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Take heed!

A regional church leader today called on Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean to take heed of the very serious warnings issued to them, in the form of hurricane devastation. Head of the Christian Union Churches of the Caribbean Global, Bishop Joseph Atherley issued the stern word of caution, even as he acknowledged that  his own church family had ...

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Take heed!

A regional church leader today called on Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean to take heed of the very serious warnings issued to them, in the form of hurricane devastation. Head of the Christian Union Churches of the Caribbean Global, Bishop Joseph Atherley issued the stern word of caution, even as he acknowledged that  his own church family had ...

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Of chance, gossip, a big lie and leadership

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – General Colin Powell Leadership has played a pivotal role in every post-Independence general election in Barbados. And this country has been blessed with excellent leaders who, despite whatever human flaws they might have had or have, were ...

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Of chance, gossip, a big lie and leadership

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – General Colin Powell Leadership has played a pivotal role in every post-Independence general election in Barbados. And this country has been blessed with excellent leaders who, despite whatever human flaws they might have had or have, were ...

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SPAIN – Clash over Catalan vote heats up

MADRID – Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona’s streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote that included the arrests of a dozen regional officials Wednesday and the seizure of 10 million ballot papers. The arrests – the first involving Catalan officials since the campaign to hold an independence ...

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SPAIN – Clash over Catalan vote heats up

MADRID – Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona’s streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote that included the arrests of a dozen regional officials Wednesday and the seizure of 10 million ballot papers. The arrests – the first involving Catalan officials since the campaign to hold an independence ...

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MEXICO CITY – Frantic search . . . Mexican authorities continue to hold out hope

MEXICO CITY – The Mexico City government says 52 people have been rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings in the capital following Tuesday’s powerful earthquake. The city’s Social Development Department tweeted the number Wednesday afternoon and added: “We won’t stop.” The quake has killed at least 225 people in several states, and rescue efforts are continuing furiously, including at ...

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MEXICO CITY – Frantic search . . . Mexican authorities continue to hold out hope

MEXICO CITY – The Mexico City government says 52 people have been rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings in the capital following Tuesday’s powerful earthquake. The city’s Social Development Department tweeted the number Wednesday afternoon and added: “We won’t stop.” The quake has killed at least 225 people in several states, and rescue efforts are continuing furiously, including at ...

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PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rico without power

SAN JUAN – Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said none of the customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had any electricity. The US National Hurricane Center said “catastrophic” flooding was sweeping parts of the island. ...

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PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rico without power

SAN JUAN – Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said none of the customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had any electricity. The US National Hurricane Center said “catastrophic” flooding was sweeping parts of the island. ...

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