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  • XXXTentacion: Suspect arrested in rapper murder case Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of US rapper XXXTentacion.The suspect, named as Dedrick D Williams, 22, is facing a charge of first-degree murder.The 20-year-old rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was shot as he left a[…]

  • New Calypso judges There will be several new faces at the judging tables for this year's Calypso competitions.Word of this came from events producer with the National Cultural Foundation, AJA.AJA's comments came during a workshop for competition judges, put on by the NCF[…]

  • Q comes home Q in the Community came home to CBC ThursdayAs our Lisa Lorde reports there was no shortage of fun.{youtube}F-NTqsCN2mA{/youtube}

  • Crop Over launch Sunday The Barbados Crop Over Festival 2018 will continue as planned.Word of this came from the National Cultural Foundation.Following an extensive briefing session with Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King and the new permanent secretary to the Ministry[…]

  • Romeo passes on "A gem gone"It's not only a line from one of his more popular songs, but that's how at least one of his colleagues wants calypsonians Charles "Romeo" Smith to be remembered.Romeo passed away early Wednesday morning from what relatives suspect[…]

Sports

  • Hope is Windies cricketer of the year Shai Hope and Stefanie Talyor are the Windies male and female cricketers of the year respectively for 2017.The announcement was made Wednesday night at the 6th joint awards of Cricket West Indies and the West Indies Players Association, held at[…]

  • Barbados defeat Windwards Barbados remained undefeated after the latest round of the Windies Women's Super 50 Wednesday in Jamaica.Barbados women batted first against the Windward women and posted 230 for 9 off their 50 overs.Kycia Knight topscored with 60, inclusive of 3-fours and[…]

  • Blackbirds blank Rendezvous UWI Blackbirds registered one of the biggest margins of victory for the 2018 BFA premier league, when they blanked Rendezvous 9-nil at the Wildey Astroturf in the latest fixture.Mario Harte led the onslaught with six goals.However, Blackbirds are still behind[…]

  • UWI Blackbirds beat Junior Boys UWI Blackbirds pulled off a marginal victory over Junior Boys in their latest fixture of the 2018 Barbados Hockey Federation division one men's league championship played at the Wildey Astroturf.{youtube}h-KFMIHTvLQ{/youtube}

  • Best silver Top Barbadian squash player Meagan Best collected a silver medal, which was also the first ever for Barbados, in the individuals of the Pan Am Junior Championships Tuesday, in Brazil.Best had qualified for the finals, after defeating Claire Aube of[…]

Health

  • Campaign to combat childhood obesity Prime Minister Mia Mottley wants every Barbadian child to learn to swim.This indication from Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic during the launch of a campaign to combat the incidence of childhood obesity in Barbados.The minister says[…]

  • Agriculture = health Government will be making an attempt to create greater linkages between agriculture, health and wellness.Agriculture Minister, Indar Weir, says this is crucial to reduce non-communicable diseases and also encourage Barbadians to grow what they eat.His comments came during the recently[…]

  • Cancer fighting foods Professionals in the health field are getting the message about the link between what people eat and the high number of cancer cases in Barbados and the Caribbean.But one dietitian is not convinced they are passing on the message to[…]

  • Combat fitness With an increasing emphasis on health, fitness and wellness in Barbados, a facility that has been mostly known for its martial arts training for more than a decade has now re-branded and reopened its doors, offering Barbadians an option of[…]

  • Respiratory Unit at QEH temporarily relocated The Respiratory Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital which specializes in the acute care of patients with all types of respiratory diseases will be temporarily relocated to rooms 24 and 36 of ward A6, located on the third floor of[…]

Unusual

  • Bus drivers wearing SKIRTS A dozen male train drivers in Sweden have circumvented a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work in hot weather.The workers, who operate the Roslagsbanan line north of the capital Stockholm, have been wearing skirts to work for the[…]

  • Ballet dad A burly father-of-three performed some dainty ballet moves while holding his daughter's hand after she suffered stage fright during a performance.Hilarious footage shows Marc Daniels rush to help his youngster at Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda on May 29 during[…]

  • Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax 'to stop gossip' Uganda's parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.It imposes a 200 shilling [BDS$0.10] daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Twitter.President Yoweri Museveni had pushed[…]

  • World's oldest man wants to stop smoking Fredie Blom spent most of his life as a labourer - on a farm and in the construction industry - in apartheid South Africa but he might soon be recognised as the world's oldest man, as the BBC's Mohammed Allie[…]

  • France offers citizenship to Spiderman who saved child Video shows Mamoudou Gassama, 22, risking his life on Sunday as he climbed up the balconies to rescue the four-year-old who is clinging to a railing and glancing at the ground below, while horrified onlookers watched.The video went viral and[…]