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Bajans pull numbers for Fantastic Friday

MARVAY WILL BE the first Bajan onstage at Fantastic Friday. The first timer in the competition pulled No. 12 today at the draw for positions for the finals. He comes right after Teddyson John and before Patrice Roberts. The other Bajan in the group, Peter Ram, will come ahead of Iwer George. He was absent, but manager Ruel Ward pulled... Read More

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Mottley invites Bajans to march to show disgust

OPPOSITION LEADER Mia Mottley has called out Barbadians to show their disapproval of the Freundel Stuart Government by participating in a march of disgust on March 11. At a press conference held minutes ago, Mottley said the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) could not in good conscience allow the Government to limp towards a constitutionally... Read More

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WEDNESDAY WOMAN: From accounts clerk to steel pannist

FROM THE DAY she heard the sweet strains of steel pan music coming from her neighbour’s house, Nakita Wilfred was smitten. Immediately, the then nine-year-old sought and secured her first lesson on the instrument. “I heard it, I liked the sound, so I went over and [the pannist] taught me and from there it was history, I guess.” Read More

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Khala’s colourful creations

KHALA HURDLE is a body activist who is reforming the concept of beauty. But what is true beauty? Khala had a hard time figuring out what that word meant to her. She used to look in the mirror and question if the meaning of the word applied to her physique. Her broad hips and curves, the size of her breasts, her rich skin tone and her stature... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Adverse effect on region’s economies

CORRESPONDENT BANKING is of serious concern to the countries of the Caribbean, the diaspora in the United States and to the financial institutions in both the Caribbean and in New York City, the leading financial centre in the world. Read More

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ON THE LEFT: FATCA behind financial mayhem

I’VE BEEN AN outspoken critic of this fatally-flawed law, which turns American expats into financial pariahs, for several years. Indeed, with a change of administration in the White House; the Republicans controlling the Senate and Congress; President Donald Trump pledging to rescind several former President Barack Obama’s ill-judged executive... Read More

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THE ISSUE: Waiting on Trump to repeal the law

MANY CARIBBEAN PEOPLE, including Barbadians, admired former United States (US) President Barack Obama, although there is a view by some that his eight years in office did not result in meaningful support for the region. Read More

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VAT filing deadline extended

TAXPAYERS HAVE ANOTHER day to file their Value Added Tax returns. As a result of technical issues experienced earlier today, the Barbados Revenue Authority announced that the VAT filing date has been extended to tomorrow, February 22, 2017. Read More

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ON THE BALL: Let the drums roll

MISTAKES are simply unavoidable. After all, to err is human. The trick is not to “double down” on the same blunder, because failing to acknowledge a mistake as such is just the same as making two mistakes. And that’s why I can’t understand this persistence in banning drums. Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Right move, Mr President

KEITH YEARWOOD has lived for cycling for more than 25 years but now he has decided that it’s not worth dying for after a tumultuous period which saw him at odds with varying factions of those he wanted to govern. I think he has made the right decision not to stand for another term as president at the court-ordered annual general meeting... Read More

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Still waiting

LOCAL ATHLETICS are still watching and waiting. The Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB) is mulling over a decision to send a team to this summer’s IAAF Under-18 Championships from July 12 to July 16 in Nairobi following the growing security concerns surrounding Kenya. President Catherine Jordan revealed the AAB is still undecided... Read More

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Set B do it again

SET B (Blue House) continued their reign for the second consecutive year after a 12-year dry spell at Deighton Griffith Secondary School sports yesterday. The champions amassed 1 427 points at the Kingsland, Christ Church school grounds, finishing ahead of second-placed Set D (Green House), who scored 1 326.5 points. Set A (Red House) took... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Want nothing to do with baby’s dad

DEAR CHRISTINE, I met a man a few months ago and I fell very much in love with him. Everything went well until I found out he has a young baby for someone else. When I asked, he said it was true but he did not tell me because he did not know what I would say. I told him to get out of my life because I knew that the baby and girl needed... Read More

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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Govt was warned

GOVERNMENT CAN’T CLAIM IT wasn’t warned time and time again by people from various professional areas, including no less a person than Sir Geoffrey Cave. His Guest Column last week brings to mind his earlier warning while he was a senator which made the headline in the NATION’S Editorial Cave’s Caution Is Of Merit on June 5, 2012. At that... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Privatisation could solve many problems

THE PENDING SALE of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) is of utmost importance for a variety of reasons. Of particular note is that a Barbadian company can make the purchase for about US$100 million and in foreign currency. It is also hoped that the sale sets the stage for Government to move with urgency on divesting... Read More

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Revamp tax system

ONE CAN UNDERSTAND the need for a cash-strapped government to seek every means to rake in money, but it is many years now of more talk than action in putting together a comprehensive and meaningful taxation plan for future years. The average Barbadian should have no difficulty with an effective and efficient tax system, but piece-meal attempts... Read More

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Bajans pull numbers for Fantastic Friday

MARVAY WILL BE the first Bajan onstage at Fantastic Friday. The first timer in the competition pulled No. 12 today at the draw for positions for the finals. He comes right after Teddyson John and before Patrice Roberts. The other Bajan in the group, Peter Ram, will come ahead of Iwer George. He was absent, but manager Ruel Ward pulled... Read More

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Artistes ‘up de ting’ at Holetown

SEVENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD calypsonian Mighty Grynner did not have to sing a note to get the crowd on his side. He just had to dance and he had them going as the curtain came down on a week of nightly entertainment at the Holetown Festival Saturday. The first soca artiste on stage, Grynner showed the younger generation that old does not mean... Read More

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Stunning Shaunice wins Ms Holetown 2017

SHAUNICE GRIFFITH CAME, she slayed and she conquered, winning the judges’ votes to be crowned Miss Holetown 2017 last night in an almost four-hour long production. The 17-year-old aspiring criminologist won Miss Punctuality, Personal Style and People’s Choice, and was stunning in her green mermaid style Lucy Lui dress. Griffith was... Read More

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Six for Miss Holetown

THE HOLETOWN FESTIVAL concludes Sunday and many are waiting for the big showdown in the Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival pageant. The 35th edition of the pageant will be staged under the theme From The Olive Blossom To The Pride Of Barbados. There are six girls entered. Read More

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