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Young man collapses, dies at bus stop

A 31-year-old man collapsed and died at bus stop on Friday night, police said. Shortly before midnight, police responded to a report of a sudden death at a bus stop on the airport access road in Christ Church. On arrival, the lifeless body of Kadre Rudder of Coles Road, St Philip was found. Police said Kadre was at a nearby ...

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Robbery at RBs Rotisserie

Police are investigating a robbery at RBs Rotisserie at Clapham Court Mall, St Michael, which occurred around 9:40 p.m. Friday night. Two employees were robbed of personal effects, while the business was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money, police said. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Worthing police station at 430-7615. The post ...

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Give and give generously

The season and spirit of giving was alive at Heroes Square, Bridgetown, Friday morning for the launch of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Appeal hosted by Scotiabank. Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic encouraged citizens to participate in philanthropic efforts despite the turbulent times that will ensue. “I am [saying to] all Barbadians, in spite of their ...

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Man, 50, shot in the face in Goodland, St Michael

A 50-year-old man was shot in the face in Goodland, St Michael on Friday night, police said. Shortly before 10 p.m.,  police were called to the area for reports of a shooting. Police said 50-year-old Ian Taylor sustained injuries to his face and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private transportation. Two cars in the area were also ...

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Pathway to programming

Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean now have the first Coding School, The Source Code Developer Academy. Ten Habitat has partnered with a leading coding academy, Code Fellows out of the United States of America. The demand for people with IT skills is rapidly growing every year and studies show that the gap between demand and supply of skilled IT people ...

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Fightback

An inspired spell of fast bowling from all-rounder Deandra Dottin spared West Indies Women blushes, as they defeated Bangladesh by 60 runs in their opening encounter of the 1CC Twenty20 World Cup at Providence, Guyana, tonight. Batting first after being inserted, West Indies Women were restricted to 106 for 8 in their 20 overs in the face of penetrative bowling ...

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“Bajan Broughtupsy” delights in Brooklyn

According to Negus Adeyemi and Empress Poetry, the founders and organizers of the Bajan Broughtupsy – a Barbados pre-Independence cultural concert – the 4th annual affair was an evening of fun and laughter, well attended, and surpassed expectations.    Held last Saturday afternoon at the Black Lady Theater in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the event – a fusion of dance, folklore, ...

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Cannabis – legalize or not? – Barbados Today

Barbados TodayCannabis – legalize or not?Barbados TodayOver the last 30 years, few substances have elicited such stigma and polarizing debate among political, social and medical groups as cannabis has. But could legalizing cannabis be of social, medica...

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Cannabis – legalize or not?

Over the last 30 years, few substances have elicited such stigma and polarizing debate among political, social and medical groups as cannabis has. But could legalizing cannabis be of social, medical and economic benefit to Barbados? I believe it could. The main active components found in the cannabis plant are cannabinoids. These are a diverse group of chemical compounds that ...

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Identity and dignity lost with the CCJ

The referenda, held individually in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, on replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 6, were lost for the same reason that Brexit succeeded in the United Kingdom. The governing political parties in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, like the conservative party of then British ...

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