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Shutdown at Applewhaites Pumping Station Friday

THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) wishes to inform the public that its Applewhaite Pumping Station in St Thomas will be shut down on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in order to facilitate various upgrades. As a result, residents and businesses in parts of St Thomas and St George will experience low water pressure or outages. These areas... Read More

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CPL staging matches in United States

CRICKET LOVERS IN THE United States will have the chance to watch some of the greatest players in the world this summer in the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the staging of Twenty20 fixtures there for the upcoming 2016 season. Six fixtures are planned to take place in July. The... Read More

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NATION Newscast February 10, 2016

IN TONIGHT’S HEADLINES: Man charged with having four pistols. Freundel Stuart tells of the time he intervened to force a driver to pick up trash. And the West Indies Under-19s seek to reach World Cup Final. Read More

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BCSI and CICMC ink agreement

IMPROVED EXPORT CAPACITY and more targeted management and consulting services are two of several benefits service providers can expect from this morning’s signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries Inc. (BCSI) and the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC). Representatives... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: A case of shoddy ‘research’

I SIMPLY DON’T HAVE enough time to check into all of the weird things that go on in Barbados relating to our economic performance as a country. But this issue of whether the Government owes backpay to the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) members at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) has got to be one of the strangest... Read More

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GEL records $62 million profit

ADOPTING A BUSINESS MODEL that focuses heavily on overseas diversification is paying off handsomely for Barbadian conglomerate Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL). GEL has earned nearly $62 million in profits after what its directors called a “record-breaking” 2015. It included earnings per share of 83 cents – “the highest ever”. And the... Read More

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Region must err on the side of caution

IT’S BEEN A ROUGH START TO2016, as seen by the recent bouts of financial volatility, stemming from uncertainties related to the slowdown in China, lower commodity prices, and divergent monetary policy in advanced economies. The global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, with strains in some large emerging market economies weighing... Read More

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AS I SEE THINGS: Surviving in a dynamic world

LAST JULY, former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur delivered a speech at The Gleaner Editors’ Forum, held at the company’s Kingston, Jamaica office, in which he alluded to the changing economic circumstances facing Caribbean countries and the kinds of adjustments we must make if we are to survive in a rather dynamic and rapidly evolving... Read More

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CPL staging matches in United States

CRICKET LOVERS IN THE United States will have the chance to watch some of the greatest players in the world this summer in the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the staging of Twenty20 fixtures there for the upcoming 2016 season. Six fixtures are planned to take place in July. The... Read More

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Ennis-Hill’s coach worried about Zika

LONDON – Britain should move its preparation camp for the Rio Olympic Games outside Brazil to minimise the risk of catching the Zika virus, Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach said, adding he would not encourage the reigning heptathlon champion to defend her title. Toni Minichiello was quoted as telling the Times he would speak to British Athletics... Read More

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Marcelo, Bale to miss Champions League clash with Roma

MADRID – Real Madrid full back Marcelo looks set to miss the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie away to AS Roma next week after dislocating his shoulder. The Brazil left back was injured during Real’s 2-1 win at Granada in La Liga on Sunday and will not be fit in time for the trip to Rome on February 17, according to Spanish... Read More

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WI players, WICB at odds again

PORT OF SPAIN – Fresh controversy appears to be brewing between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the regional squad preparing to participate in the T20 World Cup in India, media reports in Trinidad and Tobago suggest. The players, captained by all-rounder Darren Sammy, are objecting to a 75 per cent pay cut imposed by the WICB ahead... Read More

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WEDNESDAY WOMAN: It’s all about organics

AS A young woman, Sheila Hope-Harewood learnt how to make preserves but didn’t do much with the knowledge until her retirement when she used it to make some money. Shemar’s Organic Products is her small outfit which makes preserves, condiments, hot sauces, pickles, chutneys and sauces. When Sheila Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Lighter side of smelling hell

WHEN YOU have been in the news business for as long as I have been you learn to laugh at yourself and things around you as a means of maintaining your sanity. Last week produced some very interesting moments to smile widely – even though the stories behind them was quite serious. First there was the decision by workers at the South Coast... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Don’t paint all youth with the same brush

Dear Christine, Sometimes we are extremely hard on our young people. We tend to bunch all of them together, and this is unfair. Many have positive goals and plans for the future, and live morally upright lives. I’ll like to take time to share the following experience with you. It’s not my own experience, but Read More

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Rich Arab states best bet for refugees

OVER THE LAST several months, both sections of the press have regularly reported on the ongoing plight of refugees from various countries of the Middle East, particularly Syrians, in seeking asylum in Europe or America. More often than not, we are told that European or American reluctance to accept refugees is largely the result of anti-Islamic... Read More

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All ah we

BARBADIANS started their Crop Over celebrations early by taking part in Carnival in Trinidad yesterday and Monday. Living up to Barbados’ 2015 Party Monarch winner Peter Ram’s tune All Ah We, Bajans flew into Trinidad to take part in one of the biggest carnivals in the Caribbean. It was colours in Read More

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Barbados marketing Crop Over in T&T

BARBADOS SHOULD EXPECT “good numbers” out of the twin island republic for Crop Over 2016, thanks to increased marketing efforts during Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival celebrations. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure today during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, as he reported on his delegation’s... Read More

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Rihanna hits top of Billboard 200 with Anti

NEW YORK – Rihanna’s new album, Anti, officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week after one million giveaway copies made it ineligible for Billboard consideration. Anti sold 166 000 units, comprising album and song sales and streaming activity, in its second week of release, according to figures from... Read More

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VIDEO: Carnival Monday

HIGHLIGHTS from Carnival Monday 2016, the climax of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Read More

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