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Mashup gone global

WHAT DO YOU DO when international artiste Shaggy reaches out to you and asks if he can do a remix with you? You stand silently in shock, in disbelief, then you answer a resounding “Yes”. That is what happened to King Bubba FM and next week he will be releasing the Crop Over mega hit Mashup (When Ah Touchdown) in its remixed form as Mashup... Read More

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STREET BEAT: Glebe’s centre of it all

THE GLEBE, St George, and its environs can be deceptive if one does not know the area. Between there and Charles Rowe Bridge, there are so many places of interest, it may cause an outsider’s eyebrows to be raised. Street Beat visited The Glebe to take a look at the landmarks and the activity there. On the surface, there are already many... Read More

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IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Quarry fire has residents uneasy

LAST YEAR Winfield Moore went to every Government agency he could think of to complain about the dumping of waste material next to his home at Storehouse gap, Mount Standfast, St James. None of them gave him the time of day except the Drainage Unit he said. At the time he and other residents feared that the hundreds of tonnes of waste,... Read More

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BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Companies should give back

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT is one of the areas being covered in the 2016 edition of the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) programme. Some call it “giving back”, and as part of its staff survey, BBE organiser Caribbean Catalyst Inc. will “seek to determine the organisation’s awareness of and commitment to its social responsibility”. All of this falls... Read More

barbados-best-employers-2016

BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Companies should give back

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT is one of the areas being covered in the 2016 edition of the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) programme. Some call it “giving back”, and as part of its staff survey, BBE organiser Caribbean Catalyst Inc. will “seek to determine the organisation’s awareness of and commitment to its social responsibility”. All of this falls... Read More

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Get those shops in order!

BARBADIAN BUSINESSES are being advised to ensure that they are not in breach of the new Shops Act. The Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) has circulated a note to its members following the introduction of the legislation, which now permits shops to operate from 7 a.m. on Mondays to 11 p.m. on Sundays “continuously”. Read More

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Success one face at a time

LOLA MILLINGTON is a make-up artist who is going places. Her intention is to have her brand and business – Lola Pop – known throughout the region and the world one face at a time. “I was always into making myself look pretty and it just started to blossom from there. I think that about 2006, when MAC had first opened, that was when the world... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Past the worst and seeing positives

YOU DON’T NEED an economic guru or a rocket scientist to figure out that Barbados has an ailing economy. The facts of life are there for everyone to see and they range from a large and unhealthy fiscal deficit, a mountain of debt, a high jobless rate of at least 11 per cent and a declining Wall Street credit rating to anaemic economic growth.... Read More

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Reifer’s ready

A DECISION to give up playing cricket at the age of 17 to focus exclusively on umpiring has paid off big time for one of the island’s up-and-coming officials. Leslie Reifer Jr has been appointed to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) International panel of umpires at the age of 26, making him the youngest ever member of the sport’s... Read More

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BCA’s bid to boost women’s game

IN THE QUEST for the advancement of women’s cricket on the island, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has decided to take the sport to the schools. During a motivational visit by Women’s West Indian cricketers Hayley Mathews and Shaquana Quintyne to the Hindsbury Primary School yesterday, chairman of the BCA’s women’s cricket committee... Read More

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Checker Hall grab title

IT WAS a good night for northern teams when the Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) Division Two and Three playoffs kicked off on Wednesday night at the Wildey Astroturf. Chicken Barn Checker Hall reigned supreme in Division Three when they narrowly defeated Hothersal Turning 2-1 in the clash between the two zone winners to take the title.... Read More

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Table tennis twist

PRESIDENT RAY JACKMAN says he is embarking on some major constitutional changes for the Barbados Table Tennis Association (BTTA) that have not found favour with “factions that have their own agendas”. The BTTA chief told the WEEKEND NATION the time had come for the administration to bite the bullet with a proper governance structure. ... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Mediocrity is the new norm

Lousy: Very poor or bad; disgusting. Strong a term as lousy is, we believe it falls way short of adequately describing our maintenance of public facilities and services in Barbados. It really is a sad reflection of what we have become when a pleasant experience becomes so unusual that we feel obligated to highlight it. What used to be the... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Goashemels lurking everywhere

DEAR FRIENDS, it pains me to have to write on an epidemic which is causing distress in our day-to-day lives. The epidemic that I speak of is the rise of the goashemel. What is a goashemel you may ask? It is a hybrid, a combination of a goat, sheep and a camel. Read More

qeh

Put QEH in our wills

I SOLICIT YOUR KIND permission to direct this submission to Minister John Boyce and Dr Dexter James? I wish to first preface my submission with a quote from the memoir of the late president of the United States, John Kennedy, the 35th president delivering his inaugural speech on January 20, 1961. He asserted, “Ask not what your country... Read More

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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Correct call by PM

VERY OFTEN WE HEAR a lot of talk that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart does not talk, but he makes sense whenever He spoke recently to the report of a panel headed by Professor Eudene Barriteau, principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, that triggered some heated words between Keith Mitchell, the Grenada Prime... Read More

king-bubba1

Mashup gone global

WHAT DO YOU DO when international artiste Shaggy reaches out to you and asks if he can do a remix with you? You stand silently in shock, in disbelief, then you answer a resounding “Yes”. That is what happened to King Bubba FM and next week he will be releasing the Crop Over mega hit Mashup (When Ah Touchdown) in its remixed form as Mashup... Read More

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Songwriters have write stuff

IT WAS A CASE of winner takes all at the songwriting contest which was held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium recently. With a prize of $10 000 for the Best Written Song, the write stuff was clearly evident. But when all was said and done a piece called Yours penned by Tricia Squires-Newton and performed by Everdene Smart, came out on top,... Read More

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Hillside Reggae

IF EVER THERE was a time to be at the Farley Hill National Park, then it would have been Sunday during the 11th Digicel Reggae On The Hill. Just Richie Spice and the godfather of reggae music, Freddie McGregor, were enough to tantalise the palates of the throngs of reggae lovers in attendance. But add the inimitable Romain Virgo, one... Read More

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Crop Over competition deadlines

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION has advised that the deadline for registration for the 2016 Pic-O-De-Crop Competition is 3:30 p.m. on May 26. Registration forms must be accompanied by a photograph of the calypsonian. In addition, individuals interested in participating in the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions must submit their... Read More

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