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Rudy Grant

Independence Day Message: BHTA confident Barbados will weather economic challenges

T BHTA’S MESSAGE FOR BARBADOS’ 52nd ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE THE Chairman, Directors, Members and Staff of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) extend greetings and Happy Independence wishes to all Barbadians as we celebrate our 52nd Anniversary of Independence.   This is a challenging time for Barbados with the country entering an IMF recovery […]

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Sandals Foundation brightens Oistins Bay Gardens

The Sandals Foundation has added a splash of color to the Oistins Bay Gardens ahead of the Christmas season with a donation of more than 90 gallons of Harris paint to the vendors to help beautify their stalls. The Sandals Foundation, through tour partner Island Routes Tour Company, operates the Oistins Express Tour which introduces […]

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Angel on the hill

On any given day when you pass the quaint St Augustine’s Anglican Church sitting on the crest of Market Hill, St George, you may get a glimpse of an angel dressed in white. That’s not a mere exaggeration. It’s how parishioners and residents describe the Priest-in-Charge Reverend Suzanne Ellis. I was compelled to meet this […]

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Strong community spirit in the bay

Barbados’ Platinum Coast is often swarming with tourists from across the globe. However, smack in the middle of it all, locals have managed to create their very own oasis. In the community of Spring Garden, off the popular highway leading to the City, is a quaint spot known as Pile Bay. On Sundays, it can […]

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Nothing stops Newman

Chiryl Newman is pint-sized but she is a giant of a woman. She has stared obstacles in the face, defied the unknown and marched her way to success. “When I look back on my journey, there were a lot of starts and stops,” she says. But you would never guess as the humble, soft-spoken owner […]

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Thanksgiving for Independence

The Black Tie Gala, held this past Thanksgiving Friday night at the upscale Antuns’s Caterers, in Queens Village—and celebrating Barbados’ 52nd Anniversary of Independence—was memorable, well organized, well received, and featured Cultural Ambassador Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire. In raising a toast to the island, Barbados’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Elizabeth Thompson reflected […]

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Just like a Bajan

  While Independence for Barbados usually focuses on things and people “authentically” Barbadian, there is a space for the celebration of naturalized citizens as well. There are many people who have come to our shores and lived here for so long that the feelings of Independence burn within them as if they were born at […]

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Knight/Dame of St Andrew

For extraordinary and outstanding achievement in service of Barbados and to humanity at large. (Number of Awards available: 3) Knight of St. Andrew Mr. Kenneth Rudolph Hewitt CBE, BJH, B.Com., CAFor his outstanding contribution to the development of the International Business Services sector. Mr. Philip Evan Serrao, BCH, QC, JPFor his outstanding contribution to modernizing […]

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Sweet, but not too sweet

As it continues its week of activities marking its 54th birthday, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) provided all staff with a sweet treat when it held its annual cake-cutting ceremony. Director of Medical Services Anthony Harris said, “today, we are thanking God for bringing us safely and successfully through another year, and celebrating the hard […]

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Safer coconut water

Coconut producers and vendors in Guyana and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will soon have to abide by new food safety standards for coconut water after scientists found a high percentage of bacteria though no one has been sickened by coconut water, officials said Wednesday. Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute […]

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WORLD: TS Florence continues to pummel the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Florence trudged inland on Saturday, flooding rivers and towns, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses as it dumped huge amounts of rain on North and South Carolina, where five people have died. Florence diminished from hurricane strength as it came ashore on Friday, but forecasters said the […]

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Normal operations resume at the Bridgetown Port

Workers at the Barbados Port are back on the job after a brief work stoppage this morning. It is still unclear what led to the action, but in a brief statement Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Port Inc (BPI) David Jean-Marie said the employees returned to work around 9 a.m. following consultations with officials […]

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Grand Kadooment 2018 in full swing

  Young and old are enjoying the sights and sounds of Grand Kadooment, the climax of Crop Over 2018. Despite the heat, thousands clad in beautiful costumes decorated with shiny jewels, colourful feathers and other bright accents are jamming down the road to the popular soca songs of the season behind music trucks. Thousands have […]

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Gandalf takes the Derby

Gandalf won the 2018 Massy United Insurance Barbados Derby at the Garrison Savannah yesterday, giving owners Bills Inc. their third win in the last five runnings of the island’s most prestigious classic. Gandalf emulated his half-sibling Poetic Licence who was also owned by Bills Inc. and who won the 2015 running of the Derby also in similar front-running style. […]

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Gandalf is favourite for the Derby

Tomorrow is Barbados’ Massy United Derby Day. It is the biggest occasion in the island’s horse racing calendar for locally-bred three-year-old horses. And the Garrison Savannah is anticipated to be at fever pitch for the race. Connections of pre-race favourite Gandalf who was in with a shot of winning the triple crown were dealt a […]

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Carlos Brathwaite

Round three

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Fit-again all-rounders Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell have returned to the West Indies Twenty20 side while talisman Chris Gayle has been rested, in a 13-man squad named to face Bangladesh in the three-match Twenty20 International series starting tomorrow night in St Kitts. The squad, belatedly announced late today and almost 24 […]

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James opens public school

AKRON. Ohio – LeBron James the basketball player has left Ohio again. But this morning, the footprint of LeBron James, the philanthropist, got even bigger in his home state. James, who this month ended his second stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, has opened a public school for challenged […]

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