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NATION newscast May 28, 2015

In tonight’s news: Pastors called in after so-called demonic game disturbs students. NUPW backs further Customs agitation. We have further reaction to the FIFA scandal fallout. Read More

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NUPW national council supports further action

THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers has received the nod from its national council to proceed with whatever action is necessary to assist employees of the Customs Department. Read More

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Charlie Challenge causes concern at school

PASTORS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS ministers were called to a St Michael primary school this morning to pray for its students and staff. Read More

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CDEMA stepping up disaster response

THE BARBADOS-BASED Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is building capacity by forming new disaster management teams. Read More

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Esso's turn

FOR MANY YEARS it carried the Mobil name. Eventually it became Shell and then Sol. Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Be careful what you say and do

WE LIVE IN A WORLD where societies are becoming increasingly rights-oriented. Awareness of one’s rights is not in itself bad. However, it is arguable that we often focus on our rights without recognising that those rights come with obligations. Read More

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Savings through merger

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES on the merger between Cable & Wireless (C&W) and Columbus in Barbados, the combined entity will be saving $214 million in operational costs initially. Read More

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Digital disruption – short fuse, big bang

DIGITAL DISRUPTION is simply a term used to describe the changes – both positive and threatening – that are occurring in our world due to advancements in technology. Read More

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Second stage win for Philippe Gilbert

VERBANIA, Italy (AP) – Alberto Contador increased his lead on the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race on Thursday with a well-timed attack on the leg’s big climb, while former world champion Philippe Gilbert posted his second victory in this year’s race. Read More

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Blatter vows to restore FIFA image

ZURICH (AP) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he intends to help restore trust in world soccer after a pair of corruption investigations brought “shame and humiliation” on the sport. Read More

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Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Read More

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US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the football world. Read More

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HEATHER-LYNN'S HABITAT: Saturn’s moon rich with LPG

THERE IS MORE liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on Saturn’s moon Titan than anywhere on Earth. Read More

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Change possible for all mankind

REFERENCE IS MADE to your feature article Fight For Gay Rights (Weekend Nation, May 22 pages 18 and 19). Read More

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AWRIGHT DEN: We are all connected

I SIT HERE with a tearful and repentant heart but still encouraged by what God has revealed to me, as it will set me in good standing for what is to come and hopefully you as well. Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: Central Bank losses too much

NO EXPLANATION has been forthcoming with regard to the continued poor profit performance of the Central Bank of Barbados, which has now accumulated $22 million in losses between 2009 and 2014. However, there is evidence of a proposal to downsize the staff of the bank by as much as one-third of its current... Read More

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Leah Marville surrenders Miss Barbados World franchise

AFTER FOUR YEARS, Leah Marville has relinquished the Miss Barbados World franchise. Read More

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Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled. Read More

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VIDEO: Dwayne Bravo releases video for Chalo! Chalo!

WEST INDIES and Chennai Super Kings cricketer Dwayne Bravo has released a music video to his song Chalo! Chalo! Read More

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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Read More

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