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  • 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[…]

  • Iizza Vibe launch One young entertainer is encouraging Barbadians to see the creative industry as serious business.This from entertainer Irwin Kas Katee Redman, who was speaking at the launch of his brand new Crop Over 2018 song, "Iizza Vibe" at the Blackwoods Screw[…]

  • Soca seminar House of Soca Calypso tent has taken its preparation for Crop Over 2018 into high gear.Coming off of having two finalists and seven semi-finalists in last year's Pic-o-De-Crop competition, the tent teamed up with one of its sponsors - the[…]

Sports

  • TV 8 FIFA WORLD CUP SCHEDULE Due to copyright restrictions there will be no live stream of FIFA football.World Cup is available via TV 8 broadcast ONLY not on the CBC website. DAYDATECBC SCHEDULEMATCH #MATCHThurs14/610:20 - 11:00 AMOPENING CEREMONY11:00 - 1:00 PM1Russia v. Saudi ArabiaFri15/68:00 - 10:00[…]

  • Bayley's lead Bayleys’ remained unbeaten in the Keith Griffith Zone of the BICO Primary Schools' Football competition when they played at the King George V memorial park Tuesday.Bayleys’ moved to 8 wins in a row when they defeated St Catherine while in[…]

  • World Cup 2026: US-Mexico-Canada bid chosen as host It has been a year of increased political tension between the United States, Mexico and Canada -- but in eight years' time the three countries will unite to host one of the world's biggest sporting spectacles.At a FIFA association member[…]

  • Barbados defeat Leewards Barbados women were in winner’s row Tuesday after defeating the Leeward Islands in the T20 Blaze Windies Women Championship at Sabina Park in Jamaica.Barbados won the toss and asked Leewards to bat where they scored 82-8 in their 20 overs[…]

  • Spain sacks football coach days before World Cup Less than 24 hours after the unexpected announcement that Spain manager Julen Lopetegui would take over at Real Madrid next season, the Spaniard has been sacked by the country's football federation.Lopetegui's dismissal comes just two days before Spain's opening World[…]

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[…]