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WEDNESDAY WOMAN: It’s all about organics

10 February 2016

AS A young woman, Sheila Hope-Harewood learnt how to make preserves but didn’t do much with the knowledge until her retirement when she used it to make some money. Shemar’s Organic Products is her small outfit which makes preserves, condiments, hot sauces, pickles,... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Don’t paint all youth with the same brush

10 February 2016

Dear Christine, Sometimes we are extremely hard on our young people. We tend to bunch all of them together, and this is unfair. Many have positive goals and plans for the future, and live morally upright lives. I’ll like to take time to share the following experience... Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Lighter side of smelling hell

10 February 2016

WHEN YOU have been in the news business for as long as I have been you learn to laugh at yourself and things around you as a means of maintaining your sanity. Last week produced some very interesting moments to smile widely – even though the stories behind them was... Read More

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Rich Arab states best bet for refugees

10 February 2016

OVER THE LAST several months, both sections of the press have regularly reported on the ongoing plight of refugees from various countries of the Middle East, particularly Syrians, in seeking asylum in Europe or America. More often than not, we are told that European... Read More

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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: History or their story

10 February 2016

THEY SAY you must look backward before you go forward. True, especially if you’re driving a vehicle. But why do historians get stuck in the past and reduce every issue to history and race? Every ill we suffer from is apparently because of slavery and colonialism. Is... Read More

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Marshall and the Bishop’s ‘seriousness’

10 February 2016

MY OLD sparring partner on biblical literalism, Roger Marshall, sporting his new Donald Trump endorsed gloves, has once again entered the ring – this time with the “goodly” Anglican Bishop of Barbados, Dr John Holder (NATION, letters, February 4). Marshall’s best... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Lent serious season for redemption

10 February 2016

PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY seeking ways of achieving redemption. It is not always via a religious pathway and can include doing things in pursuit of personal development. Today, the start of the Lenten season is an opportunity for this mix of the spiritual and the individual... Read More

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ALL AH WE IS ONE: CARICOM’s DR challenge

09 February 2016

THE SEPTEMBER 2013 Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Tribunal ruling that persons born after 1929 of undocumented immigrants on Dominican Republic soil were not entitled to citizenship rights by birth, has presented CARICOM with a major regional crisis which demands... Read More

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Change youth’s attitude to habitat

09 February 2016

IN THE WEEKEND NATION of January 22, the mother of a secondary school student is reported to have objected to her daughter being asked to dispose of a piece of litter on the school compound, because “picking up any form of garbage was not part of the Ministry of Education’s... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Time to act on road problems

09 February 2016

IF WE JUDGE the quality of our road network – or perhaps, more appropriately, the defects in it – by the number of road fatalities recorded each year, we really do not have much to complain about. In fact, if we were to subtract the occasional “freak” tragedy that claims... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Humane fix needed to solve squatting

08 February 2016

DEVASTATION AND MISERY. Perhaps that is the easiest way to sum up the long-standing problem of squatters’ settlements and why they must be dealt with given the threat to the nation’s health and the hardships people living in these communities endure. Now that Chief... Read More

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WILD COOT: Wary Banks

08 February 2016

AN OLD LADY suitably chastened the Wild Coot in an email. She said, “Why don’t you stick to banking instead of venturing into esoteric subjects as in your last article namely ‘polyamory’? Oh and read St Mathews Gospel Ch 5 verse 28. Even so your knowledge of banking... Read More

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TALKBACK: Different views on issue of same-sex union

08 February 2016

THE ISSUE OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE is a very polarising one in Barbados. It returned to the national conversation last weekend following the publication of a SATURDAY SUN story involving Bajan-Yankee Cheryl McIntosh and her St Lucian partner Maurica Charles, who were... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Should I put father’s name on certificate?

08 February 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE: I’LL BE the first to admit that I made a really big mistake a few years ago, but thanks to God, for opening my eyes to the truth. It was two years ago, that I left the man with whom I had a four-year relationship (Boyfriend A), to move in with another... Read More

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HEALING HERBS: Home remedies for itchy skin

08 February 2016

EVERYWHERE I turn I’m hearing people talking about Zika. “Oh how we hate this Zika thing and the Zika mosquitoes.” However what they most despise about Zika is the itching. This itching seems to be out of this world so here I am today focusing on itching. The... Read More

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Lack of compromise hurting US democracy

08 February 2016

ONE CAN ONLY hope that Barbadians are viewing what has transpired in the US over the last 25 years or so as a cautionary tale, one never to be emulated in their local politics. A democracy cannot function without good losers. Human beings are not naturally inclined... Read More

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LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Living on spending

08 February 2016

WHETHER WE EARN or not, as long as we live, we spend money. It costs to live. It is therefore important that we spend wisely. Spending wisely describes using the funds held or earned in such a way as to sustain or to build wealth. Spending wisely does not mean pinching... Read More

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TONY COZIER: Neither saint nor sinner

07 February 2016

IAN BISHOP’S first reaction when Keemo Paul whipped off the bails with Zimbabwe’s No. 11 Richard Ngarva backing up in last Tuesday’s decisive Under-19 World Cup match in Bangladesh was, “Oh, no!” As TV umpire Tim Robinson checked the video replay on whether or not the... Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: No need for new anti-violence law

07 February 2016

OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, I was under almost constant attack from kidney stones. If you have ever suffered from that condition, you would know that those attacks are not a Sunday evening walk in the park. However, whenever there was a lull in hostilities, I would take... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Judges should be held accountable

07 February 2016

BARBADOS IS GAINING a reputation it would rather do without. It is one of dissatisfaction with the long delays in the court process, and it is no longer just a perception. So when the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) spoke last week, once again, at the tardiness of... Read More

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GET REAL: No credit for African society

07 February 2016

A FEW YEARS AGO, after returning from a trip to Africa, I found myself in conversation with a young man who was adamant he would never want to go there. I tried to change his mind. He was not budging. Finally, as if to deliver the ultimate blow to my argument, he said:... Read More

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