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NATION newscast July 31, 2015

31 July 2015

In tonight's news: The full Social Partnership meets for the first time in a year. Customs workers return to full duties. Sada Williams and Tristan Evelyn make it to the Pan-Am Games finals. Read More

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Full Social Partnership meets

31 July 2015

IT'S TIME TO get back to the basics but with some changes to keep up with the evolving times. That was the advice today from Cedric Murrell, head of the head of the Council of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), as Barbados’ smouldering industrial... Read More

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Sir Philip Greaves to act as Governor-General

31 July 2015

FORMER CABINET MINISTER and Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Philip Marlowe Greaves, will act as Governor-General during the month of August. Read More

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Activity to resume in Supreme Court

31 July 2015

THE SUPREME COURT building has been deemed safe and proceedings are set to resume. Read More

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Alarms halt proceedings in Supreme Court

31 July 2015

BLARING SMOKE DETECTOR alarms have brought hearings to a halt in the Supreme Court building in White Park Road, St Michael. Read More

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Carnegie Library restoration and fund-raising project launched

31 July 2015

A FUNDRAISING PROJECT to finance a $4 million restoration of the historic Carnegie Building on Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, was launched yesterday by the Task Force established to oversee the restoration. Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Is region ready for IMF pain?

31 July 2015

SPEAKING TO A BROOKLYN AUDIENCE of Bajans, Senator Dr Esther Byer, Barbados’ Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, let slip an observation that seemingly went over most people’s heads. Read More

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VIDEO: Crop Over crime prevention tips

31 July 2015

Crime Prevention Officer Inspector Stephen Griffith shares some safety tips for the final weekend of Crop Over. Read More

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Oil company wants to look offshore too

31 July 2015

THERE ARE POTENTIALLY up to 50 billion barrels of oil in Barbados’ waters, and a group of investors which has already committed to recovering hydrocarbons onshore is positioning itself to explore offshore. Read More

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Customs agreement reached

30 July 2015

AN AGREEMENT to end the Customs and Excise Department standoff over transition the Barbados Revenue Authority, has been reached. Read More

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Stuart: Barbados a destination of high choice

30 July 2015

BARBADOS IS A destination of very high choice! That was the message to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart from some visitors to the island, who got an opportunity to meet and interact with him for nearly two hours last evening at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Read More

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Key steps being taken to comply with FATCA

30 July 2015

GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN key steps to meet the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Intergovernmental Agreement (FATCA IGA), which allows for the reciprocal exchange of information between the USA and Barbados. Read More

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NATION newscast July 30, 2015

30 July 2015

In tonight's news: Body discovered in St James. Revenue Authority comes under new fire. Top teenage athletes for Canada meet. Read More

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Lecture series coming on Barbados’ Constitution

30 July 2015

Know the Law, Know Your Rights! is the title of a series of lectures to be held next month by the Canadian Government-funded IMPACT Justice Project, in collaboration with the Community Development Department. Read More

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Police investigating death of 52-year-old man

30 July 2015

POLICE ARE investigating the discovery of a body at the Garden St James on Wednesday morning. Read More

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COB CEO issues caution

30 July 2015

THE CITY of Bridgetown Credit Union is urging to public to be vigilant in light of reports of individuals and organisations falsely claiming to be partnering with COB to offer financial services. Read More

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Registration open for Alzheimer’s seminar

30 July 2015

IN OBSERVANCE OF World Alzheimer’s Month in September, the local Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a seminar entitled Remember Me. Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Untapped potential in seaweed farming

30 July 2015

SEAWEED FARMING at sea is proving an increasingly competitive biomass production alternative for food and related uses. Farmed seaweed output has been growing exponentially, reaching 24 million tonnes by 2012. Remarkably, 99 per cent of this production occurred in merely... Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: Good for growing crops and fruit

30 July 2015

THE PURSUIT OF a greener path to economic development is attractive to Barbados, especially given its limitations in size and dependence on natural resources and fossil fuels. A green economy approach gives consideration to the level of its available natural resources... Read More

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THE ISSUE: Sargassum some benefits to agriculture

30 July 2015

MINISTER OF FINANCE and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler called it “downright scary” and “a potentially mammoth threat” that Government was allocating $1 million for the Ministry of the Environment to combat. Read More

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Port training about keeping up with global trends

29 July 2015

THE TRAINING ONGOING at the Barbados Port Inc. is in keeping with current trends and producing competencies that will lead participants to greater mobility in their job, locally and internationally. Read More

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