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    December 16

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CDB providing funds for infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Irma in Antigua and Barbuda

The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it has approved US$29 million in funding to the Antigua and Barbuda government to assist with recovery efforts after the passage of Hurricane Irma in September. The bank said the funds will be used to rehabilitate and reconstruct critical infrastructure in the transportation, education,... Read More

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113 SSA staff members appointed

The appointments of 113 workers at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) have been approved. These appointments were approved by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, who has overall responsibility for that agency, following recommendations made by the state entity. Read More

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Court of Appeal orders retrial for Soca star Machel Montano

PORT OF SPAIN – Prominent entertainers Machel Montano and Kernel Roberts were granted TT$50 000 bail each after the Court of Appeal Friday ordered a retrial in their case dating back to 2007. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal by Soca star Montano and Roberts, the son of the late calypsonian, Lord Kitchener, against their convictions... Read More

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Garbage collection issues being addressed

As Christmas preparations move into high gear, residents across Barbados are being assured that issues related to waste disposal are being addressed. This assurance has come from Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, who in a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service said that he was working to... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Nature Fun Ranch

After 20 years, the Nature Fun Ranch is making a big step towards sustainability. Director Corey Lane said a push in that direction came with the timely intervention of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, whose staff visited the ten acre plot at Bruce Vale Plantation, St Andrew recently to assist with a major clean-up and debushing.... Read More

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BRA closing early at Weymouth and Pine

The Barbados Revenue Authority wishes to advise the public that its branches at Weymouth and the Pine will be closing at noon on Monday, December 18, 2017. All other branches will remain open for persons to conduct transactions. Normal operations will resume at all branches on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.... Read More

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FirstCaribbean confirms it is exploring NYSE listing

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has confirmed that it is exploring the listing of some of its shares on the stock market in the United States. The confirmation came today, a day after Reuters exclusively reported that Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) planned to list its $2 billion Caribbean unit on the New York Stock Exchange.... Read More

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Silver Muse makes inaugural call

The Port of Bridgetown has been graced with many impressive ships over the past few months. Among the latest to dock was Silver Muse, one of eight cruise liners in Silversea Cruises’ fleet. The Italian-owned 11-deck luxury cruise ship, based out of Monaco, is the largest ship built for Silversea Cruises. Speaking at the official inaugural... Read More

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UWI new queens

The University of the West Indies Blackbirds are the new queens of local football. The Blackbirds confirmed their regal status when the Barbados Football Association’s Football’s Women’s League closed on Thursday night at Friendship. Ironically, the Blackbirds were enjoying a picnic on the perimeter of the pitch as they became the new... Read More

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Warrican’s spin hurts Red Force

TAROUBA – A brilliant spell of left-arm spin bowling from Jomel Warrican topped a defiant half-century from Denesh Ramdin to give Barbados Pride the upper hand over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday. Warrican grabbed 6 for 52 from 30 overs, but Ramdin was unbeaten on 74, as Red Force reached 146 for... Read More

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Moseley still in running

Russell Moseley’s Davis Cup days may not be over after all. It looks like the long-time local no.1 is still in consideration for national duty after being including in a high-class eight-man field for this weekend’s start to the Barbados Invitational Top 8 Tennis Tournament. Davis Cup captain Damien Applewhaite confirmed Moseley’s participation... Read More

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Equestrians on a high

The Barbados Equestrian Association (BEA) closed a successful year with prize-giving at Coconut Court Hotel last Tuesday. The equestrians celebrated those who had reaped rewards at this year’s National Super Leagues regionally and internationally. New Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) president Sandra Osborne, secretary general Erskine... Read More

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Govt should be solutions-driven  

It has been reported that the sewage problem in Worthing is beyond the technical capabilities of the Barbados Water Authority. The evidence suggests that that may be so. However, it is not beyond the technical capability of Barbados. The reason why the problem is allowed to exist is essentially a management problem, and therein lies the solution.... Read More

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Barrow’s warning coming to pass

ATTORNEY AT LAW David Comissiong is highly critical of Government’s intention to sell Hilton Barbados and the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited, and has expressed his criticism by way of a letter in the columns of the news media. Mr Comissiong not only mentioned these entities, but also referred to other previously sold businesses... Read More

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We should consider Sweden tax plan

I write in response to Ann Walcott’s article headlined Fed Up With Substandard Products From China, published in last Tuesday’s DAILY NATION. It is true that few of us still own cars, stoves, irons, kettles and washing machines of a certain vintage which continue to defy expectations in terms of length of service and quality performance.... Read More

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All for shunning Chinese goods

Full congratulations, and 150 per cent-plus endorsement of Ann Walcott’s article in your publication on Tuesday, December 5. I couldn’t have written a better letter. I, too, have been fed up with the poor quality of most Chinese-made products in recent years. My policy also is to return unusable items. For example, punch-type tin openers... Read More

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Court of Appeal orders retrial for Soca star Machel Montano

PORT OF SPAIN – Prominent entertainers Machel Montano and Kernel Roberts were granted TT$50 000 bail each after the Court of Appeal Friday ordered a retrial in their case dating back to 2007. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal by Soca star Montano and Roberts, the son of the late calypsonian, Lord Kitchener, against their convictions... Read More

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Jus Jay ready for World 3Style

Making it to the finals of the 2018 Red Bull 3Style World DJ Championships is the icing on the cake for Justin ‘Jus Jay’ King after having a whirlwind of a year. King made the announcement earlier this week via his Facebook page, expressing his excitement about making the finals of the crème de la crème of freestyle deejaying competitions.... Read More

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Yuletide Yarde delights Corner

Get to know the name John Yarde, because there’s no doubt he’ll soon be topping charts and headlining shows locally, regionally and even internationally. And if there was ever any doubt about it, his top class performance last Sunday night at Mahalia’s Corner Christmas Edition, was proof of his superstar ability. Those who had never... Read More

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Jus-Jay through to 2018 Red Bull 3Style World Finals

Disc jockey Justin Jus-Jay King will be carrying the Barbados flag in the Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII next year. The DJ was named as one of three wild cards this morning in the event which will take place in Krakow, Poland. Barbadian Andre DJ Puffy Parris won the 2016 staging of the competition. Read More

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