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  1. DLP Wants To Know Real Reason Behind MarchRead the original story

    Saturday | WINN FM 98.9

    (Barbados Today) The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has come out swinging against Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, accusing her of having alternative motives for wanting to stage a national march of disgust on March 11. In making the announcement ...

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  2. Reduce The VAT, Suggests ArthurRead the original story

    Friday Feb 24 | WINN FM 98.9

    Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has come out in full support of an International Monetary Fund recommendation that this country's rate of Value Added Tax be lowered from 17.5 per cent to 16 per cent. Addressing a meeting of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados here on Tuesday night, the former minister of finance also warned Government against any going the route of increased domestic taxation, saying any further reduction in the disposable income of Barbadians was bound to affect the performance of the VAT.

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  3. Statesmen wantedFeb. 23, 2017, 6:28 PM AstRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | Trinadad Express

    THE current impasse between the governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell, who got a court injunction against his dismissal, and minister of finance Christopher Sinckler, who is seeking to fire the governor, could not have come at a more difficult moment for Barbados. Not only is the country facing an urgent challenge with the rapid, sharp and unsustainable decline in its foreign reserves, but these developments are taking place at the beginning of an election year.

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  4. Barbados a " whata s next?Feb. 23, 2017, 6:28 PM AstRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | Trinadad Express

    Today is payday for Barbados public servants. We hope. According to opposition leader Mia Mottley, "doubt hangs over whether government will be able to come up with the money."

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  5. Nomorerichblondes Leads Home KY Breds in MeydanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Blood Horse

    ... events, the real running didn't begin until the final furlongs. Three furlongs from the finish, the pacesetting Los Barbados began to shorten stride as the stalkers prepared to pounce. Displaying a quick turn of foot, the Saeed bin Suroor-trained ...

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  6. Popstar created scholarship program for Caribbean students and built...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Los Angeles Times

    ... oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados," S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation's director, said in a statement. Bursting onto the scene with 2005's "Pon de ...

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  7. Rihanna named Harvard University Humanitarian of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Daily Mail

    Rihanna is named Harvard University's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for building a breast cancer treatment center in Barbados But Rihanna will be honored for her philanthropic work as she has been named Harvard University's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year. The 29-year-old Barbadian beauty will receive the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a ceremony on the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus next Tuesday.

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  8. Harvard Has Named Rihanna Its Humanitarian of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | New York Magazine

    In what seems to not be one of those insufferable Harvard "jokes," Rihanna, the Barbadian pop star who is both great and good, has been named Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year. From the Harvard Gazette : "Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados," said S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation's director.

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  9. No evidence of Barbadians detained under new US immigration rules, says PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Caribbean News Now!

    By Kathyann Husbands BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- No Barbadians are being detained under the new immigration policy being implemented by the United States. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this assurance following media reports that 19 Barbadian nationals had been held as part of a crackdown by immigration authorities in the US.

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  10. Arthur warns of financial crisis in BarbadosRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Gleaner

    Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur says he is concerned that the island's Central Bank could soon be running out of foreign reserves and that the Caribbean island is headed for a serious financial crisis. Arthur, an economist, who served as prime minister from 1994 to 2008, said the reserves at the bank have fallen from BDS$1.5 billion to BDS$600 million and that the Freundel Stuart government has three months to get its act together to avert a collapse of the economy.

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  11. Childhood obesity a continuing concern, says Barbados ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Caribbean News Now!

    By Joy Springer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The ministry of health continues to warn Barbadian parents that childhood obesity is a major forerunner to the development of non-communicable diseases . Health Minister John Boyce said on Wednesday that not only were obese children at higher risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, but they might also experience social and psychological problems such as discrimination, bullying, low self-esteem and social isolation.

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  12. Barbados Labour Party Statement on Devaluation of the Barbados...Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Bajan Reporter

    ... . . . let us stop the drift and confront that reality ." At that time Ms. Mottley was at pains to stress that the Barbados Labour Party was willing to work with the Government to stave off any devaluation to ensure this critical situation facing ...

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  13. Regulator To Decide If Major Oil Company Can Takeover Barbados Government's Fuel FacilityRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 31 | WINN FM 98.9

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - It's now up to the Fair Trading Commission , to determine whether the leading petroleum in the country can go forward with its controversial plan to take over government's oil facility. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says the utilities regulator has the information about the planned sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited to the Sol Group of Companies and is expected to announce a decision soon.

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  14. Jaguars finding new confidence after CCC win, says ReiferRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 29 | Stabroek News

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC - All-rounder Raymon Reifer says Saturday's victory over Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners in the Regional Super50 was a critical one for Guyana Jaguars, especially after losing their two opening games. Jaguars easily beat Marooners by eight wickets in a day/night affair at Kensington Oval to notch their first win and points of the tournament in Group B. Reifer was at the forefront of the victory, striking a run-a-ball 67 as Jaguars overhauled a paltry target of 130, and afterward underscored the value of the game.

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  15. Windies skipper Holder fully focused on team unityRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | Stabroek News

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC - Test captain Jason Holder says one of his main goals is to transform the Caribbean side into a tightly-knit unit, and believes this is will be the catalyst for any turnaround in the team's fortunes. The Caribbean side has endured a torrid time in Test and One-Day International cricket over the last decade and currently ranked eighth and ninth respectively in either format.

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  16. Barbados hidden treasures: Head inland to discover island's historic gemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | The London Free Press

    ... little-visited interior holds many historic treasures. PETER NEVILLE-HADLEY/HORIZON WRITERS' GROUP BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- While other Caribbean islands changed hands between colonists of assorted nationalities, Barbados, a little by itself off to ...

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  17. Phipps: Embrace service dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Barbados Advocate

    This came from one of Barbados' Jubilee Honourees, Richard Phipps. Last Wednesday, Phipps who is visually impaired, with the aid of his faithful guide dog Bart, stood before Prime Minister, the Rt.

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  18. Life changed in a flashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Trinidad Guardian

    ... in the 3-y-o, A 19000, Conditions Stakes over six furlongs of Kempton polytrack today, and vica versa! BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- Former West Indies batsman, Ryan Hinds, is one of six Barbadians included in a 14-man Combined Campuses and Colleges ...

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  19. Bishops Fete turns 21Read the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | Trinidad Guardian

    ... National Association of Athletic & Administrations (NAAA) met at the offices of the NAAA at the Ato... BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- Former West Indies batsman, Ryan Hinds, is one of six Barbadians included in a 14-man Combined Campuses and Colleges ...

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  20. Barbados opposition wants answers on state of the economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | The Gleaner

    The main opposition Barbados Labour Party says it will not allow the local economy to "drift along" for another 12 months and called on the Freundel Stuart government to provide a true state of the economy to the population. "There is a crisis of public confidence in the state and drift of the national economy and we, the citizens of Barbados, have a right to know what is going on," BLP and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley told a weekend news conference.

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