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  1. Hants or Chants January 25, 2017 at 7:11 PM #

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/khan-speaks-out-tasering-1.3951181

    Toronto police doan mek sport. Good thing we have cell phone video.

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  2. Hants February 1, 2017 at 9:45 AM #

    “The perception of Barbados as all fun and sun in paradise has certainly changed for Canadian visitors Jan and Cyndi Oster, who claimed they had been cheated of $2,500, used as security deposit for their accommodation here.”

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/02/01/scammed/

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  3. Hants February 8, 2017 at 10:15 AM #

    ROSEAU – National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore Wednesday praised the police for their “high degree of tolerance” after they used tear gas to disperse opposition supporters who had taken to the streets on Tuesday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and his Cabinet.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/93329/police-praised-arrests-roseau-protest#sthash.7jKWx8yL.dpuf

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  4. David February 12, 2017 at 7:47 PM #

    R.I.P Al Jarreau

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  5. Hants February 13, 2017 at 8:43 AM #

    @ David,

    Another damaging story about Barbados.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4218096/Attacked-Barbados-police-didn-t-care.html

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  6. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI February 13, 2017 at 10:22 AM #

    @ Hants

    De ole man like many pretend journalists here has been saying this specific thing that the US Embassy openly stated for the longest time about government(s) practice of not reporting crime against whlte people and tourisesses cause dem want to maintain an image of calm and peaceful existence

    (You do know that I still trying to get a job down at the Nation but you dun know that my articles here do not endear the ole man to them. I feel that Carl Moore spoil my chances)

    “…A report by America’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) last year stated that crime was a ‘major concern’ in Caribbean islands such as Barbados.

    “The OSAC report stated: ‘The news media in Barbados is reluctant to report criminal incidents against visitors that could have a negative impact on the tourism industry’, adding that: ‘Many tourists report being harassed by individuals attempting to sell illegal narcotics..”

    Of course Adriel Nitwit the Attorney General will say something like “…There were 31 murders on the 285,000 population island in 2015 and 300 robberies, compared to 28 and 362 respectively in St Lucia, which has around 100,000 less residents…”

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  7. Hants February 16, 2017 at 9:55 AM #

    One of the greatest.

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  8. Hants February 17, 2017 at 9:44 AM #

    @ my fellow CanBajans……. some lawyers in Canada

    http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/

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  9. Hants February 21, 2017 at 12:18 PM #

    STUDENTS ARE CURRENTLY out of the class rooms at Combermere School.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/93815/classes-stop-combermere#sthash.1k25kYUt.dpuf

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  10. Hants February 22, 2017 at 10:05 AM #

    Coming soon…..

    http://www.driverless-future.com/?page_id=384

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  11. Hants February 27, 2017 at 12:51 PM #

    Peter Ram Good Morning

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  12. Hants March 1, 2017 at 9:45 AM #

    Rihanna speech

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  13. Hants March 1, 2017 at 8:14 PM #

    Hilarious

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  14. Hants March 2, 2017 at 3:06 PM #

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  15. Hants March 5, 2017 at 12:16 AM #

    No Chum, Holders festival this year

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/94229/chum-holders-festival

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  16. Hants March 6, 2017 at 12:13 PM #

    Canadian whistle blowing and investigative reporting.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/td-tellers-desperate-to-meet-increasing-sales-goals-1.4006743

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  17. Hants March 6, 2017 at 11:21 PM #

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  18. Simple Simon March 7, 2017 at 2:09 AM #

    I guess that Ben feels that he must believe in the “American Dream”. Did he miss all of his history classes? Didn’t anybody tell him that for tens of millions of black Americans the American Dream has been a 300+ year nightmare?

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  19. Hants March 9, 2017 at 3:06 PM #

    Oil slides below $50 US, loonie retreats under 74 cents

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  20. Hants March 11, 2017 at 2:15 PM #

    Beautiful and talented.

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  21. Hants March 11, 2017 at 2:17 PM #

    Sweet!

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  22. Hants March 11, 2017 at 11:49 PM #

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  23. Hants March 11, 2017 at 11:55 PM #

    Recommended DLP theme song….

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  24. Hants March 12, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

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  25. Hants March 18, 2017 at 10:19 AM #

    CANADIAN BANKS……

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/banks-upselling-go-public-1.4023575

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  26. Hants March 23, 2017 at 8:33 AM #

    Barbados low tax haven is going to take a hit ?

    Ottawa to spend $500M on pursuit of tax cheats, budget reveals
    Money will be used to hire more auditors and develop computer systems to “target high-risk international tax” evasion.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/22/ottawa-to-spend-500m-on-pursuit-of-tax-cheats-budget-reveals.html

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  27. Hants March 27, 2017 at 10:10 AM #

    BAJANS YOU CAN PLAN YOUR VACATIONS.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-legal-marijuana-pot-1.4041902

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  28. David March 30, 2017 at 12:24 AM #

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  29. Hants March 31, 2017 at 8:25 AM #

    ONE MINUTE, Danielle said she was dancing with a man on a popular pleasure boat and the next, she was assaulted by that same man, who questioned her sexuality.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95188/visitor-slapped-about-cruise#sthash.TQlNGtu6.dpuf

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  30. Hants March 31, 2017 at 11:03 AM #

    Too bad they couldn’t outsource these jobs to Barbados.

    “CIBC is eliminating up to 130 jobs in its Toronto finance department and outsourcing the work to India.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-outsourcing-jobs-india-1.4045759

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  31. Hants April 1, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

    U.S. EMBASSY BRIDGETOWN is pleased to announce that the winner of its STEM Video Competition in Barbados is Harrison College.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95228/harrison-college-wins-us-embassy-stem-video-competition-barbados#sthash.p6Qe2O5c.dpuf

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  32. Hants April 2, 2017 at 8:19 AM #

    WARNING.

    The UN’s Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) last Friday sent out a security advisory to all of its personnel in Barbados, warning them to increase their vigilance, and suggesting what action to take should they be confronted with any criminal element.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95264/warns-bajan-staff-crime#sthash.Zb5CgCwV.dpuf

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  33. Hants April 5, 2017 at 8:49 AM #

    Robin Hood flour recall expanded nationwide due to E. coli contamination

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/robin-hood-flour-recall-expanded-1.4055829

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  34. Hants April 10, 2017 at 1:41 PM #

    @ David Bajan talent.

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  35. Hants April 12, 2017 at 5:26 PM #

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  36. Hants April 12, 2017 at 11:06 PM #

    “Speaking during a courtesy call with Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault at his Wildey, St Michael office, Brathwaite maintained that although buggery was still illegal in Barbados, this did not impact two consenting adults.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95622/ag-gay-people-persecuted-barbados#sthash.dysDfx7G.dpuf

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  37. Hants April 13, 2017 at 8:46 AM #

    Legalizing pot: What to watch for in today’s long-awaited bill.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/marijuana-pot-legalization-legislation-1.4067955

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  38. Hants April 13, 2017 at 8:50 AM #

    It could be legal to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana under bill to be tabled Thursday

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/marijuana-legalization-plan-to-be-released-thursday-1.4061517

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  39. Hants April 13, 2017 at 12:59 PM #

    National flour recall widened over further E. coli fears.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/national-flour-recall-robin-hood-e-coli-1.4068840

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  40. NorthernObserver April 13, 2017 at 1:05 PM #

    Time for Bim to get those buggery laws OFF the books.

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  41. NorthernObserver April 13, 2017 at 8:51 PM #

    @Hants or Chants
    cause u might know. They talking about the Todd fella, the politician.
    Years ago, when Patrick & Simon Husbands, the Griffith brothers, Callaghan brothers, Jono Jones etc came to ride in Canada, there was a gentleman who used to be about the racetrack. He always wore a suit and a bowtie. I think his name was Todd. Is this Patrick Todd’s father? Guessing if still alive he would be in his 70’s-80’s.

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  42. Hants April 13, 2017 at 9:02 PM #

    @ NorthernObserver,

    I have never been to Woodbine to watch racing so I can’t help.

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  43. Hants April 17, 2017 at 3:40 PM #

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  44. Hants April 20, 2017 at 12:22 AM #

    FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

    “The BLP found this most enviable financial situation and after their two terms (1976 to 1986), left a national debt of $3.1B”

    “the BLP took over a stable economy and once again, they more than doubled the national debt, taking it from $4.3B to $9B after their 3 terms (1994 to 2008).”

    “After our independence, the BLP have always found a stable economy whenever they took over the Government, and then proceeded to massively overspend and leave Barbados in a significantly worse economic situation than how they found it.”

    fuh real ?…. fuh true

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  45. Hants April 20, 2017 at 10:39 AM #

    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro may be struggling to feed Venezuela but his socialist administration still managed to make a $500,000 donation to Donald Trump’s inauguration, records released Wednesday show.

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  46. lawson April 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM #

    he wanted bernie sanders to win

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  47. David April 23, 2017 at 7:16 AM #

    @Hants

    This commentator makes some good points!

    Warning!!!

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  48. Hants April 29, 2017 at 9:36 PM #

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  49. Hants April 29, 2017 at 11:37 PM #

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  50. David April 30, 2017 at 6:01 PM #

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  51. Hants April 30, 2017 at 6:14 PM #

    The above video is very powerful. A profound lesson in reason and tolerance.

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  52. David April 30, 2017 at 6:18 PM #

    Whoa how is the primary message, selling beer or…?

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  53. Hants April 30, 2017 at 6:31 PM #

    @ David,

    I gave up drinking alcohol a couple years ago because I take Crestor so I focused on the value of the interaction.

    Just so you know my preferred beer was Barbados brewed Banks. l

    Hope you enjoyed Vanessa and Tessanne. Haven’t given up “music ” yet .lol

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  54. David April 30, 2017 at 6:37 PM #

    Always retreat to this page to heal the mind after reading comments from some on the other pages.

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  55. vincent haynes April 30, 2017 at 8:23 PM #

    Been taking crestor with banks for years and was never aware of side effects……what are they?

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  56. Hants April 30, 2017 at 11:38 PM #

    @ Vincent Haynes, you should follow the advice of your medical doctor….. or not. lol

    I drank enough in my younger days so I don’t need to in my old age.

    http://www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com/crestor-and-alcohol.html

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  57. Vincent Haynes May 1, 2017 at 7:37 AM #

    Hants

    Thanks for sharing and I agree that it makes sense.

    The age old connundrum is to quantify “high level of Alcohol” …..in Bim a case of Banks was deemed average consumption back in my misspent youth.

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  58. Hants May 3, 2017 at 6:50 PM #

    Home Capital’s troubles threaten CIBC’s $5 billion bid for PrivateBancorp

    http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/home-capitals-troubles-threaten-cibcs-5-billion-bid-for-privatebancorp

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  59. Hants May 4, 2017 at 8:48 AM #

    Number of highest-earning Canadians paying no income tax is growing

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/zero-income-tax-high-income-canada-1.4087033

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  60. Hants May 8, 2017 at 7:45 AM #

    BUY CANADIAN.

    All French’s ketchup sold in Canada to be made in Canada starting next month.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/french-s-ketchup-canada-1.4087120

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  61. David May 8, 2017 at 7:42 PM #

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  62. Hants May 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM #

    Abusive men
    Pregnant women; unborn children falling victims

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/05/11/abusive-men/

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  63. Hants May 17, 2017 at 11:15 PM #

    Time for JamExit from Caricom

    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/opinion/time-for-jamexit-from-caricom_97465?profile=1096

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  64. Hants May 18, 2017 at 12:10 PM #

    @ David,

    You may find this interesting. A journalist who was not afraid to ask tough questions.

    http://www.dailyxtra.com/canada/news-and-ideas/news/battleground-barbados-lgbt-activists-face-north-american-homophobes-in-the-caribbean-218885

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  65. David May 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

    Thanks Hants, will try to put something together if time allows.

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  66. Hants May 19, 2017 at 11:13 AM #

    Barbados got anything more to sell ?

    GRACEKENNEDY (GK) LIMITED, one of the Caribbean’s largest conglomerates, is looking for new investment opportunities in Barbados.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/96772/grace-keen-barbados#sthash.ktHYJdvS.dpuf

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  67. Hants May 27, 2017 at 8:52 AM #

    BARBADOS FREENESS IN TORONTO

    http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/barbadosonthewater/

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  68. David May 30, 2017 at 10:54 AM #

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  69. Sargeant June 2, 2017 at 12:56 AM #

    After reading this article about Sheena Rose some art lovers may tread a path to Barbados.

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