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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Drought crisis plan needed

27 July 2018

At this time of the year all focus is on disaster preparedness, which for Barbadians means how best to deal with any Atlantic storm which may hit the island. But the script for disaster mitigation in Barbados needs to be expanded. Read More


ON POINT: Don’t let violence take over festival

21 July 2018

Like most Bajans I am concerned about the number of shootings in recent times. And why wouldn’t I be? Around this time of year there are major crowds gathering for a number of Crop Over events, limes and fetes. As a Crop Over person, I am likely to be in the thick... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Holders of bonds deserve clarity

20 July 2018

For much of 2015, throughout 2016 and even last year, Barbadians at home and those living abroad were encouraged by the state via the Central Bank to invest in Government Savings Bonds. Saving Bonds had been on offer for 35 years and there was never any negative... Read More


ON THE BALL: Lakers, Cavs renew rivalry

19 July 2018

Well if it isn’t another Lakers-Cavs matchup. As if five knockout title games and five previous playoff series weren’t enough. Apparently they aren’t, because we’re about to witness their sixth postseason showdown in the last 11 years in a continuation of the... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Different strokes for BCC?

13 July 2018

Minister Of Education Santia Bradshaw has to give a public explanation on an issue under her remit. It seems as if this new administration is favouring students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) over those at the Barbados Community College (BCC).... Read More


ON THE BALL: No equal pay

12 July 2018

It’s that time of year again. You know, the time where cricket people complain about the field at Kensington. Then we inevitably argue for equal pay in sports. As if on cue, No.1 draft pick A’ja Wilson just called out the big pay gap between the WNBA and the NBA... Read More


ON POINT: Take concerns on board, NCF

07 July 2018

I had no intention of returning to this topic this week, but I feel that I must. After sharing my strong views on some of the bands that ambush the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) Foreday Morning Jam which is part of the official Crop Over calendar, I received... Read More


EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Get idle lands on deck

06 July 2018

Next time you are driving on the ABC Highway coming from The Belle towards the Clyde Walcott Roundabout at Hothersal Turning, St Michael, take a look at the large section of “wild bush” on the left. If you drive a few metres past the roundabout, look in the area... Read More


EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Tap Bajan brain power

29 June 2018

During her mini-budget presentation on June 11, Prime Minister Mia Mottley urged Barbadians to participate in the rescue, recovery and rebuilding of their homeland. As a result, the Government is looking for ideas from the public. A good suggestion to get people... Read More


ON POINT: Stop the Foreday Morning ambush

28 June 2018

Ambushed! Yes, I said it. That’s exactly what I feel has been happening to our Foreday Morning in recent years. This is not a fringe activity which forms part of the Crop Over Festival. It is a national event, which from its inception has been listed in the season’s... Read More


KRYSTLE CLEAR: Options slim but hope should prevail

02 March 2018

The recent declarations by the Central Bank concerning the state of our economy have understandably created concern. According to the report, our reserves now stand at $410 M or 6.6 weeks of cover, which is the lowest within the last 22 years. Many questions have... Read More


THE LONG VIEW: NUPW demands too costly

24 January 2018

Last week the National Union of Public Workers, with it seems a little support from the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union, undertook a 48-hour industrial action against the Government. The crux of the grievance is justified in that public sector workers have not... Read More


Krystle Clear: Resolve to Keep Resolutions

12 January 2018

Every year, millions of people make resolutions. With well-meaning intentions, we make our lists and then they inevitably fall off our plate. We face great discouragement and shelve them for next year. But how can we ensure our goals do not fall by the way-side?... Read More


The Long View: Public officers must enforce rules

11 January 2018

Barbados has a serious problem. It has nothing to do with politicians, but rather our public officers. It is about their failure to implement the laws and regulations and to ensure the public does not breach the well laid out rules. Read More


A tale of pigs and razors

27 December 2017

Whatever happened to engaging the pig for Christmas? In the countryside of old-time Barbados, many families kept pigs which were slaughtered to feed the family. Some were also sold to friends, neighbours and co-workers. But before the pig was slaughtered it had to... Read More


Services, snoring and surprises

25 December 2017

I remember looking forward to Christmas morning at 5:00AM service. The house was always full of the smell of the ham and coconut bread baking, Mummy and Daddy rushing us off to bed by 10, and them staying up to finish all preparations. They would listen to midnight... Read More


Whatever happened to Christmas scrubbers?

24 December 2017

Celebrations started in earnest in the dark of Christmas Eve in times when country districts were yet without street lights. Scrubbers would commence their itinerary and could be heard singing somewhere in the deep. Children waited with just as much zeal and anxiety... Read More


Sand, scrubbing and sweeties

22 December 2017

I remember very well, the weeks leading up to, and just before Christmas. I can recall the preparations of going to the beach to get the sand for the yard, weeding around the house, washing down the house inside and outside, (I hated that part) scrubbing the floors... Read More


Bajan Christmas smells

20 December 2017

Those were the days. We always killed a pig and took orders where we sold almost the whole thing! Remember the wine and falernum that you took your gallon bottles to buy from a store in High Street? When I was in high school, in town, I was asked to pick it up after... Read More


French polish, hammering and kus-kus perfume

18 December 2017

I remember the banging of the hammer as curtains were being hung on Christmas eve night. There was the aroma of varnish or French Polish on the mahogany furniture, very often when you sat on the chairs on Christmas day you got stuck to them. There is practically... Read More


Krystle Clear: Celebrating Anti-Corruption Day . . . or are we?

08 December 2017

December 9th, 2017 will be celebrated globally as Anti-Corruption Day, which is an initiative spearheaded by the United Nations Convention. Corruption is defined as “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery”. With this in mind,... Read More


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