Friday, Mar 22, 2019

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What happens after college for students with Down syndrome? Answer: A LOT

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More than 2 million people watched — and wept — as Rion Holcombe, a 20-year-old man with Down syndrome, joyfully opened an acceptance letter from…

Barbados reiterates call for non-interference in Venezuela

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Barbados has reiterated the need for the Caribbean to remain a zone of peace and insisted that only the Venezuelans could decide on the future…

Earthquake shakes some Eastern Caribbean islands

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 rocked the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts Nevis and Guadeloupe early Thursday . The Seismic Research…

Government outlines new tax incentives, and initiatives to turn around economy

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The Barbados government Wednesday outlined a series of new fiscal measures aimed at “staying the course” in turning around an ailing economy. Prime Minister Mia…

Preparations For Hurricane Season Under Way

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New emergency management policy considerations within the context of the national state of readiness are high on the agenda for Barbados. This was one of…

Concern About Aggressive Behaviour At Polyclinic

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is concerned about aggressive and threatening behaviour being exhibited by some members of the public within the public healthcare…

Man dies after stabbing

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A 34 year old man is dead following a stabbing incident earlier today. He is Edward Chase, of Lower Crescent, Christ Church. Police say around…

Women arrested and charged

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Three women have been arrested and formally charged with Assault, and Exposing a Child to Injury. They are 65 year old Magdalene Anetha Agard, of…

Trump to meet select Caricom group

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United States President Donald Trump is to meet with a select group of CARICOM leaders as his administration openly and strongly supports Venezuela's Opposition Leader…

BPSA is hoping to see certain key areas of the economy addressed

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Barbados' leading private sector agency is hoping to see certain key areas of the economy addressed in Wednesday's buget presentation.Head of the Barbados Private Sector…

May requesting Brexit delay

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the European Union (EU) to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier…

New Zealand tragedy funerals begin

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The first funerals are taking place for victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings that left 50 people dead. Volunteers have descended on Christchurch to…

SPORTS

Sammy says Windies successes nothing to do with Cameron, urges change

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Former West Indies captain, Darren Sammy, says the Dave Cameron administration could not take credit for the region’s three World…

Taylor hundred hands Jamaica win, record total puts Barbados on top

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West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor struck her third regional one-day hundred but first in five years to negate Shemaine Campbelle’s,…

Skerritt ticket gets Lloyd, Roberts backing for CWI leadership

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Cricket West Indies presidential candidate Ricky Skerritt and running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow, on Tuesday received major endorsements from legends…

Cameron says regional PMs can initiate CWI restructuring

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Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron said Caribbean prime ministers had the power to restructure the regional governing body if…

CWI Admits Liability, Defends Spending

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) says it never denied liability in the dismissal of former Windies head coach Phil Simmons because…

Matthews grabs seven as Barbados wins, victories for T&T and Jamaica

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Barbados captain Hayley Matthews produced a masterful bowling display in the opening round of the Regional Super50 Championships to help…

Smith frustrated by silence over unpaid monies

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Marquee batsman Dwayne Smith says he finds untenable the deafening silence from Caribbean Premier League officials over outstanding payments to…

Pride beat Hurricanes by an innings and 18 runs – 2nd day

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Barbados Pride defeated Leeward Islands Hurricanes by an innings and 18 runs on the second day of their rescheduled fourth…

Hurricanes (90) vs Pride 154-4 – 1st day

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Barbados Pride, replying to Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ 90 all out, reached 154 for four in their first innings at the…

Hurricanes batting flop hands Jaguars title

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Thirty eight overs was all it took for Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ already slim chances of winning the Regional Four-Day Championship…

Cornwall eyes landmark as Hurricanes make improbable bid

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Leeward Islands Hurricanes will launch their improbable bid to win the Regional Four-Day Championship when they clash with Barbados Pride…

BSSAC finals

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The St. Michael School Cougars has sent an early message all other competitors after day one of competition in the…

BUSINESS

Government and Sandals at loggerheads over Beaches project

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The Barbados government says plans by the Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts International (SRI) to bring its Beaches investment project to the island, could be either “stalled…

Government outlines new plans for debt-ridden LIAT

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley Wednesday said that the core elements of a new, sustainable model for the regional airline, LIAT, are already clear and that…

Grenada still fastest growing economy in Caribbean, reports CDB

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The medium-term outlook for Grenada is positive and for 2019, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting ts economic growth of 4.5 per cent, with…

CDB says economic outlook for the region is “positive”

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The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says despite projections of deceleration in global economic activity, the 2019 economic outlook for its borrowing member countries (BMC)…

Loan Fund Available To Artistes & Promoters

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Artistes, promoters and practitioners in the creative sector have been given the assurance that they can benefit from funding available under the Trust Loan Fund.…

Kooyman breaks ground in Barbados

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley says the 14 million US dollar investment by Dutch company, Kooyman into the island is a sign that confidence in…

Republic Financial Holdings complete takeover of Cayman bank

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Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) Wednesday announced it had acquired the majority interest in the Cayman National Corporation Limited (CNC) at a cost of US$198.4…

Dominica government surprised at its inclusion on EU new blacklist

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The Dominica government Tuesday said it “is extremely disappointed” that it has been included in a new list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions which the European…

Gov’t Monitoring Prices Of Plastic Alternatives

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Government will be monitoring the prices charged for items using alternatives to petro-based plastics when the ban takes effect on April 1. Minister of Maritime…

Barbados records solid tourism performance in 2018

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Chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. (BTMI), William “Billy” Griffith, says Barbados ecorded “solid” tourism performance in 2018, revealing that the country…

April 1 Deadline For Plastics Ban Remains

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The April 1 deadline for the importation, wholesale and retail of petro-based plastics remains in place, and Government will be closely monitoring the prices being…

IMF reaches provisional agreement on multi-million dollar loan for Haiti

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An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation is ending a two week visit to Haiti on Friday after discussing support for measures to ease poverty, encourage…