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Rowley to reinstate MP under investigation

29 June 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Port of Spain South MP Marlene McDonald is set to return to the Cabinet. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is of the view he can no longer justify McDonald’s absence from his Cabinet, sources said yesterday. McDonald was relieved of the housing portfolio... Read More

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Marijuana seized offshore, man assisting police

29 June 2017

A 29-YEAR-OLD Barbadian male is assisting police with their investigations into an offshore seizure of marijuana. His name has not yet been released. However, police say members of the Drug Squad, Police Marine Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard intercepted a locally-registered... Read More

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Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017 passed in St Kitts

29 June 2017

BASSETERRE – After a robust debate in the National Assembly on June 28, the Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017 was passed into law with unanimous support. According to Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Senator the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr,... Read More

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Bolt holds on for final Golden Spike win

29 June 2017

OSTRAVA – Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 metres at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday as he gears up for a final World Championships in London this August. In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the... Read More

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Women ‘scared’ to fight harassment

29 June 2017

WOMEN EMPLOYEES are afraid to speak up against sexual harassment in the workplace, but they need not suffer in silence, a social activist has said. “People should not be afraid to come forward if they have been victims of sexual harassment,” said Joyann Inniss of... Read More

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Millions Untouched

29 June 2017

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FUNDS are being left untouched as Caribbean agencies spend months haggling over minor details or, like the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), are not proactive. The harsh criticism of the lack of drive by regional agencies came from African... Read More

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RUSH IS ON

29 June 2017

TIME IS RUNNING OUT and Barbadians are rushing to buy high-priced consumer items that are expected to cost significantly more in a matter of days. With less than 48 hours to go before implementation of the ten per cent National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL),... Read More

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Forex fee delayed

29 June 2017

THE TWO PER CENT FEE on foreign exchange transactions has been delayed. The imposition on over-the-counter foreign currency transactions will start on July 17 and not July 1, as indicated in the Budget. The Central Bank has given commercial banks and other affected... Read More

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Air Traffic staff happy

29 June 2017

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS operating at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) are now happier after resolving a number of issues that created turbulence between them and management over the years. President of the Barbados Air Traffic Control Association, Rico... Read More

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Gunned down in St Stephen’s

29 June 2017

YET ANOTHER BARBADIAN has died as a result of gun violence. The latest victim, the 12th for the year, is Jerome O’neal Bovell, said to be in his early 40s. He was shot at Goddings Road, St Stephen’s Hill, Black Rock, St Michael, yesterday. Older residents of St... Read More

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Recusal still to be decided

29 June 2017

THE DECISION ON RECUSAL of a judge in a high-profile case is still yet to be decided. This is the latest in the case of Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock vs Frank Gibson, and Frank Gibson vs the Attorney General. Gibson was accused of murdering Francine... Read More

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$250 000 calypso prize ‘not possible’

29 June 2017

UNREALISTIC. That was how chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Cranston Browne, characterised nine-time Pic O De Crop king Anthony Gabby Carter’s suggestion that the prize money of that competition be increased to at least quarter-million... Read More

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QC boys hold on to claim league crown

29 June 2017

THIS TIME QUEEN’S COLLEGE held on. QC still blew another big lead, just not another title, having barely outlasted Graydon Sealy 62-57 in yesterday’s thrilling league final of the Co-operators General Insurance Under-16 basketball competition at the Barbados Community... Read More

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Broomes pulls out of BCA presidency race

29 June 2017

THE presidency of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) is now a three-man race. That’s because retired school principal Jeff Broomes is no longer interested in becoming chief administrator. Broomes told NATIONSPORT that his teaching duties in preparing dozens... Read More

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Give players ‘some time to improve’

29 June 2017

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR of the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Ahmed Mohamed is asking fans to be patient with the national team. “As you know the team is quite young and they need a lot of experience… We have a lot of work in front of us. As I said in the beginning... Read More

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Man must compensate landlord

29 June 2017

A MAN WHO in a fit of anger spray-painted a house he was renting will have to compensate the landlord. Peter Augustus Lewis, 27, of Manchester Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to damaging Anderson Walkes’ house without lawful excuse between... Read More

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No need for shark panic

29 June 2017

THERE IS NO NEED for any unnecessary fear in the wake of the last capture and killing of a shark earlier this week. So says marine biologist Nikola Simpson, who explained that sharks were a common occurrence in the island’s waters, especially off the North and East... Read More

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Venom up against Edwards tonight

29 June 2017

BUSINESSMAN Andrew Bynoe spent almost the entire night squealing when the Inaugural A1 Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Masters Open road tennis tournament continued on Tuesday night at the Rubis Sports Club, Spring Garden. Bynoe was not squealing in delight over the beauty... Read More

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Chania traced

28 June 2017

THE 14-YEAR-OLD girl who was reported missing on Monday is safe. Police say Chania Machaela Simpson of Rock Hall, St Philip, has been traced. The Administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter... Read More

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Nation Update: Shooting death in Black Rock

28 June 2017

A man was shot and killed in Godding Road, St Stephen's Hill, Black Rock, St Michael today. Read More

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Flood warning discontinued

28 June 2017

THE FLOOD WARNING for Barbados has been discontinued. The Barbados Meteorological Service issued a release this evening saying the warning was discontinued at 6 p.m. However, pockets of light to moderate showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will... Read More

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