Canada to take in 10,000 more refugees

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TORONTO –– Canada will take in an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees, adding to the more than 25,000 already received in the last few months, Minister of Immigration John McCallum said on Thursday in Germany, where an influx of refugees has sparked a backlash. McCallum told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp he was […]

Young ballers needed

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It is time that basketball be introduced at the primary school level in Barbados and across the Caribbean, says Trinidadian-born national player Jonathan Weekes. Speaking with Barbados TODAY at Harrison College during a two week basketball camp being hosted by Zahir Motara, founder of Next Generation Athletics and Basketball Academy, […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Underwater wreck turned into museum

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GEORGE TOWN –– To mark the fifth anniversary of the sinking of the USS Kittiwake, the wreck has been transformed into an underwater museum. The exhibition, prepared by the Kittiwake Committee, includes laminated photos from when the Kittiwake was in service mounted on the wreck. Since the sinking of the […]

Moore’s finest hour

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In the American writer Eleanor H Porter’s classic 1913 classic children’s novel Pollyanna, the title character adopts an exceptionally optimistic outlook on life. She always found something to be glad about in every situation, no matter how bleak. One would have to be Pollyanna to conclude that all is glowing […]

INDIA – Deadly collapse

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NEW DEHLI –– A highway overpass collapsed Thursday in Kolkata, India, crushing vehicles below, killing at least 22 people and leaving dozens more missing, authorities said. Major General Anurag Gupta of India’s National Disaster Management Authority told CNN on Thursday night that authorities still didn’t know how many people were driving […]

Barbados Cup finalists decided

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After an intense and exciting fourth day of the 2016 Barbados Cup, the teams qualifying for the finals in all of the age groups of the Barbados Football Cup have been determined. Kick Start became the first to qualify for the finals of the under-11 with a comprehensive 4-0 defeat […]

NEW YORK/GUYANA – Cancer scam

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NEW YORK –– A New York woman whose battle with leukemia united her community behind her is under investigation after skipping town, police said Saturday. Residents around Ardsley village in Westchester County donated over $60,000 to Shivonie Deokaran and her family after learning in August she had only 18 months […]

‘Goliath’ slain

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MUMBAI – West Indies will face England in this Sunday’s ICC World Twenty20 final after Lendl Simmons condemned hosts India to a seven-wicket defeat at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today. Simmons smashed 82 not out off 51 balls to steer West Indies to their target of 193 with two […]