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On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Barbados recorded over 6 inches of rainfall within a few hours. This was an unusual occurrence as the last rainfall of similar intensity occurred in 1995.

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A San Fernando pastor was arrested in Sangre Grande for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

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THE integrity of Angostura's rum is under audit.

The local rum company has been buying bulk rum from Cuba and South America and simply repackaging it, without substantial chan­ges, and selling it to export markets.

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in commemorating World AIDS Day 2016, which is being observed under the Theme ‘Hands up for #HIV Prevention’.

This Theme calls attention to the crucial need for us to refocus our efforts on combination prevention that includes treatment, behaviour change, communication, and provision of social protection to address individuals’ vulnerability.

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Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), Dereck Springer,   in a message to observe World AIDS Day 2016, called for ‘renewed emphasis to be placed on HIV prevention education among youth.

He made the call also for “evidence informed strategies to enable [youth] to protect themselves from HIV.

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