Monday, May 27, 2019

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NEWS

Increase in obesity a concern

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Over the past 40 to 50 years, Barbados has seen an alarming increase in the prevalence of obesity and non communicable diseases across all segments…

Mickela Panday launches new party

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Come 2020, citizens will have another option to choose when casting their votes in the general election. The “Patriotic Front”, T&T’s newest political party, has…

Solar System At SJPI

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The learning village at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), with its 109 KW solar photovoltaic (PV) system, possesses the potential to earn…

Barbados Participating In Expo 2019 In Beijing

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Barbados is participating in the Beijing International Horticultural Expo 2019, one of the world’s largest horticultural exhibitions, which showcases a huge collection of plants, flowers…

Barbados against public smoking of marijuana

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The Barbados government says it wants to make it clear that the public smoking of marijuana would not be tolerated as part of the moves…

Senior military man facing charges of “communicating with the enemy”

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A senior official of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) goes on trial next week, charged with two counts of communicating with the enemy.The BDF said…

Police probe disappearance of Venezuelan migrant rescued at sea

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The Grenada police Friday said they had launched an investigation into the circumstances that resulted in a Venezuelan national who had been rescued at sea…

CARICOM education ministers meet in Barbados next week

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) education ministers meet in Barbados next week where issues relating to the examinations set by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) will be…

Jamaicans brace for rains as trough system lingers over island

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Jamaica, which is facing a severe drought, is expected to get some relief over the next three days as a trough is expected ti linger…

Call To Support Local Arts & Craft

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Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, would like to see all government offices purchase a piece of locally made craft. He made…

Training Underway For Retrenched Workers

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The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST) and the Household Mitigation Unit are collaborating to ensure that retrenched workers are trained in digitization.…

Civil Aviation Authority To Be Set Up

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Government is working towards creating a Civil Aviation Authority. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said legislation for the creation of the authority was being drafted,…

SPORTS

Fit-again Husbands holds off late challenge to win Woodbine feature

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Veteran Patrick Husbands repelled a late challenge from favourite Skywire to win the feature CAN$125 000 Marine Stakes with 5-2…

Pakistan succumb to defeat ahead of Windies opener

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Pakistan’s preparation for their World Cup opener against West Indies in a week’s time hit a snag on Friday when…

Bravo shocked by Samuels World Cup snub

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Seasoned all-rounder Dwayne Bravo believes West Indies selectors erred by overlooking experienced middle order batsman Marlon Samuels for the upcoming…

Hamilton to start Monaco GP in pole position

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Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton will start in pole position in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix after pipping teammate Valtteri Bottas…

Skerritt set for talks over GCB crisis

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High-level Cricket West Indies officials will hold talks with stakeholders in Guyana over the next few days, aimed at starting…

Windies unfazed by new format, says skipper Holder

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Captain Jason Holder says the new World Cup format means teams will have to work harder to win the competition…

Australia beat West Indies by seven wickets

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Australia defeated West Indies by seven wickets in an unofficial warm-up match at the Rose Bowl here Wednesday. Scores: WEST…

Major blow as injury puts Dottin out of key England series

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Injury has ruled aggressive all-rounder Deandra Dottin out of upcoming tours of Ireland and England starting later this month, dealing…

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth Rome Masters

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Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters and claim his…

Simmons’ resignation paves way for possible return

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The decision by Phil Simmons to step down as head coach of Afghanistan after the ICC World Cup has opened…

Holder named as Tridents’ marquee player

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The Barbados Tridents have named West Indies Test and One Day International captain Jason Holder as their marquee player for…

New ownership takes over Tridents

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The Barbados Tridents will have new owners for the upcoming 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League season. The USA-based CMG Companies…

BUSINESS

CARICOM chairman speaks out on corresponding banking

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The chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris says one the biggest economic and financial challenges facing the 15-member grouping is…

Local entrepreneurs to benefit from summit

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Over a hundred local entrepreneurs are set to reap major benefits from their regional and international counterparts over the next two days. This comes as…

Tourism Training Effort Praised For Potential Benefits

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Government understands tourism will lead Barbados out of its current economic challenges, and as such, supports programmes which train and educate those in the industry.…

Antigua still optimistic about sale of Scotiabank to local investors

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The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains optimistic that an agreement could reached regarding the sale of Scotiabank to a consortium of local stakeholders.…

Barbados’ Economy Passing The Right Road Signs

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Barbados’ economy is passing the right road signs on the journey to success and transformation says Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. She expressed this view…

JMMB group buys into Sagicor

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Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited says it has entered into an agreement with the Jamaica-based broker dealer JMMB Group that will result in the company owning…

EU removes Barbados from tax haven blacklist

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The European Union removed the British overseas territory of Bermuda, the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba and Barbados on Friday from the bloc's blacklist of…

Tardy Employers Hampering Employee Tax Filing

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A significant number of employees are being hampered in their efforts to file accurate 2018 income tax returns, due to their employers’ failure to file…

Jamaican group completes take-over of Trinidad insurance company

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The National Commercial Bank Financial Group (NCBFG) says it has “successfully completed’ the acquisition acquire control of the Trinidad-based company, Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL). NCBFG…

Statement by Pro. Avinash Persaud On White Oak Advisory

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Statement by Professor Avinash Persaud, published in the Financial Times, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. I am disturbed at the level of considered imbalance in your…

Trinidad Government maintains economy has turned around

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The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday reported strong economic indicators for the first half of this year with revenue being estimated at more than TT$706…

Former Central Bank governor makes case for adopting US currency

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A former central bank governor is calling for Caribbean countries to give up their individual currencies and adopt the United States dollar. Dr. DeLeslie Worrell,…