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Barbados: Canadian Tourist Shot in robbery, survives

globalnews.ca reported an Ontario family’s idyllic vacation in the tropics might have ended in tragedy were it not for a mix of luck and knowing how to keep calm in a crisis. Jonathan and Heather Hubble, along with their 11-month-old daughter, travelled to Barbados in early March. Jonathan, making his way downstairs from the other apartment and unaware of what was happening, said he was about 20 feet away from the door to his apartment when he saw one of the men exiting. He shouted at the man and ran towards him, pelting him with the eggs he had in his hands. As the two men struggled, another man armed with a gun came around the corner and shot Jonathan in the chest. All four intruders fled the scene as Jonathan shouted for help. Read Article

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Barbados, over 50,000 with hypertension

ACCORDING to the National Commission for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in their publication “Battling the Hidden Enemy”, it is estimated that 52 834 persons in Barbados have hypertension. Read Article

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WikiLeaks: Diplomats warned about Stanford

A newly revealed U.S. cable portrays American diplomats in the Caribbean as being so concerned about bribery and money-laundering rumors related to Texas financier R. Allen Stanford that they warned embassy officers to steer clear of him as early as 2006. Read Article

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