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Jamaica sees increase in tourist arrivals from Russia

13 September 2019

KINGSTON – The Ministry of Tourism is reporting an increase in arrivals from Russia. According to Senior Advisor and Strategist, Delano Seiveright, said that just under 3 000 Russian tourists visited the island between January and the end of June compared to roughly... Read More

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RiRi honours Mia at Diamond affair

13 September 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Barbadian superstar Rihanna has focused attention on the importance of humanitarian pursuits and social justice endeavours. Read More

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PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis

13 September 2019

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his decision was unlawful and opponents called for lawmakers to be recalled to discuss Brexit. Read More

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Butcher safe in The Bahamas

13 September 2019

It was a sigh of relief for the large Mason family of Bayfield, St Philip yesterday after finally hearing from their beloved Dr Wismore Butcher that he and his wife survived the ravages of Hurricane Dorian and are safe in The Bahamas. Read More

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Project delays worry monitoring committee

13 September 2019

BERT is staying ahead of the curve. The special monitoring committee of the Barbados Economic and Recovery Transformation (BERT) programme is still concerned about the delay of a number of projects that were intended to boost the economy. Read More

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Character certs hindering jobs

13 September 2019

Closure of the Police Certificate of Character Office is causing headaches for several Barbadians, in some cases hindering them from finding work. Read More

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Tridents rattle Patriots

13 September 2019

BASSETERRE – Barbados Tridents crippled St Kitts and Nevis Patriots with spin, bringing them back down to earth with a 18-run defeat, to claim their first win of the Caribbean Premier League on Wednesday night Read More

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Boxing ‘lacks punch’

13 September 2019

One of this country’s most decorated amateur fighters, Junior Greenidge, says boxing is down and almost out and the Barbados Boxing Association (BBA) has run out of ideas. Read More

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Duo charged with murder

12 September 2019

Police have charged two men with the murder of 22-year-old Rahim Ward. They are Kevin Andrew Haynes, 24, of Jordan Road, Belleplaine, St Andrew and Nathan Anthony Gaskin, 20, of Walkers, St Andrew. Read More

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Grand jury indicts man accused of killing 22 people at Texas Walmart

12 September 2019

A Texas grand jury on Thursday indicted the man accused of killing 22 people and wounding 26 others in a shooting last month at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, who had told authorities he was targeting Mexicans, a local prosecutor said. Read More

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Teachers lose lawsuit concerning school based assessments

12 September 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – A High Court judge has dismissed a motion by the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) that sought to prevent teachers from marking school-based assessments (SBA) as set by the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). Read More

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Bajan held with gun at JFK

12 September 2019

NEW YORK – A 40-year-old Barbadian national travelling through JFK Airport allegedly tried to conceal an illegal handgun in a rubber cocoon covered with tar, authorities said Tuesday. Read More

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Many rebuilding from scratch

12 September 2019

The battered islands in The Bahamas are fighting earnestly to get back to normalcy, but the road to recovery will not be an easy one. Some residents estimate it will take years before Grand Bahama and The Abaco Islands can regain full function in the aftermath of Hurricane... Read More

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Trinidad police and government issue warning on ‘Zesser’ pills

12 September 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government and police Wednesday said they were concerned at the proliferation of a new drug labelled “the Zesser Pill” that has been blamed for causing severe adverse physical and mental behavioural reactions in users. Read More

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McIlroy tops Koepka for PGA Tour Player of the Year honours

12 September 2019

ATLANTA – Rory McIlroy may not have added to his collection of major titles during the 2018-19 campaign, but the Northern Irishman did enough to be named the PGA Tour Player of the Year on Wednesday for a third time. Read More

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Customs fix coming

11 September 2019

Those teething problems at the Customs and Excise Department should soon be a thing of the past. Read More

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Water promise

11 September 2019

Hold tight! Relief is on the way. This is the message Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams is sending to residents in the North constantly plagued with water outages and low pressure. Read More

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Expert sees full house ahead

11 September 2019

Barbados’ hotels are set for a record year in occupancy, according to a top executive with an international research and data company. Read More

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King: Stadium repairs stalled

11 September 2019

Complete renovation of the National Stadium is still some time away, says Minister of Sport John King. Read More

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Spartans square series

11 September 2019

St Philip team Spartans are poised to create local basketball history. After squaring the best-of-three Division 1 finals by defeating the University of the West Indies Blackbirds 70-63 in Game 2 at the Wildey Gymnasium on Tuesday night, they are now just one more... Read More

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Police station evacuated over package with unknown substance

11 September 2019

A package containing an unknown substance forced the evacuation of the Hastings Police Station earlier today. Around 2:43 p.m., a woman brought a package to the Christ Church station to report that it had been sent to her. Read More

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