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


A THORNY ISSUE: Day of reckoning for track, cycling

04 January 2017

TWO PENDING general meetings should provide intrigue in the early days of the local sporting calendar for 2017. All eyes and ears will be on the outcome of the elections of the Barbados Cycling Union (BCU) and the Athletics Association Of Barbados (AAB). Cycling... Read More


TALKBACK: Leave some room for us locals

02 January 2017

“Dah beach is mine, I can bade anytime; Despite what they say, I gine bade anyway.” – Jack, The Mighty Gabby, 1982 FEW THINGS RILE UP Barbadians like a threat of devaluation of the dollar or talk of privatisation of the beaches. Last week, managers at three... Read More


FAZEER MOHAMMED: For the good of the game

01 January 2017

AUSTRALIA’S CRICKETERS AND administrators are at war. You wouldn’t know it, though, based on what’s happening on the field down under where Steve Smith’s team enters the new year seeking to complete a clean sweep of the three-Test series against recently top-ranked... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Invite the Royal family

30 December 2016

I GOT IT! By jolly George I got it! Let us as a country, a people, invite the Royal family here once every month and each month the Royal family will visit different parts of the island. I know wunnuh probably asking yourselves what de hell I talking ’bout, right?... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Precious memories may help today

28 December 2016

AS THIS IS MY FINAL COLUMN for 2016, I could not help reflecting on the issues of the past year as I sat in front of the computer to write. By any system of measurement it has been a tough year for Barbadians and the issues I have tackled through the year reflected... Read More


TALKBACK: Some happy for pensioners, others blast Government

26 December 2016

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS, as the saying goes, so pensioners were quite relieved to see a few more dollars on their cheques this month. Director of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Ian Carrington, explained the rationale in an interview with the DAILY NATION. ... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Where is the association for Barbadian journalists?

24 December 2016

ALMOST EVERY DAY this year, some organisation has been celebrating some achievement or highlighting an event of significance, it seems. None of this has included journalism or journalists as a whole. In fact, a review of the past five years came up blank as well.... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Some things best fuh experts

23 December 2016

EVEN THOUGH THE economy bad and things tight in de pockets, I think that they are some things that we need to leave to the professionals. For instance, if yuh want a house build yuh gine go to de masons and carpenters and all of the other people that would be needed... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Israel and water - not volume, but efficiency

21 December 2016

AFTER A ONE-WEEK TRIP to Israel that ended last Friday, I have a new appreciation for the value of water. I am also even more convinced now that much of the suffering Barbadians have endured as a result of water outages of late was caused by our own inefficiencies... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Spotlight on Griffith

21 December 2016

KEITH GRIFFITH’S CIRCUMSTANCES are special and it is clear why the benefit evening was held at the National Stadium on Sunday. Following recent surgery, a group of friends nobly came together and decided to stage an event to raise funds to help with his aftercare... Read More


TALKBACK: Senator knocked by readers for sugar cane plan

19 December 2016

A CALL BY AN independent senator to import labourers to cut canes has led to claims of him being out of touch with the state of the industry. Online readers say Senator John Watson seems unaware of the fact that sugar is dead and many grounds lie fallow, are overrun... Read More


FAZEER MOHAMMED: Adams, Law on borrowed time?

18 December 2016

SO, WHO DO you think will be “separated” from the West Indies Cricket Board first, Jimmy Adams or Stuart Law? Assuming they are the personalities confirmed to fill the positions of director of cricket and head coach, as reported by Vinode Mamchan in the Trinidad Guardian... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Trade unions need full-time leaders

17 December 2016

THIS YEAR HAS been a turbulent one for labour relations in Barbados. Perhaps this has been the case for a number of years now, but it simply did not resonate as it has in 2016. Given the range of issues facing workers in all sectors in both the private and public... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Sad state of awards

16 December 2016

LAWSE, EVERY WEEK I can guarantee that something will happen that is Yuh Gawh Be Kiddin’ worthy. There was an awards ceremony for a very popular sport amongst women. First things first, fuh a sport that got a million and one teams, only a handful of players turned... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Boxing crying out for support

14 December 2016

I THINK OUR AMATEUR BOXERS made another glorious statement of intent at the just concluded Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament at the Sea Rocks Dome. Truthfully, you can argue that the overall report card of the boxers at this level was a rubber stamp of what... Read More


FAZEER MOHAMMED: We need to tell our own stories

11 December 2016

HOW OFTEN HAVE you read a cricket book written by a non-West Indian and come close to blowing a gasket, or at least got a little annoyed, at a clear misrepresentation of facts or issues relating to the Caribbean game? From my limited experience it happens regularly,... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Ham too expensive

09 December 2016

FRIENDS, BAJANS, FAMILIES, lend me your eyes. On this auspicious season I come to speak about a situation that has been plaguing us for centuries and will continue to do so until we decide to come together in united unison. It is but a great injustice done to us... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Strange things are happening

07 December 2016

THERE IS NO AREA of my life that has made me cry more, laugh more, get angry more. There are strange things I have witnessed that I probably would never have encountered, had it not been for a career in journalism. Two Sundays ago I happened upon a most interesting... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: WI cricket dogged by division

07 December 2016

IT CONTINUES to boggle the mind why winds of division are blowing through West Indies cricket at a time when we should still be savouring an unprecedented treble and consolidating those gains. Instead it appears to have gone horribly wrong since the capture of the... Read More


TALKBACK: Independence wishes flow for little rock

05 December 2016

ON NOVEMBER 30, Barbadians at home and abroad paused to reflect on 50 years of Independence. Many comments were left on the Nation Barbados’ Facebook page under the video Looking Back At 50 Years, which highlighted some of the top moments in the island’s history.... Read More




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