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Missionary freed


PORT-AU-PRINCE,  Haiti – A Haitian court has convicted American missionary Laura  Silsby of arranging  to transport 33 children out of the country following the  January 12 earthquake. But the judge has sentenced her to tim...

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OCG concerned about gov’t deal


KINGSTON – THE Office of the Contractor General (OCG) says it has grave concerns regarding Government’s proposed multi-billion dollar deal to sell its 45 per cent stake in the jointly owned Government/Alcoa JAMALCO alumina ...

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‘Caribbean a special area’


Minister of Agriculture Senator Haynesley Benn, wants the General Assembly of the United Nations to designate the Caribbean Sea as a special area within the context of sustainable development.Benn, speaking at the opening o...

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Teachers urged to take advantage of micro-industry


TEACHERS IN BARBADOS are missing an opportunity to create  a micro-industry by exporting  their expertise.“We call on teachers, tutors, education officers and the public to join the Ministry of Education and the Media Resou...

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IDB funds to push science, technology


BARBADOS and other Caribbean borrowing states of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will now have access  to a wider pool of funds  for the promotion of science and technology.The news came with the announcement yest...

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Barbados getting ready for Chelsea Flower Show


It is that time of the year again for the internationally acclaimed Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show from May 25 to 29.Chelsea is the mecca for all flower, plant lovers, Cacti, and Bonsai lovers; and all ma...

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Fishing for knowledge


FOURTH form students from the integrated science department of  the Garrison Secondary School were taken on an informative fishing expedition by fishermen Chelston Thomas and David Boyce yesterday.The two fishermen, who bot...

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Call persists for Golding to resign as PM


KINGSTON –  The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP)  did not change its stance on Sunday, and neither did  the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). The PNP continued  to call for Prime Minister Bruce Golding to step d...

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Govt looking to HELP with land


GOVERNMENT will seek permission to acquire two parcels of land at Brighton, St George when the House of Assembly meets today at 10 a.m., to pursue its Housing Every Last Person Programme (HELP).Minister of Housing and Lands...

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Mothers, daughters crowned

Mothers, daughters crowned


Last Saturday night  at the 11th annual  Unie Ensemble Mother Daughter Pageant, Adrienne and mum, Natasha Prentice  amassed 553 points to  win the Junior component of the competition  at the Plantation  Garden Theatre. The ...