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BDF weeds out three


by WADE GIBBONSThree soldiers were thrown out of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) for failing  drug tests.Acting Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Atheline Branch told the WEEKEND NATION the BDF’s mandatory drug test...

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Get big projects moving, says Worrell


Barbados needs to get its big infrastructural projects – like the long-in-coming West Coast Sewage system – up and running a lot quicker.That’s the view of Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr Delisle Worrell.Effort...

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Group put me on right path, says youth


A young man gave testimony last weekend on how the Drug Education Counselling Services (DECS) had changed his life.Ricardo Marshall, a former participant in the programme, told the audience yesterday at the Mount of Praise ...

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NCF out $15 000 without Stadium


EXCLUSION of the National Stadium from Grand Kadooment will see the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) losing about $15 000.At a time when the NCF was talking about tight budgets, chairman Ken Knight said the elimination of...

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More girls guilty of wandering


WANDERING REMAINS the top crime committed by girls, followed by violence.Civil court magistrate, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, said it was important to continue to speak to youth, as many of them were unaware wandering and gamblin...

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UWI REVAMP


CAVE Hill Campus is  in for a “complete” overhaul, which could include closure of some systems and departments.Principal Sir Hilary Beckles announced the plan yesterday, saying it was to make the institution more relevant t...

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Get real!


MODERN information technology has led to poor communication between couples,  says a Bridgetown magistrate.It was because, explained Magistrate Christopher Birch, couples now Tweet, Facebook and BBM instead  of holding actu...

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US govt welcomes decision to extradite


KINGSTON – The United States Department of Justice has welcomed the government’s decision to sign the extradition request for West Kingston strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke.“We are pleased with the decision to instruct th...

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Kamla would take pay cut


PORT-OF-SPAIN – United National Congress (UNC) leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced on Tuesday night that she would take a ten per cent cut in her salary if she became this country’s next prime minister.She said every me...

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More prize money for visual artistes


AFTER YEARS of agitating, visual artistes are finally getting increased prize money.It is the only area which has seen an increase this year. The top prize has gone to $7 500, up from $5 000; the smaller prizes have also be...