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University offering assistance to retrenched workers

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The Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), says it is providing assistance to retrenched public sector workers on starting a…

Barbados wants more done to push CSME

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Barbados has called on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to move ahead with efforts at deepening the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) that allows…

Trinidad Central Bank says “preferred” buyer found for CLICO

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT), Dr. Alvin Hilaire says a preferred bidder has been found regarding the financially troubled…

Why is Canada running out of marijuana?

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Cannabis retailers in Canada began to run low on supplies from the very first day of legalisation a month ago. How long are shortages expected…

Critical agriculture

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of the agriculture sector, describing it as "critical" to this region. Ms. Mottley made the comments…

Early childhood education

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The principal of the Maria Holder Nursery School at Sharon, has commended successive governments for their push towards early childhood education. Shelley Boyce says this…

President David Granger diagnosed with cancer

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President David Granger Wednesday began the second phase of treatment at a hospital in Cuba after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease in…

Four charged with murder

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Four young men including three teenagers are appearing in court to answer murder charges in relation to a St. Michael man. 50-year-old Hayden Mayers of…

Tablet gift programme

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Young people in Barbados are being encouraged to exercise caution, when using electronic devices. The advice is coming from Minister of People Empowerment and Elder…

Barbados Guyana co-operation

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Barbados and Guyana have committed to working together in areas beneficial to both countries. The island's Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade Sandra Husbands…

Teens getting high on menstrual pad soup

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Indonesian teenagers are using menstrual pads to get high by boiling the sanitary product and then drinking the water, local officials have warned. Both new…

Prime Minister Mia Mottley on official visit to Suriname

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley is leading a delegation to an official three-day visit to Suriname, according to an official statement issued here. It said that…

SPORTS

Haynes right man for Windies head coach job: Sir Viv

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Legendary former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards believes that Desmond Haynes is the right man to succeed Stuart Law…

BCA Under-19 cricket

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Nicholls Baking Combermere are now the 10-time champions of the BCA Under-19 cricket tournament after defeating the Alleyne School by…

2018 BSSAC cross country

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Christ Church Foundation and Harrison College won the overall girls and boys titles of the 2018 BSSAC cross country series,…

Taylor sparks South Africa collapse as Windies claim sensational victory

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West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor produced her best-ever bowling performance in a T20I to trigger a breathtaking South Africa batting…

Massy United Schools knockout basketball

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology is into the semifinals of the Massy United Schools knockout basketball competition. They…

Archery gold

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Barbados walked away with five medals including one gold, two silver and two bronze to finish third overall in the…

Shoulder injury puts Holder out of Bangladesh Tests

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West Indies have suffered a major setback ahead of the two-Test tour of Bangladesh starting next Wednesday in Chittagong, after…

Windies slip further after India series loss

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Reigning World champions West Indies have taken a hit in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings, following their 3-0 whitewash at…

Serena Williams named GQ Woman of the Year -- but cover sparks controversy

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Tennis great Serena Williams has been named GQ's Woman of the Year -- but the magazine's cover has caused a…

ICC to persevere with fixtures in rain-weary St Lucia

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St Lucia will continue to host matches in the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, organisers the International Cricket Council have confirmed.…

Windies go down in last-ball heartbreak in final T20I

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The West Indies produced their best performance of the Twenty20 International series against India but still went down by six…

Combermere and the Alleyne School in BCA Under-19 final

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Combermere and the Alleyne School are through to the final of the BCA Under-19 competition after winning their semifinal matches…

BUSINESS

Barbados needs niche markets

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A former Central Bank governor believes more research is needed, to identify potential niche markets Barbados can exploit, in the global manufacturing sector. Dr. Marion…

Commission to entice passengers off cruise ships

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Bridgetown is being seen as the island's biggest tourist attraction. This is according to deputy chairman of the National Cruise Development Commission, Dean Straker. He…

TDC want 150% tax rebate

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The Tourism Development Corporation is lobbying for a return of the 150 per cent tax rebate on funds contributed by partners. Chairman, Martin Ince says…

BIPA hoping government will address plight of CLICO policyholders

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The Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance, or BIPA, has welcomed Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley's recent announcement that pensioners 60 years and older, who hold…

Minister wants new APC agreement

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A government minister wants Barbados, and other members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states, to arrive at a new deal with the…

Entrepreneurs solution

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The solution for Barbados as it moves to transform its economy, rests with entrepreneurs. Executive director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries, Graham Clarke…

March deadline for SOEs

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Government will be taking a closer look at the process by which people are appointment to boards. Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn…

ICAB conference

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Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants can count on that group's assistance as the country continues to experience economic challenges. President of the ICAB,…

Barbados outlines projects to reduce island’s imports

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has announced plans to launch two new initiatives designed to reduce the island’s imports in key areas, increase…

Z notes

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The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) says the prefix “Z” on local banknotes is legitimate as it is sought to counter images and messages circulating…

SME challenges

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The new president of the Small Business Association is encouraging Barbadians to take advantage of government's ten million dollar Trust Loan programme. Wayne Willock is…

Don't lose confidence

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Even though the Caribbean has been the slowest region to recover from the economic crisis of the western hemisphere, it should not lose confidence. This…

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