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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Whither the Queen’s English

24 February 2017

DEAR QUEEN’S ENGLISH, I have watched for years as you forced them to learn your dos and don’ts, making them believe that was the only way to be “proper”. For the most part they have accepted your rules mixed in with a bit of mine. They bought begs for their children... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: To beat or not to beat

17 February 2017

I CAN REMEMBER the first time that my dad ever made me cry. I was about 12 years old, I think. Mind you, he ain’t do nothing to me – it was all my brother. I have two brothers and for the sake of this story we will call them Jack and John. One night Jack get de go-ahead... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: First impressions always matter

10 February 2017

THE SUN WAS DANCING UPto it’s throne with the heat of a thousand suns. Traffic moved slowly towards the stop light as though it was making its way up the church aisle and I sat patiently awaiting my turn at the altar. In the corner of my eye I saw a tall figure whose... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Remembering van days

03 February 2017

WUNNUH REMEMBER CATCHING van to go to school? I don’t much catch vans these days, but there was a time when I spent a quarter of my day on dem, cause I did live in St Philip and had was to travel to St Peter to guh school. There was never a dull moment on de van.... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Best days spent outside

27 January 2017

YOU REALISE THAT dese days yuh does got to beg children to play outside? Children now does be busy on Snapchat, IG and Facebook but in my time it was marbles, sticky in de mud and tape ball cricket. Dem does be sharing memes and getting likes, whereas we were sharing... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: That bubbly sensation

20 January 2017

YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE wuh happen to me just de other day. Wunnuh was ever someplace just catching a vibes and then all of a sudden de mood just change and you had to leave? Well, this happen to me. Picture it, Sicily 1985. I did out wit my friends, everybody laughing... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: The school bell tolls

13 January 2017

SCHOOL IS IN SESSION and as usual there will be many mixed emotions. Firstly there will be some parents who will be sad to see their children go back to school because they will miss all of the cuteness around the house. However, the number of sad parents shine dimly... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Where are my presents?

06 January 2017

CHRISTMAS DONE and it is back to our daily rituals of work, sleep, eat, repeat. This past holiday I made sure to enjoy it as though it could be my last ’cause the older we become the only gifts that we really get are the moments spent with loved ones. ’Cause de tables... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Youth lacking manners

02 December 2016

NOW THIS MAY NOT BE FUNNY but it must be said. There are few things that manage to upset me deeply: pizza without pineapples, a lopsided painting and Trump as president. But the one thing that really erks me to my core is unmannerly children. A mannerly child is... 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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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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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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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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YUH GAW BE KIDDIN': Careful wuh yuh wish fuh

28 October 2016

WUNNUH EVER REALISE that as a child yuh does want a lot of things, and as soon as you become old enough to get them you no longer want them or no longer see the reason why you wanted them? I ain’t know bout wunnuh but I remember when I was young I wanted to drive so... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: De place hot, hot, hot

21 October 2016

I THINK THAT we, as a nation, need to humble ourselves and apologise. We need to make amends so that whoever ordered this terrorist attack of heat would call it off. Don’t laugh because the only thing that could justify this level of skin scorching, fry an egg on... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: The joy of parenting

14 October 2016

CHILDREN ARE TRULY a blessing and though I may not have been blessed to have my own flesh and blood, I have been more than blessed to have a lovely six year old going on 30. I now understand when people say raising a child is a full time and difficult job. There... Read More

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YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: All I could do is squint

07 October 2016

I WANNA talk to y’all on a level that yuh know, relatable cause sometimes life does lef me speechless. Wunnuh ever encounter a person or a situation that so stupid it mek yuh squint? I mean like it so nonsensical that you can’t believe another human being is who... Read More

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