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TALKBACK: Readers call for stats on drunk driving

20 March 2017

LAST WEDNESDAY, members of the Barbados Road Safety Association staged a protest outside the Foursquare Rum Distillery in St Philip while a rum-tasting event was in progress. President Sharmane Roland-Bowen said they were protesting against the lack of breathalyser... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Three close encounters

17 March 2017

I HAD SO many Yuh Gawh Be Kiddin’ experiences this week that it was hard for me to choose just one, so I figure why not give y’all a one pot something. Lemme tell wunnuh how de week start first: It was a cool and still morning, the breeze danced through the air... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Enough said!

15 March 2017

I DON’T ARGUE sports with many people. After all, many people don’t know sports. It’s really the reason why I mostly keep to myself at events. I sit down away from the crowds when covering both basketball and tennis. Heck, I even try to stay out of the lunchroom... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Losing faith in Carlos

15 March 2017

THE BUCK FOR retaining out-of-form all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite in the one-day cricket team stops with the West Indies selectors. He’s not responsible for selecting himself. Let’s accept that and recognise that’s the heart of the matter. In this situation only... Read More

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TALKBACK: Call for longer sentences for sex offenders

13 March 2017

BARBADIANS on social media continue to question some of the goings-on in the legal system. Of particular concern recently are some sentences doled out to adult men who have had sexual relationships with minors. Recently, a 24-year-old man was jailed for five years... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Waking up to reality . . . again

12 March 2017

FACTOR IN ALL the “if onlys” and the three-match One-Day International series against England wasn’t a bad effort at all by West Indies. From dropping catches all over the place, to be being neck-and-neck with ten overs to go in the first match in Antigua, to having... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Out ah de mout ah babes

10 March 2017

CHILDREN SAY THE darndest things and if I didn’t believe it before, I surely do now. I would see tests on the internet where children give in some . . . questionable answers, but I always thought they were fake. Until now. Teacher: Today, class, we are learning... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Sonics shift needed

08 March 2017

WE’RE GOING to see this matchup again. And I don’t mean the Pinelands-Sonics second-round fixture. St John’s really aren’t as good as advertised right now, but that’s to be expected considering how few games they’ve played so far and the number of new parts they’re... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Samuel a rising force

08 March 2017

LAST YEAR’S Gold Cup Day, one of Jalon Samuel’s greatest fans caused a stir and hot debate when he said he believed the now three-time winner of the prestigious race was a better rider than icons like Chally Jones,Venice Richards and Patrick Husbands. This was after... Read More

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THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: When we are our brethren’s keeper

07 March 2017

MY FIRST REACTION was to say, get the children into a school. It was based on nothing more than my narrow outlook shaped by the traditions of society. But as time progressed, something greater than a family on the sidelines versus the establishment in the form of... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Friends fuh a good laff

03 March 2017

YUH SEE YUH FRIENDS? Dem is people who can make or break you in a good way. I have a few that love life and live it to the fullest. One in particular has the purest heart, but she is so easy to prank. Imagine NBA All-star weekend a group of us decide to go and watch... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Tell it like it is

01 March 2017

I’VE FOUND it’s best just to say exactly what you mean. That way you avoid having to explain something that you didn’t mean. Yet often we feel the need to protect people’s feelings by giving “politically correct” answers or issuing the Press release-type statements... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Wide open race for Cup

01 March 2017

CAN A locally owned horse win the Sandy Lane Gold Cup? It’s the $214 000 question as we speed to Saturday’s big show and dance at the Garrison Savannah. A year ago I was very emphatic in my proclamation that Just A Fashion was the best Bajan pick to win the gallop... Read More

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TALKBACK: Public needs to be better HIV-educated

27 February 2017

A REPORT CIRCULATED via WhatsApp that a ten-year-old Barbadian boy had contracted HIV after eating pineapple purchased from an infected vendor, was dismissed as untrue by the Ministry of Health last Friday. In a release, Senior Medical Officer Dr Anton Best stressed:... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Whither the Queen’s English

24 February 2017

DEAR QUEEN’S ENGLISH, I have watched for years as you forced them to learn your dos and don’ts, making them believe that was the only way to be “proper”. For the most part they have accepted your rules mixed in with a bit of mine. They bought begs for their children... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Let the drums roll

22 February 2017

MISTAKES are simply unavoidable. After all, to err is human. The trick is not to “double down” on the same blunder, because failing to acknowledge a mistake as such is just the same as making two mistakes. And that’s why I can’t understand this persistence... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Right move, Mr President

22 February 2017

KEITH YEARWOOD has lived for cycling for more than 25 years but now he has decided that it’s not worth dying for after a tumultuous period which saw him at odds with varying factions of those he wanted to govern. I think he has made the right decision not to stand... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: On the hunt for ODI points

19 February 2017

IN THE immediate aftermath of a lengthy WICB Regional Super50 tournament, attention shifts to the international scene and the West Indies’ quest to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup in England. Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: To beat or not to beat

17 February 2017

I CAN REMEMBER the first time that my dad ever made me cry. I was about 12 years old, I think. Mind you, he ain’t do nothing to me – it was all my brother. I have two brothers and for the sake of this story we will call them Jack and John. One night Jack get de go-ahead... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Athletes the losers

15 February 2017

I REALLY don’t like to go with the prevailing view of things. So naturally I didn’t fancy the main definition of exploitation, which is explained as the action of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. But the Stanford Encyclopaedia Of... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Let’s get cracking on sports policy

15 February 2017

SO WHAT’S UP with Ryan Brathwaite? His scathing rebuke of the sporting system in Barbados was the first of its kind uttered by him publicly, and it may have taken some by surprise. I hope that his pointed, forthright comments don’t cause him to be victimised as... Read More

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