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ON THE BALL: Wrong target, Mr President!

25 October 2018

You really should be careful what you wish for. Teenagers pray to be adults then wind up with bills. A certain section of the United States wanted back their country and got Donald Trump. I wanted someone from St Lucy to speak out against the shootings and ended... Read More

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ON POINT: Apply bitter medicine with care

20 October 2018

I don’t care which side of the political fence you sit on, and I am even less interested in your politics. What cannot be disputed is the fact that Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley did what many would opt not to do, or certainly shy away from. Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Questions for Govt

19 October 2018

The focus all across Barbados is about the economy. This is true whether it be about BERT (Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the trade unions or the private sector. Read More

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ON THE BALL: Give elite athletes more

18 October 2018

Well, it’s almost a year into her term now. And we’re still waiting to see if Sandra Osborne truly plans to restructure the Barbados Olympic Association’s (BOA) athlete funding programme. Forgive me if I come over as a tad hasty here, but I publicly said in March... Read More

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ON POINT: We must have backs of elderly

13 October 2018

This past week, I pondered over what should be my next topic to tackle in this space. I thought about it long and hard since there seemed to be so much happening that must be of concern to the public. Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Let visitors know our history

12 October 2018

Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) is the gateway into and out of Barbados for most people. According to statistics for 2017, it welcomed 663 441 visitors, 31 308 more than in 2016. Read More

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ON POINT: It’s time to Level UP

06 October 2018

When will all this gun violence stop? People are living in fear, being forced from their homes with their little ones in tow, scared to be the next victim of a horrific gun crime. We have heard criminologist Kim Ramsay say that gun violence in this country has reached... Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: NIS board lacks meaningful change

05 October 2018

If there is one institution which is of significant importance to every Barbadian, it must be the country’s social security system – the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). It has been a huge success since its implementation 51 years ago, with thousands of senior Bajans,... Read More

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ON POINT: Let’s get best possible school menu

29 September 2018

It is indeed a sweet move, as the headline suggested in the last SUNDAY SUN. I welcome the plan to integrate more fruit, vegetables and water into the diet of our young people at school. There is no doubt that healthy diets contribute to healthy minds. Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Retooling may be a high price

14 September 2018

The Government is preparing for any fallout from its economic restructuring programme. The BERT (Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation) programme is going to leave a number of people dizzy, if not knocked out. Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Wanted – body to settle disputes

24 August 2018

Every so often there is a dispute in local sports, some controversy involving a club and its governing body. Then there is always the threat of resorting to the law courts for a resolution. In some instances, the matter has actually gone the distance. It is so... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Always bet on Lakers

23 August 2018

Sometimes the simplest answer is the right one. And the easy thing to do right now is to say the Lumber Company Lakers will win it all every year. Yeah, you can’t get me to bet against these Husbands men anytime soon. Not after the champs capped this ridiculous run... Read More

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ON POINT: Tourists can’t spend if shops closed

18 August 2018

When certain people speak to you, you have to listen. Their voice is never the loudest or the most heard in a room or discussion. So when my colleague Lana Yearwood, who works in the NATION’s Library, came into my office on Tuesday holding up the SUNDAY SUN with... Read More

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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Public must get involved in bill

17 August 2018

The one word on the lips of most Bajans today is corruption. Be it at the barber shop, on Saturday morning in the Cheapside Market, by the water cooler at workplaces and particularly in corporate suites, this is the word dominating discussion. Read More

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ON THE BALL: Saeed needs to say so long to Cavs

16 August 2018

I try my best not to use this space to point players in any direction. They pay to play after all, as opposed to being paid to play. But I think I’ve held my tongue on this matter long enough now. Saeed Norville needs to leave Station Hill. Like right now! Read More

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ON POINT: Fluidity of breaking news

11 August 2018

Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. That’s Murphy’s Law for you! Well, that was exactly the case for the last two consecutive Grand Kadooment days. On both days – last year and this year – our Editorial team came into the office with a plan focused on reporting... Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: BAMP, Bar should start foundations

10 August 2018

There are few associations in Barbados with the clout of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) or the Barbados Bar Association. These are as powerful as they come as advocacy and lobby groups. They are the organisations looking after the professional... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Life bans leave bodybuilding in a mess

09 August 2018

Boy is bodybuilding in a mess. We’re not just talking about all these anti-doping violations either. I mean it’s one thing to have your sport tarnished by a slew of positive drug tests but then it’s another thing altogether when it’s the governance that starts to... Read More

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ON POINT: Waiting for the ‘white smoke’

04 August 2018

Another stalemate! Unbelievable! I am not a member of the Anglican Church, but I must confess what has been happening in this denomination is both intriguing and mind-boggling. Even after a fourth meeting this week to choose a new Bishop of the Anglican Church, there... Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Jamaican disses Bajans

03 August 2018

Some things never cease to amaze. Take the case of fellow journalist Ishena Robinson of Jamaica, who wrote a piece in the July 25 edition of the Gleaner newspaper headlined Rihanna And Cultural Hypocrisy. Read More

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ON THE BALL: ‘Spanner’ the clear-cut MVP

02 August 2018

In this week’s edition of On The Ball, NATION sports writer Justin Marville gives his picks for the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League Awards. Read More

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