THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Things getting really hot

25 August 2015

ARMS WERE FLAPPING back and forth as worshippers tried their best to remain cool and awake during Sunday’s unusually warm day. It was so sweltering that I almost broke my no-shopping rule just to experience the cooling sensation of the supermarket’s AC on Sunday.... Read More


TALKBACK: Not going with FLOW’s spin

24 August 2015

WE WANT ACTION, not talk. This was the response of many online readers after FLOW’s managing director Niall Sheehy assured customers last week that technical staff were working around the clock to resolve their problems. Hundreds of customers have been complaining... Read More


TONY COZIER: Sword of BCCI still hanging

23 August 2015

IT HAS BECOME the modern equivalent of a long-forgotten timeless Test. It is ten months since West Indies players, disgruntled over terms of their contracts, packed their kit bags and prematurely ended their scheduled tour of India. Stating that the West Indies Cricket... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Please share the joke

21 August 2015

“PLEASE SHARE the joke.” When I was at Cawmere School, that saying was a familiar instruction by teachers to students who were caught laughing and disrupting the class. Teachers would stop teaching, call the student by name, and, as was often the case, say, “Lewis,... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: ‘Mirror’ of local netball

19 August 2015

IT IS what it is. And I'm not too sure if the results would have been different from the netball World Cup if we had taken a different set of players or another set of coaches. From reading the various comments so far about Barbados' poor performance, I think... Read More


TALKBACK: Some for and against Caricom heads meeting

17 August 2015

BARBADIANS REACTED WITH ANGER at the $800 000 costs associated with the island’s hosting of the CARICOM Heads of Government conference last month. Last Tuesday in the House of Assembly, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart revealed the figure while seeking a supplementary... Read More


TONY COZIER: Champion of local cricket

16 August 2015

Born and raised in the cricketing hotbed of Holder’s Hill, St James Franklyn Stephenson’s intention has always been the preservation of Barbados’ legacy in the sport that made the island’s name for excellence. Read More


LOOKA LEW: Joy of rotary dialling

14 August 2015

MY PHONE RING, a male voice on the other line asked to speak to a female by name. I told him he had the wrong number. Seconds later the phone ring again, it was the same man wanting to speak to the same girl, again I told him he had the wrong number. He asked if... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: No solution with dismissive attitude

12 August 2015

Many, many years ago when I was a rookie manager, The Nation organised some training for its management team and the lead facilitator was respected Queen’s Counsel Leroy Inniss, now a retired judge with wide regional knowledge. I distinctly recall that he advised managers... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Different strokes . . .

12 August 2015

THE DEATH PENALTY is supposed to be a deterrent, but it doesn't prevent people from committing murder. Similarly, despite all the education and testing procedures put in place by various organisations, it doesn’t stop athletes from trying to beat the system Read More


TALK BACK: Sympathy for those in mourning

10 August 2015

MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY poured in from online readers for the family and friends of two Barbadians who died last week. On Thursday, well-known farmer and talk show contributor Vincent Layne was found dead in his car at Bushy Park, St Philip. He had been reported missing... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Talk, toils and crowns

07 August 2015

I DOES SEE and hear some foolishness sometimes, but I ain’t got nothing to say, so I gine leave you all to cogitate on some conversions I overheard over the past Crop Over weekend. Now Saturday gone was Emancipation Day; a bank holiday. So I happened to be Read More


TALK BACK: Breaking from tradition with bus shelters

03 August 2015

YOU BREK IT UP, WE TEK IT UP. Vandalism Costs Everyone! That was the clear message sent last week by Adopt-A-Stop, the company which builds bus shelters. Read More


LOOKA LEW: A valuable lesson

31 July 2015

NO MY WIFE did not beat me. No she ain’t cuff me in my mouth or hit me with the frying pan ’cross my head. There is a legitimate explanation for my burst mouth and broken tooth. Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: A Cahill waste of time, energy

29 July 2015

ALL APOLOGIES to my friend Cammie Holder and the many Barbadians who oppose the construction of the plasma gasification plant at Vaucluse, St Thomas by foreign firm Cahill Energy, but I could not sign your petitions last Wednesday night. Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Counting Pan Am blessings

29 July 2015

NO SURPRISE that track and field proved to be the jewel in the crown for Barbados at the Pan American Games in Canada. Read More


TALKBACK: Bajans for inter-island ferry travel

27 July 2015

THE HEARTS OF online readers returned to normal in the wake of last Thursdays Kick ’em Jenny volcano scare and they turned their attention to the idea of inter-island ferry travel. New York-based Barbadian businessman Randy Conner is on the island working out the logistics... Read More


TONY COZIER: U-19 stint crucial stepping stone

26 July 2015

SIR GARRY SOBERS was at Kensington Oval on Wednesday, presenting awards from the annual international schools competition that carries his name and personal stamp. Over its 29 years, it has attracted schools from neighbouring Caribbean islands, England, Canada, South... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Bad talk does really spread

24 July 2015

WAHAHAHAHAH, wuh lossssss, I ain’t laugh so sweet in a long time. Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Time for a fresh guard

22 July 2015

TODAY I SPEAK from the heart as I seek to reflect on the need for periodic introspection in the interest of the better discharge of our duties as a key component of the Fourth Estate in Barbados. Read More


TALKBACK: Laws are meant to be followed

20 July 2015

OBEY THE LAWS! That was the advice given to Mark Williams (not the radio personality and former Member of Parliament) after his illegally constructed bar at Taitt Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael was demolished by employees from the Ministry of Transport and Works last... Read More




With the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies having an almost 50 per cent drop in student enrolment in two years, should Government re-examine the structure of its tuition fee policy?

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