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A THORNY ISSUE: Maintaining facilities a must

30 November 2016

THE ISSUE FACED by the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) in being forced to reschedule matches in other territories reinforces the point that we need more adequate facilities for hosting major events. Not unsurprisingly, Kensington Oval has become a hub more than... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Lost in Drax Hall Woods

30 November 2016

IN THE VILLAGE of Drax Hall Woods, St George there is no wooded area. It is woods only by name. But for many miles around people know Drax Hall Woods for something else – its horrible road. Last week I assigned all Nation photographers to look for and record some... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Windies failing stress test

27 November 2016

WEST INDIES’ FAILURE to reach today’s final of the Tri-Nation One-Day International series in Zimbabwe might appear a simple stroke of weather-related bad luck. However, the reality is a little more uncomfortable. Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Bajans frighten fuh rain

25 November 2016

WID ALL THIS RAIN it put me back into de mind of when I was gine school. Fuh those of y’all that don’t know, I went to the best school in the north, The Alexandra School (pre Broomes). Rainy days at school uses to be really interesting because no matter what you... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: We’ve got a job to do

23 November 2016

IF YOU HAVE NEVER experienced it as a journalist, either you have not been around long enough or you are practising your craft in an environment where you want to be everybody’s friend. If, however, you are truly representing the public as you are supposed to, you... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Promote sporting culture

23 November 2016

ESTABLISHING a true sports culture would go a long way in increasing our success at all levels. Just think how much more could have been achieved in the sporting arena over the past 50 years if we were more deliberate in our support for our sportsmen and women. ... Read More

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TALKBACK: PM’s silence, not golden, say readers

21 November 2016

PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has earned the reputation for keeping silent on issues. Last week, while visiting students at St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Christ Church, he said that as a leader, one had to determine what was worth responding to, otherwise one... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Caring for the foundation

20 November 2016

IN BETWEEN THE inevitable showers this weekend, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago are renewing an age-old cricketing rivalry at a Queen’s Park Oval venue that has all the atmosphere of a deserted place of worship. This is nothing new. Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Don’t forget Sir Frank’s contribution

19 November 2016

MOST BARBADIANS SHOULD be elated to hear that the Barbados Workers’ Union is at long last going to honour the memory and contribution of Frank Leslie Walcott, one of the truly outstanding figures of 20th century Barbados. He was a labour leader who would have rubbed... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Me, buy banana leaves?

18 November 2016

Somebody please explain to me how we get to the point as a people where we got to buy banana leaves from a supermarket fuh $12.02. I mean, banana leaves does walk bout hey. Yuh can’t go in de country and not see a banana tree. Now I ain’t telling you to go and pick... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Schooldays were happy days

16 November 2016

THANKS TO FORMER journalist and veteran public relations practitioner Marcelle Greenidge, over the last few weeks I have been reminiscing about my days at primary school. Every person who knows me knows that I am a proud old scholar of Coleridge Parry School, but... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Delightful Daniel shows world class

16 November 2016

ARGUABLY the best display ever in a set by a player justified claims that road tennis is a world-class sport. It unfolded dramatically on semi-final night at the World Road Tennis Championships when Antonio “Lil Man” Daniel produced a master class to take the venom... Read More

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TALK BACK: Not impressed by unions’ call for Customs go-slow

14 November 2016

AFTER A MEETING with the executive of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) last Friday, customs officers at the air and sea ports reportedly went on a go-slow. It was in support of president Akanni McDowall who was reverted to his substantive post in the Civil... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Stepping aside with dignity

13 November 2016

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION in the United States was extraordinary in many respects. People who do not normally show any open interest in partisan politics certainly did on this occasion. The election was nasty by any standard with both the Democrats and the Republicans... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Too cute for lashes

11 November 2016

I AIN’T KNOW if y’all know this, but children hard-ears and what is even more profound is that we as adults were once children. We have done some of the things that our toddlers and teens do. only thing is we did not have phones and were smart enough not to incriminate... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Let’s put our ideas on the table

09 November 2016

WHILE SITTING IN MY CAR last week, stuck in traffic on the Cummins section of the ABC Highway, I could not help but ponder on the reasons why every morning vehicles just crawl along in this area. The stretch between the junction at Hinds Hill and that by the lights... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Test win brings hope for the future

09 November 2016

THE WEST INDIES must be lauded for their most significant and positive result in Test cricket for almost 18 months. Not so long ago we were fearing the worst for West Indies cricket when there was talk about a two-tiered Test system which would have seen the West... Read More

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TALKBACK: Some call for coconut vendors to clean up

07 November 2016

RECENTLY, environmental health inspector David Nightengale issued a warning to consumers about purchasing coconut water from roadside vendors. Nightengale, who is attached to the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex in St John, said some vendors, especially... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Lessons for Barbados from US election

05 November 2016

THANKS TO THE Internet and the easy access to US television, Barbadians and most of the world are hooked on the presidential election to be held on Tuesday. Some of us will pretend that we couldn’t care less about the outcome and have no interest in the vote, but... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: A half-bottle ah water

04 November 2016

LET ME TELL wunnuh something, as true as John 3:16, I never experience wuh I experience this weekend. Now before I tell wunnuh what happen please understand that I am not trying to add to the already long list of complaints ’bout this particular service. Good. This... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Enough confusion, Dr Lowe

02 November 2016

EVERY SO OFTEN, politicians, who are supposedly intelligent people, do things that make you wonder about their thought process – then when you have to comment they want to label you as political. For a considerable period the country was ready to draw and quarter... Read More

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