Helping hand

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Barbados is to make a cash contribution to Dominica’s rebuilding efforts following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who is also the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), revealed in Dominica today that each member country had been asked to give at […]

Golden run – Barbados Today

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Barbados TodayGolden runBarbados TodayBarbados did not fare very well in the pool with Damon St. Prix finishing 10th overall in the 400 meters freestyle heats in a time of 4:22.93, and not advancing to the finals. Mckayla Treasure also did not advance …

Golden run

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APIA, Samoa –– Barbados’ Rivaldo Leacock scored his first major international success when he won gold in the 400 meters hurdles at the Commonwealth Youth Games at the Apia Sports Complex in Samoa last night. The 17-year-old clocked 51.12 seconds in winning the race, bettering the national record of 51.31 […]

How not to run a cricket ground – ESPNcricinfo.com

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ESPNcricinfo.comHow not to run a cricket groundESPNcricinfo.comUndoubtedly, cricketers will be losers as a result: the skills honed by the fast WACA surface helped Western Australia foster a brilliant brand of play and players over many years. Equally,…

Caribbean Hindu Mandirs – Agreeing To Disagree

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 By Annan Boodram  News Americas, BRONX, NY, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2015: It is a trait that seems to have become systemic in the community – the capacity to take disagreements and create irrevocable schisms. Everyone is well aware of the fact that 60 plus Caribbean Hindu mandirs in New York […]

‘Commissions of inquiry –– here to stay’

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Sir Richard Cheltenham has bad news for Barbadians still dissatisfied with this nation’s last commission of inquiry. There are more of such public probes to come. The veteran attorney-at-law stated that public commissions of inquiry would not only continue being a feature of governance in the Barbadian landscape, but were […]

JAMAICA – Senior citizen’s home bulldozed

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KINGSTON –– Heavy-duty tractors moved yesterday to bulldoze the small, wooden two-room house situated on the parcel of land in Innswood, St Catherine, that 66-year-old Edgar Martin called home. He sat looking on in shock as the equipment ripped through board and zinc. His house was to be the fourth, owned […]

Take care

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Chairman of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation Dr Oscar Jordan has called on Government to spend a greater part of its healthcare budget on preventive care and management of non-communicable diseases. Dr Oscar Jordan Dr Jordan stressed that while the island has a great healthcare system, the existing model of waiting […]