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Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014 20:56 UTC

2014-0724-bb-dn-Kids BandsSt Stephen’s Primary principal Colin Cumberbatch (left) and co-organiser of the school’s junior Kadooment band, Shannon Carter (in back), testing out some costume pieces on children yesterday. (Pictures by Nigel Browne.)BRIDGETOWN -- Junior Kadooment bandleaders say they are doing whatever is necessary to absorb costs so as not to pass them on to revellers.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 15:50 UTC

2014-0723-bb-dn-news updateBRIDGETOWN -- Tropical depression No. 2 showed little change in strength overnight and environmental conditions are not conducive for any further strengthening at this time, says the Barbados Meteorological Services.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 15:31 UTC

2014-0723-bb-dn-van persieBRIDGETOWN -- The two suspended employees of The Cliff restaurant will not lose their jobs and it seems they can thank Dutch football star Robin van Persie for it.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 15:19 UTC

2014-0723-bb-dn-Andrew Mallalieu BARL MeetingApologetic president of the BMF, Andrew Mallalieu, addressing the BARL emergency meeting on Monday. (Pictures by Xtra Vision Photography.)BRIDGETOWN -- The head of the governing body of motorsports in Barbados has finally admitted that the $75 000 per day fee which was being charged for the use of the new multimillion-dollar race facility at Bushy Park, St Philip, was unreasonable.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 15:11 UTC

2014-0723-bb-dn-RITA winsRita when she won the crown back in 1988, being congratulated by then Minister of Culture, the late Cyril Walker (left).BRIDGETOWN -- Friday night will be a historic occasion of sorts for Barbados’ lone female calypso monarch Rita.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 15:00 UTC

2014-0723-bb-dn-Jerome Walcott BLP Press ConferenceSenator Jerome Walcott speaking about the BLP’s march planned for tomorrow. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)BRIDGETOWN -- March all you like, but steer clear of Government Headquarters, where the Freundel Stuart Cabinet will be meeting, by at least 200 feet.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 00:38 UTC

2014-0722-bb-dn-Damien Odonahou sir garryChairman of the Caribbean Premier League Damian O’Donahue (centre) listens in as cricket great Sir Garfield Sobers (right) shares some tips on the game with Barbados captain and member of the Barbados Tridents Kirk Edwards. (Picture by Gercine Carter)BRIDGETOWN -- Chairman of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Damian O’Donahue is expecting a big turnout at the four games in Barbados, although the Antigua crowds were disappointing as games were played in the day.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 00:18 UTC

2014-0722-bb-dn-BLP Mass MeetingRommell Marshall publicly expressing his support for Mia Mottley while in Carlisle Car Park.BRIDGETOWN -- What started as a political spat in the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) over the controversial municipal solid waste tax has erupted into a full public brawl as others have entered the fray.

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 00:05 UTC

2014-0722-bb-dn-van persieBRIDGETOWN -- A restaurant employee’s eagerness to take a photograph with Netherlands’ football superstar Robin van Persie ended in a “red card” for him and a colleague.

Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014 23:55 UTC

2014-0722-bb-dn-John KingJohn King. BRIDGETOWN -- Veteran calypsonian John King says the time has come for culture and arts to be treated as more than just a “lotta long talk”.

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