Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

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Launch Of Vision 2020: We Gatherin’ Next Friday

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Hundreds of Barbadians are expected to converge in Bridgetown next Friday, February 22, for the launch of Vision 2020: We Gatherin’. It will be held…

Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit Barbados

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Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will pay an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part…

Short-Term Action Plan For Cow Itch Problem

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A short-term action plan has been devised and will be implemented starting tomorrow to address the cow itch situation at Blackman and Gollop Primary School.…

President Moise says he will not step down in favour of armed gangs and drug traffickers

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President Jovenel Moise says he will not step down from office and has promised Haitians he has no intention of putting the country in the…

Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

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Democratic and Republican politicians have sharply criticised President Trump's plan to use emergency powers to pay for a border wall with Mexico. The rarely-used move…

Home Affairs Officials & NUPW Hold Talks

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The Ministry of Home Affairs continues to engage in talks with the Immigration Department and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to have the…

Police issue warning after party goers take Grenadian artiste song literally at its word

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Police are warning party goers that they could face criminal charges if they continue to follow, very much the lyrics of Grenadian singer, Hollis “Mr…

Canadian national forfeits US dollars

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A 63-year-old Canadian national was fined BDS$5,000 (One Barbados dollar=US$0.50 cents) after he pleaded guilty to attempting to leave the island with US$15,000 without the…

Trump ex-aide lied to prosecutors, judge rules

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Donald Trump's former election campaign chief Paul Manafort breached his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying to prosecutors, a US judge says.…

Caribbean records second highest on record for visitor arrivals in 2018

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Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean hit a record high last year despite some destinations being severely impacted by hurricanes that swept through the region in…

Men Urged To Step Up & Mentor Youngsters

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to older men in Barbados to play their part in stemming the tide of…

Public-Private Partnership With Airport Expansion

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A paper would be going to Cabinet tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, to gain approval for a worldwide tender for the creation of a public-private partnership…

SPORTS

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,…

Windies aiming to become world's No 1 team, says Holder

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West Indies captain Jason Holder said on Tuesday that his side's main goal is to become the world's number one…

Chase unbeaten hundred softens heavy defeat for Windies

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Roston Chase struck an entertaining fifth Test hundred to take some of the shine off a clinical England performance, as…

New champs in the Patsy Callender zone

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The champion schools have been reversed this year as the 2019 NAPSAC zonal championships got running on Monday at the…

Bravo cleared of injury, Paul suffers torn quad

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Batsman Darren Bravo has been cleared of serious injury but fast bowler Keemo Paul is expected to take no further…

England (277) & 325-4 vs West Indies (154) – 3rd day, 3rd Test

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England, leading West Indies by 123 runs on first innings, reached 325 for four in their second innings at the…

Magnificent Carter stuns Red Force as Pride snatch victory

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Captain Jonathan Carter struck a magnificent career-best hundred as Barbados Pride defied the odds to pull off an exhilarating run…

Wood and Ali wreck Windies, put England in firm command

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England have taken complete control of the third Test against the West Indies at the end of the second day’s…

BUSINESS

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.…

Resort claims it is owed “millions” in overpaid taxes

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The Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says its Beaches Resort Villages and Spa in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has met all its tax…

Recession in Italy fuels global slowdown fears

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A recession in Italy and weak growth across Europe could force the European Central Bank to rule out interest rate hikes this year. Italy slipped…

Government urged to improve on prevailing economic performance

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), Cleviston Haynes, Wednesday told the Mia Mottley government that during this year it must build on…