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Barbadian music, fashion on display in Toronto

THE 2016 BARBADOS On The Water Festival continued in Toronto today with Canadians and Barbadians alike coming out to enjoy the culturally charged atmosphere. Although the numbers were moderate on the third day, the audience was treated to music by jazz saxophonists Elan Trotman and Joseph Callender. There was also a fashion show produced... Read More

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Real Madrid win penalty shootout to lift Champions League

MILAN – Real Madrid were crowned European champions for an unprecedented 11th time when Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in a 5-3 shootout victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Champions League final had finished 1-1 after extra time with Sergio Ramos having bundled the ball home to give Real the lead in the 15th minute.... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Celebrating 50

This is a momentous year for Barbados. Yes, we are hoping that the economy records strong growth, that more jobs are created than lost, more students pursue tertiary education, the illegal drugs problem is contained, and that there is a sharp reduction in crime, especially that involving the use of guns. These are just a few of the things... Read More

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Real Madrid win record 11th Champions League

MILAN – Real Madrid won the Champions League with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in the final after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning spot-kick at the San Siro on Saturday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time with Real captain Sergio Ramos opening the scoring on 15 minutes before Atletico substitute Yannick Carrasco... Read More

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Brace for Venezuela fallout

THE MAJOR ECOMOMIC and financial problems that Venezuela is confronting are likely to have negative fallout for the Caribbean. That’s the view of LATAM PM, a group of “independent analysts” in Latin America. And while it believes some of the hardest hit would be those benefitting from Venezuela’s PetroCaribe agreement, the organisation said... Read More

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BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Be careful what you say, be careful what you 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. It is not strange to hear persons championing their right to do what they want and to say what they... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: Massy’s colonies help the Mother Country

MASSY GROUP is looking more to its overseas investment, especially its subsidiaries in Barbados, to shore up an overall decline in earnings caused by the downturn in the Trinidad & Tobago economy. For the first half of the current fiscal year (October 1 to March 31), Massy reported third party revenue of TT$5 881 billion (the equivalent of... Read More

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The implications of risky hedging

DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN ONGOING quietly for authorisation to be given to Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) to hedge on the international oil futures market. This can be a positive approach but is also fraught with financial landmines and consumers could end up paying more in more ways than one. There are potentially positive but also potentially... Read More

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Real Madrid win penalty shootout to lift Champions League

MILAN – Real Madrid were crowned European champions for an unprecedented 11th time when Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in a 5-3 shootout victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Champions League final had finished 1-1 after extra time with Sergio Ramos having bundled the ball home to give Real the lead in the 15th minute.... Read More

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Real Madrid win record 11th Champions League

MILAN – Real Madrid won the Champions League with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in the final after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning spot-kick at the San Siro on Saturday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time with Real captain Sergio Ramos opening the scoring on 15 minutes before Atletico substitute Yannick Carrasco... Read More

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Real Madrid want more Champions League glory

MILAN – Captain Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid are as hungry to beat Atletico Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final as they were two years ago when they beat their neighbours to land a 10th European Cup. It was Ramos who headed an injury-time equaliser to send the 2014 final into extra-time where Real overpowered a flattened Atletico... Read More

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Select XI beat WI again

WEST INDIES’ head coach Phil Simmons has cautioned fans not to read too much into the two successive losses by the regional team against a Barbados Select XI in a two-match warm-up series. After going down by 50 runs in Wednesday’s day/night encounter at Kensington Oval, and without as many of five of their 14-member squad, the West Indies... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Celebrating 50

This is a momentous year for Barbados. Yes, we are hoping that the economy records strong growth, that more jobs are created than lost, more students pursue tertiary education, the illegal drugs problem is contained, and that there is a sharp reduction in crime, especially that involving the use of guns. These are just a few of the things... Read More

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MAVIS BECKLES: Evahthing changing

NOTHING AIN’T THE same nuh more. Evah single thing is changing and right before ya very eyes too. Of course duh got some people who ain’t really care one way or the other; duh couldn’t care if Sunday come pon a Monday – it is all the same tuh dem, duh gine ‘long wid it. Look at the amount o’ boys,.....well, uh means men pon the block: you... Read More

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FLYING FISH AND COU COU: Hands off Mr Brownlin’

Workers at a south coast hotel, popular for the slippers they wear, have made a special request to highlight their displeasure with some people who like to sit down near Nelson and argue every so often. These moccasin princes and princesses say it is unfair for soapbox talkers to pull down and criticise them ever so often under the lights... Read More

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I CONFESS: Always be prepared for life’s mishaps

IN LIFE YOU should always use the Boy Scouts motto: Be Prepared. This is particularly true when a man gets into a relationship with a woman, as things do happen and what seems to be a palace filled with sugar and honey suddenly one day turns into a small tightly locked room with cow-itch flying all over the place. I make this statement... Read More

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Barbadian music, fashion on display in Toronto

THE 2016 BARBADOS On The Water Festival continued in Toronto today with Canadians and Barbadians alike coming out to enjoy the culturally charged atmosphere. Although the numbers were moderate on the third day, the audience was treated to music by jazz saxophonists Elan Trotman and Joseph Callender. There was also a fashion show produced... Read More

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Two bites at City by night

FOR THE FOURTH straight year, Bridgetown By Night, a National Cultural Foundation (NCF) initiative, is aiming to satisfy the hearts of those yearning for a taste of Barbadian culture. During a media launch for the event in Independence Square recently, the NCF’s manager of special projects, Alison Sealy-Smith, explained the walk was not... Read More

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Faiths meet At The Cross

THERE WAS no more room in the inn, so to speak, at St Mary’s Anglican Church on Tuesday night, as followers of many religious faiths gathered for another HymnSpeak, part of the annual Gospelfest, now in its 24th year. With a theme of At The Cross, all the selected hymns were centred around the Cross of Jesus. The HymnSpeak Voices, which... Read More

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Minister of Culture lauds Rihanna

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has praised Barbadian-born pop singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty, for winning the Billboard Chart Achievement Award last night. In a statement released to the media, Lashley congratulated the 28-year-old singer for her success at the annual music awards, held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. According... Read More

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