caribbean on religious freedom

WASHINGTON – Though religious freedom is generally upheld in most, if not all, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, the United States has called out some nations for what it describes as religious intolerance. In releasing the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report earlier this week, the US Department of State said that almost... Read More


Discussions on comprehensive programme begin

GOVERNMENT, LABOUR AND the private sector have started discussions on the development of a comprehensive National Economic and Social Development Restructuring and Enhancement Programme (NESDREP), which was announced in the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. This disclosure has come from Director of Finance and Economic Affairs,... Read More


Jessica Stanley located

JESSICA RUTH STANLEY has been traced and is safe. The 46-year-old Trinidadian residing at # 97 Almond Avenue, Eden Lodge, St Michael was reported missing yesterday. The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter and said they looked forward to continued cooperation.... Read More


BlackBerry rally derailed as investors lose patience on turnaround

TORONTO – BlackBerry Ltd shares have been plunging from their more than two-year high hit in June after lacklustre earnings and competitive threats have raised doubts about prospects for a turnaround at the business software maker. At Friday’s price of about $8.70, BlackBerry’s US-traded shares have lost a quarter of their value since reaching... Read More


Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters report says

DUBAI – Iran is holding talks with European plane maker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions. “The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters... Read More


North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say

DANDONG, China – Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labelled “Made in China” and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce... Read More


Brydens Insurance appoints new general manager

BRYDENS INSURANCE, the largest branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Ltd (TATIL), has appointed David Alleyne as the new General Manager of the company, following the recent retirement of Richard Ince. Alleyne, former president and CEO of Sagicor General Insurance Inc, has over 30 years of underwriting, claims management, risk management... Read More


Laurando hits hat-trick

NATIONAL PLAYER Laurando Davis scored a hat trick to serve notice that A Badd Connection (ABC) should be a force in the men’s competition of the annual Barbados Hockey Festival at the Wildey AstroTurf, yesterday. ABC rolled over a plucky Barbados Defence Force 3-0 in the final match of the day with the 28-year-old Davis at the heart of... Read More


King’s ace

THE KING OF SWING probably won’t be going for many winners today. Bajan ace Darian King is looking to play a lot of high percentage tennis against Daniel Nguyen, figuring that heavy top spin should create problems for the ultra-aggressive American in their first round match of the US Open qualifying rounds. It’s just a part of the game... Read More


Warrens still on winning run

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Pan American International Insurance Warrens women extended their unbeaten run from 2016 when the Goddard Enterprises Limited Senior Volleyball Knockouts continued on Monday night. Playing at the Kensington Bond, Warrens were tottering against the previously unbeaten Burger King Clapham Toners before winning 25-21, 22-25,... Read More


Boycott sorry over ‘racist’ joke

FORMER ENGLAND BATSMAN Geoffrey Boycott has made an “unreserved apology” after suggesting that he’d have a better chance of getting a knighthood if he “blacked up” his face to look like a West Indian cricketer. Boycott, who played 108 Tests for England between 1964 and 1982, including 29 against West Indies, made his remarks during a question-and-answer... Read More


Embrace moves to ditch plastics

BARBADIANS SHOULD EMBRACE the efforts to rid the country of plastic bags. Plastics are organic polymers, the cheap derivatives, usually synthetic, of the petrochemical and coal industries. In recent times some have been made from the polylactics. We find plastics in almost everything. They are resistant to corrosion, durable and low cost.... Read More


Countering the professor

THE WEEKEND NATION of Friday, August 18, 2017, published an article that included comments made by Professor Michael Howard. Obviously the present group of union leaders are well qualified to respond and defend themselves if there is need to so do. However, as a citizen, taxpayer and former member of the Barbados Workers’ Union, I would... Read More


Let’s deal with the miscreants

AS A BARBADIAN CITIZEN living abroad, I am concerned by the reports of the level of gun violence pervading the island. Time is propitious that the “brass of the police force” address the nation on a proactive response to the level of criminal activity. This problem cannot be allowed to proliferate to the extent that it exhibits a social... Read More


Uber not needed here

I AM READING about Uber entering the local market. Within Barbados’ current economic space, there is really no need for any wholesale entry of Uber. Ideally, local entrepreneurs should have already been developing such a concept with a strong marketing and sales strategy to create healthy competition to the present unreliable and substandard... Read More


When talent shines

IF A GOOD start was what veteran entertainer Richard Stoute hoped for the 41st edition of his eponymous teen talent contest, then that desire was efficiently achieved. It occurred on Sunday night at the Divi Southwinds Resort in St Lawrence, Christ Church, when the curtain opened on the first preliminary of the 2017 season. It was a good... Read More


Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

LONDON – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the US TV programme The Late Show on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: “Yes”, to cheers from... Read More


Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday. The wildly popular fantasy drama is already the most pirated show on television and has been bedevilled by repeated leaks of episodes before they air. According... Read More


Evening of pure gold

GOLDEN SOCA MUST have been the hot ticket event on Saturday evening. More than 1 000 people attended the fete/show at the Sea Rocks Dome where they partied for five straight hours to vintage and present-day calypsos played by the DJ and sung by the stellar line-up of artistes. Read More



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