IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Mobiles in school the right choice

03 February 2016

TODAY I RETURN to the issue of cellphones and children and the on-going discussion among adults on whether these pervasive devices should be allowed in schools. The more I think about the subject the more convinced I become that treating the cellphones as an unwanted... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Shiv deserves special honour

03 February 2016

IT IS NEVER too late for a shower of rain. I believe it is timely for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to have a proper send-off for the legendary Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who has now officially retired from international cricket. I think many would share the... Read More


THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: This bandit can’t change his spots

02 February 2016

MY BROTHER delivered the crushing news early one morning in the form of a question. He asked me if I had left the window of my vehicle down. “No,” I said. He responded by instructing me to go check because the window was down and some things were on the front... Read More


TONY COZIER: Bravo must step up to the plate

31 January 2016

A LOT has happened in Darren Bravo’s life in the four years since Steve Waugh proclaimed him as “world cricket’s next superstar, no doubt”. His entry into that elusive galaxy has been delayed through injuries and undisclosed personal problems, a combination that... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Lottery could give more

30 January 2016

ALL ACROSS BARBADOS ever single iota complaining. Things tight. People want money. And to prove the point, just look at those lines wherever a lottery machine located. This was especially evident the first two weeks of January. Big money was up for grabs so people... Read More


LOOKA LEW: To pick up or not to pick up

29 January 2016

LISTEN TO ME and listen to me carefully. Any teacher who teaching any of my children, please don’t ever, and I mean everrrrr get it in your mind to think bout punishing them by sending them around the school to pick up garbage. First thing is, I ain’t send to school... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Principal’s authority must be respected

27 January 2016

JUST SO no one comes to the conclusion I have been influenced by any of the comments that have been swirling around the airwaves since this story broke, let me point out that everything you read beyond this paragraph was written before 10 a.m. last Friday. I felt so... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE – Passport, please

27 January 2016

MARY FRASER got her rewards recently for outstanding performances in athletics and boxing for Barbados last year. One more accolade will be a crowning glory: a Barbados passport. I believe it is common knowledge among those in sporting circles that when she represents... Read More


THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Held ‘hostage’ by Customs

26 January 2016

JUST DAYS before Christmas, I made a mistake of epic proportion by venturing into a state-controlled agency to do business. I went at the eleventh hour to collect a barrel in the Bridgetown Port and as it turned out, what I calculated would be a few hours ended up... Read More


TALKBACK: Meth definitely not welcome in Barbados

25 January 2016

ONLINE READERS reacted with horror at the disclosure that methamphetamines have joined the cocktail of drugs now available in Barbados. Family therapist Dr Al Layne made the revelation during a recent workshop held by the Substance Abuse Foundation. He said some of... Read More


TONY COZIER: Etched in history

24 January 2016

JEFFREY STOLLMEYER, a former Test captain, who became board president, regarded it as “probably the most significant development in West Indies cricket”. Allan Rae, Stollmeyer’s one-time opening partner and his successor as president, termed it “the missing link in... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Preparing for water crisis

23 January 2016

IT IS ONE THING TO HEAR of the hardships caused by no running water to actually experiencing them. No water to wash your face, no water to flush the toilet, no water to wash up the dirty dishes and struggling to get water to wash some clothes. And on top of everything,... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Mosquitoes never satisfied

22 January 2016

IF A DOG BITES YOU, you does know exactly which dog it is that bite you. But if a mosquito bites you, unless you happen to see it committing the act, you does don’t have a clue which mosquito bite you, because all mosquitoes look alike. Now, mosquitoes don’t be satisfied... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Trevor’s ordeal no joke

20 January 2016

“TREVOR EASTMOND say so!” and “You have to clap for that!” are two lines with which any Barbadian or West Indian lover of comedy would be familiar. For you can’t be from this region, be a lover of comedy and not be familiar with Eastmond. And you could not have attended... Read More


THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: The Best of times as a cub reporter

20 January 2016

A FEW OF US from the old gang recently reunited for a visit that was long in coming. We went to look up our mentor Robert A.I. Best. That used to be Mr Best for those of us who first sauntered through the glass doors of the Old Lady on Fontabelle almost 30 years... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: NSC must give answers

20 January 2016

A PROACTIVE MEDIA can make a big difference after all. I believe it was the recent SunSports exposé about the many derelict pavilions under the watch of the National Sports Council (NSC) that forced the authorities to come out and make a statement on them and the... Read More


TALKBACK: Readers respond to issue of long wait at airport

18 January 2016

THE BARBADOS HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION has received “numerous complaints” about the length of time it is taking tourists to pass through Customs at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). Chief executive officer Sue Springer said there were reports of long... Read More


TONY COZIER: Stanford’s stand

17 January 2016

ALLEN STANFORD’s typically defiant interview with the BBC from his prison cell in Florida last week revived mixed memories of the disgraced Texan billionaire’s involvement in West Indies cricket. An imposing, self-centred individual, he maintained his innocence on... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Sandals good for Barbados

16 January 2016

JUST OVER A YEAR AGO, Sandals Barbados Resort & Spa started operations. A year earlier, we could not but hear the noise, all the hurrah about the presence here of the region’s most successful hotel chain operating here. The Freundel Stuart administration and more... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Not going for seconds

15 January 2016

NOT ME! I ain’t looking greedy and lickrish for nobody but myself. Imagine this: I at a buffet thing. I went and get fix up with some pork, chicken, souse, rice, more pork, and some kinda salt fish pie, and sat down at a table with a female friend to eat. When... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: A man who knows the real Sir Charles

13 January 2016

I DO NOT KNOW Wendell Butcher. Prior to last Wednesday I had never even heard of him. But it did not take me long to conclude that he is one persistent fellow. When I arrived at the office last Wednesday, after the publication of my column stating I could never label... Read More




Should the student be allowed to return to Springer Memorial or is there too much water under the bridge?

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