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  • Sandals acquires more property in Barbados

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    13 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    In April, the luxury hotel chain began a US$65 million renovation of the 280-room Christ Church property, which currently provides employment for some 600 ...
  • Pope prays for peace

    NationNews - Barbados
    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square in unannounced, silent prayer for an end to the warfare in the Mideast. Francis called for insistent prayers for peace in the Holy Land during his Sunday window appearance to pilgrims and tourists. He said he didn’t consider “in vain” the June 8 peace prayer gathering he hosted at the Vatican attended by the Israeli and Palestinian presidents. Francis, who made a Mideast pilgrimage in May, urged people to avoid concluding that “violence and hatred win out over dialogue…
  • A camel named Barbados

    Barbados Free Press
    BFP
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
    In case anyone hasn’t noticed, opposition to the new Solid Waste Tax is turning into a national cause – uniting taxpayers across party lines. It may well be the proverbial ‘straw’. The sight of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley cursing the … Continue reading →
  • No News Conference for Barbados’ Economic Performance for 2nd Quarter of 2014? Why on Earth not? Heavens to Betsy!

    The Bajan Reporter
    AirBourne
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    You will recall there was a recent tussle betwixt the Nation Publishing and the Central Bank of Barbados, where it seemed headed for a form of selective censorship when the Nation appeared too eager in relaying some unflattering news on the CBB (Why no, really, unflattering news? I thought all media were PR flunkies gave nothing but descriptions where subjects appeared to sh*t ice cream and sweat Drakkar Noir or Arpege depending on their gender?), the immediate response appeared to be treating Roy and his Fontabelle cohorts as Persona Non Grata (which I may well find myself joining after…
  • Budget Cuts Leave Barbados’ Health System Gasping for Air

    Global Voices » Barbados
    Janine Mendes-Franco
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Who in their right mind believed that a 35 million dollar cut to the health budget 2013 would not have adversely affected healthcare delivery in Barbados? Barbados Underground fears that the primary medical facility in the country, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is on its death bed. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus
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  • Sandals acquires more property in Barbados

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    In April, the luxury hotel chain began a US$65 million renovation of the 280-room Christ Church property, which currently provides employment for some 600 ...
  • Gayle powers Tallawahs to victory against Zouks

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    ST GEORGE'S, Grenada - Superstar Chris Gayle smashed a sensational, unbeaten hundred to propel title-holders Jamaica Tallawahs to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over St Lucia Zouks at the ...
  • Not so “Pantastic” sales

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    by Davandra BabbVendors in Speightstown said today they were grateful for the exposure they were getting as a result of today’s Pan in De?City event but they described sales as not so ...
  • Calypso ’18′ draw for positions

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Billboard ?of The Experience Tent will be first out the blocks next Friday when the semifinals of the Pic o De Crop?calypso competition come off?at the Garfield Sobers Sport Complex in Wildey, St ...
  • Brazil defeated by Netherlands 3-0

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Boos and catcalls rained down on hosts Brazil as they ended their World Cup with a 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands in Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off in Brasilia.First half goals from ...
 
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    NationNews - Barbados

  • Pope prays for peace

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square in unannounced, silent prayer for an end to the warfare in the Mideast. Francis called for insistent prayers for peace in the Holy Land during his Sunday window appearance to pilgrims and tourists. He said he didn’t consider “in vain” the June 8 peace prayer gathering he hosted at the Vatican attended by the Israeli and Palestinian presidents. Francis, who made a Mideast pilgrimage in May, urged people to avoid concluding that “violence and hatred win out over dialogue…
  • World Cup Cash

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countries and thousands for the more than 700 players selected. From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA distributes just over $400 million to the 32 national federations taking part in the tournament. Here is how some of that money breaks down: First Prize The winner between Germany and Argentina in the final will get $35 million in prize money paid to their national federation, which can…
  • Secure to the last whistle

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – More than 25000 soldiers and police, the biggest security detail in Brazil’s history, will be deployed around Rio de Janeiro to control today’s World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium. Jose Mariano Beltrane, security secretary for the state of Rio de Janeiro, said there will be 9 300 Brazilian defence forces and at least 10 000 military police. “This will be the biggest security operation that the city or country has ever seen,” Beltrane said Friday. “We need to ensure that this event goes off like all the…
  • CJ action

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The Barbados Bar Association may take Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson to court. In an unprecedented move, a resolution has been tabled for a special general meeting of the association on Thursday, seeking to empower its president to commence proceedings against Sir Marston for failing to hold meetings of the Judicial Council, of which he is chairman. The council is responsible for the administration of the courts and formulating policy in relation to all matters affecting the performance of the courts. It is also mandated to keep under review matters of jurisdiction and procedure, administer…
  • Milk recall

    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Thousands of cases of milk have been taken off the local market. Main milk producer the Pine Hill Dairy has printed the details on what they say is a voluntary recall in an advertisement on page 23A in today’s SUNDAY SUN. According to the advertisement, the Quality Assurance Team detected premature spoilage in several batches of milk which were on the market. The recall affects five different kinds of milk and 12 separate batches produced between May 5 and June 19 this year, with best before dates ranging from November 2014 to February 2015. Seven different batches of 250 ml full cream…
 
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    The Bajan Reporter

  • No News Conference for Barbados’ Economic Performance for 2nd Quarter of 2014? Why on Earth not? Heavens to Betsy!

    AirBourne
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    You will recall there was a recent tussle betwixt the Nation Publishing and the Central Bank of Barbados, where it seemed headed for a form of selective censorship when the Nation appeared too eager in relaying some unflattering news on the CBB (Why no, really, unflattering news? I thought all media were PR flunkies gave nothing but descriptions where subjects appeared to sh*t ice cream and sweat Drakkar Noir or Arpege depending on their gender?), the immediate response appeared to be treating Roy and his Fontabelle cohorts as Persona Non Grata (which I may well find myself joining after…
  • Barbados Tridents Land Major CPL Sponsor

    AirBourne
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has today announced that Hero Motocorp, the world’s number one two-wheeler automobile company, will be the Presenting Sponsor of the Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks in the second edition of the Biggest Party in Sport.Hero has been a major sponsor of world cricket over the past two decades, and was a Global Partner of the ICC World Cup, staged across the West Indies in 2007. Hero is also known as a major supporter of hockey, golf and football in India.The Barbados Trident CPL franchise by the world’s number one two-wheel automobile…
  • Temporary traffic arrangements, re: Pan in de City

    DevilsAdvocate
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Pan -in-de-City takes place today Saturday 12th July 2014 at the Esplanade, Speightstown, St. Peter.To facilitate this event a number of temporary traffic arrangements will be effect on that date between 7 pm and 11pm.ROAD CLOSUREQueen Street from its junction with Major Walk Road to its junction with Chapel Street shall be closed to all vehicular traffic from 9am to 11pm.TRAFFIC RE-DIRECTIONChurch Street from its junction with the Speightstown By-pass Road to Eddies Supermarket shall be a two way street.NO PARKING{IMAGE VIA – Sunny Barbados} No person shall park or allow a vehicle to…
  • NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGIC PLAN IN THE PIPELINE

    Bajan Reporter
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Government with the assistance of the World Intellectual Property Organization has formulated a national intellectual property strategic plan with the objective of making our economy more competitive globally.This was disclosed by Registrar of the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO), Heather Clarke who said that such competitiveness could only be achieved through creativity, productivity and innovation in the economic, cultural and social sectors.She was speaking this morning at a conference hosted by the Association of Caribbean Copyright Societies at the Barbados…
  • HBO ONCE AGAIN RECEIVES THE MOST PRIMETIME EMMY® NOMINATIONS

    Bajan Reporter
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    HBO received 99 Primetime Emmy® nominations for original content, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row, for the upcoming 66th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.As part of the HBO Latin America programming in the region, the following series were also recognized: “Mad Men” with 8 nominations, “Masters of Sex” with 5 nominations, “House of Lies” with 2 nominations and “Ray Donovan” with 1 nomination, among others. Including these 17 nominations, HBO Latin America has a total of 116…
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    Global Voices » Barbados

  • Budget Cuts Leave Barbados’ Health System Gasping for Air

    Janine Mendes-Franco
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Who in their right mind believed that a 35 million dollar cut to the health budget 2013 would not have adversely affected healthcare delivery in Barbados? Barbados Underground fears that the primary medical facility in the country, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is on its death bed. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus
  • Barbados: No Love in the Cemetery

    Janine Mendes-Franco
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:56 am
    As a mourner discovers exposed skeletal remains and discarded bits of coffins in a local cemetery, Barbados Free Press laments “the latest indignities to buried friends and relatives”. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus
  • Show Me The Money: Caribbean Discrimination Case Awardee Still Not Paid

    Matthew Hunte
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    The Caribbean Court of Justice Logo; photo by Mark Morgan, used under a CC license. The Shanique Myrie case was a landmark event in Caribbean jurisprudence. Last October, the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled that the Barbados immigration was wrong when it strip-searched Ms. Myrie and prevented her from entering the country.  Now, eight months after the ruling, Myrie has still not received the compensation she was awarded in the case – and she is not happy about it. In the Facebook forum Real Change For Jamaica, some commentators were wondering what was the real motivation behind…
  • Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level: The Caribbean on World Environment Day

    Janine Mendes-Franco
    5 Jun 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Scanned film photo of the area surrounding the Toco lighthouse on Trinidad's east coast. Image by Taran Rampersad, used under a CC license. Planet Earth is our shared island, let us join forces to protect it. So said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the launch of the 2014 International Year of Small Islands and Developing States. His message seems particularly relevant to the Caribbean – not just because World Environment Day this year (June 5) focuses on the impact of global warming on small island nations – but also because the host country is Barbados, a…
  • Caribbean: Corruption & the World Cup?

    Janine Mendes-Franco
    3 Jun 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The sooner the international investigation is able to bring closure to the matter…the sooner the Caribbean maybe able to purge this sore from the…landscape. As the 2014 World Cup draws closer, Barbados Underground tackles the issue of alleged corruption within the world governing football body and its ties to the region. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus
 
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  • Barbados is have own Cricket Museum

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum, scheduled to open this November, will include priceless West Indies cricket memorabilia and interactive information kiosks.
  • Fisher Pond Great House receives Winner's Dinners Award of Excellence

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Barbados restaurant, Fisher Pond Great House was recently the recipient of a prestigious award at The Winners' Dinners Awards 2009/10!
  • Take Me To Barbados... for great savings!

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Enjoy FREE nights and special offers on hotels, resorts, activities, attractions and car rentals when you travel to Barbados with the Take Me To Barbados promotion.
  • Three Barbados Hotels Win Fodor's Choice Award

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Congratulations to Coral Reef Club, Peach and Quiet and Sandy Lane for winning the Fodor's Choice Award for 2009.
  • Barbados Heritage: Historic Bridgetown

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Barbados has a rich history and a tradition of maintaining and restoring our historic buildings. Nowhere is this more evident than in the capital city of Bridgetown. Established by the early settlers of the island, Bridgetown has always been a hub of activity much of it centered around the local Parliament and the Careenage where ships from Europe (especially Britain) would bring in supplies and take back with them Barbados molasses, sugar and rum!
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