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Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

Saint John's - Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and become a republic by November next year, as the Caribbean island nation seeks to move fully beyond its colonial past.

Irving Burgie, US composer who popularized calypso, dies

Washington - American singer and composer Irving Burgie, who co-wrote Harry Belafonte's song "Day-O" (the Banana Boat Song) and swung calypso into the mainstream, has died aged 95.

Dorian could become fourth storm of Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Dorian is churning westward toward the Lesser Antilles and is likely to bring rain and strong winds to parts of those islands in the first half of the week ahead.

Venezuela government, opposition reiterate desire to resolve crisis

Caracas - Representatives of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido "reiterated their willingness" to resolve the country's political crisis during talks in Barbados, mediator Norway said on Friday.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido reopened talks in Barbados on Wednesday to resolve the country's political crisis.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have arrived in Barbados to continue talks to resolve the country's political crisis.

Maduro 'optimistic' after opposition talks resume in Barbados

Caracas - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Monday he was "optimistic" after dialogue between his government and the opposition resumed in Barbados.

Guaido says talks with Venezuela govt to resume, move to Barbados

Caracas - Dialogue between Venezuela's opposition and President Nicolas Maduro's government will resume in Barbados, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido said on Sunday, after previous negotiations in Norway petered out.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

New York - Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

Interview with Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays Special

Famed for their hedonistic lifestyle and upbeat tunes, the Happy Mondays became a musical force to be reckoned with in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Now they're back with the original lineup.

Cricket: Caribbean Premier League 2013 live

The first edition of the Caribbean Premier League kick-started July 30 seeing six franchises start 21 matches leading to a knockout stage featuring two semi-finals and a final.

Barbados PM David Thompson dies at age 48

The Prime Minister of Barbados, David John Howard Thompson, died of cancer early in the morning of October 23, at the age of 48.

Nations Around the World Observe World Water Day

The United Nations observe World Water Day March 22 with many countries participating in its campaign to create awareness among the people on the importance of water conservation and its impact on our environment.

Coral Litters Barbados, High Waves Blamed

A strong Atlantic storm system has produced waves that are breaking up coral in Barbados. Beaches are being littered with coral that could be a sign of reef damage across the region.

Online slavery archive launched in UK

An online archive giving details of nearly 100,000 slaves owned by British colonists in Barbados in the early 19th century has been launched: Ancestry.co.uk.
 

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