December 6, 2019

Across the Caribbean, calls for divine intervention ring out

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  By Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News As Caribbean countries battle some of their worst economic and social challenges in years, there are increasing calls for divine intervention. From Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas which between them recorded more than 1,700 murders in 2013; Barbados and […]

Barbados central bank forecasts sluggish economic growth

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From Caribbean360 In an analysis of Barbados’ current economic performance, the CBB said that its forecast is based principally on expectations for the tourism sector and on major investment projects planned by the private sector and the government. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday January 16, 2014, CMC – The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) Tuesday predicted that […]

Trinidad national on US “most wanted” list may be residing in Barbados

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From Caribbean360 Andre Neverson has ties to Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Bahamas, Grenada, St. Vincent and Canada and US authorities are offering a US$25,000 reward for information leading directly to his arrest. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – United States law enforcement authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Trinidadian man wanted in that […]

Sir Alex Ferguson swaps rainy Old Trafford for sunny Caribbean

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From Manchester Evening News While his successor David Moyes was ending the club’s losing streak with a 2-0 win, Fergie was enjoying a week-long holiday with family and friends in Barbados. PHOTO: Sir Alex Ferguson Sir Alex Ferguson Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson missed the Reds’ victory over Swansea at the weekend after swapping […]

Barbados and Canada sign protocol amending double taxation agreement

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From Caribbean360 A government statement said that Barbados values the “mutually beneficial and long standing relationship with Canada and welcomes this development as it will further concretise Barbados’ principles of transparency and substance. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday January 8, 2014, CMC – Barbados says the protocol amending the agreement with Canada for the avoidance of double […]

Barbados government to approve new CLICO plan soon – Sinckler

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From Caribbean360 Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Chris Sinckler said that many of the cabinet papers have been completed and submitted regarding the approval of the formal and final restructuring plan for CLICO. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday January 8, 2014, CMC – The Barbados government says it will shortly approve a new plan for the restructuring […]

Here’s why extreme cold is disastrous for air travel

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By Alex Davies   From Business Insider Extreme cold in the Midwest and Northeast has led airlines to cancel more than 6,000 U.S. flights over the past two days, Commercial planes are no strangers to extreme cold. Above 37,000 feet, the air is far colder than it is on the ground. Low temperatures on their own […]

Barbados students battle bullies’ detrimental impact in poster contest

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Youngsters create artwork for UNICEF co-sponsored competition The attached poster by Lesleyann Downer, 14 of the Springer Memorial Secondary School on Barbados, won first place honors in the “Stop Bullying in Our Schools” poster competition. Primary and secondary school students in Barbados successfully stood up to bullies and discouraged abuse among their peers by participating […]

Rihanna sports blue bikini for Christmas, shows Instagram followers how to “twerk” Caribbean style

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By Star Cooper From Mstarz Looks like summer came to the Barbados for Christmas. Pop star princess, Rihanna sported a blue bikini while sailing the Caribbean seas. The photo of the glowing star was posted on her Instagram, along with some “twerk” session videos from breakfast. This singer wrote: “Only in the Caribbean can this […]

2013 good for Rubis

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Strategy & Business Development Manager, Rubis Caribbean, Stewart Gill, says the rebranding of the retail network late last year has had a very positive effect on business locally. He was speaking to the media recently, where he revealed that within a couple of months, sales started to increase. According to Gill, “Through the end of […]