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  1. Hants August 3, 2016 at 8:30 PM #

    THEY HAVE COME from different parts of the world, but it is One Nation, One Family.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/84128/disapora-conference-underway#sthash.UWLpNK4i.dpuf

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  2. David August 5, 2016 at 6:32 AM #

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  3. David August 13, 2016 at 4:52 PM #

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  4. Hants August 14, 2016 at 10:58 PM #

    Nice one David. Marley’s sons are very good.

    Ri Ri showing her versatility.

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  5. Hants August 19, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    @ David,

    Like father like son. Trudeau has good taste. lol

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cabinet-shuffle-house-learder-1.3728243

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  6. David August 19, 2016 at 4:19 PM #

    Not bad Hants.

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  7. Sargeant August 22, 2016 at 10:24 PM #

    This is an issue that was covered on this blog a few years ago, finally the UN admits what we knew long ago……

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/world/americas/united-nations-haiti-cholera.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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  8. David August 23, 2016 at 1:26 AM #

    Thanks Sargeant, almost six years for the UN to confirm what was generally known in the country and region. What is disappointing is that the UN would play politics at this stage as far as taking responsibility is concerned.

    Haiti, forever a persecuted country according to Zoe.

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  9. David August 29, 2016 at 5:29 AM #

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  10. Hants August 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM #

    Barbados accused again !!!!!!

    Under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and a 2007 Caricom decision, Caricom nationals are entitled to enter Caricom member states, “without harassment or the imposition of impediment, and to stay for up to six months.”

    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Another-sad-story_72270

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  11. David August 30, 2016 at 10:07 AM #

    Barbados and Trinidad continue to attract blame from Jamaicans wanting to enter the country with little means to support themselves. On Tuesday, 30 August 2016, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  12. Donna August 30, 2016 at 10:42 AM #

    I can’t just accept this story as true. Nothing for the baby? They’re can’t be so many people in one place who would stand by and allow that, can there?

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  13. David August 30, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    What the Myrie has revealed is that we must be concerned with the details.

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  14. Hants August 30, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    More shite.

    “Alvin Brown, who came to Canada from Jamaica 32 years ago when he was 8, has been detained at Toronto East Detention Centre since September 2011, after he served a jail sentence for robbery and lost his permanent resident status.

    The government wants to deport him following a robbery conviction but Jamaica won’t issue him travel documents.”

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  15. Donna August 30, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    There can’t be not “they’re”

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  16. Hants August 30, 2016 at 1:34 PM #

    @ David,

    The problem with this “story” is that it spreads across the internet.

    The Government must act swiftly to clarify what really occurred.

    Time to video / record all interactions with people who are detained by immigration.

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  17. David September 4, 2016 at 5:21 PM #

    @Hants

    Tried unsuccessfully to find the Grenada flag so you could commiserate with LH.

    Image may contain: 1 person , outdoor

    L

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  18. Hants September 6, 2016 at 10:46 AM #

    @David,

    I just come here to post and what de heart rate went up nuff. Yuh betta warn PUDRYR. lol

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  19. Hants September 6, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85119/-about-sos-live-bands

    @ David,

    Why can’t the Bands and the DJs combine to produce shows?

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  20. pieceuhderockyeahright September 6, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

    @ Hants

    Too Late, too late.

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  21. David September 6, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    Good question.

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  22. Hants September 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM #

    Anyone know if there is truth to this story?

    http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2016/09/08/guyanese-horror-story-at-barbados-airport/

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  23. Sargeant September 9, 2016 at 9:28 PM #

    Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas er coconuts?

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/09/09/the-caribbean-is-running-out-of-coconuts.html

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  24. Hants September 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM #

    wild wild Bim.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85346/shot-deacons-named

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  25. Sargeant September 11, 2016 at 11:31 PM #

    Prince Buster

    For those who remember Ska

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/08/prince-buster-obituary-ska-musica-jamiaca

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  26. Hants September 17, 2016 at 7:44 PM #

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  27. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI September 17, 2016 at 8:03 PM #

    @ Hants Merci beaucoup Hants pour l’entertainment, c’etait bon pour l’espirit

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  28. David September 18, 2016 at 4:10 PM #

    @Hants

    What is your opinion old boy?

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  29. Hants September 18, 2016 at 4:14 PM #

    @ David,

    and we wonder why the young people don’t respect their elders.

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  30. Hants September 25, 2016 at 9:36 PM #

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  31. Hants September 25, 2016 at 9:58 PM #

    Rihanna is first global ambassador on education

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/87379/rihanna-global-ambassador-education

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  32. David September 29, 2016 at 2:52 PM #

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  33. Hants October 2, 2016 at 7:32 PM #

    Very good investigative journalism.

    http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2015-2016/nevsun-in-eritrea-dealing-with-a-dictator

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  34. Hants October 4, 2016 at 4:16 PM #

    The value of modern technology in showing events as they happened.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/10/04/life-threatening-hurricane-matthew-closes-in-on-haiti.html

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  35. Hants October 5, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    @ Piece,

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  36. Vincent Haynes October 6, 2016 at 7:57 PM #

    Hants

    Ah here???

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  37. Hants October 6, 2016 at 8:13 PM #

    Watch the Fleur East video and see why I does have t o warn Piece uh de rock before posting her videos.

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  38. Hants October 7, 2016 at 6:34 PM #

    Will Trump survive this ?

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-hot-mic-when-you-re-star-you-can-do-n662116

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  39. Hants October 9, 2016 at 10:25 AM #

    Christmas coming. lol

    http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/mount-gay-rum-extra-old-rum/557975#.V_pTBOArLIU

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  40. Hants October 13, 2016 at 8:06 AM #

    Spare a thought for Bermuda. Cat. 4 hurricane hitting them. Hope there is no loss of life.

    “Hurricane conditions are expected to begin on Bermuda
    very soon.”

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at5.shtml?5-daynl#contents

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  41. Hants October 13, 2016 at 8:10 AM #

    “A Category 4 hurricane has sustained winds between 130 and 156 mph (209 and 251 km/h). This is the first time on record for two Category 4 or higher hurricanes in the Atlantic basin during October. Matthew reached Category 5 status earlier this month in the Caribbean.”

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  42. David October 22, 2016 at 5:46 PM #
    Ken Jones shared David Dowrich‘s photo.

    18 hrs ·

    Image may contain: 8 people

    David Dowrichto OLD BAJAN BANDS

    20 hrs ·

    Troubadours….post-England tour….’75..

    Top: David Dowrich

    Left to right: "Alps" Corbin, Raymond Blake, Prince Cave,Ralph Howard, Ken Jones

    Seated: Michael Thompson, Trevor "Baje" Walcott

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  43. Hants November 9, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

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  44. David November 18, 2016 at 12:19 PM #

    Image may contain: one or more people and outdoor

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  45. Hants December 11, 2016 at 2:49 PM #

    A bill with potentially sweeping consequences for the Canada-U.S. border has just been adopted by the American Congress, allowing new projects aimed at speeding up travel through the international boundary.

    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/canada-border-bill-adopted-by-us-congress/ar-AAloFDc?li=AAadgLE&ocid=spartandhp

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  46. Hants December 11, 2016 at 3:07 PM #

    Hope Bajans have ownership in this company which is using the Barbados Flag.

    http://iriespices.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=119

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  47. Hants December 17, 2016 at 3:58 PM #

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  48. Hants December 17, 2016 at 4:12 PM #

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  49. Hants December 19, 2016 at 11:40 PM #

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  50. Hants December 21, 2016 at 6:51 PM #

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  51. Hants December 29, 2016 at 4:06 PM #

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/12/29/bieber-in-town/

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  52. Hants January 3, 2017 at 9:17 AM #

    “Canada’s top-paid 100 CEOs make an average of $9.5 million a year, according to a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

    That works out to 193 times the average Canadian’s wage of $49,510. Put another way, someone who makes $9.5 million will have made the average Canadian’s salary for the year by 11:47 a.m. on January 3.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/3151858/canadas-highest-paid-ceos-make-193-times-the-average-wage/

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  53. David January 3, 2017 at 9:58 AM #

    @Hants

    The explanation given is that the CEO has the weight of the performance of the company therefore his tenure maybe short if performance tanks. The same logic is used for why local MPs become eligible for pension after eight years (two terms).

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  54. David January 3, 2017 at 10:08 AM #

    @Hants

    This is not good news for the Barbados economy. It will continue to pressure our foreign exchange reserves.

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  55. Hants January 3, 2017 at 10:57 AM #

    @ David,

    agreed. The Barbados economy is in trouble. Bajans will have to “cut and contrive”.

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  56. Hants January 8, 2017 at 10:54 AM #

    ” THE PROCESS to have special equipment built for the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to deal with the problems faced by the South Coast Sewage Project is under way.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/92250/sewerage-project-pumps-march#sthash.Xz32AUPn.dpuf

    @ David,

    Why does Barbados need “special equipment built”? Dose Barbados have “special shite” in the sewerage?

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  57. Hants January 8, 2017 at 11:21 AM #

    correction Does Barbados….

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  58. David January 8, 2017 at 11:23 AM #

    @Hants

    One of the engineers are better suited to answer but aren’t these sewage plants built to specifications?

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  59. Hants January 8, 2017 at 11:48 AM #

    @ David,

    I hope one of “the engineers” will explain.

    I thought the solution would be to repair or replace the existing damaged pumps.

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  60. David January 8, 2017 at 11:51 AM #

    @Hants

    It is possibly to do with obsolescence.

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  61. Hants January 8, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

    Hope they buy a “back up” pump and critical spare parts.

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  62. David January 8, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

    @Hants

    If this transaction was done in Canada or one of the developed countries a citizen would just have to visit the relevant government website to peruse the procurement order.

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  63. David January 17, 2017 at 12:49 PM #

    Offcially it is restructure 🙂

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  64. Hants January 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM #

    Oh mi oh MIA! And shortly after being told by Speaker of the House Michael Carrington to take her seat, as her request was deemed irrelevant to the Bill, Mottley left the Chamber, and was followed shortly by some of her Parliamentary representatives.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/17/heated-debate-in-parliament-as-mottley-blasts-government/

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  65. Hants January 17, 2017 at 7:06 PM #

    MIA ent mekkin sport!

    UPSET WITH THE way their leader Mia Mottley was treated as she spoke during today’s sitting of the House of Assembly, the remaining 13 members of parliament for the Opposition Barbados Labour Party came together in solidarity.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/92565/blp-mps-issue-speakers-treatment-mottley#sthash.lCQ4Ry6X.dpuf

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  66. Hants January 21, 2017 at 7:29 PM #

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  67. Hants January 21, 2017 at 7:34 PM #

    RIP Adrian Husbands

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