Monday, May 20, 2019

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Designers benefit from course

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Fashion designers from Barbados and other parts of the Caribbean have participated in a course in Trinidad and Tobago which facilitated strengthening ties among the…

Three nabbed in million dollar bust

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Lawmen have thwarted efforts by three men to smuggle illegal drugs into the island via a fishing vessel.Sixteen polyethylene bags which all contained a quantity…

Browne says Barbados willing to sell LIAT shares

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Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Browne has confirmed receipt of a letter from Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressing a willingness to sell…

Deutsche Bank employees reported suspicious activity from Trump and Kushner

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Deutsche Bank's anti-money laundering specialists once recommended that transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a…

UN urges Caribbean to ‘up their game’ to reduce low birth weights

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A new United Nations-backed report is urging Caribbean and other countries to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born…

Montserrat launches construction of multi-million dollar new port

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Montserrat has launched the Little Bay Port Development project, considered to be one of the largest projects in recent times on the British Overseas Territory.…

Grenada to host three day conference on “Grenada Revolution”

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The Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Didacus Jules will participate in a three-day conference examining the historical significance of…

PM denies meeting with billionaire investor

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Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has denied holding discussions with Greek billionaire, Alkiviades “Alki” David or his associates, who left the island last week following…

Government Addressing Issues in Education Sector

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Government will be embarking on three major interventions to address and arrest the problems of poverty, violence and indiscipline in schools and the wider society.…

Labour-Tory Brexit talks end without deal

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Talks between Labour and the government aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse have ended without an agreement. Jeremy Corbyn said the discussions had "gone as…

Expansion of self-employment among threat to labour in the Caribbean

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A new publication by two United Nations’ agencies has warned that expansion of self-employment and greater informality in salaried employment are threatening the labour situation…

Repainting The Water Resource Landscape In Barbados

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The way Barbadians think about water has to change! Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made this assertion at the inaugural launch of…

SPORTS

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…

Hundreds turn out to pay final respects to Nurse

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Hundreds of mourners flocked to Kensington Oval on Friday as legendary West Indies batsman Seymour Nurse played his final innings.…

Olympian St Louis dies

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic table tennis star, Dexter St Louis, has died. The 51-year-old passed away on Thursday in France…

Windies seeking World Cup boost in final against Tigers

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Friday’s Tri-Nations Series final against Bangladesh will provide West Indies with a much-needed gauge of their competitiveness, as they prepare…

Sir Curtly says Bravo’s form worrying ahead of World Cup

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Great former fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, says Darren Bravo’s current poor form is a cause of concern, especially with…

Stephen Curry inspires game-one win

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Stephen Curry inspired the Golden State Warriors to a 116-94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in game one of…

Amazon Warriors adds firepower in shape of Pooran

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Guyana Amazon Warriors have signed West Indies left-hander Nicholas Pooran as their marquee player for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League…

Husbands back to old self with Fury Stakes win

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Barbadian Patrick Husbands put to rest any fears over his fitness when he produced smooth ride aboard 3-1 chance Speedy…

Batting, fielding hurt Windies in five-wicket defeat

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West Indies suffered their second defeat to Bangladesh in the Tri-Nations Series here Monday, going down by five wickets after…

BUSINESS

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,…

BMA still on maintaining standards

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The manufacturing sector remains serious about maintaining the highest standards when it comes to the safety and health at work legislation. President of the Barbados…

Antigua and Barbuda makes formal approach to purchase Barbados shares in LIAT

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The Antigua and Barbuda government has made a formal offer to Barbados to acquire its shares in the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT. A statement issued…

Break up Facebook, says company's co-founder

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One of the co-founders of Facebook called on Thursday for the social media behemoth to be broken up, warning that the company's head, Mark Zuckerberg,…

Hailey Mahy Is New Junior Tourism Minister

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Hailey Mahy of the Ursuline Convent is Barbados’ new Junior Minister of Tourism. The 14-year-old won the prestigious title when she competed against students from…