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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: The Sargassum saga

02 September 2015

BARBADOS AND OTHER CARICOM countries have finally recognised the urgent need for a strategy to deal with Sargassum seaweed, described as “a potential economic disaster for those who earn their living from tourism and other coastal industries”. As far back as I can Read More

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EVERYDAY LAW: Clarifying dismissals

02 September 2015

I RECEIVED AN EMAIL from a student of labour law who indicated that he has read that employment tribunals can adjudicate matters of wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal and he has requested me to discuss this matter. I wish to begin by explaining Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: An ‘F’ for Jones

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

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FAMILY FUSION: Let your light shine (2)

02 September 2015

FIREFLIES, or lightning bugs as they are sometimes called, are unique creatures. They have an amazing way of getting your attention. As a child, I was tempted to take one of them apart to find out the source of power of these winged luminous bugs. The scientists... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Not always in mood for sex

02 September 2015

Dear Christine, MOST OF THE time my husband and I are quite happy in our sexual adjustment. That’s a funny term to use, but in a way, it is just how I feel. We do adjust to each other and it usually works out well. However, on occasions, I am just not interested... Read More

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DEAR CHRSTINE: I want out of this relationship

02 September 2015

Dear Christine AFTER LIVING with a man for almost two years, I have become increasingly aware that we are definitely not meant for each other. There are just too many areas of disagreement. I am not saying that this is his fault, but what makes the situation so... Read More

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Assault on women shameful

02 September 2015

BOXER FLOYD MAYWEATHER, already the highest paid athlete on the planet even before garnering about $180 million in his bout with Manny Pacquiao, now has plans for one more lucrative payday in his upcoming fight against Andre Berto before Read More

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Unemployed deserve better

02 September 2015

ADMITTEDLY THIS TOPIC is not what in the editorial world is considered a “sexy” issue. Nevertheless it is one which I believe needs to be highlighted as previous attempts by others proved futile. At some point in our life we or someone close to us may become unemployed.... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Create national, community disaster plans

02 September 2015

THIS MONTH 60 years ago Barbados was devastated by Hurricane Janet. Since then the island has been spared the full impact of the range of natural disasters which have created havoc in many other islands in the Caribbean. Luck has been on our side. This good fortune... Read More

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ALL AH WE IS ONE: Poor Customs

01 September 2015

THE ongoing vilification of the Barbados Customs Department over the increase in gun crimes, exposes vividly the modus operandi of operatives of the ruling Democratic Labour Party in response to groups and institutions appearing to obstruct Government policy. Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Feeling guilty for not helping brother

01 September 2015

Dear Christine, I FELT it necessary to write you because I need to hear your views and I always like the advice you give. Mine is not a relationship issue, but I know your advice will be sound. My brother and his wife are the proud parents of two beautiful children.... Read More

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Time to stop being soft on criminals

01 September 2015

THE PRESENT administration had promised to house every last person, and while I applaud this goal, it seems to me that it is an exercise in futility which is sure to end in failure. Not because I think that it is an unrealistic goal but because I wonder how long... Read More

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Gabby’s farewell to Husbands

01 September 2015

I HAVE lost my dear beloved brother Tyrone, who has been in my life since 1967. We worked for Captain Carlo Manduoy on the Eione and Buccaneer yachts, singing for hours without microphones or any other electrical equipment. We were the singers, the lifeguards as... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Time to stop abandoning responsibilities

01 September 2015

IT REALLY would not be difficult today to point fingers at the Democratic Labour Party Government and place squarely on its shoulders blame for the violence that is too quickly becoming the norm in our society. Yes, it would Read More

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Time to revisit UWI situation

01 September 2015

IT'S NOT that students are unable to afford tuition at Cave Hill. Rather, it is more likely that their families are not persuaded that their investing in a Cave Hill undergraduate degree will give their teenagers the prospect of finding and keeping a job in our Read More

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HEALING HERBS: Don’t let others define your path

31 August 2015

OUR PAST IS THE PAST. Yet many persons who are absolutely powerless always want to use the past to define others. Once I was a victim of this silly game; now no one who travels on this planet can use my past to define my future. In fact, there are some people whom I... Read More

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ALTAR CALL: A debt we all owe God

31 August 2015

THERE IS A DEBT that each of us owes to God. That debt, according to Dr Ricardo Strachan of Prophetic Worshippers International in Fort Lauderdale, United States, includes our lives, our praise, our worship and faithfulness, among other things. Strachan was one of two... Read More

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EDITORIAL: It’s no easy task for Garner

31 August 2015

CONGATULATIONS TO JOEL GARNER on his re-election as president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA). The plaudits are not because of his ability to fight off a feisty challenge, but his willingness to stay at the helm of an institution which must undergo major change... Read More

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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

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LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Money in the jar

31 August 2015

THERE ARE DIFFERENT STROKES for different folks and today’s article presents a system of personal money management that organises your spending and investing while providing an aspect of balance in your life. This system may suit you. For this approach, you need to... Read More

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Not true unions cause of violence

31 August 2015

ALMOST 50 YEARS AGO after meeting the Reverend Leslie Lett for the first time, I developed great love and respect, held him in high esteem and still do so today. However, allow me to ask on what basis and evidence has he concluded that unions are toothless and are one... Read More

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