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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Four days in Atlanta

THE THEME is straightforward enough: “Barbados comes to Atlanta 2016.” And when hundreds of Bajans in the diaspora – from New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and America’s deep South to Texas and other states in between – assemble in Georgia’s capital on Thursday it would become clear why the bustling metropolis... Read More

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Barrow’s home to be restored

THE CHILDHOOD HOME of the Father of Independence could be returned to its former glory. The current dilapidated state of Errol Barrow’s family home located at The Garden, St Lucy, drew the ire of a number of residents who attended a St Lucy Democratic Labour Party branch meeting in Pie Corner last Sunday. As they complained about the... Read More

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CDB water loan for B’dos

A MAJOR EFFORT to solve Barbados’ water challenges is in the pipepline. In the midst of dealing with the island’s major water shortages, Government is preparing to use “a portion” of $80 million it has borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Read More

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Wiser Atletico ready to lift Champions League trophy

BARCELONA – Two years on from their defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Atletico Madrid are back on the same stage against the same rival – wiser and determined not to be haunted by the memories of Lisbon. Sergio Ramos’ 93rd-minute equalising header in 2014 snatched a maiden European Cup from their grasp, and Atletico were... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Four days in Atlanta

THE THEME is straightforward enough: “Barbados comes to Atlanta 2016.” And when hundreds of Bajans in the diaspora – from New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and America’s deep South to Texas and other states in between – assemble in Georgia’s capital on Thursday it would become clear why the bustling metropolis... Read More

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CDB water loan for B’dos

A MAJOR EFFORT to solve Barbados’ water challenges is in the pipepline. In the midst of dealing with the island’s major water shortages, Government is preparing to use “a portion” of $80 million it has borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: No easy solution to water crisis

LOCAL FRESHWATER SUPPLIES in the Eastern Caribbean are not as abundant as the salt water that surrounds them, and something must be done about it. This chronic situation has attracted numerous descriptions including water stress, water shortage and water crisis. However, the sustainability megatrend to track should be the total water availability,... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Water woes a global issue

THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE will be channelled primarily through the water cycle, with consequences that could be large and uneven across the globe. Water-related climate risks cascade through food, energy, urban, and environmental systems. Growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding cities will converge upon a world where the demand... Read More

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Wiser Atletico ready to lift Champions League trophy

BARCELONA – Two years on from their defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Atletico Madrid are back on the same stage against the same rival – wiser and determined not to be haunted by the memories of Lisbon. Sergio Ramos’ 93rd-minute equalising header in 2014 snatched a maiden European Cup from their grasp, and Atletico were... Read More

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Pinelands and Cavs advance

PINELANDS-CAVS it is! Who said community sports are dead? Two of local basketball’s most iconic communities will renew their rivalry on the sport’s most illustrious stage, as title favourites Orange 3 Pinelands and Station Hill Cavaliers comfortably completed first-round sweeps on Tuesday to advance to the Co-operators General Insurance... Read More

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Back in court

THE NEXT EPISODE in the legal wrangle involving the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BABBFF) will be heard tomorrow morning in the Supreme Court. And according to the legal firm of Simmons and Babb, acting on behalf of Manasseh King and Irvine “Big Red’s” Streete, closure could be imminent when the two parties meet before... Read More

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Barbados Selext XI score 290-8 vs Windies

A BARBADOS SELECT Select XI amassed 290 for eight from their 50 overs against a West Indies XI at Kensington Oval today in preparation for the upcoming Tri-Series against Australia and South Africa. Read More

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EDITORIAL: Queen’s Park facelift a timely effort

IT IS ABOUT TIME that Queen’s Park gets the facelift it deserves. Constructed in 1783, it can be considered a national treasure and as such, must be treated accordingly. Every year Queen’s Park plays host to major events like Agrofest and Christmas Morning In The Park with the Royal Barbados Police Force Band. Sadly, the deteriorating... Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: No solutions without analysis

IN THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD 1990-1992, real income in the Barbados economy declined by 12.9 per cent. This is substantially more than the decline of 1.3 per cent for the eight-year period 2008-2015. Yet, the decline in the quality of life of Barbadians has been more dramatic in the latter period. This has to be attributed to the hands into... Read More

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AWRIGHT DEN!: Baygon and the plastic bag

LIFE CAN BE SO unpredictable and harsh at times. You could have just spoken to a friend or a loved one five minutes ago and shortly after, you get a report that the person just got in an accident, was arrested, was injured or even died. What makes it harder is if the person is a spouse, a parent or your child. Last Friday, there was an... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Should I set married man free?

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am a 26-year-old single mother who recently met a man on the Internet. He told me he was separated from his wife but has two children with her. I would say that everything between us was going great until he said his wife returned home because she could not make it on her own. He is now saying that he wants to work... Read More

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Faiths meet At The Cross

THERE WAS no more room in the inn, so to speak, at St Mary’s Anglican Church on Tuesday night, as followers of many religious faiths gathered for another HymnSpeak, part of the annual Gospelfest, now in its 24th year. With a theme of At The Cross, all the selected hymns were centred around the Cross of Jesus. The HymnSpeak Voices, which... Read More

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Minister of Culture lauds Rihanna

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has praised Barbadian-born pop singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty, for winning the Billboard Chart Achievement Award last night. In a statement released to the media, Lashley congratulated the 28-year-old singer for her success at the annual music awards, held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. According... Read More

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Camille Cosby wouldn’t answer questions

Massachusetts – Bill Cosby’s wife of 52 years bickered with lawyers and cited marital privilege as she refused to answer questions about the torrent of sexual abuse allegations her husband faces, according to a transcript released on Friday of a sworn deposition she gave in February. Camille Cosby, 72, repeatedly cited her legal right to... Read More

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Parish Cavalcades ‘up to sponsors’

THE RETURN OF cavalcades to all 11 parishes is not out of the question, but is dependent on corporate sponsorship. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley made the point on the sidelines of the 2016 Crop Over Thanksgiving Service held at Sharon Moravian Church in St Thomas yesterday. Read More

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