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TALKBACK: Mia’s motion ‘not only about winning’

16 May 2016

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY’s (BLP) third no-confidence motion against the current Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration was duly defeated in Parliament 16-12 on Friday. Even as she raised concerns about some of the decisions made by Government, former BLP member... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Banks need to raise bar on customer service

14 May 2016

EVEN IN A RECESSION financial institutions tend to do well. So at this time when many businesses are crying out about a dip in earnings the opposite is true for commercial banks, credit unions and other deposit-taking and money-lending businesses. They don’t appear... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Crime on the increase in Caribbean

07 May 2016

JAMAICA HAS FOR SOME TIME battled a murder rate that is both frightening and unbelievable. It has become the norm for the country to record more than 1 000 murders. Surely, many would have said that this could not happen in any other Caribbean nation. Not anymore.... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: St Lucy folk too long in misery

04 May 2016

IT IS WITH SOME RELUCTANCE that I return to the issue of the Arawak Cement Company in St Lucy, the concerns of people living around that facility and the role of the state in protecting the environment and the health of citizens. Before some apologist jumps on my... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Let NSC team do their jobs

04 May 2016

IF THERE WAS INSTRUCTION INVOLVED in solving a recent primary school netball issue, I’m against it fully. If it is so, this would be the second year running that there has been an intervention and it is giving the bad impression that those hired to work on behalf... Read More

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THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Ribbing could ease the tension

03 May 2016

WE’RE ON AN old topic here. How many of us would like to get a chance to verbally roast some of our fiercest opponents? I mean to actually get to tell them what we think of them, their suggestions and how they operate in all-out, no-holds-barred speech and then at... Read More

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TONY COZIER: Mitchell should let Legends take lead

01 May 2016

GRENADA Prime Minister Keith Mitchell’s passion for cricket long preceded his passion for politics. He was an off-spinner in the Grenada team between 1964 to 1966, appointed captain in 1973 following his completion of a Bachelor of Science degree at the Cave Hill campus... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Don’t make sport with your sexual health

30 April 2016

SOMETIMES IT IS best to let certain things remain out of sight and therefore out of mind because to do otherwise can draw unnecessary attention to yourself and or an issue which may offend many people. Such is the case of former Barbados and West Indies cricketer,... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: The war must stop

27 April 2016

WEST INDIES CRICKET is definitely enjoying a purple patch. Three World Cups for the year and now news that the Indians have decided to waive the $42 million they were claiming as damages for the abandoned tour of 2014. In the case of the latter, I always felt... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Educate, agitate but don’t violate

27 April 2016

LET’S PUT THINGS in perspective from the start. Minister of Education Ronald Jones doesn’t like the best bone in me. I have heard the stories often enough to be satisfied that every opportunity he gets he lets the world know his feeling. But quite frankly, I really... Read More

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TALKBACK: Many not impressed by Tino’s tally

25 April 2016

MUCH LIKE THE BOUNCERS he bowled during his international career, condemnation came fierce, fast and furious for former West Indies and Barbados fast bowler Tino Best. It was in response to the latest excerpt from his autobiography Mind The Windows: My Story in which... Read More

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TONY COZIER: Legends’ stance widens the fault line

24 April 2016

THE DIVISIONS WITHIN West Indies cricket that have transformed the once dominant force in the world game into one of the weakest are ever widening. The latest gaping fissure has pitted the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) against the Legends, an imposing group of... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Getting to the bottom of it

23 April 2016

HAVE YOU noticed the rising derrieres of so many of our women? Maybe, the plump butts are linked to too much drinking and eating, especially steroid-filled chicken and an array of processed foods. Or it may have something to do with the clothes they are wearing,... Read More

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TALKBACK: Readers weigh in on teacher violence

18 April 2016

AS REPORTS EMERGE of violence against teachers in the secondary schools, members of the public were especially incensed about the most recent incident where a teacher was spat on, kicked and punched by a student in third form. This comes in the wake of an incident... Read More

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TONY COZIER: Windies women make region proud

17 April 2016

HIS SIX-HITTING SPECTACLE that sealed the West Indies’ unforgettable last over conquest of England in the men’s final of the World Twenty20 in Kolkata transformed Carlos Brathwaite into an overnight superstar. His consecutive 6, 6, 6, 6 demolition of England’s trusted... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Unanswered phones a pain

13 April 2016

IS IT POSSIBLE for the telephone to drive you mad? I am satisfied the answer is yes. The telephone is an absolutely essential device. Very few of us could live without one. And since the invention of the smartphone variety, it has become almost like another limb... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: No end to strife and conflict

13 April 2016

JUST IMAGINE how much stronger West Indies cricket can be without the sustained civil war. We are tearing each other apart as if we have different causes as opposed to singing in the same choir and from the same hymn sheet. It is among the greatest Read More

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THE 'NETTE EFFECT: What about relatives?

12 April 2016

THERE’S BEEN some debate recently regarding the releasing of prisoners before their prescribed time expires. That occurs when the Mercy Committee exercises its discretion and as the name suggests, shows a great measure of leniency towards the imprisoned one. In many... Read More

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TALKBACK: Readers not for legalising prostitution

11 April 2016

A SUGGESTION BY a visiting academic to decriminalise prostitution has drawn the ire of online readers. Professor Kamala Kempadoo of York University, Canada, made the recommendation while delivering this year’s Sir Arthur Lewis Distinguished Lecture recently. She said... Read More

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TONY COZIER: Stubborn Cameron stands his ground

10 April 2016

THE euphoria that swept through the cricketing Caribbean following the men’s team’s victory snatched from the jaws of defeat in the World Twenty20 final last Sunday in Kolkata has been accompanied by the continuing heated debate over the future of the West Indies Cricket... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Cricket wins soothe the wounded region

09 April 2016

FEW THINGS BRING people together like sporting activity. When West Indies cricket is on top we rejoice across the Caribbean. When Usain Bolt flogs the field in both the 100 metres and 200 metres we are ecstatic. Lewis Hamilton has Caribbean roots so when he wins in... Read More

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