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January 14, 1996
Barbados has eliminated the routine spraying of insecticide on aircraft while passengers are on board, leaving only six countries still doing so, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Argentina, Grenada, India, Kiribati, Madagascar and Trinidad still require routine spraying. Australia, Barbados, Fiji, Jamaica, New Zealand and Panama allow airlines to spray when the plane is empty.
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July 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Rihanna's next fashion collection for British label River Island is due out this fall, and her co-designer Adam Selman told British Vogue it's been the most fun, but a challenge because they both grew up in warm climates -- she in Barbados, he in California. She seems more comfortable in summery attire, such as some of the costumes she's wearing on her current tour. [Vogue UK] Stephanie Gilmore, a five-time Assn. of World Surfing Professionals world champion at age 25, is joining the surf team sponsored by Roxy, the surf-influenced apparel company announced via news releaseĀ on Monday.
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TRAVEL
November 15, 2009
Regarding Barbados ["Jump In. And Savor." by Janis Cooke Newman, Nov. 1]. She should have tried the cuisine at Eve's Garden in Hastings . . . scrumptious. Loved the article. Vanita Maloney New York City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2010
Times staff and wire reports Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson, 48, died Saturday at his private residence of pancreatic cancer, the government announced. Thompson, who became prime minister in 2008, had been ill since March and traveled to New York several times for treatment. In an address to the nation last month, Thompson said he was reshuffling his Cabinet to pass many of his responsibilities to other ministers. He said he chose to speak by radio instead of going on camera so people would focus on his message, not his appearance.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1986 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, Times Staff Writer
Intel said Tuesday that it will lay off 1,320 workers at its Caribbean operations, the latest in a series of job cutbacks at the computer chip maker in the past 18 months. The layoffs will occur between now and the end of the year. Intel will shut down its Barbados plant, which employs 900 in the assembly of semiconductor components. The remaining 420 layoffs will be at its Puerto Rico manufacturing operations. However, Intel will retain 450 workers at its systems manufacturing division there.
WORLD
December 13, 2004 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
Some people in this self-proclaimed Land of the Flying Fish now concede that it might have been unwise to make a wandering species the nation's mascot. The Atlantic flying fish featured on Barbados' coins, stamps and five-star menus have flown their liquid coop to waters about 125 miles south, off the two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Their departure has idled thousands of fishermen here, imperiled the economy and bruised national pride.
TRAVEL
November 1, 2009 | Janis Cooke Newman
I came to Barbados for the flying fish sandwiches. Not that this small island at the easternmost edge of the Caribbean doesn't offer other attractions. Like perfect weather. And beaches that come in two flavors -- Caribbean, which has a sea that is turquoise and tranquil, and into which the sun sets spectacularly every evening, and Atlantic, where the coastline is rocky and the sand is the color and consistency of cake flour. Then there are the Barbadians themselves, people who are the very definition of friendly locals.
TRAVEL
November 8, 2009
Barbados: A box accompanying an article last week on the culinary attractions of Barbados incorrectly gave the island's official tourism website as www.barbados.org. That website is actually www.visitbarbados.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Mick Jagger is back at work on his second solo album after being interrupted by girlfriend Jerry Hall's drug trial in Barbados. Jagger is now busy in a New York studio and for his most recent session had two members of the Irish folk group the Chieftains playing two traditional Irish tunes while he picked along on acoustic guitar. Hall was acquitted of marijuana charges in Barbados recently after what she said was a frame-up.
WORLD
June 1, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Barbados has called in Interpol to help identify the mummified bodies of 11 West Africans found on a boat that may have been drifting for months. A fisherman reported the vessel adrift off the Caribbean island's Ragged Point about a month ago. A preliminary postmortem indicated that the young men died of starvation and dehydration. They are thought to have been immigrants who lost their way while heading for Spain's Canary Islands.
TRAVEL
June 6, 2010 | By Avital Binshtock
UTAH Camp out among furry friends Volunteer your time with orphaned animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, America's largest no-kill pet shelter, then enjoy hiking and camping in a national park, either Grand Canyon or Zion. Scientist Jonathan Balcombe, the author of "Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals," accompanies the Zion itinerary. The first segment of your vacation may include feeding, grooming, walking or training cats, dogs, birds, horses or pot-bellied pigs.
TRAVEL
November 15, 2009
Regarding Barbados ["Jump In. And Savor." by Janis Cooke Newman, Nov. 1]. She should have tried the cuisine at Eve's Garden in Hastings . . . scrumptious. Loved the article. Vanita Maloney New York City
TRAVEL
November 8, 2009
Barbados: A box accompanying an article last week on the culinary attractions of Barbados incorrectly gave the island's official tourism website as www.barbados.org. That website is actually www.visitbarbados.org.
TRAVEL
November 1, 2009 | Janis Cooke Newman
I came to Barbados for the flying fish sandwiches. Not that this small island at the easternmost edge of the Caribbean doesn't offer other attractions. Like perfect weather. And beaches that come in two flavors -- Caribbean, which has a sea that is turquoise and tranquil, and into which the sun sets spectacularly every evening, and Atlantic, where the coastline is rocky and the sand is the color and consistency of cake flour. Then there are the Barbadians themselves, people who are the very definition of friendly locals.
SPORTS
June 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The United States men's soccer team advanced to the regional semifinals of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Barbados on Sunday. Eddie Lewis scored in the 21st minute off a through ball from Freddy Adu, who started his first World Cup qualifier. Lewis took the pass and put the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Alvin Rouse for his 10th goal in 80 international appearances.
SPORTS
June 18, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
1 After having played three of the top-ranked teams in the world and given up a total of only three goals to England, Spain and Argentina, U.S. Coach Bob Bradley was able to enjoy Sunday's 8-0 rout of Barbados in Carson as the American team set out on the long road to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. "It was good to get the whole thing under way," Bradley said. But the coach dodged the question of whether it really is necessary for the U.S. to play 18 qualifying games over the next 16 months when the end result is a foregone conclusion that they will be in South Africa.
WORLD
August 28, 2005 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
In the sweaty abandon of a summer festival, did calypso singers libel chickens? That question, with all of its free speech ramifications, is the unlikely first issue taken up by the Caribbean Court of Justice, the new regional high court that is replacing the London Privy Council and completing a four-decade journey to independence for former British colonies in the Caribbean.
SPORTS
June 18, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
1 After having played three of the top-ranked teams in the world and given up a total of only three goals to England, Spain and Argentina, U.S. Coach Bob Bradley was able to enjoy Sunday's 8-0 rout of Barbados in Carson as the American team set out on the long road to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. "It was good to get the whole thing under way," Bradley said. But the coach dodged the question of whether it really is necessary for the U.S. to play 18 qualifying games over the next 16 months when the end result is a foregone conclusion that they will be in South Africa.
SPORTS
June 16, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Alvin Rouse will not be going to South Africa in 2010 to play in the World Cup. There was never really much possibility of that anyway, what with Rouse being the starting goalkeeper for one of international soccer's minnow nations: Barbados. But Rouse can at least say that he had his moment or two in the sun. They came at the Home Depot Center on Sunday, where the U.S. routed Barbados, 8-0, to start its own 18-game qualifying run to the next World Cup. The eight-goal victory set a record. No U.
WORLD
February 10, 2008 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
The dining room of the Sunbury Plantation great house, its varnished mahogany table glittering with china, crystal, candles and silver, looks to be awaiting a banquet to celebrate a man of letters who has sailed in from the English mainland. In the cellar of the stately 300-year-old home, hand-tooled leather saddles, wrought iron carriages, horseshoes and buggy whips speak to yesteryears of wealthy white planters being squired about the island.
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