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    December 11

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T&T rates hurting Jamaica's farmers

30 June 2010

KINGSTON – AGRICULTURE MINISTER Dr Christopher Tufton charged that Jamaican primary producers were being short-changed within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as a result of a subsidised agro-processing sector in oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

Voters kick out teachers' union

30 June 2010

NASSAU – For the first time in the history of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, a vote of no-confidence was moved Tuesday against the entire executive slate, which has been at odds for more than a year. Read More

Dogs' noses out of order, say cops

30 June 2010

GEORGETOWN – Sniffer dogs are being blamed for airport security lapses in Guyana, where police said Monday that their canines are too old or not skilled enough to detect drugs stuffed inside suitcases. Read More

Cop charged with killing teen

30 June 2010

GEORGETOWN – A policeman in Guyana has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a 16-year-old student. Read More

US happy with Dudus handover

30 June 2010

KINGSTON – THE UNITED STATES State Department  commended Jamaica for what it described as the swift and safe handover of alleged drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke last Thursday, Read More

Circumcision deaths alarm SA

30 June 2010

JOHANNESBURG – South African health officials are alarmed by the rise in deaths among men who have had botched traditional circumcisions, after 39 young men died in the last month after undergoing the rite of passage into manhood. Read More

Hurricane Alex heads for Mexico

30 June 2010

MATAMOROS, Mexico – The first Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed ahead toward a collision with the Mexican Gulf coast and south Texas, whipping up high waves that frustrated oil-spill clean-up efforts and delivering tar balls and globs of crude onto already soiled... Read More

Convict can appeal

30 June 2010

LONDON – The first person to be convicted in Britain for the crime of directing terrorism has won the right to appeal after judges agreed to consider his claim that he was tortured. Read More

Russia not worried

30 June 2010

MOSCOW – Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Moscow expects that a spy scandal won’t hurt Russian-United States relations. Read More


New drive to help Haiti

30 June 2010

THE Barbados rescue drive to assist impoverished Haiti is being revived by a non-governmental organisation, United Caribbean Trust. Read More

Miss Barbados World to be chosen

30 June 2010

The Miss Barbados World beauty pageant comes off on July 11 at the Plantation Garden Theatre at 7 p.m. Here are profiles of the six contestants. Read More


NCC show saff appreciation

30 June 2010

THE STAFF of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) had the opportunity today to actually enjoy the atmosphere and inhale the fresh air of one of the parks that they maintain on a daily basis. Read More


Sweet 16 for soca semis

30 June 2010

THE BIG SHOWDOWN is not until July 25 at Bushy Park, but an intense battle of texts will start among fans of the semi-finalists of the Sweet Soca competition from midnight July 6. Read More

QEH warned

30 June 2010

Three unions are demanding that the management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) stop "breaking" age-old employment practices. Read More

Critical reading from Arthur

30 June 2010

AN ANALYSIS last Friday by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur on The Global Economic Crisis: Role Of The International Financial Institutions (IFI) In The Caribbean would make unflattering reading for governments of wealthy donor nations; the IFI, as well as the leaders... Read More


30 June 2010

Barbados is borrowing US$65 million to finance a four-year-old plan to give the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) 11 more boats, possibly three aircraft and a major coastal radar system. Read More


24 interns join QEH staff

30 June 2010

With new and exciting areas of medicine developing rapidly, the 24 new interns who have joined the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) are being urged to consider which they would make careers of. Read More

Rent control 'soon'

30 June 2010

Government is moving to stop landlords from charging exorbitant rents for houses. Read More

G4S: Farmer offered security plan

30 June 2010

G4S Security Services said it provided security plans to farmer Louis Archer but he did not accept them. Read More

Extensions causing delay with conveyances

30 June 2010

PROHIBITIVE extensions to Government units has created a problem in terms of executing transfers of the popular housing terraces. Read More


Dumpers forced to clean up

30 June 2010

TWO MEN who dumped loads of garbage at a secluded spot at Maxwell, Christ Church, were made to remove all of it by the Environmental Health Department. Read More


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