TALKBACK: Parents’ dress code rapped; some teachers’ too

21 September 2015

SOME SCHOOLS are enforcing a dress code for parents, reportedly dissatisfied with the way they are attired when coming on the compounds. In some instances, the dress code has been printed in the handbook, while one principal has a sign prominently displayed for all... Read More


TONY COZIER: Contrasting results of CPL, PCL

20 September 2015

IT has become increasingly clear that the Caribbean’s two new, high-profile franchise tournaments, the West Indies Cricket Board’s first-class Professional Cricket League (PCL) and the privately financed and organised T20 Caribbean Premier League (CPL), cannot comfortably... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Live and laugh a little

18 September 2015

I BET YOU all didn’t know, but there is an organ in the human body called “the sense of humour”, it is connected to the laughing bone and receives nutrients from the common- sense gland. Some people are born with it, some are not. Therefore, I was not totally surprised... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Real kicks in out of season football

16 September 2015

Out-of-season football is a culture, but the perennial question is how best to manage it. This is a period when there will be a plethora of tournaments in various communities and you are likely to see several of the same faces in all or most of them. It is like... Read More


TALKBACK: Mixed views for jet bridges at Airport

14 September 2015

THE ANNOUNCEMENT of expansion at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) for the next winter season also brought the news that jet bridges would be installed. A jet bridge links passengers from the aircraft to the terminal without having to go outside ... Read More


TONY COZIER: TTCB on shaky ground

13 September 2015

THE late, renowned British sports columnist Ian Wooldridge once told me he was perplexed by how a group of separate, miniscule former British colonies scattered across hundreds of miles of water, from Guyana on the South American mainland to Jamaica in the north, could... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Bajans living in Hell

11 September 2015

OUTSIDE hot as hell! Yeah, I hear wunna complaining ’bout how hot it is outside, but if wunna feel that outside really hot, just wait till wunna get to hell, ’cause I know that is where nuff o’ wunna going, so this heat is good practise for when wunna get there. Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Looks like last lap for Ramdin

09 September 2015

THE PURGE IS almost complete. It was only a matter of time before Denesh Ramdin joined those who were seen as being militant on last year’s abandoned tour of India on the back-burner. We would be naïve if we saw no link between the exclusion of Dwayne Bravo and... Read More


TALKBACK: Congrats to new captain Holder

07 September 2015

MESSAGES OF SUPPORT poured in for newly appointed West Indies Test captain Jason Holder. The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that the 23-year-old Barbadian, who also captains the One-Day team, would be taking over from Trinidadian Denesh Ramdin. Read More


TONY COZIER: Windies house still divided

06 September 2015

IN last Wednesday’s Midweek Nation sports special, my fellow columnist, Andi Thornhill, abandoned the hackneyed cliché that “a house divided against itself cannot stand” in favour of a more appropriate sporting analogy. He likened the task ahead for Joel Garner after... Read More


LOOKA LEW: The ex-factor

04 September 2015

I ALWAYS HEARING ’bout trust, but if you in a relationship, and your partner’s ex is in hospital for let’s say three weeks or so, is it OK for them to go visit and if so, how many days is a reasonable amount of times for them to visit? Some people tell me, “no, ex... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: BCA must unite to achieve goals

02 September 2015

I LIKEN the running of an institution to that of a relay team. Teamwork has to be at the forefront to achieve the goals that have been set. You don’t necessarily need to have equal strength on each leg to succeed but you do need every runner to perform the role... Read More



02 September 2015

EARLY IN MY CAREER as a journalist I was warned to be very judicious with superlatives because quite often attributing such extremes to anyone or anything can’t be justified. By the same token, going in the opposite direction when dealing with negatives can be just... Read More


TALKBACK: Concern that crime could cripple tourism

31 August 2015

THERE HAS BEEN concern that Barbados’ reputation as a safe holiday destination will be marred by the crime wave which has gripped the island. That concern intensified last week after businessman Alfredo Giovine was assaulted when two masked men robbed his Tapas restaurant... Read More


TONY COZIER: Cricket no longer on top

30 August 2015

CRICKET was the sport that created and, for decades, maintained the West Indies’ reputation for athletic excellence. For so long the passion of its fanatical public, its strength has rapidly withered, for a variety of mostly self-inflicted reasons. It now ranks ninth... Read More


LOOKA LEW: Stealing a job now?

28 August 2015

ONCE UPON A TIME and you miss a fella for a lil while and you see him again, his skin used to be a lighter complexion; brown skin, he would be a lil fatter, and he used to got a Yankee accent. And you would say, “boy I aint see you for a couple o’ years.” And he... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Sergeants don’t die!

26 August 2015

TODAY I return to the issue of gun violence in our community and the role of the police in making citizens and visitors feel safe in their homes, at their chosen places of business and entertainment as well as on the streets. And my point this time around has more... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Bolt strikes

26 August 2015

BOLT NAILED IT. He locked it down, decisively, on two fronts in Beijing on Sunday. This was the second time in his career heading into a major championship that some pundits, experts and casual armchair adjudicators, had doubted his ability to win on the big stage.... Read More


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




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