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Touched By An Angel actress Della Reese dead at 86
LOS ANGELES – Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the Touched By An Angel television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday. The actress “passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded by love” on Sunday, her husband, Franklin Lett, and her family said in a statement   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Death & Dying |  Obituary | 
Places: Barbados | 
BIM'S BEST: Finalists a 'cut' above the rest
They are a ‘cut’ above the rest! The two finalists in the Cutters category of the Bim’s Best contest were elated to discover just how much their customers appreciate their delicious creations. “I feel really good –humbled!” exclaimed Jamal Hall, the 33 year old proprietor of Bar Cutters on being told that he had been nominated as one of Bim’s Best   Read More ...
Places: Barbados | 
BIM'S BEST: Familiar faces among Macaroni Pie finalists
By now you should certainly remember both the name and the face as there are some familiar finalists in the Best Macaroni Pie category of Bim’s Best. The Egans of Marco Polo Bar and Grill, Rictoria Forde of Sea Ya Beach Bar, Diandra Lowe of DD’s Catering, Angela Goring of Ryanne’s Restaurant and Sandra Wilkinson of Smiles Cook Shop are all multi-category finalists in Bim’s Best   Read More ...
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Trio remanded in Bulkeley Plantation robbery
Jermaine Kenneth King, 30, of #274, 4 Ave, Windward Garden, St Philip; Ramon Jamar Goodridge, 30, of Waverly Cot, St George, and Damien Andre Collymore, 30, Carmichael Tenantry, St George, appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court today. They were arrested and jointly charged in connection with the robbery of the supervisor/manager of the Bulkeley Plantation, 64-year-old Charles Bynoe   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Crimes |  Robberies |  Judicial Officers |  Magistrates | 
Places: Barbados | 
Silver Hill murder-accused remanded
Juneil Shaquel Holder has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds in connection with the murder of Andrew Prescod, who was shot in the head while liming at Silver Hill, Christ Church on October 20. Prescod succumbed to his injuries two days later at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Holder, 22, of Hinds Gap, Halls Road, St Michael, was not required to plead to any of the five indictable charges when he appeared before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the District “B” Court at Oistins, Christ Church this afternoon   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Crimes |  Death & Dying |  Murder Crimes |  Murder charges |  Murders | 
Places: Barbados | 
Beyonce is 2017's highest-paid woman in music with $105 million
LOS ANGELES – Beyonce’s hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to Forbes. She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests   Read More ...
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Places: Barbados | 
CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Dominican students
Treasurer of the CIBC FirstCaribbean Barbados Operating Company Krystle Maynard presents the cheque to two of the representatives of the Dominica Students Association of Cave Hill Kishna Moses and Jyorianne Daniel. (GP) BRIDGETOWN – As many residents of hurricane-ravaged Dominica start to put their lives back together, a number of Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies continue to experience difficulties   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  Dominican Republic | 
Sue Callus: What a treat!
Sue Callus never thought she would have developed a strong love for dogs as she does now. When she was a child she only got to play with them when she visited relatives, but recently she became deeply attached to the furry wet-nosed animals due to an unfortunate event. “Before my mum died in 1996 she had taken on a rescue dog named Percy   Read More ...
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Man charged in relation to Silver Hill murder
Police have arrested and charged 22-year-old Juneil Shaquel Holder of Hinds Gap, Halls Road, St Michael in connection with the murder of Andrew Prescod of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church. The 34-year-old died as a result of a gunshot injury he received to his head while liming with friends in Silver Hill, Christ Church on October 20, 2017. Prescod was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance but succumbed to his injury on October 22   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
Places: Barbados | 
Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail
BERLIN – Efforts to form a three-way coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades, raising the prospect of new elections and casting doubt over her future. The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) withdrew from talks after more than four weeks of fruitless negotiations with Merkel’s conservative bloc and the environmentalist Greens, saying there was not enough common ground   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Barbados |  Germany |  Berlin-Brandenburg | 
Antigua government seeking clarification from Britain on former minister’s arrest
ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will seek clarification from the British government regarding the decision to arrest then tourism and investment minister Asot Michael on his arrival in London last month. “We think it is appropriate that the question be asked and that at all times, the civilities and protocols that need to be exercised between states are recognised by all states large and small,” said Information Minister Melford Nicholas   Read More ...
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Tags: Government | 
German parties at impasse as deadline passes with no deal
BERLIN – Germany’s would-be coalition partners appeared to have reached an impasse over immigration policy as a self-imposed Sunday evening deadline for agreeing the outlines of a government programme passed with no deal. A deadline of 1700 GMT passed with no announcement being made, suggesting Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens had been unable to agree the painful compromises needed to wrap up talks, which appear set to continue   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  Germany |  Berlin-Brandenburg | 
White vows to press on despite nomination mix-up
HAMILTON, Bermuda – Barbadian Wendell White has vowed to press on with his challenge for the Bermuda Cricket Board’s (BCB) presidency at its annual meeting later this month, despite failing to secure a nomination for the top post. The BCB confirmed on Friday that White was told when he submitted his nomination that he had to be nominated by someone other than himself and left on the understanding that he would get the required nomination from Flatts Victoria Recreation Club, a team he formerly coached   Read More ...
Places: Bermuda |  Barbados |  Hamilton |  Flatts | 
‘Poor handling’ of Mara exit
Political scientist Peter Wickham says the impending exit of Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson was handled badly by the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration. “I really don’t think that is an appropriate manner to handle something as serious as representation,” he told the DAILY NATION. Thompson, who has been representing St John since January 2011 when she won a by-election following the death of her husband, Prime Minister David Thompson in 2010, announced last Tuesday, just before entering the House of Assembly for the day’s sitting, that she would not be running for St John   Read More ...
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Father seeking redress remanded
The fallout from an alleged case of bullying has landed the father of the victim in Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds. Police public relations officer, Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, confirmed that Trevor Callender, 43, of Unity Lane, Gall Hill, Christ Church, was charged with assault and trespassing on the premises of Christ Church Foundation School. Callender appeared in the District “A” Traffic Court on Saturday and was remanded for two weeks   Read More ...
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Thief says he’ll change his ways
Jah Rastafari Jones has had a troubled past and needs psychological and drug counselling before he can fully reintegrate into society, his defence attorney has submitted. However, said the prosecution, Jones needed to stop using his past as a crutch and an excuse for committing crime. The two submissions were made before Justice Michelle Weekes when Jones, 21, of no fixed place of abode, reappeared in the No 2 Supreme Court last Friday   Read More ...
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McClean: Look outside for BIMAP partners
With more than four decades of management training under its belt, the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) must tap into new partnership opportunities outside the island. The suggestion has come from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she delivered the featured address at BIMAP’s 39th graduation ceremony on Saturday night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre   Read More ...
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Pride win first game
KINGSTOWN – Barbados finally won their first match of the newly-minted Digicel Professional Cricket League Regional Four-Day Championship, making light work of Windward Islands Volcanoes in thrashing them by 135 runs in their fourth round encounter yesterday. Off-spinner Kenroy Williams was outstanding with four for 36 as the home side, set 310 for victory, collapsed to 174 all out in their second innings – an hour and a quarter before the scheduled close on the final day at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex   Read More ...
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Success, failure of call-in radio
Radio is an important and universal means of facilitating communication and for many, it can be said to be a public service critical to expressing democracy and enhancing national development. In fact, radio is a mass medium that brings a direct, personal touch to people because it uses the spoken word, for the most part, to convey its messaging. Flourishing on conversation, call-in talk shows allow for audience participation, provide a forum for public debate on many local and regional issues, and help to set the public agenda even in terms of venting disgust against the Government   Read More ...
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Bad light, Spartan deny Empire
Arch-rivals ICBL Empire and Massy Stores Spartan played to a thrilling draw as bad light forced a premature end to a pulsating contest on the final day of the penultimate round of matches in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Elite Division yesterday. Set 198 for victory off a minimum 56 overs, Spartan reached 194 for seven before umpires Sylvan Leacock and Dave Thompson decided the light was unfit for play with six of the mandatory overs still remaining   Read More ...
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Light work for new champs
Lodge Road celebrating their capture of the title with BCL president Glyne St Hill (second right) and zone secretary Christopher McCollin (left). (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.) Lodge Road and Transporters North recorded contrasting, one-sided victories to be crowned champions of the 2017 Barbados Cricket League Twenty20 competitions yesterday at the Barbados National Oil Company ground in Woodbourne, St Philip. While Transporters made light of a paltry total set by Melbourne in the first match of the double-header to capture the Everton Weekes Cup final by six wickets, a pulverising, unbeaten century by Martin Nurse led Lodge Road to a virtual slaughter of Greens by 62 runs in the Garfield Sobers Cup final that followed   Read More ...
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Man assisting police with shooting death investigation
Police have made a major breakthrough in their investigations into the shooting death of 34-year-old Andrew Prescod of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church. Prescod received a gunshot injury to the head on Friday, October 20, while liming in Silver Hill, Christ Church. He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance, but later succumbed to his injury, on Sunday, October 22   Read More ...
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Places: Barbados | 
Three charged with robbery
Police have arrested and charged three men in connection with the robbery of Charles Bynoe, 64, supervisor/ manager of the Buckley Plantation. He was attacked and robbed by two men on Thursday, November 9, as he returned to the planation with wages and payroll for employees. During this incident Bynoe received a gunshot injury to his left foot as the assailants fled the scene with a large sum of money   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Crimes |  Robberies | 
Places: Barbados | 
Fifth man charged in connection with Kadooment Day shooting
Police have arrested and charged a fifth man in relation to the Kadooment Day, August, 7 shooting incident which resulted in 23 people receiving gunshot injuries, at Spring Garden, St Michael. He is Shakeem Romario Clarke, 22, of Golden Ridge, St George. He was charged with 23 counts of endangering life and one count of violent disorder. He is expected to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court tomorrow   Read More ...
Places: Barbados | 
Prince Charles tours hurricane ravaged BVI
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles made his first visit to the British Virgin Islands on Saturday for a first hand look at the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Accompanied by British Member of Parliament Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade, the Prince briefly toured Tortola and met local communities to hear about the ways they have been recovering since the BVI was hit by the hurricanes   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  British Virgin Islands |  Tortola | 
Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe’s leader after party fires him
People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television, at a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 19, 2017. (Reuters) HARARE – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party’s next congress in December. Two sources – one a senior member of the government, the other familiar with talks with leaders of the military – had told Reuters Mugabe would use the address to announce his resignation after ZANU-PF earlier sacked him as its leader in a step precipitated by an army takeover four days earlier   Read More ...
Places: Zimbabwe |  Barbados | 
BIM'S BEST: Chicken Finalists give their best
If you give of your best then good will return to you. If you’re not sure, then take a quick glance at our finalists in the Best Chicken category of Bim’s Best. Each of the five finalists has been nominated in multiple categories by satisfied customers who sang their praises for both their delicious food and their warm and friendly service   Read More ...
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Gold awardees back to share
Jamar Odwin and Fabian Norville are two young men on a mission not only to improve their own lives, but also to share their experiences to help others improve theirs. Having seen adventure before, and still high on the satisfaction derived from their recent visit to the Czech Republic, the two Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award holders are ready to take on the task of bringing along other young people   Read More ...
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Fogging schedule November 20 to 24
A team of public health officers travelling through Sargeant Village as part of a renewed fogging programme. (Picture by Nigel Browne.) Officers of the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue fogging exercises in parishes throughout Barbados next week, in an effort to control the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. On Monday, November 20, the team will be in St Lucy spraying Checker Hall, Checker Hall Tenantry, Fustic Village, Sutherland, Shermans, Half Moon Fort, Clinketts Gardens and environs   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
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SOCIAL SCENE: Bajan, Canadian artists on show
Well-known Barbadian artist Virgil Broodhagen (centre) engaging Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley (right) and Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.) Artists, diplomats and lovers of art were recently treated to a rare exhibition showcasing the work of Canadian and Barbadian artists, compliments of the Canadian High Commission. High Commissioner Marie Legault said the fine collection of paintings on display in the Queen’s Park Gallery at the newly-renovated Queen’s Park House, was “about Canadian and Barbadian artists who have created bridges” between the two countries   Read More ...
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Tags: The Arts |  Artists | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  Canada |  Barbados | 
BIM'S BEST: Sweet surprise for finalists
What a sweet surprise! This time the tables were turned on the three finalists in the Sweet Treat category of Bim’s Best. Instead of being the ones delighting someone else with a sweet surprise like one of their special occasion cakes, they were the ones who were on the receiving end of the surprise – learning they had been nominated by satisfied customers as some of Bim’s Best   Read More ...
Places: Barbados | 
Deniece Bourne at her bubbly best
Need to know what wine to pair with fish, beef, chicken, or cheese? Unsure about a Cabernet sauvignon or a pinot noir? Well, ask Deniece Bourne, who knows all about wines. “I couldn’t imagine a life without wine . . . . I really love what I do, and it keeps me motivated to get up and go every morning!” What exactly does Deniece do? She is a wine specialist, moving to more certification in the speciality, and is the face of Palate Selections, a wine distribution company which will celebrate ten years next year   Read More ...
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UK gives assurances to CARIFORUM countries
A British Union flag and an European Union flag are seen flying above offices in London, Britain, March 30, 2016. (Reuters) GEORGETOWN – The United Kingdom is assuring Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries that while it remains a member of the European Union (EU), trade will continue under the terms of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). EPACARIFORUM countries, comprising the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic signed the EPA accord with Europe in 2008   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  United Kingdom |  London | 
BVI National Emergency Operations to be deactivated
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Augustus Jaspert says that the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is being deactivated. He said the NEOC will officially deactivate on Monday adding that the decision was made after consulting with Premier Dr Orlando Smith and Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Sharleen DaBreo. The trio jointly heads the soon-to-be-discontinued emergency centre, which was activated on September 4 in response to the threat of Hurricane Irma   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  British Virgin Islands |  Tortola | 
Volkswagen to invest $27 billion in core brand until 2022
FRANKFURT – Volkswagen will invest 22.8 billion euros ($26.9 billion) in its main car brand over the next five years, it said on Saturday, a day after it announced a spending programme aimed at bolstering its position as a maker of electric cars. Most of that sum, around 14 billion euros, will be spent in Germany, Volkswagen said, adding that one of the key measures included a 1 billion euro injection to transform the carmaker’s Zwickau plant into a pure e-mobility facility   Read More ...
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  VW | 
Places: Barbados | 
Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries
Pope Francis greets a man as he visits a first aid camp set up on the occasion of the World Day of the Poor in front of Saint Peter’s square in Rome, Italy November 16, 2017. (Reuters) VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis condemned on Thursday inequality in healthcare, particularly in rich countries, saying governments had a duty to ensure the common good for all its citizens   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  Holy See | 
Transport Board 34 buses short
The cash-strapped Transport Board is 34 buses short of what it has determined should be the complement servicing commuters in Barbados. But it will have to do with what it currently has. According to management, the board is not in a financial position at the moment to place the order for that new fleet. “The proposal is for 34 buses when a loan arrangement has been finalised,” said Lynda Holder, the Transport Board’s manager for marketing and corporate communications   Read More ...
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Competence – not colour or class – most crucial
John’s Goddard’s letter concerning the Hon. Freundel Stuart and the Hon. Chris Sinckler made for very interesting reading. He wants us to believe that the daily condemnation of the two gentlemen is due to their backgrounds and the colour of their skins. A very preposterous assertion indeed, Mr Goddard. Mr Sinckler has failed abysmally as Minister of Finance. In fact, he set his own benchmark for failure by his own fiscal and monetary policies   Read More ...
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Christ Church West wins 3-2
Tennis ace Darian King found the nets again, but his Christ Church East Central bowed out of the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic after crashing to defeat against Christ Church West in a five-goal thriller on Friday night. Playing in the first game of second round double-header at Eden Lodge, Christ Church West prevailed 3-2 to clinch a place in the quarter-finals   Read More ...
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South to get new sewage plant
Construction of a new South Coast Sewage Plant is the only way to go to eliminate the smelly sewage leaks which have been affecting businesses and residents, as well as motorists and pedestrians, for the past year. Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick has admitted that the current plant is inadequate and can no longer properly service the island’s South Coast   Read More ...
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