THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: It’s a cat eat dog world out there

14 February 2017

ABOUT THE MIDDLE of last year, a grey and black striped kitten wandered onto our doorstep. It had all the cuteness in the world with its eyes pleading to be cuddled, the inviting purr and the soft silky fur that would make you (not me) want to keep and shelter it.... Read More


TALKBACK: Welcome for new parties

13 February 2017

THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE of Barbados is changing, and the formation of a fifth party tosses up an intriguing future as the island looks towards the next general election. Last week, chairperson Lynette Eastmond announced the formation of the United Progressive Party... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: First impressions always matter

10 February 2017

THE SUN WAS DANCING UPto it’s throne with the heat of a thousand suns. Traffic moved slowly towards the stop light as though it was making its way up the church aisle and I sat patiently awaiting my turn at the altar. In the corner of my eye I saw a tall figure whose... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Sportsmen must avoid cloud of doubt

08 February 2017

BEN JOHNSON may never be athletics’ perfect role model, but he has been proven right on one score. He was not the only one who had been doped, he was made a scapegoat to cover up the doping sins of others. That was from as far back as 1988 when he was first caught... Read More


FAZEER MOHAMMED: Learning the hard way

05 February 2017

FOR ANDRE RUSSELL, the next 360 days will feel like forever. In the prime of his cricketing life at the age of 28, and with his value in the lucrative T20 format of the game increasing significantly following a phenomenally successful 2016, the Jamaican all-rounder... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Remembering van days

03 February 2017

WUNNUH REMEMBER CATCHING van to go to school? I don’t much catch vans these days, but there was a time when I spent a quarter of my day on dem, cause I did live in St Philip and had was to travel to St Peter to guh school. There was never a dull moment on de van.... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Jury out on possible Shiv return

01 February 2017

WAS COURTNEY BROWNE bluffing when he said recently he was open to selecting players for the West Indies team irrespective of age? Was he just flying a kite to get some general reaction on whether to recall the discarded stalwart Shivnarine Chanderpaul who has continued... Read More


TALKBACK: Woman needs an attorney, say readers

30 January 2017

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC are calling for the Labour Department to intervene in an issue where a woman was dismissed from a restaurant while on sick leave. According to a report carried in last Friday’s WEEKEND NATION, Christ Church resident Kathy Wiggins fell at the... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Best days spent outside

27 January 2017

YOU REALISE THAT dese days yuh does got to beg children to play outside? Children now does be busy on Snapchat, IG and Facebook but in my time it was marbles, sticky in de mud and tape ball cricket. Dem does be sharing memes and getting likes, whereas we were sharing... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: We need more like Clarke

25 January 2017

A SPORTS JOURNALIST from the NATION made much ado last week about Dale Clarke not being recognised by the National Sports Council (NSC) for his sterling contribution to the growth of road tennis in the past decade. I understand where he was coming from, but it can... Read More


THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: From the backyard to a $20 bowl

24 January 2017

KENMORE WAS FULLY into one of his food-bragging modes one day when Sherrylyn mounted an equally solid case for one of the island’s treasured food sources – the breadfruit. At first I found nothing troubling in food reviewer Kenmore singing the praises of the lowly... Read More


TALKBACK: Call to update certificate of character process

23 January 2017

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE of the police certificate of character department, Sergeant Carlos Lindo, is promising an ease by February. It has been a busy time for both officers and applicants, starting towards the end of 2016 and into 2017, as various sectors require the certificate... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: That bubbly sensation

20 January 2017

YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE wuh happen to me just de other day. Wunnuh was ever someplace just catching a vibes and then all of a sudden de mood just change and you had to leave? Well, this happen to me. Picture it, Sicily 1985. I did out wit my friends, everybody laughing... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: World Cup hopes still a dream

18 January 2017

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? Seems to be a pertinent question as football’s world governing body, FIFA, announced last week that the World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament. Unsurprisingly, there have been mixed reviews for the move, with some agreeing... Read More


TALKBACK: Parents’ job to ensure children get to school

16 January 2017

IT IS NOT THE JOB of teachers to patrol the bus terminals and ensure children make their way to school. Rather, parents have to impress upon children the need to get to school early or failing that, make them pay for travelling on the public buses. This was in... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: The school bell tolls

13 January 2017

SCHOOL IS IN SESSION and as usual there will be many mixed emotions. Firstly there will be some parents who will be sad to see their children go back to school because they will miss all of the cuteness around the house. However, the number of sad parents shine dimly... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Absolutely safe in St Lucy

11 January 2017

IF POTHOLES SAVE LIVES then St Lucy has to be one of the safest places in Barbados to drive, or walk. In fact, it would also mean that the stretch of road from the four-cross junction at Swampy Town, north of the Spring Hall Land Lease Project, east to St Swithin... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Need to improve football’s image

11 January 2017

FOOTBALL IS ARGUABLY the main sport the populace likes to bash. A molehill turns into a mountain once there is any incident related to the sport in these times. Honestly, this wasn’t always the case, because players from another era conducted themselves with a decorum... Read More


THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: No reason to pull out your hair

10 January 2017

I WAS IN SOME PART of The City one day when someone remarked about my hair. It was one of my better hair days and this stranger complimented me. She whispered after and asked me if it was my “real hair”. Initially I jokingly said ‘no’, just to see her reaction,... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Where are my presents?

06 January 2017

CHRISTMAS DONE and it is back to our daily rituals of work, sleep, eat, repeat. This past holiday I made sure to enjoy it as though it could be my last ’cause the older we become the only gifts that we really get are the moments spent with loved ones. ’Cause de tables... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Way out to sea with marina

04 January 2017

I ALWAYS KNOW at least a week in advance what I am going to write about in my column. I always have a variety of subjects to choose from and during the course of the week I keep referring to stickies on my computer screen to make my final decision. The Pierhead... Read More




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