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    November 22

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Have you met Paulo?

Paulo’s Churrasco do Brasil is a true Brazilian Churrasqueria serving a wide selection of unlimited top quality meats and poultry traditionally seasoned and charcoal grilled the way the gauchos did in Southern Brasil centuries ago. Located in St. Lawrence Gap, Paulo’s is a fantastic location for Corporate Dinners, birthdays, or a simple... Read More


28 from Luther Thorne treated for smoke inhalation

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s mass casualty response was triggered today after staff and students of Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School experienced respiratory challenges due to smoke inhalation. In a release, the hospital said it received an emergency response call at 11:45 a.m. and a pre-hospital emergency response team responded... Read More


British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

AMMAN – At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global. “Lawrence of Abdoun” is a fluffy black-and-white tom who, according to his Twitter feed, reports directly to the Foreign Office’s Palmerston, a cat that... Read More


Luther Thorne, Graydon Sealy schools close

Parents and guardians of students attending Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School and Graydon Sealy Secondary School have been asked to collect their children and wards. A fire in the area of Luther Thorne has reportedly caused several children to complain of respiratory difficulties. A number of ambulances are said to be on the compound.... Read More


Barbados to benefit greatly from Sandals Canadian Marketing Incentive

BARBADOS was one of the destinations taking centre stage at Sandals Resorts International Overdrive Unveiling Tour which travelled to over 21 cities in North America, the most recent of which were Toronto and Montreal, reaching a combined audience of nearly 750 Canadian travel agents. Joining the Unveiling Tours in Canada... Read More


CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Dominican students

BRIDGETOWN – As many residents of hurricane-ravaged Dominica start to put their lives back together, a number of Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies continue to experience difficulties. Five of them recently received a contribution from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank to assist... Read More


Volkswagen to invest $27 billion in core brand until 2022

FRANKFURT – Volkswagen will invest 22.8 billion euros ($26.9 billion) in its main car brand over the next five years, it said on Saturday, a day after it announced a spending programme aimed at bolstering its position as a maker of electric cars. Most of that sum, around 14 billion euros, will be spent in Germany, Volkswagen said, adding... Read More


Stansfeld Scott and supplier partners help hurricane-hit islands

TAMPA, Florida – September was a month of unrelenting storms with Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripping through the Caribbean, leaving an unprecedented amount of damage in Barbuda, St Martin/Maarten, St Barthelemy, Anguilla, Dominica, the British and US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Puerto Rico. Infrastructure has been devastated, lives... Read More


Springer, Foundation U-19 final

Defending champions Springer Memorial and Christ Church Foundation will clash in the final of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under-19 Netball League tomorrow. Both teams advanced to the final of the competition yesterday, with Springer beating last year’s losing finalists Queen’s College 21-13, while Foundation defeated Lester Vaughan 25-17... Read More


BWU thrillers

The 38th edition of the Barbados Workers’ Union’s Netball Tournament climaxed on Monday night at the Netball Stadium with the crowning of three queens, with no final being more spectacular than the one-goal overtime coronation of Shottas United. Led by a game-high 34 goals from 42 attempts from national invitee Nikita Cyrus, Shottas overcame... Read More


Hall wins big college award

Multi-talented Barbadian athlete Shakera “Smilie” Hall is smiling even more after receiving another major award in the United States. The former Coleridge & Parry schoolgirl was named Volleyball Offensive Player Of The Year last Friday by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Hall, a student of Saint Augustine’s University... Read More


Top golfers ready for Classic

Barbados’ top golfers will be up against several from overseas when the 2017 RBC/Royal Bank Classic tees off on Saturday at the Barbados Golf Club. Rated as the second biggest tournament on the BGA’s calendar, the two-day RBC Classic will be played over 36 holes, providing golfers with the opportunity to collect points to improve their... Read More


Economy must meet needs

The recently reported statements from Minister of Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss, that our country’s economic model is obsolete; from former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, that the era of the welfare state is fast coming to an end; and from the Prime Minister that the depletion of the foreign currency reserves is a result of Barbadians’... Read More


Price gouging hotline needed

Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler introduced a National Social Responsibility Levy. Then he came back this year and carried it up from two per cent to ten per cent. Nearly everyone warned that it would cause an increase in prices even though some things were exempted from this onerous tax. But , still it seems as if nothing has escaped.... Read More


The chaos that is local transport

It is clear from some of the opinions being expressed in the public domain on a range of local issues that oftentimes they are not grounded in a clear understanding of and connection to certain realities. This leads to an oversimplication of the issue and the ventilation of simplistic remedies to issues. One of those issues is the chaos... Read More


Success, failure of call-in radio

Radio is an important and universal means of facilitating communication and for many, it can be said to be a public service critical to expressing democracy and enhancing national development. In fact, radio is a mass medium that brings a direct, personal touch to people because it uses the spoken word, for the most part, to convey its messaging.... Read More


NIFCA excellence

It was a wonderful showcase of Barbadian talent on display on Sunday night at this year’s NIFCA Performing Arts Gala. Whether it was in drumming, dancing, singing, drama, music or spoken word, the tradition of excellence shone brightly before the large audience at the Wildey Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. It was an opportunity... Read More


Touched By An Angel actress Della Reese dead at 86

LOS ANGELES – Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the Touched By An Angel television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday. The actress “passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded by love” on Sunday, her husband, Franklin Lett, and her family said... Read More


Beyonce is 2017's highest-paid woman in music with $105 million

LOS ANGELES – Beyonce’s hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to Forbes. She also has her... Read More


St Lucy overcomes

It was all for gran. Shortly after being announced as the Most Outstanding Parish Ambassadors for 2017 at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Saturday night, Daimon Rock, who along with partner Jennice King took the fifth title to St Lucy, could not control his emotions. Read More



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