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Trenelle Byer located

TRENELLE AILANI BYER has been traced. Police say the 13-year-old of Gilkes Road, Hindsbury, St Michael is safe. They had asked for help in locating her on Monday morning. Read More

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Schoolgirl charged

A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL has been charged in connection with last week’s savage beating of a schoolmate, and other students are expected to face similar charges. Police last night revealed that the teenager will go to court on Thursday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in the matter, which had been viewed with sickening... Read More

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Bank blues for businesses

IT’S A CASE OF MORE MONEY, more problems for slot machine operators as they now face the prospects of not knowing where to put their earnings. That’s because commercial banks are apprehensive about doing business with them over the fear of money laundering. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite highlighted the issue yesterday during a regional... Read More

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Festival plan

THERE WILL BE no King or Queen of the Crop for Crop Over 2017. And once again there will be no Cohobblopot. However, after “intense discussion” on threatened action, there will be an $80 000 increase in money to bandleaders. These revelations were made yesterday by Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley at an update on the 2017 festival. Read More

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Finance needs leaders

EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECCB) Governor, Timothy Antoine, says the region must make urgent changes if its financial sector is to thrive in the modern, global economy. Antoine was delivering a keynote address, entitled Imperatives For Financial Sector Development In The Caribbean at the 2017 Domestic Financial Institutions Conference,... Read More

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A passion for colour

BEFORE SHANIQUA THOMAS was creating beautiful faces with her brushes and colour palettes, she was trying to find her passion, that one thing she truly loved and motivated her to keep going. In an interview with BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY Thomas said she was always one of the “smart students”, those who everyone knew would head off to university... Read More

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Elegant in expansion mode

ELEGANT HOTELS GROUP PLC is pressing on with its expansion strategy. Elegant chief executive officer Sunil Chatrani said he company would continue to “focus on under-performing hotels that can be refurbished, repositioned and replaced, both in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean”. Read More

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Grace still keen on Barbados

GRACEKENNEDY (GK) LIMITED, one of the Caribbean’s largest conglomerates, is looking for new investment opportunities in Barbados. Last week, the Jamaica-based company, which has 60 subsidiaries and associated companies in the Caribbean, North and Central America, the United Kingdom and Africa, sold its 30 per cent stake in Barbados’ Trident... Read More

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Wales Premier League champs

WEYMOUTH WALES held on to the slenderest of margins in order to claim the much coveted Digicel Premier League football title, when the penultimate round of matches concluded at the Wildey AstroTurf on Sunday. An early Roy Richards own goal was enough to claim maximum points against Rendezvous, who came into the match just three points behind... Read More

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Newton steals spotlight

ALMOST EVERYONE was watching Sada Williams and Matthew Clarke but little known Josh Newton stole the spotlight when the Athletics Association of Barbados’ May Classic climaxed at the National Stadium on Sunday. Williams, in her debut season as a professional athlete, narrowly missed qualification for this summer IAAF World Championships... Read More

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King exits French Open qualifiers

THE KING OF SWING is one and done at Roland Garros. Darian King’s quest to make the main draw of a Grand Slam will have to wait until Wimbledon as the top-ranked Bajan tennis pro bowed out of the French Open qualifying rounds yesterday. Read More

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Sunshine Girls take lead against Barbados

JAMAICA'S SUNSHINE GIRLS defeated Caribbean neighbours Barbados 40-34 in yesterday's game two at National Arena to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test international series. It wasn't the best of performances from the senior netball team in front of a jam-packed arena, but the world number four ranked Sunshine Girls did what they had to and... Read More

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Let us choose, please

PLEASE PERMIT ME to respond to Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault and her notion that Barbados should decriminalise same-sex conduct [as stated in last Thursday’s DAILY NATION]. Where does Canada – and indeed the High Commissioner – derive the moral authority to provide leadership on this question of choice? Is it that Barbados is... Read More

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Church can help youth

WE HAVE SOME incredible young Barbadians who are excelling in music, sports, academics, culture and other arenas. Perhaps we should celebrate them more and provide additional resources for their development as they are certainly doing credit to our beloved nation. Unfortunately, there are those at the other end of the spectrum who make... Read More

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Peeved about $3.4m cost for Queen’s Park

FROM TIME TO TIME and on a number of occasions in the past, the Press has projected itself as a bastion of our democracy and equally a guardian of our heritage. Speaking as a taxpayer, I am concerned that at this time an amount of $3.4 million can be extracted from the Consolidation Fund for renovations to the Queen’s Park Gallery and Theatre.... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Don’t overindulge on those mangoes

YOU CAN’T HELP BUT hear the talk, whether it is a warning or friendly nudge about watching what we eat and drink. Thankfully, it is all for our good; cutting back on the salt, exercising more, eating smaller portions and avoiding the saturated fats. The words of wisdom whether from Dr Colin Alert or Professor Sir Trevor Hassell, or... Read More

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Festival plan

THERE WILL BE no King or Queen of the Crop for Crop Over 2017. And once again there will be no Cohobblopot. However, after “intense discussion” on threatened action, there will be an $80 000 increase in money to bandleaders. These revelations were made yesterday by Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley at an update on the 2017 festival. Read More

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No Cohobblopot or King and Queen of the Crop

COHOBBLOPOT is off the cards once again. Just short of one month after Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley said the event would make a return, he was forced to change his tune. Speaking during a press conference today at his Sky Mall office, Lashley said the private sector entity which was going to produce the show had indicated it could... Read More

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Younger entrants for Junior Monarch competitions

THE WORKSHOPS HAVE ENDED, the preliminaries recently concluded and semi-finalists chosen – all this is certainly an indication that the 2017 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch programme in association with IGM Stage Lighting is well underway. Every year just prior to the start of the season, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) facilitates... Read More

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Up to $5 000 to play mas

IF YOU ARE “kraving” a quality Crop Over experience, look to spend thousands of dollars. But the reason for that, says Avery Hackett, bandleader of Krave The Band, all boils down to quality, craftsmanship and unique designs. It is also about the entire experience. Read More

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