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Banks reluctant to talk security

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Banks reluctant to talk security

- COMMERCIAL BANKS SAY they are taking customer security seriously. However, in the wake of last week’s shooting death of a customer using a Royal Bank of Canada automatic teller machine (ATM), banks are not saying if, when or how they will enhance ATM security. When contacted commercial banks were generally reluctant to discuss security matters. Responding to questions from the SUNDAY SUN, Republic Bank Barbados did not say if there were efforts to increase security measures at its ATMs in a general way or as a result of the death of RBC customer Colleen Payne
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US ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

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US ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

- Baggage and a laptop are scanned using the Transport Security Administration's new Automated Screening Lane technology at Terminal 4 of JFK airport in New York City, US, May 17, 2017. (Reuters) DUBAI - The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration
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Barbados beckons: Tropical island paradise shares special history with Boston

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Barbados beckons: Tropical island paradise shares special history with Boston

- Lore has it that Barbados got its name from the Bearded Fig Tree, spotted in 1536 by Portuguese sea captain Pedro a Campos, who called the island that held them “Os Barbados,” or “The Bearded.” If he’d been prescient as to the future of the Caribbean spot, he’d have named it for its ability to serve as the perfect island paradise
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Archbishop Malcolm Babb passes

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Archbishop Malcolm Babb passes

- THE SONS OF GOD Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Faith is now mourning the loss of its newest Archbishop, Malcolm Babb. He passed away last night at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Babb took over as Archbishop three years ago following the death of patriarch Dr Granville Williams on April 6, 2014. The retired sergeant of the Royal Barbados Police Force was a member of the Apostolic Faith for most of his life
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Beat dry season by storing water!

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Beat dry season by storing water!

- AFTER TWO years of drought, meteorologists are forecasting general rainfall levels to return to normal for 2017. But despite predicting more rainfall this year for Barbados, chief of applied meteorology and climatology at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, Adrian Trotman, is urging Barbadians to take the dry season more seriously. In a recent interview, Trotman said that earlier this year there was some concern about the likelihood of El Niño returning as it was present during the 2015 drought
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Egyptian kills two tourists, wounds four others on beach

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Egyptian kills two tourists, wounds four others on beach

- Security personnel detain the man who stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others during an attack at the Zahabia hotel resort in Hurghada, south of the capital Cairo, Egypt. (Reuters) CAIRO – An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others on Friday at a popular seaside vacation spot on the Red Sea, after apparently searching out foreigners to attack, officials and witnesses said
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Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

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Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

- BRASILIA – Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year's presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, who will remain free on appeal, and a serious blow to his chances of a political comeback. Lula was Brazil's first working-class president and remains a popular figure among voters after he left office six years ago with an 83-per cent approval rating
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Time running out for West Indies Women

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Time running out for West Indies Women

- West Indies Women arrive for a training session during the ICC Women's World Cup at Grace Road on Saturday. (Picture courtesy CWI Media) LEICESTER – Without a win on tour and with confidence quickly draining, West Indies Women face a massive challenge in turning around their ICC Women’s World Cup fortunes when they face South Africa Women in their third game here Sunday
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Flash-flooding expected as tropical wave passes

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Flash-flooding expected as tropical wave passes

- A PASSING TROPICAL WAVE with axis along 60W has been generating cloudy to overcast skies, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across Barbados and the Windward Islands during the last few hours. Reports indicate flash-flooding is occurring in some areas of the island and these conditions are likely to persist for at least another two to four hours
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Former Brazilian Finance Minister sentenced to 12 years for corruption

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Former Brazilian Finance Minister sentenced to 12 years for corruption

- BRASILIA – A Brazilian court yesterday sentenced former finance minister Antonio Palocci to 12 years in prison for corruption and money laundering in the country’s massive corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash. The ruling by Judge Sergio Moro adds pressure on Palocci, who served as finance minister under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and as chief of staff for Lula’s successor Dilma Rousseff, to reach a plea bargain with prosecutors in a bid to have his sentence reduced
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Windows XP danger lurking

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Windows XP danger lurking

- AS A BAJAN and international cyber/information security consultant I urge my fellow countrymen and women to take the global Windows XP cyber weakness seriously and upgrade to a supported platform immediately, whether at home, work, or play. If you are using a Windows XP computer at home or work it is important for you to understand that you are using a computer that is literally a hacker’s/cyber criminal’s favourute target and they are looking for you
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Rudisha leads Kenya team to Worlds

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Rudisha leads Kenya team to Worlds

- NAIROBI – Kenya’s Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha, world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett and former Olympic 3 000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi have made the team for this year’s IAAF World Championships despite skipping trials. Three-time 1 500m world champion Asbel Kiprop and 800m prospect Ferguson Rotich were also included despite performing badly in the trials held over the weekend in Nairobi
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Bank and unions renew partnership

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Bank and unions renew partnership

- CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and its trade union partners across the region have renewed their FirstPartnership Principles Agreement, saying it can serve as a guide for other organizations across the region. The FirstPartnership Agreement, which was first signed in 2005, provides guidelines for addressing a number of issues relating to employees within the bank’s operations across the region. The agreement also outlines a number of “shared principles”, though which the bank and the trade unions commit to implement measureable improvements in the quality of employee relations and business performance
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BRITAIN –– Police considering manslaughter charges in high-rise fire

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BRITAIN –– Police considering manslaughter charges in high-rise fire

- LONDON –– Investigators said on Friday they would consider bringing manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people. The outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, police said. They have already seized material from a number of undisclosed organizations. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack also said experts had now concluded the fire, the mostly deadly blaze in London since World War Two, had started in a fridge freezer
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MET Office issues tropical storm warning

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MET Office issues tropical storm warning

- THE STRONG TROPICAL wave east-southeast of Barbados has been upgraded to Potential Tropical Cyclone #2. The National Hurricane Center now has the option to issue advisories on disturbances that are not yet tropical cyclones, but which pose the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. At 5 p.m., the centre of the system was located near 7
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McDonald’s ends Olympics sponsorship deal early

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McDonald’s ends Olympics sponsorship deal early

- NEW YORK/BERLIN – McDonald’s Corp ended its 41-year-old sponsorship of the Olympic Games three years early, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday, reflecting the US fast-food giant’s focus on its core business as well as rising Olympics sponsorship costs and declining TV ratings. McDonald’s deal would have run through the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and bowing out will likely to save it hundreds of million of dollars if it had continued into the next four-year Olympics cycle and beyond
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Missing Christ Church man found

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Missing Christ Church man found

- Added by Barbados Today on June 17, 2017.Saved under Local News. Christopher Lavano Broomes of #8 Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, has been traced and is safe. The 40-year-old man was reported missing on Tuesday, June 13. The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter and looks forward to their continued cooperation in the future
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  • WHO estimates cost of reaching health targets in the Caribbean by 2030
    WHO estimates cost of reaching health targets in the Caribbean by 2030

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    GENEVA – The United Nations’ World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Health Price Tag has estimated the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order to reach 16 SDG health targets in 67 low- and middle-income countries, including those in the Caribbean, which account for 75 per cent of the world’s population. The analysis, published in the British medical journal – The Lancet Global Health – shows that investments to expand services towards universal health coverage and the other SDG health targets could prevent 97 million premature deaths globally between now and 2030, and add as much as 8
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Sports

  • McDonald’s ends Olympics sponsorship deal early
    McDonald’s ends Olympics sponsorship deal early

    , nationnews.com

    NEW YORK/BERLIN – McDonald’s Corp ended its 41-year-old sponsorship of the Olympic Games three years early, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday, reflecting the US fast-food giant’s focus on its core business as well as rising Olympics sponsorship costs and declining TV ratings. McDonald’s deal would have run through the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and bowing out will likely to save it hundreds of million of dollars if it had continued into the next four-year Olympics cycle and beyond
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Business

  • ‘Fresh look’ for Bank
    ‘Fresh look’ for Bank

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    Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler (left) chatting with acting governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes during yesterday’s service at St Michael’s Cathedral. (Picture by WILLCOMM.) GOVERNMENT IS MOVING to make changes to the governance and supervisory role of the Central Bank. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler yesterday announced the looming adjustments, which come just months after a public falling out between dismissed Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell and Sinckler, a matter which had to be resolved in the court
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Health

  • Retired, but still has passion for nursing
    Retired, but still has passion for nursing

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    She retired from the job as a public health nurse over 25 years ago, but Pat Wickham is still enjoying performing the nurse’s role. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.) SHE HAS BEEN RETIRED from the job as a public health nurse for 25 years, but Pat Wickham’s adrenalin still pumps whenever she returns to the role. To call her the consummate nurse is not merely applying a clichéd description to the 85-year-old
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Family & Parenting

  • 100-year-old mum toast of Newbury Church
    100-year-old mum toast of Newbury Church

    , barbadostoday.bb

    It was a full house at the Newbury Church of the Nazarene yesterday as mothers crowded the St George Pentecostal Church to start off their Mother’s Day celebrations with some spiritual enlightenment. But even as Pastor Wayne Seale celebrated all of them, 99-year-old mother of three Ercilla Sealy, who joined the centenarian club today, was the special guest of honour. During a lively service, the congregation gave thanks for the life of the former seamstress, also known as ‘Mum Ma’, who has dedicated more than half her life to the church
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Society & Culture

  • BRITAIN –– Police considering manslaughter charges in high-rise fire
    BRITAIN –– Police considering manslaughter charges in high-rise fire

    , barbadostoday.bb

    LONDON –– Investigators said on Friday they would consider bringing manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people. The outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, police said. They have already seized material from a number of undisclosed organizations. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack also said experts had now concluded the fire, the mostly deadly blaze in London since World War Two, had started in a fridge freezer
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Archbishop Malcolm Babb passes
    Archbishop Malcolm Babb passes

    , nationnews.com

    THE SONS OF GOD Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Faith is now mourning the loss of its newest Archbishop, Malcolm Babb. He passed away last night at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Babb took over as Archbishop three years ago following the death of patriarch Dr Granville Williams on April 6, 2014. The retired sergeant of the Royal Barbados Police Force was a member of the Apostolic Faith for most of his life
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Street artist Banksy tackles Brexit
    Street artist Banksy tackles Brexit

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    An artwork attributed to street artist Banksy, depicting a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the flag of the European Union, on a wall in the ferry port of Dover, Britain. (Reuters) DOVER – British street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France
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Education

  • Teachers urged to choose words wisely
    Teachers urged to choose words wisely

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    Minister of Education Ronald Jones (right) speaking to principal of Erdiston Teachers Training College, Barbara Parris (centre), and chairman of the board of management, Dr Leah Garner-O’Neale. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.) THE 229 TEACHERS embarking on several courses of study at the Erdiston Teachers Training College have been told to choose their words carefully as they deal with their charges in the classroom
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Farming

  • Bee farmers abuzz in Western Jamaica
    Bee farmers abuzz in Western Jamaica

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    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries J.C. Hutchinson (left), and Managing Director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, examine bottles of honey manufactured by the Hanover Bee Farmers’ Cooperative Society. (JIS) HANOVER – Life should get a lot sweeter for more than 200 bee farmers in the western parishes who now have access to a new $27-million state-of-the-art honey-extraction and bottling facility – the first of its kind in Jamaica
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Travel & Recreation

  • Coleen and Wayne Rooney hit the beach in Mykonos for ANOTHER holiday just days after returning from Barbados
    Coleen and Wayne Rooney hit the beach in Mykonos for ANOTHER holiday just days after returning from Barbados

    , thesun.co.uk

    COLEEN and Wayne Rooney look the essence of chill as they relax on a Mykonos beach in Greece mere days after leaving their home in Barbados. The sportsman and his wife chilled out on loungers among holidaymakers, with 31-year-old Coleen soaking up rays in a tiny white bikini. The Liverpudlian mum-of-three wore reflective sunglasses and had her hair in a ponytail as she chilled out on the beautiful island which is notorious for its high winds and rough seas
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Law & Crime

  • Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption
    Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

    , nationnews.com

    BRASILIA – Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year's presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, who will remain free on appeal, and a serious blow to his chances of a political comeback. Lula was Brazil's first working-class president and remains a popular figure among voters after he left office six years ago with an 83-per cent approval rating
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Media & Information

  • Sandals Barbados live broadcasts reaching over 10 million US listeners
    Sandals Barbados live broadcasts reaching over 10 million US listeners

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    Months before unveiling their new 200-room property, Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals Resorts is spreading the Barbados buzz with a series of live radio broadcasts. Between July 12-14 and July 17-19, 20 USA radio stations will be on location at Sandals Barbados in Christ Church to endorse the island. Destination Barbados is set to receive two interviews on each radio station, for a total of 40 interviews, in addition to social media coverage across participating stations’ platforms
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Life & Style

  • Time running out for West Indies Women
    Time running out for West Indies Women

    , nationnews.com

    West Indies Women arrive for a training session during the ICC Women's World Cup at Grace Road on Saturday. (Picture courtesy CWI Media) LEICESTER – Without a win on tour and with confidence quickly draining, West Indies Women face a massive challenge in turning around their ICC Women’s World Cup fortunes when they face South Africa Women in their third game here Sunday
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Science & Nature