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RON IN COMMON: Don’t overindulge on those mangoes

20 May 2017

YOU CAN’T HELP BUT hear the talk, whether it is a warning or friendly nudge about watching what we eat and drink. Thankfully, it is all for our good; cutting back on the salt, exercising more, eating smaller portions and avoiding the saturated fats. The words... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Throw light on politics and the courts

13 May 2017

ACROSS THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING Caribbean we often scoff at what is done in United States of America. We hold dear to certain precepts we inherited from Britain, even if we do not follow them to the letter of the law. So the way appointments are made to the Supreme... Read More

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TALKBACK: Readers want backyard burning doused

08 May 2017

THE PRESIDENT of the Asthma Association of Barbados, Rosita Pollard, last week pleaded with Barbadians to stop the practice of backyard burning as it was a major trigger for the respiratory ailment. She said it should have been added to legislation to stop smoking... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Overcoming a fear of failure

07 May 2017

"WE THOUGHT WE would get a wicket with some pace and some bounce in it so we could utilise our fast bowlers, but the wicket wasn’t that great, so it was a bit disappointing. Hopefully, next time that could be corrected.” On the face of it, Shannon Gabriel sounds... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN': Body talk, yuh gotta listen

05 May 2017

THE OTHER DAY I WAS reverted back – note de redundancy – to being a child of about eight years old. I did was just leff de gym and as a result this meant that I had also just finish drinking a full litre of water. Anyway, I got into the car now and as I pull out I... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Told you so

03 May 2017

I KNOW IT’S really not nice to rub something in someone’s nose and say “I told you so”. But I won’t ever be confused for nice. So to all of Barbados’ best road tennis players, let me just say . . . I told you so. I mean it was less than two months ago I wrote (in... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Pinelands, Gall Hill can be great again

02 May 2017

NOTWITHSTANDING THAT Pro Shottas won three of the five titles, the results for the two other winning teams matched them for significance in the weekend’s Guardian Group youth football finals played at the Wildey AstroTurf. Pinelands won the Under-11s for the second... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Trapped in the spin cycle

30 April 2017

MAYBE IT’S TIME for another change to West Indies cricket’s badge of identity, at least in Tests. No point bringing back the old one, the original coconut palm motif worn from the pre-Test days and encompassing all the great names right up to the mid-1990s. Apparently... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Why the silence on Venezuala?

29 April 2017

SILENCE IS GOLDEN. This approach has come to be used by many people, including those in leadership positions, who believe that in some circumstances saying nothing is preferable to speaking. Of course, there are people who take this proverbial saying too seriously.... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: All kind ah species pon de road

27 April 2017

ON TODAY’S EPISODE of Bajan Geographic we’ve got the different types of driverzonians. Sometimes there are cross-breeds but today we will look at all of the original species. First up is the Turtlesaurous Rex. these particular types of drivers have often been BARP... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: 12 Carifta medals just not cutting it

26 April 2017

BARBADOS GOT ONLY 12 medals from the CARIFTA Games. That’s far below the threshold and the 20 projected before the squad left for Curacao. Those in charge will have to analyse the reasons for the low return but, at the same time, we must praise those who got silverware... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: A facelift for Bridgetown

23 April 2017

NEARLY EVERYONE seems to agree that Barbados is notoriously poor when it comes to the maintenance of state property. The evidence is there. It always is. Take the prevailing circumstances in and around Bridgetown. We have the former Louis Lynch Secondary School... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Substance behind Gayle’s swagger

23 April 2017

AS MUCH AS the big-hitting and the bling, the “Universe Boss” bravado and even the “Don’t Blush Baby” bacchanal give him celebrity and infamy beyond the boundaries of the game, it is easy to overlook the reality that there is considerable cricketing substance to all... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN': No way to treat your own

21 April 2017

I LOVE A BIRTHDAY do down here! Friends, music, beach, food and drinks all in one place. A friend uh mines – Suzie Lou – celebrated her birthday weekend gone, and the gift she received was a staycation at a lovely hotel. Anyways, she get to the hotel now, and excitement... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Building the junior ranks

19 April 2017

AHh, I understand now. Believe me when I said I didn’t get what the fuss was all about before when the Barbados Tennis Association (BTA) stressed this dire need to outsource its junior programme. Tennis couldn’t have a problem readily developing juniors now, could... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Why no interest in Pro League?

19 April 2017

THE QUESTION has to be asked. Why would Barbados be used as a hub for the new Caribbean Professional Football League and none of the exhibition games in the inaugural season be played here? I think that sounds rather unusual when you further consider that Barbados... Read More

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TALKBACK: Yearwood stirs debate on overseas tax plan

17 April 2017

BARBADIANS ARE SO AVERSE to new taxes, they were not entertaining the suggestion by attorney Dr Ronnie Yearwood, who suggested some form of levy be applied to Barbadians who live overseas as a mean of combating the brain drain identified in a recent Inter-American Development... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: UWI graduates need to give back

16 April 2017

THIS PAST WEEK a number of interconnected headlines in NATION publications caught the public’s interest based on reactions on nationnews.com and Facebook. One was about a report on the brain drain of the island’s brightest and best talent who pursue greener pastures... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Group I return a certainty

12 April 2017

In this edition of On The Ball, NATION sports writer Justin Marville does a brief review of Barbados’ 3-2 Davis Cup victory over Guatemala. WELL, here we are again. And in quick time, too. It really didn’t take long for Barbados to put themselves on the verge... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Schools’ quest for sporting glory

12 April 2017

LET’S CUT OUT all the long talk. The truth is that these days winning has become a premium in school sports in general and not just track and field. I understand people are on the lookout for the latest emerging talent in cricket, basketball, netball and volleyball... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Fashion trends ain’t fuh everybody

12 April 2017

YOU, FASHION IS A serious ting yuh, cause wuh look good to you ain’t gine look good to me and vice versa. Then dum got something that wouldn’t look good to nuhbody at all, further more even Stevie Wonder would look at it and don’t like it. I had was to traverse through... Read More

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