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The family of an elderly man of Black Rock St. Michael is in mourning following the discovery of his body this morning with what appears to be stab wounds.
The annual Barbados Jazz Festival will not be staged this year.
Gilbert Rowe of the organisers GMR International Tours noted that despite a successful 18-year run, the popular festival will not be staged in 2011.
In a letter released to the media he noted that his company has taken the decision to forego the 2011 renewal due to the prevailing environment.
Barbados National Bank Inc. (BNB) has launched its Flex Rewards Program a system that generates points every time your personal BNB Visa Classic, Visa Gold or Visa Platinum card is swiped.
The points can be redeemed at any Visa merchants’ island wide in exchange for various products and services.
The retail price of (LPG) has been increased from Bds. $146.55 per 100lbs cylinder to Bds $148.72; from Bds $39.23 per 25lbs cylinder to Bds $39.82 and the 20lbs cylinder from Bds $31.38 to Bds $31.86.
The increase in these prices took effect from midnight last night November 30th 2010.
This amounts to an increase of $2.17 per 100lbs cylinder, $0.59 per 25lbs cylinder and $0.48 per 20lbs cylinder.
In addition, the retail price of gasoline will move from Bds $2.44 per litre to $2.76 per litre; diesel from Bds $2.24 to Bds $2.39 per litre; and kerosene will be adjusted from Bds $1.45 per litre to Bds $1.51 per litre.
Fellow Barbadians, I am pleased to be able to greet you on this the occasion of our 44th Anniversary of Independence.
Forty-four years ago, the Democratic Labour Party in government decided to take Barbados into independence within the Commonwealth of Nations. Barbados had, by the year 1966, been a colony of Britain for 339 years.
Not everyone in Barbados at that time thought it wise to seek independence. Some there were, who thought that Barbados was too small and too poor to survive as an independent nation; others thought that nationhood would turn out to be too expensive an undertaking and should be avoided; still others thought that with nationhood would come those threats to the functioning of our democratic institutions of which we should steer clear at all costs.
We celebrate today the completion of 44 years of independence and have confounded the prophets of doom, by the great leaps forward which Barbados has been able to make in the economic, social and political spheres.
In the economic sphere, we have been able, quietly and without disruption, to transform Barbados from being an island with a one crop agricultural economy to a nation with a modern and more diversified economy, in which tourism, manufacturing and international business now play a more prominent part.In the social sphere, we have been able to use the instrument of increased and broadened access to education to release the creative energies and potential of our people, in ways that continue to claim the respect and admiration of people across our region and in the wider world.
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