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‘Misery’ downwind from farm

01 July 2016

SOME COLERIDGE and Parry Road residents in St Peter are saying the practices of a nearby farmer are a threat to their health. Members of the farmer’s family are refuting those claims, saying they had already been visited by the police and cleared. For more than... Read More

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Tom Clarke passes

26 June 2016

ONE OF CANADA’S and Barbados’ literary giants, Austin “Tom” Clarke, an award-winning Canadian and Commonwealth novelist died this morning in a Toronto hospice. Clarke was 81. He has written dozens of books and short-stories, as well as hundreds of newspaper columns,... Read More

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Arawak meets with residents

17 June 2016

RELATIONS BETWEEN RESIDENTS of Bromefield, St Lucy, and their industrial neighbour Arawak Cement Company appear to be improving. Last Saturday the top brass of the company sat down with more than two dozen residents who had been complaining for months about dust... Read More

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Birthday girl Alicia quiet on her big day

14 June 2016

BARBADOS’ LATEST CENTENARIAN has been described as a very committed and affectionate person by family members. The newest member of the 100 club, Alicia Waithe, celebrated her big day yesterday among friends and family. She was joined by Acting Governor General... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Tannis tall on banking

30 May 2016

HOW DOES A money-strapped little boy from a working class family in Barbarees Hill and later The Pine, St Michael, go from packing bags in a supermarket to managing million and billion dollar funds? If you were to ask Patrick Tannis, he would simply proclaim: “God.”... Read More

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47 sweet years

28 May 2016

FOR THE LAST 47 years, Grantley Johnson has been selling sno-cones. Sweet flavours like coconut, strawberry, lime and lemon, cream soda, ginger, grape, pear, orange and pineapple, all of which he makes, poured onto scooped ice in cups tempt the little ones and adults... Read More

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Brown water woes for northern folk

27 May 2016

AS THE NORTH of the island is starved of water, things are looking brown. When some people in St Joseph accessed the community tanks this week what came out was far from satisfactory. “The water in this tank dirty. I have to leff here and go St Thomas to look... Read More

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The ‘terror’ of St John

27 May 2016

WITH NIGHT COMES terror for residents in the neighbouring St John communities of Coach Hill and Haynes Hill. An armed outpatient of the Psychiatric Hospital has been tormenting them to the point where some residents are afraid to leave their homes after dark. ... Read More

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Water scarce in the north

27 May 2016

IT IS A bittersweet tale for those in the North of the island as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reporting mixed results concerning ending the water shortages in St Peter, St Joseph and St Lucy. Acting general manager Dr John Mwansa said relief was on the way... Read More

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Residents upset by authorities’ decision

24 May 2016

RESIDENTS OF MASSIAH STREET in St John are openly upset over the decision by authorities to leave Harriette Codrington in the home where it has been alleged she was being abused by her caretaker. While chairman of the National Assistance Board, Senator Reverend David... Read More

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Police fired at fleeing men, claim Airy Hill folk

17 May 2016

IT IS ONLY natural for men to run when they see police, so why would the police shoot at them? This was the argument put forward by men who were liming at Airy Hill, St Joseph, yesterday morning, who accused police of opening fire on them as they scampered. The... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Bougainvillea’s man of steel

16 May 2016

PLENTY OF PEOPLE report to their jobs daily and work for what some deem as the longest eight hours. At the end of a 40-hour work week, they are usually the happiest people. As a matter of fact, to many of them, retirement rather than a mere two days off would be... Read More

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Music judge Springer passes on

10 May 2016

WELL-KNOWN MUSICIAN and calypso judge Kean Springer has died. The 79-year-old Guyanese-born Springer will be remembered as a literary and music critic, calypso commentator and judge of NIFCA competitions. Her son, Bevan, told the DAILY NATION she passed away in... Read More

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A fuller life now

07 May 2016

BIGGER BREASTS have boosted the confidence of Tilia King, and now she is ready to reign. After undergoing cosmetic surgery in February, a whole world of possibilities has opened up and she, like a bold ruler, could conquer anything. Or at least, that’s the way she... Read More

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STREET BEAT: Glebe’s centre of it all

06 May 2016

THE GLEBE, St George, and its environs can be deceptive if one does not know the area. Between there and Charles Rowe Bridge, there are so many places of interest, it may cause an outsider’s eyebrows to be raised. Street Beat visited The Glebe to take a look at... Read More

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Dreams crushed

06 May 2016

WINSTON WILLIAMS’ PROMISE to build his partner of 32 years her “dream house” will never be fulfilled. Instead of preparing to celebrate what would have been one of the most memorable moments of their lives, Williams is now struggling to come to terms with the shocking... Read More

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Family of eight facing eviction

29 April 2016

COME MONDAY, a St Michael family of eight will be out on the streets – unable to meet the required rent. The family’s lone breadwinner, Elvis Brewster, said he was less worried about himself and more worried about his girlfriend Esther Worrell, her four children... Read More

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Water woes a strain for Shop Hill

29 April 2016

BARBADOS’ water woes show no sign of abating as the latest word is from Shop Hill, St Thomas, where some residents have gone weeks without running water. Other residents tell stories of water going off at night, coming on in the morning and then going off again for... Read More

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Ex-Scotia banker says early days not all rosy

28 April 2016

PETER ROSS WAS the first teller hired by Scotiabank when the Canadian bank set up operations in Barbados in 1956. Looking back on his life, he regards his foundation in banking the template. Long retired, the 79-year-old has many stories to tell. He has in fact... Read More

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White Hill shock over road closure

28 April 2016

THE EARLY Christmas present given to residents of land-slippage prone White Hill, St Andrew, has now been taken away. And that is because workmen from the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) turned up yesterday and erected three signal poles with cement and a sign... Read More

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GG refusal not stopping residents

27 April 2016

RESIDENTS OF BELLEPLAINE, St Andrew are prepared to step up their action, notwithstanding the refusal to meet with them from the highest official in the land. The residents are speaking out against the intention to incorporate the Belleplaine police station into... Read More

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