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By David Jessop According to the Central Bank of Barbados, the island’s tourism output slowed in 2018 to an estimated 0.6 per cent despite there being a 2.8 per cent increase in visitor arrivals last year. The reasons given were that visitors were spending less; some were not staying as long, and cruise ship calls […]

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By Adrian Loveridge While this may not be universally accepted, I firmly believe that our banks can be far more proactive in contributing to our overall national economic recovery. We understand they are under severe pressure regarding the government ‘haircutting’ of bonds, debentures and other borrowings, but no-one can be under any illusion that they […]

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By Jean H Charles Every year around this time (January 1st) Haiti celebrates its independence day; I usually profit of this milestone to review the state of the state of the country. The year 2019 brings the double memorial of the 50th anniversary of the death of Jean Price Mars (1969) and the centenary anniversary […]

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(FOX NEWS) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of select products from another dog food brand, adding to a seemingly growing list of canine foods that have been pulled off the market due to potentially high levels of vitamin D. Hill’s Pet Nutrition has voluntarily recalled some of its ...

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By Stephen A Cooper Over 60 years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote that “[t]he basic concept underlying the Eighth Amendment is nothing less than the dignity of man. While the State has the power to punish, the Amendment stands to assure that this power be exercised within the limits of civilized standards.” […]

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(CNC3) — A woman has been shot and killed in Sealots this morning, in a crime police are investigating is linked to last night’s shooting incident that left two people dead. Tracy Rogers’ murder comes hours after a drive-by shooting in the same area claimed the life of one man and left seven others nursing ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is calling on members of poli­tical party Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP) to apologise to television host Hema Ramkissoon after the appearance of social media posts attacking the character and integrity of Ramkissoon following an interview with its members. The organisation, in a news release, ­stated after ...

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Members of the public will soon be able to report unlawful activities and make general inquiries when the City Police Department launches its three-digit toll-free emergency phone line this month. His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis says the new service will permit City Police Officers to speedily respond to any incidents taking place within the […]

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