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Cellphone, cancer link still unproven


GENEVA – A major international study into the link between cellphone use and two types of brain cancer has proved inconclusive, according to a report in a medical journal due to be published later this week.The study of alm...

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Thai gov’t not easing up


BANGKOK – Thailand’s government insisted yesterday that a crackdown on Red Shirt protesters would continue despite their plea for United Nations-mediated talks to end four days  of street clashes  with troops that have kill...

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Tsvangirai blames outsiders


HARARE – Zimbabwe’s prime minister said yesterday outsiders were stirring up trouble in his party at a delicate time in the country’s politics.Morgan Tsvangirai, speaking at a news conference after a two-day party meeting, ...

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Gay bishop consecrated


LONG BEACH – The Episcopal Church has consecrated a woman as its second openly gay bishop, seven years after stirring lingering controversy by ordaining a man to a similar post. The Reverend Canon Mary Glasspool, of Baltimo...

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Pupils get pep talk


STUDENTS of the Alleyne School in St Andrew were given a pep talk by distinguished transplant surgeon Dr Velma Scantlebury-White last Friday .The Barbadian and former student of the school who is now based in the United Sta...

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Helping hand for fire victim


ALMOST one year ago Sandra Straker of Wildey,  St Michael lost everything she owned to fire leaving her and her children with just the clothes on their backs. The fire having started in the early morning originated in the l...

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Protect against ills of the internet


Protecting children from the dark side of the Internet, says Prime Minister David Thompson, remains a priority for Barbados, even though the new information and communication technology (ICT)  age throws up some  good possi...

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Centenarian celebrates with worship


One of Onesta “Viola” Albertina Devonish’s greatest loves has been attending church.Not only did Barbados’ latest centenarian attend service every Sunday at the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church, but she also ventured to nearby churches that held se...

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Full disclosure needed


KINGSTON – As Prime Minister Bruce Golding ponders his next move  in the wake of the deepening Manatt, Phelps and Phillips scandal, two powerful private sector groups are now calling for him  to make full disclosure  to the...

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‘Give us the truth’


KINGSTON – OUTSPOKEN Adventist pastor Lorenzo King Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Bruce Golding tell the nation the “full, . . . truth” about the unfolding Manatt, Phelps & Phillips affair that has engulfed the g...