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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Give rural folk a break, please

13 July 2016

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW, I have been observing the deteriorating state of roads in rural Barbados, particularly the Scotland District. I am now satisfied that if there is not a well thought out and funded rehabilitation programme implemented by Government very soon,... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: ‘Cutting loose’ name of the game

13 July 2016

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has apparently become a thing of the past in West Indies cricket. The game is nowfilled with more loose cannon than you will find in an army. This new order is reflected in comments made by both administrators and players. In a sense, I think... Read More

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TALKBACK: The AG should have known better

11 July 2016

IT IS NOT ONLY attorney-at-law Andrew Pilgrim who believes Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite spoke out of turn last week at a meeting of the Barbados Police Association. Online readers said Brathwaite should have been more circumspect in expressing his opinion on the... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: What if we had no current?

09 July 2016

SOMETIMES LITTLE THINGS can cause you to go into deep reflection. Such was the case following the diversion and disruption of vehicular traffic for a few hours on the Spring Garden Highway on Friday after the power lines came down, having been damaged by a falling... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: No plans to fall down again

08 July 2016

WUNNUH EVER EXPERIENCE life in slow motion, a moment that only you experience? A few years, back I was at UWI on the cricket field doing some plyometric drills; yuh know jumping over and onto boxes, hurdles, ladder drills, sprinting around cones and all. The exercises... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: UWI model a soaring success

06 July 2016

THE CAVE HILL Sports Academy is working. I am happy that it is, too; otherwise people would be saying that some of the money coming from the public purse to help enable the project is being wasted. Even so, I don’t think that particular perspective is driving... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Corruption abounds in Bim

06 July 2016

MANY YEARS AGO I attended the wedding of a friend. It was held at Sam Lord’s Castle, so you can understand how long ago that was. While eating dinner with some friends, one, a Bajan, who had just set up a branch of his pretty successful tourism-related company in... Read More

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THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Women can be just as guilty

05 July 2016

I’M NOT A FEMINIST. Not – in the immortal words of Seinfeld – there’s anything wrong with that. However, I find that if people perceive you as a particular thing, then it becomes harder for them to approach you on certain subjects. They imagine that is where... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: The art of songwriting

02 July 2016

CROP OVER SEASON is in full swing, given the varied activity taking place. There is something about the festival, whether the tents, the fetes; Pan Fusion, Pan Pun De Sand, Grand Kadooment or Foreday Morning jam that we all love. But, I must agree with the calypsonians... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Control your children

01 July 2016

THIS POST MAY RUFFLE a few feathers and for that I do not apologise simply because I wish to encourage discussion. On Monday I boarded a flight to make my way back to this beautiful place I proudly call home. Now I had a lil migraine because I was up for approximately... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Getting licks because you are small

29 June 2016

WHEN YOU LIVE in a small country like I do, very often you can’t help but get the impression that life can be most unfair to us vis-à-vis larger so-called developed countries. Such was the case with me on Monday morning as I listened to the news while driving to... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Game’s image takes a beating

29 June 2016

THE INK HAD BARELY DRIED on my article about Pinelands getting a 21-0 caning from UWI Blackbirds before Rendezvous were thumped 14-0 by the same opponents and surrendered at half-time. The scenarios were similar from the viewpoint that both teams were not at full... Read More

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TALKBACK: Readers weigh in on free meals at secondary schools

27 June 2016

DURING DEBATE LAST WEEK, Opposition Member of Parliament Gline Clarke called for the extension of the School Meals Service to secondary schools. Clarke said even if a small fee were charged, there were children who were going to school hungry and that should not... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Barbados for everyone

25 June 2016

LAST YEAR WAS a record year for tourist arrivals and every Barbadian will be hoping that we can surpass the new mark of 571 892 this year. Certainly, every proud Barbadian must hope that next year we will do even better, and the next. After all, growth in the... Read More

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YUG GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Can’t please dese Bajans

24 June 2016

BAJANS ARE SOME of the hardest people to please in the world, hear! I heard a saying that went like this “If you can make it here (New York) you can make it anywhere.” Obviously they have never been to Barbados. For entertainers and performers this is the hardest... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: It’s not about Mark Maloney

22 June 2016

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN in a discussion, conversation, argument – whatever – and someone screamed at you in annoyance: “Man, pick a side, nuh!” Over the years I have discovered that is seldom my problem. Instead, I appear to have this unique ability to be opposed and... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Hurdlers’ time to shine

22 June 2016

IT’S LOOKING LIKE the hurdles will take the spotlight at this weekend’s National Track & Field Championships at the National Stadium. That’s because none of the top hurdlers have reached the qualifying standards for the Rio Olympics and the trials provide them with... Read More

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THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Fathers, ‘fess up’ about all your children

21 June 2016

FOR ANYONE WITH SECRETS, hearing the sermon on Father’s Day should have made them wince a little or a lot. Reverend Vincent Wood was calling out fathers, some of them on well-preserved skeletons in their closets. He admonished them to take care of the children outside... Read More

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TALKBACK: Interest piqued in build-up of Careenage sand

20 June 2016

AN ARMED 21-YEAR-OLD attempted to make his way onto the compound of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Courts, a schoolgirl was the victim of a hit-and-run, and police did a walk-through of Brittons Hill. A fire affected three homes in Eagle Hall, vendors continued to battle... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Too much silence on garbage issue

18 June 2016

THE CLASSIC Beautiful Barbados by the Merrymen evokes a feeling of pride and joy and the enduring bond that most Barbadians have with their homeland. So whether you hear the song at a promotional tourism event in North America or while relaxing at home in Bim, it makes... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: People post bare crap

17 June 2016

MAN LOOK, I remember when the Internet became popular and there was MSN Instant messenger. It was the easiest and cheapest way to keep in touch with people that were far or close and it seemed like it would have nothing but positive effects. But one day I heard someone... Read More

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