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Depp and Heard finalise divorce

LOS ANGELES – Film star Johnny Depp’s tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalised on Friday, ending the couple’s marriage after months of highly publicised claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail. Court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday detailed a splitting... Read More

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Punishing ‘Pa’ an allround winner on court

DEIGHTON “PA” ROACH came up trumps twice in the AOne Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Road Tennis Tournament on Monday night. The oldstager came from behind to win his singles match and teamed up with Anthony “Baku” Simmons to win a doubles contest at the Rubis Sports Club, Brighton. On a night when four singles matches went into the third set,... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: World Cup hopes still a dream

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? Seems to be a pertinent question as football’s world governing body, FIFA, announced last week that the World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament. Unsurprisingly, there have been mixed reviews for the move, with some agreeing with it, some believing it will water down the quality of the competition,... Read More

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FTC oil probe

BARBADIAN MULTIMILLIONAIRE Sir Kyffin Simpson’s oil empire Sol will not be able to count the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL) among its assets just yet. The Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) chief executive officer Sandra Sealy yesterday confirmed that an investigation of the planned sale of Barbados National Oil Company (BNOC)... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Oxfam’s ‘outrageous’ tax list

HYPOCRISY, DOUBLE STANDARDS and a case of overstepping a comfort zone. That was the appropriate mix of negative responses heard in and out of Washington and the Caribbean to the publication of Oxfam’s flawed list of the “world’s worst corporate tax havens”. Read More

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No battery room? No problem!

WHEN ELON MUSK announced the Powerwall 2 and the solar roof, he clearly signalled his intent to revolutionise the production and storage of solar power. With this announcement, Musk put himself in front of innovators and set the playing field for the growth of distributed storage to take off. Read More

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Rock Hard spreading through the region

ROCK HARD CEMENT Limited continues to see a good response to its product as the company expands its reach in the region. Executive chairman of Rock Hard Cement Limited Mark Maloney said the company would have its product in three more Caribbean markets by this week. Read More

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THE HOYOS FILE: Weary of trying to reach economic prosperity

GOVERNOR OF THE Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell is a brilliant economist whose communication skills, including his down-to-earth, folksy style, always helped a non-economist like me to understand some of the key elements of how an economy works. Read More

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Punishing ‘Pa’ an allround winner on court

DEIGHTON “PA” ROACH came up trumps twice in the AOne Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Road Tennis Tournament on Monday night. The oldstager came from behind to win his singles match and teamed up with Anthony “Baku” Simmons to win a doubles contest at the Rubis Sports Club, Brighton. On a night when four singles matches went into the third set,... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: World Cup hopes still a dream

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? Seems to be a pertinent question as football’s world governing body, FIFA, announced last week that the World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament. Unsurprisingly, there have been mixed reviews for the move, with some agreeing with it, some believing it will water down the quality of the competition,... Read More

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Oba: Think big

IT WAS NO WONDER Obadele Thompson came up big at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games with a bronze medal in the men’s 100 metres. Speaking on the topic, Sports: Positioning For Global Success at the National Sports Council’s 2016 awards ceremony at the Frank Collymore Hall last Saturday night, Thompson revealed that he was fortunate to be surrounded... Read More

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Warrens lock out Carlton

LEAGUE QUEENS Pan American International Insurance Warrens continued the trek towards their first double crown honours when the Goddard Enterprises Limited senior volleyball knockouts continued Monday night at Oldbury, St Philip. Playing their customary aggressive serve, pass and attack game, Warrens stopped a plucky effort from Phoenix... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Tips to determine if you love an abuser

DEAR CHRISTINE, ABUSE OF ANY SORT is wrong, especially when it comes to relationships. I’ll like you to share with readers some tips on abuse and what to look for in their partner to determine if they are in love with an abuser: • Pushes for quick involvement: Comes on strong, claiming, “I’ve never felt loved like this by anyone.” An... Read More

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FAMILY FUSION: Socially wealthy (3)

Freedom isn’t being stupid; freedom is being so smart that you develop a strength strong enough to break free and become your own person. A better person than what your circumstances would like to define you as.” – C. JOYBELL C. SO YOU HAVE BEEN HURT by a close friend and you have decided to go into your shell and refuse to be friendly... Read More

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Constant disregard for our concerns

LET ME STATE from the beginning that I do not believe there are any inconveniences in relation to life and living. There is only “what is” and “what is not”. For example, the pothole problem currently causing distress and frustration on our roads cannot be simply seen as an inconvenience. Read More

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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: More on sugar

LAST WEEK I said the sugar cane (rather than sugar) industry can succeed. But urgent changes are necessary. First, those in authority and everyone else must appreciate that sugar production, and indeed agriculture generally, is a science. The mere fact that our agriculture ministry was once the “Ministry of Agriculture, Science and Technology”... Read More

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Depp and Heard finalise divorce

LOS ANGELES – Film star Johnny Depp’s tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalised on Friday, ending the couple’s marriage after months of highly publicised claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail. Court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday detailed a splitting... Read More

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Dance show cut after backlash

SCRAPPED. That is the latest twist in the dance competition that was being used to promote the Reggae Beach Splash party being held this Friday at Pirates Cove on Bay Street. The promotion which was running on reggaesplash246 Instagram and Facebook for about a week was open to females, but the competition’s rules caught the ire of some... Read More

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Brancker and Band nail it at Naniki

WHEN YOU HEAR NAMES such as Gabby, Grynner, RPB, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Trinidadian David Rudder on one stage, it would be fitting to believe they were the stars of the show. Well, that was certainly not the case Sunday night at Fusion In The Hill at Ilaro Court East, which climaxed the five-day Naniki Jazz Festival. While... Read More

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A night of one love for all

THE MUSIC of the Caribbean echoed around the grounds of Ilaro Court for the third night of the Naniki Music Festival. Homegrown talent shared the stage with regional acts from Jamaica and Antigua but it was all One Love. Third World was the headliner and brought the crowd to their feet in front the stage, but if marks were being given on... Read More

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