Friday, Feb 22, 2019

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Vision 2020 launches today

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will officially launch Vision 2020: We Gatherin’ in the courtyard of Parliament Friday evening. The 12-month global celebration of Barbadian…

Union evicts Panday

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All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union boss Nirvan Maharaj is unapologetic about having to evict former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday from the union’s Rienzi Complex,…

Police probing school break-ins

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Police are probing reports of two burglaries at the Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School. Lawmen say the burglaries occurred between February 19 and 21st. Police officials…

BERT first report to be made public

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The BERT Monitoring Committee is expected to make its first public report on Government's performance for the final months of 2018. The report is based…

St. Kitts-Nevis Government accepts recommendations on use of marijuana

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The St. Kitts-Nevis government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes after a…

Pilot dies after small engine plane crashes

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The pilot of a single engine aircraft died on Thursday night after the plane crashed and exploded upon landing at an airstrip in Eteringbang, near…

Mollie King 'rekindles romance with Stuart Broad after flying to Barbados

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Mollie King is thought to have rekindled her relationship with cricketer Stuart Broad, seven months after the couple parted ways. The former Saturdays star, 31,…

Agrofest set to go

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Despite some initial concerns, organisers of the biggest agricultural expo, Agrofest have reached the target with respect to animal displays. The show gets underway on…

Police probing stabbing

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Police are probing a stabbing incident in the city on Wednesday which has left one man nursing multiple injuries about the body. Lawmen say sometime…

Two districts in Barbados have been voted among the best charming beach towns

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Two districts in Barbados have been voted among the best charming beach towns in the Caribbean. They are Oistins and Speighstown. Oistins secured position number…

Barbados to benefit from Commonwealth funding

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Barbados is among a group of over 50 nations that stand to benefit from over 500 million pounds in programme funding Britain has allocated to…

St Kitts Opposition leader wins passport case

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Former Prime Minister and opposition leader, Dr. Denzil Douglas on Wednesday scored a major victory in the passport case brought against him by the Attorney…

SPORTS

Skerritt battles Cameron for CWI president

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CRICKET West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron is expected to face his sternest challenge in four years for the region's…

Walcott rescues Pride, Warrican strikes key blows to rattle hosts

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Two key strikes by Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican left Barbados Pride with a share of the honours, on the…

Gayle hundred in vain as England seal historic run chase

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Chris Gayle’s 24th one-day hundred went in vain as West Indies paid dearly for a plethora of missed chances in…

Clinical execution crucial for Windies against dangerous England

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Captain Jason Holder has stressed the “clinical” execution of bowling plans as his inspired West Indies seek to build on…

South African runner's appeal against IAAF rule begins

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Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya's appeal against a regulation restricting testosterone levels in female runners began on Monday - as…

Centuries from Root and Roy steer England to easy win

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Joe Root and Jason Roy both slammed centuries to lead England to a comprehensive 171-run victory over a UWI Vice…

Gayle set for retirement after World Cup

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Prolific West Indies power hitter Chris Gayle is set to retire from One-Day international cricket following the 2019 World Cup.…

England, India tours set to boost CWI after financially ‘horrible’ 2018

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Cricket West Indies is bracing for a huge financial windfall from the ongoing England tour and the upcoming home series…

CWI backs ICC policy, Gabriel will learn from incident

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Cricket West Indies chief executive, Johnny Grave, says CWI is in firm agreement with the International Cricket Council’s get-tough policy…

Women’s 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya 'should be forced to take testosterone-suppressing drugs'

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xAthletics chiefs have denied reports they want women's 800m champion Caster Semenya classified as 'biologically male' - but say she…

Chase moves up batting charts, Roach on verge of top 10

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Roston Chase’s fifth Test hundred has seen him make a significant rise in the latest ICC batting rankings. The 26-year-old…

Gabriel hit with ODI ban over Root incident

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West Indies speedster Shannon Gabriel has been controversially slapped with a four-match One-Day International ban by cricket’s world governing body,…

BUSINESS

Government’s Modernisation Programme Critical To Developing Workers

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Barbados cannot achieve a 21st century service ethos by sticking to rules, regulations and structures – utilizing ‘old wineskins’ that have not changed much since…

Payless to improve Caribbean business

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Days after announcing plans to offload business in the United States and Puerto Rico, Payless Shoe Source is looking to improve its business model in…

Antigua Government raises new concerns regarding the sale of Scotiabank

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The Antigua and Barbuda government has raised new concerns regarding the sale of Scotiabank operations here amid reports that the financial institution may be examining…

Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure laid in parliament

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The 2019-2020 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure have been laid in Parliament. The Estimates were laid by Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn.…

PM holding talks with IDB, IMF in United States

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley is in the United States for talks with officials of multilateral lending institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on her…

IMF prepares to assist region develop international financial sector

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is prepared to intercede with European institutions as Caribbean countries continue to be critical of the international community…

CDB pleased with performance to date of BERT programme

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has described as “very heartening” the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme, even as the region’s premier financial institution…

CDB points to positive economic outlook for member countries

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President of the Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith says the regional lending institution is projecting a positive economic outlook with real…

New corporate tax rates effective since January

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The convergence of Barbados' new corporate tax rates officially became effective last month (January). However, the Central Bank of Barbados says it is not anticipated…

Fortress optimistic about investments

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Fortress Fund Managers is cautiously optimistic about the future of its investments, even as economic uncertainty continues to affect markets both in the Caribbean and…

Entrepreneurship Linked To Economic Development

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If the region is to experience a trajectory of sustainable economic growth, urgent attention must be paid to promoting entrepreneurship as a catalyst for regional…

Trinidad and Tobago projecting increase gas production in 2019

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Trinidad and Tobago is projecting gas production to reach 3.9 million cubic feet per day this year, slightly higher than last year. Prime Minister Dr.…