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Kyle Hope, Ambris added to squad

ST JOHN’S – Sunil Ambris and Kyle Hope have been added to the West Indies’ 13-man squad for the three remaining One-Day Internationals against India. Hope is a 28–year-old top-order batsman and brother of Shai Hope, while 24-year-old Ambris is a wicketkeeper/batsman. “Sunil Ambris and Kyle Hope are two very promising young batsmen who... Read More

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Flash-flooding expected as tropical wave passes

A PASSING TROPICAL WAVE with axis along 60W has been generating cloudy to overcast skies, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across Barbados and the Windward Islands during the last few hours. Reports indicate flash-flooding is occurring in some areas of the island and these conditions are likely to persist... Read More

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RPB, Queen T to go first on Phenomenal Friday

THE LINE-UPS for the semi-finals of the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced. On Wednesday, some of the artistes and their representatives pulled their numbers at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. Red Plastic Bag will be first up in the Sweet Soca competition, while Queen T will set the tone... Read More

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Courtesy gives Crop Over a lift

COURTESY GARAGE is contributing important foreign exchange to the Barbados economy and injecting funds to ensure the Crop Over Festival is a success. This was underscored by the Wildey, St Michael automobile dealership’s senior general manager Nicholas Mackie as the $126 000 Nissan X-Trail to be driven away by this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop... Read More

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Courtesy gives Crop Over a lift

COURTESY GARAGE is contributing important foreign exchange to the Barbados economy and injecting funds to ensure the Crop Over Festival is a success. This was underscored by the Wildey, St Michael automobile dealership’s senior general manager Nicholas Mackie as the $126 000 Nissan X-Trail to be driven away by this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop... Read More

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Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (final part)

CORPORATIONS HAVE FOUND a plethora of ways to cover their assets; the vexing aspect of which for the anxious compliance officer pursuing the final revelation, is that these methods are often legal. The most popular is the creation of shell companies. A shell company can be defined as a non-operational company – that is, a legal entity that... Read More

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Windows XP danger lurking

AS A BAJAN and international cyber/information security consultant I urge my fellow countrymen and women to take the global Windows XP cyber weakness seriously and upgrade to a supported platform immediately, whether at home, work, or play. If you are using a Windows XP computer at home or work it is important for you to understand that... Read More

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IMF says spare social programmes

SOCIAL PROGRAMMES, ESPECIALLY those related to health and education should not be sacrificed during economic programmes implemented by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, in a new blog, said this was an important lesson her organisation experienced while enforcing programmes in low income countries.... Read More

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Kyle Hope, Ambris added to squad

ST JOHN’S – Sunil Ambris and Kyle Hope have been added to the West Indies’ 13-man squad for the three remaining One-Day Internationals against India. Hope is a 28–year-old top-order batsman and brother of Shai Hope, while 24-year-old Ambris is a wicketkeeper/batsman. “Sunil Ambris and Kyle Hope are two very promising young batsmen who... Read More

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Malinga gets suspended sentence for media comments

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has received a suspended one-year ban after pleading guilty to comments he made to the media in breach of his contract, the country’s cricket board has said. The 33-year-old’s sanction will be suspended for six months and he would also lose 50 per cent of his match from the next One-Day International... Read More

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Graydon Sealy pull off miracle

GRAYDON SEALY’S return to prominence was capped by a comeback for the ages. The knockout title is heading back to Paddock Road after Tyreke Harewood scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter of Monday’s miraculous 74-68 comeback victory over Queen’s College in the Co-operators General Insurance Under-16 Basketball Tournament. ... Read More

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‘Lil Man’ finds the going rough

ROAD TENNIS shots-master Antonio “Lil Man” Daniel was outgunned and tottering on the ropes before the Tai Chi-styled Winston “Charles McEnroe” Griffith abandoned an 8-4 lead in the decider to default the night cap game in the A1 Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Masters Open on Monday night at the Rubis Courts, Spring Garden. The fans, who had waited... Read More

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This time we are in a 12-foot hole

“YOU LIVES AND YOU LEARNS,” some wise person once said. Well, I learnt from the SUNDAY SUN of June 25, on Page 7A, that Mr David Gill is vaticinator, meaning a prophet. According to the report, he opined that the (parliamentary) Opposition failed in the recent Budget debate since it did not offer an alternative. Wow! With the general... Read More

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Time for a rebirth

BARBADOS IS ONCE again at the crossroads, as it stood during the 1930s. The trade union movement of that day challenged the authority of the island when they stood up for the political, social and economic rights of the working class. In every shape and form what had occurred on the island was a violation of the human rights of the entire... Read More

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Work together on new family model

THERE HAS BEEN a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of our declining birth rates and the deleterious effects that they could have on our national development. Mr George Griffith (former head of the Barbados Family Planning Association) has suggested that if we desire to increase birth rates, we will need to establish a population... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Against America First Policy

THE ACTIONS of president Donald Trump have become fairly predictable. This is particularly true if it has anything to do with the legacy of president Barack Obama. Trump will try to undo everything Obama did; it almost seems as if he would like to pretend that the first black man to be in charge at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington,... Read More

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RPB, Queen T to go first on Phenomenal Friday

THE LINE-UPS for the semi-finals of the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced. On Wednesday, some of the artistes and their representatives pulled their numbers at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. Red Plastic Bag will be first up in the Sweet Soca competition, while Queen T will set the tone... Read More

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Serena shocked by pregnancy

SERENA WILLIAMS was completely taken aback by her pregnancy, taking six home tests before believing she was expecting her first child, the tennis superstar told Vanity Fair magazine. Williams, who poses nude on the cover of the magazine for its August issue, said she still had not come to terms with the prospect of being a mother, and said... Read More

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Bands waiting for ease

KADOOMENT DAY BANDLEADERS are into a waiting game. With Saturday’s deadline for the imposition of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) increase approaching, they are hoping Government will give them some ease. Bandleaders who spoke to the MIDWEEK NATION all agreed they would have to absorb the extra costs on materials imported... Read More

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Herbert elated with win

THANK YOU! That was the sentiment from Barbadian Alana Herbert who recently won a competition to become the covergirl of the 2017 Toronto Carnival Guide. For about three weeks supporters of the 24 regional and international contestants were asked to cast their votes online daily using at the guide’s website. Read More

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