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BHS flower and garden show bigger than ever

30 January 2016

DESPITE THE ECONOMIC recession, the Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) has attracted even more booths to this weekend’s Annual Flower and Garden Show. This has been revealed by BHS president Orson Daisley, who took the Saturday Sun on a preview of the eagerly awaited... Read More

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Nadine living and loving food

17 January 2016

Domestic circumstances drove Nadine Benn-Greaves into food technology. Never did she think the home economics classes she had taken at secondary school would one day become the basis for her career. Today at 35, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees under her belt,... Read More

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House collapses at Chalky Mount

13 January 2016

AN ABANDONED HOUSE in Chalky Mount, St Andrew slipped further into a gully around 7 a.m. today, causing further damage to a neighbouring property. Clarina Green said the weight from the house knocked down a bit of the guard wall from the side and back of her home.... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: He’s a go-getter

11 January 2016

Aldair Sobers is a young man who is not daunted by challenges. The catalyst for his burning industriousness presented itself more than a decade ago when he wanted to establish a football programme for unemployed youth in his community. Laughing as he recalled... Read More

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BLP meeting with residents affected by water outages

05 January 2016

RESIDENTS OF water stricken areas of St Thomas and St Joseph have gathered in their numbers to discuss the way forward at a Barbados Labour Party community meeting at Lammings Pavilion, St Joseph. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley and the MPs for St Thomas and St Joseph... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Roy keeping boatbuilding afloat

04 January 2016

WOODEN boatbuilding has lost much of its attractiveness as more modern materials, designs and so-called productive techniques take over. But not for Roy Sealy. It is not because he has to work in order to make money that he continues to build them, but it is simply... Read More

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Sugar Hill residents protest water outages

02 January 2016

A SMALL BUT VOCAL CROWD came out this morning in Sugar Hill, St Joseph, to protest the weeks they have gone without water. As they marched, they conceded water was running from taps again and this, they said, probably accounted for the few who ventured out. And... Read More

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Tree-mendous Christmas fear

26 December 2015

HAYNESVILLE, ST JAMES residents got a scare during the wee hours of Christmas Day. In a terrific crash an old and huge mahogany tree destroyed the handrails of a bridge and blocked the entire pathway of pedestrians. No one was injured during the incident but the... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Businessman rose against the odds

21 December 2015

Even before Toney Olton was born, the story of his life had already been drafted and the preliminary version wasn’t a good read. As the first-born of a teenage mother who left Barbados in search of a “better life” when he was barely four years old, the son of a man... Read More

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Lights aglow at King George

21 December 2015

THE DAZZLING GLOW of lights beckoned hundreds of Barbadians to the annual St Philip Christmas party at King George V Park St Philip on Saturday night. It incorporated a massive tree-lighting ceremony, which featured several trees around the park illuminated with... Read More

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Ecuador students taste Bajan Christmas

21 December 2015

Principal of the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Eudine Barriteau, donned her Santa hat last Friday night as she joined in giving visiting Ecuadorians a taste of a Bajan Christmas. Barriteau hosted the celebration at the campus’... Read More

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Friendship sees mums through tough times

20 December 2015

Katrina Gibbons, Danielle Thompson and Leandra Catlyn are three friends whose tight bond has been formed through motherhood. All three are young mothers, having found themselves pregnant at a time in their lives when the responsibility of taking care of another human... Read More

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Becoming Bajan a ‘wonderful’ journey

20 December 2015

Englishman Julian Armfield came to Barbados for a ten-day trip and never left. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service correspondent, who specialised in horse racing, met his wife just two days before he was scheduled to leave the island he had also... Read More

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Joys of Christmas of yesteryear

20 December 2015

IT MAY SOUND clichéd, but Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Just ask most people you meet. Though they may complain about the hustle and bustle on the streets, in the stores and supermarkets, they most often end up saying they love this time... Read More

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'Willing sponsors' spread cheer

20 December 2015

CORPORATE BARBADOS, give yourself a hand. That was the message sent by businesswoman and philanthropist Julie Dash yesterday as she hosted the Christmas Wishes Bus Ride charity event for seniors. Dash said this year’s charity event, which catered to 34 seniors... Read More

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An oasis on the rise in The City

20 December 2015

A new oasis is being created in the heart of Bridgetown to enrich the UNESCO World heritage site Bridgetown and its Garrison. Work is currently in progress on the redevelopment and restoration of an entire city block bounded by James Street, Synagogue Lane, Coleridge... Read More

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King Street road ‘worse than ever’

13 December 2015

RESIDENTS OF King Street, St Simon’s, St Andrew are fed up with the state of the road. They said work had started in 2009 but had stalled and now the road was worse than ever. Not only does it need paving, as the rough areas are damaging to vehicles, but a part... Read More

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LGBT folks support Bajan transgender in US

13 December 2015

Barbadian transgender Kim Watson is getting support from some members of the local lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Watson, 53, made the news recently after winning her case against deportation from the United States by claiming that if she... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Keeping cars clean a labour of love

07 December 2015

When Rommel Cummins established Kool Karz Valet about five years ago, it came as a surprise to some friends and family. Not so much that the 27-year-old Barbadian aspired to be an entrepreneur, but because it was widely known that he wanted first and foremost to... Read More

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Kevin leading youth by example

06 December 2015

Kevin Hinds’ rise to leadership positions came from his desire to give back to Barbados. This aspiration has served him well and one that he hopes to inspire in others. The 35-year-old husband and manager for business performance product and strategy implementation... Read More

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Love affair for 48 years

06 December 2015

THE WARMTH OF the Barbadian people and the sun have often combined to attract many a tourist, but for Ian and Sue Kirby, the infatuation has turned into a lifelong love story. When all the numbers are crunched, the British couple has visited the island nearly 150... Read More

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