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VIDEO: Bashment Soca Finals 2016

HIGHLIGHTS from the Bashment Soca Finals. This is a new event introduced for Crop Over 2016 and crowd favourite Stiffy took top prize with Tek Off Something. Read More

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Trinidad and Tobago celebrates 54 years of Independence

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 54th anniversary of political independence from Britain with the traditional military parade and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley telling citizens “we have a very bright future ahead of us”. No one will receive the country’s highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago... Read More

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VIDEO: Kadooment Day 2016

HIGHLIGHTS from the 2016 Republic Bank Grand Kadooment at the National Stadium. This marks the climax of the Crop Over Festival. Read More

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US resumes flights to Cuba after 50 years

SANTA CLARA – The first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in more than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to improve ties and increase trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. A JetBlue Airways Corp passenger jet arrived from Fort Lauderdale,... Read More

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Profits a-popping

Just over a year ago, Phillip Kellman started selling popcorn in the car park at a supermarket chain. It was his girlfriend Amina Best who pushed him to move from an idea to an enterprise. It is a decision he has not regretted as he has been able to grow the business to the point where he is no longer “de popcorn man”, and he is thinking... Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: IMF accentuates the positive

The Barbados economy appears to have “turned the corner with activity picking up,” says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest review. But, and perhaps most notably, the IMF directors emphasised that the continued financing of the fiscal deficit by the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) was “inconsistent with maintenance of the... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Tourism a loser in Budget 2016

Politics aside, unless I have missed something, there was very little in the Budget that will stimulate either domestic or international tourism. Maybe the ability to withdraw up to 15 per cent of registered retirement savings plans at the lower interest rate of 16.5 per cent tax rate will free a few dollars to encourage a staycation break... Read More

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Now robots join fight against cancer

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours.... Read More

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Standard high in golf tourney

TIGHT PLAY and a high level of competition were the hallmarks of the 2016 Sagicor Barbados Open golf championships which concluded on Sunday at Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill clubs. Perennial Barbados champion James Johnson, who was taken to his last putt before clinching the men’s title for a 13th time, called it one of the most competitive... Read More

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Riley out of team

A MAJOR CONTROVERSY is brewing in local table tennis following the omission of national champion Anthonette Riley from the Barbados team set to compete at the Caribbean Championships in the Dominican Republic next month. The Barbados Table Tennis Association (BTTA) recently announced a men’s and women’s team in which all but one of the... Read More

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Badminton strides

THE BARBADOS Badminton Association claimed 32 medals and fourth place overall at the recent Carebaco International in Aruba. Of the medals captured, five were gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze. The tournament was won by the Dominican Republic, with Guyana second and Suriname third. Read More

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Wildcats score hat-trick of wins

YMCA CAPITA FINANCE Wildcats are the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s (BABA) Summer Jam Under-19 champions for the third consecutive year. In an exciting final, the Wildcats defeated Burger King Clapham Bulls 81-78, but it was not so easy to retain the title as the Bulls put up a tough fight last Sunday night at the Barbados Community... Read More

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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Good, bad, puzzling (2)

THIS WEEK I’LL comment on the bad and puzzling aspects of the Budget. But first, to set the record straight for those who might think I’m influenced by others in the comments I make in this column. Let me state that my opinions are based on my own observations, and on published information. Sometimes however, statements made can be ambiguous.... Read More

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FAMILY FUSION: Befriending your physical self

THERE IS ONE THING you cannot escape – yourself. You go to sleep and it is there. You wake in the morning and it is still there. You go to, work, school, the supermarket, the beach, and you just cannot get rid of it. Sometimes you can stand its presence because it can be very pleasant and other times it seems to be so annoying that you... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Sort out service at airport

OVER THE NEXT decade Barbados will spend millions of dollars on upgrading the Grantley Adams International Airport. Given the importance of the sole airport to the country’s economy, particularly the contribution to foreign exchange, such an investment is a necessity. But it could come to nothing if we do not address the vexing issue of... Read More

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I’m backing Father Paul

ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST, Father Clement Paul has added his voice to the debate surrounding Barbados’ low birth rate. Some people have come out in support, but it has to be acknowledged that what Father Paul is saying, is very different from what they would want us to believe. For a start, some of them see nothing wrong with the low birth... Read More

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VIDEO: Bashment Soca Finals 2016

HIGHLIGHTS from the Bashment Soca Finals. This is a new event introduced for Crop Over 2016 and crowd favourite Stiffy took top prize with Tek Off Something. Read More

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VIDEO: Kadooment Day 2016

HIGHLIGHTS from the 2016 Republic Bank Grand Kadooment at the National Stadium. This marks the climax of the Crop Over Festival. Read More

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Selena Gomes taking a break

POP SINGER SELENA GOMEZ said on Tuesday she was taking time out to deal with panic attacks and depression thought to be a side effect of her lupus disease. Gomez, 24, issued the statement in the midst of her Revival world tour, and about a year after revealing that she had been diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that... Read More

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Chris Brown arrested after altercation at home

LOS ANGELES – Pop star Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a daylong standoff and search at his Los Angeles home that began when a woman called 911 in the predawn hours, police said. Brown, 27, denied any wrongdoing in posts on Instagram before he was taken into custody and said he had... Read More

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