Category: Local News

The final seven

sweet soca finalists chosen at last weekend’s pork lime
A slow start with a crowd that seemed to be waiting for something, was what greeted a number of performers at the Sweet Soca Semi-finals held last weekend at the Pork Lime at Lime’s Wildey co

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Coming home

US-BASED BAND TO PLAY MAS IN BIM
Miami has come to Barbados this year in the form of Unies International Bajan Gems Kadooment Band, which for the first time is playing mas in the designer’s native homeland.
For the last three years, said producer

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Craft surprises field with golden throw

Barcelona – Shanice Craft, not ranked amongst this year’s World’s Top 10 Shot Put performers, stole the limelight on the opening day of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona when stunning her rivals with her gold medal victory today.
The

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$63m. shortfall

bim records substantial drop in foreign exchange reserves
Barbados has recorded a $63 million decline in its foreign exchange reserves.
In making the announcement in his half-year economic review this afternoon, Governor of the Central Bank of B

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Hard times to continue

Barbadians are being warned to brace for continued economic difficulties for the rest of the year, with the spectre of the country’s “precious” foreign exchange rate coming under threat.
In his review of the local economy for the first half of the y

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Housing not cheap

government’s housing programme too expensive for low income earners
Founder of Barbados’ newest political party, Apostle Lynroy Scantlebury, says that Government’s housing programme needs tweaking.
He said as it is presently, that programme which

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Trini held with drugs

Another Trinidadian woman is facing the law courts in Barbados on cocaine charges.
Anastasia Crystal Medina, 27, was arrested and charged after arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport from her homeland.†Medina has to answer four drug-

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Agent: Bolt fit for London

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be fit and ready to defend his titles at London 2012, says his agent Ricky Simms.
A shadow has been growing over Bolt’s fitness ahead of the Olympics after he lost both the 100m and 200m sprints at the Jamaica

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Board stiff

early upsets as chess tourney gets going
The 2012 Barbados National Chess Championship pushed off to an exciting start at the Bridgetown Chess Centre recently and it remains to be seen, who of the 12 players will be crowned the new chess champion

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Big bang

VETERAN ADONIJAH AND DIJAH TAKE de BIG SHOW JUDGING NIGHT HONOURS
by Wade Gibbons
Adonijah and Dijah led the way as De ADC/Digicel Big Show turned in an impressive showing before the Pic-O-De-Crop and Party Monarch judges at the Plantation Thea

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Artistes call for a real band

by Latoya Burnham
Geh we a live band!
This was the resounding chorus of several participants in the Sweet Soca semi-finals competition last Friday night at Lime’s sports club in Wildey, St. Michael.
Mikey, a strong contender on the night and inevi

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Favourites take title

Kimberley Walrond and Rico Bradshaw claim crowns at mr & miss togehterness pageant
by Tonia Husbands
Mr. & Miss Nicholls Bakery, Kimberley Walrond and Rico Bradshaw, have been crowned Mr. & Miss Togetherness.
And it was a decision that was pop

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HELL NO!

imf’s idea to devalue currency won’t work for bim, says central bank governor
by Emmanuel Joseph
Barbados has rejected “notions” by the International Monetary Fund and rating agencies that it should devalue its currency as a strategy for growth

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Dig deeper

jones: bajans may have to pay more for acces to education services
Barbadians may have to pay more to benefit from education.
This was indicated this morning by Minister of Education Ronald Jones, as he led the resumption of debate on a resolut

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Hunt on for wanted man

Police in Barbados are on the hunt for a wanted man, who they have described as armed and dangerous.
He is Evanson Decourcey Armstrong, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lords Hill, in St. Michael.†Police say they want to question Armstrong in connectio

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Q.C. strike early

Queen’s College took charge of their Lime Under-15 two-day 35-over match against St George Secondary, restricting the visitors to 103 for nine in 31 overs and closing the day at 129 for two in reply at their Husbands, St James grounds.†
St. George

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Move Broomes!

former secretary suggests shifting principal
Transfer him to “another Government department”, pay him more money if necessary, but Principal of the Alexandra School Jeff Broomes has got to be separated.
That recommendation came today from one of

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