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International media were recognized for their excellence in journalism at the recently concluded Barbados Tourism Media Awards.

The awards, which were themed “Recognizing Excellence in Global Coverage of Destination Barbados,” were conceptualized by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. in acknowledgement of the positive impact exceptional media coverage can have on would-be travelers.

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The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave about 537nautical  miles / 618 statute miles ( 995km) to the east of Barbados. The overall cloud pattern continues to improve over the past few hours as the system slowly becomes better organized. However at this time most of the associated deep convection remains north of the broad center.

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Mark Sookdeo, the husband of abducted mother of two Ria Sookdeo reacts on learning about crime near the Picton Presbyterian School on Thursday. Photo: INNIS FRANCIS

The government of Trinidad and Tobago is ultimately responsible for the kidnappings and homicides in Trinidad and Tobago, says Dr Roodal Moonilal.

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Minsters of Information and Communications Technologies have endorsed the Roadmap for the Region’s Single ICT Space. The endorsement was made at a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development held in Barbados this week.

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Barbados could experience an increase in the number of people suffering from Alzheimer, Social Care Minister Steven Blackett has said. Figures show that there are an estimated 4,000 persons suffering from Alzheimers and Blackett is predicting that the figure could rise as a result of an ageing society.

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