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The Fair Barbados Trading Commission issued its Decision on the Price Cap Plan 2016 (PCP 2016) on March 31. The PCP 2016, which came into effect on April 1, will govern the adjustment of rates of the regulated telecommunications services of Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited (C&W) over the next three years, and will apply to all customers of C&W, including those acquired as part of the acquisition of Columbus Telecommunications.

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Hundreds of protesters marched in Haiti's capital on Friday to demand justice following the brutal killings of three deaf women who were tortured, stoned and left in a gully by attackers.

Mickelson Jean, leader of a Haitian association for the deaf, was one of roughly 300 people who marched in Port-au-Prince to call attention to the recent slayings. The women lived in the coastal village of Leveque where scores of homes are reserved for deaf people and their families.

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The fact that a 17-year-old girl who pleaded guilty to drug charges in Barbados was identified in Canadian media has raised the ire of her peers. Four young women, including Emma Jacqueline Young, 17, a student at Toronto’s Malvern Collegiate, pleaded guilty to charges in Barbados after nearly 150 pounds of marijuana were discovered in their luggage, according to media reports.

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The West Indies Cricket Board has publically reprimanded captain Darren Sammy after his criticism in the wake of his side's victory over England in the ICC World T20 final. Sammy said in his post-match interview that his team felt 'disrespected by our board', referring to the lengthy pay dispute that had put their participation in the tournament in jeopardy.

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In the midst of celebration of the West Indies sensational 2016 T20 win, tragedy struck last night in the cricketing fraternity in Guyana, after the husband of a former national player stabbed her, before taking his own life.

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