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A THORNY ISSUE: Schools’ quest for sporting glory

12 April 2017

LET’S CUT OUT all the long talk. The truth is that these days winning has become a premium in school sports in general and not just track and field. I understand people are on the lookout for the latest emerging talent in cricket, basketball, netball and volleyball... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Fashion trends ain’t fuh everybody

12 April 2017

YOU, FASHION IS A serious ting yuh, cause wuh look good to you ain’t gine look good to me and vice versa. Then dum got something that wouldn’t look good to nuhbody at all, further more even Stevie Wonder would look at it and don’t like it. I had was to traverse through... Read More

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TALKBACK: Diverse chorus on PSV music

10 April 2017

THE BANNING OF MUSIC on public service vehicles (PSVs) is again on the front burner after Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley announced last month it would be one of the amendments to the Road Traffic Act. He said a “subculture” was being fostered through... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Help the sex workers

09 April 2017

THE PRIESTS at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral have a legitimate concern. It has to do with the behaviour of the sex workers who frequent Bay Street and Jemmotts Lane, The City. These workers and their customers are using the church’s burial ground as a... Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Holder can learn from Border

09 April 2017

IF JASON HOLDER wants to be on cordial terms with almost everyone involved in West Indies cricket, he is well on the way to fulfilling that objective. Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN': Goopma concoction nah work

07 April 2017

FUH DE DE PAST two weeks I have been experiencing a severe case of viral goopma-gunah-pecky. But the thing with this goopma is that it does kick into with gear as soon as the sun kiss the sea. First de throat starts to hurt, coughing becomes as constant as breathing... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Time for action, not talk

05 April 2017

I LIVE in a results-oriented world. It’s a take on life that has stuck with me since Adrian Sealy explained to me the high value of production in basketball, and by extension, life in general. Essentially, you can look good trying to do something or sound even... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Hail the champs

05 April 2017

OOPS, I almost got both calls right! However, nobody should begrudge either repeat girls’ queens Christ Church Foundation nor new boys’ kings The St Michael School their respective accolades at the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC). Both... Read More

talkbacksherrylyncolor

TALKBACK: Preparation key in the event of an earthquake

03 April 2017

SEISMIC ACTIVITY in the Caribbean continues to rise, and head of the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Unit, Dr Joan Latchman, has again cautioned Barbadians to be prepared. There were two major quakes in 2015 – both of which were felt here – and Latchman... Read More

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RON IN COMMON: Silly season is upon us

01 April 2017

IT HAS BEEN a long break, and it wasn’t because of writer’s block, but I’m back. We are clearly into the silly season. The activity by the political parties that has been almost non-stop since the last election is certainly being stepped up. We all wait in eager... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN': Mortal kombat with centipede

31 March 2017

PICTURE IT, Sicily 1682, the night was quiet, warm air blew across the room coaxing eyes to close and jaws to drop open slightly as sleep took over. As I slept, I felt my body release into the mattress and fully give into the slumber that so openly called to me.... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Pros need sponsorship too

29 March 2017

WELL, it was good to hear that the Athletics Association of Barbados supports their professional athletes. Someone here must see the need to, after all. You can put this latest rant (and most of my other columns) under the file “Bajans don’t understand pro sports”... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Depth key to athletic glory

29 March 2017

ANY SCHOOL that wants to win the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) must have two hands and then some backup. None, male nor female, perfected this formula better than Springer Memorial, whose reign of 15 consecutive years came to an end last... Read More

talkbacksherrylyncolor

TALKBACK: Poor lighting major issue among readers

27 March 2017

LAST WEEK, the Ministry of Transport and Works issued a statement expressing concern about the 13 road fatalities which have been recorded in 2017. It also urged road users to show more care and attention as road accidents were preventable. Read More

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FAZEER MOHAMMED: Unnecessary sacrifice

26 March 2017

RUMOURS OF A senior men’s West Indies squad embarking on a tour somewhere apparently had media personnel preparing to scamper to Grantley Adams International Airport a couple days ago in pursuit of a potentially sensational story about the regional side surreptitiously... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN': Own-way yuh is feel

24 March 2017

I REMEMBER as a child my mother told me a story about her childhood. She, her brothers and a cousin uses to have to walk to school and back home every day, and everyone had to reach home together or it was blows. Anyway, yuh know as children yuh like to live on de edge,... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Time for players’ union

22 March 2017

A LOT of things didn’t make sense to me as a 16-year-old in 1997, like Biggie Small’s Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems. I mean, shouldn’t money solve problems and not create them? Well, road tennis has shown me otherwise. And clearly the biggest problem right now is... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Community teams failing

22 March 2017

MAINSTREAM FOOTBALL might be on the verge of losing another of the traditionally strong community-based teams. I may have to ask supreme community practitioner Hamilton “Hammie La” Lashley why this seems like a growing trend. He may have more insight than me about... Read More

talkbacksherrylyncolor

TALKBACK: Readers call for stats on drunk driving

20 March 2017

LAST WEDNESDAY, members of the Barbados Road Safety Association staged a protest outside the Foursquare Rum Distillery in St Philip while a rum-tasting event was in progress. President Sharmane Roland-Bowen said they were protesting against the lack of breathalyser... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Three close encounters

17 March 2017

I HAD SO many Yuh Gawh Be Kiddin’ experiences this week that it was hard for me to choose just one, so I figure why not give y’all a one pot something. Lemme tell wunnuh how de week start first: It was a cool and still morning, the breeze danced through the air... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Enough said!

15 March 2017

I DON’T ARGUE sports with many people. After all, many people don’t know sports. It’s really the reason why I mostly keep to myself at events. I sit down away from the crowds when covering both basketball and tennis. Heck, I even try to stay out of the lunchroom... Read More

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